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If you're a DIYer, you like to get things done independently. And that probably means that, like most of us, you aren't a huge fan of cable. Cable isn't big on independence: They want you to pledge allegiance to their pricey monthly fees and cumbersome long-term contracts. And that's frustrating especially when you want to watch great network television channels like DIY Network. But here's the good news: we can show you how to watch DIY Network without cable.

Here are a few of our favorite ways to stream DIY Network:

  Price Channels Free Trial  
$69.99 – $139.99 65+ None

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$25 60+ 7 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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The methods we're talking about here are perfectly legal. We're going to show you how to turn to some services that are beating cable at its own game. Unlike cable, these services won't threaten your independence with long-term contracts and shady business practices. So while you can't quite DIY your way to a DIY Network livestream, you can get a very effective solution through a friendlier type of service than cable, all without much effort or elbow grease. Let's build something great! Here's how.

How to Watch DIY Network Online Without Cable

What’s the right tool for watching DIY Network without cable?

The answer is a live TV streaming service — sometimes called a “skinny bundle,” after their slimmer-than-cable channel bundles (and cheaper-than-cable prices). These live TV streaming services offer bundles of TV channels, much like cable does. But, unlike cable, these services are affordable and don’t demand long-term commitments.

Not every live TV streaming service has DIY Network, but some of our favorite ones do. Check out the full list below!

Stream DIY Network for free with DIRECTV Stream

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DIRECTV Stream is a big-time live TV streaming service with a boatload of awesome channels, including DIY Network. You’ll never be far from a DIY Network livestream when you choose either the Ultimate or Premier DIRECTV Stream packages.

Stream DIY Network for free with Philo

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Philo is a fantastic service built on a brilliant idea. Like other live TV streaming services, it offers a bundle of live TV channels for a monthly fee. But, unlike most other services, it deliberately boots the priciest channels out of its bundle. That makes Philo light on sports, news, and local networks, but it also makes the service far and away the most affordable of the live TV streaming services. If you’re okay living without sports and news networks, then you’ll find that Philo’s pricing makes it the most appealing way to stream DIY Network online.

Stream DIY Network for free with FuboTV

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fuboTV offers lots of great networks in its live streaming subscription bundle. Among them is the DIY Network. If you want to learn more about fuboTV, read our fuboTV review or evaluate it yourself by taking advantage of the service’s free trial offer.

Stream DIY Network for free with Sling TV

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The big idea behind Sling TV is that viewers should be able to design their own skinny bundles. With the service, you start by grabbing one of their base packages and, from there, can head in any direction. Scaling up your bundle just means tacking on “Extras,” which is Sling TV's term for add-on bundles of channels. These mini-bundles group niche channels by genre, making it easier and more affordable to snag less popular channels and make them a part of your skinny bundle. This makes it easy to grab DIY Network for a low monthly subscription fee. Read our Sling TV review to learn more about the service.

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

The best place to watch home improvement content is in the home, so let's talk TVs! Specifically, let's talk about watching DIY Network without cable on your big screen using a popular streaming platform like Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, or Chromecast.

Good news: platform support from these services is fantastic.

Roku Fire TV Apple TV Android TV Chromecast iOS Android Web browser
DIRECTV Stream Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Philo 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
YouTube TV Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

More Great Options for DIY Network Fans

One of the great things about live TV streaming services is that they offer truly cable-like bundles of channels. You’ll never lack something to watch when you can just channel-surf through your streaming service in just the same way that you used to do with cable. Many of the streaming services listed above also include other channels that DIY Network fans like you might enjoy. Take HGTV, for example — some of the home-buying programming can be a little bland for DIY fans, but HGTV also has great shows about home improvement and repair. For your best options for streaming HGTV, check out our guide to streaming HGTV online without cable.

12 thoughts on “How to Watch DIY Network Without Cable

  1. Abc says:

    Luke I’m pretty sure Hulu does not have DIY Network on live or on demand I could be wrong. Never had Hulu Live but that’s 1 of the stations I like and I wish YouTube TV could get.

    1. Stephen Lovely says:

      Thanks for pointing this out! You’re right, and we’ve updated the piece to fix the mistake.

    2. John says:

      Yes it’s in Hulu but you have pay additional charges. Shame

    3. Anonymous says:

      Hulu live most definitely has diy

    4. Brando says:

      Hulu live most definitely has diy

  2. Spike says:

    OK article, but you used like 100 words to incorrectly answer the most basic and important question, “how much does it cost to watch DIY on Sling?”

    Basic, because 25+5=30, and important, because I’m guessing most readers will end up on Sling, for a variety of reasons, not the least of which being brand recognition.

    1. Stephen Lovely says:

      Fixed — thanks for catching that!

  3. Kathy Reifschneider says:

    Is there any chance DIY will join You Tube streaming TV any time in the future?

    1. DEBORAH BJELKE says:

      I would love this too! Id switch from Hulu to You Tube streaming in a heartbeat!

  4. ThatCrazyTeacher says:

    You should recheck your math.
    Hulu + Live TV – with commercials – is $54.99
    Hulu + Live TV – no ads – is $60.99
    If you want to stream DIY (or many of the “off brand” networks) you need to add an “Entertainment package” add-on; prices start at $7.99

    Also important to note is that CBS programming is not available on Hulu without Live.

  5. E Ashton says:

    Hulu has diy but you only get it if you have cable provider.

  6. Ridiculous 14 says:

    I remember when the powers that be were selling cable tv back in the day to be commercial free w subscription! Ha my how things have changed!

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