How to Watch GRIT TV Without Cable

While Grit TV is not available on streaming giants like YouTube TV or Hulu, there are several other options for watching your favorite westerns.

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Grit TV, acclaimed for its exhilarating blend of action and classic westerns, is a broadcast channel available for free over the air to almost anyone with a TV antenna. There are some streaming options, too.

This channel offers a rich collection of iconic shows and movies, perfect for those who appreciate rugged and adventurous storytelling. 

As a long-time fan of early Clint Eastwood, I’ve been watching Grit TV for years using a TV antenna. The channel has been fantastic for seeing his early acting days. 

I highly recommend an antenna for watching Grit TV. I have subscribed to various streaming options over the years that include Grit. So I am comparing their prices, plans and value for your money to help you find the best way to stream Grit TV.

How to Watch Grit for free: TV antenna

When you use a TV antenna, you will be able to get more than just Grit. You can potentially get popular broadcast networks, ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and PBS in HD resolution. 

Since Grit is a sub-channel, you should expect picture resolution to be less than HD. In my broadcast market, Grit is in 480p picture resolution. Here are a few guides to help you get started with using a TV antenna to watch Grit.

What Streaming Service has Grit TV?

While Grit TV is not available on streaming giants like YouTube TV, Hulu, or Philo, there are several other options for streaming the channel. 

DIRECTV STREAM includes Grit TV in its Choice bundle, but it stands as the most expensive option. Sling TV offers the network under its Orange plan and the Hollywood extra package.  That’s better for a streaming-only household on a budget. Fubo features Grit TV in their entry-level channel bundle at $74.99, and Frndly is the most affordable option at $7.99 per month.

Frndly TV

  • Free 7-day trial
  • Unlimited Cloud DVR (Classic & Premium)
  • Simultaneous Streams: 1 to 3 
Basic$7.99/month50 (SD Resolution)
Classic$9.99/month50 (HD Resolution)
Premium$9.99/month50 (HD Resolution) &
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.

Frndly TV is the cheapest and most affordable option for watching Grit without cable TV. 

For HD quality, you can subscribe to the Classic plan for $9.99 per month. 

Frndly TV has more than 50 live TV channels, including A&E, History, and The Weather Channel. Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries and Hallmark Drama are also included.

The streaming service has apps for Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and Smart TVs running on Android TV. 

You can also watch Grit on a PC or smartphone using a Frndly TV subscription. Subscribers to the Classic plan also 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 $11.99 per month. Premium plan subscribers can watch live TV on up to four screens at once. You can keep recordings for 9 months. The Basic plan also offers live TV channels in Standard Definition for $7.99 per month.

Frndly TV doesn’t have some of the major networks that are seen on Fubo or DIRECTV STREAM. But Frndly TV provides a lot of value if you are just looking for networks such as the Hallmark Channel or A&E. I subscribed to Frndly for more than a year. 

It was useful as an inexpensive way to watch A&E and History, but it misses on having popular networks such as Discovery. 

You can sign up for a free 7-day trial with any plan. There are no contracts and you can easily cancel online.

Sling TV

  • Half off for first month
  • 50 hours Cloud DVR
  • Simultaneous Streams: 1 to 3 
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 carries Grit as part of an add-on channel bundle. 

You can subscribe to the Sling Orange plan with the Hollywood Extra bundle to get Grit. Sling Orange has AMC, ESPN, BET and Food Network for $40 per month. Heartland Extra costs $6 per month.

The Hollywood Extra bundle has REELZ, Heroes & Icons, Start TV, Grit, HDNet Movies, Sundance TV, TCM and Bounce.

Subscribers get 50 hours of Cloud DVR. Sling Orange subscribers can watch TV on one screen at a time. Sling Blue has 41 channels, including NFL Network, TNT and TBS.

Sling TV has apps on LG and Samsung Smart TVs. You can also watch Sling TV with a Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV. You can also watch live TV on an iPhone, iPad, Android tablets and smartphones.

Sling TV is the least expensive way to get Grit along with some sports channels and possibly some locals with the Blue plan. But if you don’t need sports networks, then Philo or Frndly will be a less expensive option.

When you sign up for Sling TV, there are no contracts, or extra fees like cable TV.  You can look over the latest offer Sling TV is making to customers.


  • Free trial
  • 1,000 hours Cloud DVR
  • 10 simultaneous streams
Elite $84.99/month241
Premier$94.99/month250 & Showtime
Device support: Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast with Google TV, Xbox One, along with Smart TVs by Hisense, Samsung, LG, Sony Bravia and VIZIO SmartCast TV. Android, iPhones and iPads with current iOS.

Yes. Fubo (formerly fuboTV) has Grit and a complete lineup of local broadcast channels. 

Local ABC, CBS, FOX NBC and CBS stations are part of the entry-level Pro bundle. The channel lineup has cable networks such as AMC, ESPN and NFL Network. Subscribers get 1,000 hours of Cloud DVR. You can watch live TV on three screens at once. 

The Pro bundle has 170 channels including Grit and costs $74.99 per month. Fubo Extra costs an additional $7.99 per month, and adds 47 more channels. 

Fubo works on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Smart TVs that use Android TV or Google TV. You can also watch live TV channels on a PC or smartphone. If you just want Grit and a simple channel lineup, then going with Frndly or Philo is a more economical option.

Fubo has a free 7-day trial with no obligations. Just cancel online before the trial ends if you don’t want to kee


  • 5-day free trial
  • Unlimited Cloud DVR
  • Unlimited Screens within household
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 Grit in the Choice channel bundle.  

The Choice package costs $108.99 per month. This package has 40 regional sports channels, including Bally Sports networks, NBC Sports and Marquee Sports Network. Choice subscribers get more than 105 channels total.

Subscribers can watch TV on unlimited screens within your home.

ESPN, ESPN2 and FS1 are included in the channel lineup. Discovery, Lifetime, MSNBC and Paramount Network are among the entertainment channels. You get unlimited hours of Cloud DVR storage and 40,000 on-demand movies and shows.

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

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

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.

Grit TV Without Cable FAQs

How do I Watch Grit TV on Roku?

You can use a TV antenna, then add an OTA DVR such as a Tablo 4th generation to watch and record your favorite shows. Grit Xtra is free on Tubi. You can subscribe to Frndly, DIRECTV STREAM, Sling TV or Fubo to get Grit as well. 

Is Grit on Philo?

No. Grit is not on Philo. Philo has more than 72 live TV channels for $25 per month.

The service offers a variety of entertainment channels, including BBC America, Hallmark Channel, History, HGTV, Science Channel, and Discovery.

Is Grit TV on Tubi?

Yes, a streaming sibling to Grit called Grit Xtra is available on Tubi. The service is free and has movies and shows starring John Wayne, Clint Eastwood and James Stewart. The main downside of Tubi is its ad-supported format, which might interrupt your streaming experience.  

Is Grit TV on Amazon Prime?

No. Grit TV is not on Amazon Prime. While Amazon Prime doesn’t directly offer Grit TV, it does have similar content. For dedicated Grit TV shows, you might want to consider other streaming services.

Is Grit on Pluto TV?

Pluto TV does not carry a dedicated Grit TV channel. But you can find plenty of free Westerns and some Classic TV options for free.

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, 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.

1 thought on “How to Watch GRIT TV Without Cable”

  1. The show that I was watching on 01/23/2024 at 4:30. Was a sailor seeking revenge, When it Came back from advertisement at 4:55 it Had a different ending from a western. About some woman singer. What happened to the sailor revenge ending???


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