Watch Animal Planet Live Online
Today you’re going to learn how you can watch Animal Planet live without a cable subscription.
Animal Planet launched in October 1996 as a hub for educational and nature documentaries. In 2008, the network changed its focus to predatory and aggressive animals.
This year, the cheapest way to live stream Animal Planet is through Philo.
A Philo subscription carries 59 live TV channels, unlimited Cloud DVR and a huge on-demand library of movies and TV shows. It is becoming a popular choice for cutting the cord, especially if you don’t need sports or local channels.
Signing up for a free 7-day trial is super easy with a smartphone or PC — it takes less than a minute. 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.
Fans of Animal Planet should be pretty happy because the network is now on more live TV streaming services than ever before. Philo is one of four options that I will outline below.
To use these live TV 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
Watch Animal Planet online with Philo
Philo carries 59 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 $20 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 The Zoo 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 on YouTube TV
YouTube TV has 75+ channels that includes a cross section of entertainment, news and sports.
Animal Planet was among the Discovery-owned networks that were added when YouTube TV’s price increased to $50 per month.
YouTube TV has 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.
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 59-channel lineup and unlimited Cloud DVR for $20 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.
Hulu with Live TV offers two streaming services — a live TV lineup of 65+ channels and Hulu’s full on-demand library — for $64.99 per month. This is the best option for people who already subscribe to Hulu or want their TV needs within a single app. Look over Hulu live’s channel lineup before deciding whether to sign-up.
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