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As lovers of futuristic tech, SYFY fans are probably some of the first people in line to cut their cords. However, some SYFY fans make the mistake of assuming they have to stick with cable to keep watching their favorite shows – including originals like “Wynonna Earp” and “Resident Alien.” Actually, you don’t need cable to watch SYFY. Instead, plug in your favorite streaming device and tune into SYFY using one of these services.

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

  Price Channels Free Trial  
$54.99 – $134.99 140+ 5 days

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$5.99 – $85.96 68 – 88 7 or 30 days

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$64.99 – $79.99 220+ 7 days

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$35 – $50 30+ – 130+ 3 days

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How to Watch SYFY Online Without Cable

Cutting your cords doesn’t mean cutting your cable service. Yup, you heard that right. You can finally get rid of all those cords cluttering your living room and still enjoy your favorite TV shows and movies when you buy a skinny bundle –– a streaming service that lets you pay only for the live network channels you actually care about.

If you want to watch SYFY without cable, you can use one of these five streaming services: DIRECTV STREAM, Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, or YouTube TV. Check out all the details of these streaming services below:

Stream SYFY with DIRECTV STREAM

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DIRECTV STREAM has one of the most impressive channel lineups of any service, so it’s really no surprise that SYFY is among their popular offerings. DIRECTV STREAM is the modern alternative for households ready to ditch cable. Just get a smart device, or use one of theirs, and pick any screen in your home. Bam, you’re ready to enjoy all the perks of cable, like DVR, without the cable price. Check out our most recent review of DIRECTV STREAM to get answers to all your questions about this service.

Stream SYFY with Hulu

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Not many service providers have evolved as quickly and captivatingly as Hulu. Allow us to introduce you to Hulu + Live TV, the revamped version and one of the hottest commodities in today’s live streaming service landscape. 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

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Soccer fans and fuboTV go way back. The provider launched in 2017 exclusively as a soccer-specific streaming service, but it has since then amassed quite the collection of hot shows everyone loves. Science fiction fans, in particular, will be happy to know SYFY is available through fuboTV. You can read our review of fuboTV 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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If too many package options make your head spin, Sling TV might be your pic. This particular provider lets you choose from two base packages that you can customize with add-on channels –– think of it like going to Subway and adding spinach but no tomatoes to your order. All the alien-lovers out there will be glad to know Sling TV has access to SYFY. You can read our Sling TV review for more information.

YouTube TV

Google’s bid in the skinny bundle arms race is YouTube TV. It's an excellent live TV streaming service that includes some of the best television channels, including SYFY. For more on YouTube TV, check out our YouTube TV review.

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

Knowing you can access SYFY through the streaming services listed above is only half the battle –– now you have to make sure your streaming devices are compatible. In order to help you, we created the following table summarizing which equipment you can use to watch SYFY without cords:

Roku Fire TV Apple TV Android TV Chromecast iOS Android Web/
browser
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
YouTube TV Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Popular Shows to Stream on SYFY

There is more than meets the eye over at SYFY. Sure, the network is a science fiction channel, but that doesn’t mean every show is the same. Some of the varied content you can find there includes:

  • “Chucky”
  • “Battlestar Galactica”
  • “The Magicians”
  • “Wild Life”
  • “Face Off”

More to Watch for Fans of SYFY

Why fix something that isn‘t broken? If you already have a couple of shows you like, you probably don’t want to check out anything new. But in case you’re curious, here are some recommendations for when you have some free time to kill in between seasons.

The CW is SYFY’s younger, campier sister. Shows like “The Flash” feature a modern-day hero who uses his supernatural speed to save the world day after day. The CW also hosts shows about time travel and people who mysteriously disappear and reappear in their towns. If any of this sounds interesting, go to our guide to watching CW without cable to find out more about watching this network.

Also part of the family, TNT is a bit more mature and less fantastical. “Charmed” for example, is a show about a group of sisters who discover they are witches. You can also find “NCIS” and ride shotgun as special agents investigate only the wildest crimes. And don’t worry, watching TNT without cable is not a crime –– you won’t have Special Agent Gibbs knocking on your door. Check out our guide on how to watch TNT without cable for all the details.

9 thoughts on “How to Watch SYFY Without Cable in 2022

  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. paulshfink@Gmail.com 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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