You can watch VH1 live without cable with one of these streaming services: Philo, fuboTV, Sling TV or AT&T TV NOW. In this article, we’ll help you decide which option is best for you. Let’s get started!

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Watch VH1 on Philo

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Philo is a new, innovative live TV service that lets you watch not only VH1 but also all kinds of other cable channels online or through various TV devices. It’s the best choice if the idea of spending more than $20 on TV entertainment turns you off. Philo is currently in the process of building a social network. This network will give Philo users all kinds of new ways to watch TV with friends and family members.

Philo Pricing and Packages

A subscription to Philo costs $20. That makes it one of the cheapest options out there for watching cable TV live without a traditional cable TV subscription.

58 Channels
7-day free trial
$20.00/ month

58 channels

3 simultaneous streams

30-Day DVR

SIGN UP

For more information on Philo plans, check here.

Philo Channels

The base plan comes with 58 channels. There used to be an upgrade plan that lets you get more channels, but Philo seems to have merged that upgrade into its core plan. VH1 is included in the main lineup along with lots of other great channels that you don’t have to give up anymore once you cut the cord.

For more information on Philo channels, check here.

Philo Supported Devices

With apps for iPhone, Android, Chromecast, Roku, Philo has good app support. There is one minor downside, though: the Android mobile app doesn’t play live streams. You can still watch Philo on an Android phone, but you have to use your mobile Chrome browser to do it.

  • 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 lets you share your account with two other friends when you watch TV. In other words, the simultaneous stream limit is three devices.

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

Philo DVR

Philo has an excellent unlimited DVR. You can record as much programming as you like, without having to be concerned about running into limits or paywalls.

Check here to learn more about Philo’s DVR.

Philo On-Demand Library

Though Philo does have some on-demand content, it’s no match for the likes of Hulu and Netflix. The Philo website says that its on-demand library includes 25,000 on-demand titles.

Click here to learn more about Philo’s on-demand library.

Free 7-day Trial

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Watch VH1 with fuboTV

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The sports-focused streaming service fuboTV recently bought the rights to broadcast several non-sports channels. This pivot enabled fuboTV to become more than just a niche service. VH1 is just one of all kinds of other popular cable TV channels that make up its core menu of channels.

fuboTV Pricing and Packages

The main package costs $55/month and comes with roughly 90 channels. Half of those are sports channels. Several add-ons give you the ability add more channels to your entertainment menu, but all subscribers get VH1. One of the most interesting add-on packs is called fubo Extra. It costs $6/month and includes 30 additional general entertainment channels. Sports Plus costs $9/month and comes with 23 sports channels.

Learn more about fuboTV’s subscription plans here.

Standard
7-day free trial
$54.99/ month

92 channels

2 simultaneous streams

30 hours of DVR space

SHOWTIME

Sports Plus add-on

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Family
7-day free trial
$59.99+/ month

92 channels

3 simultaneous streams

500 hours of DVR space

SHOWTIME

Sports Plus add-on

SIGN UP
Entertainment
7-day free trial
$69.99/ month

92 channels

2 simultaneous streams

500 hours of DVR space

SHOWTIME

Sports Plus add-on

SIGN UP
Ultra
7-day free trial
$79.99/ month

113 channels

3 simultaneous streams

500 hours of DVR space

SHOWTIME included

Sports Plus add-on

SIGN UP
*Note that in order to see the Family, Entertainment, and Ultra plans, you need to first press "Start Free Trial." After you create an account, you'll see all of these plans.

fuboTV Channels

As mentioned above, fuboTV’s core lineup includes VH1. Other channels included in the base plan include MTV, IFC, Food Network, CMT, Comedy Central, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim– and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. There are 90 channels in all, half of which are sports channels. Several of the sports channels that fuboTV carries are not supported by other cable TV companies and streaming services.

You can see a full channel list here.

fuboTV Supported Devices

fuboTV has excellent support for all the common TV devices that cord-cutters use. The only glaring omission is lack of apps for game consoles.

You can learn more about fuboTV’s supported devices here.

fuboTV Simultaneous Streams

The default simultaneous stream limit is two devices, but you can add on a third if you get a paid upgrade. Most streaming services support two simultaneous streams, but some offer more.

You can learn more about fuboTV simultaneous streams here.

fuboTV DVR

fuboTV’s cloud DVR holds 30 hours of TV content unless you get another upgrade, which gives you 500 hours of recording time.

You can learn more about the fuboTV DVR here.

fuboTV On-Demand Library

fuboTV’s main focus is live TV. However, there is some on-demand to enjoy as well.

You can learn more about fuboTV’s on-demand library here.

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Watch VH1 on Sling TV

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Source: Sling TV

Cable TV streaming pioneer Sling TV also carries VH1. No other streaming service has as many channel add-on packs. These packs let you customize the way you watch TV. Sling TV’s add-ons are organized by theme. For example, the Kids Extra add-on focuses on family-friendly and kid-friendly channels. VH1 is a part of the Lifestyle Extra, which has channels like BET, Oxygen, Lifetime and DIY.

Sling TV Pricing and Packages

After you sign up for Sling TV, the first thing you’ll do is pick one or both base plans. Sling Blue and Sling Orange are your options and they both cost $25. If you get them both, you can get a discount. From there you can expand your channel lineup by purchasing add-on packs. The Lifestyle Extra add-on pack costs $5/month. That’s the add-on pack you need to get if you want to watch VH1 with Sling TV.

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

SIGN UP
Sling Orange + Blue
Free Roku Deal
$40.00/ month

56 channels

ESPN

Free Roku Express

4* simultaneous streams

SIGN UP
* 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 Lifestyle Extra lineup changes slightly depending on which base plan you choose. If you go with Sling Orange, you’ll get the following channels when you buy the add-on: Afro, BET, Cooking Channel, DIY, FYI, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Drama, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Lifetime Movies, VH1, WE TV and Z Living HD. If you get Sling Blue instead, you won’t get BET, but you will get Oxygen. All of the other channels are the same. If you opt to purchase both base plans, you’ll get Oxygen and BET.

To learn more about Sling TV channels, check here.

Sling TV Supported Devices

Sling TV has a very competitive device lineup:

  • 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 has stingy account sharing limits compared to other live TV streaming providers. You can only stream Sling Orange channels to one device at a time. The limit for Sling Blue channels is three simultaneous screens.

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

Sling TV DVR

You have to pay $5/month extra if you want the ability to record TV with Sling TV. The DVR is not compatible with Sling Orange channels, though.

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

Sling TV On-Demand Library

Sling TV has a sizable on-demand library, but most of the titles are TV show episodes. Some of those episodes are VH1 titles. A small selection of movies are available, as well.

To learn more about Sling TV’s on-demand library, click here.

Watch VH1 on AT&T TV NOW

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Source: AT&T TV NOW

AT&T TV NOW provides yet another way to get VH1 without a traditional cable service. Even though AT&T TV NOW is pricey and weak when it comes to features, it’s still worth looking into if you’re in the market for a streaming service that carries a large number of channels.

AT&T TV NOW Pricing and Packages

Prices start at $50. The cheapest plan comes with HBO, which is a nice bonus. All of the plans include VH1. 

  • PLUS: 40+ channels, $50/month
  • MAX: 50+ channels, $70/month
  • Entertainment: 65+ channels, $93/month
  • Choice: 85+ channels, $110/month
  • Xtra: 105+ channels, $124/month
  • Ultimate: 125+ channels, $135/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.

To learn more about AT&T TV NOW’s pricing and packages, click here.

AT&T TV NOW Channels

As mentioned above, all AT&T TV NOW subscribers can access VH1. The cheapest plans– PLUS and MAX– are expensive compared to what many other streaming services offer. The way that the plans are organized is easy to understand, though. The more you pay, the more channels you get. If you like popular films, you may want to check out the Ultimate subscription plan. It includes a wide array of Starz movie channels.

Click here to learn more about AT&T TV NOW’s channels.

AT&T TV NOW Supported Devices

AT&T TV NOW has fairly good device coverage:

  • 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.
  • Gaming consoles: None.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android (5.0 and up),  iOS (10 and up), Amazon Fire (tablets).
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome and Safari recommended.

Click here to learn more about AT&T TV NOW’s supported devices.

AT&T TV NOW Simultaneous Streams

You can stream on two devices at once with AT&T TV NOW, which meets the industry standard. You can upgrade to three streams for an extra $5 per month.

To learn more about AT&T TV NOW’s streaming policy, click here.

AT&T TV NOW DVR

When AT&T TV NOW first debuted, it lacked a DVR. A recent upgrade gave AT&T TV NOW subscribers the ability to record TV. Even though it’s nice that the DVR is free, it only records 20 hours of programming– and there’s no way to upgrade it if you need more recording time. Several other streaming services offer unlimited recording.

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

AT&T TV NOW On-Demand Library

AT&T TV NOW has a 72-hour rewind feature, which lets you stay current with your favorite shows. AT&T TV NOW says that its on-demand catalog contains more than 20,000 titles. 

Check here to learn more about AT&T TV NOW’s on-demand library.

Free 7-day Trial

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How to Watch VH1 on Amazon Fire TV

You can watch VH1 on Amazon Fire TV with one of these streaming services: Philo, fuboTV, Sling TV or AT&T TV NOW. Simply go to the Amazon Fire TV app store and click whatever live TV service appeals to you the most– or try them all. They all have free trials.

How to Watch VH1 on Roku

You can watch VH1 on Amazon Fire TV with one of these streaming services: Philo, fuboTV, Sling TV or AT&T TV NOW. 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. Since all four streaming services have free trials, you can see what you think about all of them before you commit.

How to Watch VH1 on Apple TV

You can watch VH1 on Amazon Fire TV with one of these streaming services: Philo, fuboTV, Sling TV or AT&T TV NOW. Apple’s app store has them all, so try them out for yourself and compare.

VH1’s App

The VH1 app and website have on-demand episodes and clips of VH1 shows. You can view the content without creating an account.

However, in order to unlock the VH1 live stream, you have to log in with TV Everywhere. As mentioned above, AT&T TV NOW is the only internet TV service that will unlock VH1 through TV Everywhere. This benefit helps offset the fact that AT&T TV NOW has a rather restrictive three-device simultaneous stream limit.

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Source: VH1

The VH1 app works on: iPhone/iPad, Google Play, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire tablets, Amazon Fire TV, Xbox One and Chromecast.

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.