Adult Swim’s oddball comedies and quirky cartoons are a late-night cable staple. Cable wouldn’t be the same without Adult Swim – but, as it happens, Adult Swim feels exactly the same without cable. Or, to be more precise, Adult Swim feels even better without cable, because you’re getting all the same content on even more devices for a lower price. And we can show you how to do it. This is how to watch Adult Swim without cable.
Oh, but before we move on, we should mention that we’re totally aware that Adult Swim is the same channel as Cartoon Network. So, as you might assume, you can expect this How to Watch Adult Swim Without Cable post to be, well, pretty much exactly the same as our How to Watch Cartoon Network Without Cable post. You can read either one – we only made them separate so that you could have the easiest time possible finding the answers you’re looking for.
Alright, let’s move on: here’s how to get your Adult Swim live stream.
How to Watch Adult Swim Online Without Cable
Adult Swim makes its home on pay TV services. For a long time, that meant cable and satellite – those overpriced options that we now call “legacy” pay TV solutions. They’re looking pretty old and inefficient these days thanks to the arrival of a relatively new option that is a whole lot more at home in our current decade: the skinny bundle.
The skinny bundle, or live TV streaming service (either term works – as we’ll see in a moment, some of these “skinny bundles” aren’t so skinny anymore) is a pay TV service, just like cable. It offers live network television channels, just like cable. And it will give you a live feed of Adult Swim, just like cable. But unlike cable, live TV streaming services are just that: streaming services. They come in over the internet and are at home on a huge variety of devices. They tend to offer slimmed-down cable bundles that are all killer, no filler (that’s where the “skinny” part of the skinny bundle name comes from). And all of this contributes to what is arguably the most important thing about live TV streaming services: they’re usually quite a bit cheaper than cable.
And a lot of these services will give you access to an Adult Swim live stream, making them the perfect answer to the question of how to watch Adult Swim without cable. Here are the services we trust that will have you laughing at Adult Swim – and all the way to the bank. Goodbye, cable.
Hulu with Live TV is the live TV streaming service from Hulu, which you probably could guess from the name. Hulu has long been a player in the streaming video on demand (“SVOD” for short, to industry observers) market, where it competes with the likes of Netflix. More recently, it waded into the skinny bundle wars and began offering a selection of live TV channels for $39.99/month. You can subscribe to Hulu with Live TV on its own or add it to your on-demand account. Read our review of Hulu with live TV here, or sign up for the service’s free trial below.
Sling TV is all about customization. The Dish-owned service offers two base packages and a host of smaller add-on packages. Customers can sign up for Sling Orange ($25 per month), Sling Blue ($25 per month), or both ($40 per month), and can then tack on any, all, or none of the available add-on packages, which cost less than the base packages and include small servings of channels grouped by type. That gives subscribers a ton of options, but there’s nothing complicated about getting an Adult Swim live stream: both Sling Blue and Sling Orange include Adult Swim in their channel lineups.
Cartoon Network and Adult Swim are available through fuboTV, a skinny bundle service with two base packages: the $44.99-per-month “fubo” and the $49.99-per-month “fubo Extra” (the pricier base bundle is larger; both can be expanded with add-on bundles). fuboTV offers a discount on your first paid month and a free trial that lasts seven days. Check out those offers by clicking on the link below.
PlayStation Vue is Sony’s version of the live TV streaming service. PlayStation Vue subscribers can take their pick of several channel bundles of increasing size (and price, of course). The smallest, Access, is $44.99 per month and includes your Adult Swim live steam. Each of the larger packages include all of the channels from their smaller counterparts, so Adult Swim fans are free to pick any of them. PlayStation Vue may share the name of Sony’s famous gaming console, but you don’t have to own a PlayStation to watch live TV on PlayStation Vue: the service has apps for all sorts of platforms, including Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, and more (scroll down for more on this and on all of these services’ platform support).
YouTube TV is a skinny bundle that comes to us from tech super-company Google. Not to be confused with regular old YouTube (where user-generated videos make up most of the content), this is a real skinny bundle with live TV channels — including, of course, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim. You can get YouTube TV for $40 per month once your week-long free trial is up. Sign up for the service’s free trial offer by clicking on the link below this paragraph.
Even the old-school telecoms recognize that the future belongs to live TV streaming services. DirecTV Now is one of several skinny bundles with backing from companies that also have a hand in legacy pay TV services. Don’t be thrown off by the branding: DirecTV Now has nothing to do with satellite TV and has everything to do with saving you money on an Adult Swim live stream. You’ll find Adult Swim (which is part of Cartoon Network) in DirecTV Now’s $40-per-month “Live a Little” package. DirecTV Now also offers larger packages, and Adult Swim is in each of those, too. You can read our review of DirecTV Now here or can click the link below to check out the free trial for yourself.
Can I Watch Adult Swim on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, or Chromecast?
You sure can! The major live TV streaming services offer great platform support.
If you own a Roku, you can choose from any of these services: Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, fuboTV, PlayStation Vue, YouTube TV, or DirecTV Now.
Fire TV fans can use Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, fuboTV, PlayStation Vue, or DirecTV Now.
Apple TV users, you folks have got Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, fuboTV, PlayStation Vue, YouTube TV, and DirecTV Now as your options.
Chromecast supports Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, fuboTV, PlayStation Vue, YouTube TV, and DirecTV Now.
Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, fuboTV, PlayStation Vue, YouTube TV, and DirecTV Now each also have mobile apps for both iOS and Android devices, making it easy to watch Adult Swim online on the go.
You can also watch Adult Swim without cable on your computer using the in-browser apps available from Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, fuboTV, PlayStation Vue, YouTube TV, and DirecTV Now.
Even video game systems are in on the fun: Xbox users can check out Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV; PlayStation users can check out PlayStation Vue.
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