How to Watch TruTV Without Cable TV
AT&T TV Now, Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV and YouTube TV include truTV in its channel lineups. Each live TV service has no contracts and work on Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast with Google TV and other Android TV devices.
Streaming truTV without a cable subscription is pretty easy.
It’s just a matter of choosing which live TV streaming service is the right fit.
“Impractical Jokers” and “Tacoma FD” are huge draws for the network. Every year, thousands of viewers need truTV to watch the NCAA March Madness tournament.
Hulu with Live TV still has a free 7-day trial. It’s my runner-up pick because you’re getting many staples from a cable subscription with more flexibility than a cable TV bundle.
A subscription costs $64.99 per month. You’ll get 50 hours of Cloud DVR, and unlimited access to Hulu’s on-demand library that people pay $5.99 per month for. You can look over Hulu’s Live TV channel package before subscribing.
Hulu’s free trial works even if you already subscribe to its on-demand streaming service.
Streaming services will let you watch truTV live along with a number of other channels. You just need an Internet connection and a compatible streaming device.
A Roku, Amazon Fire TV Stick (or Cube), Apple TV, Android TV Smart TV or Google Chromecast with Google TV will do the job.
How can I activate the truTV app?
If you want to activate the truTV app on a Roku or Fire TV Stick, you’re going to need a cable TV or satellite subscription. No live TV streaming service currently offers TV Everywhere support for truTV.
What are the most popular shows on truTV?
These days, truTV has mostly comedy-themed programming. So when March Madness games aren’t underway, you can find shows such as “Tacoma FD”, “The Carbonaro Effect”, and “At Home with Amy Sedaris”.
Whether you’re cutting the cord from a cable TV package, or just picking out a new streaming option, you should weigh the pros and cons of each service before signing up.
Stream truTV on Hulu with Live TV
Hulu’s Live TV package has 65+ live channels that includes truTV, TNT, ESPN, ESPN2, FS1. HGTV, National Geographic and Vice TV.
Hulu’s live TV service also carries local NBC, ABC, CBS and FOX stations. If you’re a sports fan, having those local stations will be important for baseball, football and soccer.
You can look over Hulu’s local channels offered in your area by punching in your zip code.
A subscription comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR to record whatever you want.
You can stream Hulu + Live TV on Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, Android and Chromecast. Subscribers can also use their account to sign in to 41 apps for networks like FOX, History Channel, NBC Sports and Travel Channel.
Considering that you’re getting the live TV plan and the full catalog of Hulu on-demand library and Hulu Originals like The Handmaid’s Tale, it’s unlikely that you’ll run out of things to watch.
A subscription costs $64.99 per month. There’s no contract or hidden fees. You can easily cancel online before a free trial ends if you don’t like the service. Hulu + Live TV has a free 7-day trial.
Stream truTV channel live with AT&T TV
An AT&T TV subscription lets you live stream truTV either from home on your Roku, 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. You get 20 hours of Cloud DVR and 40,000 on-demand movies and shows.
A subscription requires no contract. But if you do sign up, make sure you pick the “no contract” option if that’s what you want.
AT&T TV works on Roku, Android TV, Fire TV devices, Apple TV and smartphones and tablets. You can look over the channel lineups and packages before deciding whether to sign up.
Sling TV, a budget choice for live truTV streaming without cable
Sling TV is one of the most popular platforms out there for streaming live TV. You can live stream truTV with either one of their main channel bundles.
The Sling Orange bundle has 34 channels for $35 per month. It’s definitely the cheapest way to watch March Madness games on truTV or the latest episode of “Tacoma FD” live as it airs.
Comedy Central, EPIX Drive-In, HGTV and TBS are included in the Sling Orange plan.
Sling Blue subscribers get 47 channels for $35 per month with extras like NFL Network, National Geographic and regional NBC sports networks. Sling TV has 50 hours of Cloud DVR as part of any subscription.
Watch truTV on YouTube TV
YouTube TV carries truTV along with 85+ channels. A subscription costs $64.99 per month. Subscribers get local ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX stations with some cable TV staples. There’s ESPN, ESPN2, Fox News and TBS. A subscription includes unlimited Cloud DVR.
YouTube TV works with Roku, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Google Chromecast with Google TV and Apple TV. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial.
Is truTV on fuboTV?
Not anymore. truTV was among a group of channels owned by the Turner Broadcasting System Inc. that left fuboTV’s channel lineup on July 1, 2020.
Other Turner-owned channels dropped that day from fuboTV included TNT, TBS, CNN, CNN International, CNN en Espanol, HLN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies, truTV and Boomerang.
What’s the best way to watch a truTV live stream online?
Live streaming truTV is a cinch. It’s just a matter of choosing how you want to do it.
Want the lowest price possible? Then Sling TV is the way to go.
The Sling Orange or Blue bundle costs $35 per month. You’ll get between 34 to 47 channels and 50 hours of Cloud DVR. Look over Sling TV’s channel bundles before you sign up. If you prepay for two months then you can get a free streaming device from Sling TV.
Hulu with Live TV will give you the best overall value as a straight up cable TV replacement with a big on-demand streaming library. You’re getting 65+ live channels and 50 hours of Cloud DVR for $64.99 per month. Having the on-demand library at your fingertips means you’ll be able to watch shows such as Impractical Jokers and “The Carbonaro Effect” along with Hulu Originals. If you already subscribe to Hulu on-demand it makes a lot of sense to sign up for a free trial of Hulu with Live TV and roll your streaming packages into one price.
There’s no contracts or hidden fees. Just cancel online if you don’t like the service before your trial ends.
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