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Pop's entertainment programming is full of great shows like Schitt's Creek. But is it really worth keeping cable or satellite for? Luckily, we don't have to find out! It's possible to watch Pop without cable or satellite. You can watch Pop online using all sorts of devices, including Roku, Fire TV, and Apple TV devices. Sounds good, right? We're here to show you how to watch Pop without cable.
Here are a few of our favorite ways to stream Pop:
Below, we'll lay out everything you need to know about how to watch Pop without. We'll introduce (or re-introduce) you to a type of service called a “skinny bundle,” and we'll explain which skinny bundles you can use to watch Pop online. We'll also talk specifically about which devices you can use to watch Pop, layout out how to watch Pop on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, and other popular streaming platforms and devices. So, without further ado, let's do this: here's how to watch Pop without cable.
Pop is a lot of things, but an over-the-air channel isn't one of them. That's too bad, because longtime readers know that free over-the-air TV is the best way to watch channels without cable on the cheap. But are we out of luck? Actually, no – far from it.
If you've been reading Cordcutting.com at all for the last couple of years – or if you've opened a newspaper or turned on the TV – there's a good chance that you've heard about “skinny bundles.” Skinny bundles are the tools we're going to use to watch Pop without cable. But what is a skinny bundle?
The short version is that a skinny bundle is a pay TV service, kind of like cable or satellite. But, unlike cable and satellite, this particular type of pay TV service streams over the internet – more like Netflix than like cable, really.
Online streaming is a big deal here, because it makes it possible to watch live TV on all sorts of devices and in all sorts of places. It also means there's tons of competition – there are no regional monopolies here like the ones you see with cable.
Put it all together and you have a great way to watch live TV as a cord cutter without paying through the nose. Now, not all skinny bundles have Pop, but some do – and we'll list the ones you need to know about below.
Stream Pop for free with Hulu
Hulu + Live TV is the skinny bundle arm of Hulu, the popular streaming service that has long been known for its great on-demand content. Hulu + Live TV keeps things relatively simple, so you should have no trouble signing up for a bundle that includes Pop. You can sign up for Hulu + Live TV's free trial offer by clicking on the link in this section.
Stream Pop for free with fuboTV
fuboTV offers a lot of great live TV networks, and Pop is among them. You can take fuboTV for a test drive by signing up for its free trial offer, which will give you free live TV for a week while you make up your mind about the service. It's risk-free, and you can sign up for it via the link in this section.
YouTube TV is a strong option for cable-free live TV. Google's live TV streaming service offers a fine selection of channels, and Pop fans will be happy to see their favorite channel among the offerings. You can learn more about YouTube TV by reading our YouTube TV review.
So now we know how to watch Pop without cable – but there's still something that we haven't really addressed. We haven't talked in detail about what we'd actually be watching Pop without cable on.
One nice thing about skinny bundles is that they are available for a bunch of different platforms. Skinny bundles let you watch live TV online on different devices, including some of the popular picks for streaming on televisions.
Let's start with those TV streaming platforms — the ones in streaming boxes, streaming sticks, and smart TVs.
You'll find that Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, and YouTube TV all work wonderfully with Roku, Apple TV, and Chromecast devices.
Fire TV owners can use Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, and YouTube TV.
Android TV users (including those of you who use Nvidia Shield devices and some Sony Smart TVs) can use Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, and YouTube TV.
Chromecast users can enjoy Pop on Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, and YouTube TV.
Mobile apps are an option, too: you can download apps for Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, and YouTube TV on iOS and Android devices, including smartphones and tablets.
Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, and YouTube TV also have in-browser apps that work on major web browsers and operating system, making it easy to watch Pop without cable on your computer.
Even video game systems are an option! Hulu + Live TV and YouTube TV work on modern Xbox video game consoles. Hulu + Live TV works on PlayStation 4.
Enough options for you? We thought so! So why not grab a few free trials and start exploring your options for watching Pop without cable right now?
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