There are a number of ways to watch HGTV without cable on a Smart TV, Roku or Amazon Fire TV Stick.
How to Watch HGTV on a Smart TV, Roku or Amazon Fire TV
The cheapest way to watch HGTV live without a cable TV subscription is with Philo, a live TV streaming service.
Philo essentially gives you a simpler version of a cable TV bundle. Subscribers get over 65 live TV channels, unlimited Cloud DVR and costs $25 per month.
You will be able to stream the latest seasons of Bargain Mansions, Good Bones, and Property Brothers: Forever Home.
Philo is among a number of cord-cutting options that you can use instead of cable TV or satellite providers.
Here are all of your streaming services that carry HGTV shows live or on-demand.
There is unlimited Cloud DVR to record shows and a huge catalog of TV shows and movies on-demand. You can watch live TV on three screens at once.
If you miss a new episode of a favorite TV show, you can either set the DVR to record, or see if the episode is already available on-demand.
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, Smart TVs, Apple TV and Fire TV devices. You can also watch live TV on iPhones and PCs.
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 $40 per month. All subscribers get 50 hours of Cloud DVR to record shows, movies and sports.
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.
Sling Orange subscribers can watch live TV on one screen at a time. Sling Blue subscribers can watch live TV on three screens at once.
You can check the latest offer Sling TV is making to new and returning customers.
The regular rate of $40 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 has about 152 channels, including HGTV in its entry-level subscription.
Fubo has entertainment and news networks, including A&E, CNN, Bravo, Oxygen Network, Food Network, AMC and two Hallmark Channels.
Subscribers get 1,000 hours of Cloud DVR. You can watch live TV on three screens at once.
fuboTV is available on Smart TVs, 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 live TV on your PC.
A subscription costs $74.99 per month. fuboTV has a free trial that lasts a week.
Hulu with Live TV
A subscription costs $69.99 per month. You also get unlimited access to Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu’s on-demand library.
Subscribers get unlimited Cloud DVR. Hulu’s channel lineup has local NBC ABC and FOX stations across the U.S.
You can watch live TV on two screens at once.
Look over Hulu’s channel lineup to see what local and regional sports channels are available in your area.
You can stream Hulu with Live TV on a Roku, Apple TV, Fire Stick or Smart TV.
Vidgo carries HGTV as part of its live TV lineup. A&E, ESPN, History channel and Science Channel are among the 100+ channels on Vidgo.
Subscribers can stream on up to three screens 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.
YouTube TV has HGTV and 85+ live TV channels. Subscribers get unlimited Cloud DVR.
A subscription costs $64.99 per month. You can watch live TV on three screens at once.
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.
A DIRECTV STREAM subscription includes HGTV in its entry-level channel bundle.
The Entertainment plan has 75+ channels for $74.99 per month. Subscribers can watch live TV on up to 20 screens at once.
A&E, ESPN2 and USA Network are included in the channel lineup. 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 Showtime, STARZ, Cinemax and EPIX for free before the monthly rates kick in.
DIRECTV STREAM works on Roku, Android TV, Fire TV devices, Apple TV and smartphones and tablets. Subscriptions run month to month and so you can cancel whenever you want.
You can look over the different channel lineups before deciding whether to sign up.
Is HGTV on Discovery Plus?
Discovery+ has a huge library of HGTV shows.
A subscription costs $4.99 per month. But the service does not carry a live TV feed of HGTV or it’s latest episodes of new shows.
The streaming service has 55,000 episodes from:
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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 more than 65 live TV channels and unlimited Cloud DVR, and costs $25 per month. So if you want an easy way to watch favorites like Good Bones or Property Brothers: Forever Home, a free 7-day trial of Philo is the way to go.
You will also be able to activate the HGTV app on your Roku and other streaming devices using a Philo subscription.
Note: This article was published on January 7, 2022, and has been updated.
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