5 Quick Ways to Watch TNT without cable

You can watch TNT live without cable, including live sports, on five different streaming services. Sling TV, Hulu Live TV, YouTube TV and DIRECTV STREAM all carry TNT as a live TV channel. And now, …

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You can watch TNT live without cable, including live sports, on five different streaming services.

Sling TV, Hulu Live TV, YouTube TV and DIRECTV STREAM all carry TNT as a live TV channel. And now, Max is a fifth option if you want live sports from TNT.

I have subscribed to all of these streaming services and will rate each one for strictly for streaming TNT without a cable subscription.

Max, formerly known as HBO Max, unveiled their new Bleacher Report Sports add-on, which includes all live games on TNT, TBS and TruTV. The add-on debuted on Oct. 5 to U.S. customers. The new sports add-on includes live NBA, MLB and NHL games. 

Max subscribers are getting a free trial of Bleacher Report Sports until Feb. 29. The add-on will cost an extra $9.99 per month after that. 

If you don’t need TNT as a live TV channel, Amazon Prime and Hulu carry some popular TNT shows on-demand such as “Animal Kingdom” and “The Alienist.” These streaming services work on Smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast with Google TV and other Android TV devices. 

In the ever-evolving world of streaming, you have more choices than ever to watch TNT without a costly cable subscription. Choices were very limited when I started using live TV streaming in 2016. I’ve tried and tested all of these streaming services across a plethora of platforms including Smart TVs, Roku and Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, game consoles, iPhones (with current iOS), and Android smartphones.

How to Watch TNT live without cable TV

When it comes to streaming TNT without a cable subscription, the landscape is now more accessible than ever. Selecting the right live TV streaming service is crucial, and I’m here to share my personal insights and experiences to help you make an informed decision.

You can watch TNT in HD picture quality — in either 720p or 1080p. No streaming services are currently offering TNT live in 4K. With my hands-on experience and deep expertise in the field, you can trust that the information I offer is not only comprehensive but also tailored to help you make the best choices.

You can read my review policy to learn more about how I make my picks.


  • Price: $9.99 – $19.99
  • Free trial: Available to Amazon Prime subscribers
  • DVR: No
  • Simultaneous Streams: 2 to 4 devices (depending on plan)
With Ads$9..99/monthSports from TBS, TNT and TruTV (with B/R Add-on)
Ad-Free$15.99/monthSports from TBS, TNT and TruTV (with B/R Add-on)
Ultimate Ad-Free$19.99/monthSports from TBS, TNT and TruTV (with B/R Add-on)
Device support: Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Cox device, LG Smart TV, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Roku, Samsung TV, VIZIO Smart TV, Xbox, XClass TV/Xumo TV, Xfinity X1 and Flex

My top choice is Max, formerly known as HBO Max, because the new Bleacher Report Sports add-on is essentially breaking up the pricey cable TV bundle. This add-on is a game-changer, giving you access to live games on TNT, TBS, and TruTV, including live NBA, MLB, and NHL games. 

Max has a vast library of movies, TV shows, and original programming from HBO, as well as additional content from Warner Bro. Discovery (WBD). 

The ad-free plan to Max is $15.99 per month. With ads, Max costs $9.99. The new sports add-on is another $9.99 per month.

As a sports enthusiast, I couldn’t be more thrilled with this offering. It’s a cost-effective solution that has live games for NBA, MLB and NHL fans. The Sports-add on seamlessly integrates into your existing Max subscription, making it a breeze to upgrade your entertainment options.

Sling TV

Orange$40/month32 (No locals)
Blue$40/month40 (Locals included)
Orange + Blue$55/month88
Device support: AirTV Mini, Amazon Echo Show, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast along with Smart TVs from LG, Samsung, Sony Bravia and VIZIO SmartCast.

Sling TV, while not my top pick, is a strong runner-up in this race. 

Priced at $40 per month, it’s budget-friendly and offers a decent selection of channels.  

The Sling Orange bundle has 31 channels including A&E, ESPN and TNT. Comedy Central, HGTV and TBS are included in the Sling Orange plan as well.

Sling Blue subscribers get 47 channels including CNNFS1NFL Network, and National Geographic. Sling TV has 50 hours of Cloud DVR for free.  The Sling Orange and Sling Blue can be rolled into one subscription for $55 per month.

For NBA fans, you can even enhance your game coverage by adding NBA TV through the Sports Extra bundle for an additional $11 per month. 

Sports Extra includes NFL RedZone, NBA TV, NHL Network, SEC Network, PAC 12 Network, ACC Network, ACC Network Extra, Longhorn Network, beIN Sports, MLB Network, SEC Network Plus, ESPNU, ESPNews, Tennis Channel, MLB Strike Zone and Outside TV.

Sling TV the second most cost-effective choice. Much like Max, it’s compatible with a variety of streaming devices and Smart TVs, ensuring a smooth and versatile viewing experience.

Check out either Sling Orange or Sling Blue. When you sign up for Sling TV, there are no contracts, or extra fees like cable TV.

Hulu + Live TV

  • Sign up & get Disney+ and ESPN+ included
  • Unlimited Cloud DVR (9 mos.)
  • Two simultaneous streams
Hulu + Live TV$76.99/month90+
Device support: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Chromecast with Google TV along with Smart TVs by Samsung, VIZIO SmartCast, Sony Bravia, PlayStation, XBox, Xfinity Flex and Xumo TV.

Hulu Live TV has a single package with more than 75 live channels that includes TNT, ESPNESPN2, FS1. HGTV, National Geographic and SyFy.

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 on their website.

A subscription comes with unlimited Cloud DVR and unlimited access to ESPN+, Disney+ and Hulu’s on-demand library.

You can stream Hulu with Live TV on Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, Android and Chromecast. Subscribers can also use their account to sign in to the TNT app. Even through

Even though Hulu costs more than Sling, it drives a lot of value with its extras. ESPN+ has exclusive live sports including out-of-market NHL games, or MLB games during the regular season.

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 $76.99 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.

YouTube TV

  • Free trial
  • Unlimited Cloud DVR
  • Three simultaneous streams
YouTube TV$72.99/month128
Device support: Android TV, Google TV, Smart TVs by Samsung, LG, VIZIO, Hisense, Sharp and Sony; Chromecast, Google TV, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Xbox, PlayStation and Google Nest Hub; Android and iOS devices.

YouTube TV carries TNT along with 128 channels. A subscription costs $72.99 per month.

Subscribers get local ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX stations with some cable TV staples. There’s ESPN, ESPN2, Fox News, Turner Classic Movies, TruTV and TBS. 

The base plan lets you add up to six profiles so family members can have their own lineup of recorded shows with personalized recommendations. 

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. YouTube TV offers features like a user-friendly interface, the ability to stream on multiple devices, and the option to cancel anytime without a long-term contract. 


Device support: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Chromecast with Google TV along with Smart TVs by Samsung, Sony Bravia

DIRECTV STREAM (formerly AT&T TV) has TNT in its entry-level channel bundle along with key sports and other cable TV networks.

The Entertainment package has AMC, Discovery, ESPN, TBS, and CNN. Subscribers get more than 75 channels, including local ABC, NBC and CBS stations. Unlimited Cloud DVR and 40,000 on-demand shows and movies are included with any plan.

The Choice package has more than 100 channels, including regional sports networks such as NESN and YES Network.

The Ultimate package has more than 140 channels, including locals, and sports channels such as NHL Network. The Ultimate package. The Premier Package has over 150 channels, including premium channels such as Max, Cinemax and Showtime.

During the sign up process, you can also get free trials of premium channels such as Max. DIRECTV STREAM is the most expensive service out there now, so if you are just looking to stream an NBA game from TNT, then Max or Sling TV makes for a more affordable choice.

You can subscribe month to month and cancel whenever you want. DIRECTV STREAM works on Roku, Android TV, Fire TV devices, Apple TV and smartphones and tablets. Subscribers can watch on an unlimited number of screens within your home.

You can look over the different channel lineups before deciding whether to sign up.

Is TNT on the Spectrum TV app

Yes. TNT is available through the Spectrum TV app if you subscribe to Spectrum internet. You can subscribe to Spectrum’s streaming TV service. The Spectrum Choice plan starts at $29.99 per month. You get up to 40 channels, depending on where you live.

You can check out the Spectrum TV app lineup for more information.

Is TNT on fuboTV?

Not anymore. TNT 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 TBS, CNN, CNN International, CNN en Espanol, HLN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies, truTV and Boomerang.

Animal Kingdom, Claws, Good Behavior, Snowpiercer and The Alienist were big hits on the original programming front.

But the network is also well known for sports, including NBA games, college basketball and overflow from Major League Baseball.

Can I stream TNT shows online?

Your best bet to watch full seasons of TNT shows, especially older ones, is through various streaming services.

Here are some examples:

  • Season 1 through 6 of “Animal Kingdom” is on Amazon Prime Video. Amazon Prime subscribers can watch every episode without any limits or commercials. Amazon has a 30-day free trial of Prime Video, so you could potentially binge watch your way through the series in a month.
  • Max subscribers can find a number of shows on TNT such as “Good Behavior” by entering “TNT” by using the search bar on the home screen. Max (formerly HBO Max) starts at $9.99 per month.
  • Hulu on-demand is another way to watch full seasons of TNT Originals for super cheap at $7.99 per month. You’ll find full seasons of shows such as “Claws.” You can find the TNT hub on Hulu using the search icon. Hulu has a free 30-day trial for its on-demand service.

Having access to the TNT app can be handy if you want to watch a live NBA game outside of your home. You can activate the TNT app with a subscription to Hulu Live TV, DIRECTV STREAM or YouTube TV and other cable TV or satellite TV providers.

The TNT app features live NBA games, and full episodes from recent TNT Originals. You will need some kind of pay-tv subscription from a cable TV or satellite provider to activate the TNT app. But ultimately, using a live TV streaming service is the best way to watch TNT without cable.

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Jim is a seasoned industry expert with over two decades of journalism experience. He has been at the forefront of the cord-cutting movement since 2016, testing and writing about TV-related products and services. He founded The Cord Cutting Report in 2016, and serves as the editor.

Major publications, including MarketWatch, Forbes, and South Florida Sun Sentinel, have interviewed Kimble for his years of expertise. He gives advice on the complexities consumers are navigating with streaming options, and over-the-air TV. Kimble has been a staff writer or correspondent for several award-winning, daily newspapers, including The Boston Globe.

2 thoughts on “5 Quick Ways to Watch TNT without cable”

  1. I’ve cut the cord back in 2012 and will not go back, and if it takes not being able to see specific shows, then so be it.. TNT needs to cut the cords too..


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