How to Get a Lifetime Subscription Live Without Cable

The Spool Staff
May 16, 2024

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DirecTV Stream
All-in-one cord-cutting solution with most major channels.Lifetime included5 day free trial$79.99/month
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Sling TV
Get big-name channels like ESPN and FS1 for as little as $40/month.Lifetime included$40/month
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Philo
A zero-fuss, reliable way to reduce your TV bill to $25/month.Lifetime included7 day free trial$25/month
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Hulu with Live TV
Lifetime included3 day free trial$76.99/month
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Vidgo
A hit-or-miss package that once held the great promise of affordability.Lifetime included$69.99/month
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Spectrum TV Stream
Lifetime included$39.99/month
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Now TV
Lifetime included$40/month
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Frndly TV
Lifetime included7 day free trial$6.99/month
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DirecTV Stream Ultimate
Lifetime included5 day free trial$109.99/month
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There are two genres closest to the hearts of women: romance and true crime. And the Lifetime Network seems to know that well, given it's been airing shows under those genres quite successfully throughout these years. It has shows as light as Married at First Sight and Dance Moms, as well as slightly darker programs like Meet Marry Murder and Text Me When You Get Home. It's a confluence of tastes, basically, like most women you'll meet.

In the past, you had to have cable to watch a channel like Lifetime. But these days, it's just as easy to watch when you go cordless.

To get Lifetime live without cable, you can sign up for any of the live TV streaming services that carry the channel. The services differ by price point, trial lengths, and channel lineups, so make sure you choose the right one by reading our brief guide below.

DirecTV Stream

DirecTV Stream is a streaming service that offers everything from live TV, local channels, on-demand films, sports packages, and even premium cable networks like HBO and Starz for an additional fee. Its plans, which start at $70/month, are on the pricier side of live TV, but that’s because it offers unlimited DVR and streams on top of at least 75 channels, depending on the plan you pick.

How much does DirecTV Stream cost?

$79.99/month

Does DirecTV Stream have a Free Trial?

5 days

Which channels are on DirecTV Stream?

A&E, ABC, AMC, Animal Planet, AXS TV, Baby First TV, BBC America, BET, Bloomberg Television, Boomerang, Bounce, Bravo, C-SPAN, C-SPAN2, Cartoon Network, CBS, CMT, CNBC, CNN, CNN en Espanol, Comedy Central, Discovery Channel, Disney Channel, Disney Jr, Disney XD, E!, ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU, Food Network, FOX, Fox Business Network, Fox News Channel, Fox Sports 1, Freeform, FX, FXX, Galavision, Gem Shopping Network, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, HGTV, History, HLN, Home Shopping Network, Investigation Discovery, ION, Lifetime, MeTV, MotorTrend, MSNBC, MTV, MTV2, NBC, NFL Network, One America News, Ovation, Oxygen, Paramount Network, PBS, QVC, QVC2, ReelzChannel, REVOLT, RFD-TV, RSNs, Starz, Sundance TV, SYFY, TBS, TCM, TeenNick, Telemundo, The CW, TLC, TNT, Travel Channel, truTV, TV Land, Univision, Univision East, USA, VH1, Vice, WE tv

Sling TV

Sling’s TV, in its plans Orange + Blue, is for those who want either the family-friendly content of Sling Orange with the sports or the news focus of Sling Blue. The live TV package has a total of 46 channels, including IFC, TNT, and MGM, plus cloud DVR and simultaneous streams. As with its individual plans, you can select from bundles like the Sports Extra or the News Extra to enhance your base package.

How much does Sling TV cost?

$40/month

Which channels are on Sling TV?

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

Philo

At just $25/month, Philo is one of the most affordable on-demand and live TV streaming services out there. It boasts over 70 live channels, including AMC, Lifetime, and Paramount Network, 70,000 movies, and unlimited DVR. If you ever find Philo’s base package wanting, the service also allows you to stack add-ons like Starz and MGM+ to your plan.

How much does Philo cost?

$25/month

Does Philo have a Free Trial?

7 days

Which channels are on Philo?

A&E, AccuWeather Network, AMC, 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, 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 Drama, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 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, Paramount Network, PlayersTV, pocket.watch, Pop TV, RetroCrush, REVOLT, Revry, Ryan and Friends, 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

Hulu with Live TV

Combining the best of streaming and cable, Hulu with Live TV pairs Hulu’s original programming like Only Murders in the Building, imports like Normal People, and licensed ABC shows like Modern Family with live TV channels like CNN, CBS, and TCM to give you an all-in-one TV package. The plans start at $77/month (with ads), but for an additional fee, you can upgrade to a bundle that removes commercials and throws in Disney+ and ESPN+ to the mix.

How much does Hulu with Live TV cost?

$76.99/month

Does Hulu with Live TV have a Free Trial?

3 days

Which channels are on Hulu with Live TV?

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 News, CBS Sports Network, Cheddar News, CMT, CNBC, CNN, CNN International, Comedy Central, Comedy TV, Cozi TV, Dabl, Discovery Channel, Discovery en Español, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, E!, ESPN, ESPN College Extra, ESPN2, ESPNews, ESPNU, Food Network, FOX, Fox Business, Fox Deportes, Fox News Channel, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, Freeform, FX, FXM, FXX, FYI, Golf Channel, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, HGTV, History, HLN, Investigation Discovery, Justice Central TV, Lifetime, Lifetime Movies, Localish, Military History Chanel, Motor Trend, MSNBC, MTV, NASA, Nat Geo Wild, National Geographic, NBC, 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 CW, The Grio, TLC, TNT, Travel Channel, truTV, Turner Classic Movies, TVLand, Universal Kids, USA, VH1, Vice, Weather Channel

Vidgo

Carrying over 110 channels on its most basic plan alone, Vidgo is a hefty on-demand and live TV streaming service that offers cloud DVR, multiple streams, and access to your local ABC and FOX stations. Sports fans will be glad to know that the lineup includes ESPN, Fox Sports, and the NFL Network, while Spanish-language viewers will find much to like in the service’s Vidgo Mas plan, home to more than 45 Spanish live channels.

How much does Vidgo cost?

$69.99/month

Which channels are on Vidgo?

A&E, ABC, ACC Network, American Heroes, Animal Planet, Aspire, AWE, Bein Sports, BET, Big Ten Network, Cheddar, CMT, Comedy Central, Cooking Channel, CuriosityStream, Destination America, Discovery Channel, Discovery Family, Discovery Life, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, DIY Network, ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN2, ESPNews, ESPNU, Food Network, FOX, Fox Business, Fox Deportes, Fox News, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, Freeform, FX, FXM, FXX, FYI, Game Show Network, GetTV, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Drama, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, HGTV, History, INSP, Investigation Discovery, Law & Crime, Lifetime, LMN, Longhorn Network, MAV TV, MotorTrend, MTV, MTV Classic, MTV2, Nat Geo Wild, National Geographic, NewsNation, NFL Network, NFL Redzone, Nick Jr., Nickelodeon, Nicktoons, OAN, OWN, Pac-12 national feed, Pac-12 regionals, Paramount Network, QVC, Science, SEC Network, Sony Movie Channel, TeenNick, TLC, Travel Channel, TV Land, Univision, UPtv

Spectrum TV Stream

Spectrum TV Stream is the internet provider's most affordable TV plan yet. At $40/month, it offers cable channels like CNN, TCM, and Disney, but notably, it does not include sports and local channels in its catalog. For that, you'd have to look at Spectrum's other plans, like Spectrum TV Choice. TV Stream is only available for Spectrum internet users, and to date, it has yet to offer a free trial. It may not sound like it has a lot going for it, but TV Stream is actually a great option for Spectrum customers looking for leaner (read: sports-less) TV packages that can conveniently be paid along with the internet.

How much does Spectrum TV Stream cost?

$39.99/month

Which channels are on Spectrum TV Stream?

A&E, AMC, American Heroes, Animal Planet, Aspire, AXS TV, BBC America, BBC World News, BET, BET Her, BET Jams, BET Soul, Bloomberg, Boomerang, Cars.TV, Cartoon Network, Cheddar News, Cleo, CMT, CMT Music, CNN, CNNi, Comedy Central, Cooking Channel, Crime-Investigation, Destination America, Discovery Life, Disney Channel, Food Network, Fox Business, Fox News, Fox Weather, FX, FYI, Great American Family, GSN, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Family, Hallmark Mystery, HDNet Movies, HGTV, History, HLN, HSN, HSN2, IFC, INSP, Investigation Discovery, Jewelry TV, Justice Central, Lifetime, Lifetime Movies, Logo, Magnolia, Military HISTORY, MotorTrend, MTV, MTV Classic, MTV Life, MTV2, MTVu, National Geographic, Newsmax TV, Nick Jr., Nickelodeon, NickMusic Nicktoons, Outdoor Channel, OWN, Paramount Network, Pets.TV, QVC, QVC2, Recipe.TV, Science, Spectrum News, Spectrum Originals, Sundance TV, TCM, TeenNick, The Weather Channel, theGrio, TLC, Travel Channel, truTV, TV Land, TV One, UPtv, VH1, Vice, WE tv

Now TV

Available exclusively to Xfinity customers, Now TV is a live and on-demand streaming service that comes with more than 40 live channels and a subscription to Peacock Premium at no additional cost. You can watch AMC, The Food Network, and Discovery on Now TV, and a wide array of NBC sitcoms, Sunday Night Football, and the Premiere League on Peacock. It costs $20/month (on top of a $20 internet subscription) and can be viewed simultaneously on up to three devices.

How much does Now TV cost?

$40/month

Which channels are on Now TV?

A&E, Afro, AMC, Animal Planet, BBC America, BBC News, Comedy TV, Cooking Channel, Crime+Investigation, Discovery Channel, Discovery Life Channel, Food Network, FYI, Game Show Network, GetTV, Great American Family, Great American Living, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Drama, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, HGTV, History, IFC, Investigation Discovery, Justice Central TV, Lifetime, LMN, Magnolia Network, Military History Channel, MotorTrend, OWN, Pursuit, Recipe.TV, Science Channel, Sony Movies, Sundance TV, The Weather Channel, TLC, Travel Channel, Vice, WE tv

Frndly TV

True to its name, Frndly TV is an on-demand and live TV streaming service that’s friendly both on the wallet and for viewers of all ages. At just $7/month, it offers more than 40 live channels, including The History Channel, Hallmark, and The Weather Channel, plus DVR and lookback features and multiple profile options. It’s ideal for those looking for a wholesome, family-friendly streaming experience.

How much does Frndly TV cost?

$6.99/month

Does Frndly TV have a Free Trial?

7 days

Which channels are on Frndly TV?

A&E, AccuWeather, BabyFirst, BYUtv, Circle, Court TV, Crime-Investigation, Curiosity Channel, DECADES, Dove Channel, Dove Family Movies, Dove Kids, FETV, FMC, FYI, Game Show Network, GetTV, Great American Family, Great American Living, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Drama, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Heartland TV, Heroes & Icons, History, INSP, ION, Ion Mystery, Justice Central TV, Laff, Lifetime, LMN, Local Now, MeTV, Military HISTORY, Outdoor Channel, Pixel, QVC, Recipe.TV, Sportsman Channel, Start TV, Story Television, The Weather Channel, UPtv, Vice, World Fishing Network

DirecTV Stream Ultimate

DirecTV Stream Ultimate is the second-biggest package offered by DirecTV Stream. With it, you get up to 160 channels (up 40 channels from the previous tier) across entertainment, sports, and news. That’s almost any channel you can think of—from TBS and USA; to ESPN and CBS Sports; to CNN and BBC News; and so much more. You get it all, plus tens of thousands of on-demand titles for the price of $109.99/month (saving you roughly $40/month from the plan before it), so if the budget allows, it's worth trying the Ultimate plan yourself.

How much does DirecTV Stream Ultimate cost?

$109.99/month

Does DirecTV Stream Ultimate have a Free Trial?

5 days

Which channels are on DirecTV Stream Ultimate?

A&E, ACC Network, AccuWeather, AMC, American Heroes, American Heroes Channel, Animal Planet, Aspire, AXS TV, BabyFirst, BBC America, BBC News, BBC World News, BET, BET Her, Big Ten Network, Bloomberg, Bloomberg Television, Boomerang, Bounce, Bravo, C-SPAN, C-SPAN2, Cartoon Network, CBS Sports Network, Cheddar News, Cleo TV, CMT, CNBC, CNBC World, CNN, CNN en Espanol, CNNi, Comedy Central, Comedy TV, Cooking Channel, Cozi TV, daystar, Destination America, Directv 4K, Directv 4K Live 1, Directv 4K Live 2, Discovery, Discovery Family, Discovery Life, Disney, Disney Jr, Disney Junior, Disney XD, E!, Earthx TV, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNews, ESPNU, Family Movie Classics, FanDuel TV, FM, FMC, Food Network, Fox Business, Fox News, FOX SOUL, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, Fox Weather, Freeform, FS1, FS2, Fuse, FX, FX Movie Channel, FXX, FYI, Great American Family, Grit, Hallmark, HBO, Heroes & Icons, HGTV, History Channel, HLN, Hogar de HGTV, HSN, ID, IFC, Investigation Discovery, ION, Jewelry TV, Justice Central, Lifetime, LMN, Logo, Magnolia, MeTV, MLB Network, MotorTrend, MSNBC, MTV, MTV 2, MTV Classic, Nat Geo Wild, National Geographic, NBA TV, Newsmax, Newsmax TV, NewsNation, NFL Network, NHL Network, Nick Jr., Nickelodeon, Nicktoons, Origin Sports, Ovation, OWN, Oxygen, Paramount Network, PBS Kids, Pop, PowerNation, Pursuit, QVC, QVC2, QVC3, ReelzChannel, REVOLT, RFD-TV, Science, Scientology Network, SEC Network, Shop LC, ShortsTV, Showtime, Smithsonian Channel, SportsGrid, Sportsman Channel, Starz, Starz Encore Action, Starz Encore Black, Starz Encore Classic, Starz Encore East, Starz Encore Family, Starz Encore Suspense, Starz Encore West, Starz Encore Westerns, Sundance TV, SYFY, Tastemade, TBS, TCM, TeenNick, Tennis Channel, The Design Network, The Grio, TLC, Tru TV, TUDN, TV Land, TV One, TVG, Unimas, Universal Kids, Universo, Univision, UPtv, USA, VH1, Vice, WE tv