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Freeform is one of viewers' favorite cable networks. Dating back to its run as ABC Family, the network has produced hit after hit while attracting a broader and broader audience. Freeform changed with the times when it adopted its new name, but it kept putting out the hits, like the popular Pretty Little Liars. And, hey, speaking of changing with the times while still keeping great content, here's a news flash: you can watch Freeform without cable.

Here are a few of our favorite ways to stream Freeform:

  Price Channels Free Trial  
$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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Yep, that's right: one of cable's best networks isn't really a cable exclusive at all. You can watch Freeform while being free from cable, and it's really not that hard to do. You'll save money and you'll be able to watch your favorite Freeform shows no matter where you are. Intrigued? Then read on, and let us show you how to watch Freeform without cable.

How to Watch Freeform Online Without Cable

Freeform is owned by Disney-ABC, but unlike ABC, it's not a channel that you'll ever find for free over the air. Freeform is very much network television, not broadcast television, which is why you might assume that you can only get it by paying for cable or satellite TV.

But pay TV has evolved over the years, and we're no longer limited to just cable and satellite. Nowadays, we can also choose to subscribe to a live TV streaming service.

What is a live TV streaming service? Well, it's exactly what it sounds like: a streaming service that specializes in live TV from the network channels you know and love. These services are sometimes called “skinny bundles” because they offer slimmer bundles of channels than cable and satellite tend to. Trimming the fat in this way helps keep costs down, which is part of why these services tend to be quite affordable.

That's not the only reason that live TV streaming services are better than cable. There are other perks, too, like the fact that the online delivery makes it easy to watch on a wide variety of devices – even while on the go.

Not every live TV streaming service has Freeform in its channel selection, but those that do are the perfect way to watch Freeform without cable. Check out the list below for the lowdown on all of the best live TV streaming services that will give you access to a Freeform live stream.

Stream Freeform for free with Hulu

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Hulu is already a popular streaming service among fans of streaming video on demand (SVOD) services. But the service is making quite a splash in the live TV streaming service space as well, thanks to the relatively recent addition of Hulu + Live TV, which is exactly what it sounds like. You can check out our extended thoughts on it by reading our review of Hulu + Live TV here. Or, if you're the kind of person who would rather see it for yourself, you can just click the free trial link below instead. You'll be able to check Hulu out for seven days, risk-free.

Stream Freeform for free with fuboTV

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fuboTV is a great option for anyone looking to watch live TV without cable. It offers a cheaper path to live television, and its channel lineup includes Freeform. For more on fuboTV, including details on its plans, pricing, and features, check out our fuboTV guide.

Stream Freeform with Sling TV

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Sling TV invites its subscribers to create their own skinny bundle. Skinny bundles are all about avoiding paying for channels you don't want, and Sling TV has taken that very seriously. After signing up for one or both of Sling TV's base packages, subscribers can add “extras” to create a customized plan that suits their interest. Just build a bundle that includes Freeform, and you'll be all set with a Freeform live stream! You can sign up for Sling TV by clicking on the link below.


AT&T TV Now is a skinny bundle service offered by — you guessed it — AT&T. Among the great network television channels that AT&T TV Now offers a live stream of is Freeform. You can read our review of AT&T TV Now here, but don't just take our word for it: you can sign up yourself and try the whole service out for free for seven days, risk free. Just click the link below to get started.

YouTube TV

YouTube TV is different from plain old YouTube. There's no user-generated content here: just the great live TV you'd expect from any skinny bundle. Google's take on the live TV streaming service includes live streams of tons of popular network television channels, including Freeform. You can try out YouTube TV for free by clicking on the link below and signing up for the service's free trial offer.

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

Good news: all of the major skinny bundle services that we covered above offer great platform support, meaning that it's easy to watch Freeform without cable on your streaming device of choice.

Roku users, for you that means that you can choose between Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV.

Fire TV users, you guys have Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV as your options for streaming Freeform live on Fire TV.

Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV each have an app for Apple TV.

Streaming to Chromecast is easy with Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV.

Android TV, the Google-backed streaming platform in use on multiple devices from different manufacturers, can run apps for Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV.

Small screens aren't neglected, either. Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV each offer mobile apps for Android and iOS devices.

Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV each also offer desktop and/or in-browser apps that make it easy to watch live TV on your desktop or laptop computer.

Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV work on Xbox One video game consoles. Hulu + Live TV also works on PlayStation 4.

3 thoughts on “How to Watch Freeform Without Cable

  1. Avatar Gary Miller says:

    Pick it up on Sling.

  2. Avatar Gary Miller says:

    Pick it up on Sling, or make it a free over the air service

  3. Avatar Gary Miller says:

    Make it available in all the major U.S. cities over the air or on-line as a starter.

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