It’s pretty easy to watch Hallmark Channel on a Roku or Firestick without a cable TV subscription.
This article breaks down all your options for cord-cutters, so you can watch Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Drama and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
Table of Contents
- How can I watch Hallmark Channel?
- Streaming Services with The Hallmark Channel
- Hallmark Channel on Philo
- Stream Hallmark Channel on fuboTV
- Watch Hallmark Channel on Vidgo
- Hallmark Channel on Frndly
- Hallmark Channel on DIRECTV STREAM
- Hallmark Channel on Sling TV
- Can you watch the Hallmark channel on YouTube TV?
- Is Hallmark Channel free on Amazon Prime?
- Can a digital TV antenna get the Hallmark Channel?
- What’s the best way to watch Hallmark Channel without cable?
How can I watch Hallmark Channel?
There are seven live TV services that carry Hallmark Channel and its sister networks, Hallmark Drama, and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. Philo, fuboTV, Vidgo, frndly TV, DIRECTV STREAM, Sling TV and YouTube TV all carry Hallmark Channel and its sister networks in their channel lineups.
The cheapest option? It’s frndly TV, which costs $8.99 per month for HD resolution following a free 7-day trial.
You will be able to watch your favorite shows and movies just as if you had a cable TV plan.
All you need is an internet connection. Once you pick a live TV service, and sign up for a plan, you can start streaming Hallmark Channel on a Roku, or Smart TV.
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.
Streaming Services with The Hallmark Channel
You can watch live TV without a cable subscription through the following streaming services. Most of these services offer a free trial that you can easily cancel online.
These streaming services work on Smart TVs, Roku, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV or Google Chromecast.
Hallmark Channel on Philo
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.
Check out the channel selection or sign up for a free 7-day trial. You can easily cancel online if Philo isn’t for you.
Stream Hallmark Channel on fuboTV
fuboTV has all three Hallmark networks in its entry-level channel 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.
Did I mention that Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Drama and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries are included?
The fubo Pro bundle has 122 channels total. A&E, Bravo, HGTV, Travel Channel, National Geographic, Oxygen Network, Food Network, Lifetime Movies and Fox News make up its diverse channel lineup.
fuboTV includes 1,000 hours of Cloud DVR. and features entertainment and select sports in 4K picture resolution.
A subscription costs $74.99 per month. fuboTV works on Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV, Smart TVs and Google Chromecast with Google TV.
Check out what local channels that fuboTV has before signing up for a free 7-day trial.
Watch Hallmark Channel on Vidgo
Vidgo has the Hallmark Channel and more than 100 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.
A Vidgo subscription costs $59.95 per month. You can look over the channel lineup before deciding whether to sign up.
Hallmark Channel on Frndly
frndly TV is the cheapest and most affordable option for watching popular networks without cable TV.
frndly carries more than 40 live TV channels, including A&E, History and The Weather Channel. All three Hallmark Channels are included in the three plans that frndly offers.
The streaming service has a basic plan that is $6.99 per month. The basic plan streams live TV in standard definition and allows you to watch TV on one screen at a time.
For HD picture quality, you can subscribe to the Classic plan for $8.99 per month. Subscribers to the Classic plan also get unlimited Cloud DVR for recordings. You can watch live TV on two screens at once. And you can keep recordings for three months.
The Premium plan costs $10.99 per month. Subscribers can watch live TV on up to four screens at once. And you can keep recordings for 9 months.
You can sign up for a free 7-day trial.
Hallmark Channel on DIRECTV STREAM
DIRECTV STREAM has all three Hallmark channels that you watch from home or on the go using a smartphone or tablet.
The Entertainment plan has 75+ channels for $74.99 per month. ESPN, Nickelodeon and HGTV are included in the channel lineup.
A subscription requires no contract. You get unlimited Cloud DVR and 40,000 on-demand movies and shows.
DIRECTV STREAM has a free 5-day trial.
Subscribers can get three months of STARZ, Cinemax, Showtime and EPIX for free before the regular rate kicks in.
DIRECTV STREAM works on Roku, Android TV, Fire TV devices, Apple TV and smartphones and tablets.
You can look over the different channel lineups before deciding whether to sign up.
Hallmark Channel on Sling TV
Sling TV carries all three Hallmark networks. That includes Hallmark Drama, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
At $40 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 $40 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 $6 per month.
Sling Orange has ESPN, AMC and Disney Channel. Adding Lifestyle Extra adds 10 channels under the Orange plan.
Sling Blue has NFL Network, HGTV and Food Network. 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.
You can check the latest offer Sling TV is making to new and returning customers. If you prepay for a brief subscription, you can get a free streaming device.
Can you watch the Hallmark channel on YouTube TV?
YouTube TV includes Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries and Hallmark Drama in its channel lineup. The three networks were added in November 2021.
YouTube has 85+ channels, including local channels and unlimited Cloud DVR for $64.99 per month. Subscribers can watch live TV on three screens at once. YouTube TV works on Smart TVs, Roku, Amazon Fire TV Sticks, Apple TV.
You can also stream on Android and iOS devices. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial.
Is Hallmark Channel free on Amazon Prime?
An Amazon Prime subscription will not get you access to the trio of live Hallmark Channels available on cable TV and satellite providers. But you can subscribe to Hallmark Movies Now, and watch movies through Prime Video.
Can a digital TV antenna get the Hallmark Channel?
No, the Hallmark Channel and its sister networks do not broadcast over-the-air. But these networks are not just on cable or satellite in 2022.
Seven live TV streaming services currently carry Hallmark Channel, including DIRECTV STREAM, frndly, fuboTV, Philo, Sling TV, Vidgo and YouTube TV.
TV antennas only carry broadcast networks such as ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and PBS.
What’s the best way to watch Hallmark Channel without cable?
The best budget option is frndly TV, which costs $8.99 per month for HD picture resolution. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial.
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.
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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
Dolores cleary says
I’d hallmark available on Roku? If so , how much to watch?
Maureen Pound says
Hallmark is a big deal and not only for me- it is for so many. Why can’t we purchase an all in Hallmark like we do on CBS All Access? I hate having to search and guess which Hallmark station for something I want to see. I subscribe to Hallmark Movies Now and have Hallmark on Apple TV. But when I try to find shows like Mystery Woman series (complete) I can’t find them. So frustrating…
FUBO is suppose to have 110 channels. I only get 81 of them and NONE of the hallmark channels. I can’t find any information as to why.
Every one wants hallmark as a separate app at the reasonable price without an extra bill of
sandra carey says
when will you offer just hallmark for nominal fee. I have hulu and dont want all that other stuff
Donald Baechler says
I just moved to Las Vegas and am looking at installing an antenna in my attic. A friend here has done that and gets fantastic reception.
I will subscribe to Sling for Nov & Dec to watch the Christmas movies on Hallmark and then cancel.
I watch so little TV that I would gladly pay $10 a month for something like Hallmark Movies Now if they put all the movies they produced on it.
Sadly we will never have true ala carte pricing.
I cut the cable cord and no longer get my beloved Hallmark movies. I, too, do not want to just keep adding packages. I already pay $14/month for Amazon Prime Video as itgives me music, Alexa, and free shipping for Amazon. I do not want to have to add another package. So, goodbye Hallmark. Can Hallmark do anything about this (like have a Hallmark only package?
Katrina Wilson says
PlaystationVue has all 3 Hallmark channels and a whole bunch of other great channels too for $60 monthly. Quite cheap
Jamie Soule says
I am going to be really sad to lose the Hallmark Movie & Mystery channel; it’s one of my favorites and one of the few I would be willing to pay a monthly fee to the network directly to have access to it. As many others have already pointed out it defeats the purpose of leaving cable TV if I then have to sign up for a bunch of streaming packages I don’t want to be able to see the few I do want. Maybe someday we’ll actually get ala carte services.
Has anyone tried “Hallmark Movies Now”?
I looked into it, thinking I could that instead of Sling. No. It has very limited, older, what they pick content. Hallmark is not affliated with Now. Its not for same content as what’s on cable. And Sling is now,$25 + $5 for Lifestyle pkg. So these guys are heading same direction as cable…..not good for consumer.
I agree/concur with you 100%. I like Hallmark and you have to pay a high price for cable service for channels you do not watch or just trash stations for $30-$50 a month. You should be able to select your channels for your price point base on an a la carte menu and not what the cable companies push on customers. I finally cut the cord and cancelled DIRECTV after many years (who has awful customer service). I may try Amazon Fire TV.
The “cut the cord” companies suggest you can buy packages without all the needless channels; however, it’s really no different than cable. You have to buy the “package” in order to get Hallmark… too bad you can’t just select the channels you really want. I don’t need the packages–just Hallmark. So, the question becomes–is Hallmark worth $25/month ($300/year)?
R Thomas says
You can not view Hallmark movies or Channel unless you subscribe to a provider of some sort be it cable or on line provider. You can not subscribe to Hallmark directly. I wish we could, but we can not! You must pay a price for a provider regardless of what anyone says. You pay Sling $20.00 / month then $4.99 / month for Hallmark! This should be made clear to all.
Lori Hiemier says
it was very clear to me.