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OWN — the Oprah Winfrey Network — has everything an Oprah fan could hope for. Just on its own, it might be enough to convince an Oprah fanatic to stick with a traditional pay TV service like cable or satellite, but that shouldn't be the case. You don't actually need cable or satellite to watch all of your favorite OWN programming. We're here to show you how to watch OWN without cable.

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

  Price Channels Free Trial  
$69.99 – $139.99 65+ None

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$25 60+ 7 days

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$64.99 – $33.00 220+ 7 days

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One of the biggest myths about cord cutting is that it will cost you your chance to watch live network television. That used to be true: back in the day, cord-cutters gave up live TV in favor of on-demand services like Netflix and Hulu. But that’s just not true anymore, because there are now a ton of services that let you watch live TV over the internet. Meet us down in the next section and we'll show you how it works.

How to Watch OWN Online Without Cable

If you’re familiar with our “How to Watch” series, then you might already know about live TV streaming services. Also known as “skinny bundles,” these cable-like streaming services offer more than just the on-demand content that made Netflix a hit. Like cable or satellite, streaming services like this actually offer “multichannel” bundles, meaning they have tons of TV networks for you to flip through — and they’re all live.

Since these channels are streaming over the internet, you can watch them just about anywhere you please (and on just about any streaming device). Plus, live TV streaming services tend to be more affordable than cable and satellite options, and the streaming services never force you into long-term contracts.

Not every live TV streaming service includes an OWN livestream, but some do. Here are the options we recommend.

Stream OWN for free with DIRECTV Stream

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DIRECTV Stream is a live TV streaming service with some really big channel bundles. If you miss cable’s vast selection of live TV networks, then this is the live TV streaming option for you. Check out our DIRECTV Stream review to learn more.

Stream OWN for free with Philo

Free Trial

If you’re looking for an affordable OWN livestream, then look no further than Philo. Philo’s low prices are the service’s main appeal. Philo keeps costs down by cutting sports and news networks, so don’t subscribe if you’re a big sports fan. If you can live without those networks, then there’s simply no better deal on live TV for cord-cutters than Philo.

Stream OWN for free with fuboTV

Free Trial

fuboTV's channel selection is pretty strong. It's one of the live TV streaming services that includes OWN in its lineup of live network television channels! OWN fans should definitely give this service a look.

YouTube TV

Google’s live TV streaming service, YouTube TV, is one of our favorite options for live TV streaming as a cord-cutter. It’s a straightforward skinny bundle with an attractive price and an app that just works. It also happens to include an OWN livestream.

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

Now you know that you can stream OWN online, but can you do that on your favorite streaming device? You certainly can! Major skinny bundles like the ones listed above have great platform support, and they only improve as time goes by. Most of the major skinny bundles work on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, and Chromecast. Here's what you need to know about platform support when watching OWN online without cable.

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
fuboTV Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Youtube TV Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

More Good News for Oprah Fans

If you love OWN because it’s associated with Oprah Winfrey, then you’ll love this next piece of news. Oprah is all over the streaming world! You’ll find some of her documentary and interview work on Netflix, her network and shows on all sorts of live TV streaming services (including the ones above), and her latest interview series on Discovery Plus.

Discovery Plus is home to Oprah’s “Super Soul,” a series of heart-to-heart interviews conducted by Oprah herself. You may remember the ads for this new series airing during Oprah’s blockbuster interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The show is airing now and you can watch it by signing up for Discovery Plus!

23 thoughts on “How to Watch OWN Without Cable

  1. Tiffany Lane says:

    This info is life changing, thank you! I had no idea what I could do on my Roku. Subscribing to you guys stat!

    1. Cordcutting.com says:

      Thanks, Tiffany! It’s so nice to hear that our content has been useful.

  2. RHM says:

    Sadly, no one takes the hard of hearing or deaf individuals into consideration regarding the cord-cutting phenomenon. I’ve done that recently and to my chagrin, there isn’t streaming with subtitles available. I stumbled upon one movie that allowed me to do so.

    1. Scott Thurman says:

      That can be difficult, I do have subtitles an several of the ROKU shows I watch.

  3. Ahsha Reyes says:

    Does Sling TV carry the OWN network?

    1. Cordcutting.com says:

      It doesn’t, unfortunately.

  4. G Robinson says:

    I will give this free trial a chance for my Roku, and if all goes well, good bye Cable Provider.

    1. Cordcutting.com says:

      Sounds good!

  5. Karen Marsh says:

    I have cut the cord and I love it. I have Fire TV and Roku and use DirecTV Now, Netflix and Hulu… Love it!!!

    1. Cordcutting.com says:

      Great to hear, Karen!

  6. Sharon Henderson says:

    How can I get OWN and Lifetime Movies on Sling and how much more a month on bill?

    1. Cordcutting.com says:

      Unfortunately, OWN isn’t available on Sling TV currently. Though, Lifetime is.

  7. Barbara Baldwin says:

    Thanks you. I cut the cord 6 months ago and I was trying to decide which streaming service to use. Thanks for this article and helping me make up my mind. I will be signing up for DirecTV Now.

  8. Michael Nessa says:

    Does Philo have all of the shows on OWN or just a few?

  9. LaShaun says:

    I went down to basic on 1 TV to keep unlimited internet. My bill runs @84 a month. I have Fire Sticks and watch shows on those most of the time. I would love to find an option cheaper than that 84 dollars.

  10. Tony says:

    I keep hearing that DirecTV always go in and out so tell me is that true? What have you heard?

  11. Laura Haven says:

    I am not a tech-savvy person, and cannot afford Xfinity/Comcast. I want to try Roku+, Roku Ultra, or Amazon Fire TV Stick but don’t know where to begin. Could someone please advise me on which is the easiest of the sticks to use? Also, I am wondering if there is a DVR that records live programs when you aren’t at home?

  12. Mary Ann says:

    I will start a graduate program soon, so I limit my expenses. I don’t watch a lot of television mainly because of the content, so I want to watch OWN. I called the local cable company, but the cost to watch OWN is over $50 a month. Therefore, a free trial for Philo, and $16 a month fits my budget! Thanks! I almost passed on this article because I thought cord cutting was illegal. 🙂

  13. Allen Sims says:

    I want to cut the chord, but I am afraid that my wife will not be able to watch her shows on OWN. I have fire stick amazon prime and netflix. Which service should i use to get my local channels and own??

  14. Jennifer Marshall says:

    I downloaded OWN to my fire stick. It says free to watch but you need to provide a ode to your subscribed cable co. You do t have one with the firestick

  15. tonyt says:

    cutting the cord does not mean you can cut the internet cable cord, which can be same cost as basic cable tv so what is the point. add a few streaming services and you can end up paying more than the original cord you cut, and get less channels?

    1. Marlene Baker says:

      I agree I want to cut the cord but I’m afraid I’ll be paying more than what I’m paying now with DirecTV. What do you do to cut cost?

  16. Dawn says:

    I have a Samsung TV. Can I get the OWN network?

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