UPDATED on June 14, 2021
Watch Animal Planet Shows Live Without Cable TV
There are two inexpensive ways to watch Animal Planet without cable.
Discovery Plus has the the full back catalog of Animal Planet shows and costs $4.99 per month after a free 7-day trial.
For the live TV channel, the cheapest way to live stream Animal Planet is through Philo.
A Philo subscription carries 60 live TV channels, unlimited Cloud DVR and a huge on-demand library of movies and TV shows. A subscription costs $25 per month.
Philo has a free 7-day trial as well. Once you sign up, you can start live streaming Animal Planet on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, PCs, Apple TV, Android TV, iPhones and Android smartphones.
Cord cutters now have a number of options to watch Animal Planet shows without a cable TV subscription. You just need to decide whether you want the on-demand catalog of older episodes or the live TV channel for the latest episodes of your favorite show.
To use these streaming services, you just need a Roku, Fire TV, or Apple TV to start watching on your television.
What are the most popular shows on Animal Planet?
North Woods Law has been a favorite of mine for some time now. And River Monsters was the show that first got me watching Animal Planet on a regular basis.
Now that Jeremy Wade has moved on to Dark Waters, a new generation of adventurers have emerged. Coyote Peterson: Brave the Wild is a good example. Below is a list of popular shows and you can always check the schedule for Animal Planet TV shows to see when they’re on.
- The Aquarium
- Too Cute
- Nortwest Law
- North Woods Law: Uncuffed
- The Crocodile Hunter
- The Steve Irwin Story
- Brave the Wild
- Pit Bulls & Parolees
- Vet Live
- Puppy Bowl XVI
- Lone Star Law
- The Secret Life of the Zoo
- Extinct or Alive
- Crikey It’s the Irwins
- Give a Dog a Home
- Amanda to the Rescue
- How do Animals Do That?
- Little Giants
- Amanda To The Rescue: Where Are They Now?
- I Was Prey
- The Zoo San Diego
- North Woods Law
- Wild Bear Rescue
- I Was Prey: Close to Home
- Wild New Zealand
- Big, Small & Deadly
- Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet
- Nature’s Strangest Mysteries Solved
- Monster Favorites
- Dodo Heroes
- Pool Kings
- Fish or Die
- Jeremy Wade’s Dark Waters
- Little People Big World
- The Zoo
- Animal Cribs
- Animal ER
- Evan Goes Wild
Discovery+ has Animal Planet shows
Discovery Plus is the new on-demand streaming service that has shows its portfolio of popular cable TV channels.
Animal Planet, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Discovery ID, OWN, Discovery, A&E, Lifetime, History, Travel Channel, Science Channel, diy Network and the dodo are among the networks it carries.
There are no live TV channels or new episodes on Discovery Plus. But if you’re looking for a full seasons of your favorite show, then Discovery+ offers a lot to watch at a much lower price than a cable subscription.
There are no contracts or commitments with Discovery+. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial and cancel online if the service isn’t for you.
Watch Animal Planet online with Philo
Philo carries 60 live TV channels including Animal Planet, A&E, three Hallmark channels and HGTV.
There are no sports or local channels.
Philo has apps for Apple TV, Roku, Roku TV and Fire TV devices. From a web browser, you can watch Philo on Mac computers, PCs, iPhones and Android smartphones.
A subscription costs $25 per month, and has unlimited Cloud DVR to record shows. But before you commit, you can try out the service watch Animal Planet shows free for a week.
AMC, BET, BBC America, Science Channel, Sundance TV, and MTV channels are included. You can also look over Philo’s channel package before deciding whether to sign up for a free trial.
You can watch live TV on up to three TVs, tablets or smartphones at once. Having that option is pretty convenient if you want to watch an episode of The Zoo on your phone while someone else is watching North Woods Law on TV.
Philo subscribers can activate 34 apps on a Roku, Fire TV or PC.
Stream Animal Planet Live on fuboTV
fuboTV has a big, diverse lineup of 100+ channels.
Animal Planet, AMC, A&E, Cartoon Network, History channel, IFC, Sundance TV and TNT are part of the basic channel package.
There are regional NBC Sports networks, NESN and CBS Sports Network. Local NBC, CBS and FOX stations are available in most of the U.S.
A fuboTV subscription comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR. Subscribers can upgrade to 500 hours. fuboTV also has “look back”, an on-demand feature that captures all sporting events that aired in the last 72 hours.
Look over the channel lineup to see what local stations and regional sports networks are offered in your area. A subscription costs $59.99 per month.
fuboTV has apps for Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV devices, iPhones and Android smartphones. With a fuboTV account, you can also activate about 40 apps through TV Everywhere support.
fuboTV offers a free 7-day trial for new customers.
Watch Animal Planet on Hulu with Live TV
Hulu with Live TV has a well-rounded channel lineup that is poised more as a full cable TV replacement. Hulu’s live TV package has 65+ channels including Animal Planet, HGTV, CNN and ESPN.
But you’re also getting unlimited access to Hulu’s on-demand service that people pay $5.99 per month for. That includes Hulu Originals such as The Handmaid’s Tale and The Act. You can also find a limited selection of shows from Animal Planet within Hulu’s on-demand library.
A subscription costs $64.99 per month.
Subscribers get 50 hours of Cloud DVR. You can stream on up to two devices at once.
Local NBC, ABC and FOX stations and regional sports channels like NBC Sports and Fox Sports are available in many parts of the U.S.
You can quickly look over the channel lineup in your area by entering your zip code on the site. Hulu with Live TV works on Apple TV, Roku, XBox One, Amazon Fire TV, Fire Stick and Chromecast.
Stream Animal Planet live with AT&T TV
An AT&T TV subscription lets you live stream Animal Planet either from home on your Roku, or on the go using a smartphone or tablet.
The Entertainment plan has 65+ channels for $69.99 per month. ESPN, Nickelodeon and HGTV are included in the channel lineup. You get 20 hours of Cloud DVR and 40,000 on-demand movies and shows.
A subscription requires no contract. But if you do sign up, make sure you pick the “no contract” option if that’s what you want.
AT&T TV works on Roku, Android TV, Fire TV devices, Apple TV and smartphones and tablets. You can look over the channel lineups and packages before deciding whether to sign up.
Is Animal Planet on YouTube TV?
YouTube TV has 85+ channels that includes a cross section of entertainment, news and sports.
A subscription to YouTube TV costs $64.99 per month and includes unlimited Cloud DVR.
An account can have up to five different profiles. YouTube has apps for Roku, Apple TV and Android TV devices. New customers can get a free 7-day trial.
Watch Animal Planet without cable on Vidgo
Vidgo carries Animal Planet among its 85+ channels. A&E, History and ESPN are among its lineup of entertainment and sports networks.
Subscribers can stream live TV on up to three devices at once. Vidgo has apps on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Android TV devices such as Google Chromecast with Google TV.
Is Animal Planet on Sling TV?
Animal Planet is not on Sling TV, and fans shouldn’t expect it anytime soon. Sling TV added 9 Discovery-owned networks in November 2018, and left Animal Planet out of the lineup.
What’s the best way to watch Animal Planet Online?
There are a number of good choices for watching Animal Planet live without a cable or satellite TV subscription. Let’s recap and narrow your choices.
Philo is the cheapest option for live streaming Animal Planet on a Roku, Fire TV or Apple TV device. There’s a robust 60 channel lineup and unlimited Cloud DVR for $25 per month. You can also activate 34 apps including the Animal Planet Go app. You can look over the channel lineup or sign up for a free 7-day trial in under a minute using a mobile phone number.
What streaming services carry Animal Planet?
AT&T TV, fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV include Animal Planet in its channel lineups. Each live TV service has no contracts, free trials and work on Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast with Google TV and other Android TV devices. Subscribers can use an Amazon Fire TV, Roku, and Google Chromecast with Google TV.
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