18 Ways to Watch CMT Without Cable

You can watch CMT without cable on seven live TV streaming services.
DIRECTV STREAM, fubo, Hulu Live TV, Philo, Sling TV, YouTube TV and Vidgo all stream the CMT channel live without a cable or satellite subscription.
There are 16 plans that carry CMT within those seven live TV streaming services.

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You can watch CMT without cable on seven live TV streaming services. 

DIRECTV STREAM, fubo, Hulu Live TV, Philo, Sling TV, YouTube TV and Vidgo all stream the CMT channel live without a cable or satellite subscription. 

There are 16 plans that carry CMT within those seven live TV streaming services. 

You can also watch some shows and the CMT app or website. Subscribers to live TV streaming services, cable or satellite can activate the CMT app and watch live TV shows or on-demand programs.  

CMT (originally known as Country Music Television) has been a premium cable network since 1983. It launched with a focus on music videos and live concerts.  

These days, the cable network has a variety of music-themed, lifestyle and reality-TV shows including, “Bachelorette Weekend”, “CMT Crossroads”, “CMT Giants Vince Gill”, and “Party Down South.” Every year, the CMT Music Awards draws millions of viewers.

You can jump down to the summary of how to watch CMT without cable, or read through all your options.

How to Watch CMT

Thanks to this new era of streaming platforms and cord cutting, there are a number of ways you can use a Smart TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV Stick or Google Chromecast to watch live TV.

Supported Smart TVs include Samsung, LG, and Sony.

You don’t need Comcast, Spectrum, or Cox as a cable provider. Cable channels aren’t exclusive to cable or satellite TV companies anymore.

If you’re a fan of original TV shows on CMT, you may want a live TV streaming service that carries other networks such as A&E, AMC, Discovery, History, Lifetime, HGTV, and Paramount Network.

Some of these streaming services offer local channels such as ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX. But you should expect to pay more if you want them in your channel lineup. 

DIRECTV STREAM, fubo and Philo are currently the three streaming services with CMT that offer a free trial. Just remember to cancel before the trial ends if you don’t want to be billed for your live TV plan. 


DIRECTV STREAM has CMT in its entry-level channel bundle. You have four ways to watch CMT without cable through DIRECTV STREAM.

You can sign up for a free 5-day trial on every plan without any obligations. New customers get $10 off the prices listed below for the first three months of service.

The Entertainment package has more than 75 live TV channels for $74.99 per month. Subscribers can watch TV on unlimited screens within your home.

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HGTV, History, FOX News, Nickelodeon, ESPN, USA Network and local channels such as NBC and FOX are included in the Entertainment plan. You get unlimited Cloud DVR and 40,000 on-demand movies and shows.

The Choice package has 40 regional sports channels, including Bally Sports networks, NBC Sports and Marquee Sports Network. Choice subscribers get more than 105 channels for $99.99 per month. 

The Ultimate package has more than 140 channels, including local channels, and more sports and entertainment channels. 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 to Premier is $154.99 per month.

Subscribers can get three months of HBO Max, Showtime, STARZ, Cinemax and MGM+ (formerly EPIX) for free before the monthly rates kick in.

There are no contracts. You can subscribe month to month and cancel whenever you want. DIRECTV STREAM works on Roku, Android TV, Fire TV devices, Apple TV and even iPhones and iPads with current iOS software.

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.


fubo (formerly fuboTV) carries CMT, HGTV, ESPN, Fox News and FS1.

fubo offers three plans with CMT. fubo Pro, Elite and Premium. The Pro channel package has 152 channels, including local ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX in most areas of the U.S. Food network, Big Ten Network and Comedy Central are part of the Pro bundle.

You can try fuboTV free for seven days, or look over the channel lineup for your area.

Subscribers get 1,000 hours of Cloud DVR storage. You can watch live TV on 10 screens at once. If you miss a game, you can use fubo’s “look back” feature to watch sporting events that aired in the last 72 hours.

A subscription costs $74.99 per month. A regional sports fee is included, and costs between $10.99 to $13.99 per month. 

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

fubo has a library of on-demand content, including movies and TV shows. Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV and Smart TVs all carry the fubo app.

The fuboTV Elite package adds 60 more channels, including Pac-12 Networks.

Fubo has mobile apps for iPhone and Android so you can watch ESPN live on your smartphone. Subscribers can watch live TV through their web browser.

Hulu Live TV

Hulu Live TV has over 75 channels including CMT, History Channel, HGTV, CNN, Disney Junior, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN News.

Hulu has one live TV plan with CMT.

You will 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 such as NBC Sports.

Hulu + Live TV costs $69.99 per month and includes unlimited DVR. 

Subscribers get more than just live TV channels to watch. You will have full access to ESPN+, Disney+ and Hulu’s on-demand library. Look over the channel lineup for Hulu Live TV and see what local channels and regional sports networks are offered in your area.


Philo offers more than 70 TV channels including A&E, CMT, AMC, Discovery and Paramount Network and TLC.

A subscription costs $25 per month and includes unlimited Cloud DVR. Philo has only one streaming TV package. 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 CMT app and dozens of 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.

Sling TV

Sling TV has CMT in its Comedy Extra package. 

You can add Comedy Extra to the Sling Orange and Blue channel bundle.

The Sling Orange plan includes 32 channels, including entertainment networks like AMC, A&E, CMT, Freeform and History. A subscription to Sling Orange costs $40 per month. 

The Sling TV Blue plan has 40 channels, including Discovery, NFL Network, FS1, and FS2. Sling Blue costs $40 per month. 

Comedy Extra costs $6 per month, and adds 10 channels including Paramount Network, MTV, CMT, Laff, truTV, fetv, MTV2, Logo, REVOLT, Game Show Channel and TV Land.

You can combine the Sling Blue with Sling Orange for $55 per month.

All subscribers get 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage. Sling is currently offering half off for the first month of service. 

Sling TV works on just about any streaming device: Roku, Firestick, Chromecast and Apple TV. Gamers can watch TV on Xbox. The Sling app is supported by Samsung Smart TVs and Smart TVs operating on Android TV or Google TV. Sling TV supports mobile apps for iOS and Android.


Vidgo lets you live stream CMT on three different plans. 

The Vidgo Plus plan is $69.99 per month, and comes with 110 channels, including CMT, ESPN, and FX. 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.

YouTube TV

YouTube TV has 128 channels, including ESPN, NBA TV, and HGTV for $72.99 per month.

YouTube TV only has one way to watch CMT live through its base plan.

The YouTube TV base plan carries other key sports channels for fans such as SEC Network, ACC Network, ESPNews, FS1, FS2, MSNBC, NFL Network, and MLB Network. 

You’ll be able to watch CNN, Golf Channel and FX. Unlimited Cloud DVR is included with a subscription. And you can create up to 6 profiles for a household per account.

The service works with Chromecast, Roku, Fire TV, NVIDIA Shield TV, Apple TV and Chromecast. Try out YouTube TV free for a week.

How to Watch CMT Without Cable FAQs

These are questions readers ask when searching for ways to watch CMT without a TV provider.

How to Watch CMT on the CMT app

DIRECTV STREAM, fubo, Hulu Live TV, YouTube TV, Vidgo and Philo all support TV Everywhere access, allowing subscribers to activate the CMT app. 

You can watch the CMT app on your Smart TV, tablet, smartphone, and iPad. You can watch some CMT shows for free on their website on a PC or laptop, but only select episodes.  

The website has older shows that are free to watch under the “CMT Classics” section under the TV tab.

Where can I watch CMT for free?

DIRECTV STREAM has a 5-day free trial. You can get a free trial from fubo, Philo and YouTube TV to briefly watch CMT for free. Just be sure to cancel service if you don’t want to get billed for service.

Can I watch CMT on Amazon Prime?

No. CMT is not available on Amazon Prime. CMT is a cable TV network that is on cable, satellite and live TV streaming services, including DIRECTV STREAM, fubo, Hulu Live TV, YouTube TV, Philo and Vidgo.

Can I watch CMT on Roku?

You can watch CMT on Roku or Roku TVs by subscribing to DIRECTV STREAM, fubo, Hulu with Live TV, Philo, Sling TV, YouTube TV or Vidgo.  

What’s the best way to watch or stream CMT?

Philo is the cheapest option to watch CMT without cable starting at $25 per month. Philo has more than 70 channels, including AMC, HGTV, Paramount Network and Discovery. You can get a free 7-day trial. Subscriptions run month to month and there are no contracts.

If you want a broader mix of entertainment, news and sports channels, DIRECTV STREAM has a 5-day free trial. It’s currently offering $10 off for the first three months on any plan. The Entertainment plan (usually $74.99 per month) has CMT, ESPN, FOX News and Paramount Network. A subscription includes unlimited Cloud DVR storage.

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