Next Generation TV

TV the way you want it

Philo Edu

Next Generation TV

 

 

Access Philo

With Philo Edu, GW students living in on campus housing have access to: 

·       Live High-Definition TV 

·       DVR capabilities with 20+ hours of on-campus storage

·       Watch your favorite programming anywhere on campus

·       Access Philo Edu on your computer, tablet, smart phone or TV

·       Watch Philo Edu on your TV with a Roku Media Player (must have an Ethernet), Apple TV Airplay Mirroring or by connecting your laptop with an HDMI cable

·       The Philo Edu app is available from the App Store or Google Play

·       Full university channel listing, including HBO

 

Supported Devices

  • Mac OS
  • Windows
  • iOS:
    • Any iOS device running iOS7 or higher via Philo Edu app from the App Store
  • Android
    • Most Android devices running Android 4.4 or higher via Philo Edu app from Google Play
  • Roku Media Player
    • Roku running version 4.7 or higher with Ethernet capability [Must have wired internet capabilities]
  • Apple TV
    • Apple TV users must mirror their iOS device via AirPlay. For instructions on how to use AirPlay please click HERE
  • Chromecast, Amazon Fire and Roku Streaming Stick are currently unsupported devices
  • Click on "Help Center" at philo.com for up-to-date information using the search term supported 

 

Resources:

How to Watch Philo Instructions

 
 

HBO GO

  

Access HBO GO

GW students living in on campus housing have access to HBO GO:

·       Visit play.hbogo.com/login

·       Under the "All Providers" dropdown choose "George Washington Univ."

·       Sign in with your GW NetID and corresponding password

·       Create an HBO GO account

·       You now have access to HBO GO on all of your devices

HBO GO is available on your mobile device, tablet, laptop or desktop computer from anywhere.

 

 

 

Standard "Legacy" Cable

GW offers students living in on campus housing access to Philo, a next generation TV solution, as well as standard cable TV service.

Connect Your Devices

Smart TVs, Roku media player and gaming consoles can be connected to the network via Ethernet connection through our GWired network.

Click HERE for more information on how to connect your devices to GWired network

*Devices specified above a currently not supported on GWireless

Follow these instructions to learn how to connect your TV to the standard cable service. (Comptaible with QAM-tuner enabled televisions)

After you plug in your TV to the cable jack located in your room, you'll need to scan for channels. 

To scan for channels, follow the instructions below: 

  1. Press “Menu” on the TV screen. Multiple tabs should appear.
  2. Go to “Setup” or “Settings”.
  3. There should be an option called “Channels” (Other TV sets might say “System”)
  4. Go to “Scan Channels”. (Other TV sets might say “Program Channels”, “Autoscan”, “Autoprogram”, or “Autotuning”.)
  5. Press either “Select”, “Enter” or “OK” to start the scan.

Frequently Asked Questions

Connect Your Devices

Smart TVs, Roku media player and gaming consoles can be connected to the network via Ethernet connection through our GWired network.

Click HERE for more information on how to connect your devices to GWired network

*Devices specified above a currently not supported on GWireless

Follow these instructions to learn how to connect your TV to the standard cable service. (Comptaible with QAM-tuner enabled televisions)

Frequently Asked Questions