TV Streaming - Philo Edu on a RoKu device

As a student living in one of our residence halls, you can stream TV on your phone, tablet, computer, or TV by way of Roku. This gives you 79 channels and 20 hours of recording time. This guide demonstrates how to access Philo Edu on a RoKu device. For instructions on accessing Philo Edu on other devices, please see the article TV Streaming Services for Residence Hall Students.

Please Note: To utilize these services, you must have an active housing contract and be located physically on campus. ​​​​​​

Step-by-Step Guide

How to Download Philo Edu on a RoKu

  1. You can watch TV by way of RoKu device. We recommend RoKu Ultra, which is Ethernet capable. The wireless RoKu option will work, and you would connect it to the MSU HomeDevice network. Please see instructions on MSU Home Device Registration.
  2. On a computer or phone, go to and login to your RoKu account. If you do not have a RoKu account, please create one now.

    RoKu login page
  3. Click Add Channel
  4. Click OK to verify that Philo Edu is a non-verified channel
  5. Click the Yes, Add Channel button
  6. Type philoedu into the text area
  7. Click Add Channel
  8. On a RoKu, go to Settings > System > System Update > Check Now and allow the Roku to update all applications and channels.
  9. Philo Edu should now be installed

How to Login to Philo Edu on a RoKu

  1. Open Philo Edu on your Roku, a short code should be displayed
  2. Go to on a computer or mobile device
  3. Click Log in with BearPass ID found in the top right corner

    Philo Edu Homepage
  4. Click the Roku Registration link found at the very bottom of the page, shown in yellow below. This will redirect you to a page to enter to code presented on your Roku.

    Roku registration link
  5. Enter the code presented on your Roku device.

    Roku enter code
  6. Click Add
  7. Congratulations, your Roku device is now setup for Philo TV Streaming

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Article ID: 137397
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