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If you love murder shows, you’re likely no stranger to binge-watching A&E. Need to get your fix without high-priced cable? The next murder on your list should be your cable connection. Grab a knife and cut that cord! Cable-free, you’ll still be able to watch “I Survived a Serial Killer,” “Cold Case Files,” and all your other favorite TV shows when you subscribe to a live TV streaming service featuring your favorite channels. Stream everything A&E has to offer when you plug in any of the following services:

Here are a few of our favorite ways to stream A&E:

  Price Channels Free Trial  
$54.99 – $134.99 140+ 5 days

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$5.99 – $85.96 68 – 88 7 or 30 days

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$64.99 – $79.99 220+ 7 days

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$35 – $50 30+ – 130+ 3 days

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$25 60+ 7 days

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How to Watch A&E Online Without Cable

Thanks to streaming technology, your living room no longer needs to be a crime scene. You can now enjoy TV without a murderous mess of cables, boxes, and remote controls. All you have to do is buy a streaming service where you pay only for the live network channels you actually watch, aka skinny bundles.

If you’re interested in watching A&E without cable, you can use one of these five streaming services: DIRECTV STREAM, Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling, or Philo. Check out all the details of these streaming services below:

Stream A&E with DIRECTV STREAM

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DIRECTV STREAM is one of the most prominent players in the skinny bundles universe and one of our personal favorites. DIRECTV STREAM is to wireless streaming what the Bates Motel is to the modern murder TV genre. As the best of the very best, it’s really no surprise that A&E finds itself in DIRECTV STREAM’s impressive lineup. All you have to do is sit down, make yourself comfortable, and pick any smart screen in your home to get started. Learn more by reading our most recent review of DIRECTV STREAM to see if this service is the right fit for your family.

Stream A&E with Hulu

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Think of Hulu as the cousin you haven’t seen in years and don’t recognize at the family reunion. You start catching up with them and suddenly wonder why you haven’t kept in touch with such a cool cat! Hulu + Live TV pretty much followed the same trajectory. The service was not very impressive when it launched, but it has built a robust channel offering that includes A&E. Check out our Hulu review for our honest take, or just sign up for the free trial and decide for yourself.

Stream A&E with fuboTV

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Don’t judge a book by its cover or a skinny bundle by its name. Yes, fuboTV started as a soccer-only streaming service, but many things can change in just a few years. Today, the service boasts channels in all genres, including reality documentaries and dramas, so of course it offers A&E. fuboTV also offers a free trial, which we recommend taking advantage of after reading our eye-opening review of fuboTV.

Stream A&E with Sling TV

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Sling TV is an excellent choice for those who like to keep things simple. Choose from three base packages, and build on them by adding specific networks; it’s a great way to customize your channel subscription. You’ll find A&E in its Blue, Orange, and Blue & Orange packages, so it’s impossible to miss it! Check out our comprehensive Sling TV review for more details.

Stream A&E with Philo

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If you haven’t noticed yet, A&E is a popular channel that all providers want to offer, which means countless streaming contenders. With over 65 channels for only $25 per month, Philo takes the cake in affordable streaming services. From reality channels to kids channels, Philo is another skinny bundle option for your consideration – take our Philo review as proof!

Can I Watch A&E on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, or Chromecast?

Indeed, you don’t need cable to watch A&E anymore, but you still need a supporting device. To help you prepare for the next stage of your TV-watching journey, we created the following table summarizing which equipment you can use to watch A&E without cords:

Roku Fire TV Apple TV Android TV Chromecast iOS Android Web browser
DIRECTV STREAM Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hulu + Live TV Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
fuboTV Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sling TV Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Philo Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Popular Shows to Stream on A&E

You’re probably already hooked on at least one TV show on A&E. Still, there are so many other shows you might like as well. Give the following options a chance:

  • “Cold Case Files”
  • “After the First 48”
  • “Biography Presents”
  • “American Justice”
  • “Interrogation Raw”

More to Stream for Fans of A&E

If what you love about A&E is its wide selection of documentaries and interviews, we recommend FX. It offers excellent series and movies, but it also offers shows like “The New York Times Presents” that give you an inside look at the publication’s biggest stories. We recommend FX if you enjoy crime thrillers and biting your nails on your couch. Read our guide on how to watch FX without cable to learn more.

A&E can be a bit campy at times. If that’s your thing, we highly recommend checking out the CW. Shows like “The Flash” feature a modern-day hero who uses his supernatural speed to save the world day after day. The CW also hosts shows about time travel and people who mysteriously disappear and reappear in their towns – all presented on a quirky platter. If any of this sounds interesting, go to our guide on watching CW without cable for the juicy details.

12 thoughts on “How to Watch A&E Without Cable in 2022

  1. Pam says:

    I have entered my info and the history channel will not allie me to watch the history channel without live tv. I don’t want live tv. Whats wrong with that? Not everyone has extra money to pay for tv extras that you don’t want in the first place. Another rip off. If the station states you can watch the show free if you download the app. Why make it mandatory to have live tv app.

  2. Gary says:

    Although not the same as having it live A&E does randomly post full episodes of their shows on their youtube channel almost every day so worth subscribing to their channel and stream with a Roku/chromecast etc.

  3. billy weeks says:

    can i get a&e with youtube tv service

    1. Roger says:

      No

  4. Kevin says:

    A&E needs to get onboard with times. I’ve cut the cord and don’t see going back any time soon. I’ve currently chosen to use YouTube TV and the only thing that I’m missing is A&E. I’m not going back for them. So until A&E catches up with the cords cutters, so long.

    1. Tom says:

      Agreed, I use YouTube tv and they don’t carry A&E. We had sling and Hulu for less and got rid of them for YouTube TV. Come on A&E!!

  5. Trusty says:

    I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong. I’m trying to watch The First 48 Hours. It starts out great then goes to “loading” and nothing happens. I push all my remote buttons and finally it starts to work OR it goes to commercial and freezes up. What am I doing wrong??

    1. Trusty says:

      Ok- don’t know why “cancel reply”??? I really do need help!!

    2. Bubba says:

      That’s cause FUBO doesn’t carry A&E!

  6. Stas76 says:

    Nice to find out what the problem is.
    Trying to get AE to work on my fire stick.
    From what I am reading that aint gonna happen
    even though have cable ae.
    Get it on my Roku.
    Guess that tells me what my next purchase will be.

  7. Bubba says:

    Your article is made up, FUBO doesn’t carry A&E or Lifetime! Delete this fake article! Thanks Biden!

    1. Rastaman215 says:

      Fubo did carry A&E at one time, it’s the reason I chose it over YOUTube , then it just disappeared. I found out Fubo and A&E had a dispute over cost. I would gladly pay two or three dollars more for them to bring it back.

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