Say Hello to Philo

At the start of the fall 2017 semester, Stetson University transitioned from traditional cable TV to Philo TV, a next-generation TV platform providing live TV and DVR service. The service is available to students living on campus in residential facilities and for a limited number of faculty and staff.

Students in residential housing are able to record their favorite programs to a DVR linked to their campus network login and can watch live TV and recorded programs on their favorite devices; laptop, tablet or smartphone.

For common areas, Philo will run on Roku sticks, and for students without smart TV's a limited number of Roku's are available for check-out through Residential Living and Learning's check-out form.

Please take some time to view the channel lineup.


How is Philo different from regular TV?

Philo lets you watch live TV on your TV, computer, phones, or tablet, anywhere on campus. Plus it lets you record shows for later with your personal Philo DVR. It's TV that's built to fit your life.

Where is Philo available?

You can watch Philo anywhere on campus as long as you’re connected to the University network. Philo is not available off campus.

Can everyone watch Philo?

If you live on campus at Stetson, you can use your MyStetson login to watch TV on any of your devices. Philo can only be viewed on one device at a time for any one user. A limited number of faculty and staff with cable TV installed will have access as well.

Do I have to pay for Philo?

Nope. Philo is included at no additional cost.

Is it complicated?

Nope. There are four easy steps:

  1. Connect to the university wired or Wi-Fi network.
  2. Visit and click "Log In."
  3. Enter your MyStetson ID.
  4. Start watching live TV or record some shows for later.

How do I connect Philo to my computer?

Simply go to to start watching Philo on your computer.

How do I connect Philo to my phone or tablet?

Text Philo to 62687 for IOS and Android download links or visit the AppStore or Google Play to download the app directly.

How do I connect Philo to my TV?

You can connect Philo to your TV via Roku or Apple TV with AirPlay. See the Roku Setup Instructions for more details on setting up your Roku. You may also watch television content through Philo on your smartphone, tablets, computer, or common area TV's.

Students living on campus who wish to use their TV and do not own an Apple TV or Roku, may purchase one from most major retailers (we recommend the Roku Streaming Stick or Premiere+). If you need to use your TV and are unable to supply your own Roku or Apple TV, students may check out a Roku from Stetson University for the 2017-18 academic year. Please note that the ability to check out Rokus will only be for this academic year and will not continue in the future. If you would like to check out a Roku, please complete the application that is live on your Housing Central page, which is accessible through your MyStetson page. Students requesting to check out a Roku should do so before August 11th in order for us to have them for you in time and supplies may be limited. Any student checking out a Roku will be responsible for turning it in upon moving out of their residential building or will be billed for the cost of the device.

Where can I learn more about Philo?

You can visit Philo's website for more information about Philo.