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Cable and satellite are overpriced, but you love Syfy. No problem, though: 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 live stream.

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

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How to Watch Syfy Online Without Cable

If you're a regular reader of, you've probably seen us publish pieces like this before. 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!

The differences between cable and skinny bundles are important, though. The type of skinny bundles we're talking about are delivered “over the top” – that is, over the internet – and are slimmer than the big cable packages, including only the most popular and sought-after channels. Thanks to these two factors, skinny bundles tend to be significantly cheaper than cable, particularly when it comes to the slimmest packages (yes, some of these services allow you to choose how skinny your bundle is).

With that as an introduction, let's get to know the best skinny bundles that include Syfy in their lineups.

Stream Syfy for free with Hulu

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Hulu made its name as an SVOD service, but it later waded into the skinny bundle market with its appropriately named “Hulu + Live TV” product. 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 here or can make your own judgment by taking advantage of the service's week long free trial, which you can sign up for using the link in this section.

Stream Syfy for free with Fubo TV

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Longtime cord cutters will remember that fuboTV began life as a soccer-specific streaming service. Since its re-launch, 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. 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.


Syfy is among the channels offered by AT&T's live TV streaming service, AT&T TV Now. This is a great option for watching live TV online without cable. You can read our review of AT&T TV Now here.

YouTube TV

YouTube TV is Google's entry into the skinny bundle arms race. It's an excellent live TV streaming service that includes lots of live-streaming network television channels. Among them is a Syfy live stream. Click this link to read our YouTube TV review.

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

These skinny bundle services wouldn't do you much good if you weren't able to use them on your TV. It's nice enough to have a live TV stream on your computer, but when it comes to science fiction action on Syfy, you're going to want to have the widescreen and the surround sound and the rest of the bells and whistles, right? So the real question you face is which of these skinny bundles will work with the device you use to stream, whether that's a Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, or Chromecast.

The short answer is that you've got options. All of the services we listed above work on most of the major streaming platforms.

Roku users can choose to watch SyFy without cable on Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, or YouTube TV.

Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV each have apps for Fire TV devices, too.

Apple TV users get Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV.

Chromecast users can use Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV.

Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV each have apps for Android TV, too.

Want to watch on mobile? Thanks to iOS and Android apps from each of Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV, you can.

Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV each also have desktop and/or in-browser apps, so watching SyFy without cable on your desktop or laptop computer is a breeze.

Even video game systems are in on the fun. Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV have apps for Xbox One video game consoles. Hulu + Live TV works on PlayStation 4.

In short, you'll have no shortage of skinny bundle options no matter what platform you use to stream. So go forth and watch Syfy without cable!

8 thoughts on “How to Watch Syfy Without Cable

  1. Avatar 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. Avatar 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. Avatar Emma says:

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

    1. Avatar 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. Avatar Tristan says:

      CBS All Access for a cost

      1. Avatar 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. Avatar 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. Avatar 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.

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