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Cable is history! Thanks to the rise of streaming services, you no longer need to pay a cable or satellite pay-TV giant in order to watch your favorite shows and channels. You’ll find shows from The History Channel on on-demand services like Hulu, and you can even get a History Channel livestream if you know where to look. If you don’t know where to look yet, don’t worry — we’re about to tell you.

A few of our favorite ways to stream The History Channel:
  Price Channels Free Trial  
$7.99 - $82.99 85+ 30 days Watch Now
$69.99 - $159.99 140+ 5 days Watch Now
$40 - $60 30+ - 130+ 3 days Watch Now
$25 60+ 7 days Watch Now

How to Watch The History Channel Online Without Cable

The History Channel is a network television channel, meaning that it’s only available through a pay-TV package. Traditionally, that has meant cable (or, later on, satellite) TV. But times change, and cord-cutters now have access to it.

The key to watching The History Channel without cable is subscribing to a live TV streaming service. Sometimes called “skinny bundles,” these streaming services combine the best of cable with the convenience of Netflix. They stream over the air, keep prices lower than their cable counterparts, and never lock you into long-term contracts. But they still offer live TV networks like The History Channel.

Which live TV streaming services offer a History Channel livestream? Let’s take a look:

Can I Watch The History Channel on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, or Chromecast?

Clearly, there are plenty of ways to watch livestreams of The History Channel online. But do any of these work on major streaming devices like the ones from Roku, Amazon, Apple, and Google? You bet they do: the major skinny bundles tend to boast broad platform support, including apps for Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, Android, iOS, and even your computer's web browser.

Popular Shows to Watch on the History Channel

Even if you're not a history buff, the History Channel is almost guaranteed to have a show for you. Their wide range of programming features plenty of entertaining content, including the following popular shows:

  • “Ancient Aliens”
  • “Mountain Men”
  • “The Curse of Oak Island”
  • “History's Greatest Mysteries”
  • “Haunted History”

Free Yourself From Cable, History Channel Fans

So there you have it! No matter which of the live TV streaming services above caught your eye, you'll have plenty of options for watching The History Channel without cable. It's well worth taking another look through the list and clicking on a link or two to check out the free trial offers — they're risk-free, and they'll let you experience the skinny bundle appeal without spending a dime. Skinny bundles are a big part of what we cover, so check back often for more on them and on the many other great tools, techniques, and services that cord-cutters use to replace cable content at a fraction of the cost.

15 thoughts on “How to Watch The History Channel Without Cable

  1. David Durgee says:

    You missed Philo.

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  2. Linda Arnold says:

    Or, if you would like to watch for free, just search on YouTube for The History Channel full episodes.

    1. mark says:

      yah, if you want chopped up horrible sound and picture quality! YOU TUBE, has copyright issues with its creators, so you WILL NOT get totally full, good shows to watch!, from the history channel on You tube!

  3. Nick Tesla says:

    I would rather go to a skimpy bundler that i never heard of as opposed to your “usual suspects”.
    Do a blog on that and you might get real popular real fast.

    1. Stephen Lovely says:

      We hear you! The skinniest one around is Philo, but we’re always on the lookout for something slimmer. If someone makes a slimmer and cheaper legal streaming option, you’ll hear about it here.

      1. Anonymous says:

        Frndly tv. $7.99 a month, billed annually.

  4. Jan says:

    You need to remove Fubo

  5. Mimi Groves says:

    I am very upset that the history channel is not on fubo anymore

    1. Anonymous says:

      For sure. I love the History Channel, too. My wife also lost her Lifetime/LMN on Fubo. So we switched to Hulu+Live TV. The sports are not as robust as with Fubo but we’re not willing to sacrifice these love channels.

  6. Richard Myrvold says:

    fuboTV alerted customers that as of June 30th, 2021, they will no longer carry six A+E Networks channels including, A&E, History Channel, Lifetime, FYI Channel, Lifetime Movie Network, and Vice TV.

  7. TSB says:

    What are the chances that YouTubeTV will provide the History Channel?

    1. mark says:

      like the rest of streaming services, at a high price! what good is “cutting the cord” if streaming services charge the same prices? the whole point was to find a cheaper alternative – to cable,, I my self are not seeing that anywhere on the NET!!!

    2. THOM says:

      They have History but not the premier shows.

  8. L moore says:

    Philo doesn’t work w Samsung TV and sling is horrible. Fast forwarding through commercials is so awkward w sling and the last of the show gets cut off.

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