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Cooking Channel sure is a joy to watch, but a pricey cable contract is not a recipe for success. Balance your TV diet by cutting cable and using other simple and legal methods to watch Cooking Channel without cable. Below, we'll lay out everything that you need to know about how to watch Cooking Channel without cable. We're talking about legal methods that will save you money and that will make it easy for you to watch Cooking Channel on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, and Chromecast devices – to name just a few. Just follow along step-by-step as we whip up a delightful solution to today's streaming dilemma.

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How to Watch Cooking Channel Online Without Cable

Cooking Channel is one of those channels that we call “network TV.” That's a term that distinguishes it from “broadcast TV,” which refers to the channels you can pick up over the air using an antenna. Network channels like Cooking Channel are traditionally available only through “multichannel” services, which is a fancy word for the type of service that cable and satellite are.

But if you need a pay TV multichannel service to watch Cooking Channel, then why are we writing an article called “How to Watch Cooking Channel Without Cable” on a site dedicated to getting rid of old-school pay TV services?

Because not all multichannel services are as awful as cable and satellite! The outdated services we encourage our readers to cut are “legacy” pay TV services. There's a newer type of pay TV service in town, and it's called a “skinny bundle.”

Skinny bundles are live TV multichannel services, so they have something in common with cable and satellite. But they are also different in some very important ways. The most notable difference between skinny bundles and legacy pay TV services is that skinny bundles deliver their content online – they call that “over the top,” or “OTT,” in industry lingo, but you may know it better as simply “streaming.” Yep, these are live TV streaming services – they're doing for live network television what Netflix and its competitors have already done for on-demand movies and TV shows.

There are a ton of benefits to choosing a skinny bundle over cable. Since skinny bundles stream online, they can be watched almost anywhere and on almost any device. They're cheaper than cable, and they don't trap you into long-term contracts or deceive you with confusing billing. They're also leaner and most cost-effective – the “skinny” part of the “skinny bundle” moniker refers to the fact that many skinny bundles offer slimmed-down channel packages, meaning you won't pay for a bunch of channels you don't watch.

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 live stream, but several great ones do. Let's meet the candidates!

Stream the Cooking Channel for free with Philo

Free Trial

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. And it has a free trial! For more on Philo, read our review.

Stream the Cooking Channel for free with Hulu

Free Trial

Hulu + Live TV is the aptly named live TV streaming arm of on-demand streaming giant Hulu. It's a worthy entry into the live streaming world that features lots of great channels, including Cooking Channel. As of this writing, Cooking Channel is available in an add-on bundle, not in Hulu + Live TV's regular base bundle.

Stream the Cooking Channel for free with fuboTV

Free Trial

You can use fuboTV to watch lots of 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. For more on fuboTV, read our review.

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 idea way to watch Cooking Channel without cable. Read our review of Sling TV to learn more.

AT&T TV Now

Formerly known as DirecTV Now, AT&T TV Now remains a great option for watching live TV without cable. Its various bundles include different channels at different price points — choose one that includes Cooking Channel, and you'll be all set to enjoy a Cooking Channel stream, no cable required.

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

You didn't think were were going to show you how to watch Cooking Channel without cable and not tell you how to watch your Cooking Channel screen on a real TV, right? Streaming devices make it easy to use skinny bundles with your living room television, and the options above work with a ton of our favorite streaming devices.

Philo, Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, and Sling TV each have apps for Roku devices.

Philo, Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, and AT&T TV Now each also work on Fire TV devices.

Philo, Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, and AT&T TV Now are available on Apple TV devices.

Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, and AT&T TV Now play nice with Chromecast devices.

Philo, Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, and Sling TV work great on Android TV devices.

Mobile options are broad, too: Philo, Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, and AT&T TV Now each have apps for iOS devices as well as for Android devices.

Philo, Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, and AT&T TV Now each have in-browser apps that make it easy to watch Cooking Channel online on your desktop or laptop computer.

There are even options for video game systems: Hulu + Live TV and Sling TV each have an app for Xbox One, and Hulu + Live TV also works on modern PlayStation video game consoles.

In other words, you can get creative: there are all kinds of great combinations of services and hardware that can form your solution to the dilemma of how to watch Cooking Channel without cable. Now we're cooking with gas!

One thought on “How to Watch Cooking Channel Without Cable

  1. Avatar 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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