Philo TV

SDSU has partnered with Philo to bring residents the most powerful way to watch and record TV on campus. From live sports to new and popular series, Philo puts residents in control of the TV that matters to them most. 

With Philo residents can:

  • Watch live TV on any device (laptop, smartphone, tablet, TV)
  • Pause and rewind live TV 
  • Record up to 20 hours of  programs with a personal Philo network DVR

Watch Philo

To watch Philo, residents must be on campus and connected to the Eduroam WiFi network.

On a Computer

  1. Go to and select "log in."
  2. Enter SDSUid and password.
  3. Start watching live TV or record some for later.

On a Mobile Device

  1. Download the Philo Edu app from the App Store or Google Play.
  2. Enter SDSUid and password.
  3. Start watching live TV or record some for later.


For the big screen experience, watch Philo on a TV set with Roku, Apple TV or a laptop connected by HDMI cable (see supported devices).

On a Roku

  1. Connect the Roku to the TV via an HDMI cable.
  2. Connect the Roku’s power cord to an outlet.
  3. Follow the Philo-on-Roku setup instructions.
  4. Select the Philo channel to watch TV on the Roku.

Watch HBO Max 

HBO Max is included in Philo TV, giving residents access to all HBO content. This includes a long list of on-demand movies, documentaries and every episode of HBO’s original programming and shows.

  1. Download the HBO Max app or watch on a computer at 
  2. On the sign-in screen, select "Sign In Through TV or Mobile Provider."
  3. On the "Choose Your Provider" page, select "View All Providers" at the bottom.
  4. Find SDSU and select it.
  5. Enter SDSUid and password.

While work is being done to make HBO Max available on as many devices as possible, students can stream on a supported device, use an HDMI cable to connect to their TV, or use a Chromecast to cast to their TV. 


If you are unable to connect to the Eduroam network or need help setting up your device, please submit a service request on the SDSU Housing app or the Housing Portal.

For issues with Philo streaming, please visit

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