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Let's take a trip far, far away from cable and learn how to watch Travel Channel without cable! Like so many other great TV channels, Travel Channel is something that we call “network TV.” That, unfortunately, means that we're not able to watch Travel Channel over the air like we are with some other channels. With antennas doing us no good here, are we stuck with cable and satellite? Of course not! There are still a lot of great ways to watch Travel Channel without cable or satellite, so let's explore all of our options.

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How to Watch Travel Channel Online Without Cable

Before we journey on to the heart of our article and begin listing the services that you can use to watch Travel Channel without cable, let's talk a bit about the types of services that we're about to see.

The services that we'll list here all have a few things in common. That's because they're all a type of service that we call a “skinny bundle.” Which leads us to an important question: what the heck is a skinny bundle?

A skinny bundle is a type of pay TV multichannel service. “Pay TV” means there are subscription fees, of course, and “multichannel” refers to a type of service that offers multiple TV networks at once (cable and satellite, for instance, are also multichannel services). So, at first glance, these “skinny bundles” have a lot in common with cable. But there's much more to them that we should discuss.

The big reason that skinny bundles are so different from cable and satellite services is that they are delivered over the internet – “over the top,” in industry lingo. This has a ton of consequences for how the services actually feel, work, and treat their customers. For instance, internet delivery means that those big regional cable monopolies — which are caused by infrastructure monopolies – aren't a factor with skinny bundles. That means a more competitive market, which in turn means lower prices and no long-term contracts. Then there's the fact that skinny bundles tend to offer slimmed channel packages than their “legacy pay TV” counterparts, cable and satellite: this helps keep prices down, too, and makes it easier to get a channel bundle that will deliver the networks you actually want without asking you to pay for stuff you never watch. This is also, of course, why we call skinny bundles “skinny bundles” in the first place — though some modern skinny bundles offer multiple bundles and can hook you up with some very large bundles if you so desire!

That's enough of an introduction, so let's get back to the core question here: how to watch Travel Channel without cable. Not every skinny bundle service offers Travel Channel, but a lot of them do. Let's take a look at the most trustworthy skinny bundles that offer you ways to watch Travel Channel without cable.

Stream the Travel Channel for free with Philo

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Skinny bundles are often cheaper than cable, but Philo takes cost-effectiveness to the next level. By skipping skinny bundle standards like local channels, live sports, and some network news stations, Philo is able to keep overhead low and pass on the savings to the customers. That's why Philo costs less than the competition. Good news for fans of Travel Channel: Travel Channel is available through either of Philo's two skinny bundle options. As affordable as it is, Philo is still willing to hook you up with a free trial offer. To snag that deal, just click the link above and sign up. If you want our opinion, read our Philo review.

Stream the Travel Channel for free with Hulu

Free Trial

You may already know Hulu through their excellent on-demand streaming service, which competes with services like Netflix. But Hulu is also active in the skinny bundle market, and their Hulu + Live TV service certainly holds its own. This article is called “How to Watch Travel Channel Without Cable,” so you've probably guessed that one of the channels that Hulu + Live TV includes in its lineup is Travel Channel. Read our review of Hulu to learn more, or just check out Hulu + Live TV for free by clicking the link above and signing up for the service's free trial.

Stream the Travel Channel for free with fuboTV

Free Trial

fuboTV will please Travel Channel fans, because it offers a Travel Channel live stream. You can try out fuboTV for free by clicking the link above and signing up for the service's free trial offer. For our take, read our fuboTV review.

Stream the Travel Channel with Sling TV

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Sling TV is somewhat unique among skinny bundles, because it doesn't divide its various bundle options into tiers. Instead, Sling TV works by letting you customize your skinny bundle. Subscribers start with one (or both) of Sling TV's base packages, and can then add “Extras,” which are mini-bundles of like-minded channels grouped together and offered on the cheap. That makes it easy to build out a customized bundle that lets you watch what you want to watch without having to pay for channels you don't need. You can learn more about Sling TV in our review.

AT&T TV Now

AT&T TV Now is the live TV streaming service from (who else?) AT&T. You might know it by its former name, DirecTV Now. You can call it whatever you want, though, and it will still be a great way to watch Travel Channel online. Just choose a bundle that includes Travel Channel (careful — not all of them do!) and start streaming.

YouTube TV

Google's skinny bundle service makes a great way to watch Travel Channel live online without cable. This live TV streaming service offers a free trial to new subscribers.

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

ow you know how to watch Travel Channel without cable. But when Travel Channel transports you to gorgeous locations and exotic places, you'll want to be watching on your big screen – which means that you probably want to know if you can watch Travel Channel on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, and other platforms that let you put streaming media up on your big screen. Good news: you can!

Philo, Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV all offer apps for Roku devices.

Philo, Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV all work great on Fire TV devices, too.

Apple TV devices are supported by Philo, Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV.

Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV play nice with Chromecast.

Philo, Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV work with Android TV devices.

Then there are the smaller screens! Philo, Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV have apps for iOS mobile devices, so you can watch Travel Channel without cable while you're on the go. Philo, Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV have apps for Android, too.

And Mac and Windows computers are covered, too, thanks to desktop or in-browser apps from Philo, Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV.

Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV work on Xbox One consoles. Hulu + Live TV works on PlayStation 4.

One thought on “How to Watch Travel Channel Without Cable

  1. Avatar Marty says:

    I know that Hulu has a $5.99 package but it seems like you can’t be sure what you get unless you take the free trial. I’m not trying to cut cable for now but in our area, when we went with Comcast for our internet and phone, we lost the travel channel and investigation ID. And we watched those channels a lot. So I’m just trying to access at least one of those.

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