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The Cooking Channel plus a pricey cable contract is a recipe for disaster. Balance your TV diet by cutting cable and using the newer and more efficient methods to watch Cooking Channel without cable. While Ali Khan shows you how to save money and eat good meals on “Cheap Eats,” we're here to share the secret ingredients that will save you money and make it easy for you to watch the Cooking Channel. Just follow along step-by-step as we whip up a delightful solution to today's streaming dilemma.

Here are a few of our favorite ways to stream Cooking Channel:

  Price Channels Free Trial  
$54.99 – $134.99 140+ 5 days

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$25 60+ 7 days

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$5.99 – $85.96 68 – 88 7 or 30 days

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$64.99 – $79.99 220+ 7 days

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$35 – $50 30+ – 130+ 3 days

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How to Stream Cooking Channel Online Without Cable

Cooking Channel is a “network TV” channel. Different from “broadcast TV” (which can pick up channels over the air using an antenna), network channels like the Cooking Channel are traditionally only available through “multichannel” services. Better known as the services that cable and satellite providers supply.

But just like the ingredients list, we like our livestreaming to have simple terms without all the hidden costs, i.e., skinny bundles.

Skinny bundles are live TV multichannel services, but they have important distinctions from cable and satellite plans. The most notable difference is that skinny bundles deliver their content online – they call it “over the top,” or “OTT,” in industry lingo, but you may know it better as “streaming.”

Now that we understand what sort of services we'll be looking at, we're ready to tackle the subject at hand: how to watch Cooking Channel without cable. Not every skinny bundle will give you a Cooking Channel livestream, but several great ones do. Let's meet the candidates!

Stream the Cooking Channel with DIRECTV STREAM

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DIRECTV Stream has gone by more names than rapper Sean Combs. Most recently it was AT&T TV, and before that, it was AT&T TV NOW. Now, it's DIRECTV STREAM, but you can still use the service to watch Cooking Channel without cable. Simply opt for the CHOICE™, ULTIMATE, OR PREMIER DIRECTV STREAM subscription.

Stream the Cooking Channel with Philo

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Of all the skinny bundles, Philo might be the skinniest. The idea behind Philo is to make live TV as cheap as possible. To that end, Philo has steered clear of local channels and live sports. Those who don't mind those omissions will find that the decision has left Philo with an incredibly affordable selection of awesome channels. Best of all, it has a free trial! Read our review of Philo for more info.

Stream the Cooking Channel with Hulu + Live TV

Free Trial

What’s cooking on Hulu + Live TV? Lots of stuff, including Cooking Channel. If you need your fix, this is one way to get it. Our Hulu + Live TV review has more details on what to expect when you sign up for this service.

Stream the Cooking Channel with fuboTV

Free Trial

You can use fuboTV to watch many great channels live without cable, and Cooking Channel is among the networks that fuboTV offers. fuboTV makes things sweeter by offering a free trial, which you can sign up for using the link above. Our fuboTV review breaks down all you need to know before subscribing.

Stream the Cooking Channel with Sling TV

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As you may have noticed, Cooking Channel doesn't always make the cut with the skinniest of skinny bundles. That's one of the problems with skinny bundles: as they slim down, some of your favorite channels might end up on the outside looking in. Sling TV is designed to solve that problem. It's a custom skinny bundle service that lets you tack “Extras” — small add-on bundles of like-minded channels — to your base package. This setup makes Sling TV an ideal way to watch Cooking Channel without cable. Read our review of Sling TV to learn more.

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

In general, we recommend cooking in a kitchen. But while you can’t necessarily cook wherever you want (don’t try roasting marshmallows in the living room), you can watch Cooking Channel pretty much anywhere on most devices. Check out the chart below to see all the devices you can use to enjoy Cooking Channel without a cable subscription.

Roku Fire TV Apple TV Android TV Chromecast iOS Android Web/
DIRECTV STREAM Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Philo Yes Yes Yes Yes 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

Most Popular Shows to Stream on Cooking Channel

The Cooking Channel not only shares great new recipes to try at home but is also a place to travel with Andrew Zimmern as he finds local specialties in “Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations.” There are many classic, and new Cooking Channel shows to enjoy whatever the reason. Don’t know where to start? Here are some local favorites to try:

  • “The Best Thing I Ever Ate”
  • “Carnival Eats”
  • “Man Fire Food”
  • “Burgers, Brew & ‘Que”
  • “Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations”

Other Channels to Stream for Fans of Cooking

The Cooking Channel has both food and travel. We recommend trying out Food Network for those who enjoy all things food. From visiting restaurants and diners to watching Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli battle it out in “Alex vs America,” Food Network has an assortment of shows for everyone to enjoy.

If you enjoy seeing new places and eating food around the world, visit the Travel Channel. You’ll see the inside of mansions on “Mega Mansion” and still get some good eats in “Man v. Food.” And you don’t even need to preheat the oven first!

One thought on “How to Watch Cooking Channel Without Cable in 2022

  1. Janice Lewis says:

    Signing up for Youtubetv it does not carry Cooking Channel. Can I download a Cooking Channel app on my smart tv ?

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