You can watch the Freeform live without cable with one of these streaming services: Hulu with Live TV, Sling TVAT&T TV NOW, PlayStation Vue and YouTube TV. In this article, we’ll help you decide which option is best for you. Let’s get started!

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Watch Freeform on Sling TV

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Sling TV pioneered streaming services years ago when it became one of the very first live TV services to offer an alternative to traditional cable.

Sling TV Pricing and Packages

There are two base plans you can choose from after you sign up for Sling TV: Sling Orange and Sling Blue. If you get both of the base plans you can get a discount, but if you get one you’ll pay $25/month. For a few dollars more per month, you can customize your entertainment lineup with Sling TV’s various add-on channel packs. Some add-ons cost just $5/month extra, but others cost $10/month.

Sling Orange
Free Roku Deal
$25.00/ month

34 channels

ESPN

Free Roku Express

1 simultaneous stream.

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Sling Blue
Free Roku Deal$25.00/ month

49 channels

ESPN

Free Roku Express

3 simultaneous streams

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Sling Orange + Blue
Free Roku Deal
$40.00/ month

56 channels

ESPN

Free Roku Express

4* simultaneous streams

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

To learn more about Sling TV pricing, check here.

Sling TV Channels

The plan you want to get if you want Freeform is Sling Orange. It has about 30 channels, including ESPN and many other Disney-owned networks.

To learn more about Sling TV channels, check here.

Sling TV Supported Devices

When it comes to devices, Sling TV is about even with PlayStation Vue:

  • 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

None of the Sling Orange channels can be streamed to more than one screen at a time. That could cause an issue if you intend on sharing your account. The limit for Sling Blue channels is three simultaneous streams.

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

Sling TV DVR

Sling TV’s DVR costs extra to unlock. The price is $5/month. Another downside: you can’t record any Sling Orange content with the DVR.

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

Sling TV On-Demand Library

Like other streaming services that specialize in live TV, Sling TV does have a small selection of on-demand content you can watch anytime you want. Most of the titles are recently aired TV shows.

Watch Freeform on Hulu with Live TV

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Source: Hulu

Hulu isn’t just an on-demand video service anymore, thanks to Hulu with Live TV. Once you sign up, you’ll get a variety of live TV channels as well as complimentary access to the main Hulu site.

Hulu with Live TV Pricing and Packages

The $45/month subscription is the best subscription that Hulu with Live TV offers, but there are some other plans available. Check the link below for more details.

Hulu + Live TV
7-Day Free Trial
$44.99/ month

67 Channels

2 simultaneous streams

ESPN and Disney

SIGN UP

For more information about Hulu with Live TV’s plans, click here.

Hulu with Live TV Channels

Though Hulu with Live TV doesn’t carry quite as many channels as some streaming service providers, it’s hard to find any weaknesses in Hulu with Live TV’s channel menu. There’s a little something for everyone. The news and sports lineups are particularly strong.

Click here to see the full list of Hulu with Live TV channels.

Hulu with Live TV Supported Devices

Hulu with Live TV has above average support for TV devices:

  • Living room devices: Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and Roku.
  • Smart TVs and Blu-ray players: Certain Samsung and LG televisions as well as some devices based on Amazon Fire TV or Roku.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android and iOS.
  • Game consoles: Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Xbox 360.
  • Desktop browsers: Most browsers.

Click here to learn more about devices that work with Hulu with Live TV.

Hulu with Live TV Simultaneous Streams

This streaming service has one of the most flexible features when it comes to account sharing. You can stream to an unlimited number of devices on your home network with a feature upgrade called Unlimited Streams. It costs $10/month extra.

Click here to learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s simultaneous streams.

Hulu with Live TV DVR

Hulu with Live TV’s base DVR is somewhat limited. You can’t fast forward past commercials, for example. The Enhanced Cloud DVR upgrade ($15/month) unlocks fast forwarding and gives you 200 hours of recording time instead of 50.

Click here to learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s DVR.

Hulu with Live TV On-Demand Library

Compared to all the streaming services mentioned above, Hulu with Live TV’s on-demand catalog blows the competition out of the water. All Hulu with Live TV subscribers that get the $45/month plan can access all the on-demand content that regular Hulu subscribers enjoy.

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Watch Freeform on AT&T TV NOW

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AT&T TV NOW used to be a best low-cost cable alternatives out there. A recent price hike changed that– but its rates are still reasonable. Still, it’s worth considering if you’re in the market for a streaming service that has Freeform.

AT&T TV NOW Pricing and Packages

AT&T TV NOW has six main plans:

  • Plus: 40+ channels / $50 per month. Includes HBO.
  • Max: 50+ channels / $70 per month. Includes HBO, Cinemax.
  • Entertainment: 65+ channels / $93 per month.
  • Choice: 85+ channels / $110 per month.
  • Xtra: 105+ channels /  $124 per month.
  • Ultimate: 125+ channels / $135 per month.
Plus
7-day free trial
$50.00/ month

45+ channels

2 simultaneous streams

20 hours of DVR space

HBO
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Max
7-day free trial
$70.00/ month

60+ channels

2 simultaneous streams

20 hours of DVR space

HBO + Cinemax
SIGN UP
*Note that AT&T TV Now offers several other plans that are hidden until you click to sign up.

For more information about AT&T TV NOW plans, click here.

AT&T TV NOW Channels

Whatever plan you get, you’ll be able to watch Freeform through AT&T TV NOW. The fact that HBO now comes with AT&T TV NOW’s cheapest plan mitigates the disappointing price hike a bit.

Click here to see the full list of AT&T TV NOW channels.

AT&T TV NOW Supported Devices

AT&T TV NOW has apps for most of the devices that are popular among cord-cutters:

  • Living room devices: Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and Roku.
  • Smart TVs and Blu-ray players: None.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android and iOS.
  • Game consoles: None.
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome and Safari.

Click here to learn more about devices that work with AT&T TV NOW.

AT&T TV NOW Simultaneous Streams

AT&T TV NOW’s simultaneous stream limit is three devices.

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

AT&T TV NOW DVR

AT&T TV NOW’s DVR can record 20 hours of TV entertainment.

Click here to learn more about how AT&T TV NOW’s DVR works.

AT&T TV NOW On-Demand Library

AT&T TV NOW has a large on-demand content library, but it’s not as big as what you get with Netflix or Hulu.

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Watch Freeform on PlayStation Vue

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Source: PlayStation Vue

If you’re looking for an internet-based streaming service that carries Freeform, PlayStation Vue is one of your very best options. It does everything a traditional cable TV provider does, only better.

PlayStation Vue Pricing and Packages

Even PlayStation Vue’s cheapest $45/month plan has Freeform– and so do all of the other plans as well. The next step up from the budget plan Access costs $50/month. Elite costs $60/month. The most expensive plan is called Ultra and it costs $80/month.

For more information about PlayStation Vue’s plans, click here.

PlayStation Vue Channels

As mentioned earlier, all PlayStation Vue subscribers get Freeform. The main benefit of upgrading to Access is that you get more sports channels, including ESPNU, NFL Network and more. With Elite, you start to get movie channels– but you won’t get all of the movie channels unless you get Ultra, which has HBO and Showtime. Like Sling TV, PlayStation Vue offers add-ons that give you the ability to get more channels if you desire to do so.

Click here to see the full list of PlayStation Vue channels.

PlayStation Vue Supported Devices

PlayStation Vue has a very strong app lineup:

  • TV streaming media players: Apple TV (4th gen and up), Android TV (all gens), Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick (all gens), Chromecast (1st gen and up) and Roku (firmware 8.0 and up).
  • Smart TVs: Amazon Fire TV (all gens), Android TV (all gens) and Roku (firmware 8.0 and up).
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android OS 5.0 and up, iOS 9 and up, and Amazon Fire HD6 tablets and up.
  • Game consoles: PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Microsoft Edge are recommended (most recent versions will work).

Click here to learn more about devices that work with PlayStation Vue.

PlayStation Vue Simultaneous Streams

PlayStation Vue’s simultaneous stream limit is five devices. That means that you and four other people can watch TV through your PlayStation Vue account at the same time.

Click here to learn more about PlayStation Vue’s account sharing features.

PlayStation Vue DVR

Another nice feature of PlayStation Vue is its  DVR, which all subscribers get to use without having to pay more. It also lets you record as much content as you like.

Click here to learn more about how PlayStation Vue’s DVR works.

PlayStation Vue On-Demand Library

PlayStation Vue has some on-demand content, but it’s mainly an on-demand service. You may want to consider signing up with Hulu or Netflix if you get PlayStation Vue if on-demand content is your priority.

Watch Freeform on YouTube TV

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Source: YouTube TV

Google’s new streaming service is called YouTube TV. Like the other streaming services mentioned above, YouTube TV carries Freeform. Other benefits include reasonably priced subscriptions, excellent features and more. 

YouTube TV Pricing and Packages

Like AT&T TV NOW, YouTube TV recently raised its subscription rates. The base subscription now costs $50/month. It comes with around 70 channels.

To learn more about YouTube TV’s pricing options, click here.

YouTube TV Channels

Freeform is part of YouTube TV’s one-size-fits-all base subscription package. Unlike some streaming services, YouTube TV has excellent local TV station coverage. Because of this, there’s a big chance you’ll be able to stream your local ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX stations through the YouTube TV app if you subscribe.

To learn more about YouTube TV’s channel list, click here.

YouTube TV Supported Devices

Now that the YouTube TV app is back in the Amazon app store, YouTube TV has excellent TV device support:

  • TV streaming media players: Apple TV (4th gen and up), Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and Roku (most models).
  • Smart TVs: Android TV (select models), Samsung TV (2016+ models only), LG TV (2016+ models only), Vizio (select SmartCast models), Hisense (select models), Sharp (select models).
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android (5.0 and up),  iOS (9.1 and up).
  • Game consoles: Xbox One (all versions).
  • Desktop browsers: Most Mac and PC browsers.

Click here to learn more about YouTube TV supported devices.

YouTube TV Simultaneous Streams

YouTube TV supports three simultaneous streams.

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

YouTube TV DVR

YouTube TV’s has an unlimited cloud DVR. You don’t have to pay extra to use it, either.

Click here to learn more about YouTube TV’s DVR options.

YouTube TV On-Demand Library

YouTube TV has an above-average on-demand library compared to other similar services. Unfortunately, you have to pay extra and sign up for YouTube Premium to watch YouTube Originals.

How to Watch Freeform on Amazon Fire TV

You can watch Freeform on Amazon Fire TV with one of these streaming services: Hulu with Live TV, Sling TVAT&T TV NOW, PlayStation Vue and YouTube TV. Simply go to the Amazon Fire TV app store and click whatever live TV service appeals to you the most– or try them all.

How to Watch Freeform on Roku

You can watch Freeform on Amazon Fire TV with one of these streaming services: Hulu with Live TV, Sling TVAT&T TV NOW, PlayStation Vue and YouTube TV. The process of installing a Roku app is the same as installing a smartphone app. Just look up the app you want to try and complete the sign-up process to get going.

How to Watch Freeform on Apple TV

You can watch Freeform on Amazon Fire TV with one of these streaming services: Hulu with Live TV, Sling TVAT&T TV NOW, PlayStation Vue and YouTube TV. Apple’s app store has them all, so try them out for yourself and compare.

Freeform Go

If all you want to do is watch Freeform shows, hop over to the Freeform Go website or download the Freeform Go app. Because Freeform gives away a lot of its content online, you may be able to watch full episodes of your favorite Freeform show for free.

In order to unlock a Freeform live stream, you have to log in with TV Everywhere. AT&T TV NOW and PlayStation Vue both work with TV Everywhere, but YouTube TV and Sling TV do not.

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Source: Freeform

Freeform Go works on the web and on Apple TV, Android TV, Samsung Smart TV, Roku Channel and Amazon Fire Stick.

Alex Munkachy is a freelance writer, game developer and hobby robotics enthusiast. You can find his blog about robotics news and reviews at robotfanatics.com.