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There are now more ways than ever before to watch kids movies and TV shows without cable. Disney+, Philo, fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now and YouTube TV all have plenty of family-friendly content. Read on to learn how all these streaming services compare. 

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Watch Kids’ Movies and TV Shows on Disney Plus

Disney Plus watch Pixar movies and TV shows online 2019
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Disney+ is inexpensive compared to other streaming services and offers a wide variety of content for kids, ranging from Disney classics to Marvel franchises to Pixar movies and more. 

Disney+ Pricing and Packages

Disney Plus offers two subscription payment options:

Disney+
Annual Plan - 2 Months Free!
$69.99/ Year

7,000+ TV episodes

500+ films

Disney+ Originals

4 simultaneous streams

SIGN UP
Disney+
Monthly Plan
$6.99/ month

7,000+ TV episodes

500+ films

Disney+ Originals

4 simultaneous streams

SIGN UP

Whichever plan you choose, the features and content will remain the same. However, paying for a year of service advance will let you save money over the long term.

Disney+ Channels

Disney Plus doesn’t offer any live channels. It’s an on-demand video service that’s similar to Netflix.

Disney+ Supported Devices

Disney Plus is available on every major streaming platform except Amazon Fire TV. The full list of apps includes:

  • TV streaming media players: Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast
  • Smart TVs: Android TV, Roku TV
  • Game consoles: Xbox One
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android, iOS, and iPadOS
  • Desktop browsers: Most popular Mac and PC browsers

Disney+ Simultaneous Streams

All Disney Plus users get four simultaneous streams. That means that if you share one account with three other people, you can all watch Disney Plus content at the same time without any conflicts.

Disney+ DVR

Since there are no live channels, there is no need for recording features.

Disney+ On-Demand Library

The Disney Plus catalog includes Marvel movies, Disney classics like 101 Dalmatians, cartoon shows like DuckTales and more. One year from now, Disney estimates that it will have  added 7,500 episodes and 500 films to Disney Plus.

Annual Plan - 2 Months Free!

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Watch Kids’ Movies and TV Shows on Philo

Philo on tablets
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Stripped-down streaming service Philo is super cheap and it carries several kid-friendly TV channels. Its on-demand library is impressive, given the fact that its main focus is on live TV.

Philo Pricing and Packages

There’s only one plan to consider: a $20/month subscription that comes with almost 60 live channels.

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

Philo comes with Nicktoons, TeenNick, Nick Jr. and Nickelodeon. Discovery Family is another family-friendly channel that’s included in the base plan.

For more information on Philo channels, check here.

Philo Supported Devices

Philo has apps for all the popular cord-cutting devices, including iPhone, Android, Chromecast, Roku and more. 

  • 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

All Philo subscribers get three streams. That’s more than enough account sharing flexibility for most families.

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

Philo DVR

You can save as much TV content as you want without having to worry about running up against DVR limitations. After you make a recording, it will remain available for 30 days.

Check here to learn more about Philo’s DVR.

Philo On-Demand Library

Philo claims that it has over 40,000 on-demand titles. Most of the content consists of recently aired TV shows, but there are some movies from AMC and other Philo partners as well.

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

Free 7-day Trial

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Watch Kids’ Movies and TV Shows on fuboTV

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fuboTV‘s brand identity is that it’s a sports-oriented streaming service, but it actually has a lot to offer in the way of kids’ content as well.  

fuboTV Pricing and Packages 

Features are the main differentiating factors among fuboTV’s subscription plans. The pricier plans come with more simultaneous streams and bigger DVRs.

Standard
7-day free trial
$54.99/ month

92 channels

2 simultaneous streams

30 hours of DVR space

SHOWTIME

Sports Plus add-on

SIGN UP
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.

Learn more about fuboTV’s pricing and packages here.

fuboTV Channels

All fuboTV subscribers get Nick Jr., Nickelodeon, TeenNick, Nicktoons, NickMusic, Discovery Family and Cartoon Network. BabyTV is also part of the base plan.

Learn more about fuboTV’s channel lineup here.

fuboTV Supported Devices

The fuboTV app is available on most streaming platforms.

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

You can learn more about fuboTV’s device support here.

fuboTV Simultaneous Streams

You start out with two streams, but you can get a third one if you get the simultaneous stream upgrade.

You can learn more about fuboTV’s simultaneous streams here.

fuboTV DVR

All fuboTV subscribers start out with 30 hours of recording time. An optional upgrade gives your DVR more capacity.

Learn more about fuboTV’s DVR feature here.

fuboTV On-Demand Library

Many of the kids’ shows that are available through fuboTV’s live channels can be accessed on-demand after the live broadcast ends.

Learn more about fuboTV’s on-demand library here.

Free 7-day Trial

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Watch Kids’ Movies and TV Shows on Hulu with Live TV

Hulu
Source: Hulu

Hulu with Live TV might be one of the all-around best options for watching kids’ movies and shows without cable.

Hulu with Live TV Pricing and Packages 

There’s only one main subscription package, which gives you around 65 channels and full access to the Hulu on-demand catalog.

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

67 Channels

2 simultaneous streams

ESPN and Disney

SIGN UP

Learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s pricing and packages here.

Hulu with Live TV Channels

Hulu with Live TV’s kids’ lineup includes Disney Junior, Disney, Disney XD and Cartoon Network. Animal Planet and Nat Geo Wild are two other family-friendly channels that are a part of the core menu.

Learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s channel lineup here.

Hulu with Live TV Supported Devices

Hulu with Live TV is available on all the most popular TV platforms.

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

For more information about Hulu with TV’s device support, click here.

Hulu with Live TV Simultaneous Streams

Only Hulu with Live TV offers unlimited simultaneous streams– but there’s a slight catch. You have to pay extra for an unlimited streams add-on. Without it, you get two streams.

For more information about Hulu with Live TV’s simultaneous streaming policy, click here.

Hulu with Live TV DVR

The base recording limit is 50 hours, which is probably enough recording time for most people. A DVR upgrade expands the DVR’s capacity.

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

Hulu with Live TV On-Demand Library

As mentioned earlier, Hulu with Live TV subscribers get full access to all the on-demand videos that are a part of the main Hulu service. That means that when nothing good is on live, your kids can binge through Spongebob Squarepants, Steven Spielberg Presents: Tiny Toon Adventures and more.

For more information about Hulu with Live TV’s on-demand library, click here.

Free 7-day Trial

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Watch Kids’ Movies and TV Shows on Sling TV

Heartland Extra on Sling TV
Source: Sling TV

Sling TV has unusual subscription plans, but it’s one of the cheapest live TV streaming services on the market. One of its add-on channel packs is especially designed for kids.

Sling TV Pricing and Packages 

Each of the two base plans comes with around 35 channels. Since Sling Orange comes with Disney-owned channels, that one may be the most kid-friendly option.

Sling Orange
Free Roku Deal
$25.00/ month

34 channels

ESPN

Free Roku Express

1 simultaneous stream.

SIGN UP
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.

Learn more about Sling TV’s pricing and packages here.

Sling TV Channels

The Kids’ Extra channel add-on pack comes with Disney Channel, Boomerang, Cartoon Network, Disney XD, NickToons, BabyTV, Disney Jr., Nick Jr. and more.

Learn more about Sling TV’s channel lineup here.

Sling TV Supported Devices

Sling TV has apps on many platforms.

  • Living room devices: Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku and Xaomi Mi TV.
  • Smart TVs and Blu-ray players: Models based on Android TV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku. Also, certain models from LG and Samsung.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Amazon Fire tablets, Android and iOS.
  • Game consoles: Xbox One and Oculus Go.
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome and Edge.

For more information about Sling TV device support, click here.

Sling TV Simultaneous Streams

Sling TV has weak account sharing features. All the channels that are a part of Sling Orange can only be streamed to one device at a time. Sling Blue channels can be streamed to three devices at once, though.

Learn more about Sling TV’s simultaneous streaming here.

Sling TV DVR

You have to get an add-on to record TV content. Even with the add-on, you won’t be able to record any Disney-owned channels.

Learn more about Sling TV’s DVR here.

Sling TV On-Demand Library

Sling TV’s TV partners provide content for its on-demand library. Most of the content you’ll find consists of recently aired TV shows, but there are a few movies to choose from as well.

Learn more about Sling TV’s on-demand library here.

Free 7-day Trial

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Watch Kids’ Movies and TV Shows on AT&T TV Now

AT&T TV Now
Source: AT&T TV Now

Some of AT&T TV Now‘s subscriptions are nearly as expensive as cable. However, few other streaming services have channel menus that are as deep as AT&T TV Now’s. 

AT&T TV Now Pricing and Packages 

AT&T TV Now’s cheapest plan is reasonably priced and seems to be designed with families in mind.

Plus
7-day free trial
$50.00/ month

45+ channels

2 simultaneous streams

20 hours of DVR space

HBO
SIGN UP
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.

Learn more about AT&T TV Now’s pricing and packages here.

AT&T TV Now Channels

With AT&T TV Now’s Plus plan, you get: Disney, Disney Jr., Disney XD, HBO Family, Boomerang, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. Other plans have even more family-oriented channels, but they are considerably more expensive.

Learn more about AT&T TV Now’s channel lineup here.

AT&T TV Now Supported Devices

Many streaming platforms have the AT&T TV Now app.

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

You can learn more about AT&T TV Now’s device support here.

AT&T TV Now Simultaneous Streams

You get two simultaneous streams if you don’t get the simultaneous stream upgrade, which will give you three streams.

Learn more about simultaneous streaming on AT&T TV Now here.

AT&T TV Now DVR

There’s are no upgrades for the DVR, which can only hold 20 hours of content. 

Learn more about AT&T TV Now’s DVR feature here.

AT&T TV Now On-Demand Library

Like many live TV-oriented streaming services, the on-demand library’s main purpose is to help you stay current with your favorite TV shows. Some movies are available, as well.

Learn more about AT&T TV Now’s on-demand library here.

Free 7-day Trial

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Watch Kids’ Movies and TV Shows on YouTube TV

YouTube TV
Source: YouTube TV

Since YouTube TV ties right into YouTube, it might be the ideal choice for some families.

YouTube TV Pricing and Packages 

The basic plan comes with around 70 channels. You can add various premium channels to the mix if you’re willing to buy them a-la-carte. 

Learn more about YouTube TV’s pricing here.

YouTube TV Channels

YouTube TV carries a lot of kid-friendly channels. Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney, Universal Kids and Smithsonian Channel are all part of the core lineup.

Learn more about YouTube TV’s channel lineup here.

YouTube TV Supported Devices

YouTube TV has apps for all the major TV devices.

  • Living room devices: Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast and Roku.
  • Smart TVs and Blu-ray players: Certain models from HiSense, LG, Samsung, Sharp and Vizio as well as televisions based on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Roku.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android and iOS.
  • Game consoles: Xbox One.
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome.

Learn more about YouTube TV’s device support here.

YouTube TV Simultaneous Streams

Three simultaneous streams is the maximum account sharing limit. There are no upgrades that will let you get more simultaneous streams.

Learn more about simultaneous streaming on YouTube TV here.

YouTube TV DVR

YouTube TV’s best-in-class DVR lets you record as much content as you want. It is unlimited and any content you record will remain accessible for 90 days.

Learn more about YouTube TV’s cloud DVR features here.

YouTube TV On-Demand Library

Your subscription gives you access to YouTube Originals, plus the YouTube TV app ties right into YouTube.

Learn more about YouTube TV’s on-demand library here.

Free 7-day Trial

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How to Watch the Kids’ Movies and TV Shows on Amazon Fire TV

You can watch kids’ movies and TV shows on Amazon Fire TV with one of these streaming services: Disney+, Philo, fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TVAT&T TV Now and YouTube TV.

How to Watch the Kids’ Movies and TV Shows on Roku

You can watch kids’ movies and TV shows on Roku with one of these streaming services: : Disney+, Philo, fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TVAT&T TV Now and YouTube TV

How to Watch the Kids’ Movies and TV Shows on Apple TV

You can watch the kids’ movies and TV shows on Apple TV with one of these streaming services: Disney+, Philo, fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TVAT&T TV Now and YouTube TV.

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.