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How to Watch Hallmark Channel without Cable

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Want to know how to watch Hallmark Channel without cable? Here are the 5 best ways to get your favorite Hallmark Channel movies and more.

Do you love watching Hallmark movies and shows? Cable used to be the only way to watch When Calls the Heart, Chesapeake Shores, Good Witch, The Christmas Train, and many more movies on Hallmark channel.

Thankfully, that’s not the case today as a number of low cost streaming service providers let you watch Hallmark Channel without cable.

How to Watch Hallmark Channel Without Cable

 

Are you paying too much for an overpriced cable contract because you don’t want to lose Hallmark channel? Here are the best ways to get Hallmark Channel without cable.

1. Philo

 

Our first option may be the best way to watch the Hallmark Channel without cable. The platform offers a good selection of lifestyle and entertainment content for low rates with no contract. This makes it one of the cheapest ways to stream Hallmark Channel without cable.

Its channel package includes AMC, A&E, Animal Planet, Comedy Central, CMT, Discovery Channel, DIY, Food Network, Lifetime, MTV, and HGTV.

There’s just one catch. Philo doesn’t have ESPN, FOX Sports, or local channels. If that doesn’t bother you, you’re golden.

While Philo doesn’t include local channels, a simple digital antenna like the Mohu Leaf, will.

Learn more in our Philo TV review that completely covers the service.

Philo TV at a Glance

InfoData
Pricing & Packages$20
Channels60+
Supported DevicesiOS, Android, Roku, Amazon Fire TV + more
Simultaneous Streams3
DVRUnlimited
On-demand libraryYes
Try Philo

 

2. Sling TV

 

Reliable and well-known, Sling is easy to use and easy on the budget. Popular channels are available through its channel packages – Sling TV Orange or Sling TV Blue.

To get all three Hallmark channels (Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Drama, and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries) with Sling, you must add the “Lifestyles Extra” package for $5 per month to your Orange or Blue channel base.

Cable costs $110 per month for most people. Sling will save you a ton of money.

Read about the pros and cons of this option in our Sling TV review.

Sling TV at a Glance

InfoData
Pricing & PackagesOrange - $30 / Blue - $30 / Orange + Blue - $45
ChannelsOrange - 30 (ESPN) / Blue - 30 / Orange + Blue - 45
Supported DevicesiOS, Android, Roku, Amazon Fire TV + more
Simultaneous StreamsOrange - 1 / Blue - 3 / Orange + Blue - 3
DVR10 hrs. - Free / 50 hrs. - $5/mo.
On-demand libraryYes
Try Sling

 

3. Vidgo

 

Believing TV is more fun together, Vidgo provides a perfect platform for watching movies and TV shows with others. Its social sharing features like chat rooms, gifs, and video recordings make it easy to have fun watching TV with friends.

There are just two plans – Core and Plus. The Core package includes 60 channels and the Plus carries 80. Thankfully, the Hallmark channel is in Vidgo’s Core package.

Learn more about this new streaming service in our Vidgo review.

Vidgo at a Glance

InfoData
Pricing & PackagesEnglish & Spanish - $55
Channels85+
Supported DevicesiOS, Android, Roku, Amazon Fire TV + more
Simultaneous Streams3
DVRNot yet
On-demand libraryNot yet
Try Vidgo

 

4. FuboTV

 

This streaming service is an excellent choice for watching live sports without cable. Since it also carries Hallmark along with other popular networks, it’s a win for every TV watcher.

Both the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries are included in fuboTV’s base package. If you want Hallmark Drama, you’ll need to select the fubo Extra package.

fuboTV lets you watch live TV and record programs on its cloud DVR. Read about all the features in our FuboTV review.

FuboTV at a Glance

InfoData
Pricing & PackagesFamily - $64.99 / Elite - $79.99
Channels95 - 165+
Supported DevicesiOS, Android, Roku, Amazon Fire TV + more
Simultaneous Streams3
DVRFamily - 500 hours/Elite - 1,000 hours
On-demand libraryYes
Try fubo

 

5. AT&T TV Now

 

An easy-to-use menu, reliable service, and content make this platform one of the most popular alternatives to cable TV.

We’ve personally tested AT&T TV Now and think it works great. Despite being on the pricier end of the streaming spectrum, its base package includes Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. That makes it worth including on this list.

Want to know more about AT&T TV Now? Check out our AT&T TV Now review.

AT&T TV Now at a Glance

InfoData
Pricing & Packages6 packages. Plus - $55 / Ultimate - $135
Channels45 to 125+
Supported DevicesiOS, Android, Roku, Amazon Fire TV + more
Simultaneous Streams3
DVR500 hours
On-demand libraryYes
Try AT&T TV Now

 

 

How to Watch Hallmark Movies without Cable

 

Want to watch Hallmark movies online without a Hallmark Channel subscription? There are several ways to do it.

Hallmark has its own streaming service called Hallmark Movies Now. For only $5.99 per month and no contract, you can sign up and try it out.

Just go to their website to learn more. Save more by paying $49.99 upfront for a year of service.

It works with a variety of streaming devices and platforms including Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android devices, Samsung and Sony smart TVs, Chromecast and more.

Another option that doesn’t require a monthly fee is to buy Hallmark Movies one at a time on Amazon, Google Play, or iTunes. Just visit those platforms and search for the title you want to watch.

One payment lets you own the movie and watch it whenever you want.

If you’re not sure which option will work best for you, try Hallmark Movies Now free for seven days.

Note: Hallmark movies are not available on Netflix.

Can I Watch Hallmark on Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, or Roku?

 

Yes. Whether you prefer Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple, Chromecast, or Roku, it’s easy to watch your favorite shows on them.

Read our review of the Amazon Fire TV Stick and see how it helps you watch Hallmark Channel without cable.

Summary

 

If you’re tired of paying for your overpriced cable or satellite TV contract, but don’t want to give up your access to Hallmark Channel movies and shows, you have options.

Most platforms offer free trials so you can see if it’s right for you without paying a dime. Cut the cord now and put the $50+ dollars you’ll save per month to better use.

 

What other channels keep you from cutting the cord? How much money do you spend on cable/cable replacement services each month?

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10 Comments

  • Ron O'Rear says:

    Very comprehensive;however I think these streaming services require the installation of a device.Do I not need a Firestick or Roku to take advantage of these services?

    • John Schmoll says:

      I believe that was actually addressed in the post, but yes in some cases you’ll need something like a Fire TV Stick or Roku to access a streaming service. If you hve a Smart TV, you may not need one.

  • Jeff says:

    All the above sounds great. One caveat ….
    I still need internet. I only have a choice in my area of Comcast with the lowest rate being around $40 first year and going up to $75 second year or Verizon DSL (slow as molasses).

    When I add up the Sling TV price which is superb and the internet price for the first year I get the savings I am looking for. In the second year I am paying about what I am now for Comcast minus the X1 voice remote which is really dandy.

    So, my question is how to work around the internet price and it seems I cannot at least where I live. Any thoughts?

  • Mike says:

    Hallmark Movies Now does offer quite a few holiday titles, however, they are older titles. The new titles are only available with a cable or streaming package or through Kodi. With Kodi you will need to look up each title individually but it costs nothing.

  • TJohnson says:

    There is also a newer streaming service called FRNDLY TV which has 15 channels total, including all three Hallmark channels, QVC, and several family friendly channels like UP, PIXL, Game Show Network. Base price is $5.99/month

  • Marilyn says:

    I am new to this Frndly app. I followed the instructions to download it to my Firestick but get to a point where I am prompted to select my cable provider. How do I bypass that section? I don’t have cabl. The whole reason I got it is because it stated you do not need cable. Can anyone help?

    • John Schmoll says:

      Sorry to hear that. Yes, you can watch Hallmark without cable but we’ve not tested Frndly so we can’t speak to it. That said, they market themselves as a way to get the channel so it shouldn’t be requiring that.

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