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It's easy to see that cutting the cord makes financial sense. But it's not always easy to see that it makes entertainment sense, too. It's hard to imagine that you really can enjoy all of your favorite channels without cable — after all, cable has been the way you've watched them for so long. But believe it: You can watch almost any network TV channel without cable, including Food Network. In fact, Food Network livestreams are widely available! The popular culinary channel is a staple of a type of streaming service that is changing how the world watches TV. Here's how to watch it without cable.

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

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How to Watch Food Network Online Without Cable


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The key to unlocking a Food Network livestream is to subscribe to a live TV streaming service, or “skinny bundle.” Live TV streaming services offer packages of live network TV channels (packages that are usually, though not always, slimmer than the ones cable companies offer — hence the “skinny” part of the “skinny bundle” nickname).

The idea is to give cord-cutters a live TV option that competes with bulky and inflexible traditional cable packages. Live TV streaming services cost less than cable and don't require long-term contracts.

Services like these are the simple answer to the problem of how to watch Food Network without cable. Let's take a look at your best options.

Stream Food Network for free with DIRECTV Stream

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DIRECTV Stream's channel lineup is comprehensive, and it includes a Food Network livestream. This big-time live TV streaming service isn’t a very “skinny” skinny bundle, but it offers all the perks that come with online streaming.

Stream Food Network for free with Philo

Free Trial

If you're hungering for a way to watch Food Network online without cable, one great option is Philo. The service offers a healthy portion of great channels at a very lean price. What’s more is the fact that Philo offers an appetizing free trial: one week, risk-free, with no money down.

Stream Food Network for free with Hulu

Free Trial

Hulu + Live TV is the cable alternative from streaming service Hulu. This bundle includes all of the on-demand content you’d get from a basic Hulu subscription, but also includes live TV streaming that covers tons of great channels (like Food Network, which is included in Hulu + Live TV’s channel lineup). In other words, the service combines Hulu’s Netflix-like on-demand service with a Sling TV-like live TV streaming service.

Stream Food Network for free with FuboTV

Free Trial

fuboTV is a great skinny bundle — it fared very well in our fuboTV review thanks to its user-friendly setup and strong selection of network TV channels. fuboTV’s bundles are relatively affordable, and the service includes a Food Network livestream.

Stream Food Network with Sling TV

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Sling TV is designed to let subscribers customize their skinny bundle. It allows you to choose between two base packages (or subscribe to both), then tack on mini-bundles sorted by categories in order to chart a cost-effective path to the channels you'll actually watch. Food Network fans have it easy — you'd have trouble building a bundle without Food Network! Still, it’s worth thinking about what other Sling TV channels you might want on top of your Food Network livestream.

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

Now we have some great options for watching Food Network online. But can we use these online streaming services with our favorite devices? Of course we can! Most major skinny bundle services above each have functional apps on all of the major streaming platforms. That includes Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, and Chromecast.

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
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

Dig In, Food Network Fans!

Thanks to live TV streaming services, it’s easy to get a sizable portion of live television without having to give up your status as a cord-cutter. If you liked this article, be sure to check out others in our “How to Watch” series — or start looking through the live TV streaming service channel lists yourself to figure out which bundles are right for you!

4 thoughts on “How to Watch Food Network Without Cable

  1. Kevin Wu says:

    So I want to clarify for people making the leap to cable cord cutting. Food Network is part of DirecTV Now for live TV watching, but we ran into a problem where we can’t watch shows we missed and we can’t use DirecTV Now to log in to the Food Network app to watch all the past shows available. It is a huge drawback no one mentioned! This is the same for Sling TV and Hulu as I guess the Food Network and HGTV apps only allow cable subscription to have access to it. This really needs to change.

  2. Scott E says:

    In response to the comment above about Sling TV … we have Sling’s Orange package, and not only does it provide Food Network live, but we can also watch quite a few Food Network shows “on-demand” (not live). It’s not every episode of every show, but there’s a good selection to choose from.

  3. Keri says:

    Do you know what the options are for outside the US? I moved recently to Singapore and miss watching the Food Network. None of the above are offered outside the US. Thanks.

  4. Gloria says:

    If you have Roku and pay for the regular Hulu service but not Hulu Live service, you cannot watch current episodes of Food Network. You will be one or two seasons behind.

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