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How To Watch Fox News Live Online Without Cable

It’s no secret that TV subscriptions with normal cable providers have gotten out of this world expensive. Not only is your monthly bill on the pricey side of things, but these cable companies make it near impossible to exit your contract without incurring outlandish fees. A few years back, I distinctly remember cancelling a contract because we could never get a decent enough signal to watch our favorite TV shows. Upon cancelling, this local company ended up charging me around $400 to end the contract. Situations like this are fairly common from cable and satellite TV providers, and it’s something you never want to run into.

That’s why “cord cutting” has become so popular. However, some people are nervous about it, not being able to watch their favorite channels. But, that’s nothing to worry about, as streaming providers are competing heavily against the big TV providers, offering much of the same of what they offer. Just one of those channels is Fox News.

Follow along below, and we’ll show you how you can watch Fox News live without any sort of cable or TV subscription.

Streaming Devices

Fire TV

Streaming devices are just one way to watch live channels like Fox News. In fact, there are tons out there that support the Fox News channel, including the Amazon Fire TV Stick (and most other Fire TV streaming devices), the Roku and even the Apple TV. They all support the Fox News channel, allowing you to watch live TV on them.

Of course, if you’d rather sign-up for a cord cutting service, many of these devices have apps that you can use to watch Fox News live. For example, if you’d rather watch Fox News live through the Hulu app, it’s as simple as downloading the app onto your Fire TV or Roku, logging in, and then finding the channel.

We’ll list all the streaming services that support Fox News below, but be rest assured, if you’re not using a phone or tablet to watch, the apps for these streaming services can all be downloaded on the devices we just mentioned.

Buy it now: Amazon (Fire TV)
Buy it now: Amazon (Roku)

Hulu

If you haven’t heard yet, Hulu now offers Hulu with Live TV. You can watch Live TV and stream on-demand with this additional service/expansion from Hulu. And, of course, one of the many channels it offers is Fox News.

Keep in mind that Hulu with Live TV is a little pricier than regular Hulu. You’re looking at spending around $40 a month on it, but this does come with regular Hulu streaming bundled in the package. If you’re not sure about Hulu with Live TV, there is a free trial you can check out before signing up to make sure you enjoy the interface and are able to watch all of your favorite channels.

And like we already said, you can download the Hulu app to watch live TV on the Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, and most other devices.

Buy it now: Hulu

DirecTV Now

DirecTV Now is another place you can watch live Fox News content. DirecTV Now is a streaming serviced that came about after AT&T bought the company, so there are chances that if you have an AT&T phone service, you’ll be able to get added discounts if you sign up for DirecTV Now. You’ll have to consult your own account to find out.

Watching Fox News on DirecTV Now is particular nice because Fox News is apart of the streaming service’s “Live a Little” package. This is their cheapest package, meaning you’re only going to be paying around $35 a month for a little over 60 channels, with Fox News being one of those.

Buy it now: DirecTV

YouTube TV

YouTube TV is another place you can watch Fox News’ live content. It’ll set you back $35 a month, but you’ll get Fox News as well as a bevy of other channels. The only downside is that YouTube TV is available on a limited amount of devices — you won’t be able to watch it on the Roku or Fire TV.

If you want YouTube TV, you’ll need the Google Chromecast, a supported Android TV, an Xbox One or a support Samsung or LG Smart TV to get the YouTube TV app. Check it out for yourself below.

Buy it now: YouTube

Fubo TV

Next, you can also use a Fubo TV subscription to watch Fox News live online without cable. FuboTV is primarily geared towards sports lovers, providing a bevy of sports content-related channels to that group of viewership. FuboTV, however, does allow you to watch Fox News. Plans start at $45 per month. First-time subscribers get $10 off of the their first month, and there’s a one-week trial available.

Buy it now: Fubo TV

PlayStation Vue

Last up on our list is the PlayStation Vue. You’ll be able to watch all your Fox News content here, but do keep in mind that it will require a subscription to PlayStation Vue. For that, you’ll need to sign-up for their Access package, which costs $40 per month. A 5-day free trial is available for those that aren’t sure about this one.

Keep in mind that a PlayStation Vue subscription doesn’t require owning a PlayStation 4 console — you’re able to watch on your phone, your Roku, the Amazon Fire TV, the Apple TV and plenty of other devices. Get started below.

Buy it now: PlayStation

Fox News App

You can also use the Fox News app to watch it live online without cable! Popular belief says that you need a cable subscription to sign-in, and while that is true, you can also use one of the above services to sign-in. It still requires a subscription to one of those above services so that you can log into the Fox News app; however, that’s far cheaper than a cable subscription. That also means that you can easily watch Fox News, live, on the go, without having to load up one of these streaming platforms.

Get your Fox News app for free below.

Download it now: Google Play

Use someone’s cable login

Let’s face it, cable subscriptions are expensive. It’s a hard bill to swallow on a monthly basis. Depending on your package and channels purchased, you could easily be looking at over $100 per month. That’s why many have left cable subscriptions are using many of the services above.

However, what if you know someone that has a cable subscription, and is willing to let you use their login? That’s a great way that you can watch Fox News Live Online. You don’t have to have cable yourself to watch it, because you can just use someone else’s account. If you can obtain their login information, you can watch Fox News online.

To get started, obviously get that login information on hand. Then, you can head over to www.foxnews.com/go on your desktop or laptop. Alternatively, you can download the Fox News Go app on your phone. Then, you’ll just need to make a Fox News account, and sign in with a supported cable subscription package (the credentials you obtained earlier).

Contact your provider

If you don’t have Fox News on your streaming service or provider of choice, the best you can do is call them up and ask for them to bring the Fox News Channel (FNC) to the service. Outside of that and the options we showed you above, you may have to revert back to a cable subscription if Fox News is a must have in your home.

Verdict

As you can see, you can easily watch Fox News without a cable subscription. Any one of the services above will work phenomenally for you, although we recommend shying away from YouTube TV due to the limited amount of devices it’s available on.

How To Watch CNN Live Online Without Cable

Cutting the cable subscription, but don’t want to lose your access to one of your favorite news sources — CNN? There’s no need to worry, as CNN has made itself available on almost every platform — Fire TV, Roku Ultra, as well as almost all of the major streaming services out there. So if you want to officially sever ties with your cable provider, you can seamlessly switch to one of the cheaper streaming services out there to get the latest happenings in the world.

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If you’re curious to find out how you can keep it after cancelling your cable TV, follow along below!

Streaming Devices

If you’re not looking to sign-up for a full-blown streaming service (i.e. the small subscription fee per month that gives you access to 60+ channels), but just want to keep up with CNN, we recommend going with a streaming device — specifically the Fire TV or Roku Ultra, as they’re well-supported and are consistently being updated.

And, of course, you can get the CNN app on both the Fire TV and Roku Ultra — it’s as simple as downloading it from their respective app stores. Once downloaded, you’ll probably have to sign-up for an individual subscription to CNN, which should only cost you a couple of bucks per month. Get started with one of the devices linked below.

Buy it now: Amazon (Fire TV)
Buy it now: Amazon (Roku)

Sling TV

The next best place to watch CNN is on Sling TV. This is easily the best place because it’ll set you back only $20 per month for the Orange subscription tier (you can find it in Sling TV’s Blue subscription package as well, which is a little more expensive, but comes with more channels). But, if you’re hesitant to sign-up for another subscription, Sling TV gives you a 7-day free trial to see what they’re all about.

Sling TV is available almost everywhere to stream as well — your Android phone, tablet, streaming device, Smart TV and so much more. This makes it the perfect package for those who travel a lot, as it’s as simple as logging into Sling TV and pulling up the CNN channel on your phone.

Sign-up for the free trial at the link below.

Buy it now: Sling TV

Hulu with Live TV

Another place you can watch CNN is on Hulu. They now offer a “With Live TV” package, which costs $39.99 per month. CNN is available on it, and similar to Sling, you’ll be able to watch live TV anywhere, it’s just a whole lot more expensive. As part of the package, you do get access to Hulu’s entire on-demand video library, too.

Buy it now: Hulu

DirecTV Now

The next place you can watch CNN live online without a cable subscription is AT&T’s DirecTV Now streaming service. CNN is available on DirecTV Now as part of their lowest tier subscription, “Live a Little,” for $35 per month. One cool benefit about DirecTV Now is that if you prepay for a certain amount of months at a time, you can get your hands on a free Apple TV or a free Fire TV. In addition, if the $35 per month seems like a steep price, you can try it out for free with their free trial.

Buy it now: DirecTV Now

PlayStation Vue

The final place you can watch CNN online without a subscription to a cable provider is the PlayStation Vue. CNN is available as part of their “Access” package, which starts out at $40 per month. It’s a bit pricey, and doesn’t have nearly as much value like, say, Hulu with Live TV because you don’t get access to a on-demand video library with thousands of titles. However, PlayStation Vue is still a solid service worth checking out.

You can get started with a 5-day free trial at the link below.

Buy it now: PlayStation Vue

Verdict

So, which one should you go with? If you’re just looking to watch CNN and that’s all, we recommend going with the Fire TV or Roku Ultra, and buying CNN as an individual subscription. But, if you want a few more channels to watch, the choice is obvious: Sling TV. You get immense value for just $20 a month, bringing you a ton of channels. And, just a few more dollars per month can add even more channels to your arsenal. There’s immense value here, and not only that, but Sling TV stands behind their product with one of the longest free trials out of all these streaming services — you can test it out for free for a whole 7 days, as opposed to the 5 or less that the competition offers. Sign up here.

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How To Watch The Bachelor Live Online Without Cable

Looking at nixing the cable subscription, but don’t want to lose your access to watching The Bachelor on live TV? We totally understand, but today, there are plenty of options for you to watch The Bachelor live online without a cable subscription. In fact, there are tons of options for streaming The Bachelor live, not requiring any sort of two-year commitment.

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AmazonFire TV with 4K Ultra HD and Alexa Voice RemoteBuy on Amazon|$38.62(Price as of 02/20/2019 06:31 ET)
RokuRoku Ultra | 4K/HDR/HD Streaming PlayerBuy on Amazon|$84.95(Price as of 02/20/2019 06:31 ET)

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Follow along below and we’ll show you the best options for catching The Bachelor live through a streaming service.

Hardware Options

There are a couple of streaming hardware options for those that want to catch The Bachelor online — both the Roku and Fire TV offer up the Watch ABC app, allowing you to watch live TV or even stream in-season episodes of whatever show, including The Bachelor. You’ll have to download the Watch ABC app onto the Fire TV and/or Roku, but you’ll certainly be able to watch The Bachelor live.

Buy it now: Amazon (Fire TV)
Buy it now: Amazon (Roku)

Sling TV

Sling TV is a great place to watch The Bachelor online. Sling TV is available as an app on a multitude of devices, including your Android smartphone and tablet, Smart TVs, streaming devices as we mentioned above and so much more. This means that you’ll be able to watch The Bachelor almost anywhere, even if you’re on the go and have a few minutes to sit down for an episode.

Since The Bachelor airs through ABC, and Sling doesn’t offer ABC as part of one of its normal packages, you’ll need to purchase an add-on package — the “Broadcast Extra” package. It’ll cost an extra $5 per month.

However, there’s no need to worry about signing up for a monthly subscription right away — one of the great things about Sling is that they offer a 7-day free trial, allowing you to check the service out for yourself before handing them cash. Check it out at the link below.

Buy it now: Sling

Hulu with Live TV

Hulu is now offering Live TV with a new package they’re aptly calling “Hulu with Live TV.” For $39.99 per month, you’ll be able to catch all of your favorite TV shows online through the streaming service. In addition, you get access to Hulu’s vast VOD library, too. With all of that said, you’ll be able to stream The Bachelor live almost anywhere when it’s on.

Buy it now: Hulu

YouTube TV

YouTube is also offering its own TV service, aptly calling it “YouTube TV.” It comes in a little cheaper than Hulu at $35 per month, and you’ll of course be able to stream The Bachelor live on YouTube TV (through a multitude of devices). However, tread carefully, as YouTube TV has been known for having lengthy TV outages.

Buy it now: YouTube

DirecTV Now

You can watch The Bachelor livestreamed through DirecTV Now, too. You’ll need to sign-up for the “Live a Little” package, and once you do, you’ll be to watch The Bachelor anywhere (when it’s on) — on your phone, Smart TV, computer, you name it. And, of course, there’s no contracts as well, so you’ll be able to unsubscribe at anytime. DirecTV Now will set you back about $35 per month, but Sling TV still comes out cheaper with the add-on package at $25 per month.

Another attractive thing that DirecTV Now offers is free streaming hardware if you sign-up and prepay for so many months in advance. For example, you can snag yourself a free Fire TV/stick if you prepay for a month. Or, if you’re feeling a little more committed, you can get yourself a free Apple TV if you can prepay for a handful of months in advance.

You can check those specific offers out for yourself below.

Buy it now: DirecTV Now

Verdict

Ultimately, we have to say Sling TV is the winner here. It’s a little more expensive than normal, as you have to sign-up for one of their main packages, such as “Orange.” But then, you have to purchase an add-on package to get ABC to watch The Bachelor. That’s an additional $5. But still, that brings out Sling TV to just under $25 per month, whereas the closest competitor offering similar prices is DirevTV Now, but that’s an additional $10 per month.

That said, we definitely recommend Sling TV for watching The Bachelor live online. If you don’t want to start up a new subscription yet, Sling TV, as we already mentioned, will let you watch free for 7-days as a trial. You can get started for free right here.

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AmazonFire TV with 4K Ultra HD and Alexa Voice RemoteBuy on Amazon|$38.62(Price as of 02/20/2019 06:31 ET)
RokuRoku Ultra | 4K/HDR/HD Streaming PlayerBuy on Amazon|$84.95(Price as of 02/20/2019 06:31 ET)

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How To Watch ESPN Live Online Without Cable

ESPN can be one of the most difficult channels to part with if you’re planning on ditching your cable subscription for something less pricey and without contracts. You might be able to live without shows like NCIS and 60 Minutes, but no one wants to miss Monday Night Football, Thursday Night Football and especially the in-season games on Sundays.

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AmazonFire TV with 4K Ultra HD and Alexa Voice RemoteBuy on Amazon|$38.62(Price as of 02/20/2019 06:31 ET)
RokuRoku Ultra | 4K/HDR/HD Streaming PlayerBuy on Amazon|$84.95(Price as of 02/20/2019 06:31 ET)

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If you were hoping that you would be able to find a way to keep ESPN in your arsenal in your search for no-contract streaming services, well, you’re in luck! You can still watch ESPN, even without a cable subscription — follow along below and we’ll show you how!

Streaming Devices

One of the best places to start watching ESPN online is through a streaming device. If you’re looking for something affordable, both the Amazon Fire TV and the Roku Ultra are fantastic options for you. And they’re not only affordable, but they’re high quality as well — you’ll get a real cinematic experience out of these devices.

And, of course, you’ll be able to catch your favorite ESPN programs on these devices, too. Both the Fire TV and Roku Ultra have the WatchESPN app available in their respective app stores. It’s as simple as downloading the app and logging in with your WatchESPN account. You’ll be able to catch all of your favorite sports games (and commentary) live without cable in a jiffy.

Get started at one of the links below.

Buy it now: Amazon (Fire TV)
Buy it now: Amazon (Roku)

SlingTV

If you’re not buying a streaming device, one of the best ways you can watch ESPN live online without a cable subscription is through SlingTV, an a la carte streaming service. If you want to catch ESPN (and loads of other channels) on the cheap, you can sign-up for the SlingTV Orange package for just $20 per month.

Of course, you may not want to shell out the $20 per month right away without checking it out. That’s why Sling offers a free trial to its service. Before forking out any cash, you can try out what they have to offer for 7-days for free. Get started at the link below.

Buy it now: SlingTV

Hulu with Live TV

If you’re familiar with Hulu at all, you might be surprised to see that the originally video on-demand only streamer is now offering Live TV. Well, they are, and for a screaming deal! For $39.99 per month, you get access to a whole host of live TV channels, including ESPN. Not only that, but including in that cost is access to Hulu’s entire video on-demand library.

Check it out at the link below.

Buy it now: Hulu

YouTube TV

Google is offering a live TV service through YouTube now, aptly calling it YouTube TV. Google offers a similar price here, and hardly beats Hulu in value. You can get access to loads of channels for $40 per month, including ESPN. It’s hard to justify this subscription simply because you don’t also get access to a massive video on-demand library like you do with Hulu, and not only that, but YouTube TV is known for frequent outages, so you may miss a show due to that.

Buy it now: YouTube

DirecTV Now

DirecTV Now is another excellent streaming provider, also offering live viewing of ESPN to all of its customers. And we do mean all of them, as you can start watching ESPN on DirecTV Now’s lowest streaming package “Live a Little.” You can stream ESPN and many more of your favorite channels for just $35 per month with this package. Check it out below.

Buy it now: DirecTV Now

PlayStation Vue

The last place you can watch ESPN is on PlayStation Vue. No, you don’t need a PlayStation to watch Vue (although you can still stream Vue on one) — you just need a device (smartphone, tablet, Smart TV) with an app store, and you’ll be able to watch all of your favorite channels, including ESPN. ESPN can be watched as part of Vue’s lowest tier package called “Access.” It can be had for $40 per month, but a free trial is available for those not sure about it. Check it out below.

Buy it now: PlayStation Vue

Verdict

So, with all of these options, what should you do? We recommend signing up for SlingTV. Out of all these options, it’s the cheapest and most valuable out there, beating all of its competitors by almost $20 per month. For $20 per month (that’s practically a Netflix subscription!), you get access to ESPN, and all of your favorite channels! And, for a few more bucks, you can start adding on dozens of other channels too, if you ever want. It’s hands down the best option here.

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AmazonFire TV with 4K Ultra HD and Alexa Voice RemoteBuy on Amazon|$38.62(Price as of 02/20/2019 06:31 ET)
RokuRoku Ultra | 4K/HDR/HD Streaming PlayerBuy on Amazon|$84.95(Price as of 02/20/2019 06:31 ET)

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Sling TV Vs. Hulu Live TV Best Video Streaming Comparison Review

Sling TV and Hulu are both great video streaming services, but they both offer different types of content due to licensing, interest conflicts, contract duration, etc. As an example, due to Netflix’s contract with Disney, you’ll find all of the latest Marvel titles on Netflix. However, you won’t find them on Hulu since Hulu doesn’t have that license. However, Hulu might have some shows that Netflix doesn’t have, such as Gordon Ramsay’s The F Word.

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With that, we can know that different streaming services are valuable, depending on the content you’re interest in. Follow along below, and we’ll show you the pros and cons to Hulu and Sling TV, as well as give you a bit of an overview as to what content they have available.

Hulu

Hulu has an array of content that subscribers will love. The service’s strength is primarily around TV shows. For example, Hulu has an arsenal of TV content that you wouldn’t be able to find anywhere else, such as The F WordThe Mindy ProjectThis Is Us, Rescue Me, and many more. You can find a ton of old TV shows available on Hulu as well, including cartoons — including She-RaSouth Park, How I Met Your Mother, Seinfield and Full House.

Hulu does have movies available on the service as well, but not too many that are notable when you compare it to what Netflix has. Hulu’s movies are also cheap to watch, since it’s included in your subscription cost (around $6 a month) — with Sling TV, the movies you watch depends on the package you sign up for.

Just recently, Hulu has started offering Live TV. They currently have around 50 channels available, including On Demand access to stations like ESPN to get your football fix. With this package, you’ll be able to stay current on your favorite TV seasons, as you’ll be able to watch, say, Game of Thrones, as episodes are being released. This package is considerably more expensive at $40 per month.

Buy it now: Hulu

Sling TV

Sling TV operates very differently from Hulu in that it tries to be more of a cord-cutting TV service than a on-demand video streaming service. Basically, Sling TV is all about allowing you to watch live TV without the cable subscription. There’s no long-term contracts, no hidden fees and no cancellation fees. You can start using Sling TV for $20 per month, and then depending on the type of content you like, you can add “extras” to your subscription package, whether that be the comedy channel or HBO, etc.

Sling TV has some other packages. One is called Sling Blue, which adds some additional channels you can watch if you aren’t up to picking and choosing your channel lineup. In addition, there’s a Sling Orange + Blue package that gives you all of the channels in the base package as well as in Sling Blue. This runs you $40 a month.

As far as movies go, Sling TV offers some free to its subscribers, but for the most part, you have to rent them at an additional cost. The price can differ from movie to movie, but the lowest rental fee is $0.99, but can go as high as $4.99 to rent a new release.

One of the neat things about Sling TV is that, depending on your subscription, you can get yourself a free Fire TV Stick, a free Roku Express or a Roku Ultra at a steeply discounted price.

Sling TV is available on Amazon Fire devices (including the Stick and Fire TV), Android devices (including Android TV), Chrome, iOS, Roku devices and on Windows 10. Get started with Sling TV below.

Buy it now: Sling

Verdict

So, which video streaming service should you go for? Really, it ultimately depends on the type of content that you’re seeking out. If you’re looking for something to mimic what a cable provider would offer you, Sling TV is probably the way to go for now, as you’ll have direct channels to popular options like HBO, HGTV, History and so much more. Hulu has recently started offering live TV, but doesn’t have nearly as much to offer as Sling TV does yet.

But, if you’re not really looking for a live TV experience and would rather catch up on on-demand TV shows (and some decent movies), Hulu is a great choice. Both services have their strengths and weaknesses — Sling TV is great at live TV, but not necessarily on demand content. On the other hand, Hulu is great at on-demand content, but not necessarily live TV.

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How To Watch HGTV Live Online Without Cable

Looking to get rid of your cable bill? They’re expensive, and more often than not, most will not even begin to scratch the surface on watching all of the channels given to you. In fact, most people only have a few favorite channels that they’ll switch between. So, you’re paying for hundreds of channels, but only watching a few — it’s like throwing money down the garbage disposal! Luckily, you can easily change that in today’s world with streaming services.

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Today, we’re going to show you how you can watch HGTV live online, without paying a cable subscription to one of the big companies out there. Follow along below!

Streaming Devices

Streaming devices can easily be your first go-to option for looking up a channel. Both the Fire TV and Roku usually offer great options, but unfortunately, you won’t be able to find HGTV streaming on either device. However, both devices have the Sling TV app, which you can then download, sign-up for and watch HGTV from.

If you really wanting to get a streaming device, downloading Sling TV onto it would be the only way you can watch HGTV through streaming hardware. However, there’s still plenty of streaming services that let you watch HGTV without a hitch. Check ’em out below.

Buy it now: Amazon (Fire TV)
Buy it now: Amazon (Roku)

Sling TV

As we already mentioned, you can watch HGTV using Sling TV. You can download the app onto a streaming device and watch it, just like we mentioned above. Or, you can go to their website and sign-up for a package — if you pay for a certain amount of months, you can get some free streaming hardware thrown in.

To watch HGTV on Sling TV, you’ll need to sign up for either Sling TV’s Orange or Blue package. HGTV comes in either one. Sling Orange starts at just $20 a month and Sling Blue $25 per month (but you get a whole lot more channels to view).

You can watch on your Android smartphone or tablet, too. And if you’re not sure about diving in, do remember that you can cancel anytime — there’s no contracts! On top of that, Sling let’s you watch for free for the first seven days as a trial. Check it out below.

Buy it now: Sling

Hulu

Another great place you can watch HGTV live online is Hulu’s new Hulu with Live TV service. This is Hulu’s upgraded service, costing $39.99. It gives you complete access to Hulu’s library, but in addition, offers you Live TV as well. One of the channels included in that package is HGTV, allowing you to watch it live anywhere you can stream Hulu — your TV, Android smartphone, tablet, etc.

It is a little pricey at $40 a month — not nearly as cheap as Sling TV; however, before you start handing them cash, Hulu offers a 7-day trial.

Buy it now: Hulu

DirecTV Now

AT&T’s DirecTV Now is another service that will allow subscribers to watch HGTV live online; however, you’ll need to be subscribed to the “Live a Little” package for DirecTV to offer that channel to you. This is DirecTV Now’s most basic subscription, so it’ll cost you a meager $35 a month – a little cheaper than Hulu with Live TV, but more expensive than Sling. But, much like the other services, you can watch DirecTV Now almost anywhere — on the TV, on your phone, tablet, etc! It’s a great choice for those on the go.

Check it out for yourself at the link below.

Buy it now: DirecTV

PlayStation Vue

Last up is PlayStation Vue. They offer HGTV Live, but you’ll need to sign-up for Vue’s most expensive package — Ultra. You get a ton of channels, but if you’re just after HGTV, it’s not necessarily worth the $75/month price, especially if you’re coming from a cable subscription that sat around that price. However, you can still cancel whenever.

We’d recommend shying away from Vue if you’re after *just* HGTV, as you can make your money go further by just signing up for Sling. Still, if you want to give Vue a look, click on the link below.

Buy it now: PlayStation

Verdict

So, which service should you pick out of all the options offered? We ultimately recommend Sling TV because of it’s a la carte style. It’s cheap to get into at just $25 a month, and you add and remove channels to pick and choose what you want, all without increasing the price too much. A good second option would be DirecTV Now, as it’s probably the closest service on this list that can compete with Sling’s pricing.

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How to Watch American Idol Live Online Without Cable

Are you looking to get rid of cable? A lot of people are doing it, for many reasons. One if those reasons is that financially, it’s highway robbery. Between a monthly payment and hidden fees, it’s just frustrating. Another reason is how cumbersome it is. It’s not just a matter of plugging something in, but you’ve got to call and have someone come out to walk on your roof every time the wind blows a certain way. And for some, it’s simple: they just don’t like cable. Thousands of shows, and nothing to watch. Or, when their favorite show is on, perhaps another one overlaps. That’s often the case for American Idol (on the same time as The Voice!), but what about people who want to watch both?

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RokuRoku Ultra | 4K/HDR/HD Streaming PlayerBuy on Amazon|$84.95(Price as of 02/20/2019 06:31 ET)

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Today, we’re going to show you how to get American Idol live online, without cable. 

Fire TV

FireTV is anything but all business. With this streaming device by Amazon, you can actually have a lot of fun. A lot of the popular app games you know and love can be played on here, as well as Pandora, Spotify, Netflix, and so on. But another added perk is that if you get the remote with Alexa-integration, you can order a pizza straight from said remote. As an added bonus, you can download the ABC app on the Fire TV to watch American Idol.

Buy it now: Amazon (Fire TV)

Roku

The Roku more closely resembles cable, but you’ll also be able to watch your subscriptions from here, such as Netflix or Pandora. There’s three different packages to check out (Roku, Ultra, and TV). It’s simple, it’s sleek, and really no fuss, which is awesome for a device like this. Similar to the Fire TV, you can download the ABC app to watch American Idol live online.

Buy it now: Amazon (Roku)

Sling TV

SlingTV really is a great choice for a streaming service, because they have so many mini-packages for you to pick and choose from. They boast of being TV, a la carte, and they really are. With SlingTV, you can say goodbye to useless channels, and only have exactly what you want. The best part? There’s no obligation to keep them. If you want to change it up from one month to the next, go ahead. For American Idol specifically, SlingTV offers both Fox and ABC.

As we always say, Sling TV really is a great option simply because of the value they offer — super low prices for actually quite a few channels. And you don’t have to worry about paying for a subscription right away, as Sling TV offers a free 7-day trial to take the service for a spin before shelling out any cash. Sign-up for a free trial at the link below.

Buy it now: Sling

Hulu with Live TV

Hulu with Live TV may be a little pricier, but perhaps that’s not an issue for you, and we see it kind if evens itself out. Hulu with Live TV offers DVR, access from any screen in the house, and you’ll get access to everything available on Hulu itself. Those are fantastic features for the cost, at least we think so. And, ABC and Fox are both included in Hulu with Live TV.

Buy it now: Hulu

YouTube TV

YouTube TV is a fairly recent player in field, but their technique is interesting. Perhaps you haven’t had cable at all, and you’re just looking to go beyond watching mere clips of American Idol online. If your family watches a lot of YouTube, casted onto your TV, you’ll find YouTube TV very familiar. Both ABC and Fox are available on YouTube TV.

Buy it now: YouTube

DirecTV Now

If you’re anything like me, you shy away from anything that sounds remotely cable. But in this case, I assure you that Direct TV Now is different! It really is a streaming service that Direct TV created, and not a bad one at that. You can get American Idol on Direct TV Now, through both Fox and ABC.

Buy it now: DirecTV Now

PlayStation Vue

Fox and ABC are available through PlayStation Vue as well. What’s really neat about this is that if you have a PS4 or similar versions, you can skip the streaming device altogether and just stream right through your console. If you have a PlayStation, we highly recommend getting PlayStation Vue for all the benefits it has to offer.

Buy it now: PlayStation

Verdict

However you decide to watch American Idol, we think many of these are great options. So do some shopping around, and see what may fit best for what you’re looking for. Eventually, you’ll find the perfect pair for getting access to American Idol whenever you want to watch it.

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How To Watch USA Network Live Online Without Cable

Ditching the cable companies that have been around for ages is becoming more and more popular, and with good reason. While they may offer 1500 channels, I’m sure you’re familiar with there being nothing on that you actually want to watch, or you stick to maybe 3 of those channels. With nothing good on and ridiculously high prices, it’s no wonder people are saying goodbye to cable and in turn are subscribing to services like Netflix or Hulu.

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But even with services like Netflix and Hulu, there may still be some channels you miss or wish you could get. For us, one of those networks is USA, where you can watch the current winter Olympics or keep up with the classics such as Psych, NCIS, Chicago P.D., and a whole host of other great programs.

Follow along below, and we’ll show you where you can get the USA Network without the cable subscription.

Hardware

The Roku is one of the original streaming devices, and that’s really why we love it so much. Not only are they one of the first, but they do also do it right. They keep the pricing low (starting at $29.99, with no monthly fees), and the set up is a breeze. The USA Network recently came to the Roku as well, so you’ll be able to watch all of your favorite USA content here.

In addition, Fire TV has been around for a few years, but it’s a great option when you’re looking for an optimal streaming device, because it allows you to do so much. You’ll have access to a ton of free channels, as well as pay-for ones (such as USA).

Buy it now: Amazon (Fire TV)
Buy it now: Amazon (Roku)

SlingTV

SlingTV is a streaming service that offers the USA network, with a ton of other options. This is by far the streaming service we recommend the most. Why is that? Well, to explain, SlingTV’s motto is “a la carte TV.” That basically means that as we previously mentioned, you—pick—the—channels. After years of classic cable TV trying to reel us in and yet boring us with their endless channels, streaming services like SlingTV really are the way to go, because what you watch is in your hands! As our culture is shifting from never-enough to becoming more minimalistic, SlingTV has recognized the need for TV that’s not overwhelming, but exactly what people want. If you haven’t already been able to tell, we can’t recommend this enough.

Buy it now: Sling

YouTube TV

YouTube TV may be another good option to consider as well. It carries the USA network as one of their more popular channels, and offers local channels. One thing that may be a disadvantage to some, though, is that it is $40 a month. This is double the basic cost for SlingTV, and may not be worth it for some. For others, the DVR capabilities and amount of user profiles may be worth it in the long run.

Buy it now: YouTube

DirecTV Now

You can also find the USA Network on DirecTV Now is part of the “Live a Little” streaming package. This can be had for as little as $35 per month. You can also check out prepay options, which give you the option to get free streaming hardware, such as the Apple TV or Fire TV. Live a Little, in addition to USA Network, will give you a ton of other channel varieties, too. Get started with a free trial below.

Buy it now: DirecTV Now

PlayStation Vue

The USA Network is available on PlayStation Vue, too. You can get it within its “Access” package, which starts out at $35 per month. You don’t have to have a PlayStation to watch Vue either, you can watch it on your Android devices just fine, as well as a Smart TV or streaming hardware. The Access subscription will cost you $35 per month, but you can get started with a free trial to make sure you like it.

Buy it now: PlayStation

Hulu

Lastly, Hulu will allow you to watch USA live online without cable, too. This is part of their new “With Live TV” package, which costs $40 per month. You’ll be able to watch USA, and plenty of other great live channels as well. As part of the $40 per month, you do still get access to Hulu’s wide streaming library, too.

Buy it now: Hulu

Verdict

As you can see, there are a lot of great options to get access to the USA network without cable. While it may be hard to decide how you want to go about it, the best part is that with streaming services, you’re not tied to anything, and you can quit at any time, no strings attached.

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How To Watch The Voice Live Online Without Cable

If we’re honest, I think we can all admit that cable is on it’s way out the door. It’s just not efficient or cost effective, and now, there’s so many new avenues to get your favorite TV Channels that cable isn’t even really necessary. Now the question is, if you’re not after a specific channel, how do you get your favorite individual shows without cable? Today we’re going to be covering that for one of our favorite shows, The Voice.

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Streaming Devices

To get The Voice on your TV sans cable, a streaming device is in order. This basically allows you to use online streaming programs right in your living room, through your TV. Here’s a couple of our favorites:

Fire TV

FireTV is by Amazon, and easy to use. From the FireTV, you’ll be able to utilize all of your favorite streaming programs, whether those be paid-for, or free apps like Pandora or Spotify. The nest thing about this device is that it really is Amazon on your TV, so you can also play a lot of your favorite apps in your free time, like Candy Crush.

Buy it now: Amazon (Fire TV)

Roku

The Roku is definitely more closely resembles cable than FireTV, minus the issues, of course. But the beat thing is that it was one of the first streaming devices like this available, so they’ve been around and know what they’re doing. The Roku is very no-fuss, so of you need something simple, this may be the way to go.

Buy it now: Amazon (Roku)

Sling TV

This is our top pick every time when it comes to streaming services. Sling is a fantastic alternative to cable, because you get to pick the channels that you want, so you don’t end up paying for something you’re not going to watch. You’ll find NBC on here for watching The Voice, as well as almost any other channel you can name.

Sling probably is your best choice for watching The Voice live online without a cable subscription, primarily because it’s so cheap! It airs on NBC, so you’ll need Sling’s “Blue” package, which only runs $25 per month. Not only that, but you can test the waters before committing to buy anything, as Sling offers a free 7-day trial. Sign-up for your test run at the link below.

Buy it now: Sling

Hulu with Live TV

While Hulu itself doesn’t offer The Voice, you can access it through Hulu with Live TV, which offers different package options depending on what you’re hoping for, but they all come with DVR, so you’ll never need to miss another audition again. It’ll set you back about $40, but with the package, you get access to their vast library of on-demand content.

Buy it now: Hulu

YouTube TV

NBC is also available on YouTube TV for watching The Voice. This will cost about $35-40 a month, but you’ll get access to other major channels as well, such as Disney, CBS, Fox channels, and more.

YouTube TV is one of the pricier options out there and doesn’t offer nearly as much value as many of the other streaming services on this list. Pair that with frequent technical difficulties and YouTube TV is one to shy away from — still, if you want to give it a go, try out the free trial at the link below.

Buy it now: YouTube

DirecTV Now

DirectTV is now offering more than just cable. With DirectTV Now, you can pick different levels of subscriptions that will change and add on to channels from previous packages. NBC (the channel that airs The Voice) is offered here as well, you’ve just got to do a little looking to see which package is best for you. Packages start off at $35 a month, and depending on how much you’re willing to prepay in advance, DirecTV Now usually offers up free Apple TVs and Fire TVs. Check it out below.

Buy it now: DirecTV Now

PlayStation Vue

You can also watch The Voice on a PlayStation Vue subscription. It airs on NBC, which PlayStation Vue does have (although you may not be able to catch it live, but 24 hours after it airs). You don’t need a PlayStation to use Vue either — you can watch Vue on your Android smartphone, Android tablet, Smart TV and many other devices. Check it out below.

Buy it now: PlayStation Vue

Verdict

Whatever streaming device and service you decide to pair up, these are some great options, and we know you won’t be disappointed. And the best part is, you’ll be back to watching The Voice in no time!

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How To Watch MSNBC Live Online Without Cable

Finally let go of your cable or satellite TV subscription, but are wondering how to watch some of your favorite channels without it? Well, you’re in luck! It’s never been easier to watch live TV without a contract or subscription to the big cable companies out there. Nowadays, you can sign up for a cheap streaming service to watch your favorite channels or simply pick up a streaming device, such as the Fire TV Stick.

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Follow along below, and we’ll show you how easy it is to watch MSNBC without a silly two-year contract with a big cable company.

Streaming Hardware

Before we show you the many streaming services available for MSNBC, there’s a few hardware related options working at as well. For example, the Roku Ultra is a great option because it has MSNBC available as a dedicated channel.

Similarly, Amazon offers a dedicated MSNBC channel on the Fire Stick and Fire TV. Do keep in mind that you may need a separate account with MSNBC to be able to “log in” to view live TV from that specific channel.

Buy it now: Amazon (Fire TV)
Buy it now: Amazon (Roku Ultra)

SlingTV

SlingTV is one of the best options for cord cutters, offering a la carte channels. There’s a few popular options they don’t have, such as Fox News, but SlingTV will enable customers to take MSNBC for a spin in one of their packages. MSNBC is actually in their “News Extra” package, which costs a meager $5 per month. Keep in mind that you may need a “core” service to purchase the News Extra addon. For example, you might need to already be subscribed to the Sling Blue package to add extras to your service.

Check it out for yourself below.

Buy it now: Sling

DirecTV Now

If you’re not familiar with DirecTV Now, it’s AT&T’s new live TV streaming service. It had a bit of a rocky start, but it’s an all around solid service. They offer access to all of your favorite news channels as well, including MSNBC. To get access to these channels, you’ll need to be signed up for DirecTV Now’s “Live a Little” package, which starts at $35 per month.

The downside to DirecTV Now is that it isn’t necessarily a la carte like Sling TV, so you’re not able to get as cheap of a service.

Buy it now: DirecTV Now

Hulu

A lot of regular video streaming providers are trying to heavily compete against the big cable and satellite TV companies. One of those is Hulu, offering a new service called Hulu TV. If you sign up for Hulu with Live TV, you’ll get access to MSNBC as well as a ton of other news channels. You can watch them live or on-demand.

Hulu with Live TV will cost you $40 per month, but as part of that package, you get the regular Hulu streaming package bundled in, so you can still watch your favorite shows that aren’t streaming any longer. Check it out below.

Buy it now: Hulu

YouTube TV

YouTube TV offers access to MSNBC as part of their $35 per month subscription. However, it can be difficult to access. YouTube TV ever since it launched has been plagued with issues, such as lengthy outages. YouTube TV also highly depends on what “market” you’re in to play content from MSNBC and similar channels.

If you want to give it a shot, YouTube TV does offer a free trial before charging you that $35 per month price point.

Buy it now: YouTube

PlayStation Vue

Don’t let the name fool you, PlayStation Vue is Sony’s very own live TV streaming service, and it doesn’t require access to a console like the PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 3. It functions similarly to the other services on this list, allowing you to download the PlayStation Vue app on whatever smart device you have. And then, from the app, you can seamlessly watch TV. PlayStation Vue actually works with a ton of different devices, including the Fire TV and Roku.

Just like the other services we mentioned on this list, PlayStation Vue offers access to a bevy of news channels. To get access to MSNBC specifically, you’ll need to sign up for the “Access” tier within PlayStation Vue, which will run you $40 per month. It comes with tons of other channels as well.

Sign up at the link below.

Buy it now: PlayStation

Verdict

One downside to cable, satellite and cord cutting streaming TV services is that your channel availability all depends on what “market” or region you live in. This is because of contracts and a lot of red tape around these channels. That said. be sure to check out these service’s free trials to make sure they work in your area.

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How To Watch History Channel Live Online Without Cable

While cable has been the traditional way to catch all your favorite shows for quite some time now, in recent years, streaming devices and services have become widely popular, and with good reason. Compared to cable, there’s just less hassle, especially since you can easily install streaming devices on your own.

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However, can you still get all your favorites this way? What about the History channel? The answer is yes, and we’ll show you how.

Streaming Hardware

Fire TV

There’s plenty of advantages to switching to a streaming device over cable, and a big one is often the cost. You’ll find that more often than not, they’re under $100, and it’s as simple as going to the store (or ordering online), and plugging them into your TV. If that’s not a breeze, I don’t know what is. Here’s the 2 we recommend the most:

FireTV

Amazon’s FireTV is a streaming device that transforms your TV basically into a smart TV. Not only will you have access to all your channel subscriptions and streaming services, but you’ll also have access to YouTube, Pandora, and even popular games like Crossy Road and Candy Crush. With FireTV, you’re really not limited to just TV, and I’m confident that Amazon will be evolving this even further in the future. And, they offer the History channel, too!

Buy it now: Amazon (Fire TV)

Roku

On the Roku, you’ll be able to get all of your favorite channels, and more. You’ll have access to to your Amazon Prime Video, Sirius XM, Netflix, and Google Play subscriptions, but you also have your TV and streaming service subscriptions as well. As far as streaming devices go, the Roku has been there since the beginning, and has been around the bush a few times to say the least. Because of that, it’s one of the most reliable streaming devices you’ll find. The History channel is also readily available on it.

Buy it now: Amazon (Roku)

SlingTV

Have you ever gotten frustrated with all the unnecessary channels your cable company basically forces you into having, when you only care about a select few anyway? This is where SlingTV really shines. They offer packages to fit exactly your TV style. You can pick and choose what kinds of channels/packages you like best. And if you decide you want something different, you have the freedom to change without having to jump through a bunch of hoops. If you’re selective and proud, we highly recommend giving SlingTV a shot. It has all your favorites, including the History channel.

Buy it now: Sling

DirecTV Now

Don’t be scared away by “DirectTV.” DirectTV Now is a streaming service, and you won’t need to worry about a satellite or anything like that. With this streaming service, you’ll have the choice between 4 different packages. It’s $35 for 60+ channels, $50 for 80+ channels, $60 for 100+ channels, and $70 for 120+ channels. However, if you’re after the History channel specifically, you’ll be pleased to find that it’s included in their lowest priced package, for just $35 a month, which is an awesome deal.

Buy it now: DirecTV Now

Hulu

You can also find the History channel on Hulu with Live TV. If you’re not familiar with Hulu, now, in addition to their large streaming library, the offer a package called “With Live TV,” allowing you to watch all of your favorite TV channels, live, online. The History channel is one of those, and for $39.99 a month, you’ll be able to watch the History channel and a ton of other channels.

Buy it now: Hulu

Verdict

When choosing to trade cable in for a streaming device and service, it’s a great idea to do your research, since they’re becoming so popular and more and more are becoming available. But we really recommend these as a great place to start. Both SlingTV and DirectTV Now provide the History channel, so you really can’t go wrong with either. We wish you the best of luck in finding your go-to cable alternative!

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How To Watch TNT Live Online Without Cable

TNT is an awesome TV network, with long-time favorites like Bones and NCIS New Orleans, and newer programs like Will and The Alienist. But unfortunately, cable, which has been causing people nothing but hassle for years, is not the most efficient way to catch up with your favorite channels. If you’re looking to put your cable to rest for good, but don’t want to miss out on all your favorites like the TNT network, we’ve got just the solution for you: online streaming. It’s cheaper, easier, and can be watched right on your TV.

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Here’s how:

Streaming Hardware Options

First off, the Roku is an amazing streaming device that allows you to get all your favorite channels and subscriptions into one place, without cable. With the Roku, gone are the days when you had to wait for the cable guy to come out and spend the day on your roof. After picking this up at the store or online, you’ll be able to install it in just a few easy steps, without setting foot on a ladder. You can even get the TNT app downloaded straight to your Roku.

The Fire TV is another great option. Similar to the Roku, you will be able to access subscriptions to hundreds of channels, as well as Pandora, Netflix, and other streaming services. Because this is Amazon’s streaming device, you can also connect to Alexa, and turn on your favorite shows entirely by your voice, which is great if you happen to misplace that remote. Similar to the Roku, you can download the TNT app straight to the Fire TV.

Buy it now: Amazon (Fire TV)
Buy it now: Amazon (Roku)

SlingTV

SlingTV is one of our favorite streaming services, because you hand pick exactly what channels you want (when if you just want TNT!). This is really awesome, because there’s plenty of packages to choose from, and they’re all priced extremely well, starting at just $20 a month, which really can’t be beat. TNT is even available in Sling’s cheapest package, so you won’t have to go crazy with the subscription here.

Buy it now: Sling

Hulu

You’re probably familiar with Hulu being an on-demand streaming service, but did you know you could stream live TV with it as well? It is a little on the pricier side at $40 a month, but you’ll have access to all the news networks and great channels, including TNT. With this account, you’ll be able to watch from basically anywhere— on your computer, tablet, phone, Xbox, and a whole host of streaming devices, including the ones mentioned above.

Buy it now: Hulu

DirecTV Now

You can get TNT through DirecTV Now as well. This is different from DirecTV in that it isn’t satellite or cable TV, it’s streamed from the Internet, and therefore, there’s no contracts. If you want to watch TNT, you can get started with it on DirecTV Now today under their “Live a Little” package, which is their cheapest package at just $35 per month. And, if you prepay a couple months in advance, you could get yourself a free Fire TV or Apple TV. Check it out below.

Buy it now: DirecTV Now

PlayStation Vue

The last place TNT is available on is the PlayStation Vue. You don’t need a PlayStation to watch Vue either — it’s available on almost any device: Android, Smart TVs, streaming sticks, boxes, you name it. TNT is available under their cheapest “Access” package, which will cost you around $35 per month. You can cancel anytime, and if you’re not quite sure about it, they do offer a five day free trial.

It’s worth noting that if you have a PlayStation and PlayStation Plus, you can get extra deals on different channel packages, making your bill even cheaper. Check it out at the link below!

Buy it now: PlayStation

Verdict

If you’re not sure whether it’s time to kick cable to the curb or not, we highly recommend you do a little research and compare streaming device and service plans vs. traditional cable. Not only could it save you a ton of money in the long run, but you’ll also be able to access a lot of channels you might not get otherwise.

We’re really confident in the products and services listed here, and we hope you find them to be just as fantastic in your search for cable alternatives.

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Top 3 best free movies apps for Android

If you are wondering how to stream free movies onto your Android phone or tablet, below are 3 of the top apps available today that you can download via the Google Play store.  You will be able to watch movies for free via these apps on your device.

Hulu

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Hulu is one of the best video sites in mainstream media as of the moment. As of 2014, they started allowing viewers see selected TV shows and movies for free on Android tablets and mobile phones. You can watch certain shows with commercials through the Hulu website and pay nothing for it. If you have downloaded this application, you need to update it first to enjoy the free subscription.

Before this announcement was made, viewers were limited to watching full TV shows or movies on their desktops if you are not a subscriber. It means that you have to subscribe a paid subscription if you want to watch your favorite shows on TV, tablet or phone. At a later time this year, Hulu said that the mobile changes on the application will be effective on iOS.

Crackle

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Crackle is one of the sites where avid viewers visit when they want to stream television shows, original content and online movies for free. For first time users, they must register by filling an online form and getting their emails verified. Once those steps are done, they can now access numerous videos online in 480p and 360p resolution. Crackle can be accessed in a numerous compatible devices such as laptops and PCs as well as gaming consoles, namely PS3 and Xbox, and mobile phones that is supported by iOS and Android.

It is easy to browse by category in the Crackle site. Some categories include featured, most popular and recently added. There are a lot of programs in different genres from comedies, to anime to dramas to westerns and almost everything and anything in between. You can also search TV shows and movies by title, genre or through the artist’s name. You can also create a watch list where it tracks the last 300 videos you have watched on Crackle.

If you want to socialize with your fellow Crackle users, you can do so by rating, commenting or liking the videos and watching lists that they have shared on social media websites. Crackle users can also upload videos and send it to other people through their email.

If you are an avid fan of a specific TV show, good news for you! You can receive updates about incoming episodes through email or the application itself. You can watch uncut, unedited full length movies for free at Crackle. All content you can see is legally available. There is no need for a subscription or sign-up fee.

Flipps HD

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Flipps HD officially made their application free for every mobile phone powered by the Android software. You can stream music videos, movies, and TV series without the need for any setup or pairing. If you were able to download Flipps HD before the new version, you can have a free upgrade through the Google App Store. Flipps HD has recently launched numerous channels for the European audience residing in Italy, Spain, German and France. Some content offered include regional news, movie trailers, music videos and entertainment news. There are a lot of things you can see in Flipps that is not available in mainstream media.

How To Watch Homeland Live Online Without Cable

For those who miss the days of 24, Jack Bauer and his heroic antics, there is a similar show called Homeland that airs on Showtime, something you might not be able to catch if you decide to ditch your cable subscription. Luckily, streaming services are starting to become more and more popular, so that all of the shows you catch on TV can now be streamed online through a streaming provider.

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If Homeland is one of those shows you don’t want to miss out on, there’s quite a few options for catching it live on a streaming service. Follow along below!

Streaming Boxes

Just one streaming option that many folks are choosing these days are streaming hardware. Plug in a Fire TV or Roku Ultra into your old TV, and you can turn it into a Smart TV that can stream almost any show you want (or even play Netflix, YouTube and so many other apps).

Of course, there’s some channels just not available on Fire TV and Roku Ultra; however, the Showtime app is available on both pieces of hardware. All you have to do is download it, subscribe to Showtime, and you’ll be able to catch all of your favorite Showtime TV series , including Homeland. Get started with the Amazon Fire TV or Roku Ultra at one of the links below.

Buy it now: Amazon (Fire TV)
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Sling TV

Sling TV is honestly the best choice here, as it’ll be your cheapest option. Showtime is available on it, but as an extra. So, you’ll have to first buy into Sling TV’s Orange package, giving you a base 20+ channels to use. Then, you can customize your Orange package with Extras, such as Showtime in this case. It’s considered a premium extra, so that brings your total to $30 per month.

That’s the cheapest way to start watching Homeland live online. Any other choice on here and you’re looking at $40 or more per month. Now, you’re free to try out your package for 7-days for free on Sling, and if you don’t like it, you can ditch it before the trial ends, costing you no money. Get started with your free trial below.

Buy it now: Sling

Hulu with Live TV

You can also watch Showtime on Hulu. Believe it or not, Hulu now has its own “With Live TV” package, costing a whole $40 per month. It’s a little pricey, and if you want to Homeland on Showtime, that’ll cost an extra $8.99, as it’s considered to be a Premium channel, So your Hulu with Live TV package will cost you nearly $50 per month.

Buy it now: Hulu

YouTube TV

You can also catch Showtime on YouTube TV. You have to buy YouTube TV’s base package at $40 per month, but then you need to buy Showtime in addition to that, as much like Hulu, it’s considered a “Premium” channel. In fact, it’s a little pricier on YouTube TV costing $11 per month. We’d recommend shying away from this option, as YouTube TV does experience quite a few outages, making it rather expensive simply to start missing shows at random due to technical failures.

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PlayStation Vue

PlayStation Vue has quite a few options for Showtime for watching Homeland. You can get their cheapest package at $40 per month called “Access,” and then you can add Showtime onto that package for an additional $11 per month, bringing your total up to $51. Alternatively, you can pick up the most expensive PlayStation Vue package “Ultra” for $75 per month, and that includes most of the premium channels, including Showtime and HBO.

If you decide to go the former route, if you have a PlayStation Plus subscription, that does give you a discount on the Showtime premium, bringing it down from $11 to just $8.99.

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Verdict

As you can see, when you start getting into premium channels like Showtime, things can start getting a little pricey. However, you can still get your TV fix cheaper than a cable subscription this way, especially if you end up going with Sling. And, if you’re not entirely on-board with it, Sling does offer its 7-day free trial for those that would prefer to test the waters first.

As far as affordability goes, Sling is your best option here. If you’re not into Sling and want something else, your next best option is to pick up a Fire TV or Roku Ultra, and sign-up for Showtime as an individual subscription. It’s a whole lot cheaper that way on a per-month basis.

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