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Bloomberg Television has the news and finance information you need to succeed in a fast-moving world. But there's one financial decision that you may be making in connection with Bloomberg Television that, frankly, would not be easy to defend on-air. It's your cable or satellite bill: why are you paying it? See, you can watch Bloomberg Television without cable. Like many other network television channels, Bloomberg Television is available online – not just in the form of short on-demand videos, but in a real Bloomberg Television live stream, with all the same stuff you'd get through cable or satellite. The only real difference is that you'll pay a lot less. Sound good? Then read on, and we'll show you how to watch Bloomberg Television without cable.
Here is our favorite way to stream Bloomberg TV:
If you watch Bloomberg Television regularly, then you probably already know that cable and satellite – the services we call “legacy pay TV” services – are in trouble. That's because streaming services, led by on-demand streaming pioneers like Netflix, have made it easy for us to stay entertained without cable. And with cable and satellite bills being as expensive as they are, well, it didn't take long for their business to suffer.
But, for a while, legacy pay TV services still had some things that on-demand streaming services (and over-the-air broadcast television) just couldn't match: live feeds of network television channels.
Well, that didn't last. Starting a few years back, we began to hear about a new sort of service: the “skinny bundle.” This type of service would trim down the bulky cable bundles and offer subscribers a core group of great channels for a whole lot less than the legacy pay TV giants were charging. And this new type of service would be delivered online.
Now there are tons of these services, which are most often simply called “live TV streaming services.” You can even opt for some services that are a whole lot less “skinny” than you might expect. But the perks remain: lower prices, the ability to watch on any device, and a highly competitive market that says no to long-term contracts and yes to free trial periods.
And some of these services will offer you a Bloomberg Television live stream, making them the perfect way to watch Bloomberg Television without cable. Let's meet the candidates, shall we?
Stream Bloomberg Television with Sling TV
Sling TV offers subscribers a clever way to be efficient with their spending. Rather than offer a tiered selection of bundles in increasing sizes, Sling TV gives subscribers a choice of two base packages and then allows them to tack on “extras,” which are miniature bundles of channels that can expand your bundles' coverage in any direction you want. Like sports? Pay for “Sports Extra” – you'll get the coverage you want without having to pay for extra drama channels, too.
Okay, so what does this mean for Bloomberg Television fans? It means that it's very easy and very affordable to build a Sling TV bundle that will give you a way to watch Bloomberg Television without cable.
AT&T TV Now is a live TV streaming service backed by (you guessed it) telecom giant AT&T. Previously known as DirecTV Now, this service is a strong live TV streaming option. Its bundles aren't always all that “skinny,” but the beefy channel selections include lots of great networks — like Bloomberg Television, for example. Find the right bundle, and you'll be watching Bloomberg Television sans cable.
Pluto TV is a a bit different than the live TV streaming services that dominate this list. Pluto TV is, like the others, a service that is designed to deliver live TV channels over the internet. But Pluto TV is free, which is wonderful. It also is largely devoid of familiar cable networks, which is less wonderful. For the most part, Pluto TV offers channels of its own invention, curated from freely available videos online and content that Pluto has acquired directly.
But there's an exception: Bloomberg Television, which streams live on Pluto TV for free. You can't beat that price!
Bloomberg Television is a great channel to have on your computer or in the palm of your hand, but let's be realistic: a lot of the time, we just want to watch TV on, well, our TV! So you know now that you can watch Bloomberg Television without cable, but do you know how to watch Bloomberg Television without cable on your big screen?
Well, yes, actually, you do. That's because the services listed above boast support for the major streaming platforms, including the ones on popular streaming boxes and the ones built into many modern smart TVs.
Sling TV works on Roku.
Sling TV and AT&T TV Now offer apps for Fire TV devices.
If you're an Apple TV person, that's no problem: You can choose between Sling TV and AT&T TV Now.
Sling TV supports Google's Android TV platform.
Sling TV and AT&T TV Now play nice with Chromecast.
On top of that, Sling TV and AT&T TV Now offer in-browser apps that make it easy to watch Bloomberg TV without cable on your computer. Your mobile devices are covered, too, thanks to Sling TV and AT&T TV Now's apps for Android and iOS (that includes iPhones and iPads, folks).
Pluto TV has excellent platform support, too, making it easy to watch a Bloomberg TV live stream on just about any streaming device you'd like to use.
In short, no matter what sort of device you're used to streaming on, you can almost certainly use that same device to watch Bloomberg Television without cable.
Bloomberg TV on Roku is low-def and pretty worthless. You miss the market index statistics on the bottom of the screen and side bar with graphs and charts that you see on Bloomberg HD on DirecTV. What internet streaming services offer Bloomberg HD?
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