You can watch CNN live without cable with one of these streaming services: fuboTV, Hulu With Live TV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, YouTube TV, PlayStation Vue, or AT&T WatchTV. In this article, we’ll help you decide which option is best for you. Let’s get started!

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Watch CNN on fuboTV

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Sports fans will find fuboTV to be one of the best services on the market. But this service also offers sports fans a wide selection of non-sports channels, including CNN. Thankfully, subscribers don’t have to pay extra to add CNN as the news channel comes included with a base channel package.

fuboTV Pricing and Packages

CNN is included in the basic fubo Standard package, which comes with a total of 80-100+ channels. You can upgrade this package with some optional add-ons for more channels coverage and additional features. Get full details 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

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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

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*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

Along with CNN, you’ll get other news channels, including the Fox News Channel, Fox Business, CNBC, CNBC World, and Cheddar Business.

The vast majority of fuboTV’s channels are, of course, sports-related, so you’ll have access to networks such as Fox Sports, NBC Sports, and a healthy dose of beIN sports, among many others.

There are also a large number of must-have entertainment networks available through the base “fubo Standard” package, including AMC, History Channel, SYFY, TBS and more. Learn more here.

fuboTV Supported Devices

You can stream fuboTV on almost any device you may have, including Windows and Mac browsers, Android and iOS devices, Roku devices, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV (like the Nvidia Shield), and Chromecast. Learn more here.

fuboTV Simultaneous Streams

The service also provides all users with 2 simultaneous streams. This means you can watch CNN on one device while a family member watches a sports match on another device. If you have a larger family, you can upgrade to Family Share plan for an additional monthly fee of $5.99/month, bringing your total to 3. Learn more here.

fuboTV DVR

fuboTV gives you a 30 hour cloud DVR free of charge with your subscription. You also have the opportunity to upgrade your DVR to 500 hours of storage for a $9.99/monthly fee, if you need more space. Learn more here.

fuboTV On-Demand Library

fuboTV has a pretty good on-demand library, with recently-aired episodes of top shows, archived past seasons, and a good selection of movies. You can also use its 72-hour rewind feature to catch most newly-broadcast content, even if you didn’t record it on your DVR. Learn more here.

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Watch CNN on Hulu With Live TV

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Hulu With Live TV combines good, upgradeable features with great on-demand options and a strong channel lineup. Find out more below.

Hulu With Live TV Pricing and Packages

Hulu With Live TV offers only a single channel package, which includes CNN and 60+ other top channels, and costs $44.99/month. Get more details here.

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

67 Channels

2 simultaneous streams

ESPN and Disney

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Hulu With Live TV Channels

Your Hulu With Live TV membership gets you some good news channels like CNN and CNN International, MSNBC, CNBC, Fox News and Fox Business, as well as ESPNEWS. This is a great value. Learn more here.

Hulu With Live TV Supported Devices

Platform support for Hulu With Live TV has gotten significantly better over time. Today, iOS and Android devices offer full support, as do web browsers, 4th-gen and newer Apple TVs, Amazon Fire Devices, Chromecast, Xbox consoles, and select newer Roku devices and Samsung Smart TVs. Learn more here.

Hulu With Live TV Simultaneous Streams

With a default subscription, simultaneous device playback is limited to 2 streams at once, which is on par with DirecTV Now. However, you can buy a $9.99/month Unlimited Screens package. This add-on lets you stream on 3 devices outside your home network, and on unlimited devices on your home Wi-Fi network. Learn more here.

Hulu With Live TV DVR

Another positive aspect of Hulu With Live TV is that it has a great DVR service, included for no extra cost. You can record 50 hours of content without any time restrictions. Again, you can add-on $9.99/month Enhanced DVR package to increase this to 200 hours. And if you want to combine the Enhanced DVR and Unlimited Screens package, you can do so for only $14.99/month. Learn more here.

Hulu With Live TV On-Demand Library

Not only do you get 60+ cable channels and the ability to watch archived content, you get full access to the entire library of Hulu streaming shows. If you already have a Hulu subscription and want to watch CNN without cable, this new streaming service is definitely worth looking into. Learn more here.

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Watch CNN on Sling TV

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Sling TV has made a name for itself as one of the cheapest options for streaming a wide variety of cable-only content. If you want to stream CNN for less, it’s by far the most affordable option.

Sling TV Pricing and Packages

Sling TV splits its channels into two packages – the $25/month Orange package and the $25/month Blue package. CNN is available in both of these packages. You can combine both for $40/month. Learn more here.

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

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

Sling TV Channels

The $25/month Orange package comes with a total of about 30 channels. You’ll get CNN, as well as some other news channels like Bloomberg, BBC America, Cheddar Business, and Newsy – so it’s a pretty great deal for news junkies.

If you choose the $25/month Blue package, you’ll get the same news channels, but will also get some other great channels like Fox Sports, NBC Sports Network, FXX, and more. The primary benefit of choosing this package is that you can stream on up to 3 devices at once.

If you want, you can combine both packages for $40/month. This will give you access to a total of 40+ channels, but it’s not really worth it if all you’re looking for is an inexpensive way to watch CNN. Learn more here.

Sling TV Supported Devices

Platform support for Sling TV is fairly robust, which is good news if you like to stream on multiple different devices. You can use Sling TV to stream on Roku, Amazon Fire devices, Android/iOS devices, Apple TV and Chromecast, Samsung and LG smart TVs, and the Xbox One console. Learn more here.

Sling TV Simultaneous Streams

With Sling Orange, you’re limited to streaming on a single device at a time. With Sling Blue, though, you can stream on up to 3 devices at once. Get more details here.

Sling TV DVR

Sling TV is a pretty good deal for cord-cutters who are news junkies, but it’s not perfect. You don’t get a DVR unless you pay extra for it, for example. You’ll need to fork over an additional $5/month for DVR service.

The DVR is fairly good, however, offering 50 hours of cloud storage with no recording “expiration dates”. However, one drawback is that not all channels can be DVR’ed, such as Disney and ESPN channels. Learn more here.

Sling TV On-Demand Library

Sling TV has a good on-demand library, with thousands of popular shows, movies, and more. You can get more details here.

Free 7-day Trial

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Watch CNN on AT&T TV Now

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AT&T TV Now has surprisingly great cable news coverage, though it’s definitely one of the pricier options on our list.

AT&T TV Now Pricing and Packages

AT&T TV Now offers a total of seven different packages, as follows:

  • 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

To get CNN, you’ll need to subscribe to the cheapest $50/month “Plus” package. You can get a full breakdown of what’s included in each package here.

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

AT&T TV Now Channels

When you subscribe to AT&T TV Now, you’ll get CNN, as well as a hand-picked selection of other cable news channels. This includes Fox News, Bloomberg, C-SPAN, Telemundo, Fox Business, MSNBC, and more. Learn more here.

AT&T TV Now Supported Devices

AT&T TV Now has good device support. Notably, it lacks support for gaming consoles and smart TVs. However, it can be used on most major streaming platforms like Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV, and Chromecast. You can also use it on all modern iOS/Android smartphones and tablets. Learn more here.

AT&T TV Now Simultaneous Streams

The service limits you to simultaneous streams to 2 at once. This is okay if you’re just watching CNN on your own, but if you plan on sharing an account with friends or family, it will likely lead to some issues down the line. You can add another stream for $5/month, bringing your total to 3. Learn more here.

AT&T TV Now DVR

AT&T TV Now was late to the game in launching its DVR option, and what’s available is still highly limited. All customers will now get a 20-hour cloud DVR included with any package. However, that DVR is limited as videos expire after just 30 days. Additionally, skipping through commercials is limited as some options, such as channels owned by Disney, disallow commercial skipping. Learn more here.

AT&T TV Now On-Demand Library

AT&T TV Now has a huge on-demand library, with more than 40,000 pieces of content including movies and TV shows. Get more details here.

Free 7-day Trial

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Watch CNN on PlayStation Vue

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Source: PlayStation Vue

PlayStation Vue is a bit pricier than the previous options on our list. However, it’s worth the price of entry for those among you who may have large families and want to stream on multiple devices at once.

PlayStation Vue Pricing and Packages

PlayStation Vue has a total of four channel packages you can choose from, starting with the $49.99/month, which comes with CNN. You can get a full breakdown here.

Access
5-Day Free Trial
$44.99/ month

50 channels

5 simultaneous streams*

ESPN and Disney

Premium sports

EPIX and FXM

HBO and SHOWTIME

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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

SIGN UP
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.

PlayStation Vue Channels

The base “Access” package contains quite a few cable news channels. You’ll get news coverage from CNN, as well as MSNBC and CNBC, Fox News and Fox Business, HLN, and BBC America. Learn more here.

PlayStation Vue Supported Devices

You have tons of options when it comes to streaming PlayStation Vue content, which makes it easy for your whole family to stream at once.

PlayStation Vue supports modern streaming devices like the Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire devices, and Chromecast, as well as Android and iOS devices, and PlayStation 3 and 4 gaming consoles. You won’t get Xbox support, however. Learn more here.

PlayStation Vue Simultaneous Streams

The biggest reason to choose PlayStation Vue is its outstanding multiple-device streaming policy. You can stream your content on up to 5 devices simultaneously. There is no other streaming service in the industry that can beat this – with the exception of Hulu With Live TV if you add the Unlimited Screens bundle for an extra $19.99/month. Learn more here.

PlayStation Vue DVR

The PlayStation Vue DVR is also pretty great. You can only save content for up to 28 days, but you do get totally unlimited storage space. Again, this makes it great for families. Everyone can record as much content as they want, without worrying about accidentally deleting someone else’s show to free up space. Learn more here.

PlayStation Vue On-Demand Library

PlayStation Vue has a reasonable selection of on-demand content, mostly consisting of episodes of TV shows and movies from its partner networks. Learn more here.

Free 5-day Trial

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Watch CNN on YouTube TV

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Source: YouTube TV

YouTube TV has made a lot of strides in the short time it’s been on the market. Now available to over 80% of the US, the service has been expanding its channel package (and unfortunately, its price as well). You’ll find CNN available alongside a large number of other options.

YouTube TV Pricing and Packages

YouTube TV has only a single channel package, which costs $50/month, and will give you a total of 70+ channels. Learn more here.

YouTube TV Channels

With your YouTube TV subscription, you’ll get CNN as well as a few other news networks, including Cheddar Business, CNBC, ESPN News, Fox Business, Fox News Channel,  MSNBC, and Newsy.

There are also an impressive number of entertainment and sports channels available through YouTube TV’s single package, such as ESPN, Fox Sports, FX, AMC, TNT, USA, Cartoon Network, BBC America and more. Learn more here.

YouTube TV Supported Devices

YouTube TV supports the majority of modern streaming devices, including iOS and Android phones, the Chrome web browser, Chromecast, Roku, and Apple TV, as well as the Xbox One and 360 gaming consoles, and a variety of smart TVs. Amazon Fire TV support will be added in late 2019. Learn more here.

YouTube TV Simultaneous Streams

You can stream on up to 3 devices at once with YouTube TV. Learn more here.

YouTube TV DVR

YouTube TV has among the best features you’ll find for any service of its kind. For the price you’ll get a 9-month unlimited cloud DVR service, and the ability to create 6 user profiles.  Even more impressively, each user profile gets its own cloud DVR storage, so you don’t have to bump into anyone else’s recorded videos. Learn more here.

YouTube TV On-Demand Library

YouTube TV has plenty of good on-demand content, including the latest episodes of top network shows, as well as a reasonably good selection of movies. Get more details here.

Watch CNN on AT&T Watch TV

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Source: WatchTV

AT&T entered the streaming market with a super skinny bundle intended to compete directly with Philo. The service is cheaper than Philo and provides a noticeably smaller number of channels, but unlike Philo it does carry CNN.

AT&T WatchTV Pricing and Packages

In a similar fashion to Hulu and YouTube TV, AT&T Watch TV provides just one channel package. For $15 per month (the lowest on our list), you’ll get just over 30 channels, including CNN. Learn more here.

AT&T WatchTV Channels

AT&T WatchTV also includes other news and entertainment channels, such as BBC World News, AMC, Discovery Channel, and HGTV. Like Philo, WatchTV carries no sports networks. Learn more here.

AT&T WatchTV Supported Devices

AT&T Watch TV has decent device support. You can stream through a dedicated app for Android or iOS, Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV devices, and on web browsers. Learn more here.

AT&T WatchTV Simultaneous Streams

AT&T Watch TV limits subscribers to one device stream at a time. That means it’s not a great option for anyone sharing an account with a family. Learn more here.

AT&T WatchTV DVR

You’ll find AT&T Watch TV extremely lacking in features. There is no DVR with this service, and unlike Sling TV, you can’t even add one for an additional price. Learn more here.

AT&T WatchTV On-Demand Library

AT&T WatchTV has more than 15,000 on-demand titles available for streaming. However, this doesn’t really make up for its lack of a DVR. Learn more here.

How to Watch CNN on Amazon Fire TV

You can watch CNN on Amazon Fire TV with one of these streaming services: fuboTV, Hulu With Live TV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, PlayStation Vue, or AT&T WatchTV. YouTube TV will add Amazon Fire TV support in late 2019. Just download the app for your streaming service from the Amazon App Store, and enjoy.

Your other option is to download the CNNgo app for Amazon Fire TV, and log in with your internet TV login credentials. Currently, only PlayStation Vue supports this.

How to Watch CNN on Roku

You can watch CNN on Roku with one of these streaming services: fuboTV, Hulu With Live TV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, YouTube TV, or PlayStation Vue. Just download the proper app for your internet TV service from the Roku Channel Store, and enjoy.

You can also watch CNN on Roku with the CNNgo app. Currently, only PlayStation Vue will allow you to sign into the app. The other services on this list are not supported.

How to Watch CNN on Apple TV

You can watch CNN on Apple TV with one of these streaming services: fuboTV, Hulu With Live TV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, YouTube TV, PlayStation Vue, or AT&T WatchTV. To get started, just head to the App Store and download the app for your respective internet streaming service.

You can also watch CNN on Apple TV with the CNNgo app, which you can download from the App Store. Currently, only PlayStation Vue supports this, however.

Eric Liston is a freelance writer and tech enthusiast based in Ohio, specializing in internet security, cord-cutting, and more.