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If you grew up with Saturday morning cartoons, it can be tempting to tune back into that childhood nostalgia from time to time. Classic shows like “The Powerpuff Girls,” “Johnny Bravo,” and “Adventure Time” are still some of the most popular among Cartoon Network’s content alongside its newer animated hits. If you want to feel like a kid again, there’s no better cable channel.

But, just because we want to feel like a kid sometimes doesn’t mean we have to make rookie mistakes when it comes to our entertainment subscriptions. After all, you don’t need to pay for an expensive cable package to get all the live TV channels you want. With a skinny bundle streaming subscription, you can customize your TV plan and pay for only the shows and channels you actually watch. This guide will give you a rundown of all the streaming services that allow you to watch Cartoon Network without a cable subscription.

Here are a few of our favorite ways to stream Cartoon Network:
  Price Channels Free Trial  
$69.99 - $82.99 85+ none Watch Now
$69.99 - $159.99 140+ 5 days Watch Now
$40 - $60 30+ - 130+ 3 days Watch Now

How to Watch Cartoon Network Without Cable

Whether you’re here for popular shows like “Justice League” or the type to tune into indie cult classics like “Over the Garden Wall,” Cartoon Network has something for the kid inside all of us.

Of course, wacky cartoon entertainment isn’t just reserved for kids, with some of the network's adult shows remaining some of its most beloved. Our favorites on the channel include “Ben 10,″ “Teen Titans Go!,” and “Steven Universe.”

The best way to access Cartoon network content without a cable subscription is through “skinny bundle” streaming services. These are a slimmed-down alternative to expensive cable plans that let you select a small chunk of the channels offered to customize your subscription to the channels you actually watch. Major streaming services that offer Cartoon Network as one of their channel options include DIRECTV, Hulu + Live TV, and Sling TV.

Here is the full list of services that allow you access:

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

Now you know which streaming services offer Cartoon Network, but what about streaming devices? You can kick back and enjoy any Cartoon Network show through your Roku device, Fire TV stick, or Apple TV by connecting to one of the streaming services listed. Compatible platforms include Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Chromecast, iOS/Android, and your web browser.

More to Stream for Fans of Cartoon Network

If you can’t get enough animated content, there are a few other networks also offering a similar blend of comforting nostalgia and biting comedy. If you’ve exhausted Cartoon Network’s library and want to try something new, here’s where to find your next watch:

Find mature and incredibly clever adult animated shows with our guide on how to watch Adult Swim without cable.

Nickelodeon is most closely related to Cartoon Network, but it caters to a younger audience with shows such as “SpongeBob SquarePants” and “Paw Patrol.” It’s also known for its musical shows, which are perfect if you have a kid who loves to sing. Read our guide on how to watch Nickelodeon without cable.

Still binge-watching “Adventure Time?” We recommend exploring Comedy Central, which offers shows like “South Park” and “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah” that reflect the network’s dry sense of humor. Check out how to watch Comedy Central without cable for all the details.

14 thoughts on “How to Watch Cartoon Network Without Cable in 2024

  1. Cordcombiner says:

    Dang none of the options seem to carry the two shows I wanted to watch. Oh well guess it’s back to cable.

    1. bingefan says:

      I am trying to get the newest season of steven universe and it is only on cartoon network, I have to have a tv provider to log in
      Very sad I can’t binge watch during quarantine.

  2. Brooklyne says:

    Disappointing that Cartoon Network doesn’t have a streaming service as they don’t offer all the seasons of their shows on hulu. The latest season is always released a year or so later. Lame. I’d rather pay $8 a month to watch my cartoons now, than wait a year to see them on hulu, if that season even shows up on hulu. sigh.

    1. Nathan Bartlett says:

      Well, there’s also HBO Max. Which you only have to pay $9.99 a month for it. And it has all Cartoon Network shows old and new. At least most of them.

  3. David Bray says:

    Is there any streaming service that will let you pick the channels you want?

    1. Stephen Lovely says:

      Sling TV works a bit like this! You can customize add-on bundles after starting with a base bundle.

  4. landon says:

    i just want to watch steven universe o cn

    1. Jordan says:

      Same though

  5. B. Clift says:

    Fubo no longer has any Turner channels, including Cartoon Network/Adult Swim

  6. Jack says:

    Lol we’re all here for Steven universe

  7. I want my CN says:

    Cartoon Network no longer works properly on Roku. I’m surprised there is not enough information or people commenting on this problem. It has been happening for about a year now. I have Roku Premiere and it only worked once.

    1. Takerfan77 says:

      No issue on firestick . I have a roku as well but when I got a firestick roku has not been used for about 2 yrs . Roku is so limited as to things it can do . In my opinion firestick is 1000% better not much that you cant do on it . If you haven’t gotten a firestick you should it is worth it .

    2. Michelle says:

      You might need to upgrade your Roku. This started happening with our Roku player, but it was about 3 years old. Just bought the Premire and it streams with no problems.

  8. tevine_musgrove says:

    i like to listen to and download video game music in mp3 format and i like to download adult pictures (not the real ones containing real people in real life).

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