Next Generation TV

TV the way you want it

 

Access Philo Access HBO GO

With Philo Edu, GW students living in on campus housing can watch and record live high-definition TV from your computer, tablet, smart phone or TV with a Roku (ethernet capable). 

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Philo Edu

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 camputer, tablet, smart phone or TV with a Roku (ethernet capable), Apple TV airplay mirroring, or connecting your laptop to your TV 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 (must have version iOS 7 or higher via the Philo Edu app from the App Store)
  • Android (must have Android 4.4 or higher via the Philo Edu app from Google Play)
  • Roku Media Player (must have version 4.7 or higher with ethernet (wired Internet) capability)
  • Apple TV (must mirror their iOS device via AirPlay)

Learn more about supported devices. At this time, Chromecast, Amazon Fire and Roku streaming stick are currently unsupported devices. 

Resources

How to watch Philo

Access Philo

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 from anywhere

Access HBO GO

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.

Channel Listing

Connect to Standard "Legacy" Cable

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

Connect Your Devices

Smart TVs, Roku media players and gaming consoles can be connected to the GW network via an ethernet connection through our GWired network. At this time, smart TVs, roku media players and gaming consoles cannot be connected to GWireless. You must use GWired for these devices.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions