Watch Hallmark Channel Without Cable
There’s never been more ways to watch Hallmark Channel, and its sister network Hallmark Movies & Mysteries on the cheap.
You can actually check out popular shows like “Home & Family” or a mystery movie like “Darrow & Darrow” free for a limited time. And you don’t even need a cable or satellite subscription.
This guide will quickly show you how to watch Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Drama and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries on your TV, iPhone or favorite streaming device like a Roku. The cheapest way to get all three Hallmark networks without cable, including Hallmark Drama, is through Philo.
You can try out Philo free for a week. It costs only $16 per month for 43 channels. Philo works on Roku, Fire TV, Firestick and Apple TV devices.
Hallmark networks will debut 90 new movies in 2018. The hit show When Calls the Heart started its fifth season on Feb. 18, and four new “Garage Sale Mystery” movies will began airing in August. “Meet the Peetes” will also premier that day.
So it’s a good time to get busy with binge watching the Hallmark Channel without cable.
Watch Hallmark Channel without cable
There are a growing number of live TV streaming platforms that carry Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. Not so long ago, you had to subscribe to a cable or satellite company like DIRECTV to get your fix of Lacey Chabot fare.
What is a live streaming platform? It’s basically an alternative to popular cable packages offered by Comcast, Spectrum and others that cost a lot less. Instead of getting a feed of channels through your cable cord, they’re coming to you over the Internet. That allows you to watch live TV through a Roku, smartphone or PC.
DirecTV Now, Sling TV, PlayStation Vue and fuboTV are among these live TV streaming TV companies that offer Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
There are a few advantages to using a live TV streaming service instead of cable or satellite. You can easily cancel your service online if you don’t want it anymore. No more dealing with customer service reps on the phone.
Some cord cutters even jump from live streaming platform to another just so they can have a certain set of channels when a new season of a favorite show comes on the air.
Most of these companies have a free weeklong trial, so you can see if it’s a good fit for you without having to pay anything. So long as you have an Internet connection and a streaming device like a Roku or Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, you’re ready to go. There are a number of good ways to get Internet without a cable provider, or to negotiate a better price if that’s an obstacle for you.
Live Stream Hallmark Channel on Philo
Philo is one of the newest streaming services out there that carries live TV channels. The entry-level bundle carries Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Drama, and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. The channel lineup includes A&E, History Channel, HGTV, TLC, and AMC.
Philo doesn’t carry any sports channels, and that’s why the company can keep its monthly price so low.
You’ll need a Fire TV device, Roku or Apple TV if you want to stream Philo to your TV. Philo also has apps for iPhones and iPads. And you can live stream your Philo subscription from the web. There is an add-on bundle that adds 9 more channels. Destination America, Nicktoons and Discovery Family are included in the add-on bundle.
Philo also supports signing into more than 40 apps. So if you wanted to catch up on a favorite show on your AMC app, now you can. I’ve been using Philo since last year. You can read my review of the service.
If you want sports channels, then look over your other options below.
fuboTV: Watch Hallmark Channel with a live stream
fuboTV has Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries in its entry-level channel lineup. So don’t be fooled into thinking that fuboTV is only about college football, NASCAR and MMA fighting. The live streaming platform is aimed at sports fans, but there’s plenty of entertainment channels.
A&E, Bravo, HGTV, Travel Channel, National Geographic, Oxygen Network, Food Network, Lifetime Movies and Fox News are part of a 80+channel bundle. Did I mention that Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries are included?
fuboTV includes 30 hours of Cloud DVR with a subscription.
You will get a cross section of channels that you may already be watching on cable. Similar to Philo, you can use your subscription to sign in to TV Everywhere apps, including the Hallmark Channel app. fuboTV has apps for pretty much every streaming device, but the company recently did two big overhauls to their apps on Roku and Apple TV. A subscription costs $44.99 per month.
PlayStation Vue: Live Stream Hallmark Channel
PlayStation Vue offers the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries as part of its Elite channel bundle. The Elite bundle gives you 90+ channels for $54.99 per month. Big Ten Network, Fusion, IFC, ESPN, Golf Channel, SyFy and Discovery Family are part of a pretty diverse channel lineup.
PlayStation Vue has an app for Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and of course, works on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 game consoles. You can try out PlayStation Vue free for 5-days.
Watch Hallmark Channel on DirecTV Now
If you want to watch Hallmark Channel on TV or on your iPhone while you’re away from home, then consider DirecTV Now.
The Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries are part of a 60+ channel bundle that costs only $35 per month. You also get HGTV, Baby First, Discovery, Fox News Channel, Investigation Discovery and Lifetime in your channel lineup.
Hallmark Channel is offered across all four of DirecTV Now’s channel bundle. But if you want Hallmark Movies & Mysteries as well, then you better stick with the entry-level “Live A Little” package.
You can use your DirecTV Now account to sign in to about 54 TV Everywhere apps for networks like A&E and LOGO. DirecTV Now works with all major streaming devices, including Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast.
You can try out DirecTV Now free for 7-days. Be sure to hop online and cancel before the trial ends if you want to avoid being billed.
Watch all three Hallmark channels on Sling TV
Sling TV carries all three Hallmark networks. That includes Hallmark Drama, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. It’s also one of the least expensive options around.
You can sign up for the Sling Orange channel bundle, which gives you 30 channels for $25 per month. You’ll then need to add the Lifestyle channel bundle to get all three Hallmark networks for another $5 per month. So for $30 per month, you’ll have 43 channels including A&E, AMC, Disney Channel, ESPN, Food Network, HGTV, TBS, TNT and Travel Channel.
Sling Blue offers 45 channels including Bravo, Lifetime and History Channel for $25 per month. You’ll have to add the Lifestyle channel bundle with Sling Blue to get all your Hallmark networks. If you want to record a show or movie, you can get 50 hours of Cloud DVR for $5 per month.
Sling TV works on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and even PCs and smartphones.
Sling TV offers a free 7-day trial, but that won’t include Hallmark networks because each channel is part of an add-on package.
But if you’re pretty sure that you’re joining Sling TV to get all three Hallmark networks, you should look over their offers to get a free streaming device or TV antenna by prepaying for two months. Like the other streaming services mentioned above, you’re under no obligation to stick with your subscription.
What’s the best way to watch Hallmark Channel without cable?
Philo is the best live TV streaming service where you can watch Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Drama and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries on the cheap.
So if you’re a fan of all three channels, I’d suggest trying out Philo free for a week.
Sling TV also offers all three Hallmark channels for about $30 per month, but remember that these channels are part of an add-on known as the Lifestyle bundle. You can try out Sling TV free for 7-days to see if it’s a good fit for you.
You can also take advantage of their offers for a free streaming device or TV antenna.
For a household with sports fans, fuboTV is worth trying out free for a week. fuboTV carries Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries as part of its 80+ channel bundle. Look over the local channel lineup that fuboTV offers. If you keep fuboTV beyond the free trial, you will get $10 off your first month.
If you decide live TV streaming is not for you, just be sure to cancel online before the trial period ends so you don’t get billed.
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Note: This article was originally published Jan. 25, 2018, and has been updated to include Philo.