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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:

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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.

Stream The History Channel for free with Philo

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Philo’s pricing is the best in the skinny bundle business, and that’s because their channel bundles are particularly “skinny.” Philo cuts out the priciest channels — sports and news networks, for the most part — and leaves just a greatest-hits collection of TV networks like The History Channel. The lean bundles Philo offers are super affordable, making it a great choice for the channel’s fans.

Stream The History Channel for free with Hulu

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As we explained in our Hulu + Live TV review, Hulu’s live streaming service is one of the best options on the market. This service is affordable, easy to use, and comes equipped with a History Channel livestream.

Stream The History Channel for free with Sling TV

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Skinny bundle elder statesman Sling TV works a bit differently from most of its competitors, because it doesn't divide its offerings up into tiers of increasing prices and channel numbers. Instead, Sling TV asks you to choose between base packages and then invites you to build out a customized deal using small “add-on” packages. It's a kind of à la carte model, and it works well for folks who have interest in a specific type of channel (sports channels, for instance) and don't want to pay for shows they don't watch. Build out a bundle that includes The History Channel, and you'll be all set! You can read our review of Sling TV to learn more.

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, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and even your computer's web browser.

Roku Fire TV Apple TV Android TV Chromecast iOS Android Web browser
Philo Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hulu + Live TV Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sling TV Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

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.

14 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.

  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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