How to stream TNT without cable in 2022

KEY FACTS
Owned by: Disney/NBC Universal
TNT+ option? No
Dedicated app/website? Yes

You can watch TNT without a cable or a satellite subscription on a few different recommended streaming services. Specifically, Hulu Live, DIRECTV Stream and Sling TV all include TNT. Each provider offers slightly different advantages, depending on your needs. Check out all the relevant plans and options below...

Note: For all sections below, a checkmark denotes our recommendation for that particular plan, feature or category.

Streaming services with TNT

3 different recommended services

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 a lot of folks. Of all the streaming providers with TNT, we recommend three -- mainly for the price and value they offer.

TNT on Hulu Live

Hulu Live with TNT

Hulu and Hulu Live are two slightly different services. The former is the original service of on demand programming by Disney/NBC. It's the popular library of shows such as Better Things, Fargo, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Difficult People, etc. A few years ago, Hulu added a live TV option to their service. For an extra $55/mo, you get access to over 75 top live TV channels. One of those is TNT. You also can record up to 50 hours of live TV to their DVR cloud (no equipment required).

As mentioned, TNT is big on sports, especially basketball. If you're looking for more sports action, the Hulu Live plan also includes CBS Sports Network, ESPN, NBC Sports Network and NBC Golf. News is available via ABC News, TNT, MSNBC and FOX News.

Plan
Channels
Price
Bonus
Hulu with Live TV
75
$69.99/mo
Free Disney+ & ESPN+

Features

  • Solid mix of 75 high-demand channels
  • Simultaneous connections: 2
  • 50 hours of Hulu cloud DVR
  • Access to huge Hulu on-demand library
  • Disney+ and ESPN+ included free

Cons

  • More expensive than other options with TNT

Overall, Hulu is one of the more popular streaming providers for a reason. Compared to traditional cable, Hulu is cheaper and more flexible -- you also don't have to worry about equipment or lease fees. Everything is completely online and setup takes minutes. ESPN+ and Disney+ included for free is a nice touch. For $69.99/mo, it's not the least expensive way to watch TNT but if you want a bunch of live TV and access to a stellar on-demand library, give it a serious look.

TNT on DIRECTV Stream

DIRECTV Stream with TNT

The streaming wing of DIRECTV satellite, DIRECTV Stream carries TNT in all four of their plans. The smallest package that includes it is the Entertainment plan: 65 channels for 69.99/mo. Overall, there isn't much filler here -- just about every channel in their library is high-value and well worth the inclusion. DIRECTV Stream works with just about any mobile device or connected TV. Simply create a new account and login via Roku, FireTV, Chromecast or download their app on any modern Apple or Android cellphone.

Plan
Channels
Price
Bonus
Entertainment
65
$69.99 /mo
Choice
90
$84.99 /mo
HBO Max free for 3 mths

Features

  • Full suite of local channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR storage
  • Simultaneous connections: 3
  • Fast-forward through commercials
  • Multiple recordings at one time
  • Hey Google voice remote

Cons

  • Extra taxes on top of prices above

If you're looking for the closest thing to cable TV but with month-to-month flexibiliy, DIRECTV Stream is a nice fit. Being in the industry for much longer than any other streaming providers out there, DIRECTV is able to leverage its customer base to get access to every big studio out there. As a solid bonus, AT&T still has ties with DIRECTV so you can often get HBO Max free or highly discounted as part of any plan (or AT&T bundle).

TNT on Sling TV

Sling TV with TNT

Owned by DISH Network, Sling TV is a simple and versatile way to view live TV online. Sporting smaller plans than the others on this list, you can get TNT on any sling plan (there are three). So, for just $35/mo, you can get TNT in a 32 or 42 channel package (choose which suits you better). If you want it all, get all their 50 channels for $50/mo. They're currently offering a 3-day free trial so it's a nice risk-free way to try their app and library.

Plan
Channels
Price
Bonus
Orange
32
$35/mo
3-day free trial
Blue
42
$35.99/mo
3-day free trial
Orange + Blue
50
$50/mo
3-day free trial

Features

  • Cheapest pay service with TNT
  • 50 hours of DVR storage
  • Device streams: 1 (Orange); 3 (Blue)
  • No long-term contracts
  • Good set of add-on plans

Cons

  • Limited local channel coverage (only FOX and NBC)

Overall, Sling is a great value, especially if you just need the basics. Local coverage here is limited so look to supplement with a local antenna if it's a must. Sling is the cheapest way to get TNT live so if that's near the top of your priority list, give it a shot. App-wise, the user interface is top-notch and Sling is compatible with all major streaming devices.

Toggle menu
At no additional cost to you, we may earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase from some of the links above. We're an independent consumer guide and our suggestions will always remain fair and balanced to help you make the best decision possible. Learn more.
 
X