UPDATED: September 1, 2021
How to Stream Hallmark Channel
DIRECTV STREAM, frndly TV, fuboTV, Philo, Sling TV and Vidgo all carry the Hallmark Channel.
You can watch these channels live TV services without a cable subscription on Roku, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV or Google Chromecast.
Table of Contents
- How to Stream Hallmark Channel
- Watch Hallmark Channel Without Cable
- How to Stream Hallmark Channel Live
- Can I watch the Hallmark channel on YouTube TV?
- What’s the best way to watch Hallmark Channel without cable?
Watch Hallmark Channel Without Cable
There’s never been more ways to watch Hallmark Channel and its sister networks on the cheap.
You don’t even need a cable TV or DIRECTV subscription anymore to watch the latest Hallmark shows and movies.
You can stream popular shows such as When Calls the Heart free for a limited time. And you can stream new movies, including Snowkissed and Taking a Shot at Love using a Roku, Amazon Fire TV Stick or Smart TV.
This guide will quickly show you how to watch Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Drama and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries without cable TV.
The best way to get all three Hallmark networks without cable, including Hallmark Drama, is through Philo. You get 64 live TV channels, including HGTV, Travel Channel (Trvl) and Food Network for $25 per month.
There are other options for cutting the cord from your cable TV subscription. So it’s good to weigh the pros and cons of each streaming service to figure out what the best fit for you.
How to Stream Hallmark Channel Live
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. No more contracts.
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 live TV streaming services have a free week long trial, so you can see if it’s a good fit for you without having to pay anything.
So long as you have a decent 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.
Philo specializes in sought-after entertainment channels once exclusive to cable TV.
Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Drama, and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries is included alongside networks like A&E, History Channel, HGTV, TLC and AMC.
Subscribers get unlimited Cloud DVR. So you can record a whole season of a show with one click of your remote.
Philo doesn’t carry any sports channels or local channels. And that’s why the company can keep its monthly price so low. A subscription costs $25 per month.
You can watch live TV through your Philo app on a Roku, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Google Chromecast or Apple TV. Philo also has apps for iPhones and iPads.
Philo also supports activating 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 subscribing to Philo since 2017 and remain very happy with the service.
fuboTV has all three Hallmark networks among the 120+ channels in the family bundle.
So don’t be fooled into thinking that fuboTV is only about college football, NASCAR and ESPN. This live TV streaming platform is aimed at being an overall replacement of a cable TV or satellite provider.
A&E, Bravo, HGTV, Travel Channel, National Geographic, Oxygen Network, Food Network, Lifetime Movies and Fox News are part of a 120+ channel bundle.
Did I mention that Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Drama and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries are included?
fuboTV includes 250 hours of Cloud DVR. and features entertainment and select sports in 4K picture resolution.
A subscription costs $64.99 per month. fuboTV works on Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV, Smart TVs and Google Chromecast with Google TV.
Vidgo has the Hallmark Channel and more than 85 other live TV channels. A&E, ESPN, and History are among some of Vidgo’s most popular channels.
Subscribers can stream 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.
All three Hallmark channels are available on frndly TV.
The Classic plan for HD picture resolution costs $7.99 per month. Subscribers get 15 channels total including insp, Game Show Network and Sportsman Channel. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial.
An DIRECTV STREAM subscription lets you live stream all three Hallmark channels 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.
A subscription requires no contract. You get 20 hours of Cloud DVR and 40,000 on-demand movies and shows.
DIRECTV STREAM works on Roku, Android TV, Fire TV devices, Apple TV and smartphones and tablets.
Sling TV carries all three Hallmark networks. That includes Hallmark Drama, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
At $35 per month, it’s also one of the least expensive options around for replacing your cable subscription.
Sling TV has two main channel bundles called Sling Orange and Sling Blue. You can subscribe to either the Orange or Blue bundle for $30 per month.
But you’ll need to subscribe to an add-on channel bundle called Lifestyle Extra for all the Hallmark networks. It costs another $5 per month.
Sling Orange has ESPN, AMC and Disney Channel. Adding Lifestyle Extra adds 10 channels under the Orange plan. So you’ll have 43 channels total.
Sling Blue has NFL Network, HGTV and Food Network for $30 per month. Lifestyle Extra with the Blue bundle also adds 10 more channels. You will have 56 channels total.
Sling Blue is probably the better deal for most people. But you can look over the Sling TV channel lineup before deciding.
You can start watching with a Roku, Fire TV, Smart TVs, Google Chromecast and smartphones.
If you prepay for a brief subscription, you can get a free streaming device.
Can I watch the Hallmark channel on YouTube TV?
YouTube TV doesn’t currently offer the Hallmark Channel. But YouTube TV has been adding channels since its inception.
So you could see some new channels come to YouTube TV in the future.
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. A subscription costs $25 per month.
Sling TV also offers all three Hallmark channels for about $35 per month, but remember that these channels are part of an add-on known as the Lifestyle bundle. You can try out Sling TV without any contracts or obligations and see if it’s a good fit for you.
You can also take advantage of Sling TV’s offer for a free streaming device when you prepay for two months of service.
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.
Note: This article was originally published Jan. 25, 2018, and has been updated.
Founder and Editor of The Cord Cutting Report. Before launching the site in 2016, he worked for more than two decades as a staff writer or correspondent for a number of daily newspapers, including The Boston Globe. His enthusiasm for tech began with the Atari 2600. Follow @james_kimble