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For SyFy fans, cord cutting might seem like a dilemma. Cable and satellite are overpriced, but you love SyFy. And who wouldn’t? It’s home to everything a science fiction fan could want, including original shows like “Wynonna Earp” and “Resident Alien.” So what can you do? Actually, there’s no problem: you simply cancel your legacy pay-TV service, plug a streaming device of your choice into your high-definition television, and tune into a completely legal SyFy livestream.

Here are a few of our favorite ways to stream Syfy:

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

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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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How to Watch Syfy Online Without Cable

These introductory cord-cutting guides may seem remedial to longtime cord cutters, but they're a great way to introduce newcomers to one of the best types of services marketing to cord cutters today: skinny bundles.

What are skinny bundles? Well, they're streaming services, but they're not much like the famous streaming video on demand (SVOD) services, like Netflix. SVOD, as the name suggests, has a library of content available for you to play on demand. Skinny bundles, on the other hand, offer live network channels – just like cable does!

Let’s get to know the best skinny bundles that let you watch SyFy without cable.

Stream Syfy with DIRECTV Stream

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Syfy is among the channels offered by AT&T's live TV streaming service, DIRECTV Stream. The service previously went by other names, including AT&T TV and DIRECTV NOW. Whatever you call it, it's a solid option for watching Syfy without cable. You can read our review of DIRECTV Stream to get the full scoop.

Stream Syfy with Hulu

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We’re long past the days when saying, “I’m going to watch Hulu” meant you were only watching the on-demand streaming service. Hulu + Live TV is now an essential part of the live streaming service landscape now, and that’s a good thing. Hulu + Live TV offers a lot of great channels, and among them is the SyFy network. You can read our review of Hulu + Live TV for our take on the service, or you can make your own judgment by taking advantage of the service's weeklong free trial.

Stream Syfy with Fubo TV

Free Trial

Longtime cord cutters will remember that fuboTV began life as a soccer-specific streaming service. Since its 2017 relaunch, though, this skinny bundle has tried to provide a bit of content for everyone — including science fiction fans. SyFy is available through fuboTV. You can read our review of fuboTV here or try it for yourself by signing up for the free trial via the link in this section.

Stream Syfy with Sling TV

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Unlike the other skinny bundles, Sling TV doesn't use a tiered system to divide up its offerings. Instead, you'll choose from one of two base packages (you can also sign up for both, if you want) and then customize your skinny bundle using optional add-on packages, which feature small sets of channels grouped by genre. The two base packages are known as Sling Orange and Sling Blue, for the record. We’re not sure why they went with those colors instead of, say, Sling Periwinkle and Sling Magenta, but we don’t make the rules here. Anyway, just build a bundle with SyFy in it, and you'll be good to go! If Sling TV sounds like a good potential option to you, check out our Sling TV review.

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

All of the services we listed above work on most of the major streaming platforms. So you can watch SyFy without cable at home, on the go, or while you’re getting abducted by aliens. OK, the last one might not be true; I have no idea how good the Wi-Fi is on spaceships these days. But the platform support is strong for SyFy. We know you want specifics, and you can find them simply by glancing down at the chart right underneath this paragraph.

Roku Fire TV Apple TV Android TV Chromecast iOS Android Web/
DIRECTV Stream Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hulu + Live TV Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
fuboTV Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sling TV Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

More to Watch for Fans of SyFy

SyFy is a unique channel, even if the spelling is a bit awkward. I mean, it looks almost like “siffy” to me, but I know that’s not right. But let’s move past pronunciation issues and make a couple of recommendations. What are we recommending? Well, we’re going to talk about a couple of channels that we think also have a lot to offer fans of SyFy.

The first recommendation is the Science Channel. True to its name, the science here is a bit more grounded than what you’ll find on SyFy. “Wynonna Earp,” for example, follows the eponymous fictional descendent of Wyatt Earp as she goes around fighting demons. The Science Channel has shows about space exploration and mummies. If the mummies were the ones exploring space, that show would be on SyFy. Make sense? If so, go to our guide to watching Science Channel without cable to find out more about watching this network.

Our second recommendation is the Discovery Channel. Every year, it heavily promotes “Shark Week,” but there’s a lot more to Discovery Channel than apex predators of the sea. There are shows like “Naked and Afraid” that are exactly what they sound like. You can also watch shows about Antarctica, Alaska, and other very cold places where you would not want to be naked and afraid. “Afraid With a Full Length Coat” might be bearable, but that’s apparently not dramatic enough to be an actual show. So how do you watch all this good Discovery Channel content? Well, you just need to go to our How to Watch Discovery Channel Without Cable page and we’ll give you all the details.

9 thoughts on “How to Watch Syfy Without Cable

  1. Gary Gibbons says:

    Do I understand this correctly that if I want specific (a la carte) stations or channels such as SYFY, Hallmark, TCM, etc, I HAVE to go thru a ‘carrier’ like Hulu, YouTube live tv, sling tv, etc? I can’t just purchase the monthly prescriptions from each station individually? I have Hulu now but really only want my local stations and a few others like HGTV, SYFY, TCM, NASA, HALLMARK. Thank you in advance for your help. — Gary

    1. Stephen Lovely says:

      Hi Gary, thanks for reading! Yes, right now very few channels have their own individual streaming services. You’ll have to deal with some kind of pay TV service for the vast, vast majority of network TV channels.

  2. Emma says:

    I activated SYFY and watched hours of showsbut can’t see StarTrek Pichard? Another app?

    1. Mint Condition Mocha says:

      Star Trek: Picard is only available from CBS All-access in US/Canada and Amazon Prime for the rest of the world. If you want to see the new Star Trek shows, you may need to pay for the corresponding streaming service.

    2. Tristan says:

      CBS All Access for a cost

      1. says:

        You can get cheaper thru Amazon Prime. ($6.95 or $5.95 I believe ) Also anyone holding a EBT food card can get full Amazon Prime benefits for $5.95 a month!

  3. Minda says:

    I have internet through Spectrum and use an Xbox one to stream Netflix and Amazon Prime. Saw the SYFY app and was wondering if it’s free with Spectrum since Spectrum is mentioned on it.

  4. Klaartje says:

    Will these streaming services allow access to SyFy in Australia? We use to have access via a Netflix bundle but that stopped a couple of years ago. Now the only way to access it is through Foxtel cable subscription and installation, which I don’t want, too expensive.

    1. Sheryl says:

      Hi, did you ever manage to find a way to watch SyFy in Aus without Foxtel? It IS stupidly expensive, and I loath how 9Now butchers the few shows they sink their hooks into (Episode one of Resident Alien was almost physically painful with all the ridiculous places they stuck ads- like in the middle of someone talking- and ads every two to four minutes as well, it was ridiculous!).

      I’d love hulu in Australia, so I could permanently give the finger to Murdoch.

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