Cord-cutters can watch BET without cable using one of the following four options: Philo, Sling TV, DirecTV Now, and the BET website and app. In this article, we’ll help you decide which streaming option is best for BET. Let’s get started.

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Watch BET on Philo

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Source: Philo

One of the newest competitors on the block, Philo is also an extremely attractive option for BET fans.

Philo Pricing and Packages

Philo only costs $16-per-month for the cheapest option, which comes with BET. There are several other benefits to this service if you choose it as your go-to streaming service.

45 Channels
7-day free trial
$16.00/ month

45 channels

3 simultaneous streams

30-Day DVR

Roku Support

58 Channels
7-day free trial
$20.00/ month

58 channels

3 simultaneous streams

30-Day DVR


The reason Philo is so cheap is that it does not offer any sports channels. This might be a big turn-off for some viewers, but there are notable benefits to that – mostly, the low price. If you’re not a sports fan, that makes Philo a perfect lifestyle and entertainment channel option.

For more information on Philo plans, check here.

Philo Channels

Alongside BET, Philo offers some popular entertainment networks. You’ll get BET Her,  Discovery Channel, History Channel, AMC, CMT, A&E, Science Channel, and more. As stated earlier, which channels you get depends on the package you choose. Note that Philo does not carry sports, local broadcast networks like ABC, CBS, or NBC, and has very limited news options.

For more information on Philo channels, check here.

Philo Supported Devices

Philo has a growing number of supported devices, but there are notable limitations. For example, you can’t stream directly from an Android app, but you can use the dedicated Chrome browser. iOS and Apple devices are supported with individual apps, however. Other devices include:

  • TV streaming media players: Apple TV (4th gen and up), Amazon Fire TV (all models), Chromecast and Roku (all current models)
  • Smart TVs: Android TV (5.0 and up)
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android (7.0 and up, Chrome browser), iOS (10.3 and up)
  • Game consoles: None
  • Desktop browsers: Most Mac and PC browsers

Check here for more information on Philo’s supported devices.

Philo Simultaneous Streams

Philo offers a rather impressive 3 simultaneous streams per account. This is far more than the industry average of just 2 streams, and more than most competitors without having to pay more for the privilege.

To learn more about Philo’s simultaneous streams, click here.

Philo DVR

Philo offers a rather generous DVR even with its low entry price. You can record an unlimited amount for 30 days. You’ll also get other DVR benefits and on-demand features.

Check here to learn more about Philo’s DVR.

Philo On-Demand Library

Philo’s on-demand library is extensive. You’ll have access to most content from Philo’s channels even without having to hit record on your DVR. Different channels offer various amounts of content on demand, and for varying amounts of time. Furthermore, you can use your Philo login to get access to different streaming apps for different services, opening up a wider library of on-demand content than that’s available directly through Philo.

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Watch BET on Sling TV

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Source: Sling TV

Sling TV is among the cheapest options available, with the largest amount of add-on services. Owned by Dish Network, the service has effectively “defined” what a la carte TV currently looks like.

Sling TV Pricing and Packages

Sling TV has 3 key streaming packages available to subscribers. Two options come in at $25 per month, while you can combine those two packages into one single package.

Sling Orange
Free Roku Deal
$25.00/ month

34 channels


Free Roku Express

1 simultaneous stream.

Sling Blue
Free Roku Deal$25.00/ month

49 channels


Free Roku Express

3 simultaneous streams

Sling Orange + Blue
Free Roku Deal
$40.00/ month

56 channels


Free Roku Express

4* simultaneous streams

* You get 1 stream for Sling Orange channels and up to 3 simultaneous streams for Sling Blue channels.

To get BET, you’ll either need Sling Orange + Lifestyle add-on, or Sling Blue.

To learn more about Sling TV pricing, check here.

Sling TV Channels

Sling TV has a wide range of channels on offer. Not only will you get BET, but you’ll also have access to ESPN, A&E, NBC, Fox Sports, and more, depending on which packages you choose.

To learn more about Sling TV channels, check here.

Sling TV Supported Devices

Sling TV has a wide range of supported devices. More, in fact, than most options on the market today, thanks in no small part to how long this service has been on the market.

  • TV streaming media players: Apple TV (4th gen and up), Amazon Fire TV (all versions), Chromecast, Roku (LT and up), AirTV,
  • Smart TVs: LG TV (Web OS 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0, as well as select 2016-2018 models), Samsung TV (2016 through 2018 models), Android TV (4.4 and up), Roku TV, Mi TV,
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android (4.4 and up),  iOS (11 and up), Amazon Fire (tablets)
  • Game consoles: Xbox One
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome on Mac and Windows recommended

Check here for more info on Sling TV’s supported devices.

Sling TV Simultaneous Streams

Sling TV’s simultaneous streaming policy is a bit complex. You’ll get just 3 streams with Fox-channel-focused Sling Blue, but you’ll get just one with ESPN-focused Sling Orange.

To learn more about Sling TV’s simultaneous streams, click here.

Sling TV DVR

Sling TV provides a cloud DVR option as a paid add-on service. It’s only $5/month, but most other services offer some free cloud storage. That said, The cloud DVR does offer a healthy 50 hours of storage. Once you reach capacity, older saved recordings will be deleted.

To learn more about Sling TV’s DVR, check here.

On-Demand Library

Sling TV’s on-demand library is large, but not the largest on the market. There are thousands of videos and movies available, but your best benefit with Sling TV will be the option to use your login information on various channels’ websites and individual apps. That will let you access on-demand content from dozens of channels, with content currently unavailable in Sling TV’s on-demand library.

Watch BET on DirecTV Now

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Source: DirecTV Now

For BET fans, DirecTV Now is a very good option, especially if you want more channels and the more traditional, large channel lineup of a cable TV service without the added cost and unnecessary equipment.

DirecTV Now Pricing and Packages

DirecTV Now provides BET in all of its streaming service packages. The lowest-cost option, PLUS, costs $50 per month for 40+ channels. You can watch BET both live and with on-demand video through the MAX package, or you can opt for the $70 per month MAX package which carries 50+ channels.

There are additional, high-cost packages available through DirecTV Now as well. However, these options are priced similarly to cable TV.

Check here to learn more about DirecTV Now pricing and packages.

DirecTV Now Channels

DirecTV Now recently upended its streaming package, reducing the number of channels and raising the price. BET survived the cut, but the service now features HBO as the primary channel in its two lowest-cost packages, MAX and PLUS.

To learn more about DirecTV Now channels, check here.

DirecTV Now Supported Devices

DirecTV Now has wide device support. While featured devices include Amazon Fire TV, Roku, and Apple TV, there are many you can choose from.

  • TV streaming media players: Apple TV (4th gen and up, 5th gen and up for 4K), Amazon Fire TV (2nd gen and up, 1st gen for Cube), Chromecast (2nd gen and up), Roku (most models)
  • Smart TVs: Samsung TV (2017 and 2018 models), Android TV (4.4 and up), Roku TV (7000X), Mi TV, Amazon Fire TV edition smart TV (2nd gen and up), Chromecast Built-in TV
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android (5.0 and up),  iOS (10 and up), Amazon Fire (tablets)
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome and Safari recommended

Check here to learn more about DirecTV Now’s supported devices.

DirecTV Now Simultaneous Streams

DirecTV Now runs average with the industry for simultaneous streams. You’ll be able to get 2 streams per account, with the option to add a third for an additional fee.

To learn more about DirecTV Now’s simultaneous streams, click here.

DirecTV Now DVR

DirecTV Now offers a somewhat small and very limited DVR. You’ll get a 20-hour DVR that has a 30-day limit on your video recordings. That’s undoubtedly the most limited in the market, with the exception of AT&T WatchTV which offers no DVR at all. (Note: DirecTV Now is also owned by AT&T).

To learn more about DirecTV Now’s DVR, click here.

DirecTV Now On-Demand Library

DirecTV Now has a very extensive on-demand library. Most channels have content that you can watch even without hitting the record button on the DVR. There are also movies available on-demand and offered completely for free as part of your subscription plan.

Watch BET on AT&T WatchTV


A direct Philo competitor, AT&T WatchTV came after Philo and followed exactly in its footsteps by offering a super-low-cost, no-sports package for under $20-per-month.

AT&T WatchTV Pricing and Packages

AT&T WatchTV offers a single streaming package. For $15 per month, you’ll get 30+ channels, which includes BET and other top networks. As with Philo, AT&T WatchTV is super cheap because you won’t get sports networks or local broadcasters, making it much easier to reduce the price. AT&T WatchTV can also come free if you’re signed up to an AT&T Unlimited Data plan.

For more information on AT&T WatchTV plans, check here.

AT&T WatchTV Channels

AT&T WatchTV offers more than just BET. Its 30+ channel lineup includes must-have networks like Animal Planet, BBC America, Discovery Channel, Comedy Central, and more. You’ll also get CNN, filling the news gap. Additionally, AT&T WatchTV allows you to select a few add-on premium networks, including HBO.

For more information on AT&T WatchTV channels, check here.

AT&T WatchTV Supported Devices

AT&T WatchTV offers more options than its closest competitor Philo when it comes to supported devices:

  • TV streaming media players: Apple TV (4th gen and up), Amazon Fire TV (2nd gen and up) and Chromecast
  • Smart TVs: None
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android (5.0 and up),  iOS (11 and up), Amazon Fire (tablets)
  • Game consoles: None
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome (version 59 and up) or Safari (version 10 and up)

Check here for more information on AT&T WatchTV’s supported devices.

AT&T WatchTV Simultaneous Streams

AT&T WatchTV is a bit restrictive with its streaming policy. You’ll get just one stream per account, with no options to expand that to more.

To learn more about AT&T WatchTV’s simultaneous streams, click here.


Unfortunately, AT&T WatchTV offers no DVR. That’s not the end of the world with AT&T on-demand options, however.

Check here to learn more about Philo’s DVR.

AT&T WatchTV On-Demand Library

AT&T WatchTV does have an extensive on-demand library for subscribers. According to the company, you’ll get over 15,000 on-demand videos and movies immediately upon signing up. You can also use your AT&T WatchTV login information with several websites that will expand your on-demand viewing options.

How to Watch BET on Amazon Fire TV

You can watch BET on Amazon Fire TV with one of these streaming services: Philo, Sling TV, and DirecTV Now. Simply head to the app store for the device, and download the appropriate app for the service you plan to use.

How to Watch BET on Roku

You can watch BET on Roku with one of these streaming services: Philo, Sling TV, and DirecTV Now. You’ll just need to go to your “Channels” section and add the specific service you want.

How to Watch BET on Apple TV

You can watch BET on Apple TV with one of these streaming services: Philo, Sling TV, and DirecTV Now. You can download any of these apps in the Apple TV app store.

BET Website and BET Now App – Live Streaming and On-Demand Content

bet without cable
Source: BET

Looking for BET on-the-go? You can use the BET website and BET Now app to find free on-demand content and full episodes or to watch live streams of BET without cable. For some full episodes, you don’t even need a TV subscription of any kind.

However, if you want to watch BET live, you’ll need login credentials from a pay-TV provider, or an internet TV skinny bundle service like Philo or Sling.

The benefit of doing so is that you can bypass the simultaneous streaming restrictions with each service. For example, DirecTV Now and Sling TV Orange, which have 2 device and 1 device streaming limits, respectively, do not count BET live streaming via the app or website against your simultaneous streams.

This means you can watch BET whenever you want, without worrying about running into any issues with streaming on too many devices at once.