General Hospital burst onto the scene in 1963. It is now the longest continuously airing drama on U.S. television. If you’re worried about cutting the cord and missing out on your daytime soaps, don’t fret. There are plenty of ways to watch General Hospital online.
Fans have always been loyal to this daytime medical drama, so it is no wonder that they want to know how to keep up with Port Charles and its residents’ complicated personal lives without cable. Here are our best suggestions.
Watch General Hospital Online with Hulu
Many cord cutters swear by Hulu as a great on-demand replacement for cable. While you can’t watch a General Hospital live stream, you can see the episodes on demand at your convenience. With Hulu (review), the current season is available eight days after the episodes’ original air on ABC and they’ll offer around 10 episodes of the show at a time.
Of course, watching General Hospital full episodes isn’t even the tip of the iceberg with benefits you’ll get using Hulu. They have a massive library of current and past TV hits, including other ABC favorites like Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Once Upon a Time. And you can stream Hulu from pretty much any device including Roku, Chromecast, and of course your computer, and mobile devices. That means you can watch at home and on the go without missing your favorite shows.
Hulu is only $7.99 per month, but you will have short commercial breaks while you’re watching. Hulu did release a commercial free version which is still affordable at $11.99 per month, so if you’d rather avoid advertising that is an option.
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General Hospital Live Stream on Sling TV
Sling TV is one of our favorite cable replacement services because of the ability to watch shows both on demand and living streaming. However, ABC, and the ability to watch General Hospital streaming, is only available in select markets through the Broadcast Extra package. This add-on is only $5 a month on top of the basic package of channels for $20 per month. Keep in mind that there is no contract and you can cancel at any time without cancellation fees.
ABC is available on Sling TV in these cities:
- Los Angeles
- New York
- San Francisco
They’ll be adding more metro areas soon, so stay tuned. To learn more about Sling TV, read our review here.
To check out Sling TV and the Broadcast Extra package, you can try it free for 7 days. Or, they are offering a new Roku 2 for free when you sign up for 3 months. (You could also opt for half off a Roku 3 for this deal.) Any of these options are a great way to replace cable and still watch General Hospital streaming at home.
Watch General Hospital Streaming on PlayStation Vue
Much like Sling TV, while the PlayStation Vue service is now available nationwide, access to live stream of local broadcast networks is still restricted to only 7 cities. You can watch General Hospital online with ABC streaming and PlayStation Vue in Chicago, New York, Dallas, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Philadelphia.
In other cities, you can have access to a ton of live cable networks, but ABC, NBC, and FOX are only available on-demand. In many cases this can still be a great deal and you can watch General Hospital online at your own pace. Their Slim package starts at $29.99 per month and is currently available on PS3/PS4, iPad, Amazon Fire TV, and Chromecast.
Check out our PlayStation Vue review for more.
Watch General Hospital Full Episodes Free
Don’t forget, you don’t always need to invest in online streaming services to watch your favorite network shows. You can watch General Hospital full episodes by employing the latest version of a very traditional method. An antenna will allow you to get over-the-air stations for free if you have good receptions. You can watch any broadcast network, including ABC, on your TV at absolutely no cost.
You can even pair this option with an over-the-air DVR that will allow you to record shows to watch later or stream live TV on your connected devices wherever you go, which gives you a new way to access your favorite shows when you’re not at home.
Buy Individual Episodes of General Hospital Online
Besides an antenna, there aren’t many legal ways to watch General Hospital online free. So, if you’re not ready to invest in a streaming service your next best option is to buy individual episodes the day after they air. There are a few services that allow you to buy and watch General Hospital online including Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, or iTunes.
Keep in mind that overall this will be much more expensive long term than any of the streaming services options. You can get a deal if you buy a discounted season pass and you do own the content for life.
All right, now you know everything we know about watching General Hospital online. What other shows are you worried about missing out on? Search for them here to learn how to cut cable out of your life.