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Cord-cutters can watch HGTV live without cable using one of the following eight options: Philo, fuboTV, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T WatchTV, YouTube TV, and DirecTV Now. In this article, we’ll help you decide which streaming option is best for MotorTrend. Let’s get started.

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Watch HGTV on Philo

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Philo is an interesting addition to the world of internet TV streaming services. It offers a really great deal on a huge number of channels – but no sports or local channels.

Philo Pricing and Packages

Philo is the cheapest list on our option by far. To get HGTV, you’ll only need to pay $20/month for its single channel package.

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 carries 55+ entertainment channels like TLC, Game Show Network, FYI, DIY Network, Motor Trend and more. Pay an extra $4/month, and you’ll also get Cooking Channel, Revolt, and a number of other top entertainment and lifestyle channels.

For more information on Philo channels, check here.

Philo Supported Devices

You can now stream Philo on iOS and your web browser, as well as Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Roku. Frustratingly, Android users don’t yet have a dedicated app – and have to watch on their web browser, which is a sub-par experience.

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

You can watch Philo on up to 3 devices at once, which is nice for larger families.

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

Philo DVR

Philo’s DVR offers 30 days of unlimited video storage. Each video you record will expire after a month, and each profile user (up to 3 users) gets his or her own video storage.

Check here to learn more about Philo’s DVR.

Philo On-Demand Library

Philo offers a 72-hour rewind feature for videos that helps comprise a large portion of its on-demand video library. Beyond that, every channel in the service offers some on-demand content, resulting in thousands of hours of available video for subscribers.

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

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Watch HGTV on fuboTV

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While fuboTV started out as a primarily sports-focused streaming network, it has expanded quite a bit in recent years, and begun to become a good option for those interested in entertainment television.

FuboTV Pricing and Packages

To get HGTV through fuboTV, you’ll only need the base-tier “Fubo Standard” package.

At $50.99 per month, you’ll get 80+ channels and several notable features.

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

FuboTV Channels

You’ll also get a number of other channels which may be of interest to you, including Food Network, Bravo, E!, and more. Given fuboTV focuses on sports, you can expect a near endless amount of sports content from networks like Fox Sports, NBC Sports, beIN Sports and more.

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

fuboTV Supported Devices

Device support through fuboTV is good. You can stream on your iOS or Android smartphone, on your laptop, or on the Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, or Roku, as well as some Android TV 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

You can stream on up to 2 devices at once with fuboTV, but with the Family Share add-on, you can also add a third stream.

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

FuboTV DVR

For your money, you’ll get the dozens of channels as well as a cloud DVR which offers 30 hours of storage. You can expand this to 500 hours with an add-on, or choose a streaming package that includes the beefed-up DVR.

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

FuboTV On-Demand Library

fuboTV offers hundreds of TV shows and movies through its on-demand library, as well as hundreds of hours of sports content. You’ll find no channel offers all of its content library, but you can use your fuboTV account to login to many different channels’ websites and apps where more content is held.

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

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Watch HGTV on PlayStation Vue

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An expansive service with competitive pricing, PlayStation Vue is a bit of an unexpected gem in the market, especially for HGTV fans.

PlayStation Vue Pricing and Packages

There are four channel packages available through PlayStation Vue:

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

SIGN UP
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.

The lowest-cost option, “Access”, several dozen networks to include HGTV, for $44.99 per month. 

Click here to learn more about PlayStation Vue’s pricing and packages.

PlayStation Vue Channels

While PlayStation Vue offers up to 90+ channels and movie networks, its “Access” package offers some fairly good must-haves, such as Disney, Discovery, ESPN, National Geographic, Cartoon Network, and local broadcast networks, among others.

To learn more about PlayStation Vue’s channels, click here.

PlayStation Vue Supported Devices

This service offers a large number of dedicated apps across a large number of devices. Popular devices can be used, including the Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV, as well as web browsers and mobile devices. PlayStation consoles are of course available for streaming.

The full list includes:

  • TV streaming media players: Apple TV (4th gen and up), Android TV (all gens), Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick (all gens), Chromecast (1st gen and up) and Roku (firmware 8.0 and up)
  • Smart TVs: Amazon Fire TV (all gens), Android TV (all gens) and Roku (firmware 8.0 and up).
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android OS 5.0 and up, iOS 9 and up, and Amazon Fire HD6 tablets and up
  • Game consoles: PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Microsoft Edge are recommended (most recent versions will work)

Click here to learn more about PlayStation Vue’s device support.

PlayStation Vue Simultaneous Streams

With 5 simultaneous streams available per account, PS Vue is the most generous OTT streaming service for cord-cutters.

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

PlayStation Vue DVR

PlayStation Vue’s DVR is fairly limited. You’ll get unlimited recording with a 28-day expiration date on your videos. However, you can have 10 user profiles, and each profile user gets their own DVR.

To learn more about PlayStation Vue’s DVR, click here.

PlayStation Vue On-Demand Library

There are no frills with PlayStation Vue’s on-demand library. Every channel offers something from its line-up, including new release TV show episodes and past seasons, as well as movies for those channels that show them. However, you’ll need to use your PlayStation Vue on select networks’ websites or apps if you want to unlock their full library.

You can check here to learn more about PlayStation Vue’s on-demand library.

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Watch HGTV on Sling TV

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Sling TV is another Internet TV streaming service owned by Dish Network. Missing only the Great American Country channel, it has all the others in the Scripps family.

Sling TV Pricing and Packages

Sling TV’s pricing structure is quite complicated, albeit very flexible. You first get a base package of which you have two choices:  Sling Orange at $25 and Sling Blue, also at $25. If you want HGTV, Food Network, and the Travel Channel, you’ll need the Orange package.

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

They differ in the number of channels each includes, and in the number of concurrent streams. Sling Orange offers 30 channels while Sling Blue has more than 43 — including local sports channels in some areas. Furthermore, Sling Blue allows streaming to multiple concurrent devices.

To learn more about Sling TV channels, check here.

Sling TV Supported Devices

Sling TV’s content can be viewed on a computer, an Android- or iOS-based tablet or smartphone, several set-top devices such as Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, 4h generation Apple TV, Xbox One and many LG smart TVs.

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

As you’ll be opting for Sling Orange to get HGTV, you’ll find only one stream available per account. Sling Blue does offer 3 streams per account, but there’s no way to enjoy that through Sling Orange.

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

Sling TV DVR

Sling TV does not come with a DVR option out of the box. Instead, you’ll need to purchase a $5/month DVR add-on. That will grant you 50 hours of cloud DVR.

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

Sling TV On-Demand Library

Sling TV offers hundreds of TV shows and movies on-demand, immediately upon signing up. If you want to expand what on-demand content you can get, your account information works with multiple channels’ websites and apps.

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

Watch HGTV on Hulu With Live TV

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On-demand content provider Hulu also has a live IPTV service called Hulu with Live TV, which offers 60+ channels for a competitive price.

Hulu with Live TV Pricing and Packages

At a cost of $44.99 per month, you’ll be able to get HGTV through Hulu Live TV’s solitary channel package.

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

67 Channels

2 simultaneous streams

ESPN and Disney

SIGN UP

To learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s pricing, click here.

Hulu with Live TV Channels

Alongside HGTV, you’ll find Hulu with Live TV has a fairly extensive offering of sports, entertainment, and news. ESPN, Fox Sports, Discovery Channel, History, A&E, AMC, and local broadcast networks are just a few examples of what’s available in its package.

Click here to learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s channel options.

Hulu with Live TV Supported Devices

Hulu’s device support is impressive amongst its competition. You’ll find support for most TV streaming devices, mobile devices, and computers. You’ll also find streaming support for some smart TVs, and the Xbox and Nintendo Switch consoles.

The full list of devices includes:

  • TV streaming media players: Apple TV (4th gen and up), Amazon Fire TV and TV Stick, Chromecast and Roku (most models)
  • Smart TVs: LG TV (select models), Samsung TV (select models), Android TV and Roku TV
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android (5.0 and up),  iOS (11 and up), Amazon Fire (tablets)
  • Game consoles: Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Xbox 360
  • Desktop browsers: Most Mac and PC browsers
  • Smart home devices: Amazon Echo Show (video and voice controls)
  • Desktop operating systems: Windows 10 (dedicated app)

To learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s supported devices, click here.

Hulu with Live TV Simultaneous Streams

Hulu offers 2 simultaneous streams per account, which can be upgraded with a paid add-on to the service.

To learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s simultaneous streaming policy, click here.

Hulu with Live TV DVR

You’ll get a 50-hour cloud DVR from Hulu, which is similar to what Sling TV offers for an extra fee. However, you can expand that to 200 hours with a paid add-on.

To learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s DVR storage options, click here.

Hulu with Live TV On-Demand Library

No other service offers an on-demand library that can match what Hulu brings to the table. This service includes its full on-demand library from its regular on-demand service, and combines it with its live TV content. That means you’ll get thousands of TV shows, movies, and more through this service, as well as Hulu’s hit original content.

You can learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s on-demand library by checking here.

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Watch HGTV on DirecTV Now

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DirecTV Now is a subscription-based streaming service from AT&T. The service is among the most expensive options on our list but does have some advantages for those who choose to sign up.

DirecTV Now Pricing and Packages

The service more actively advertises its two lowest-cost options:

  • PLUS: 40+ channels, $50/month
  • MAX: 50+ channels, $70/month

However, if you want HGTV, you’ll need to sign up for the $93 per month “Entertainment” package, which comes with 65+ channels.

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

DirecTV Now Channels

DirecTV Now’s cost might be a bit of a shock, but it also offers more channels than every other service on the upper end of its package spectrum. Any US-based channel you may want, with the exception of some minor over-the-air broadcast networks, are available. Still, the sticker price is a big ask for most cord-cutters.

Click here to learn more about DirecTV Now’s channels.

DirecTV Now Supported Devices

Perhaps one of the biggest draws to DirecTV Now is its device support. Almost every major device has a supported app, included many popular smart TVs. The only thing lacking is support for gaming consoles.

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 DirecTV Now’s supported devices.

DirecTV Now Simultaneous Streams

You can stream on up to two devices at once through this service for the price. You can add a third stream for $5/month extra.

To learn more about DirecTV Now’s streaming policy, click here.

DirecTV Now DVR

The DVR option from DirecTV Now is fairly limited. You’ll only get 20 hours of cloud DVR storage, which also has a 30-day expiration date on videos.

Click here to learn more about DirecTV Now’s DVR.

DirecTV Now On-Demand Library

There’s a fairly standard on-demand library available through DirecTV Now, but it does offer thousands of hours of content immediately upon signing up. You can also use your DirecTV Now account information to login to most channels’ websites and apps, which is not true of some popular options, like Sling TV, where TV Everywhere functionality is limited.

You can use your DirecTV Now login information to unlock even more content through most channels’ website and TV Everywhere apps.

Check here to learn more about DirecTV Now’s on-demand library.

Watch HGTV on YouTube TV

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YouTube TV is among the best options on the market for HGTV, especially if you plan to share your account.

YouTube TV Pricing and Packages

For $49.99, you’ll get 70+ channels through YouTube TV, to include HGTV and other popular entertainment networks. There are also a few add-on channels available.

To learn more about YouTube TV’s pricing options, click here.

YouTube TV Channels

HGTV is just one of many channels you’ll find. YouTube TV also offers Discovery, History, AMC, CNN, Fox Sports, ESPN, and more.

To learn more about YouTube TV’s channel list, click here.

YouTube TV Supported Devices

For those who a lot of different devices for streaming, YouTube TV will have you covered. Most major streaming devices are supported, including the Amazon Fire TV. You’ll also be able to stream directly on a number of smart TVs and the Xbox One.

The full list of devices includes:

  • TV streaming media players: Apple TV (4th gen and up), Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and Roku (most models)
  • Smart TVs: Android TV (select models), Samsung TV (2016+ models only), LG TV (2016+ models only), Vizio (select SmartCast models), Hisense (select models), Sharp (select models)
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android (5.0 and up),  iOS (9.1 and up)
  • Game consoles: Xbox One (all versions)
  • Desktop browsers: Most Mac and PC browsers

Click here to learn more about YouTube TV supported devices.

YouTube TV Simultaneous Streams

With 3 simultaneous streams available per account, YouTube TV is a good option for people with multiple TV-watching family members or friends.

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

YouTube TV DVR

You can store an unlimited number of shows, sports, and movies in your YouTube TV cloud DVR. The only limitation is a 9-month expiration on all recordings, which is highly generous. Additionally, you can create 6 profiles per account, and each profile gets its own DVR storage.

Click here to learn more about YouTube TV’s DVR options.

YouTube TV On-Demand Library

Thanks to its 70+ channel library, YouTube TV offers a healthy library of on-demand content. You’ll also get access to some YouTube original content. Most channels give you something from their line-up, but not everything. Your YouTube TV account will work to watch more content on separate channels’ websites and apps.

Your YouTube TV account can be paired with numerous individual channels’ apps and websites, unlocking even more content.

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

Watch HGTV on AT&T WatchTV

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Source: AT&T WatchTV

With the lowest entry cost for HGTV on the market, AT&T WatchTV is an option to consider, but its features are very lacking for those who share accounts.

AT&T WatchTV Pricing and Packages

AT&T WatchTV was designed to directly compete with Philo. At present, it’s slightly cheaper, offering 30+ channels for $15 per month, which includes HGTV.

To learn more about AT&T WatchTV pricing, click here.

AT&T WatchTV Channels

There are 30+ channels available through AT&T WatchTV, which includes major entertainment and news networks. As with Philo, there are no sports channels and no local broadcast networks.

To learn more about AT&T WatchTV channels, click here.

AT&T WatchTV Supported Devices

This service is not widely available across a large number of devices. Still, what apps are available covers most devices cord-cutters are using.

  • TV streaming media players: Apple TV (4th gen and up), Amazon Fire TV (2nd gen and up) and Chromecast
  • Smart TVs: None
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android (5.0 and up),  iOS (11 and up), Amazon Fire (tablets)
  • Game consoles: None
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome (version 59 and up) or Safari (version 10 and up)

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

AT&T WatchTV Simultaneous Streams

You can only watch AT&T WatchTV on one device at a time.

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

AT&T WatchTV DVR

There’s no DVR available through AT&T WatchTV. Additionally, you can’t use your AT&T WatchTV account with most TV Everywhere apps, so you’ll mostly be stuck with the on-demand library available.

To learn more about AT&T WatchTV’s lack of DVR, click here.

AT&T WatchTV On-Demand Library

AT&T WatchTV boasts its large on-demand library of content. It notes that there are 15,000 on-demand titles available immediately upon signing up. Much of that content comes directly from the channels on offer, to include past seasons, and much is available because AT&T owns several channels in the package.

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

How to Watch HGTV on Amazon Fire TV

You can watch HGTV on Amazon Fire TV with one of these streaming services: Philo, fuboTV, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T WatchTV, YouTube TV, and DirecTV Now. There’s also an HGTV app available which will let you watch on-demand content from HGTV with and without an account login from one of these services.

How to HGTV on Roku

You can watch HGTV on Roku with one of these streaming services: Philo, fuboTV, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, and DirecTV Now. Each is available through the Roku Channels store, as is the HGTV app.

How to Watch MotorTrend on Apple TV

You can watch FXM on Apple TV with one of these streaming services: Philo, fuboTV, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T WatchTV, YouTube TV, and DirecTV Now. All of these apps are free on Apple TV, but will require your login information to use. The HGTV app is also available on Apple TV.

(Almost) everything you wanted to know about HGTV

HGTV has been with us for a while. Started back in 1994 as the Home, Lawn and Garden channel, it was later shortened to Home and Garden Television and is usually referred to as HGTV. The channel, owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, is headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee and is received in over 95 million American households.

HGTV’s most popular shows

One might ask: why is HGTV so immensely popular? There’s a simple reason for this popularity: its shows. Most of HGTVs shows are of the scripted reality genre, a very popular niche these days. Scripted reality shows are all about “ordinary” people who experience problems, issues, and conflicts like we all do. We can relate to them and this is probably why we like these shows so much. And being mostly shot on location, the production costs are relatively low, making them interesting for the networks as well. Let’s introduce you to a few of HGTV’s most popular shows.

The most popular of them all is called Fixer Upper. It’s a reality show that features Chip and Joanna Gaines who start by showing one couple three potential homes for purchase, each of which requiring repair or renovation. The couple chooses their home, Joanna designs it, and Chip acts as the lead contractor. Typically, buyers have a total budget of under $200,000 with at least $30,000 in renovations. The show typically attracts some 4.3 million viewers

Flip or Flop is HGTV’s second-most-popular show at just under 3 million viewers. The show follows real estate agents and real-life husband and wife duo Tarek and Christina El Moussa. The premise is simple and follows them as they buy homes – typically bank-owned short sales or foreclosures, and renovate and resell them. Christina’s expertise is primarily in design, and she works with Tarek on renovating the homes they purchase.

Property Brothers and its spinoffs are among HGTV’s most famous shows. The show, currently in its tenth season is about identical twins Drew (a real-estate expert) and Jonathan (a contractor) Scott. They work together to help families buy and transform fixer-uppers into dream homes while working on a tight budget and schedule. Several spin-offs of the show have been produced, most of them as much or even more successful than the original. They include Property Brothers Buying and selling and Brother vs Brother, currently HGTV’s third-most-popular show.

Ellen’s Design Challenge, HGTV’s fourth most-watched show stars and is executive-produced by talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres. It is a reality design competition that features six furniture designers competing on their abilities in sketching, designing and building furniture within a 24-hour time constraint.

The House Hunters franchise is also hugely popular on HGTV. It follows people in search of a new home. Each episode has the buyer presented with three homes of which he must choose the one that best fits his needs, criteria, and budget. Each episode concludes by revisiting the buyers a few weeks or months later to see what changes they made to their new home. The formula has proven so popular that there have been over a dozen spin-offs. Three of them, House Hunters International, House Hunters: Where Are They Now, and Tiny House Hunters are still amongst HGTV’s most popular shows.

HGTV’s sister channels that you might find interesting

Throughout the years, Scripps Networks Interactive, HGTV’S parent company acquired or launched a handful of other channels. Some of them might interest you.

Food Network

Food Network Logo
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Founded in 1993, the same year as HGTV, the Food Network was acquired by Scripps Networks Interactive in 1997. This channel, as its name implies, is all about food. Between cooking shows, reality shows, and cooking competitions, watching the Food Network can be a mouth-watering experience. At least, it is for me. It features its share of celebrity cooks and chefs such as Guy Fiery, Giada De Laurentiis, Mario Batali, Bobby Flay, Paula Deen and Rachel Ray.

DIY

DIY
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The third channel in the family, launched in 1999, is DIY. It’s described as the “go-to destination for rip-up, knock-out home improvement television.” It used to feature programming focused on all sorts of DIY activities such as auto repairs, jewelry making, knitting or woodworking but nowadays, it’s solely about home improvement and gardening.

Cooking Channel

Cooking Channel
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Launched in 2002 as the Fine Living Network, this channel was rebranded as the Cooking Channel in 2010. As opposed to its sister channel Food Network which focuses on reality and competition series, the Cooking Channel is oriented towards more traditional instructional cooking shows. As such, it often airs reruns of older Food Network programs.

Great American Country

Great American Country
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Great American Country is kind of a country music version of MTV. The channel features country music videos, music performance and live events as well as country lifestyle entertainment programming.

Travel Channel

Travel Channel
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Last in the family, the Travel Channel, which had been launched 22 years earlier was acquired by Scripps Networks Interactive in 2009. It features documentaries, reality and how-to shows related to leisure and travel, both in the US and around the world. You’ll find shows on African safaris, tours of grand hotels, visits to the world’s greatest cities and attractions.

Renaud Larue-Langlois is a freelance writer, blogger, and editor who specializes in technology and electronics. When he's not writing about them, he's playing with them. He can be reached through his website