How to Stream BET live Without Cable TV: Step-by-Step Guide
There are a couple of cheap ways to watch BET or BET Her live on your TV without a cable subscription.
With a live TV streaming service, you can check out popular shows such as Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, 106 & Park: Mic Check and Finding Justice.
This guide will quickly cover how to watch BET and BET Her on your TV, iPhone and streaming devices like a Fire TV Stick or Roku. I’ll also quickly cover what’s on BET+, which is different from the live TV channels.
My top pick to watch BET and BET Her without a cable subscription is through Philo. This live TV service is one of better secrets among cord cutters, and folks who don’t want to pay for an expensive cable TV package.
Philo carries 60+ live TV channels including BET, BET Her, A&E, AMC, Investigation Discovery, Lifetime, four MTV channels, OWN, Revolt and Vice.
You can sign up for a free 7-day trial of Philo in under a minute by using your mobile number. Then you binge watch Copwatch, Boomerang or whatever else on your Firestick, Roku or Apple TV.
Table of Contents
- How to Stream BET live Without Cable TV: Step-by-Step Guide
- Watch BET Live Without Cable
- Stream BET Live with Philo
- Sling TV: Watch BET Live
- fuboTV: Watch Copwatch on BET on demand
- Is BET on Hulu?
- Watch BET on AT&T TV
- What’s on BET Plus?
- What’s the best way to watch BET live without cable?
Watch BET Live Without Cable
A few years back, you had to pay quite a bit to cable TV or a satellite provider like DISH or DIRECTV every month. Now there are a lot of great streaming alternatives so you can watch your channels live or on-demand.
These live TV services live stream your favorite networks such as ESPN, A&E and local ABC channels online.
Philo, Sling TV, fuboTV and AT&T TV Now all carry BET. All four of these services have free trials that are good for a week. If you don’t cancel online before then, you’ll get billed. But during that week, you can watch all the Copwatch (on-demand) and live TV shows such as Sistas and Twenties.
All you need to get started is an Internet connection. An Amazon Firestick, Roku or Apple TV is the best way to live stream channels on a TV. If you’re paying $60 or $70 per month just for the Internet, the options are getting better in many parts of the U.S.
Stream BET Live with Philo
Philo is the best option for most people who want to watch new TV shows on BET and BET Her.
There are no sports or local channels. That’s basically how the company keeps its monthly rate to $25 per month.
Subscribers get unlimited Cloud DVR, and a huge library of on-demand movies and TV shows.
Philo works on an Amazon Fire Stick, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV devices, iPhones, iPads and Android smartphones. You can use a Philo subscription to activate 34 apps, including the BET app. So you won’t need a cable TV provider anymore for most channels in a Philo subscription.
I have been using Philo since December 2017. You can read my review of Philo. If you don’t like the service, you can easily cancel online. Before deciding whether to sign up, you can look over Philo’s channel lineup. Or you can get a 7-day free trial and start watching.
Sling TV: Watch BET Live
Sling TV carries BET on its Blue channel bundle for $35 per month.
Sling TV has two main channel bundles — Orange and Blue. Sling Blue carries 45+ channels, including NFL Network, FS1, FS2, Nat Geo Wild and Discovery. Sling Orange has 34+ channels, but no BET.
You can look over the channel lineups before deciding whether to sign up. To record shows, you can add 50 hours of Cloud DVR for another $5 per month.
Sling TV has apps on every major streaming device, so it’s pretty easy to start watching on your television. You can use a Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV (Fire Stick) and even Android TV devices such as NVIDIA Shield.
When you sign up for Sling TV, the first month costs only $10. The regular price kicks in after that, but you can cancel online whenever you want.
You can also get a free or discounted streaming device by signing up for a brief subscription.
fuboTV: Watch Copwatch on BET on demand
fuboTV pulls together 100+ sports, entertainment, news and local channels.
You can watch local NBC, FOX and CBS stations. And if you own a 4K HDR television, you can watch some sporting events — like college football and basketball — in 4K HDR.
Subscribers get 30 hours of Cloud DVR. But you don’t really need your DVR space to record games. fuboTV has its unique “look back” feature, which has sporting events that aired in the last 72 hours.
You can use a Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, stream to a PC or watch on an Android TV device.
A&E, Travel Channel, Food Network, Nat Geo Wild, SyFy and MTV are among the entertainment networks in fubo’s basic package. Look over the channel lineup to see what local NBC, FOX or CBS stations are available along with regional sports networks.
A subscription costs $59.99 per month. fuboTV has a great mobile app. And you can use a fuboTV subscription to activate up to 65 apps on a streaming device or a PC.
fuboTV has a free 7-day trial for new customers.
Is BET on Hulu?
Season 1 through Season 9 of The Game is currently on Hulu’s on-demand service, which is super cheap at $5.99 per month. No BET networks are available on Hulu with Live TV.
Watch BET on AT&T TV
The newest streaming service from AT&T is called AT&T TV. It shouldn’t be confused with its other streaming service AT&T TV Now, which is designed for streaming devices such as a Roku or Fire TV Stick.
AT&T TV is basically the new replacement for DIRECTV. But instead of satellite service, you are streaming on with a 4K Android TV box from AT&T. There are no 4K AT&T TV channels at the moment. But you can watch Netflix and other streaming apps in 4K.
The entry-level bundle costs $50 per month. But know that the $50 rate jumps to $93 per month in the second year of service. And you have to sign a two-year contract. So it’s not your cheapest cable alternative. There are a number of different channel lineups within AT&T TV.
What’s on BET Plus?
BET+ is a subscription service that has original programs such as Sacrifice, Tyler Perry’s Ruthless, Bigger and First Wives Club.
BET Plus will have more than 1,000 hours of BET Originals, movies and older TV shows. It has apps for Fire TV, Apple TV and Android and iOS devices such as iPhones and iPads.
A subscription to BET+ is $9.99 per month. You can sign up directly through the BET+ site. If you already subscribe to Amazon Prime, you can also sign up for a free 7-day trial to BET+ through Amazon Channels.
If you decide to keep the service beyond the free trial, you will be billed monthly through your Amazon account.
What’s the best way to watch BET live without cable?
There are a number of choices out there when it comes to watch BET without cable, so let’s narrow down the list.
Sling TV is the second cheapest option at $30 per month. Make sure to get the Sling Blue bundle which carries BET and about 46 other live TV channels. Customers get 10 hours of Cloud DVR, on-demand movies and TV shows. You can get 50 hours of Cloud DVR for another $5 per month.
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