How to Start Streaming TBS Live
Watching TBS on a Roku or Fire Stick without a cable subscription is pretty easy.
There are a few options to stream TBS live without paying for DIRECTV, Comcast or Spectrum.
But which one is the best?
Watch TBS Live Free for a Week
Hulu with Live TV has the best overall channel lineup and most features at $54.99 per month.
It gives you 65+ live channels, 50 hours of Cloud DVR and unlimited access to its on-demand library, including Hulu Originals.
A subscription costs $54.99 per month. If you’re already paying $5.99 per month for Hulu on-demand, then adding its live TV service is a going to be the best deal for you. You can sign up for a free trial of Hulu with Live TV and check it out.
So you’re getting two streaming services in one. Hulu’s Live TV service carries more local NBC, CBS and FOX stations across the U.S. than any other streaming service.
And it works on most streaming devices like Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV. There’s a free 7-day trial for Hulu’s live TV service, so you can check it out with no strings attached.
TBS on a budget: Sling TV
For a cheap way to live stream TBS, Sling TV is your best option at $30 per month for 30 channels. There’s a free trial that lasts a week that you can use to test out their service. If you’re a cord cutter using an antenna, you can add local networks like NBC, CBS and FOX for free.
Aside from Hulu and Sling TV, there are a few more options worth considering that might be a better fit for you. This quick guide will detail how to live stream TBS on a Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Firestick, NVIDIA Shield TV and an iPhone or Android smartphone.
You might want TBS for Conan, or American Dad might be a big favorite (and reasonably so). Maybe you need a TBS live stream for MLB Sunday games. That’s all fine and good. No matter what you choose, streaming services have no contracts or hidden fees. And you cancel online at any time. That means you can do a free week-long trial and cancel before you’re billed, so you can essentially watch TBS free for a week.
Watch TBS Live Stream on YouTube TV
YouTube TV is a great service that includes locals like NBC and FOX alongside sports networks, including ESPN, FS1, FS2 and RSNs. There’s a 50+ channel lineup you can get for $64.99 per month. That includes unlimited Cloud DVR.
YouTube has apps for Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast and Android TV. Just don’t expect to use it on Fire TV because of its ongoing spat with Amazon. YouTube has a free 7-day trial.
Is the TBS app free?
There are select episodes unlocked under the TBS Spotlight section. Otherwise, you need a cable TV, or satellite TV provider to unlock all episodes within the TBS app.
What’s the best way to watch TBS without cable?
Now that you have an overview of all your options, here is rundown of what I think are the best ones out there in terms of overall value.
Hulu with Live TV is the best option for most people because you get a lot more to watch for about the same price as competitors. Subscribers get 65+ live networks including TBS. For sports, you’ll have four ESPN channels, Big Ten Network, FS1, FS2 and a couple notable others.
Hulu carries more local NBC, CBS, ABC and FOX stations than any other live streaming competitor. There’s 50 hours of Cloud DVR included. You can use your subscription to log into 38 apps including FOX Sports Go on a Roku or other device. You’ll get unlimited access to Hulu’s on-demand library including Hulu Originals like “Castle Rock” and “The Handmaid’s Tale”. There’s apps for Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and even smartphones and Nintendo Switch. Hulu with Live TV is $40 per month. Sign up for a free 7-day trial, or look over the channel lineup in your area by typing in your zip code.
Sling TV is a solid budget option at $30 per month. You’ll need the Sling Orange plan to get TBS as part of a 30 channel bundle. A&E, BBC America, ESPN, HGTV and TNT are part of the Orange plan.
The Sling Blue plan is a better one for sports networks like FS1, FS2 and regional sports channels for FOX and NBC. You can subscribe to both the Sling Orange and Sling Blue for $45 per month. Cloud DVR is another $5 per month for 50 hours. Sling TV offers a free 7-day trial. If you are going to sign up for two or three months, then you should take advantage of offers to get a free or discounted streaming device.
So how are you going to stream TBS live on your iPhone or Roku? Have you used any of these services before? Share with fellow readers what you think in the comments below. For more tips on streaming and product reviews, check out the main page of The Cord Cutting Report.