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Paramount Network (once known as Spike TV) is one of TV's most exciting channels. With a mix of Spike's old hits and newer scripted programming, Paramount Network is big and bold and a whole lot of fun. What is a lot less exciting? Paying for cable. Don't go crawling back to the big pay-TV giants just to get Paramount Network. Instead, learn how to watch Paramount Network without cable!

A few of our favorite ways to stream the Paramount Network:

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

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$25 60+ 7 days

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$5.99 – $85.96 68 – 88 7 or 30 days

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$64.99 – $33.00 220+ 7 days

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$35 – $50 30+ – 130+ 3 days

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$4.99 – $99.99 N/A 7 days

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How to Watch Paramount Network Online Without Cable

Paramount Network, like Spike TV before it, is available primarily through pay-TV services. In the old days, that would have meant only cable or satellite providers, but that’s not the case anymore. Today, you have other options — most notably live TV streaming services (sometimes called “skinny bundles”), which are similar to cable or satellite but operate more like Netflix or Amazon Prime Video.

On top of those live TV streaming services, you also have the option of watching some Paramount Network content on Paramount Plus, the on-demand and live TV streaming service from ViacomCBS. While Paramount Plus does not have a livestream of Paramount Network, it does have tons of ViacomCBS content available on-demand, including some Paramount Network programming. Since there’s some overlap, we’ve included Paramount Plus on our list as well.

Stream Paramount Network for free with DIRECTV Stream

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DIRECTV Stream is a streaming service with some distinct similarities to cable and at least one big difference: It doesn't require a long-term contract. It may not be cable's sibling, but it's at least cable's cooler cousin. DIRECTV Stream's pricing is also a better value than cable.

Stream Paramount Network for free with Philo

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Paramount Network is available on Philo, a streaming service that holds a special appeal for cord-cutters on a budget. Philo’s skinny bundle cuts out sports and most news channels in order to keep prices low. And Philo’s prices are very low indeed, so Paramount Network fans will definitely want to check this service out.

Stream Paramount Network for free with Hulu + Live TV

Free Trial

Hulu + Live TV is exactly what it sounds like. With this bundle, you get Hulu’s on-demand content along with its live TV service. And, as part of that live TV service, you’ll get Paramount Network — no cable required.

Stream Paramount Network for free with fuboTV

Free Trial

Skinny bundle fuboTV is chock full of great channels and Paramount Network is nestled into the selection. Sign up for fuboTV's free trial offer to start watching Paramount Network. fuboTV's fair pricing means that it won't be too shocking when your free trial ends.

Stream Paramount Network with Sling TV

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Sling TV has a unique solution to the primary dilemma of the skinny bundle business: How can you pay for only the channels you want? Instead of opting for a tiered system, Sling TV chose to give subscribers the power to build out a custom skinny bundle of their own. This makes it particularly easy for fans of channels like Paramount Network to snag an affordable livestream of their favorite network. Read our Sling TV review to learn more.

Stream Paramount Network for free with Paramount Plus

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YouTube TV

Google’s live TV streaming service is a strong cable replacement option. Also, this service is a great fit for Paramount Network fans because the YouTube TV channel list includes Paramount Network.

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

You don’t need cable or satellite to watch Paramount Network, but you will still need some kind of a screen to watch it on! If you’re using one of our favorite streaming platforms to make your TV as “smart” as possible, then you’ll have no issue using the services recommended in this article. Our favorite live TV streaming services work great on just about all of our favorite platforms and devices. Check out the table below for all of the details.

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
Hulu + Live TV Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sling TV Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
YouTube TV No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

As for Paramount Plus, it has very strong platform support as well — something we praised in our Paramount Plus review. You can use Paramount Plus on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, iOS, Android, and web browsers.

Paramount, CBS, and Viacom: A Streaming Team

Paramount Plus may not have a livestream of Paramount Network, but there’s some overlap in the content. And Paramount Network isn’t the only ViacomCBS property contributing to Paramount Plus. On Paramount Plus, you’ll also find shows from other ViacomCBS channels, including Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, and MTV. On top of that, Paramount Plus comes with a livestream of your local CBS channel (in most markets), plus live sporting events, news, and more.

41 thoughts on “How to Watch Paramount Network

  1. Greg Marien says:

    Will this be available soon on you tube tv

  2. Kim says:

    I would like to see Paramount Network available on You Tube TV also.

    1. keith sharp says:

      Yes me too & history channel.

    2. D St says:

      I sent a request to YouTube TV a year ago and they still haven’t added it to their lineup!

  3. Blaine says:

    Would like to see paramount channel on Hulu live tv streaming.

    1. Anonymous says:

      Me too, even on their entertainment package

    2. Louise says:

      I also would love to see Paramount on HULU. Dupes@aol.com Also when will you air season two of Yellowstone? The week of June 15-19 you aired season one and I loved watching the whole season in a week.

    3. Anonymous says:

      Us too

    4. Candie says:

      yes! It’s crazy that’s its not on there already!

  4. Steve Fuller says:

    I have YouTube tv also would love to see Paramount here what are the chances?

  5. Susan Korth says:

    Hulu??? How about you just put your app Out there and we just subscribe to it!?😊

    1. Candie says:

      yes! It’s crazy that’s its not on there already!

      1. Anonymous says:

        Put it on Hulu

  6. Alan Buckley says:

    I am thinking about getting YouTube TV, but I would like to get the Paramount Network so I can watch one of my favorite shows, Yellowstone. When will this be available on YouTube TV?

  7. Bettyboop says:

    Only available on HULU Live. Only on very new Samsung smart TV. App will not let you cast to TV even if signed in with provider.

  8. Melvin Bell says:

    Bring Paramount Network to YouTube TV !!! (Let`s start a movement.)
    If enough people ask for it, they will do it.

  9. Earl says:

    Would love to see Paramount network on youtube tv very soon.

  10. Mary Haugtvedt says:

    I also would like to get Paramount Network but I prefer YouTube tv or Hulu or subscribe as a stand alone.

  11. Anonymous says:

    I’m with the bring Paramount to YoutubeTV crowd….what they said.

    1. Janie says:

      I also would like to have Paramount channel added to YouTube.TV please!!

  12. JL says:

    Please bring Paramount Network to Hulu live.

  13. AB says:

    Please bring Paramount to YOuTube TV!!!

  14. S. Smart says:

    Just want to post a warning – if you are an APPLE TV house (we are) – I would be VERY leery of trying SLING. We have had so many DVR experiences with them that stop half-way into the show. They say it is an Apple TV problem but we have zero problems with anything else. I spent several hours (even under protest – resetting router and taking down our entire automated house to try to fix their issue) – their tech support is pretty dismal. PHILO is almost half the price for better channels (except sports – which are pretty much non-existent right now anyway) and they are very reasonable and responsive.

  15. Paul says:

    Please bring paramount tv to YouTube TV

  16. Kirk says:

    I want paramount network on you tube tv also !,

  17. shelly says:

    You tube tv!!!! Yes!!! Please!!

  18. Dawn says:

    please add to youtube tv!!

  19. Stephanie says:

    Please bring paramount to YouTube TV !!!!

  20. Don says:

    I would love to see the Paramount Network on YouTube TV or attached to CBS All Access

  21. Steve says:

    I am a YouTube Tv’er. We need Paramount to be on YouTube Tv! Love Yellowstone cant live without it!

  22. Claire Kleinschmit says:

    Count me in on the YouTube! Puh-lease add Paramount to YouTube TV!!!!!

  23. Gary says:

    Paramount to You Tube TV!!

  24. Anonymous says:

    paramount to utube tv!!!!!

  25. D says:

    Add Paramount, History Channel and DIY Network to YouTubeTV….

  26. Kelley says:

    Yes! Please add Paramount to YoutubeTv!! Or its own option on Roku

  27. Mark Kupec says:

    I want Paramount on YouTube TV also. Why is it not already available?

    1. Anonymous says:

      I like so many of the posting stated that they wanted Paramount TV. I found out the first week of July that I have it as a station on my cable service optimum. Don’t know how long that I have had the service. Looks like they have some good programing

  28. dennisdubroc@hotmail.com says:

    Paramount Network on YouTube TV PLEASE !!!

  29. V Ricci says:

    Sling decided to screw their customers and moved Paramount off of sling Orange and added it to what they call their comedy package for additional $$.
    Paramount was their best channel
    I’ll have to search for new provider

  30. Mike H. says:

    I still miss watching Smallville on UPN, but not long after the show ended the channel became part of the CW. I remember back in the 60’s and 70’s when the only TV was over-the-air and it was free, so all you needed was a TV, an outlet, and a good antenna.
    Rokkinme

  31. carol brown says:

    tv companies are JUST SO CREEDY

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