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.
Below, we'll lay out everything you need to know about how to watch Pop without cable. 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, and tell you how you can 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.
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. Now, not all skinny bundles have Pop, but some do – and we'll list the ones you need to know about below.
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.
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!
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.
Can I Watch Pop on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, or Chromecast?
So now you know what services will let you watch Pop without cable, but do you know what you’ll be watching Pop on? By that we mean, what device are you using? You have options besides your TV, although that’s always a solid choice. The chart below will give you a better idea of what devices are compatible with the streaming services mentioned above.
|Roku||Fire TV||Apple TV||Android TV||Chromecast||iOS||Android||Web/
|Hulu + Live TV||✅||✅||✅||✅||✅||✅||✅||✅|
More to Watch for Pop Fans
Pop is a more under-the-radar network, though all those Emmy wins for “Schitt’s Creek” certainly didn’t hurt. But if that’s the only show you want to watch on Pop, you can do so by picking out one of the free trials mentioned above.
But if you’re still here, hi! Maybe you want something to watch besides Pop. We can help there as well. If you want more funny content, Comedy Central is always worth a look. It’s got mainstays like “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah” and “South Park.” As usual, you don’t need cable to get your laughs. Simply check out our guide to watching Comedy Central without cable.
8 thoughts on “How to Watch Pop TV Without Cable”
I don’t really want to add another bill. I have Hulu, Netflix and Prime all as basic services and they work for me just fine. BUT One Day At A Time is moving to pop only it looks like. Any advice?
I too want to know is One Day At A Time new season not on Netflix anymore?
Same thing I want to know. I’m already paying for Sling, Netflix and Hulu. All I want to do is watch the new season of one day at a time without paying for yet another service
Just install the poptv app on your phone and the episodes are there…without a cable subscription. And you can Chromecast to your tv.
It only lets you watch 1-2 episodes and then locks the rest
It only least you watch one episode and then it locks the rest
Hey why is season 4 not on Netflix
Is “House” on any other channel besides Pop TV that you can watch on Roku ?