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When it comes to on-demand content, cord-cutters do every bit as well as cable subscribers. Thanks to online streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu, there’s never a shortage of things to watch without cable. For fans of live TV and specific networks, though, the decision to cut the cord can be tricky. If you’re addicted to Bravo shows such as “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” or “Inside the Actors Studio,” you’ll be happy to know that getting Bravo as a cord-cutter is easy. Here’s how to watch Bravo without cable.

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

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

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$5.99 – $85.96 68 – 88 7 or 30 days

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$64.99 – $33.00 220+ 7 days

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$35 – $50 30+ – 130+ 3 days

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How to Watch Bravo Online Without Cable

You can watch on-demand content from Bravo on the network’s website (although the selection is quite limited) or on demand on Hulu, but for a livestream of Bravo, you’ll have to turn to a different type of service entirely: a live TV streaming service.

For the past few years, live TV streaming services — often called “skinny bundles” — have been making life tough for cable and satellite companies, although the smart ones have started skinny-bundle services of their own. Skinny bundles slim down their channel selection to save you money, although some options are much skinnier than others. Skinny or not, live TV streaming services are delivered “over the top” (OTT), meaning over the internet. Since they stream over the web just like Netflix does, the regional monopolies that dominate traditional cable TV are out of the picture. That makes competition tougher and prices better. And live TV streaming services virtually never force cord-cutters into long-term contracts.

All these traits make live TV streaming services a great option for cord-cutters who don’t want to lose their live TV. Here are your best bets for using these services to stream Bravo online.

Stream Bravo with DIRECTV Stream

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DIRECTV Stream is a live TV streaming service with a robust selection of TV networks. Among the channels on DIRECTV Stream's impressive channel list is Bravo, which makes it a great way to secure a cable-free Bravo livestream. Want to learn more? Start with our review of DIRECTV Stream.

Stream Bravo for Free with Hulu

Free Trial at Hulu

Hulu has a skinny-bundle service called Hulu + Live TV (catchy name, right?), which works just like its live TV multichannel competitors. You can even subscribe to both of Hulu’s services — the skinny bundle and the on-demand service — at the same time. Read our complete review of Hulu + Live TV to find out more.

Stream Bravo for Free with fuboTV

Free Trial at fuboTV

fuboTV has a big focus on sports, but there’s plenty of general-interest channels on the service too. Among the nonsports channels fuboTV offers is, of course, Bravo. Read our in-depth review of fuboTV to learn more.

Stream Bravo with Sling TV

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Sling TV is a little different from its skinny-bundle siblings in that it has more of an a la carte setup. Most skinny bundles offer a single package or divide their offerings into tiers of increasing channels (and prices), but Sling TV starts by asking you to choose a base package and then allows you to build a custom subscription with relatively cheap add-on packages stuffed with channels of a certain type. And Bravo is easy to find on Sling TV! You can read our review of Sling TV if you want to learn more.

YouTube TV

Another skinny bundle with Bravo on board is YouTube TV. YouTube TV is a superb skinny bundle that features superior streaming quality and content-discovery features. You can watch Bravo without cable through YouTube TV’s channel package.

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

You can watch Bravo on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, and Chromecast — as well as a whole lot of other devices — because the platform support for the skinny bundles listed above is pretty robust. Here’s a chart to illustrate how things break down.

Roku Fire TV Apple TV Android TV Chromecast iOS Android Web browser
DIRECTV Stream Yes Yes Yes No 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 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

More to Watch for Bravo Fans

Now you have the keys to unlocking Bravo without cable! You can watch all the “Real Housewives” content you want online, with no cable required. But you should also know about a couple other channels worth your time if you like Bravo.

Like Bravo, TLC has a long list of reality shows, many of which are centered around “90 Day Fiancé” and its various spin-offs. If you like shows about (possibly exaggerated) relationship drama, then you may want to tune in to TLC to find out whether these couples make it to the altar. (Spoiler alert: Most of them do.) Our How to Watch TLC Without Cable article is your ticket to the (reality) show.

If you are exhausted by reality shows and prefer your drama to be high quality and totally scripted, it’s hard to beat HBO. Shows like “The Undoing” almost feel like they belong on Bravo or TLC, except you know Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant aren’t actually married. For good production values and stories you can’t stop thinking about, check out our guide to watching HBO without cable.

18 thoughts on “How to Watch Bravo Without Cable

  1. Lola says:

    Being a cord cutter or not it still comes down to money and time and ease of use… simple as that!

    1. says:

      You’re definitely right.

  2. Lisa Straza says:

    I know nothing about this. Is there a company that can set me up so I can get away from cable?

    1. says:

      Hi Lisa,

      You can try the services listed above by taking advantage of their free trials. This way you can see which one suits your particular needs the best. Starting your free trial period should be relatively straightforward: choose a service, click “Start Your Free Trial,” and follow the instructions.

  3. Jodi says:

    Was watching the Bravo app on a Roku just fine all morning. Now it tells me I need an activation code but when I do that it says my subscription doesn’t have it. Why did it start that?

    1. says:

      Hmm, that’s odd. You might want to contact Bravo’s customer support to see if they can help.

    2. Kelly says:

      Because you don’t have cable. Therefore you now have to have a cable subscription which I don’t. So they become locked on Hulu

  4. Whitney says:

    Right now we have a bundled package of internet, TV, and phone with Charter Spectrum and are planning on going down to just internet. We recently bought a Roku stick and the Bravo Now app is working perfectly, but will it not work once we’ve canceled the TV and phone?

    1. says:

      That’s right. However, if you subscribe to a live TV streaming service, such as DIRECTV NOW, you can keep using Bravo Now with your DIRECTV NOW credentials.

  5. Jillian says:

    Thank you so much for this article! Do these live TV options mean that I would only be able to watch my favorite Bravo shows when they air? Or would I be able to stream whenever I like once I got a live TV subscription?

    1. Stephen Lovely says:

      Thanks for reading, Jillian! These are live services, but you can use DVR and live TV rewind features to watch older episodes on many of these (in some cases, you’ll have to grab an add-on to get DVR features). If you’d rather watch Bravo shows on demand, your best bet is probably Hulu’s on demand service, which has a bunch of Bravo stuff in its catalog. And if you go with Hulu with Live TV, that includes Hulu’s on-demand stuff, so you’d get both. Hope that helps!

  6. Beth says:

    I never watch live TV so do any of the above services allow me to watch current Bravo shows on demand or record on a dvr to watch at my convenience? (I know I can find last season’s Bravo shows on Hulu.)

    1. Stephen Lovely says:

      Yes, many of these services have DVR features!

  7. Olivia says:

    Can someone Please confirm that there is a way to watch CURRENT LIVE streams of Bravo plz
    Hulu only has the older seasons of RHOA I want to be able to watch the new season that airs Nov 3rd


  8. Mini roll says:

    Spectrum offers “spectrum choice” for around $50 that gives you 10 channels of your choice plus local channels (prime time, news, pbs etc). You can watch it online or through your smart TV. Cheaper than a full cable package and you can get (almost) everything you want

  9. Mini roll says:

    Spectrum offers “spectrum choice” for around $50 that gives you 10 channels of your choice plus local channels (prime time, news, pbs etc). You can watch live tv online or through your smart TV. It even lets you start some shows from the beginning if you tune in late since it is through the internet. It’s cheaper than a full cable package and you can get (almost) everything you want

    1. Deja Vu says:

      I think I heard that somewhere before

  10. Terrie M says:

    Will the new Spectrum Essentials credentials let you watch Bravo on the Roku?

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