Streaming Channels: Where to watch them without Cable (2022)

As you know, individual streaming channels aren't available with all providers and line-ups. If you want a specific channel, you'll need to do plenty of research to ensure the streaming package you choose has most of your target channels. On this page, we'll summarize the provider/line-up status for the most popular streaming channels. Keep in mind things are constantly in flux (channels drop out of line-ups due to licensing issues, cost cutting, etc) so be sure to check back for the latest.

Note: with each channel below, the streaming service in gold is our recommendation based on value vs price, free trial options, current promos, etc. All prices listed belong to the smallest plan that includes the particular channel.

Streaming with FoxRecommended Service
Hulu

Other good options
DIRECTV Stream, Fubo TV

Related: How to watch Fox without cable in 2022

Fox Streaming options

FOX is technically considered a local channel and you'll always get a regional version of the broadcast. For example, when watching NFL games on FOX, halftimes and breaks between games usually transfer over to your local Fox affiliate for regional news, sports and updates. And, of course, mornings and primetime include your local news feed as well... [ read more ]

DIRECTV Stream's Entertainment plan includes Fox
  • $69.99/mo
  • 14-day trial
FuboTV's Pro plan includes Fox
  • $69.99/mo
  • 7-day trial
SlingTV's Blue plan includes Fox
  • $35/mo
  • 30-day trial
YoutubeTV's base plan includes Fox
  • $64.99/mo
  • 7-day trial
Fox is not available on PhiloTV
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Streaming with CNNRecommended Service
DIRECTV Stream

Other good options
Hulu, Tubi

Related: How to watch CNN without cable in 2022

CNN Streaming options

From Anderson Cooper 360° to the best election coverage on TV, CNN is a must-have for even the occassional news watcher. Since CNN is considered basic pay cable, it's nearly impossible to find for free (other than Tubi). They have a solid app and website and... [ read more ]

The Hulu Live plan includes CNN
  • $69.99/mo
  • 30-day trial
FuboTV's Pro plan includes CNN
  • $69.99/mo
  • 7-day trial
SlingTV's Blue plan includes CNN
  • $35/mo
  • 30-day trial
YoutubeTV's base plan includes CNN
  • $64.99/mo
  • 7-day trial
CNN is available for free on TubiFree
Streaming with TBSRecommended Service
Hulu

Other good options
Fubo TV, Sling TV

Related: How to watch TBS without cable in 2022

TBS Streaming options

TBS launched in the late 1970s and revolutionized the industry. It was originally known for its nationwide coverage of the Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Hawks (the first time sports fans were given TV access to teams outside their area). In the 2000s, it shifted focus to comedy, both scripted and reality-based. Available on all cable plans and... [ read more ]

DIRECTV Stream's Entertainment plan includes TBS
  • $69.99/mo
  • 14-day trial
FuboTV's Pro plan includes TBS
  • $69.99/mo
  • 7-day trial
SlingTV's Blue plan includes TBS
  • $35/mo
  • 30-day trial
YoutubeTV's base plan includes TBS
  • $64.99/mo
  • 7-day trial
TBS is not available on PhiloTV
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Streaming with TNTRecommended Service
Hulu

Other good options
Fubo TV, Sling TV

Related: How to watch TNT without cable in 2022

TNT Streaming options

One of the premier subscription TV channels around, TNT features a solid mix of sports, movies and family programming. From NBA and March Madness to hollywood thrillers, it's a favorite with just about everyone. Of all the streaming providers with TNT, we recommend three -- mainly for the price and value they offer... [ read more ]

DIRECTV Stream's Entertainment plan includes TNT
  • $69.99/mo
  • 14-day trial
FuboTV's Pro plan includes TNT
  • $69.99/mo
  • 7-day trial
SlingTV's Blue plan includes TNT
  • $35/mo
  • 30-day trial
YoutubeTV's base plan includes TNT
  • $64.99/mo
  • 7-day trial
TNT is not available on PhiloTV
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a streaming provider that lets me add channels one by one?

Not really, The closest you'll get to ad hoc progromming are providers that let you choose between smaller channel packs, often themed for different tastes. For example, packs includes 10-50 channels -- choose or add the packs that carry most of your favorite channels.

Are all these channels live or is on demand an option?

All the channels on this page are live TV feeds (the same you'll get with cable satellite TV). Some big networks offer snippets of their programming for free and on demand (via their website and/or YouTube) but if you want a 24-hour live feed, you'll need to subscribe to a plan or direct subscription.

Can't I order the channel I want directly from the network?

Absolutely. Unfortunately that's only an option from a handful of networks. The main reason for that is the apparent lack of profit when studios attempt to do so.

Can I stream my favorite channel for free?

In some cases, yes. If so, it's usualy a major studios with an ad-supported outlet to live stream their channel. For example, the Fox-owmed Tubi network steams CNN for free (you have to sit through a free ads every 10 minutes or so (similar to traditional cable).

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