Oprah Winfrey’s talk show was simply legendary, and always ahead of the curve. If it were still on today, we wouldn’t be surprised if “The Oprah Winfrey Show” taught loyal watchers how to cut the cord on their cable subscriptions and get a skinny bundle instead. We imagine Oprah sending everyone in the audience home with a new skinny bundle — after all, OWN is one of the many popular channels you can now watch without a cable subscription. Learn how you can watch it using any of the following providers.
How to Watch OWN Without Cable
A lot has changed since Oprah’s talk show went off the air. Back then, you still needed those pesky cables in your living room to watch your favorite shows. Almost everything has gone wireless since then, including television.
Having a skinny bundle lets you stream your favorite live TV shows without hassle. Think of it as using Hulu or Disney Plus, except you’ll find real-time content you get from cable. Your selection may be narrower, but you aren’t losing any of the important stuff. Skinny bundles just focus on giving you the shows you actually watch.
You can use Hulu + Live TV, Philo, fuboTV, and YouTube TV to watch OWN. Check out everything you need to know about these providers below.
Hulu has come a long way from having a limited number of titles in its library to becoming a streaming powerhouse. OWN is now part of its live TV lineup, giving you everything you could ever want in one place. If you don’t believe us, then check out our review of Hulu + Live TV for all the details.
Philo gives you the most bang for your buck. This skinny bundle offers on-demand and live access to over 60 channels, including OWN. You also get unlimited cloud DVR and up to three simultaneous streams so no one at home feels left out. TV really can’t get any cheaper than this. Sign up for a free trial or read our review of Philo for more info.
fuboTV is another provider changing the way we consume television. It specializes in all things sports and includes other genres in its repertoire, including OWN. As with most skinny bundles, you won’t have to worry about hidden fees or being stuck in a contract. Read our review of fuboTV to learn more.
Last but certainly not least, we have YouTube TV. What started as a music platform now lets you enjoy live TV networks such as OWN. Isn’t that music to your ears? Learn more by reading our in-depth YouTube TV review.
Can I Watch OWN on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, or Chromecast?
The other perk that comes with skinny bundles is that you can watch them wherever you want on all kinds of devices. We did some research and discovered what kind of equipment is compatible with OWN and your skinny bundle.
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Most Popular Shows on OWN
OWN offers an extensive range of programming. From reality television to cooking shows, it has something for all stripes of people. Some of our favorites include:
- “All Rise”
- “The Great Soul Food Cook-Off”
- “Put a Ring On It”
- “Family or Fiancé”
- “Girlfriends Check In”
More to Stream for Fans of OWN
One of OWN’s distinguishing features is that it showcases a lot of female talent, and Lifetime is very similar. “My Killer Body With K. Michelle” lets you shadow a brilliant plastic surgeon as she fixes botched surgeries and helps people live happy lives again. If you want something other than reality television, then you can watch “Whitney” for an intimate portrayal of the late singer Whitney Houston or “Girl in the Basement” if you want a different kind of true drama. Check out our guide to watching Lifetime without cable for more information.
The E! network mirrors a lot of OWN’s content and similarly follows popular trends. Shows such as “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” are front and center in pop culture, and network specials such as “Paris in Love” will keep you updated on celebrity drama. But it’s not all about the stars. Shows such as “Jason Biggs’ Cash at Your Door” feature families working together for a $25,000 check. And, just like OWN, you can also watch E! without cable.
26 thoughts on “How to Watch OWN Without Cable in 2023”
This info is life changing, thank you! I had no idea what I could do on my Roku. Subscribing to you guys stat!
Thanks, Tiffany! It’s so nice to hear that our content has been useful.
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.
That can be difficult, I do have subtitles an several of the ROKU shows I watch.
Subtitles are usually on your actual television through the menu
There is a function in the menu of your tv to be able to turn on closed captioning so you can get subtitles.Some are harder to find than others depending on the tv,but the function definitely is there☺️
Does Sling TV carry the OWN network?
It doesn’t, unfortunately.
I will give this free trial a chance for my Roku, and if all goes well, good bye Cable Provider.
I have cut the cord and I love it. I have Fire TV and Roku and use DirecTV Now, Netflix and Hulu… Love it!!!
Great to hear, Karen!
How can I get OWN and Lifetime Movies on Sling and how much more a month on bill?
Unfortunately, OWN isn’t available on Sling TV currently. Though, Lifetime is.
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.
Does Philo have all of the shows on OWN or just a few?
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.
I keep hearing that DirecTV always go in and out so tell me is that true? What have you heard?
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?
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. 🙂
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??
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
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?
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?
I have a Samsung TV. Can I get the OWN network?
I just read that OWN is taking on the show ALL RISE which I absolutely loved and was so bummed out when it was cancelled- now it’s coming back and in order to watch it I have to pay an arm and a leg to watch it- Cutting the cable cord is beginning to get just as expensive….Hulu plus TV is the same price as cable…IS there anyway of watching ALL RISE for free? Will anyone ever consider making that happen? One of the best shows to come along on TV and it costs so much to be able to see it..why not do Hulu like most shows and being able to view it the next day instead of making a bunch of money off of the loyal viewers ( I don’t get it)