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How to Watch History Channel without Cable

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Want to know how to watch History Channel without cable? Here are the 6 best ways to get your favorite shows and save $50+ per month.

History Channel is rare – it’s both entertaining and educational. You can laugh along with Pawn Stars and grab the edge of your seat with Alone. See how to watch History Channel without cable and catch all your favorite shows in this review.

Streaming Services with History Channel

 

You don’t need cable to watch the latest episodes of Curse of Oak Island or American Pickers. There are multiple ways to see what the Vikings have been raiding.

If you’ve been wondering, “how can I watch History Channel without cable?” here are the six best streaming options.

1. Philo

 

Philo may be the cheapest way to watch History Channel. The one knock against Philo TV is that it doesn’t offer access to sports channels like ESPN or FOX Sports or local channels.

Still, a simple digital antenna like the Mohu Leaf, can get you local channels.

Learn more about how to get History Channel without a cable provider in our Philo review.

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

 

Sling TV is another leading streaming service. Its guide is easy to use and its streaming quality is reliable.

History Channel is available with the Sling TV Orange package, which also includes ESPN.

Check out our Sling TV review to learn more.

Sling TV at a Glance

InfoData
Pricing & PackagesOrange - $35 / Blue - $35 / Orange + Blue - $50
ChannelsOrange - 30 (ESPN) / Blue - 30 / Orange + Blue - 45
Supported DevicesiOS, Android, Roku, Amazon Fire TV + more
Simultaneous StreamsOrange - 1 / Blue - 3 / Orange + Blue - 3
DVR50 hrs. - Free / 200 hrs. - $5/mo.
On-demand libraryYes
Try Sling

 

3. Vidgo

 

Vidgo is a newer way to stream your favorite shows. The platform makes it easy to watch shows and games with others anywhere through social sharing features and chat rooms you can join while watching TV.

It offers channels in two plans – English and Spanish. History Channel is included in both.

Other popular channels offered by the streaming provider include ESPN and Fox Sports and a full suite of lifestyle and entertainment networks. Vidgo has two key drawbacks though – it’s light on news networks and does not currently offer a cloud DVR.

Read our Vidgo review to learn more about the service.

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

 

If you love sports, fuboTV could be the best streaming service for you.

This sports-forward streaming service has a broad channel lineup with lifestyle, entertainment and news channels. History Channel is in its base package

*Related: Love the NFL, but want to ditch cable? Check out our guide on how to watch NFL games live without cable.*

Learn all about it 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. Hulu Live

 

Hulu with Live TV is one of the more expensive ways to stream History Channel live.

Still, the Hulu Live TV channel list is good and you get access to Hulu’s massive on-demand selection of TV shows and movies. Plus, it has no contract and you can cancel or downgrade your service to Hulu traditional at any time.

You can even bundle with the new Disney+ streaming service to enhance your content.

Read our Hulu with Live TV review to learn more.

Hulu Live at a Glance

InfoData
Pricing & Packages$64.99
Channels50 - 70 + locals
Supported DevicesiOS, Android, Roku, Amazon Fire TV + more
Simultaneous Streams2 - Free / unlimited - $9.99
DVR50 hrs. - Free / 200 hrs. - $9.99
On-demand libraryYes
Try Hulu

 

6. AT&T TV Now

 

You can stream History Channel online with AT&T TV Now’s base plan for $65 per month. Plus, you can go back 72 hours to access History Channel programming on demand.

Want to learn more about AT&T TV Now? Read 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

 

Can I watch History Channel on YouTube TV?

 

Unfortunately for now at least, the answer is no. You cannot watch History Channel on YouTube TV.

However, there are other affordable streaming options that let you watch History Channel.

How to Stream History Channel Online

 

If you want to watch History Channel online live free, you’re out of luck.

You need a code from a cable subscriber.

While you can stream some History Channel shows free online, you cannot access the network’s full content without a subscription to a cable provider or streaming service. That goes for the History Channel app and website, too.

Some History Channel shows are available on Netflix or legacy Hulu, but it varies. Since Netflix changes its content often, your show could be there one day and gone the next.

An affordable streaming service like the ones mentioned here are the most reliable and comprehensive ways to watch History Channel without cable.

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

 

Stream History Channel through any of the following apps or platforms:

Read our review of the Amazon Fire Stick to see why we love the dongle and how it allows us to get content. You can even watch the History Channel online without cable on your computer or laptop’s web browser.

 

Summary

 

You can watch your favorite History Channel shows without cable with any of the streaming services mentioned here.

If you aren’t sure which option to choose, work through the free trials above and find the best option for your needs.

 

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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