UPDATED on January 29, 2021
How do you watch Bravo without cable?
Bravo is available on Sling TV, fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV and YouTube TV.
These live TV streaming services are supported by Roku, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV and Android TV devices such as Google Chromecast.
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How to Watch Bravo on Roku, Amazon Fire TV
The cheapest way to watch Bravo either on TV or online is through Sling TV, a live TV service that works with Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick and Roku.
Make sure you sign up for the Sling Blue bundle because it’s the only one that carries Bravo. The Blue bundle has 47 live TV channels that are streamed online for $35 per month.
A subscription includes 50 hours of Cloud DVR for recordings. You can stream on up to three devices at once.
Discovery ID, HGTV, AMC, BET, TNT, Lifetime, TLC and History are part of the channel lineup.
If you prepay for a brief subscription, Sling TV will give you a free streaming device.
Bravo has been on Sling TV for about five years now. It was among the first live TV streaming services out there for cord-cutters and people who weren’t down with cable TV.
Now there are a number of live TV services on the market that offer cable-like channel lineups over the Internet.
The advantages to using a live TV service is that you can watch live TV on a smartphone or tablet, and you don’t have to sign up for any kind of contract.
Here’s a breakdown of everything you need to know about watching Bravo without cable TV or a satellite service.
Hulu carries Bravo programming a couple of different ways.
Hulu’s on-demand streaming service does have some of Bravo’s back catalog of shows, but not new episodes.
So if you’re just looking for a way to watch all 11 seasons of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, subscribing to Hulu’s on-demand streaming service is the way to go. It costs $5.99 per month, and you can try it free for 30 days.
You can subscribe to Hulu + Live TV to watch the latest shows on Bravo as they air.
Hulu with Live TV has 65+ live TV channels such as CW, E!, HGTV, Lifetime and TLC for $64.99 per month. Subscribers get 50 hours of Cloud DVR to record shows. Hulu gives live TV customers unlimited access to its on-demand library. That’s the same on-demand service that people pay $5.99 per month for. So you’re basically getting two streaming services for the same price as some of Hulu’s competitors.
Even if you already pay for Hulu on-demand, you can get a free 7-day trial of the live TV service and see if it’s for you. Just be sure to cancel before the trial ends if you decide that you don’t want to subscribe.
Hulu has apps for Roku, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV and mobile apps for iOS and Android smartphones.
fuboTV carries 120+ channels including Bravo, HGTV, Oxygen, ESPN and CMT for $64.99 per month. Subscribers get 30 hours of Cloud DVR.
fuboTV is the only live TV service that streams select live sporting events and a library of on-demand shows in 4K.
It started out as a sports-focused service, but fuboTV has been pivoting into a cable TV replacement. Local channels such as ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX are available in most of the U.S.
The Sling Blue channel bundle carries Bravo and 45+ channels for $35 per month. Sling Blue has A&E, Investigation Discovery and TLC.
You can look over the channel lineups for Sling TV before deciding what will work best for you.
If you want to record shows or movies, Sling TV includes 50 hours of Cloud DVR. You can get 200 hours of Cloud DVR for $5 per month.
Sling TV supports just about every major streaming device out there, including Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV and Roku.
When you sign up for Sling TV, the first month is only $10. There are no contracts, or extra fees like cable TV.
YouTube TV carries Bravo and 84 other channels. A subscription costs $64.99 per month.
AMC, BET, Paramount Network and truTV are included in the channel lineup. Subscribers get unlimited Clould DVR. YouTube TV works on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, PCs, iPhones and Android smartphones.
YouTube TV has a free 7-day trial for new customers.
Is the Bravo app free?
It’s free to download the Bravo app to your smartphone or streaming device. But if you want to actually watch new episodes of shows, you either need a cable subscription or a live TV service that supports access to the Bravo app.
Sling TV, fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV and YouTube TV subscribers can activate the Bravo app and watch all the shows included within the Bravo app.
This is known as TV Everywhere access. But many of these episodes will also be available on-demand with your live TV streaming service.
What’s the best way to watch Bravo without cable?
Sling TV is the cheapest option for watching Bravo without cable at $35 per month. The Blue channel bundle has 47 channels including Bravo, HGTV and TLC. When you sign up for Sling TV, there are no contracts, or extra fees like cable TV.
If you’re willing to sign up for a couple of months in advance, Sling will give you a free streaming device. Sling TV has no contracts or hidden fees.
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