You don’t need cable to watch HGTV. You can stream HGTV shows with any of the following streaming services: Philo, Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, Vidgo, DIRECTV Stream, and fuboTV. This article will help you pick the best service for streaming HGTV and explain how you can use these services to watch HGTV on your TV, just like cable TV.
Streaming Services with HGTV
All the streaming services below have HGTV in their channel lineup. All you need is an internet connection. There is no contract required with any of these services, and you can cancel at any time. Most even offer a free trial.
Philo Is The Cheapest Way to Watch HGTV
Philo is a streaming service that offers HGTV as part of its lineup of over 50 channels. At $25 per month, it’s the most affordable way to watch HGTV live. Philo keeps costs low by not offering any sports channels. They even offer a free trial for you to test out their service.
With online access to HGTV streaming, you will never miss great shows like Good Bones, House Hunters, Property Brothers: Forever Home, and more. Philo also offers HGTV content on-demand and includes a cloud DVR service. The shows available on-demand rotate, but you can use the Philo DVR to record your “must-watch” HGTV shows.
Along with HGTV, you will have access to other favorite channels like AMC, BBC America, BET, Cheddar, CMT, Comedy Central, Discovery, DIY, Food Network, FYI, GSN, Hallmark Channel, Lifetime, MTV, Nick, History, TLC, and much more. (Our guide to Philo shows the complete list of channels on Philo TV.
Philo supports Fire TV, Apple TV, and Roku. You can also watch on Mac and PC using a web browser, Apple iPhone and iPad (running iOS 9 or newer), Android phones and tablets (running 5.0 or later),
HGTV on Hulu
Hulu is another way to stream live HGTV and over 70 other popular channels, including your local broadcast networks (See the channels available in your area on Hulu.) Previously Hulu was known for its vast on-demand streaming library. Recently, they have added a Hulu Live TV service that offers Live HGTV Online Streaming. Hulu Live TV also includes the following features:
The basic package comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR storage. (Upgrades available)Watch on two screens at once. (Upgrades available)It comes with six customizable profilesIncludes entire Hulu streaming library
After the free trial, Hulu costs $64.99 per month. However, there are many HGTV shows available on-demand through Hulu’s streaming library, which starts at just $6.99 per month after a 30-day trial. Hulu is available on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, and most other streaming devices. See our review of Hulu for more details or try the service with their 1-week free trial.
HGTV on Vidgo
Vidgo is a newer streaming service that offers fairly competitive pricing over other live streaming services. Vidgo includes HGTV in its Core package, along with over 60 different channels. New customers can sign up for the Core Plan for $55 per month.
Vidgo doesn’t force you into a contract, so you can cancel any time. They offer special pricing for new subscribers, which you can cancel within the first three days at no charge.
Vidgo is supported on available on Android, iOS, Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, and Fire TV. You can also stream the service on up to 3 devices at the same time. We have the full details in our guide to Vidgo’s live streaming service.
HGTV on FuboTV
FuboTV is a streaming service that provides access to quite a few pay-TV channels. You can watch the channels live as they would air on cable TV, and you can record programs on their cloud DVR. They provide HGTV as well as over 80 other channels as part of their base package.
Here are some of fuboTV’s features:
HGTV and more are available in fuboTV’s channel lineupYou can watch on three screens at the same time 250 hours of cloud DVR storageThe FuboTV app is available on major platforms, including AppleTV, AndroidTV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV.
You can test out the service with this 1-week free trial or check out our review of FuboTV for more details.
HGTV on Sling TV
HGTV is one of the many channels on Sling TV. Live HGTV is a part of both their “Blue” and “Orange” package, starting at $35 per month. Furthermore, Sling TV’s cloud DVR provides a method of recording your favorite HGTV shows. You can even pause and rewind the HGTV live stream! Sling TV also provides HGTV on-demand.
Along with HGTV, you will receive other Discovery Network Channels like the Travel Channel and Food Network as part of the base package. Sling TV is available on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, and more, so it’s not a problem to enjoy HGTV on a TV, tablet, computer, or other smart devices.
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HGTV on DIRECTV Stream
DIRECTV Stream is another way you can watch HGTV. Channel packages with HGTV start at $69.99 per month. A subscription to DIRECTV Stream includes the following:
watch 20 streams simultaneously per subscription a cloud-based DVRchannels like HGTV and moresupported on AppleTV, Android TV, Roku, Amazon FireTV, and more
You can check out this streaming service through this online offer or read about it in our DIRECTV Stream review.
HGTV on YouTube TV
YouTube TV also offers HGTV live online, as well as limitless storage space for recording your shows. Plus, you can watch your library of recorded shows anywhere! The base package includes HGTV for $64.99 a month.
YouTube TV provides:
access to HGTV, ESPN, FS1, Local Network Channels, and over 70 other channelsunlimited cloud DVR storagestream on three devices at onceYoutube TV supports Android, iOS, Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, and more. The YouTube TV app isn’t available on Roku. However, users can use YouTube TV through the YouTube app on Roku devices. Includes Youtube TV on-demandoffers a 1-week free trial.
Check our review of YouTube TV for more details. They also offer a 1-week free trial.
Watch HGTV for Free
Most of the streaming services that carry HGTV offer a free trial. You can take advantage of those and watch free HGTV for almost a month or longer if you use different email addresses. Let’s look at the free trials available.
Philo – offers a 1-week free trialHulu + Live TV – offers a 1-week free trialFuboTV – offers a 1-week free trial.YouTube TV – offers a 1-week free trial
As long as you cancel before the free trial expires, you won’t be charged. You can cycle the free trials to get nearly a month of HGTV free. If you get creative with email addresses and payment methods, you could watch free HGTV even longer. Doing this would also let you test out the various live TV streaming services to see which one you like the best.
Watch HGTV on Roku
To watch the HGTV on Roku, follow these instructions.
Subscribe to a streaming service that carries HGTV ( Philo, Sling TV, Hulu + Live TV, FuboTV, Vidgo, DIRECTV Stream, YouTube TV, etc.)On your Roku Menu, navigate to “Search” and press “OK” on your remoteEnter the name of the streaming service you subscribe to in the search barSelect the streaming service and press “OK.”Select “Add Channel” press “OK” on your remote. If the channel is already installed, “Go To Channel” will be an option.The App is now installed on your Roku. Open the app, and log in with the credentials you used to subscribe to the service. HGTV will be a channel available through the app’s live TV guide.Watch HGTV on Fire TV
To watch HGTV on Fire TV, follow these instructions.
Subscribe to a streaming service that carries HGTV (Philo, Sling TV, Hulu + Live TV, FuboTV, Vidgo, DIRECTV Stream, YouTube TV, etc)On your Fire TV Home screen, click on the search icon in the upper-left corner of the screen.Enter the name of the streaming service you subscribe to in the search barSelect the streaming service and press “OK.”Select “Download,” and the channel will installThe App is now installed on your Fire TV. Open the app, and log in with the credentials you used to subscribe to the service. HGTV will be a channel available through the app’s live TV guide.Watch HGTV on Apple TV
To watch HGTV on Apple TV, follow these instructions.
Subscribe to a streaming service that carries HGTV (Philo, Sling TV, Hulu + Live TV, FuboTV, Vidgo, DIRECTV Stream, YouTube TV, etc)Scroll right to the search icon in the upper-left corner of the screenEnter the name of the streaming service you subscribe to in the search barSelect the streaming service click the cloud icon, and the channel will installThe App is now installed on your Apple TV. Open the app, and log in with the credentials you used to subscribe to the service. HGTV will be a channel available through the app’s live TV guide.Is There an HGTV Subscription
You can’t subscribe directly to HGTV. However, a subscription to one of the streaming services below allows you to log into the HGTV app on devices like Roku, Amazon Fire TV, iOS, Android, and more.
Using the HGTV App on Roku and other Devices
You can download the HGTV app to your streaming device. When prompted for a TV provider, use your username and password from one of the participating streaming services. Below are the steps I used to unlock the HGTV app on Roku. Other streaming devices and TV everywhere apps have a very similar process.
Go the channel store or app store on your device. On Roku, it’s called the “Channel Store.”Search for the HGTV app, add it to your device, and then open it. Your Roku device will then show you an activation code and a URL.Using a computer or mobile web browser, go to https://watch.hgtv.com/activateYou will then be asked for a TV provider and a username/password. I’m entering the username and password I use for Philo. Once you sign in, your TV screen will refresh. You should now have access to all the video content the HGTV app provides.
You can also watch at HGTV.com using the same login credentials. The streaming service credentials will work for a number of apps in the services channel lineup, not just HGTV.
Shows on HGTV
Below are articles explaining how to watch popular shows airing on HGTV.
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