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RFD-TV is where many rural viewers turn for TV, but cable doesn’t have to be the service you turn to for RFD-TV. We’re here to show you how to watch RFD-TV without cable, so you can save money while still enjoying your favorite shows.

We’ll lay out how to get an RFD-TV livestream and watch RFD-TV online using your Roku, Fire TV Stick, smart TV, or other streaming device. We’ll introduce you to a new type of pay-TV service that is making it easier than ever to cut the cord, and we’ll list the services you can use to stream RFD-TV — including RFD-TV’s own stand-alone streaming service, RFD-TV Now. We’ll discuss the devices you can use to stream RFD-TV. Sound good? Then read on: This is how to watch RFD-TV without cable.


Here are a few of our favorite ways to stream RFD-TV:
  Price Channels Free Trial  
$69.99 - $159.99 140+ 5 days Watch Now
$40 - $60 30+ - 130+ 3 days Watch Now

How to Watch RFD-TV Online Without Cable

You can get RFD-TV a few ways. You could subscribe to a cable or satellite package, of course, but we’re going to ignore those overpriced options and instead look at what’s available via live TV streaming services (aka “skinny bundles”) and other types of streaming services. Here's the list:

Another option is RFD-TV Now, which is RFD-TV’s direct-to-consumer subscription service that shows nothing but RFD-TV content. You can watch RFD-TV online without having to subscribe to a single other channel, and that makes it pretty darn affordable: RFD-TV Now costs $10 per month or $90 per year.

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

RFD-TV belongs on, well, your TV. We love streaming television without cable on our smartphones and tablets, but let’s start with the good stuff: how to watch RFD-TV without cable on your smart TV or streaming device. You can watch it on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Chromecast, iOS, Android, and your web browser.

Popular Shows to Watch on RFD-TV

Some of us are all about that rural life, so if you're one of them, here are some of RFD-TV's most popular shows:

  • “The New Crop”
  • “Ag States of America”
  • “Bluegrass & Backroads”
  • “America's Heartland”
  • “Agri-Pulse Newsmakers”

More to Watch for RFD-TV Fans

There is no shortage of ways to watch RFD-TV without cable, so why not check out some free trials? You can watch RFD-TV online for free while you decide whether to stick with your skinny bundle.

You’ll find more great channels on live TV streaming service channel lists as well. These streaming services are “multichannel” services just like cable, so you’ll be able to channel surf and enjoy lots of live TV networks just as you could before you were a cord-cutter. Channel lineups vary, but you can always find the details on specific channels in guides like our piece on how to watch CMT without cable.

One thing to keep in mind is that you’ll need a solid internet connection to stream live TV reliably. Streaming live TV isn’t as easy as streaming on-demand content, so services such as Netflix work better with a slow internet connection than services such as Sling TV. With that in mind, make sure you know your best options for rural internet before you make the decision to cut the cord.

60 thoughts on “How to Watch RFD-TV Without Cable in 2023

  1. Carolyn says:

    Have been a loyal viewer of RFD-TV for many years.
    Have cut the Direct TV cord but just can’t pick up another $10 charge.
    We will miss RFD TV.

    1. Maria Elena Martinez says:

      Me too.

      1. Lisa says:

        $7.50 to much should only be $24 a year for 1 channel. I will miss it when we discontinue Dish. Take care everyone😉

        1. Eric says:

          I purchased RFD TV app on Roku for 9.99 but National Finals Rodeo not on. I’m fixing to delete app. What am I doing wrong?

          1. Jim says:

            Cowboy channel plus is where the nfr now streams.

        2. Lonnie says:

          Same here. Cutting the 25 year Cord on Dish Network. I know it’s gonna hurt a bit but, prices have gone out of this world. Really gonna miss RFDTV if I can’t find it for free. 🥴

    2. James Smith says:

      I have Roku how do I watch rfdtv

      1. KJ says:

        There is no FREE RFD Roku does allow you to buy the channel I think it’s 10 a month. I’m thinking about doing it for a couple months.

        1. Virginia L Roberts says:

          You will be very Happy as that’s what I done,no regret!!!

          1. Anonymous says:

            Does it play Country Family Reunion episodes

    3. Virginia L Roberts says:

      I cut the cord with Direct TV recently as of there high price and went with Roku and I get RFD-tv for only $5.00, month I get all the channels on Roku, it’s the best decision I have made and will never go back to Direct as they would not work with me on price.I think I went with the middle pkg. Roko offered and I Am very happy. I save a large part as far as cost. Very Happy!!!! save lots of Money. You have to payI think around $5.00/$10.00 not sure but i’m sure you will be much happy as I Am and I’m from the Old school.

      1. Deborah Noel says:

        How much is a roko do i have to live sream and pay for the streaming?

    4. Anonymous says:

      I agree $10 monthly is high. I miss it also but it is not worth that price.

    5. Kevin Peterson says:

      Mother-in-law is in an assisted living facility the provides Direct TV basic package and internet. How would I get RFD TV? She really loves the Molly B Polka Party in Saturday nights!

    6. Deb says:

      Same here.

  2. Bob Thompson says:

    I have smart tv/WiFi Visio 10 MHz internet
    What do I need to cut the cable.?

    1. Stephen Lovely says:

      Hi Bob, thanks for reading! Check out our beginner’s guide here:

  3. Anthony Martino says:

    Yes. I have FIO why they took RFD TV. don’t know. I hope there is a way. I used to watch it while in hospital also. Loss sadliss

  4. Michele Smiley says:

    How do I get a RFD Country Club account? I have downloaded the Country Club app on my ROKU smart tv but when I click on it I get the message that I need to link it to my account. I don’t know how to get an account.

  5. Lauri says:

    Will there be a way to watch RFDTv on Apple TV 4K??

  6. Joe says:

    We have firestick tv. Can I get it on there somehow? We have hulu app but RFD is not included. 🙁

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    3. Charlie McCain says:

      Did you get an answer? Fire Stick and Hulu is what I have also!

    4. Rodolfo Lasparri says:

      do you not know how to search for apps? FireTV has a dedicated RFD app. Just install and sign up.

    5. Anonymous says:

      I’m old school also and not very ‘tech minded’. However I did download the app from my fire stick and today I’m watching Red Stegall and Doc Talk! I did have to use my laptop to make an account thru my email and pay the streaming fee & we are watching our favorite channel. I cut the Dish cord after many years of service but when I tried to get a lower rate for my years of service I was told when I moved from one state to back home I was considered a new customer so therefore my prior years didn’t count as a long time customer. I said goodbye to Dish and bought an antenna. Haven’t missed anything except RFD-TV.

    6. Edward Brown says:

      We pay $10 a month for RFD APP and are very disappointed. Looked forward to country music on Saturday nights. IT IS NOT ON THE APP. Don’t know if it is just not on app or is whole program schedule has changed.

  7. Keith Brownell says:

    Are you going to get an app?

  8. JGreen says:

    I pay for RFD TV on Dish Network now, and I have to pay again to stream it,.??

    1. jogrin says:

      If you are paying for the cable you dont need to stream it. This is about us who refuse to pay cable bills and watch tv by streaming it in from the world wide web.
      There is some free tv you can watch but all the good stuff charges for you to see their channels. I pay for netflix and prime and paramount plus and we have hulu currently also. Sometimes we get disney plus also. I still cant get rfdtv for free.

  9. Wendell Rea says:

    Will the RFD channel ever be offered on Hulu?

  10. Joan says:

    What happen to rfd getting on basic tv. I’ve had to cut a tier out of my spectrum and now I can’t get rfd. I will miss it dearly.

  11. Linda says:

    We love RFD tv however cable is getting so expensive now we can’t watch it sure miss it. FIO’s used to have it. Why not on Netflix

  12. Wendi says:

    So went through and signed up for country club rfd so we can start watching market day report… Am wanting to stream on my TV so downloaded the Firefox app on my phone and tv (firestick) I get it to pull up but RFD won’t let me login now… Thoughts??

  13. Steve says:

    I am moving going to you tube in our new home.. cutting the cord.. will get you tube tv and some other apps, thru firestick. hopefully RFDTV will be there. Enjoy watching some programs and we presently DVR them butwill not got back to 225+ dollars a month just to get RFDtv, sorry

    1. Barb says:

      I understand exactly how you feel. We are just in the first stages of moving to full streaming. We just had our tv company stream in shows they offer by using Roku. Locking how Roku works may be the streaming devise we use when we move to full stream. We have Apple TV and fire stick but right now as we look at Roku because it how we get our tv service I am impressed. I have looked up streaming RFDtv and you it as a stand alone is $10 a month. Our tv I now is over $200 and we have another service at our Town house 4 hours away and it is over i$200. We Have to something very soon. Please let me know how iTube works. Thanks

  14. Rob says:

    Ten dollars a month for ONE channel is outrageous. If cable charged that much my 150 channels would be 1500 dollars a month. Cutting cable but will not pay $10 a month for ONE channel. So long RFD TV!

    1. Anonymous says:

      We negotiated with direct and got the bundle with the cowboy channel +19 others for 1 yr for $12 a mo

  15. Allison Volk says:

    Can you stream RDFTV on Amazon firestick?

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  17. Anonymous says:

    I have ROKU and Sling blue. How can I get rfdtv? I am not a techy and live off my SS so I need cost effective idea please!

    1. Stephen Lovely says:

      You’ll just need to tack on the “Heartland Extra” bundle to your Sling Blue subscription. It’s an extra $5/month and includes 10 or so other channels (American Heroes, Outdoor Channel, etc.). You should be able to add it on Sling TV’s website if you’re logged in. Thanks for reading!

  18. Anonymous says:

    Like Stephen said, I added the Heartland Extra channel to Sling and am very happy with it.

    I had used DirecTV for a long time, then switched to Dish when I moved to another state and and DirecTV refused to treat me as a new customer. When my Dish contract was up, I moved back to Direct as I thought their offerings and customer service were way better. But then Direct was bought by AT&T and AT&T decided to start huge annual price increases.

    I decided to cut the cord. Keeping RFD was my top priority in this. Sling fit my needs the best.

    I also installed a TV antenna and was amazed by what that brought me. A picture that is actually better than I was getting from Direct. Way more channels than I knew existed over the air.. I am saving a ton and enjoying TV more than before!

  19. Santa says:

    Where can you see the answers too all these questions

  20. Nadine says:

    If i get Roku can i get fox news and discovery channels ?

    1. Jim Eagle says:

      Nadine, to get fox news and discovery channel suscribe to Sling TV. To add RFD TV beyond that is $6 extra a month. Both together is $41. If you receive your locals w/ an antenna that’s a pretty good deal.

  21. aleidabianchi says:

    I know only one good place where you can watch all nfl season games . just google for “ScreenVariety Tv”. Try. It’s worth to do it 🙂

  22. Jim Sutherland says:

    I guess that we are part of the recurring theme here. Enjoyed RFD very much but ditched Direct TV because of exorbitant costs and 10 bucks a month for 1channel? No thank you.

  23. Mary Harp says:

    Can I watch the nfr on rfd if I pay the yearly fee

  24. Bill Marshall says:

    Hoe can I watch rfd without cable.Is there something I can plug into the back of the tv.

  25. Sammy Swartz says:

    I cannot get internet tv without an internet subscription and that’s where the cost is.

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