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BET's news, music, and reality TV programming are some of the few things that cable has going for it. Or, at least, that's how it used to be – back in the days before you could watch BET without cable. Today, Black Entertainment Television is one of many channels that you can watch live without having to give a dime to a legacy pay TV provider. Want to know how to watch BET without cable? Just read on.

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Below, we'll lay out everything you need to know about watching BET without cable. We'll introduce you to a relatively new type of pay TV service that is making legacy pay TV services like cable and satellite obsolete. We'll explain why your new options are better, and what makes them so different than cable. Then we'll run through a list of the live TV services that will allow you to watch BET without cable. Let's get started!

How to Watch BET Online Without Cable

First things first: before we tell you which services you can use to watch BET without cable, we'll need to tell you what sort of services these are.

They're live TV streaming services, which are sometimes also called “skinny bundles,” and they're out to beat cable at its own game. The idea is simple: everything about cable, these services have, too. Except that a few key tweaks make it possible for these services to cost a whole lot less than cable, while also being more versatile and more suitable to our modern lifestyles.

The obvious difference between live TV streaming services and cable is, of course, the fact that these are streaming services. Like Netflix and the rest of the streaming gang, these services are delivered over the internet (or, in industry lingo, “over the top”). That matters because it means that subscribers can use apps on all sorts of devices to stream their content. You can use a Roku or Fire TV device (among others) to put the live feed on your big screen, just as you can with cable – but you can also watch on everything from your mobile device to your video game system. With live TV streaming services, you can do more than just watch BET without cable – you can watch BET without cable no matter where you are.

Then there's the fact that these live TV services often offer trimmed-down bundles that aren't nearly as bulky (or as pricey) as the old-school pay TV bundles tend to be. This is where that “skinny bundle” nickname comes from, and it's just another reason that these services are cheaper than cable.

Some of these new services offer a BET live stream in their channel bundles. Let's meet the services that will give you a way to watch BET without cable.

Stream BET for Free with Philo

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Philo is another way to get your hands on a BET live stream. Philo is a pretty typical skinny bundle in a lot of ways, but it stands out in one particular category: price. Philo's are quite a bit cheaper than those available from the competition! Fans of BET would be wise to check out Philo. Doing so is easy and free, because Philo offers a week-long free trial period. You can sign up for that by clicking on the link in this section. For more on Philo, read our review!

Stream BET for Free with fuboTV

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fuboTV is a great skinny bundle option with a great channel selection. Among the channels that this live TV streaming service has on offer is BET. You can check out fuboTV for free by signing up for the service's free trial offer. Why not see if you like it?

Stream BET with Sling TV

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Sling TV is a solid skinny bundle with a really versatile system for setting you up with the channels you want – while keeping you from paying for the ones that you don't. Here's how it works: Sling TV subscribers first choose from two base packages, then sign up for as many (or as few) “extras” as they want. The extras include affordable mini-bundles of channels grouped by category.

So what does all of this mean for BET fans? Well, it means that you can watch BET without cable using Sling TV, and that you have some options for customizing the rest of the package you sign up for. It's easy to track down bundle options that include BET.

For more on Sling TV, check out our review.


AT&T's live TV streaming service, AT&T TV Now, is a great place to find a BET live stream. You can choose from different bundles when you sign up for AT&T TV Now, and prices and channels will vary. It's easy to get a bundle with BET in it. You can read our review of AT&T TV Now or test out the service for yourself for free. You'll have a week to check it out, risk-free.

Can I Watch BET on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, or Chromecast?

When we ask how to watch BET without cable, we're not just talking about streaming a video or two on your iPhone: we're talking about a BET live stream on your big screen! It's easy to do with the services we just discussed.

Philo, fuboTV, Sling TV, and AT&T TV Now each offer apps for Roku devices.

Fire TV users have Philo, fuboTV, Sling TV, and AT&T TV Now as their options.

Philo, fuboTV, Sling TV, and AT&T TV Now each have an app for Apple TV devices.

fuboTV, Sling TV, and AT&T TV Now play nice with Chromecast devices.

Philo, fuboTV, and Sling TV can also be used on Android TV devices.

Of course, none of this is to say that you can't use a smaller screen if you want to! Philo, fuboTV, Sling TV, and AT&T TV Now each have apps for iOS devices. Philo, fuboTV, Sling TV, and AT&T TV Now also have apps for Android devices.

Philo, fuboTV, Sling TV, and AT&T TV Now each have in-browser apps so that you can watch BET without cable on your computer.

In short, there are a ton of different ways to watch BET without cable on all sorts of different platforms and devices. So scroll up, take your pick, and sign up for some free trials! You'll be watching BET online in no time at all, and paying a lot less for the privilege.