Campus units can purchase cable television connections at most campus buildings. Cable television is available for viewing at many campus locations including select residence hall lounges, recreation centers, and the Northwood community centers.
At locations where cable service is not provided, campus residents and others can use the wired and wireless data networks to connect to video services of their choice. This page describes some online alternatives for individual viewing.
Philo Internet Television (service ends July 31, 2021)
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
Xfinity on Campus is a streaming video service available only to residents of the Munger Graduate Residences and Northwood I, II, IV, and V. XFINITY On Campus includes access to stream live TV, movies and sports on the go and optional premium and international content. You will use your uniqname and university password at the U-M Weblogin page to access XFINITY On Campus. Read about getting started with Xfinity on Campus.
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.