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Disney XD is a lot of fun, but cable is a lot of money. That's why we're here to talk about how to watch Disney XD without cable. We have good news: it's possible to watch Disney XD online, no cable (or satellite) required. Below, we'll cover the affordable, legal, and user-friendly options that you have for streaming Disney XD live whenever you'd like (on on whatever device you'd like to use). Cutting the cord is easier than ever, so don't let the cable companies fool you: Disney XD is no reason to keep cable, because you don't need cable to watch Disney XD in the first place! Let's learn more.
Here are a few of our favorite ways to stream Disney XD:
Disney XD offers more of the Disney Channel content that kids love. Unfortunately, like Disney Channel itself, Disney XD is what we call a “network” TV channel. That's distinct from “broadcast” channels, which we can watch for free using an over-the-air antenna. Network TV channels are available only through pay TV “multichannel” services (services that offer multiple live channels) – a category that includes cable and satellite services.
But cable and satellite aren't the only pay TV multichannel services around – they're just the oldest ones. They're also the most expensive and annoying ones, so let's talk about a better option: skinny bundles.
Skinny bundles work a lot like cable and satellite do, but there are some key differences that make these services way, way better for a lot of users. Skinny bundles are streaming services, kind of like Netflix for live TV. They're delivered over the internet, which is why we're able to talk about how to watch Disney XD online. That means that you can watch skinny bundles on all sorts of different platforms and devices, and that you can watch them in all sorts of places – even while you're on the go.
It also means infrastructure monopolies don't matter. So while you may only have one or two companies to turn to for cable TV, you'll have a whole lot of skinny bundle options available. More competition means lower prices and better services, so you can expect cheap streaming, no long-term contracts, and some very appealing free trials.
Skinny bundles get their nickname from another thing they do that is pretty unique: skinny bundles often offer slimmed-down channel bundles that trim the fat from their bulky cable counterparts. No more paying for ESPN 8 even if you're not a sports fan: these are lean, efficient bundles that give you more of what you want and less of what you don't.
Sounds good, right? And many of these skinny bundles offer great solutions to the dilemma in our headline: how to watch Disney XD without cable. Here are the ones you need to know about.
Stream Disney XD for free with Hulu
Hulu + Live TV is the skinny bundle service offered by Hulu, a company that has long since earned the trust of cord cutters through its on-demand streaming service. The live TV offering, which is creatively named “Hulu + Live TV,” is a strong skinny bundle option and a great solution to the dilemma of how to watch Disney XD without cable. Hulu with Live TV keeps things simple: no tiers here, and add-ons are pretty limited. Hulu + Live TV's main bundle includes a Disney XD live stream. You can watch Disney XD online for free for a week if you check out Hulu + Live TV's free trial — just click the link below to get started with that.
Stream Disney XD for free with fuboTV
Disney XD is available on fuboTV, a live TV streaming service and “skinny bundle.” fuboTV is a strong option for cable-free TV: It includes lots of children's programming, sports content, news, and more. Best of all, you can check out the service for free by taking advantage of fuboTV's free trial offer.
Stream Disney XD with Sling TV
Skinny bundles are great, but that doesn't mean the concept is perfect for everyone. What if your favorite channel is one of the ones that gets cut in order to slim down the channel bundle? If that's the case, you may find yourself paying for larger and larger bundles from skinny bundle services, and that can cut into your savings fast. Sling TV has a solution: instead of having tiers, it lets you build a custom skinny bundle that suits your needs! You start with one (or both) of Sling TV's two base packages, and then you tack on specialty mini-bundles called “Extras” to get a skinny bundle that gives you all of the stuff you want without asking you to pay for anything you don't want. Building a bundle that includes Disney XD is a breeze.
AT&T TV Now is AT&T's skinny bundle service. It offers different bundles at different price points. You'll have no trouble spotting Disney XD (as well as regular old Disney Channel) in the lineup. You can test things out for free for a while by taking advantage of DirecTV Now's free trial offer — just click the link in this section to grab that deal.
YouTube TV is Google's take on the skinny bundle, and it's very impressive. While this service builds on the YouTube brand and offers access to original content from YouTube, it's different from YouTube Premium: YouTube Premium takes ads off of YouTube and doesn't offer live TV, while this service offers live network television (and all of the ads that come with it, we're afraid). Among the live TV channels that your YouTube TV subscription will net you is, of course, Disney XD. That makes YouTube TV a great answer to the dilemma of how to watch Disney XD without cable.
Disney XD looks better on your big screen, so let's talk about how to watch Disney XD on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, and other platforms that will let you put your stream on your favorite TV screen.
Actually, we already have: the services we talked about above work on these platforms!
Roku users will be happy with their options: they can choose between Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV.
Fire TV users get Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV as their options.
Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV each have apps for Apple TV.
Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV all play nice with Chromecast.
Android TV, Google's streaming platform, is supported by Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV.
Going mobile is a breeze, thanks to the Android and iOS apps available from each of Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV.
Computers are covered, too. Thanks to desktop apps and/or apps for supported browsers, Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV all work on desktop and laptop computers using major operating systems like Mac OS and Windows.
Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV also work on Xbox One video game consoles. Hulu + Live TV is an option for PlayStation 4 owners, too.
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