Philo TV, Streaming Crashes During ‘Yellowstone’ Season 5 Premiere

by Sean Griffin

Philo TV is an American internet television and streaming company that as of 2021 had over 800,000 subscribers. We’re sure that many of them used the service to tune into Sunday night’s premiere of Yellowstone‘s fifth season…or at least that’s what they tried to do.

Philo TV apparently crashed during the first few minutes of the season premiere of the show, and people online—specifically users of the service—were upset with the technical difficulties.

“I think Philo just crashed. Not our internet,” one user wrote online. “Just stopped in the middle of Yellowstone.”

Other fans started responding with similar tweets reporting the same problems. “Yeah, mine just buffers.” Another wrote: “Yup, same here.”

“Well @philoTV just crapped out during the premier of Yellowstone,” one subscriber wrote. They added that they were frustrated with the delay. “Not a good way to impress a new customer.”

However, while many fans and users of Philo TV were tweeting their frustrations with the service for interrupting Yellowstone, the company tried their best to do some damage control.

Philo TV issued a statement to clarify that they were experiencing a “service outage” and were working to resolve the issue.

“We are currently experiencing a service outage, and our engineering team is working on restoring things as quickly as possible,” the service updated users on their Twitter page. “We will post updates on as they become available. We’re very sorry for the disruption!”

Philo TV Users Voice Frustration Over the Service Crashing During ‘Yellowstone’ Season 5 Premiere

“Uggg right when Yellowstone started,” one person tweeted.

Another account responded to Philo TV’s tweet, wrtiting: “25.00 and I can’t watch the one show I got from Philo for. Unbelievable.”

“The entire platform is down,” another account wrote, adding laughing emojis.

Clearly, fans weren’t happy with the malfunctions of the service. Philo TV burst onto the scene in 2017 and has grown in popularity in recent years.

The service is available via TVs, digital media players, computers, tablets, and phones.

While the service contains wide offerings from WarnerMedia and Viacom, it doesn’t include local television stations or sports networks. However, it does offer news services through BBC World News (which is distributed by AMC). It also offers a financial news channel Cheddar, along with the national feed of the AccuWeather Network.

In February 2022, Philo reached an agreement with entertainment company, Kin, to bring over 65 hours of programming to its platforms. It also agreed to produce Philo’s first original series, Boss Moves with Rasheeda. Later in the year, Philo added around a half-dozen channels operated by Weigel Broadcasting. These included MeTV, Decades and Story Television.

Philo TV was first founded at Harvard University in 2010 by Tuan Ho and Nicholas Krasney. Investors in the company include HBO, Andrew McCollum, and Mark Cuban.