UPDATED on July 5, 2021
Where can you Stream A&E?
A&E is available on Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, Philo and Vidgo. None of these services require a cable TV subscription. You can use a Roku, Amazon Fire TV or Apple TV to watch on your television.
Live stream A&E Networks online
There are plenty of options to watch new episodes of A&E, so you can get your fix of Rescue Cam or The First 48 without a cable subscription.
You don’t need Comcast, Spectrum, Cox, or anything else that comes with a triple-digit bill every month. Premium cable channels aren’t exclusive to cable or satellite TV companies anymore.
The cheapest way to live stream new A&E episodes as they air is through Philo.
Philo keeps its price low by carrying no sports, and no local channels.
If you’re looking for a live TV service that comes closer to resembling your cable TV package, then you should try out fuboTV.
fuboTV has 120+ channels, including ESPN, local FOX, ABC and NBC networks. And you have plenty of recording space with 250 hours of Cloud DVR.
Thanks to this new era of streaming and cord cutting, there are a number of ways you can use a Roku, Amazon Fire TV Stick or Google Chromecast to watch live TV.
What are the most popular shows on A&E?
Below is a list of A&E’s most popular programs. Everyone has their own favorites. I’ve always enjoyed The First 48 because it was like a series of short mysteries being solved right in front of you.
60 Days In is a pretty eye opening experience, especially for participants who never had visited the county clink, but had some pretty firm opinions about the place. Storage Wars is fun because it can sometimes be an oddball, urban pig scramble.
- Accused: Guilty or Innocent?
- Biography Presents
- Ghost Hunters
- The Time is Now: Race and Resolution
- Born This Way
- Leah Remini: Scientology and The Aftermath
- The First 48
- Cold Case Files
- Storage Wars
- Bates Motel
- 60 Days In
** Note: This most popular list is from aetv.com. Those listings with date and times are A&E’s current seasons with new episodes.
Can I stream A&E shows online?
You can watch some A&E shows for free on their website, but only select episodes. You shouldn’t expect to be able to stream a whole season of a top-rated show like 60 Days In or Nightwatch.
The A&E website keeps their content fairly locked down for cable subscribers.
Hulu subscribers will find a number of A&E shows with numerous seasons to watch. But don’t expect to find the latest episodes that just aired on live TV. Hulu currently has numerous seasons of The First 48, Beyond Scared Straight and Duck Dynasty.
Hulu’s on-demand streaming service costs $5.99 per month, and you can get a 30-day free trial if you’re a new subscriber.
How to Watch A&E without cable on Roku, Fire TV Stick or Chromecast
There are two ways to watch A&E on Roku, Fire TV Stick or Google Chromecast.
You can subscribe to a live TV service such as fuboTV or Sling TV, and watch A&E live without a cable subscription.
The second method is to stream on the A&E app. For full seasons or a live TV feed, the A&E app requires you to activate it either through a cable TV subscription or live TV streaming service.
Hulu with Live TV: Watch A&E without cable
Hulu with Live TV has 65+ channels including A&E, History Channel, HGTV, CNN, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN News. You’ll also find more local NBC, ABC and FOX stations than any other live TV streaming service. And Hulu has a growing number of regional sports channels like NBCSN.
Hulu + Live TV costs $64.99 per month and includes 50 hours of Cloud DVR.
Subscribers get unlimited access to its other on-demand subscription service of TV shows and movies that people pay $5.99 and up for. All Hulu Originals like Little Fires Everywhere are included with the live TV subscription as well. So you’re essentially getting two streaming services.
Look over the channel lineup for Hulu with Live TV and see what local channels and regional sports networks are offered in your area. Hulu + Live TV has a free 7-day trial that you can use even if you already subscribe to Hulu’s on-demand streaming service.
Is A&E on fuboTV?
Not anymore. fuboTV told customers on June 30, 2021 their service will no longer carry A&E, History Channel, Lifetime, FYI channel, Lifetime Movie Network and Vice TV.
Watch A&E cheap with Philo
Philo is the cheapest way to live stream A&E without a cable TV subscription.
For $25 per month, subscribers get 64 live TV channels, including AMC, Animal Planet, BBC America, Science Channel, Sundance TV, HGTV and Viceland.
You can use Philo on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV Stick and Android TV devices such as Google Chromecast.
From a web browser, you can watch Philo on Mac computers, PCs, iOS devices and Android devices.
Subscribers can activate the A&E app and 36 others using your Philo account. If you’re using a Fire TV Cube or Stick, you can use your single sign-on feature. By activating one app through Philo, you will automatically be signed into other TV Everywhere apps supported by your subscription. (Support varies among streaming devices.)
You can try out Philo free for a week by signing up in under a minute using your smartphone number.
Stream A&E shows live on Sling TV
Sling TV has A&E in its Orange and Blue channel bundle.
With Sling, you’re able to build your own channel package. You can pick either Sling Orange or Blue before deciding whether you want any add-on channel packages.
The Sling Orange package gets you A&E as part of a 34+ channel package for $35 per month.
Other channels in the Sling Orange package include HGTV, TBS, ESPN, History Channel and IFC.
Sling Blue has 47+ channels, including AMC, CNN, FX, History Channel and NFL Network.
Sling TV will give you a streaming device for free if you pre-pay for two months of service. There are no obligations after that.
Vidgo: Streaming A&E
Vidgo has the A&E channel and more than 85 other live TV channels. ESPN, HGTV, NFL RedZone and Hallmark 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.
Is A&E on YouTube TV?
No. YouTube TV does not currently carry A&E.
But YouTube TV has added a number of ViacomCBS networks. Those networks include BET, CMT, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, TV Land, VH1, BET Her, MTV2, Nick Jr., NickToons, TeenNick and MTV Classic.
What’s the best way to watch or stream A&E online?
Philo is the cheapest option to watch A&E without cable at $25 per month. You can quickly sign up for a free 7-day trial by using your mobile number. You will get 64 channels including A&E, HGTV, AMC and Comedy Central. There is unlimited Cloud DVR and no contracts.
Hulu with Live TV is the way to go if you want to live stream A&E and watch a deep library of on-demand shows from the network.
Subscribers get 65+ live TV channels and unlimited access to Hulu’s on-demand library that people pay $5.99 and up for. So you’re getting two streaming services in one for $64.99 per month.
Hulu with Live TV has a free 7-day trial. You’re not under any contract or obligation to keep the service if you don’t like it.
What’s your favorite way to stream A&E without cable? Let other readers know in the comments below.
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