American Heroes Channel is a great source for shows about military history. Five streaming services — Philo, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, Hulu with Live TV, and DirecTV Now — let you watch American Heroes Channel without cable. You can also use the American Heroes Channel app to stream the channel live and on demand.

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Watch American Heroes Channel on Philo

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Philo offers a balanced mix of lifestyle and entertainment channels plus educational channels like the American Heroes Channel. People like Philo for its low price and the fact that they don’t have to pay for sports and news networks they don’t watch.

Philo Pricing and Packages

Philo only has one subscription plan. It provides an attractive lineup of nearly 60 channels, including American Heroes Channel.

58 Channels
7-day free trial
$20.00/ month

58 channels

3 simultaneous streams

30-Day DVR

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Other streaming services let you subscribe to expansion packs or premium movie channels to get even more content, but Philo does not.

You can learn more about Philo’s pricing and packages here.

Philo Channels

Discovery Communications, the owner of American Heroes Channel, also distributes channels like Animal Planet, Discovery and HGTV through Philo. You’ll find even more lifestyle and entertainment channels in the Philo lineup.

What you won’t find are the major news networks, sports channels or the national broadcast networks. If you’re looking for a complete replacement for cable, then you’re better off looking elsewhere. However, Philo makes a great supplement for over-the-air broadcast TV.

You can learn even more about Philo’s channel lineup here.

Philo Supported Devices

With the exception of gaming consoles, you’ll find a wide array of streaming platforms offer the Philo app.

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

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

Philo Simultaneous Streams

Philo lets three devices stream its service at the same time. Only a couple of streaming services do better than that. 

Learn more about simultaneous streaming on Philo here.

Philo DVR

Philo does not limit how many programs you record to the cloud DVR, but it will delete those programs after thirty days.

You’ll find more details about Philo’s cloud DVR here.

Philo On-Demand Library

Philo hosts 30,000 hours of on-demand content from its content providers. 

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

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Watch American Heroes Channel on PlayStation Vue

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PlayStation Vue is one of the best all-around replacements for cable. What many people don’t realize is that the streaming service is not restricted to Sony’s game console. Almost anyone can use PlayStation Vue to watch the American Heroes Channel without cable.

PlayStation Vue Pricing and Packages

PlayStation Vue offers four subscription plans, but you’ll need the Elite plan in order to get American Heroes Channel.

Access
5-Day Free Trial
$44.99/ month

50 channels

5 simultaneous streams*

ESPN and Disney

Premium sports

EPIX and FXM

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Core
5-Day Free Trial
$49.99/ month

75 channels

5 simultaneous streams*

ESPN and Disney

Premium sports

EPIX and FXM

HBO and SHOWTIME

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Elite
5-Day Free Trial
$59.99/ month

96 channels

5 simultaneous streams*

ESPN and Disney

Premium sports

EPIX and FXM

HBO and SHOWTIME

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Ultra
5-Day Free Trial
$79.99/ month

98 channels

5 simultaneous streams*

ESPN and Disney

Premium sports

EPIX and FXM

HBO and SHOWTIME

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* You get 3 streams to use in-home or out-of-home streams and 2 extra streams to use in-home.

The Elite plan includes every local station, basic cable channel and regional sports channel in PlayStation Vue’s lineup. With the entry-level Access plan, you get local channels and mix of basic cable channels. Stepping up to the Core plan gives you more sports and entertainment. The Ultra plan simply adds premium movie subscriptions to the Elite plan.

Learn more about PlayStation Vue’s pricing and packages here.

PlayStation Vue Channels

In addition to American Heroes Channel, PlayStation Vue includes a number of documentary and fact-based channels such as DIY Network, Investigation Discovery and the Science channel.

Learn more about PlayStation Vue’s channel lineup here.

PlayStation Vue Device Support

Sony has not created a PlayStation Vue app for the Microsoft Xbox game console. Beyond that one case, you can get PlayStation Vue apps on every major streaming platform.

  • Living room devices: Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and Roku.
  • Smart TVs and Blu-ray players: Televisions based on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Roku.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android, Amazon Fire Tablets and iOS.
  • Game consoles: PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Microsoft Edge.

You can get more information about PlayStation Vue’s device support here.

PlayStation Vue Simultaneous Streams

PlayStation Vue offers a premium simultaneous streaming feature as part of every subscription plan. Five devices can be using PlayStation Vue at the same time — for no extra charge.

You can learn more about PlayStation Vue’s support for simultaneous streaming here.

PlayStation Vue DVR

PlayStation Vue does not limit how many shows you can record, but those recordings will expire after four weeks.

Check out this article for more about PlayStation Vue’s cloud DVR.

PlayStation Vue On-Demand Library

PlayStation Vue has a limited amount of Sony-exclusive content in its on-demand library, but most of the on-demand content comes from the content providers.

Learn more about PlayStation Vue’s on-demand library here.

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Watch American Heroes Channel on Sling TV

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Sling TV has a confusing subscription system that makes it look cheaper than it really is. If you put some effort into figuring out what you get for your money, then you might find that Sling TV is a good cable-replacement for your situation.

Sling TV Pricing and Packages

Sling TV has three primary subscription plans — Sling Orange, Sling Blue and Sling Orange+Blue. However, none of these include American Heroes Channel.

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 get American Heroes Channel, you’ll have to sign up for the Heartland Extra expansion package for an additional $5 per month. This expansion package includes nine channels that serve the country lifestyle. Sportsman Channel, Outdoors Channel, Cowboy Channel and RFD TV are some of the extra channels you’ll get.

Other Extras are built around themes like Lifestyle, Hollywood and Kids.

For more information about Sling TV plans and pricing, click here.

Sling TV Channels

The channel lineups of Sling Orange and Sling Blue have significant overlaps. ESPN and the Disney Channel are part of Sling Orang while Sling Blue includes your local Fox and NBC stations as well as many sports channels.

Neither ABC or CBS are included with Sling TV. If you need those local stations, then you’ll be better off with another streaming service.

For more information about Sling TV’s channel list, click here.

Sling TV Supported Devices

Sling TV’s has the most varied app ecosystem of any streaming service.

  • Living room devices: Azulle Mini PC Sticks, Air TV Player, 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.
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome.

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

Sling TV Simultaneous Streams

If you only subscribe to Sling Orange, it will limit your streaming to a single device at a time. A Sling Blue subscription will allow streaming to three devices at once. However, subscribing to Sling Orange+Blue does not change those restrictions. Only one device can access the Sling Orange-exclusive channels at a time. That means your family could end up arguing over whether to watch ESPN or Disney.

For more information about Sling TV simultaneous streaming, click here.

Sling TV DVR

Sling TV does not let you record shows unless you pay an additional $5 monthly fee. If you shell out the extra cash, you can record up to fifty hours of content before Sling starts deleting your shows.

For more information about Sling TV DVR, click here.

Sling TV On-Demand Library

All of Sling TV’s on-demand content comes from the content providers.

Here are more details about Sling TV’s on-demand library.

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Watch American Heroes Channel on Hulu with Live TV

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Hulu is best known for its on-demand content, but Hulu with Live TV is a competitive cable-replacement service.

Hulu with Live TV Pricing and Packages

With the main subscription plan, Hulu with Live TV includes more than sixty live TV channels as well as access to the company’s massive on-demand library.

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

67 Channels

2 simultaneous streams

ESPN and Disney

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However, American Heroes Channel is not part of the standard channel lineup. You must pay an extra $8 per month to get the Entertainment Add-On. This expansion package adds ten extra channels to your lineup, including Cooking Channel, Science Channel and Lifetime Movies.

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

Hulu with Live TV Channels

Overall, Hulu with Live TV offers a balanced mix of channels in its standard lineup. You get the major news networks and sports networks as well as the most popular basic cable channels.

For more information about Hulu with TV’s channel list, click here.

Hulu with Live TV Supported Devices

Hulu has a solid lineup of apps for watching its content. The same app streams Hulu’s on-demand content as well as its live TV content.

  • 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.

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

Hulu with Live TV Simultaneous Streams

Hulu with Live TV allows two devices to use the service at the same time. A $15 monthly fee will let you use an unlimited number of devices on your home network as well as three additional mobile devices. 

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

Hulu with Live TV DVR

You get a fifty-hour limit on the standard DVR feature. Hulu with Live TV will charge you another $15 per month to increase the limit to two hundred hours. You also unlock the DVR’s fast-forwarding feature so you can skip through commercials.

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

Hulu with Live TV On-Demand Library

Hulu’s on-demand library includes a growing number of Hulu original programs and movies. More importantly, it includes currently-running TV series from many TV networks — even those that are not part of Hulu with Live TV.

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

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Watch American Heroes Channel on DirecTV Now

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DirecTV Now has become one of the most expensive streaming TV services — especially for watching American Heroes Channel. You can only get AHC with DirecTV Now’s two most expensive plans which are priced the same as cable subscriptions.

DirecTV Now Pricing and Packages

Your only options for getting American Heroes Channel are the Xtra and Ultimate subscription plans.

  • Plus: 45+ channels for $50/month.
  • Max: 60+ channels for $70/month.
  • Entertainment: 65+ channels for $93/month.
  • Choice: 85+ channels for $110/month.
  • Xtra: 105+ channels for $124/month.
  • Ultimate: 125+ channels for $135/month.
  • Optimo Más: 90+ English and Spanish-language channels for $86/month.

You can learn more about DirecTV Now’s pricing and packages here.

DirecTV Now Channels

DirecTV Now’s channel lineup varies from plan to plan with little logical reason for the differences. You will need to review each plan carefully before deciding whether DirecTV Now is right for you.

To see exactly which channels each DirecTV Now subscription plan offers, check out this article.

DirecTV Now Supported Devices

Most of the major streaming platforms will work with DirecTV Now.

  • 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 Fire TV and Roku.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android and iOS.
  • Game consoles: None.
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome and Safari.

You can learn more about DirecTV Now’s device support here.

DirecTV Now Simultaneous Streams

All of DirecTV Now’s subscription plans limit you to two simultaneous streams. You must pay an extra $5 per month to add a third device.

Learn more about simultaneous streaming on DirecTV Now here.

DirecTV Now DVR

DirecTV Now’s cloud DVR is very limited. You can only record twenty hours of content and your shows will expire after a month. DirecTV Now does not offer an upgrade.

You’ll find more details about DirecTV Now’s cloud DVR here.

DirecTV Now On-Demand Library

All of DirecTV Now’s on-demand library comes from the content providers.

Learn more about DirecTV Now’s on-demand library here.

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How to Watch American Heroes Channel on Amazon Fire TV

You can watch American Heroes Channel on Amazon Fire TV with one of these streaming services: Philo, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, Hulu with Live TV, and DirecTV Now and the American Heroes Channel app.

How to Watch American Heroes Channel on Roku

You can watch American Heroes Channel on Roku with one of these streaming services: Philo, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, Hulu with Live TV, and DirecTV Now and the American Heroes Channel app. 

How to Watch American Heroes Channel on Apple TV

You can watch American Heroes Channel on Apple TV with one of these streaming services: Philo, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, Hulu with Live TV, and DirecTV Now and the American Heroes Channel app. 

Use the American Heroes Channel App

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Discovery Communications created American Heroes Channel to focus on military history, military technology and similar content. Hunting Nazi Treasure, Honor the Red Tails and America’s Civil War are some of the shows AHC offers.

American Heroes Channel Pricing and Packages

You do not need a subscription to watch American Heroes Channel content. However, only a limited number of episodes are available for free. So long as you have a subscription to a pay-TV provider, you can unlock everything the AHC app has to offer. The one exception is Sling TV which will not work with the AHC app.

American Heroes Channel Device Support

American Heroes Channel apps are available on a wide range of devices.

  • Living room devices: Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku.
  • Smart TVs and Blu-ray players: Devices based on Amazon Fire TV or Roku.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android and iOS.
  • Game consoles: Xbox.
  • Desktop browsers: Most browsers.
Chris Casper is a former tech industry product manager who escaped from California for New Mexico. Now he writes about science and tech while searching for the perfect green chile sauce.