The live TV streaming service Philo announced earlier today that it's now offering a free month of membership{.nofollow} to those who've been affected by the U.S. government shutdown. This offer is exclusively intended for U.S. Federal Government workers and will save you $20 off the monthly cost of the highest-tier package available at Philo. Normally, only a seven-day free trial is offered. To get started, you must attest to being a government worker and click the blue 'Sign up for a free month of Philo' button.

Those who are already Philo members can visit the offer page{.nofollow} and enter their account information at the bottom to receive an account credit for one month of service.

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With your Philo membership, you'll gain access to nearly 60 streaming live TV channels, from Comedy Central to Food Network to Discovery Channel and many more. Best of all, it's accessible on a wide variety of devices, including smart TVs, smartphones, and the Amazon Fire TV Stick.

Philo announced this offer with a statement from its CEO, Andrew McCollum: "My family and I visited Death Valley National Park this past weekend. Before we left we wracked our brains for ways to appropriately show our appreciation to the National Parks staff who were working through the government shutdown in order to keep the park open. We settled on making a donation to support keeping the park open, our kids created hand-made thank you notes, and they also threw in some cookies for good measure. After seeing how appreciative the rangers were, the thought of how we at Philo could do something more stuck with me.

We recognize that there are a lot of passionate, dedicated people that have been affected by the shutdown and we'd like to show our appreciation by offering a month of free access to Philo. It's a small measure, but we wanted to do something to brighten the days of government workers and their families. We think that's one of the things TV is best at.

New customers can follow the link below to sign up with a special coupon. Because we had to work quickly to set this up, you'll need to enter a payment card in order to complete the signup process, but you won't be charged and can easily cancel any time within the month, if you so choose. Existing Philo subscribers can simply submit the form below and our support team will work to add a credit to your account.

Thanks again for everything you do from everyone at Philo."

If you're interested in learning more about Philo's plans and included channels, we've put together an overview of the service that should be pretty helpful. Certain devices can't access every channel for instance, which the page helps to clarify.

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