You can watch Hallmark Channel without cable on 9 live TV streaming services.
frndly, Peacock, Philo, Hulu Live TV, Vidgo, Sling TV, fubo, DIRECTV STREAM and YouTube TV all stream the Hallmark Channel channel live without a cable or satellite subscription.
There are 20 plans that carry Hallmark Channel within those 9 live TV streaming services.
Subscribers to live TV streaming services, cable or satellite TV can activate the Hallmark Channel app and watch live TV shows or on-demand programs. Xfinity internet customers have a way to stream Hallmark Channel live as well.
Hallmark Channel has been a premium cable network since 2001 with hits such as “When Calls the Heart”, “The Way Home”, and “Ride.”
You can jump down to the summary of how to watch Hallmark Channel without cable, or read through all your options. Most of these choices let you watch Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Drama and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
How can I watch Hallmark Channel?
There are 9 live TV services that carry Hallmark Channel. A number of them carry its sister networks, Hallmark Drama, and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
Philo, fuboTV, Vidgo, frndly TV, DIRECTV STREAM, Sling TV and YouTube TV all carry Hallmark Channel and its sister networks in their channel lineups.
But Peacock is now the cheapest way to watch these channels live without cable.
All you need is an internet connection to get started. Once you pick a streaming service, and sign up for a plan, you can start streaming Hallmark Channel on a Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV or Chromecast. Smart TVs from Samsung, Sony and LG support these services.
You can watch TV on your iPhone or iPad as well. Just make sure your iOS software is updated.
There are a few advantages to using a live TV streaming service instead of cable or satellite. You can easily cancel your subscription online if you don’t want it anymore. No more dealing with customer service reps on the phone. No more contracts.
Some cord-cutters even jump from one streaming platform to another just so they can have a certain set of channels when a new season of a favorite show comes on the air.
Most of these live TV streaming services have a free trial, so you can see if it’s a good fit for you without having to pay anything.
In October 2022, Peacock struck a deal with Hallmark Media to stream live and on-demand programming from Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and Hallmark Drama.
You can use the dedicated Hallmark hub within Peacock to find all the shows and latest holiday movies from the various Hallmark channels. So you can easily find the annual Countdown to Christmas once it kicks off.
New shows on NBC such as “Law & Order” and “Top Chef VIP” are on Peacock along with originals such as “Mrs. Davis.”
For sports fans, Peacock has live Sunday Night Football, Notre Dame Football, Premier League, NASCAR, INDYCAR and WWE events. Some of this programming comes from NBC Sports.
If you are a Premium Plus subscriber at $11.99 per month, you can get a local live NBC station as well, and commercial-free access to on-demand shows and movies.
New customers can sign up for a free 7-day trial of Peacock Premium or Premium Plus.
Philo specializes in sought-after entertainment channels once exclusive to cable TV.
Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Drama, and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries are included in the channel lineup.
Subscribers get unlimited Cloud DVR. So you can record a whole season of a show with one click of your remote.
Philo doesn’t carry any sports channels or local channels. And that’s why the company can keep its monthly price so low. A subscription costs $25 per month.
You can watch live TV through your Philo app on a Roku, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Google Chromecast or Apple TV. Philo has apps for iPhones and iPads.
Philo supports activating more than 40 apps. So if you wanted to catch up on a favorite show on your AMC app, now you can. I’ve been subscribing to Philo since 2017 and remain very happy with the service.
fubo (formerly fubo TV) has all three Hallmark networks in its entry-level channel bundle.
So don’t be fooled into thinking that fuboTV is only about college football, NASCAR and ESPN. This live TV streaming platform is aimed at being an overall replacement of a cable TV or satellite provider.
Did I mention that Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Drama and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries are included?
The fubo Pro bundle has 152 channels total. A&E, Bravo, HGTV, Travel Channel, National Geographic, Oxygen Network, Paramount Network, Food Network, Lifetime Movies and Fox News make up its diverse channel lineup.
Subscribers get local ABC, NBC and FOX stations along with regional sports networks from Bally Sports and NBC Sports.
fubo includes 1,000 hours of Cloud DVR. and features entertainment and select sports in 4K picture resolution.
A subscription costs $74.99 per month. A regional sports fee of $10.99 to $13.99 per month is included. Fubo carries Hallmark channels within fubo’s two other plans.
The Elite plan is $84.99 per month, and has 65 more sports, news and entertainment channels. The Premier plan has 231 channels, including Showtime, for $94.99 per month.
fuboTV works on Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV, Smart TVs and Google Chromecast with Google TV.
Hulu Live TV
Hulu Live TV has over 75 live TV channels, including Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
Hulu Live TV has only one plan. You can watch live TV on up to two screens at once.
Hulu with Live TV comes with unlimited DVR storage so you can record sports, news, movies or whatever else you want. Hulu carries local ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC across the U.S.
A subscription costs $69.99 per month, and now includes Disney+ and ESPN+. With a Hulu Live TV subscription, you can activate the Hallmark app on your Smart TV or streaming device.
Hulu no longer offers a free trial for live TV, but you can look over the channel lineup before deciding whether to sign up.
Vidgo lets you live stream Hallmark channels on three different plans.
The Vidgo Plus plan is $69.99 per month, and comes with 110 channels, including A&E, ESPN, and Hallmark Channel. Subscribers get local FOX and ABC affiliates in some markets.
The Premium package adds 40 more TV channels, and costs $84.99 per month. The Ultimate plan has more than 200 TV channels. It adds 45 Spanish-language channels.
Vidgo’s mobile app lets you take part in ‘watch parties’ for TV shows and sporting events.
Subscribers can stream on up to three devices at once. Vidgo has apps on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV devices and Google Chromecast.
frndly TV is an affordable option for watching popular TV networks without cable TV.
The streaming service has a basic plan that is $6.99 per month. The basic plan streams live TV in Standard Definition and allows you to watch TV on one screen at a time.
For HD picture quality, you can subscribe to the Classic plan for $8.99 per month. Subscribers to the Classic plan get unlimited Cloud DVR for recordings. You can watch live TV on two screens at once. And you can keep recordings for three months.
The Premium plan costs $10.99 per month. Subscribers can watch live TV on up to four screens at once. And you can keep recordings for 9 months.
You can sign up for a free 7-day trial.
DIRECTV STREAM has all three Hallmark channels that you watch from home or on the go using a smartphone or tablet.
The Entertainment plan has 75+ channels for $74.99 per month. ESPN, Fox News, Nickelodeon and HGTV are included in the channel lineup.
A subscription requires no contract. You get unlimited Cloud DVR and 40,000 on-demand movies and shows.
DIRECTV STREAM has a free 5-day trial. New subscribers can get $10 off the first three months of service.
Subscribers can get three months of STARZ, Cinemax, Showtime and HBO Max for free before the regular rate kicks in.
The Ultimate package has more than 140 channels, including locals, and sports channels such as NHL Network. The Ultimate package is $109.99 per month.
The Premier Package has over 150 channels, including premium channels such as HBO, Cinemax and Showtime. A subscription is $154.99 per month.
DIRECTV STREAM works on Roku, Android TV, Fire TV devices, Apple TV and smartphones and tablets.
You can look over the different channel lineups before deciding whether to sign up.
Sling TV carries all three Hallmark networks in the Lifestyle Extra bundle. It includes Hallmark Drama, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
At $46 per month, Sling TV is a budget option for replacing your cable subscription.
Sling TV has two main channel bundles called Sling Orange and Sling Blue. You can subscribe to either the Orange or Blue bundle for $40 per month.
But you’ll need to subscribe to an add-on channel bundle called Lifestyle Extra for all the Hallmark networks. It costs another $6 per month.
You can sign up for any Sling TV plan and get $10 off the first month of service.
Sling Orange has Comedy Central, ESPN, AMC and Disney Channel. Adding Lifestyle Extra adds 10 channels under the Orange plan.
Sling Blue has NFL Network, HGTV and Food Network. Lifestyle Extra with the Blue bundle adds 10 more channels. You will have 56 channels total.
Sling Blue is probably the better deal for most people. But you can look over the Sling TV channel lineup before deciding.
You can start watching with a Roku, Fire TV, Smart TVs, Google Chromecast and smartphones. You can check the latest offer Sling TV is making to new and returning customers.
YouTube TV includes Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries and Hallmark Drama in its channel lineup.
YouTube has 128 channels, including local channels and unlimited Cloud DVR for $72.99 per month.
The channel lineup includes CNN, ESPN, Oxygen Network, USA Network, Comedy Central, FOX News, CNN, and Telemundo.
Subscribers can watch live TV on three screens at once. YouTube TV works on Smart TVs, Roku, Amazon Fire TV Sticks, Apple TV.
You can stream on Android and iOS devices. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial.
Xfinity TV with internet
Xfinity now offers some streaming TV options for internet customers. You can look over the plans for getting an Xfinity Flex streaming box, and including the Popular TV package. It has about 24 channels, including A&E, Hallmark Channel, MSNBC, and PBS.
How to Watch Hallmark Channel FAQs
These are questions readers ask when searching for ways to watch the Hallmark Channel without a TV provider.
How many Hallmark Channels are there?
Hallmark Media (formerly known as Crown Media Holdings) operates three cable networks, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and Hallmark Drama.
The company has a subscription streaming service called Hallmark Movies Now. And, Hallmark Movies & More is a free, ad-supported streaming TV channel that you can find on services such as Pluto TV.
Is Hallmark Channel free on Amazon Prime?
An Amazon Prime subscription will not get you access to the trio of live Hallmark Channels available on cable TV and satellite providers. But you can subscribe to Hallmark Movies Now, and watch movies through Prime Video.
Can a digital TV antenna get the Hallmark Channel?
No, the Hallmark Channel and its sister networks do not broadcast over-the-air. But these networks are not just on cable or satellite in 2023.
frndly, Peacock, Philo, Hulu Live TV, Vidgo, Sling TV, fubo, DIRECTV STREAM and YouTube TV all carry Hallmark Channel and its sibling networks.
What’s the best way to watch Hallmark Channel without cable?
Peacock is the cheapest way to watch Hallmark Channel, and its sibling networks, without a cable or satellite TV. You can sign up for a 7-day free trial of the Peacock Premium plan. A subscription costs $5.99 per month, and runs month to month.
Philo lets you watch Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Drama and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries along with other cable TV channels such as HGTV and Paramount Network.
Subscribers get more than 70 live TV channels, a robust on-demand library and unlimited Cloud DVR. You can get a free 7-day trial and start streaming. A subscription costs $25 per month.
Note: This article was originally published Jan. 25, 2018, and has been updated with new streaming plans and pricing.
Jim Kimble 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.
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