If you have ever bought a house, considered giving up the life of a renter, or are just generally interested in home (and life) improvement processes, you are probably already obsessed with trying to watch HGTV online. The network has family drama mixed with house buying on Property Brothers, the fantastic (and occasionally very stressful) Flip or Flop, the lovable husband-and-wife duo on Fixer Upper, along with countless other home improvement shows. If you’re looking to access an HGTV live stream, you’ve come to the right place!
It’s good TV and has useful information, a tough combination to find these days. Whether you’re seeking design inspiration or you just want something good to have on in the background, HGTV has something for everyone.
Of course, HGTV is a cable channel, and if you’ve cut the cord or you’re thinking about getting rid of cable, you want to know if you can watch HGTV online without an expensive cable contract. Good news! Now, there are legal ways you can watch HGTV streaming, both live and on demand without cable TV. Read on to learn about the best ways to watch HGTV online.
DIRECTV NOW Offers HGTV on Streaming and Mobile Devices
One of the easiest ways to watch HGTV when you don’t have cable is to use a streaming service. One of the newest streaming services available is DIRECTV NOW. Similar to cable, DIRECTV NOW offers plenty of channels and an easy to use guide for channel surfing. That’s about where the similarities end. You won’t pay a big fee or sign any contracts, and other than a streaming device, you won’t need any equipment. Channel options vary greatly by package, but include AMC, Disney, E!, ESPN, MTV, TBS, and many other channels. In some areas, you’ll even have access to local channels.
DIRECTV NOW works with a wide variety of streaming devices including Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV. As there are no mobile restrictions, you can also use DIRECTV NOW on mobile devices to watch from anywhere with Wi-Fi. While prices do vary based on package selection, they begin at $35 per month.
A 7-day trial is available to start your new membership. Keeping your membership and becoming a paying member means the opportunity for additional rewards. If you prepay for three months of service, you’ll get a free Apple TV! Check out our DIRECTV NOW review for more information.
Sling TV Offers Legal, High Quality HGTV Live Stream
Sling TV now offers you an easy way to get all of the HGTV shows you love for less than you spend on coffee in a week. As far as streaming services go, Sling TV (review) is a fantastic live streaming option that delivers over 25 channels (more on these channels later) in its basic package, including HGTV. The live streaming service lets you watch streams of live pay TV channels as well as explore a deep on-demand library for most channels that includes numerous select shows. You can watch Sling TV on your computer, mobile device, or even on your TV using a streaming player (you can watch HGTV on Apple TV, Roku, etc.)
With Sling TV, you get a true HGTV live stream. You can watch the shows you want, at the time they’re on. No waiting until the next-day to buy individual episodes or waiting months for seasons to show up on Netflix. At $20 a month, the service is way less than any cable package, and with no contract needed you can cancel any time.
Right now, they’re offering an easy to use 7-day free trial. If you’re not 100% sure what you need, try it out! You can watch HGTV live stream and on-demand content, check out the 25+ other channels in the basic Sling Orange package, explore other add-on packages for free during your trial, and more. So spend the week watching Love It or List It and tell me you’re not hooked by the time your trial is up. Click here to try Sling TV free for 7 days.
There is also a limited-time offer they are currently running that gets you a free Roku 2 when you prepay three months of service (read: way less than any cable package). Watching HGTV on Roku is a convenient and easy way to enjoy your favorite programming. This is a really good offer if you need a streaming player to connect to your TV so you can watch Sling TV and over 3,000 other streaming services (Netflix, Hulu, etc.) right on your television. You can also get a steep discount on an Apple TV via Sling TV. *Note: these deals do change from time to time, but click on the links to check out the most recent offer.
Have you ever wanted to watch HGTV and other favorite channels while away from home? If you’re a T-Mobile customer, this just became a reality. Without any additional data charges (thanks Binge On!) you can watch HGTV and more no matter where you are. As if this deal wasn’t already sweet enough, T-Mobile customers can even get 30% off the cost of the basic monthly package for one year — that’s $14 month for more than 20 channels! Learn more about this offer here and then try it out with the free 7-day trial.
Which HGTV Shows Can I Watch with Sling TV?
In a word: everything. Sling TV gives you an HGTV live stream, so you’re seeing everything the channel airs right when it airs. There’s also a rotating on-demand library that includes recently aired episodes of all hit HGTV shows. In short, you’ll be able to enjoy a ton of great HGTV programming live and sometimes on demand, including Property Brothers, Fixer Upper, House Hunters, Beach Flip, Room Crashers, My House Your Money, not to mention all of the David Bromsted and Nicole Curtis you could ask for. Stream it live or watch it later, it’s all possible.
What Other Channels Can You Get with Sling TV?
Sling TV’s channel lineup includes something for everybody. Whether you’re a sports fan, movie lover, fan of hit shows like The Walking Dead, or want to keep up with the latest world news, Sling TV has you covered.
The basic Sling TV package gets you over 25 channels, including ESPN, ESPN2, Food Network, AMC, TNT, TBS, Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, and a whole lot more. There are also larger packages available, ranging up to 40 channels (up to 100+ if you use the add-on packages!)
There are also add-on channel packages you can get. For example, there is also a Sports Extra package that includes the SEC Network, ESPN Bases Loaded, ESPN Buzzer Beater, ESPN Goal Line, ESPN News, ESPN News, Univision Deportes, and beIN Sports for $5 extra a month. Or you can add HBO for just $15 a month and get an HBO live stream plus access to the full HBO on-demand library (same as HBO Go or HBO Now).
Do Other Streaming Services Let You Watch HGTV Online?
Aside from Sling TV, the only other service that lets you watch HGTV online live is PlayStation Vue, which is a new service offered by Sony. Vue does offer an HGTV live stream and has robust channel packages, but there are some things you need to know about the service. It’s more costly than Sling TV. Right now, the basic package starts at $29.99 a month, but you do get a lot of channels, including FX, FS1, FS2, and some others not available elsewhere. Vue is available on the PlayStation 3 and 4, iPad, Chromecast, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV devices.
Beyond Sling TV, DIRECTV NOW, and PlayStation Vue, you can get one or two HGTV shows on demand with Netflix and Hulu no problem. Just keep in mind that these episodes are weeks (or even months or years) old, so you’ll be way behind the times. Plus, they are only available on demand, can be taken off at any time, regardless of if you are still watching.
What Devices Can You Watch HGTV Live Stream On?
There are a ton of devices you can watch HGTV online with. You can go with your usual TV as long as you have a streaming player like the Roku, which, as it turns out, Sling TV offers a great deal on. Sling TV is also available on the Apple TV, Android TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Xbox One and more. It’s also easy to set up on your phone, tablet, or computer, so you’re fully mobile. The Sling TV app is being added to more devices all the time, so it’s hard to go wrong. As mentioned above, Vue is available on PS3 and PS4 consoles, iPad, and Amazon Fire TV. And Netflix is available across a ton of devices.
Can You Watch HGTV Online Free?
HGTV does offer full episodes on its website, but that’s a no-go unless you have a cable subscription. They require that you enter in your cable provider details, and if you had cable, you wouldn’t need this! That’s why the best way to watch HGTV online free is by taking advantage of Sling TV’s free 7-day trial. It’s a great way to watch HGTV free and to explore everything Sling TV has to offer.
So there it is, all of the tools you need to watch HGTV online shows as your heart desires. Have any questions about watching HGTV without cable? Comment below and we’ll help.
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