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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.

And 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 live stream, 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 to watch DIY Network without cable.

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

  Price Channels Free Trial  
$16 – $20 44 – 57 7 days

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$5.99 – $85.96 68 – 88 7 or 30 days

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$54.99 – $86.96 100+ 7 days

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$30 – $70 50+ 3 days

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How to Watch DIY Network Online Without Cable

In the introduction above, we mentioned that DIY Network was available through a different type of service that competes with cable. On the list below, we'll lay out some of the specific services that fall into this category and will help you watch DIY Network without cable. But let's take a moment right here to talk a bit more about what this category of service actually is and why we care about it here on Cordcutting.com.

The type of service we're talking about here is a form of live multichannel TV service that is often referred to as a “skinny bundle.” That's a lot of jargon, so let's unpack it.

A “multichannel” service is one that offers multiple channels – you know, like cable. Skinny bundles do that, but they also have some distinct advantages over their “legacy” (that means old and out-of-date!) competition. The most important difference between a skinny bundle and cable is that skinny bundles stream over the internet, like Netflix. They offer live TV like cable, but they're here to help people who have cut the cable cord.

Skinny bundles also tend to have fewer channels than cable bundles, which helps keep costs down (this, of course, is why we call them “skinny” bundles in the first place). They don't have long-term contracts, there is a ton of competition (there are no big regional monopolies when we're dealing with services that are delivered online), and they can be viewed on a ton of different devices: with skinny bundles, you can watch live TV on your iPhone as easily as you can on your TV.

In short, skinny bundles are an awesome way to watch DIY Network without cable on the cheap. But not every skinny bundle includes a DIY Network live stream in its channel lineup, so let us acquaint you with the ones you need to know about in order to learn how to watch DIY Network without cable.

Stream DIY Network for free with Philo

Free Trial

If you want to know how to watch DIY Network without cable as cheaply as possible, you're going to want to take note of Philo. Philo's goal is to make skinny bundles affordable for everyone, and they sure look like they've succeeded. Check out Philo for free by using the free trial link above and also check out our Philo review.

Stream DIY Network for free with Hulu

Free Trial

Hulu's live TV streaming service, the appropriately named “Hulu + Live TV,” does not include DIY Network in its $39.99-per-month base bundle (the base bundle will cost $44.99 per month beginning in late February of 2019). But Hulu + Live TV offers add-on bundles, and you'll find DIY Network there. You can test everything out for free by taking advantage of Hulu's free trial offer. For our take on the service, check out our Hulu review.

Stream DIY Network for free with FuboTV

Free Trial

fuboTV offers lots of great networks in its live streaming subscription bundle. Among them is DIY Network. You can get the service for free for a week by taking advantage of its free trial offer (just click the link above to grab that). If you want to learn more about fuboTV, head over to our fuboTV review.

Stream DIY Network with Sling TV

Try It

The big idea behind Sling TV is that viewers should be able to design their own skinny bundles. With Sling TV, you start by grabbing one of Sling TV's 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.

AT&T TV Now

AT&T TV Now is a live TV streaming service that allows customers to choose from different channel bundles at different price points. You'll find DIY Network in the channel selection, so just choose a bundle that includes it and start watching DIY Network online without cable! AT&T TV Now offers a free trial.

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 users can choose between Philo, Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, and Sling TV.

Fire TV? It can run Philo, Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, and AT&T TV Now.

Philo, Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, and AT&T TV Now each also have apps for Apple TV.

Chromecast works well with Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, and AT&T TV Now.

Android TV users' options are Philo, Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, and Sling TV.

Philo, Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, and AT&T TV Now all also have apps for iOS mobile devices and Android mobile devices.

Philo, Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, and AT&T TV Now each also work on your desktop or laptop computer via in-browser and/or desktop apps.

Sling TV and fuboTV have for Xbox One. Not to be outdone, Hulu + Live TV has an apps for both Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Put it all together and you have a lot of ways to watch DIY Network without cable on all the devices you love. So sign up for some free trials and pick out a favorite – it's the easiest project you'll tackle all month.

11 thoughts on “How to Watch DIY Network Without Cable

  1. Avatar 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. Avatar Stephen Lovely says:

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

    2. Avatar John says:

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

    3. Avatar Anonymous says:

      Hulu live most definitely has diy

    4. Avatar Brando says:

      Hulu live most definitely has diy

  2. Avatar 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. Avatar Stephen Lovely says:

      Fixed — thanks for catching that!

  3. Avatar Kathy Reifschneider says:

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

    1. Avatar DEBORAH BJELKE says:

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

  4. Avatar 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. Avatar E Ashton says:

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

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