Watch Hallmark Channel Without Cable
There’s never been more ways to watch Hallmark Channel, and its sister network Hallmark Movies & Mysteries on the cheap.
You can actually check out popular shows like Home & Family, When Calls the Heart or the upcoming June wedding themed movies free for a limited time.
And you don’t even need a cable or satellite subscription.
This guide will quickly show you how to watch Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Drama and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries on your TV, iPhone or favorite streaming device like a Roku. The cheapest way to get all three Hallmark networks without cable, including Hallmark Drama, is through Philo.
You can try out Philo free for a week. It costs only $20 per month for 61 channels. Philo works on Roku, Fire TV, Firestick, Android TV and Apple TV devices.
So it’s a good time to get busy with binge watching the Hallmark Channel without cable.
Despite some production setbacks due to COVID, Hallmark Channel is still rolling out a new slate of fall movies for 2020.
The “Fall Harvest” lineup kicks off Sept. 19 with the first of five original movies. Love at Daisy Hills premiers on the 19th.
A new movie will debut each week until Oct. 17. The movies are Love at Look Lodge, Country at Heart, My Best Friend’s Bouquet, and Sweet Autumn.
Nikki DeLoach and Andrew Walker reunite in Sweet Autumn. As for Christmas movies, Hallmark is already filming USS Christmas at locations in North Carolina.
How to Stream Hallmark Channel Live
There are a growing number of live TV streaming platforms that carry Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. Not so long ago, you had to subscribe to a cable or satellite company like DIRECTV to get your fix of Lacey Chabot fare.
What is a live streaming platform? It’s basically an alternative to popular cable packages offered by Comcast, Spectrum and others that cost a lot less. Instead of getting a feed of channels through your cable cord, they’re coming to you over the Internet. That allows you to watch live TV through a Roku, smartphone or PC.
fuboTV, Philo, Sling TV, and Vidgo are among these live TV streaming TV companies that offer Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
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 weeklong trial, so you can see if it’s a good fit for you without having to pay anything. So long as you have an 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 if that’s an obstacle for you.
Live Stream Hallmark Channel on Philo
Philo is one of the newest streaming services out there that carries live TV channels. Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Drama, and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries is included alongside networks like A&E, History Channel, HGTV, TLC, and AMC.
Philo doesn’t carry any sports channels, and that’s why the company can keep its monthly price so low.
You’ll need a Fire TV device, Roku or Apple TV if you want to stream Philo to your TV. Philo also has apps for iPhones and iPads. And you can live stream your Philo subscription from the web. Destination America, Nicktoons and Discovery Family are also part of the 61 channel lineup.
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 using Philo since 2017. You can read my review of the service.
If you want sports channels, then look over your other options below.
fuboTV: Live Stream Hallmark Channels
fuboTV has Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries in its entry-level channel lineup.
So don’t be fooled into thinking that fuboTV is only about college football, NASCAR and MMA fighting. The live streaming platform is aimed at sports fans, but there’s plenty of entertainment channels.
A&E, Bravo, HGTV, Travel Channel, National Geographic, Oxygen Network, Food Network, Lifetime Movies and Fox News are part of a 130+ channel bundle. Did I mention that Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries are included?
fuboTV includes 30 hours of Cloud DVR with a subscription so you can record Hallmark movies without needing a cable box.
You will get a cross section of channels that you may already be watching on cable. Similar to Philo, you can use your subscription to sign in to TV Everywhere apps, including the Hallmark Channel app. fuboTV has apps for pretty much every streaming device, including Amazon Fire TV, Firestick, Roku and Apple TV.
It’s the only streaming service that offers a selection of TV shows and live sporting events in 4K resolution. A subscription costs $64.99 per month.
Vidgo, a new streaming option
Vidgo is worth a try if you want to watch all three Hallmark channels on TV or on your iPhone. A subscription costs $50 per month, and currently there is no Cloud DVR to record shows.
The Core package has 68 channels, including Hallmark Drama, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. Subscribers also get FOX News, Own, Lifetime and TLC. You can look over Vidgo’s channel lineup before deciding whether to sign up for a free trial.
Vidgo works with all major streaming devices, including Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Android TV. Subscribers can stream on up to three devices at once.
You can try out Vidgo free for three days. Be sure to hop online and cancel before the trial ends if you want to avoid being billed.
Watch all three Hallmark channels on Sling TV
Sling TV carries all three Hallmark networks. That includes Hallmark Drama, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. It’s also one of the least expensive options around.
You can sign up for the Sling Orange channel bundle, which gives you 30+ channels for $30 per month. You’ll then need to add the Lifestyle channel bundle to get all three Hallmark networks for another $5 per month. So for $35 per month, you’ll have about 40+ channels including A&E, AMC, Disney Channel, ESPN, Food Network, HGTV, TBS, TNT and Travel Channel.
Sling Blue offers 45 channels including Bravo, Lifetime and History Channel for $30 per month. You’ll have to add the Lifestyle channel bundle with Sling Blue to get all your Hallmark networks. If you want to record a show or movie, you use 10 hours of Cloud DVR for free. You can get 50 hours of Cloud DVR for $5 per month.
Sling TV works on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and even PCs and smartphones.
Sling TV offers a free three-day trial, but that won’t include Hallmark networks because each channel is part of an add-on package.
But if you’re pretty sure that you’re joining Sling TV to get all three Hallmark networks, you should look over their offers to get a free streaming device or TV antenna by prepaying for two months. Like the other streaming services mentioned above, you’re under no obligation to stick with your subscription.
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 $20 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 free for three days to see if it’s a good fit for you.
You can also take advantage of their offers for a free streaming device or TV antenna.
For a household with sports fans, fuboTV is worth trying out free for a week. fuboTV carries Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries as part of its 110+ channel bundle. Look over the local channel lineup that fuboTV offers.
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.
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Note: This article was originally published Jan. 25, 2018, and has been updated.