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When it comes to on-demand content, cord cutters do every bit as well as cable subscribers. Thanks to OTT services like Netflix and Hulu, there's never any shortage of things to watch without cable. But for fans of live TV and specific networks, the decision to cut the cord can still be tricky. If you're addicted to Bravo shows like The Real Housewives of Atlanta or Inside the Actors Studio, though, you'll be happy to know that replacing 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:

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How to Watch Bravo Online Without Cable

You can watch on-demand content from Bravo on the network's website (though the selection is quite limited) or on Hulu (on-demand), but for a live stream of Bravo, you'll have to turn to a different type of service entirely: skinny bundles. Skinny bundles are a relatively new type of pay TV service that is making life tough for cable and satellite companies (though the smart ones have quickly started skinny bundle services of their own). Skinny bundles slim down the channel selection to save money and are delivered “over the top” (OTT), meaning over the internet. Since skinny bundles stream over the web just like Netflix does, the regional monopolies that dominate traditional cable TV are out of the picture. Between the slimmer bundles, new delivery method, and increased competition, it's easy to see why skinny bundles are much more affordable than cable and satellite deals. They also happen to be a great way to watch Bravo without cable.

Stream Bravo for Free with Hulu

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Hulu started out as a video on demand provider like Netflix, and that's still what they're best known for. Their specialty is new content from network television channels, so Hulu is a great place to turn for relatively new shows to play on demand – including, as it happens, Bravo shows! But Hulu isn't just about on-demand content these days. They now offer a skinny bundle service called Hulu + Live TV (catchy name, right?) which works just like its live TV multichannel competitors. You can subscribe to both of Hulu's services (the skinny bundle and on-demand service) at the same time. Read our complete review of Hulu + Live TV.

Stream Bravo for Free with fuboTV

Free Trial

fuboTV first burst on the skinny bundle scene as an entirely soccer-focused service, but it has since re-launched with a broader focus. Among the non-sports channels that fuboTV now offers is, of course, Bravo. You can read our in-depth review of fuboTV here, or just click the link and check out fuboTV for yourself using the service's free trial offer.

Stream Bravo with Sling TV

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Sling TV is a little different from its skinny bundle brothers in that it has more of an à la carte set-up. While most skinny bundles offer a single package or divide their offerings up in to tiers of increasing channel numbers (and prices), Sling TV starts by asking you to choose a base package and then allows you to build out a custom subscription with relatively cheap “add-on” packages stuffed with channels of a certain type. Bravo is easy to find! You can read our review of Sling TV here.

AT&T TV Now

AT&T TV Now is a skinny bundle that offers subscribers a choice of different channel bundles at different price points and channel counts. It's easy and affordable to unlock a Bravo live stream for yourself. You can read our review of DirecTV Now here.

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. You can read the full review of YouTube TV here or try it for yourself using the service's free trial.

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

You certainly can watch Bravo on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, and Chromecast – as well as on Android TVs like the Nvidia Shield, mobile devices running Android and iOS, computers running Windows and macOS, and a whole lot of other devices. That's because the platform support boasted by the skinny bundles listed above is pretty robust all-around. Specifically, here's how things break down:

Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV all work on Roku devices.

Fire TV users can choose between Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV.

Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV all have apps for Apple TV.

Chromecast works great with apps from Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV.

Android TV, the platform used by the Nvidia Shield and AirTV, among other devices, supports Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV.

You can watch Bravo on the go, too. Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV all have apps for both Android and iOS mobile devices.

Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV also each have desktop and/or in-browser apps, which means its easy to watch your desktop or laptop computer.

In general, the skinny bundles that have been around the longest have the broadest platform support, but it's worth checking out some free trials to see which service works best on your device. Though all of these services are pretty similar in principle, their apps can be organized differently, so it's worth testing them out for that reason, too. In the end, you should have a few different skinny bundle choices no matter what platform you're on, and at the time of this writing it seems inevitable that pretty soon all the major skinny bundles will be available on all of the major streaming devices.

18 thoughts on “How to Watch Bravo Without Cable

  1. Avatar Lola says:

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

    1. Avatar Cordcutting.com says:

      You’re definitely right.

  2. Avatar 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. Avatar Cordcutting.com 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. Avatar 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. Avatar Cordcutting.com says:

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

    2. Avatar 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. Avatar 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. Avatar Cordcutting.com 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. Avatar 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. Avatar 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. Avatar 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. Avatar Stephen Lovely says:

      Yes, many of these services have DVR features!

  7. Avatar 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

    Thanks

  8. Avatar 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. Avatar 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. Avatar Deja Vu says:

      I think I heard that somewhere before

  10. Avatar Terrie M says:

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

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