Television Options for On-campus Residents

Campus residents can use the wired and wireless data networks to connect to video services of their choice.

Philo Internet Television

Members of the university community can log in at umich.philo.com to view 25 local broadcast channels including the major broadcast networks. Philo can be viewed on most computers, tablets and smart phones, or by using a Roku streaming device connected to a television set. Read more about supported devices and browsers. Philo is only available when connected to networks on the Ann Arbor campus. See our Philo website and channel lineup for more information.

Xfinity on Campus

Students living in residence halls and the Northwood Community Apartments can access Xfinity on Campus, a service offered by Comcast that includes a full set of cable channels and optional premium and international channels. Access to Xfinity on Campus is currently complementary: it will be offered on a for-fee basis at a later date. 

Live TV Streaming Services

Numerous services offer subscription-based access to live cable, premium, or international channels. This is not a comprehensive list, and these services are not endorsed or supported by the university. See each service's website for more information. For information on using common streaming devices on campus networks, see our Device Compatibility Guide.

On-Demand Streaming Services

Many free and for-fee services provide access to recorded television, movies, and other content. This is not a comprehensive list, and these services are not endorsed or supported by the university. See each service's website for more information. For information on using common streaming devices on campus networks, see our Device Compatibility Guide.

Cable or Satellite television are not an option: Because of facility limitations, residents are not able to order cable service to their apartment or room through cable providers. They are also not able to subscribe to satellite providers, as these require outdoor antennas which may not be installed on residence buildings.