Can’t live without your daily dose of over-the-top drama with the cast of “Below Deck?” Charmed completely by the charisma of Andy Cohen and his late-night antics? If you said yes to either of these questions, you’re like us millions of Americans who love our Bravo TV!
You might also be one of the millions contemplating cutting the cord and saying goodbye to cable for good. 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.
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. Still, for a live stream 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 have quickly proliferated, although channel offerings differ between services. 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 the competition tougher and prices better. And live TV streaming services virtually never force cord-cutters into long-term contracts. Cord-cutters looking for Bravo can find the network on Hulu, fuboTV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV.
Hulu + Live TV works just like its live TV multichannel competitors, except you get to pick the channels you subscribe to. You can even subscribe to both of Hulu’s services — the live TV streaming service and the on-demand service — at the same time. Read our complete review of Hulu + Live TV to find out more.
While fuboTV has a big focus on sports, but there are plenty of general-interest channels on the service too. Bravo is just one of the various networks you can find on fuboTV. Want to get fuboTV? Click the link above or check out our in-depth review of fuboTV to learn more.
Sling TV is a little different from its streaming service siblings in that it has more of an a la carte setup. Most streaming services 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.
Another skinny bundle with Bravo on board is YouTube TV. YouTube TV is a superb streaming service 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|
|Hulu + Live TV||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Popular Shows to Stream on Bravo
Okay, now you know how to stream Bravo without cable using DIRECTV STREAM, Hulu, fuboTV, Sling TV, or YouTube TV. But what are you going to watch? Here are just a few of our favorite shows on Bravo:
- “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City”
- “Below Deck Adventure”
- “Project Runway”
- “Family Karma”
- “Southern Hospitality”
More Channels 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 of other channels worth your time if you like Bravo.
If you love drama and reality television, then we recommend looking at our page for How to Watch TLC Without Cable as well. On TLC, you can catch the exciting events of “90 Day Fiance,” the medical anomalies of “Dr. Pimple Popper,” and even the journey to health of “My 600 lb. Life.” No matter which shows you choose, you're in for hours of entertainment.
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.
19 thoughts on “How to Watch Bravo Without Cable in 2023”
Being a cord cutter or not it still comes down to money and time and ease of use… simple as that!
You’re definitely right.
I know nothing about this. Is there a company that can set me up so I can get away from cable?
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.
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?
Hmm, that’s odd. You might want to contact Bravo’s customer support to see if they can help.
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
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?
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.
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?
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!
My bravo app on my smart tv does not load it lost please help I don’t have cable but I have internet
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.)
Yes, many of these services have DVR features!
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
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
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
I think I heard that somewhere before
Will the new Spectrum Essentials credentials let you watch Bravo on the Roku?