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You want to cut the cord and save money, but the idea of denying your kids Nick Jr. (and denying yourself the moment or two of peace that you get while they're glued to the screen) is enough to make you second-guess yourself. Don't! It's time to cut cable, because you don't actually need it to watch Nick Jr. Here's how to get a Nick Jr. livestream on your TV and watch Nick Jr. without cable as much and as often as you (or your kids) want to.

Here are a few of our favorite ways to stream Nick Jr.:

  Price Channels Free Trial  
$64.99 – $154.99 140+ 5 days

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$25 60+ 7 days

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$74.99 – $94.99 220+ 7 days

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$40 – $60 30+ – 130+ 3 days

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How to Watch Nick Jr. Online Without Cable

First, the bad news: Nick Jr. is only available through a pay TV service. There is no way to get a free Nick Jr. livestream (or, at least, no legal way, and we're not about to tell you to break the law).

But here's the good news: There are other (better) pay TV services besides the legacy pay TV services like cable and satellite. You can cut the cord and opt for a streaming service that offers live TV. They're called skinny bundles, and they're beating cable at its own game, just like Netflix once did to movie rental stores.

Not every one of these skinny bundles offers Nick Jr. in its channel lineup, but some do. Here are the services to look at if you want to watch Nick Jr. without cable.

Stream Nick Jr. for free with Philo

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Philo has made a splash on the skinny bundle scene by offering some of the lowest prices around. While it cuts back on the more expensive channels like ESPN, it does have channels like Nick Jr. The channel selection was one reason we gave this service high marks in our review of Philo.

Stream Nick Jr. for free with fuboTV

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Another great way to watch Nick Jr. online is fuboTV. This live TV streaming service is marketed to sports fans in particular, but it offers lots of great channels that have nothing whatsoever to do with feats of athletic prowess. To that end, subscribers will find a Nick Jr. livestream among their options with fuboTV.

Stream Nick Jr. with Sling TV

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Sling TV offers its subscribers the chance to customize their skinny bundle solutions. After choosing one (or both) of Sling TV's main base packages, subscribers can tack on smaller add-on bundles of channels grouped by category. The model involves a little more decision-making by subscribers, but the reward is a customized — and therefore highly cost-efficient — bundle of channels. To get a Nick Jr. livestream with Sling TV, just build a bundle that includes it!. Be sure to take a look at our review of Sling TV for more information.

YouTube TV

In 2017, Google started a live TV streaming service and dubbed it YouTube TV. While YouTube TV is known for sponsoring major sporting events like the World Series, it’s also a great place to watch Nick Jr. Our YouTube TV review can give you the full scoop on this live service.

Can I Watch Nick Jr. on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, or Chromecast?

Streaming Nick Jr. on a computer or a tablet sounds nice, but what about a smart TV? Can you get your Nick Jr. livestream on major streaming platforms?

You sure can! It's easy to get a livestream of Nick Jr. on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, and other key platforms. The chart below will tell you which of your devices will work with your various options for streaming Nick Jr online.

Roku Fire TV Apple TV Android TV Chromecast iOS Android Web/
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 No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Nickelodeon Channels Galore

Looking for information on streaming other Nickelodeon channels besides Nick Jr.? We can help. Check out our complete guide to streaming Nickelodeon online, or head over to our post on how to watch TeenNick without cable. You’ll find that many of the same services can be used to livestream both Nick Jr. and other channels in the Nickelodeon family.

More to Watch for Nick Jr. Fans

What do you do when your kids get tired of watching Nick Jr.? Well, you can switch to the Disney Channel. It has a different lineup of shows, but kids will find them just as entertaining as those on Nick Jr. And, of course, you don’t need to worry about calling a cable company and signing up for an overpriced package, as you can read our guide to watching the Disney Channel without cable instead.

If you have kids, there’s a decent chance you’ve already given in and signed up for Disney Plus. It already has more than 100 million subscribers in less than two years of existence, so it’s not exactly a secret streaming service that only the cool parents know about. If you haven’t tried it yet, we think you’ll find stuff that both you and the kids will love. It has shows that will appeal to every age group, from preschoolers to teenagers. And family movie nights can return when you watch Marvel movies on Disney Plus. The service has won over a lot of skeptics, who thought, “Wait, why do we need another streaming service?” Disney Plus has quickly made itself almost essential, and you can find out why by checking out our Disney Plus review.

4 thoughts on “How to Watch Nick Jr. Without Cable

  1. I am Eagon says:

    Noggin is available and seems to be the Nick Jr channel for online streaming. Yes, not live tv, but a 90 day trial is going on and seems to be $6 a month after. I haven’t tried it, but seems better than paying for a live tv streaming service after you’ve cut the cord like I did a little over a year ago. .

    1. Elijah says:

      That is awesome

  2. Elijah says:

    Put my life as Zucchini on there

  3. Thomas says:

    I was not impressed with Noggin at all. They listed a couple of shows as available on their platform, then when you sign up, there is only one episode of that show. We tried Noggin specifically for a couple of shows that were listed, so we were very disappointed to only find one episode of that show. We cancelled immediately.

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