You can watch the Great American Family channel without cable on seven live TV streaming services.
DIRECTV STREAM, frndly TV, fubo, Hulu with Live TV, Philo, Sling TV and Vidgo all stream the Great American Family channel live without cable.
Great American Family (GAC Family) has been a premium cable network since 1995 with hits such as “When Hope Calls”. Similar to Hallmark Channel, the Great American Family network has holiday programming, including “Great American Christmas in July.”
You can jump down to the summary of where to watch the Great American Family channel without cable, or read through all your options.
The network isn’t just aiming to pump out feel-good Christmas movies like the Hallmark Channel. GAC Family is a family-friendly channel with original series and movies.
That said, fans of Hallmark Channel will notice a number of actors from that network, who are now involved with projects for Great American Media. They include Danica McKellar, Debbie Matenopoulos, Cameron Mathison and Candace Cameron Bure.
How to Watch Great American Family on TV
Thanks to this new era of streaming 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 TV.
You don’t need Comcast, Spectrum, Cox, or another pricey cable subscription to start watching GAC Family. Premium cable channels aren’t exclusive to cable or satellite TV companies anymore.
There are 15 plans that carry Great American Family within the six live TV streaming services.
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, frndly, fubo, and Philo are currently the four streaming services with Great American Family 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 Great American Family in its entry-level channel bundle. You have four ways to watch Great American Family without cable through DIRECTV STREAM.
You can sign up for a free 5-day trial on every plan without any obligations.
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.
HGTV, History, 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 Max, Cinemax and Showtime. A subscription to Premier is $154.99 per month.
Subscribers can get three months of Max (formerly 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.
frndly TV is the cheapest and most affordable option for watching Great American Family without cable TV.
The service has over 40 live TV channels, including all three Hallmark channels, INSP, Lifetime, Great American Living, and MeTV.
frndly TV has apps for Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and Smart TVs running on Android TV. You can watch Great American Family on a PC or smartphone using a frndly TV subscription.
frndly offers three ways to watch Great American Family.
The Basic plan costs $6.99 per month. It’s the cheapest way to watch the Great American Family channel live. Subscribers get Standard Definition (SD) picture quality, and can stream live 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. Subscribers 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. You can keep recordings for 9 months. The cheapest plan is in Standard Definition and costs $6.99 per month.
You can sign up for a free 7-day trial. There are no contracts and you can easily cancel online.
Fubo (formerly fuboTV) has the Great American Family channel in all its channel packages.
fubo offers three plans with the Great American Family network. fubo Pro, Elite and Premium. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial of any fubo plan.
The Pro channel package has 152 channels, including local ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX in most areas of the U.S. Food network, HGTV, Big Ten Network and Comedy Central are part of the Pro bundle.
Subscribers get 1,000 hours of Cloud DVR storage. You can watch live TV on 10 screens at once.
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. 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 Great American Family, History Channel, HGTV, CNN, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN News.
Hulu has one live TV plan with Great American Family.
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 Great American Family, HGTV, CMT, Discovery and Paramount Network.
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.
If you’re using an Amazon Fire TV, 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.
You can get a free 7-day-trial of Philo by signing up in under a minute using your smartphone number.
Sling TV has Great American Family in its Orange and Blue channel bundle.
With Sling, you’re able to build your own channel package. You can pick either Sling Orange or Sling Blue before deciding whether you want any add-on channel packages.
The Sling Orange plan includes 32 channels, including entertainment networks like AMC, Great American Family and History. A subscription to Sling Orange costs $40 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 Great American Family on three different plans.
The Vidgo Plus plan is $69.99 per month, and comes with 110 channels, including Great American Family, 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.
How to Watch Great American Family channel FAQs
These are questions readers ask when searching for ways to watch Great American Family without a TV provider.
Is the Great American Family channel on YouTube TV?
No. YouTube TV does not currently carry the Great American Family network.
YouTube TV has 128 channels, including a number of entertainment-based networks. Those networks include CMT, Comedy Central, Hallmark Channel, Nickelodeon, and Paramount Network.
Does Peacock have the Great American Family channel?
No. You cannot stream the Great American Family channel on Peacock. But Peacock did recently add all three Hallmark Channels to its streaming service. You can sign up for a Peacock Premium subscription for $4.99 per month.
How to watch Great American Family channel on Roku
You can watch Great American Family on Roku or Roku TVs by subscribing to DIRECTV STREAM, frndly TV, fubo, Hulu Live TV, Philo, Sling TV or Vidgo.
Where can I watch the Great American Family channel?
There are seven live TV streaming services that carry the Great American Family channel. You can watch GAC Family through a subscription to DIRECTV STREAM, frndly TV, fubo, Hulu with Live TV, Philo, Sling TV and Vidgo.
frndly is the cheapest option to watch Great American Family without cable starting at $6.99 per month for SD quality. You can quickly sign up for a free 7-day trial without any obligations. You will get more than 40 live TV channels including History, Hallmark Channel and The Weather Channel.
Philo has more than 70 TV channels, including AMC, HGTV, GAC Living, all three Hallmark Channels, Paramount Network and Discovery for $25 per month. You can get a free 7-day trial. Subscriptions run month to month and there are no contracts.
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