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Cable: Who needs it? Thanks to a revolution in live TV streaming services, the answer is almost no one! Ditching your cable bill while holding onto all the live TV broadcasts you crave is easy — and that’s as true for Nickelodeon fans as it is for fans of any of the big networks that have seen their fans migrate to web-delivered livestreams.
If you don’t 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 livestreams 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 online is live TV streaming services — also called “skinny bundles” for their tendency to slim down bulky cable and satellite channel packages and save customers money. They’re true cable alternatives that let cord-cutters steer clear of legacy pay TV while still getting the network TV channels they love. Live TV streaming services are more convenient than cable and satellite because they let you stream on multiple devices from just about anywhere. They’re also more affordable and much less restrictive; unlike most old-school cable providers, live TV streaming services don’t rely on long-term contracts to keep customers trapped.
Below, we’ll lay out the best live TV streaming services for Nickelodeon fans. Here’s how to watch Nickelodeon without cable!
Stream Nickelodeon with DIRECTV Stream
If you're looking for a cablelike experience, then look no further than DIRECTV Stream. The service takes the best things about cable and brings them to streaming. A “skinny” bundle this is not — the DIRECTV Stream channel list is jam-packed, and it includes Nickelodeon. DIRECTV Stream is still more affordable than many cable packages, and — wonder of wonders — it does not force you into a long-term contract.
Stream Nickelodeon for free with Philo
Philo is a super affordable way to stream Nickelodeon online. This live TV streaming service takes the “skinny bundle” idea seriously: Philo cuts out channels that cost too much, leaving cord-cutters with a slimmer and much more affordable live TV option. The channels Philo eliminates tend to be news and sports networks, so it’s a good fit for viewers who don’t mind those omissions. If that’s you, then you’ll be thrilled to see just how low Philo’s prices are.
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, including Nickelodeon. Not every live TV streaming service has a deal with ViacomCBS for channels such as Nickelodeon, but fuboTV does!
Stream Nickelodeon with Paramount+
Nickelodeon is owned by ViacomCBS, which means you’ll find many Nickelodeon hits on the company’s streaming service, Paramount Plus. It does not offer a 24/7 Nickelodeon livestream, but we’re putting it on our list anyway because it offers so much great Nickelodeon content on demand, including episodes of “SpongeBob SquarePants.” Paramount Plus offers a free trial and fared well in our Paramount Plus review.
YouTube TV is the live TV streaming service from tech giant Alphabet (aka Google). Not to be confused with regular old YouTube, YouTube TV is a pay TV service with tons of real network TV channels on board — including Nickelodeon.
So you can watch a Nickelodeon livestream online. That’s nice, but you may not be interested in watching live TV on your computer. You want it on the big screen, which means you want a Nickelodeon livestream that works on your Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, or whatever else you use to watch live TV online.
Good news: Most of the skinny-bundle services we trust the most are available on the major streaming devices, which means you have lots of ways to watch live TV on your name-brand streaming device.
Paramount Plus offers great platform support as well, so you should have no trouble using it on your favorite Roku, Fire TV, Android TV, iOS, and Android devices.
Nickelodeon has too many great shows to fit on just one channel. So you may be wondering: How can you stream the rest of the Nick family?
For the most part, the answers are the same as they are for regular Nickelodeon. A live TV streaming service is still your best bet, and many of the services from our list will work for Nickelodeon’s sister channels. There are some differences, though, so check out our full post on how to watch Nick Jr. without cable and our other article on how to stream TeenNick online.
You can also watch shows from the Nick family of networks on Paramount Plus, which doesn’t offer livestreams of the Nick networks but does offer tons of great on-demand content from the many Nicks.
Skinny bundles make it easier than ever to cut the cord and still enjoy your favorite shows and live TV channels. Pick out one (or more) from our list and sign up for a free trial to see which service you like best. And stay tuned to CordCutting.com — we’re always covering skinny bundles, free over-the-air TV, and other cord-cutting techniques for the many people who are sick of overpaying for cable.
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