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Cable: who needs it? Thanks to a revolution in live TV streaming services, the answer is: almost nobody! Ditching your cable bill while still holding onto all the live TV broadcasts you crave is easy – and that's as true for fans of Nickelodeon as it is for fans of any of the other big network channels that have seen their fans migrate to web-delivered live streams. If you don't yet know how to watch Nickelodeon without cable, you've come to the right place: this guide has everything you need to know about the revolution in streaming TV and what your options for Nickelodeon live streams actually look like on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, and other platforms.
Here are a few of our favorite ways to stream Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite:
The key to watching Nickelodeon without cable is to invest in a skinny bundle. What's a skinny bundle? We're so glad you asked!
A skinny bundle looks a lot like cable: it offers a package (or a choice of several packages) of live network TV channels for a monthly subscription fee. But there are a few key differences at play here. First, as the name suggests, skinny bundles tend to be skinny: they trim out less popular channels so that they can trim the price you pay a bit, too.
Not every skinny bundle looks all that skinny these days (in fact, these days you're as likely to hear them called “live streaming TV service” or some variation on that phrasing as you are to hear “skinny bundle”). But all the ones we care about still have one even more important thing in common: they're delivered over the internet as streaming services.
And just as Netflix and the streaming video on demand (SVOD) services took out their legacy movie rental competition, these skinny bundles are starting to eat into legacy pay TV services' subscription numbers. Sign up for one and you'll see why: skinny bundles can save you money and allow you to watch your live TV anywhere.
Among the live network TV channels that skinny bundles can gain you access to is, of course, Nickelodeon. Unfortunately, right now your options for obtaining a Nickelodeon live stream are a little slim. But they're not non-existent, so you can watch Nickelodeon without cable. Here's how.
Stream Nickelodeon for free with Philo
One way to watch Nickelodeon without cable is Philo, an extremely affordable skinny bundle service. Philo offers extremely affordable live TV bundles. And you can pay even less for the first week, because Philo also offers a week-long free trial (you can check that out via the link in this section). Philo is a fast-growing, up-and-coming skinny bundle that is already making a splash in the business space, so you should definitely consider checking it out via its free trial offer. You can read our review of Philo here.
Stream Nickelodeon for free with fuboTV
fuboTV is a skinny bundle option that works on a wide variety of streaming platforms. It offers a strong selection of live streaming TV channels, and Nickelodeon is among those. To check it out this service for yourself, just click the link in this section and sign up for fuboTV's free trial offer.
Stream Nickelodeon with Sling TV
Sling TV's a la carte structure allows subscribers to build out custom skinny bundles that include all of their favorite channels — like Nickelodeon, for instance! Just head to Sling TV's website to grab a base package, then add “Extras” as you see fit. The customizable nature of this skinny bundle makes it a great choice.
AT&T TV Now is, as the name suggests, AT&T's take on the skinny bundle service. Previously known as DirecTV Now, this service is full of great channels — including Nickelodeon. You can read our review of AT&T TV Now here or can sign up for the free trial via the link in this section and check things out for yourself.
So you can watch a Nickelodeon live stream online – that's nice, and all, but you're not interested in watching live TV on your computer. You want it on the big screen, and that means that you want a Nickelodeon live stream that works on your streaming device: your Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, or whatever else it is that you use to watch live TV online.
Well, hey, good news: most of the skinny bundle services that we trust most are available on each of the major streaming devices. That means you have lots of ways to watch live TV on your brand-name streaming device – even if, as of this writing, not all that many of those live TV solutions include a Nickelodeon live stream.
As of this writing, Roku users can enjoy Nickelodeon on Philo, fuboTV, Sling TV, and AT&T TV Now.
Philo, fuboTV, Sling TV, and AT&T TV Now are great options for Fire TV devices, too.
Philo, fuboTV, Sling TV, and AT&T TV Now all work on Apple TV.
Android TV users can check out Philo, fuboTV, and Sling TV.
Philo, fuboTV, Sling TV, and AT&T TV Now all work on Chromecast.
Okay, what about mobile devices? Philo, fuboTV, Sling TV, and AT&T TV Now all have you covered here. They each have apps for both Android and iOS mobile devices (including iPads and iPhones).
Philo, fuboTV, Sling TV, and AT&T TV Now will work great on a desktop or laptop computer, thanks to their in-browser apps.
Nickelodeon is pretty hard to come by through skinny bundles. You might assume that the rest of the network's family are in the same boat – but, strangely enough, they're not!
We wrote a full post on how to watch Nick Jr. without cable, so check that out for more information!
As for TeenNick, well, good news: We have a whole post on that subject, too! Here's how to watch TeenNick without cable.
Stream Nick Jr for Free with Sling TV
And there you have it: your complete guide to watching Nickelodeon (and a bunch of its sister channels) without cable. Skinny bundles make it easier than ever for us to cut the cord and still enjoy our favorite shows and live TV channels, so if you haven't check one out yet, now's the time to do so! Pick out one (or more) from our article above, click the link, and sign up for your free trial to see which service you like best. And stay tuned for Cordcutting.com, of course — we're always covering skinny bundles, free over-the-air TV, and other cord cutting techniques for the many folks who are sick of overpaying for cable.
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