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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.

Here are a few of our favorite ways to stream BET:

  Price Channels Free Trial  
$69.99 – $139.99 65+ None

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$25 60+ 7 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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Below, we'll lay out everything you need to know about watching BET without cable. We'll discuss a type of TV pay service that is making legacy pay TV services like cable and satellite obsolete. We'll explain why your options now 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 cable has, these services have, too. What these services don’t have, though, are long-term contracts and bloated, expensive bundles. Live TV streaming services combine the best parts of cable with the best parts of Netflix, and they make it easier than ever to cut the cord.

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

Stream BET with DIRECTV Stream

Try DIRECTV Stream

AT&T's live streaming service, DIRECTV Stream, is a great place to find a BET livestream. The price may vary depending on which bundle you pick, but BET is available with all four of the service's packages. You can read our review of DIRECTV Stream to learn more.

Stream BET for Free with Philo

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Philo is another way to get your hands on a BET livestream. Philo is a pretty typical skinny bundle in a lot of ways, but it stands out in one particular category: price. Philo's prices 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 weeklong 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 Hulu + Live TV

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Hulu + Live TV now offers BET. This live TV streaming service has already given viewers lots of options for entertainment programming, so adding BET has just extended its lineup even further. Our Hulu + Live TV review can give you more details.

Stream BET for Free with fuboTV

Free Trial

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 great streaming service with a highly customizable bundle. After starting with a base bundle, you’ll be able to add “Extras” — little bundles of channels — to make your Sling TV bundle your own. BET is one of your options, so you can watch BET without cable using Sling TV. For more on this service, check out our Sling TV review.

Youtube TV

YouTube TV is not the same thing as the regular old YouTube site, though they are owned by the same company. YouTube TV is a live TV streaming service that features more than 85 channels. One of those channels is BET, which makes YouTube TV another fine addition to the list of ways to watch BET without cable.

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

With BET, you can 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. As a bonus, it’s way easier than trying to haul a 50-inch flat-screen TV around town. Look at the chart below to find out more about your options.

Roku Fire TV Apple TV Android TV Chromecast iOS Android Web/
DIRECTV Stream Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Philo 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
YouTube TV No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Watch What You Want, BET Fans!

In short, there are a ton of different ways to watch BET without cable on all sorts of different platforms and devices. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and 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.