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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 to convince an Oprah fanatic to stick with a traditional pay TV service like cable or satellite. But that shouldn't be the case, because 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:

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One of the biggest myths about cord cutting is that it will cost you access to 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 it'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, you have a good idea of what's coming next. For the uninitiated, get ready to read about some “skinny bundles,” also known as live TV streaming services.

What's a skinny bundle? Well, it's a product that looks and feels a lot like cable TV. The trick, though, is that skinny bundle services strip down the channel lineup to include fewer networks, saving you big bucks. They also deliver their content over the internet (or, in industry lingo, “over the top” or “OTT”). That means you'll be streaming live network television just as easily as you'd stream movies and TV shows on Netflix or Hulu. And since there's no infrastructure barrier here, all of the skinny bundles compete against each other – you won't see regional monopolies like you do with cable. All of this means that skinny bundles tend to cost a great deal less than cable, and won't lock you into a long-term contract.

That's great for fans of big TV networks who are sick and tired of paying a bunch of extra money for hundreds of channels they never watch. Fans of channels like AMC can take their pick of the many skinny bundles on the market right now. Channels like OWN can be a bit tougher to find, but there are still skinny bundles ready to cater to fan's of Oprah's network. As of this writing, some skinny bundles exclude OWN – but others have it on board, and you'll meet those skinny bundles below. Ready to find out how to watch OWN without cable? Let's dive in.

Stream OWN for free with Philo

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Philo's arrival on the mainstream skinny bundle scene has really helped open up the options for those hoping to watch OWN online. Philo is quickly making a name for itself on the skinny bundle scene, thanks in a large part to its amazing prices, which are much lower than the competition's.

And Philo isn't skimping on the content, either. There are a lot of great channels available through the service — including OWN! Click the link in this section for more on the channel selection and Philo's perks. You can also access Philo's free trial offer through that same link: Philo will let you try its service on for size, at no cost to you, for a week. It's worth checking out for those who want to watch OWN without cable. You can also read our review of Philo.

Stream OWN for free with fuboTV

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fuboTV's channel selection is pretty strong. It's one of the few live TV streaming services that includes OWN in its lineup of live network television channels! OWN fans should definitely give this service a look. You can sign up for fuboTV's free trial offer by clicking the link in this section.


The live TV streaming service formerly known as DirecTV Now is a great way to watch OWN without cable. Just choose a bundle that includes OWN and start streaming on your favorite devices. AT&T TV Now offers a free trial to new customers on some bundles.

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

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 users, you choose between Philo and fuboTV — they will each work with Roku devices.

Philo, fuboTV, and AT&T TV Now each have apps for Fire TV devices.

Apple TV? Same thing: Philo, fuboTV, and AT&T TV Now will work.

Chromecast users, you guys can use fuboTV or AT&T TV Now.

Philo and fuboTV work on Android TV, the platform used by the Nvidia Shield (among other devices).

Going mobile? You can do that. It's possible to watch OWN without cable on your mobile device via the iOS and Android apps available for Philo, fuboTV, and AT&T TV Now.

In short, if you have a relatively up-to-date streaming device from a major brand like Roku, Amazon (Fire TV), Apple, or Google (Chromecast), then you should have no problem finding a bunch of skinny bundles to choose from – including the ones listed above, which will allow you to watch a live stream of OWN without a cable or satellite subscription. So take a look at the options, grab a free trial, and download the app to whatever device you own — and then call your cable company and let them know you're seeing someone else! Cutting the cord has never been easier than it is today.

23 thoughts on “How to Watch OWN Without Cable

  1. Avatar 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. Avatar says:

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

  2. Avatar 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. Avatar Scott Thurman says:

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

  3. Avatar Ahsha Reyes says:

    Does Sling TV carry the OWN network?

    1. Avatar says:

      It doesn’t, unfortunately.

  4. Avatar G Robinson says:

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

    1. Avatar says:

      Sounds good!

  5. Avatar 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. Avatar says:

      Great to hear, Karen!

  6. Avatar Sharon Henderson says:

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

    1. Avatar says:

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

  7. Avatar 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. Avatar Michael Nessa says:

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

  9. Avatar 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. Avatar Tony says:

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

  11. Avatar 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. Avatar 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. Avatar 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. Avatar 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. Avatar 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. Avatar 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. Avatar Dawn says:

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

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