WatchTV offers a very appealing proposition: live TV streaming online for just $15 per month. That’s a very low price for some great live TV – but what live TV networks are we talking about here, exactly? If you’re asking that question, you’ve come to the right place: below, we’ll go over the full WatchTV channel list. Following some quick insights, we’ll show a chart that lays out everything you need to know.
WatchTV’s reason for existing is its low price, but that low price has a big impact on its channel list. The reason that WatchTV can afford to charge so little for its live TV service is that it has been careful about which live channels it offers: the service deliberately omits two pricey types of channels – sports channels and local channels – from its lineup.
On the full channel list that you’ll find below, you’ll notice these omissions. You won’t find ESPN on this list, nor will you find FS1. You also, of course, won’t find their sister channels and spin-offs. Unlike some larger skinny bundles, WatchTV doens’t have regional sports networks available in select areas – they’re available in no areas, naturally, since they’re both local and sports-centric.
And since the major networks – ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC – are the channels that have local affiliates for local news and programming, you won’t see any of those big-time networks on this channel list.
You will, however, find a lot of great network television. You’ll find AMC, CNN, HGTV, and a whole lot more. There are still omissions, though: as of this writing, Comedy Central is missing (but “coming soon,” WatchTV promises).
That’s enough of an introduction – let’s get to the list! Here are the channels that you’ll find on WatchTV.
WatchTV Channel List
- Animal Planet
- BBC America
- BBC World News
- Cartoon Network
- Food Network
- Hallmark Channel
- Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
- Investigation Discovery
- Lifetime Movies
- Sundance TV
- WE tv
- BET (soon)
- Comedy Central (soon)
- MTV 2 (soon)
- Nick Toons (soon)
- Teen Nick (soon)
More to Know About WatchTV
So there you have it: the complete WatchTV channel list. But that’s not all there is to know about this service. Let’s chat a bit more about WatchTV and what it brings to the table!
We’ve seen that WatchTV offers some great channels. But what are you paying for this privilege? Well, since WatchTV was designed explicitly as a budget skinny bundle option, you’ll be pleased to hear that you won’t be paying much. WatchTV’s price is an incredible $15, which makes it significantly cheaper than the bulk of its skinny bundle competition.
A relatively new service, WatchTV has launched with limited platform support. But that’s not unusual for fledgling skinny bundles – and we usually see these services add more and more supported devices as time goes by. In the future, we should see WatchTV’s platform support start to look a little more like that of its big brother, DirecTV Now (both WatchTV and DirecTV Now are owned by AT&T, but DirecTV Now is a larger service with a more robust channel selection – and more robust platform support, too). For now, however, here is the complete list of devices that you can use WatchTV with:
- Fire TV
- Apple TV
- Android mobile devices
- iOS mobile devices
- Chrome web browser
Note that while Chromecast is not on this list, the Chrome browser has built-in Chromecast support. While not quite as good as native support, this should work as a way to get WatchTV on Chromecast.
Is WatchTV Right for You?
We’ve provided a lot of information about WatchTV in this post, but there is one thing that we haven’t done: we haven’t said if we recommend it! That’s because a full review of WatchTV is outside of the scope of this piece. But, as it happens, we have written a WatchTV review. You can click on that link (or on the big on below) to check out our complete analysis of WatchTV, including assessments of its features, content, streaming quality, platform support, pricing, and – most important of all – its overall quality and its worthiness compared to other major skinny bundle options.
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