UPDATED on June 14, 2021
How to Watch HGTV without Cable TV
A number of streaming services now provide live TV and carry the HGTV. They include fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Philo, Sling TV, Vidgo and YouTube TV. These live TV streaming services work on Roku, Google Chromecast with Google TV, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and various Smart TVs.
How to Watch HGTV Online
Today, you’re going to quickly learn how to watch HGTV without cable using a Roku and other popular streaming devices.
The cheapest way to watch HGTV live is with Philo, a live TV streaming service that costs only $25 per month for 64 channels. There are no contracts with Philo, and you can try the service free for a week.
Philo essentially gives you a simpler version of a cable TV bundle. You stream HGTV live along with 64 other channels within the Philo app. Subscribers also get a library of HGTV shows on-demand.
So you’ll be able to stream episodes of Dream Home, Urban Oasis, Fixer Upper, House Hunters and any other show that’s on HGTV.
Philo is among a number of cord cutting options that you can use instead of Comcast, Spectrum or satellite providers like DIRECTV.
With a live TV streaming service, you are essentially watching HGTV online. You’ll just need a streaming device like a Roku, Fire TV Stick or Apple TV to watch your live channels on a television.
Most of these streaming services below also support watching on a PC, smart phone or game consoles like Xbox One or PlayStation.
And they’re much cheaper than cable TV. If you end up replacing your cable subscription, there are a number of ways to get a reasonably priced Internet connection without cable too.
New Shows on HGTV to Watch
HGTV has already announced 13 new series and three pilots for 2021.
Home Again With the Fords stars the brother-sister duo that helps clients renovate their childhood homes.
Last year, siblings Leanne and Steve Ford found a new calling in home design and the show Restored by the Fords starts off with quirky homes being remade in the Pittsburgh area.
In Everything but the House, Lara Spencer and her team helps families declutter their houses, and find items to auction off.
Meanwhile, some old favorites are returning too, including Island Life, Property Brothers and Fixer Upper.
Philo: Live Stream HGTV Online
Philo keeps its price low by not offering sports or local channels.
But you’ll find all three Hallmark channels.
A&E, History, Investigation Discovery, BBC America and Sundance TV are part of the 64 channel lineup. There is unlimited Cloud DVR to record shows and a huge catalog of on-demand content.
Philo lets you activate apps for most of your channels. This is known as TV Everywhere access.
So if you miss a new episode, you have two ways of playing catch up. Philo’s on-demand library has new and older episodes of shows.
Or just download the HGTV app to your Roku, activate it with your Philo credentials and start watching episodes.
Philo carries other popular channels such as American Heroes Channel, Destination America, Discovery Family and MTV Live. You can look over Philo’s channel lineup.
Philo has a 7-day free trial with no contracts or obligations. If you don’t like the service, you can easily cancel online whenever you want.
Philo works on Roku, Apple TV and Fire TV devices. You can also watch on iPhones and PCs.
Watch HGTV Online with Sling TV
Sling TV carries HGTV in its two channel bundles known as Sling Orange and Sling Blue.
The Orange bundle has 35 channels, including ESPN, AMC, CNN, TNT and Epix Drive-In.
Sling Blue has about 47 channels, including NBC, FOX, NFL Network, USA, Bravo and Food Network.
You can subscribe to the Orange or Blue channel bundles for $35 per month. Get 50 hours of Cloud DVR for free or 200 hours for $5 per month.
There are a number of other add-ons for comedy, sports and news.
You can start watching with a Roku, Fire TV, Smart TVs, Google Chromecast and smartphones. When you sign up for Sling TV, the first month costs only $10. The regular rate of $35 per month kicks in after that. There are no contracts, or extra fees like cable TV.
If you prepay for a brief subscription, you can get a free streaming device.
fuboTV: Watch HGTV online without cable
fuboTV, a sports streaming platform, has HGTV in its entry-level subscription which has about 100+ channels.
But fubo isn’t just about live sports. It now dubs itself as a “cable replacement” because of its robust lineup of entertainment and news networks, including A&E, CNN, Bravo, Oxygen Network, Food Network, AMC and two Hallmark Channels.
fuboTV has local NBC, CBS and FOX channels in most of the U.S. You can look over what local channels and regional sports channels are available in your area.
Subscribers get 30 hours of Cloud DVR. Just like with Philo, you can sign in to dozens of TV Everywhere apps, including the HGTV app. fuboTV supports Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV and Android TV devices. The service has a solid mobile app for iPhone and Android smartphones. And you can watch on your PC.
A subscription costs $64.99 per month. fuboTV has a free trial that lasts a week.
Hulu with Live TV: Watch HGTV Online
Hulu with Live TV has HGTV in its 65+ channel lineup, and it’s the best choice for people that want key networks like ESPN, FS1, TBS and A&E.
Subscribers get 50 hours of Cloud DVR. You can sign in to 41 apps like FOX Sports, Bravo, HGTV and NBC.
Hulu with Live TV costs $64.99 per month. As a subscriber, you also get unlimited access to Hulu’s other on-demand streaming service that people usually pay $5.99 per month for.
That includes popular Hulu Originals like The Handmaid’s Tale and Castle Rock. So you’re really getting two streaming services for the price of one. Look over Hulu’s channel lineup for live TV. You can stream Hulu with Live TV on a Roku, Apple TV, Fire Stick or smart phone.
Hulu + Live TV has a free trial that lasts a week.
Stream HGTV on Vidgo
Vidgo carries HGTV as part of its 85+ channel live TV lineup. A&E, ESPN, History channel and Science Channel 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.
Does YouTube TV have HGTV?
Yes. YouTube TV has a robust channel lineup with HGTV, ESPN, AMC and CNN.
Subscribers get 85+ channels and unlimited Cloud DVR for $64.99 per month. YouTube TV works with Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Android TV devices such as the new Google Chromecast. YouTube TV has a free 7-day trial for new customers.
What’s the Best Way to Watch HGTV Without Cable?
Philo is the best live TV option for watching HGTV on the cheap.
A subscription gets you 64 live TV channels and unlimited Cloud DVR, and costs $25 per month.
So if you want an easy way to watch favorites like House Hunters International without a pricey Comcast subscription, I suggest trying Philo free for a week. You will also be able to activate the HGTV app on your Roku and other streaming devices.
Sling TV has HGTV in both of its channel bundles for $35 per month. You can get a decent mix of sports, entertainment and movie channels.
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