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
- 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, DIRECTV STREAM, Sling TV and YouTube TV all carry Hallmark Channel and its sister networks in their channel lineups.
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.
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 $69.99 per month. fuboTV works on Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV, Smart TVs and Google Chromecast with Google TV.
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 (or frndly TV) is the cheapest and most affordable option for watching popular networks without cable TV.
frndly carries more than 35 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 65+ channels for $69.99 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 $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 $35 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 for $35 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.
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.
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.
The best budget option is frndly, which costs $8.99 per month for HD picture resolution. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial.
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