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You don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure out that cable is overpriced. But that doesn't mean that you don't still crave live network television channels. Take Science Channel, for instance: its programs about nature, technology, and other areas of the wide world of science are fantastic. It's just that we don't want to pay through the nose for cable – which is why we're here today to show you how to watch Science Channel without cable.
Here are a few of our favorite ways to stream Science:
Let's get the bad news out of the way first: We're not going to show you how to watch Science Channel free (at least not beyond the length of a free trial), because there's no way to do that. You need a pay- TV service to watch Science Channel, and – for now, at least – there's just no legal way around that fact.
But here's the good news: We can show you how to watch Science Channel without cable. We're going to introduce you to some services that make Science Channel livestreams available for a whole lot less cash than the cable and satellite companies charge. They're called “skinny bundles.”
So what is a skinny bundle? The short version is that skinny bundles are like cable, only they stream live network television to you over the internet instead of delivering it with the same old cable infrastructure that the cable companies use. Here are the services we trust that can hook you up with a Science Channel livestream.
Stream Science Channel with DIRECTV Stream
DIRECTV Stream is a live TV streaming service with multiple bundles. Many of its bundles are sizeable, too, so it's a good choice for cord-cutters who miss the many options they used to get from cable or satellite. Some of DIRECTV Stream's bundles include Science Channel, so pick your favorite and get started streaming.
Stream Science Channel for free with Philo
If your main goal is saving money, then you're going to be very pleased with Philo. Philo's mission is to make skinny bundles as affordable as possible. To that end, Philo skips out on some skinny bundle staples like live sports and local TV channels, opting instead to save the cash and offer lower subscription prices. It doesn't skimp out on Science Channel, though! Check out Philo by signing up for the service's free trial.
Stream Science Channel for free with Hulu + Live TV
Hulu’s live TV streaming service is another way to get the Science Channel. All of Hulu’s packages include the Hulu on-demand streaming service, which you can get with or without ads. While you’ll still have ads with your live TV, you’ll also have Science Channel.
Stream Science Channel for free with fuboTV
fuboTV's lineup of live network television channels is pretty impressive, and Science Channel fans will be pleased to see their favorite network in the mix. fuboTV's free trial is a great way to watch Science Channel for free (for a while, anyway).
Stream Science Channel with Sling TV
Sling TV is innovative even by the standards of live TV streaming services. While most other skinny bundles rely on a tiered pricing structure, Sling TV allows its subscribers to customize their live TV bundles by adding small bundles called “Extras” to larger base bundles. This makes it easy to build affordable bundles that include hard-to-find channels like Science Channel.
Discovery Plus is a new streaming service, and as you may have guessed from the name, it’s got more than just the Discovery Channel on offer. It also includes plenty of content from the Science Channel. That makes Discovery Plus the newest, shiniest way to get your Science Channel fix via a streaming service. If you’re not sure how to feel about the service yet, that’s OK. You can get a seven-day free trial of Discovery Plus to help you figure out if you’re willing to pay full price for it every month.
You can take your science programming with you if you want. There’s no need to limit your Science Channel viewing to times when you’re at home and in front of the TV. If you want to watch Science Channel on your phone, laptop, or other device, just take a glance at the chart below. It will tell you exactly what devices you can use to watch Science Channel without cable.
While it’s not on the chart, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the ways to watch Discovery Plus: it’s available on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Chromecast, iOS, Android, and your web browser.
Hey, did you know Science Channel was originally supposed to be called Quark? But the powers-that-be decided that wouldn’t work, so they changed it to Discovery Science Network. All this happened way back in the ‘90s, and after a few more name changes, now it’s just known as the Science Channel.
But don’t confuse it with Syfy (another network with a history of rebranding). The focus of the two channels is quite different. That said, if you like the Science Channel, you may very well like some of the programming on Syfy as well. Sound intriguing? If so, check out our guide to watching Syfy without cable, and happy streaming!
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