Cord-cutters can watch MTV live without cable using one of the following three options: Philo, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now and AT&T WatchTV. In this article, we’ll help you decide which streaming option is best for MTV. Let’s get started.

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Watch MTV on Philo

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Source: Philo

Philo is currently the lowest-cost internet TV skinny bundle service available. Starting at just $16-per-month, Philo offers up 43 channels for its low, low cost, including both MTV and MTV2.

Philo Pricing and Packages

Those who want both MTV and MTV2 will find that Philo offers a hard-to-beat price among the competition. You’ll get MTV and 50+ other networks for $20 per month.

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

For the cost, Philo also offers  MTV, MTV2 and a bundle of other highly-attractive entertainment and lifestyle networks, such as Discovery Channel, HGTV, IFC, History Channel, A&E, AMC, BBC America, and more.

For more information on Philo channels, check here.

Philo Supported Devices

Philo’s biggest weakness used to be a lack of app support, but as of 2019, the company has added much more devices to its lineup, including internet browsers, iOS, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Roku.

The full list includes:

  • 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)
  • Gaming consoles: None
  • Desktop browsers: Most Mac and PC browsers

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

Philo Simultaneous Streams

The service allows you to have up to 3 simultaneous streams at once at no additional cost. This is actually more than some other, pricier services, like AT&T TV Now, which require you to pay extra for a third stream.

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

Philo DVR

Philo’s “saved shows” (DVR) option is generous and unlimited, although it does come with a 30-day limit.

Check here to learn more about Philo’s DVR.

Philo On-Demand Library

With limited DVR storage space, Philo does have a good amount of on-demand content readily available. You can pick from thousands of hours worth of TV show episodes and movies, offered up by the channels available through the service. Most channels only provide a limited amount of their content through Philo, but you can use your Philo account information to access some channels’ online content directly.

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

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Watch MTV on FuboTV

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Source: fuboTV

Far from being a sports-only streaming service that it was a few years ago, fuboTV now has a rather extensive package of entertainment channels. The company also recently added MTV to the mix, making it a good option for those who want to switch between entertainment and other sports. Sometimes you want more than just entertainment channels. 

FuboTV Pricing and Packages

You can get fuboTV starting at $54.99 per month. The introductory package comes with 90+ channels and a range of must-have features for this type of service. 

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.

MTV comes part of every streaming package that fuboTV offers, including the introductory package. If you want more channels and some upgraded features, you can get those through the higher-tier packages, or through a wide selection of add-ons.

To learn more about fuboTV’s pricing and packages, click here.

FuboTV Channels

The base Fubo package offers MTV alongside several other channels MTV fans might want: TruTV, FX, CMT, BET, VH1 and more. You’ll also get access to major sports networks, like CBS Sports and NBC Sports, local broadcast networks, and major cable TV news channels.

To learn more about fuboTV’s channels, click here.

FuboTV Supported Devices

Fubo designed its service to work well across a number of devices. You can stream on most popular TV-connected devices, like the Roku and Fire TV Stick, as well as most mobile devices.

The full list of apps includes:

  • TV streaming media players: Apple TV (4th gen and up), Amazon Fire TV and TV Stick (1st gen and up), Chromecast and Roku (2, 3 and 4)
  • Smart TVs: Android TV (4.4 and up)
  • Game consoles: None
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android and iOS
  • Desktop browsers: Most Mac and PC browsers

Click here to learn more about fuboTV’s device support.

FuboTV Simultaneous Streams

With your basic subscription, you’ll get 2 simultaneous streams per account. You can add a third stream with an add-on, or through higher-tier packages.

To learn more about fuboTV’s simultaneous streaming policy, check here.

FuboTV DVR

FuboTV provides each subscription with a minimum of 30 hours of cloud storage. You can get more storage through an add-on or through some higher-tier packages.

To learn more about fuboTV’s DVR, click here.

FuboTV On-Demand Library

Like some of its competitors, fuboTV does not advertise the total size of its on-demand library. However, thanks to contract agreements, most channels in the service offer some of their recently-released and past content through the service. That means you’ll have over 90+ channels delivering on-demand content. As well, fuboTV has a 72-hour rewind feature that provides most channels’ most recently released episodes available for 3 days after they air (and it doesn’t count toward your cloud DVR storage).

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

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Watch MTV on Sling TV

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Source: Sling TV

The most well-known, oldest, and most popular of the internet TV skinny bundle services, Sling TV is often viewed as helping lead the way for these types of services. It should come as no surprise, then, that the service provides most channels TV viewers are looking for, including MTV and MTV 2.

Sling TV Pricing and Packages

With Sling TV, you’ll need to pay $25 per month for either the Sling Orange or Sling Blue subscription packages, then add MTV for $5 per month extra using the Comedy Extras add-on.

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.

To learn more about Sling TV pricing, check here.

Sling TV Channels

For Sling TV, choice is a big factor. Sling TV is the undisputed king of add-on channels. You’ll find over a dozen different add-on channel packages using Sling TV. They offer everything from news channels to additional sports channels. You can even find a long list of non-English networks from various parts of the world, as well as popular movie channels for an additional cost (such as HBO).

To learn more about Sling TV channels, check here.

Sling TV Supported Devices

Sling TV is also available on an extremely long list of devices. That includes Smart TVs, iOS and Android devices, Windows and Mac computers, and almost every streaming device you can think of (Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, etc.).

The full list of options includes:

  • 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

Unfortunately, Sling TV is fairly limited in how many users can stream at the same time with its base package. If you sign up for Sling Orange, the bare minimum required to get MTV, you can only stream on one device at a time. If you expand to Sling Blue, Sling TV opens that up to 3 simultaneous streams.

However, if you go all in with Sling Orange + Blue, you won’t get any additional simultaneous streams out of the service, despite the added expense. You can still only stream Sling Orange channels on 1 device, and Sling Blue on 3 devices.

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

Sling TV DVR

Sling TV does offer a DVR, but you’ll need to pay an extra $5 per month to get it. On a positive note, however, the DVR comes with 50 hours of recording time, and the recordings last indefinitely. They are only deleted once you’ve reached the storage limit.

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

Sling TV On-Demand Library

Depending on the channel package you choose, you’ll find Sling TV’s on-demand library is a bit lacking compared to Philo. That’s because the service simply has fewer channels, and therefore, less content is made available on-demand from those networks.

However, you’ll still hundreds of TV shows and movies immediately upon signing up that you can binge watch. And your Sling TV account information will get you into many channels’ individual websites and apps for even more on-demand content.

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

Watch MTV on AT&T TV Now

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Source: AT&T TV Now

AT&T TV Now has made quite a few changes in 2019, not all of them good. It has the most number of channels of any service on the market, but it’s also now the most expensive, especially for MTV.

AT&T TV Now Pricing and Packages

There are two core packages available through AT&T TV Now:

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.

The good news is that MTV is available through the cheapest option, “PLUS”. 

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

AT&T TV Now Channels

The “PLUS” package also includes some cable heavy-hitters, like ESPN, Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, and more. You’ll also get the most popular broadcast TV networks (NBC, ABC, CBS, etc.) in most markets.

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

AT&T TV Now Supported Devices

AT&T TV Now is great for those who don’t want to purchase additional equipment. The service works on a growing number of smart TVs, Windows and Mac computers, most Android and iOS mobile devices, and most streaming devices that connect to your TV, like Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV.

Here’s a full list of available apps:

  • 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

There are 2 simultaneous streams available per account, regardless of which package you choose. You can add a third stream for an additional $5 per month.

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

AT&T TV Now DVR

AT&T TV Now offers a DVR, but only lets you record 20 hours of content, which is incredibly restrictive. On top of that, there’s a 30-day limit on video recordings as well, making it one of the least-favorable DVR situations on the market.

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

AT&T TV Now On-Demand Library

A large number of channels means you’ll be able to get a huge amount of on-demand content through AT&T TV Now. That said, no channel offers all of its movies, TV shows, or sporting events on-demand through the service. To expand your options, you’ll need to use your AT&T TV Now login information with individual channels’ websites and apps, where available.

You can use your AT&T TV Now login information to unlock even more content through most channels’ website and TV Everywhere apps.

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

Watch MTV on AT&T WatchTV

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Source: AT&T WatchTV

If you need something more similar to Philo, AT&T WatchTV may be the best option for you. This service offers 35+ live TV channels for the lowest price on our list. That said, there are some limitations that make that come along with that ultra-low price. 

AT&T WatchTV Pricing and Packages

The pricing for this service is simple: $15 per month for a 35+ channel package. Unlike Philo, you can get some channel add-ons, including HBO and SHOWTIME.

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

AT&T WatchTV Channels

Among its 35+ channel package, you’ll find MTV, MTV 2, VH1, History Channel, Discovery Channel, and more. 

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

AT&T WatchTV Supported Devices

This service has a good, but not great selection of streaming devices it works with. You’ll get supported apps for most major devices, however, including the Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and iOS and Android smartphones.

Here’s a full list of available apps:

  • 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 WatchTV’s supported devices.

AT&T WatchTV Simultaneous Streams

AT&T did not design this service for sharing. You’ll get just one device stream per account.

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

AT&T WatchTV DVR

There is no cloud DVR with AT&T WatchTV.

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

AT&T WatchTV On-Demand Library

The lack of DVR is supplemented by a somewhat large on-demand library. You’ll get 15,000 titles on-demand through this service, complete.

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

How to Watch MTV on Amazon Fire TV

You can watch MTV on Amazon Fire TV with one of these streaming services: Philo, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now and AT&T WatchTV. The app for each of these services is available for immediate download from the Amazon Fire TV app store. You can also install the MTV app on this device and pair it with your account information for either Philo or AT&T TV Now.

How to Watch MTV on Roku

You can watch MTV on Roku with one of these streaming services: Philo, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now and AT&T WatchTV. The Roku Channels store has all of these apps for download. The MTV app is also available but only works on this device with AT&T TV Now and Philo.

How to Watch MTV on Apple TV

You can watch MTV on Apple TV with one of these streaming services: Philo, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now and AT&T WatchTV. Each service’s app is available for free through the Apple TV app store, as is the MTV app, which works with Philo and AT&T TV Now.

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