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truTV is, above all else, true: reality TV shows, shows about real-life events, and even live sports air on the channel. So while we're all being honest with each other: do you use cable to watch truTV, or do you watch truTV without cable?
If you're still doing the former, it's time for a truTV truth bomb. Yes, it's true that truTV has always been network television (not broadcast television), and that this has long meant that cable and satellite services were your only option for watching truTV content. But something else is true, too: that you can now watch truTV without cable or satellite, because there is a new type of streaming service that makes it easy. Below, we'll teach you about the changing nature of pay TV and will introduce you to the services that will help you watch truTV without cable, plus all of the devices you can watch it on. Read on: this is how to watch truTV without cable.
Here are a few of our favorite ways to stream TruTV:
Pay TV services are changing. These days, you can sign up for something that's called a live TV streaming service. Is that exactly what it sounds like? Well, yes, but let's run through it anyway, because these services offer some distinct advantages over the old-school legacy pay TV services that they're competing against.
Live TV streaming services allow you to stream live TV on almost any device you can think of. The content you love follows you everywhere, and you can watch it on your phone as easily as you can watch it on your big screen. And it's all cheaper, too.
How is it cheaper? Well, partly because of the competition (there are no regional monopolies to worry about when you're delivering streaming content over the internet). But it's also because of the channel bundles these services offer, which can be slimmer and trimmer than their old-school cable counterparts. Sometimes called “skinny bundles,” these live TV streaming services offer nothing but the hits, stripping away little-watched networks and offering the channels that you actually want for less.
One of those channels you actually want is truTV (we assume – otherwise, why are you still reading?). So did any of these skinny bundles see fit to keep truTV? They sure did. Here are the live TV streaming services that will allow you to watch truTV without cable.
Stream truTV for free with Hulu
You may already know Hulu for its streaming video on demand (SVOD) service, which works just like the ones from competitors like Netflix. But Hulu is competing in the live TV streaming market, too, thanks to its Hulu + Live TV service. The single base bundle available through this service is filled with great channels, including — appropriately enough, for our purposes here — truTV. You can read our review of Hulu with Live TV to learn more, or you can check it out for yourself by signing up for the free trial (the button above).
Stream truTV for free with fuboTV
It's true: truTV is available on fuboTV, a skinny bundle service that offers a wide range of channels and specializes in sports, especially soccer. You can sign up for fuboTV's free trial offer via the button above. To read our fuboTV review, click here.
Stream truTV with Sling TV
Determining which channels are in and which are out when you create a new skinny bundle must be a tricky thing. After all, not all of us like the same channels! Sling TV came up with a pretty clever solution to this conundrum, though: they decided to let all of their subscribers create a custom skinny bundle.
Here's how it works: first, you sign up one (or both) of two base bundles. Then you'll add “Extras.” Extras are add-on bundles that offer small batches of like-minded channels on the cheap. Build a bundle with TruTV, and enjoy! You can read our review of Sling TV to learn more.
AT&T TV Now offers different bundles at different price points. There are tons of great channels in those bundles, including TruTV. You can read our review of AT&T TV Now to learn more, but you don't have to take our word for it: Try the service out for yourself by clicking on the link below and signing up for AT&T TV Now's risk-free seven-day free trial.
YouTube TV is Google's live TV streaming service, and it measures up well against the longer-tenured competition. YouTube TV costs $40 per month and boasts a lineup that includes TruTV. To learn more about YouTube TV, check out our review — or put the service through its paces yourself by signing up for a YouTube TV free trial.
Cable stinks, but you wouldn't want to replace it with some service that forces you to watch everything on your laptop or your phone, right? Well, good news: the services above are more than ready to help you watch truTV without cable on your big screen.
Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV each have apps that work on or with Roku devices.
Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV all work on Fire TV.
Apple TV fans can use 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 support Chromecast devices.
Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV work on Android TV.
Of course, there's nothing wrong with watching on a computer or mobile device when you want to. Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV all work on desktops and laptops (via in-browser apps). Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV work on Android and iOS mobile devices.
Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV work on Xbox One video game consoles. Hulu + Live TV also works on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.
PSA: Hulu doesn’t support 1080p on Windows devices. Learned that the hard way.
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