13 Best Services to Watch TLC Without Cable

TLC shows like 90 Day Fiancé, My Big Fat Fabulous Life, Return to Amish, and OutDaughtered make for easy and personal reality TV experiences. 

You can watch TLC without cable on DirecTV Stream, Philo, Sling TV Orange + Blue, Sling TV Blue, Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, DirecTV Stream Ultimate, Spectrum TV Choice, Now TV, Xfinity Choice TV, NOW TV and Peacock Premium Bundle, Spectrum TV Stream, or HGTV Go.

Below, we count down the best ways to watch TLC that cord-cutters use.

Our top way to watch TLC without cable :
DirecTV Stream
Incredible picture quality and often said to be "the best all-around streaming service for cord-cutters." (Rolling Stone) Includes most local channels and major national networks.
Channels: TLC, ESPN, ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, RSNs, and most major channels.
Price from: $79.99/month
Free trial: 5 days
Devices: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Apple TV, iOS, Roku, Samsung TV
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DirecTV Stream differentiates itself from other cable-streaming hybrids like Hulu + Live and Sling in two key ways: it carries more regional sports networks than any other streaming service, and it has unlimited hours of Cloud DVR storage. You also have the choice to receive the DirecTV Stream device (called Gemini Air), or continue using your own.

Price: $79.99/month

Free Trial: 5 days

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, iOS, Roku, Roku TV, Samsung TV

Channel lineup: ACC Network, AccuWeather, AMC, Animal Planet, AXS TV, Baby First TV, BBC America, BET, Bloomberg Television, Boomerang, Bravo, C-SPAN, C-SPAN2, Cartoon Network, CBS local channels, Cleo TV, CMT, CNBC, CNN, CNN en Espanol, Comedy Central, Court TV, Daystar HD, Discovery, Disney Channel, Disney Jr, Disney XD, E! Entertainment, EarthxTV, El Rey Rebel, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, FMC, Food Network, FOX, Fox Business Network, Fox News Channel, FOX SOUL, Fox Sports 1, Fox Weather, Freeform, FUEL TV, Fuse Music, FX, FXX, Galavision, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Mystery, HGTV, HLN, Home Shopping Network, HSN, IFC, Investigation Discovery, ion Television, Jewelry Television, MotorTrend, MSNBC, MTV Classic, MTV2, NBA TV, NBC local channels, News Nation, Nick Jr., One America News, Ovation, Oxygen True Crime, Paramount Network, PBS Kids, PBS local channels, Poker GO, Pursuit Channel, QVC, QVC2, QVC3, Racing America, REELZ, REVOLT, RFD-TV, RSNs, Scientology Network, Shop LC, Somos Novelas, SportsGrid, SundanceTV, SYFY, Tastemade Home, Tastemade Travel, TBS, TCM, TeenNick, Telemundo local channels, The First, theGrio, TLC, TNT, truTV, TV Land, TV One, Univision, Up TV, USA Network, VH1, WE tv, Women’s Sports Network

More than 60 live channels, unlimited DVR storage, and streaming on multiple devices for $28 a month? It’s hard to find a sweeter cord-cutting deal. As good as it is, you do go without some cable mainstays: Philo doesn’t carry any sports channels. But if you get that content elsewhere and you’re fine without it, Philo’s deal is unbeatable.

Price: $28/month

Free Trial: 7 days

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, iPhone, Roku, Samsung TV

Channel lineup: A&E, AccuWeather Network, AMC, AMC Plus, American Heroes Channel, Animal Planet, aspireTV, AXS TV, BBC America, BBC World News, BET, BET Her, Catchy Comedy, Cheddar News, Cleo TV, CMT, Comedy Central, Cooking Channel, Crackle, Crime-Investigation, Dabl, Deck the Hallmark, Destination America, Discovery Channel, Discovery Family, Discovery Life, FETV, Food Network, FYI, Game Show Network, GetTV, Great American Family, Great American Living, Gusto TV, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Family, Hallmark Mystery, Heroes & Icons, HGTV, History, IFC, INSP, Investigation Discovery, KIN, Law&Crime, Lifetime, LMN, Logo, Magnolia Network, MeTV, Motor Trend, MTV, MTV Classic, MTV Live, MTV2, Nick Jr., Nickelodeon, Nicktoons, Oprah Winfrey Network, Overtime, Paramount Network, PlayersTV, pocket.watch, Pop TV, RetroCrush, REVOLT, Revry, Ryan and Friends, Scares by Shudder, Science Channel, Smithsonian Channel, Start TV, Story Television, Sundance TV, Tastemade, TeenNick, TLC, Travel Channel, TV Land, TV One, UPtv, Vevo 80s, Vevo 90s, Vevo Country, Vevo Hip-Hop, Vevo Holiday, Vevo Pop, VH1, Vice, WE tv

When you combine Sling’s two basic packages, you get the perks of both. The $55 a month price tag gets you 51 channels, 50 hours of DVR storage, and simultaneous use on up to three screens. You don’t have to make any sacrifices on which channels you receive, and you’re still paying less than you would be for cable.

Price: $55/month

Device availability: AirTV, Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Cox, iOS, iPhone, LG TV, Mi Box, Roku, Samsung TV, TiVo, Vizio, Vizio Smart TV, Windows 10, Windows 11, Xbox, Xbox One

Channel lineup: A&E, AMC, AXS TV, BBC America, BET, Bloomberg Television, Bravo, Cartoon Network, Charge!, CNN, Comedy Central, Comet, Discovery Channel, Disney Channel, E!, EPIX Drive-In, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, Food Network, Fox News Channel, Fox Sports 1, Freeform, Fuse, FX, HGTV, History, HLN, IFC, Investigation Discovery, Lifetime, Local Now, MGM+, MotorTrend, MSNBC, National Geographic, NBC local channels, NFL Network, Nick Jr., QVC, Sling Scapes, SYFY, TBS, TLC, TNT, Travel Channel, truTV, USA, Vice

Sling TV Blue lets you be in control of your TV. With a base package of more than 40 channels, you can stream their live and on-demand content whenever you’d like for just $40 a month. Plus, you have the option to customize your package and subscribe to curated add-on channel bundles if the baseline isn’t cutting it.

Price: $45/month

Device availability: AirTV, Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, LG TV, Roku, Samsung TV, Xbox

Channel lineup: A&E, AMC, AXS TV, BBC America, BET, Bloomberg Television, Bravo, Cartoon Network, Charge!, CNN, Comedy Central, Comet, Discovery Channel, E!, EPIX Drive-In, Food Network, Fox News Channel, Fox Sports 1, Fuse, FX, HGTV, History, HLN, IFC, Investigation Discovery, Lifetime, Local Now, MGM+, MSNBC, National Geographic, NFL Network, Nick Jr., Sling Scapes, SYFY, TBS, TLC, TNT, Travel Channel, truTV, USA, Vice

Hulu with Live TV ties up its subscribers’ streaming needs in one tidy bow. You get access to all the movies and shows in Hulu’s library, plus over 75 local, regional, and national live channels for $75 a month. Since several other streamers offer add-on premium content packages for a fee, with this plan you cut out the middleman and have everything under one roof.

Price: $75.99/month

Free Trial: 3 days

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, iPhone, LG TV, Nintendo Switch, Roku, Roku TV, Samsung TV, Vizio Smart TV, Xbox

Channel lineup: A&E, ABC, ABC Localish, ABC News Live, ACC Network, Adult Swim, Animal Planet, BET, Big Ten Network, Bloomberg Television, Bravo, Cartoon Network, CBS, CBS local channels, CBS News, CBS Sports Network, Cheddar News, CMT, CNBC, CNN, CNN International, Comedy Central, Comedy TV, Cozi TV, CW, Dabl, Discovery Channel, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, E!, ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN College Extra, ESPNews, ESPNU, Food Network, FOX, Fox Business, Fox News Channel, Fox Sports 1, Freeform, FS1, FS2, FX, FXM, FXX, FYI, Golf Channel, Hallmark, Hallmark Mystery, HGTV, History, HLN, ID, Justice Central TV, Lifetime, Lifetime Movies, Localish, Military History Chanel, Motor Trend, MSNBC, MTV, NASA, Nat Geo Wild, National Geographic, NBC, NBC local channels, NBC News Now, NBCLX, News Nation, NFL Network, Nick Jr., Nickelodeon, OWN, Oxygen, Paramount Network, Pop, QVC, SEC Network, Smithsonian Channel, Start TV, SYFY, TBS, Telemundo, The Grio, TLC, TNT, Travel Channel, truTV, Turner Classic Movies, TVLand, Universal Kids, USA, VH1, Vice, Weather Channel

YouTube TV is the most extensive live TV streamer available today. 85 channels, multiple simultaneous streams, and unlimited DVR storage, all for $73 a month. You don’t have to sacrifice live sports or local channels either, as is the case with some other live streamers. Basically, it’s cable without the hassle of cable.

Price: $72.99/month

Free Trial: 7 days

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, iOS, LG TV, PlayStation, Roku, Samsung TV, Sharp, Vizio, Xbox

Channel lineup: ABC, ABC News, ACCN, Adult Swim, AMC, Animal Planet, BBC America, BBC World News, BET, BET Her, Big Ten Network, Bounce, Bravo, Cartoon Network, CBS, CBS local channels, CBS Sports Network, Charge!, Cheddar, Cheddar News, CMT, CNBC, CNBC World, CNN, Comedy Central, Comedy TV, Comet, Court TV, Cozi TV, Dabl, Discovery, Disney, Disney Junior, Disney XD, Docurama, Dove Channel, E!, ESPN, ESPN U, ESPN2, ESPNews, Food Network, FOX, Fox Business, Fox News, FOX SOUL, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, Fox Weather, Freeform, FX, FXM, FXX, Galavision, Game Show Network, Get TV, Golf Channel, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Family, Hallmark Mystery, HGTV, HLN, HSN, IFC, Investigation Discovery, ION, Justice Central TV, LAFC Channel, Law & Crime, Live Now, Local Now, Localish, MotorTrend, MSNBC, MTV, MTV 2, MTV Classic, My TV, Nat Geo Wild, National Geographic, NBA TV, NBC, NBC local channels, NBC News Now, NBC Universo, NBCLX, NBCSN, NECN, Neon, News Nation, NFL Network, Nick Jr., Nickelodeon, Nicktoons, Orlando City Channel, OWN, Oxygen, Oxygen True Crime, Paramount, PBS, PBS Kids, PBS local channels, PC Mag, Pop, QVC, Recipe.TV, Scripps News, SEC Network, Smithsonian Channel, SNY, Start TV, Sundance TV, SYFY, Tastemade, TBD, TBS, Teen Nick, TeleHit, Telemundo local channels, Tennis 2, The CW, The Great Courses, The Walking Dead Universe, The Weather Channel, TLC, TNT, Travel Channel, Tru TV, Turner Classic Movies, TV Land, TYT, Unimas, Unimas local channels, Universal Kids, Univision, Univision local channels, USA, VH1, WE tv, YouTube Originals

Over 140 channels, unlimited DVR and RSNs included - DirecTV Stream Ultimate is one of the most complete cord-cutting streaming bundles out there. Think of every sports network for example, ESPN, Fox Sports, CBS Sports, NHL Network, etc, you name it, you got it. You also get over 55,000 (15,000 more than the base Entertainment package, mainly from Starz Encore) of on-demand movies and shows included. Of course, there is a price tag that comes with all of this that will rival the most expensive cable packages: over $100 a month.

With this package DirecTV is saying: if you want cheap, go to Sling. This is not cheap, but it has everything a family could need from a TV package.

Price: $94.99/month

Free Trial: 5 days

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, iOS, Roku, Roku TV, Samsung TV

Channel lineup: A&E, ABC, ABC News Live, ACC Network, AccuWeather, AHC, American Heroes Channel, Animal Planet, Aspire, BBC News, Bein Sports, Bein Sports 4, Bein sports 5, Bein Sports 6, Bein Sports 7, Bein Sports 8, BET Her, BET Jams, BET Soul, BIG Network, Big Ten Network, Big Ten Network, Bounce, Bravo, CBS, CBS local channels, CBS Sports Network, CBSN, Cheddar, Cheddar News, CMT, CNBC, CNBC World, Comedy Central, Comet, Cooking Channel, Cozi TV, Curiosity Channel, CW, Destination America, Discovery Channel, Discovery Family, Discovery Life, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, DUST, E!, ESPN, ESPN U, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNews, ESPNU, Estrella TV, Fanduel TV, FMC, Food Network, FOX, Fox Business Network, Fox News Channel, FOX SOUL, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, Fox Sports 2, Freeform, Fuse, FX, FXM, FXX, FYI, Galavision, Game Show Network, Get TV, GetTV, GINX Esports TV, Golf Channel, GRIT, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Family, Hallmark Mystery, Heroes & Icons, HGTV, History, IFC, Investigation Discovery, Lifetime Movie Network, Local Now, Logo, Magnolia Network, MLB Network, MotorTrend, MSNBC, MTV, MTV Classic, MTV Live, MTV2, MTVU, Nat Geo Wild, National Geographic, NBA TV, NBATV, NBC, NBC local channels, NBCLX, NBCSN, Newsmax, Newsy, NFL Network, NHL Network, Nick Jr., Nickelodeon, NickMusic, Nicktoons, Olympic Channel, OWN, Oxygen, Oxygen True Crime, Pac-12 Network, Paramount Network, PBS local channels, People TV, Pop, Pop TV, Pursuit Channel, REVOLT, Revry, RSNs, Science Channel, SEC Network, Showtime FamilyZone, Smithsonian Channel, Sony Movie Channel, Sportsman Channel, Stadium, SYFY, Tastemade, TeenNick, Telemundo, Telemundo local channels, Tennis Channel, The Weather Channel, TLC, Travel Channel, TV Land, TVG, Unimas, Universal Kids, Universo, Univision, UPtv, USA, VH1, Vice, WGN America, Zona Futbol

If you’re a Spectrum internet customer, Spectrum offers a unique deal with its TV Choice package, now with ESPN back after the dispute has been resolved. You take your pick of 15 must-haves from a list of 65 channels, completely customizing your own mini live TV lineup. It’s around $53 a month with no cable box and no annual contract, so if you have very streamlined TV interests, it’s a cost-effective move. Most of the price goes to local channels, which it also comes with.

Price: Varies depending on your location and account history.

Now TV is the new cable alternative from Comcast (owner of Xfinity). For $20/month, you get over 40 live channels, 20 hours of DVR, and watch on up to three devices. You also get Peacock Premium included. And of course, no minimum commitment and you can cancel anytime. 

To get it, you have to first subscribe or already be a subscriber to Xfinity internet. You can then add it at checkout. 

At $20, it is one of the cheapest cord-cutting services out there, especially considering the channels that it offers. 

Price: $20/month

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, iOS

Channel lineup: A&E, ABC, Afro, AMC, Animal Planet, BBC America, BBC News, CBS, Comedy TV, Cooking Channel, Crime+Investigation, Discovery Channel, Discovery Life Channel, Food Network, FOX, FYI, GetTV, Great American Family, Great American Living, GSN, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Family, Hallmark Mystery, HGTV, History Channel, ID, IFC, Justice Central TV, Lifetime, LMN, Magnolia Network, Military History Channel, MotorTrend, NBC, OWN, PBS, Pursuit, Recipe.TV, Science Channel, Sony Movies, Sundance Channel, The Weather Channel, TLC, Travel Channel, Vice, WEtv

For Xfinity internet customers who already have an Xfinity Flex box, you can upgrade your service to Choice TV if you want access to live channels. Alongside premium streaming services that you can link to your Flex box, Choice TV is a good, basic addition to stay connected to heavy hitters like NBC, ABC, and CBS.

Price: Varies depending on your location and account history.

This newcomer to cord-cutting quietly launched in April 2024. It's about 90 channels for $39.99, without any additional fees like a local channels surcharge, because there are simply no local channels. What you won't find either are sports channels. And some of the channels are Spectrum channels like Spectrum Originals and Spectrum News.

With Philo having a similar channel lineup but costing $15 less, you probably need a very good reason to go for Spectrum TV Stream. But, it's always nice to have another option.

Price: Varies depending on your location and account history.

If you're an Xfinity internet customer, you're eligible to sign up for the Now TV and Peacock Premium bundle, a hefty live TV and on-demand streaming package that gives you access to films and TV shows from Universal, NBC, Bravo, Hallmark, History, and AMC, as well as 24/7 coverage from live channels like BBC News, NBC News Now, the Food Network, Discovery, and IFC. The beauty of this bundle is that covers the essentials of traditional TV, namely news, entertainment, and sports (Peacock is home to a number of live sporting events), while also giving you all you need on the on-demand front. Even better? It only costs $20/month, Now TV's regular price, since Peacock Premium is added to the bundle completely free—no need to pay an additional $6/month, which is what the service would normally cost outside of this bundle. 

The Now TV and Peacock Premium Bundle also comes with 20 hours of cloud DVR, and you can stream it on three concurrent screens. Apart from a subscription to Xfinity, there are no other strict requirements when claiming this offer.

Price: $20/month

Device availability: Amazon FireTV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, LG TV, PlayStation, Roku, Visio TV, Xbox, Xfinity Flex

Channel lineup: A&E, AFROTV, AMC, Animal Planet, BBC America, BBC News, Comedy TV, Cooking, Crime-Investigation, Discovery, Discovery Life, Food Network, FYI, Game Show Network, Get TV, Great American Family, Great American Living, Hallmark, Hallmark Family, Hallmark Movies, HGTV, History, IFC, Investigation Discovery, Justice Central, Lifetime, Lifetime Movie Network, Magnolia Network, Military HISTORY, MotorTrend Network, NBC News Now, OWN, Pursuit, Recipe.TV, Science Channel, Sky News, Sony Movie, Sundance TV, The Weather Channel, TLC, Travel Channel, Vice, Weather Channel, WEtv, Xumo Action Movies, Xumo Black Cinema, Xumo Bollywood & Indian Cinema, Xumo Comedy Movies, Xumo Comedy TV, Xumo Crime TV, Xumo Documentaries, Xumo Drama and Action TV, Xumo Family Movies, Xumo Food TV, Xumo Game Show, Xumo Her Movies, Xumo Horror & Thriller, Xumo Kids TV, Xumo Movies, Xumo Reality TV, Xumo Sci-Fi & Fantasy Movies, Xumo Travel & Lifestyle TV, Xumo Westerns

The name says it all: HGTV Go is one of the easiest ways to watch the country's favorite home improvement channel on the go. You can watch the HGTV channel live on the app, as well as past and present HGTV shows on-demand. And if you're looking for more variety, HGTV Go also lets you watch HGTV's sister channels, including favorites like Food Network, TLC, and Animal Planet live. However, we should emphasize that HGTV GO, while free to download, must be linked to a pay-TV provider to be used. In other words, you'll need to use your cable, satellite, or live TV streaming service credentials to log into the app. Once you do, you can watch up to 15 live channels and a wealth of on-demand shows on any compatible mobile device.

Price: free for channels available

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, Roku

Let's recap the streaming services that allow you to watch TLC without cable.

What is the cheapest way to watch TLC?

The most cost-efficient way to watch TLC content is to get a subscription to HGTV Go for $0/month.

How to get a free trial to TLC?

You can get a limited time free trial to TLC by subscribing to DirecTV Stream, Philo, Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, DirecTV Stream Ultimate, or Spectrum TV Choice.

Read more: 8 Best Services to Get a TLC Free Trial >

How to get a TLC live stream?

The platforms that will get you a TLC live stream are DirecTV Stream, Philo, Sling Orange + Blue, Sling Blue, Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, DirecTV Stream Ultimate, Spectrum TV Choice, Now TV, Xfinity Choice TV, Spectrum TV Stream, NOW TV and Peacock Premium Bundle, or HGTV Go.

How to watch TLC on Roku?

You can watch TLC on your Roku device by subscribing to DirecTV Stream, Philo, Sling Orange + Blue, Sling Blue, Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, DirecTV Stream Ultimate, Spectrum TV Choice, NOW TV and Peacock Premium Bundle, or HGTV Go.

Read more: 8 Best Services to Watch TLC Without Cable on Roku >

How to watch TLC on an Amazon Fire TV?

TLC can be accessed on an Amazon Fire TV device by subscribing to DirecTV Stream, Philo, Sling Orange + Blue, Sling Blue, Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, DirecTV Stream Ultimate, Now TV, or HGTV Go.

How to watch TLC on an Apple TV device?

The streaming services that include TLC and are available on Apple TV are DirecTV Stream, Philo, Sling Orange + Blue, Sling Blue, Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, DirecTV Stream Ultimate, Spectrum TV Choice, NOW TV and Peacock Premium Bundle, and HGTV Go.

How to watch TLC on a computer?

On a web browser head to the websites of DirecTV Stream, Philo, Sling Orange + Blue, Sling Blue, Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, DirecTV Stream Ultimate, Spectrum TV Choice, NOW TV and Peacock Premium Bundle, or HGTV Go to start watching TLC.

How to watch TLC on iOS (iPhone or iPad)?

You can watch TLC on an iPhone or iPad by subscribing to DirecTV Stream, Philo, Sling Orange + Blue, Sling Blue, Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, DirecTV Stream Ultimate, Spectrum TV Choice, Now TV, NOW TV and Peacock Premium Bundle, or HGTV Go.

How to watch TLC on an Android phone?

You can watch TLC on an Android device such as Samsung or Google Pixel by subscribing to DirecTV Stream, Philo, Sling Orange + Blue, Sling Blue, Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, DirecTV Stream Ultimate, Spectrum TV Choice, Now TV, or NOW TV and Peacock Premium Bundle.

How to watch TLC on an Android TV?

You can watch TLC on a Smart TV that runs on Android by getting a subscription to DirecTV Stream, Philo, Sling Orange + Blue, Sling Blue, Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, DirecTV Stream Ultimate, Spectrum TV Choice, or NOW TV and Peacock Premium Bundle.

How to watch TLC on an Xbox?

You can watch TLC on an Xbox console through Sling Orange + Blue, Sling Blue, Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, Spectrum TV Choice, or NOW TV and Peacock Premium Bundle.

How to pay for a TLC subscription with Paypal?

The services that accept Paypal and carry TLC are: DirecTV Stream, Philo, Sling Orange + Blue, Sling Blue, Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, DirecTV Stream Ultimate, Spectrum TV Choice, Now TV, Spectrum TV Stream, DirecTV Stream Premier, and DirecTV Stream Choice.

How to pay for a TLC subscription with Apple Pay?

The services that accept Paypal and carry TLC are: Philo, Sling Orange + Blue, and Sling Blue.

How to pay for a TLC subscription with Google Pay?

The services that accept Paypal and carry TLC are: Philo, Sling Orange + Blue, Sling Blue, and YouTube TV.

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