Bloomberg Television

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.

How to Watch Bloomberg Television Online Without Cable

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?

Sling TV

Watch Bloomberg Television without cable: 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? Well, nothing, actually. Bloomberg Television is included in both base packages – that's “Sling Orange” ($25 per month) and “Sling Blue” (also $25 per month) – so no matter what you pick out, your Sling TV bundle will give you a way to watch Bloomberg Television without cable. You can get both base bundles together for a discounted price of $40 per month, and you can try everything for free by taking advantage of Sling TV's free trial offer, which you can access by clicking on the link below.

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DirecTV Now

Watch Bloomberg Television without cable: DIRECTV NOW

DirecTV Now offers viewers their choice of several bundles, which range in size and price. The smallest of these is “Live a Little,” which costs subscribers just $40 a month. That's all you'll have to pay to watch Bloomberg Television without cable. But if you want to beef up the selection of channels that comes along with your Bloomberg Television live stream, then feel free to upgrade to a larger package: each of the bigger bundles includes Bloomberg Television, too. You can read our review of DirecTV Now here, but why not just try it out for yourself by signing up for the free trial via the link below?

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Pluto TV

Watch Bloomberg Television without cable: Pluto TV

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!

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

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 and DirecTV Now both offer full support for each of Roku, Fire TV, and Apple TV, and both offer apps that work with Chromecast devices, too.

On top of that, both of these services 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 DirecTV Now's apps for Android and iOS (that includes iPhones and iPads, folks).

Sling TV also offers an app for Android TV, which is the platform used by the Nvidia Shield and some smart TVs. You can also get a Sling TV app for your Xbox One gaming console.

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.