Cord-cutters can watch IFC live without cable using one of the following six options: Philo, fuboTV, Sling TV, YouTube TV, DirecTV Now, and the IFC app. In this article, we’ll help you decide which streaming option is best for IFC. Let’s get started.

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Watch IFC on Philo

Philo IFC without cable
Source: Philo

If you’re a real penny-pincher, you can consider Philo to be your go-to option – to a point. Philo is an excellent service that actually has its roots as a skinny bundle offered solely on college campuses, but has now moved into the wider market.

Philo Pricing and Packages

The best thing about Philo for new users is the price. Anyone looking to get IFC as a primary channel in their TV lineup can do so through Philo for just $20 per month through the service’s single channel package.

45 Channels
7-day free trial
$16.00/ month

45 channels

3 simultaneous streams

30-Day DVR

Roku Support

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58 Channels
7-day free trial
$20.00/ month

58 channels

3 simultaneous streams

30-Day DVR

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For more information on Philo plans, check here.

Philo Channels

If you’re looking for ESPN, Fox Sports, or others of that nature, Philo is almost certainly not going to be the network for you. However, if you’re into entertainment, science, lifestyle, history, and reality TV, Philo has you covered. The service also doesn’t offer any local broadcast networks, like Fox, NBC, or ABC. Instead, you’ll get popular cable networks like IFC, AMC, Discovery, History, and more.

For more information on Philo channels, check here.

Philo Supported Devices

This skinny bundle service can be used on web browsers, Rokus, and iOS devices. It will also soon have apps for Apple TV and Amazon Fire devices. However, there’s still no word from the company on dedicated apps for Android devices.

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

Philo has a generous policy for streaming. You can watch on up to 3 devices at once, which is more than the industry standard of just 2 simultaneous streams.  

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

Philo DVR

You’ll get a 30-day cloud DVR through Philo. With that comes unlimited video recording of any channel available through the service. You’ll also get 2 user profiles, each with its own DVR storage.

Check here to learn more about Philo’s DVR.

Philo On-Demand Library

If you want on-demand video, Philo offers a few great options. There’s a 72-hour rewind feature available that offers content from most channels for a full 3 days after its aired. A vast amount of content is also available on-demand through the service, which is up to the discretion of the channels available through the service.

To unlock more channel content, you can use your Philo login information with separate channel apps and websites.

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

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Watch IFC on fuboTV

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Source: fuboTV

It’s safe to say that fuboTV is likely not an option you’d consider for an entertainment channel such as IFC.

FuboTV Pricing and Packages

With its sports-centric approach, fuboTV is almost certainly the best option for international sports fans. Still, the service provides IFC in its channel lineup, making it perhaps the best for those who love both sports and IFC. All you need is the basic “Fubo Standard” package at $50.99 per month.

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

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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.

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

FuboTV Channels

Beyond IFC, you’ll find some additional entertainment channels you may be interested available through this service as well. HGTV, FX, SYFY, and the Hallmark Channel are all provided with the service’s channel lineup. And, of course, there are loads of sports channels, with the exception of ESPN.

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

fuboTV Supported Devices

You can stream fuboTV through a web browser, or through apps available for Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, and Android or iOS 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

By default, you’ll get 2 simultaneous streams per account from fuboTV. However, if you want a third stream, you can pay fuboTV for the additional stream, or sign up to one of the other streaming packages that offer it.

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

FuboTV DVR

The “Fubo Standard” package comes with a 30-hour cloud DVR, which might be a bit small for those recording entire sports seasons. However, you can upgrade to 500 hours of cloud storage, or choose a package that offers the additional storage space.

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

FuboTV On-Demand Library

You’ll find a fairly standard amount of on-demand video from fuboTV. Most channels offer a variety of content, which can include entire seasons of popular shows, movies, and sporting events. This service also includes a 72-hour rewind feature that lets you watch most content within 3 days, even if it doesn’t get recorded to your DVR.

Want more? You can use your fuboTV account information to log in to many channels’ separate apps and websites.

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

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Watch IFC on Sling TV

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Source: Sling TV

Sling TV is perhaps the most popular service offering skinny bundles. Sling likes to call their service “a la carte” TV. They do this because they offer a very large number of additional add-on channel packages beyond the base service.

Sling TV Pricing and Packages

This service offers two base channel packages: Sling Orange and Sling Blue. IFC is available through both Sling Orange and Sling Blue, and both options cost $25 per month. Which option you choose will depend on the other channels that come with the packages, as well as the number of simultaneous streams you want, as that varies between the two packages.

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 learn more about Sling TV pricing, check here.

Sling TV Channels

Through Sling Orange, you’ll have access to IFC, as well as 30+ other channels, many of which might be of interest to a fan of IFC. Additional channels with the Sling Orange package include Disney Channel, HGTV, Travel Channel, A&E, AMC, and TBS.

Should you find you want a bit more, Sling also offers IFC through their $25 Sling Blue package. Sling Blue provides users with 40+ channels, including a healthy dose of sports networks. You’ll also get USA, Comedy Central, Cartoon Network, FX, and TruTV with Sling Blue, among others.

To learn more about Sling TV channels, check here.

Sling TV Supported Devices

Given it’s the oldest and most well-known internet TV service, it should come as no surprise that Sling TV is available on a large number of devices. You can stream Sling TV through a web browser, and also on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Chromecast, Android TV, Xbox One, and on LG and Samsung 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

Your simultaneous streaming options will depend on which Sling TV package you choose. If you pick Sling Orange, which features ESPN, you’ll get one device stream for each channel. However, if you choose Sling Blue, which features Fox-branded networks, you’ll get 3 device streams per account.

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

Sling TV DVR

Sling TV users will find the service doesn’t come with a DVR as part of the package. You’ll need to spend $5 per month extra to access a 50-hour cloud DVR,

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

Sling TV On-Demand Library

Sling TV’s on-demand library is primarily dictated by the channels it offers. Each channel provides some content on-demand, with most content available through their individual websites or apps. You’ll find thousands of hours of content immediately available for on-demand streaming through Sling TV and can use your account information to log in to separate channels websites and apps to access even more.

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

Watch IFC on YouTube TV

youtube tv ifc without cable
Source: YouTube

This rapidly-expanding skinny bundle service from YouTube is now available in most of the United States. It’s also one of the best-featured options on the market.

YouTube TV Pricing and Packages

For $49.99 per month, YouTube TV promises users 70+ channels and unlimited DVR service.

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

YouTube TV Channels

Similar to fuboTV, YouTube TV does not have multiple service packages. Instead, you’ll get access to IFC alongside the other 70+ channels for the same price. Included in that package of channels are other options IFC fans may enjoy, such as Bravo, E!, TBS, SYFY, USA, AMC, and TNT. Additionally, if you’re a sports fan, YouTube TV has a fairly expansive sports channel offering for its users.

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

YouTube TV Supported Devices

Among its other benefits, YouTube TV is available through a large number of devices. The service works through any web browser, as well as on Google Chromecast, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android devices, iOS devices, Xbox One, and Samsung TVs.

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

You can even share your account with up to 6 different people, all of whom can have their own, separate account under yours. You can also stream YouTube TV on 3 devices simultaneously.

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

YouTube TV DVR

YouTube’s DVR is hands down the best on the market. You’ll get unlimited DVR recording with a 9-month expiration date on videos. Additionally, all 6 account users will get their own DVR storage. 

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

YouTube TV On-Demand Library

Due to its large number of channels, you’ll get an extensive library of on-demand content from YouTube TV. Immediately upon signing up, you’ll get current and past TV episodes, movies, and sporting events on-demand. You’ll also get access to YouTube Originals.

If you want even more, YouTube TV’s account information will help unlock content on individual channels’ websites and apps.

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

Watch IFC on DirecTV Now

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Source: DirecTV Now

DirecTV Now’s service is priciest on the market, especially for IFC. While it offers a basic package that’s similar in price to fuboTV and YouTube TV, you’ll spend quite a lot to get IFC through it.

DirecTV Now Pricing and Packages

DirecTV Now more openly advertises two basic packages:

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

However, there are additional packages if you click to sign up. And if you want IFC, you’ll need the “Choice” package, which comes with 85 channels, but also costs $110 per month.

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

DirecTV Now Channels

Between all of its packages, DirecTV Now offers over 120 channels. However, its prices skyrocket if you want more networks in your package. That said, almost every cable channel you might want is available through the service, as well as the core broadcast network channels, like ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox.

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

DirecTV Now Supported Devices

You can stream DirecTV Now on almost any device you might own. That includes popular TV streaming devices like Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Roku.

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 2 devices at the same time through this service. For an additional $5 per month, you can add a third stream.

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

DirecTV Now DVR

There’s a 20-hour DVR available to customers, but it also comes with a 30-day expiration date. That makes it the most limited DVR on the market for this type of service.

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

DirecTV Now On-Demand Library

Because of its expansive channel offering, DirecTV Now’s on-demand content library is wide as well. Depending on the package you choose, you’ll have more on-demand content than any other service. DirecTV Now also offers a 72-hour rewind feature which adds to the content library.

If you want more content than what’s available through DirecTV Now, your account information will give you access to many channels individual websites and apps.

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

How to Watch IFC on Amazon Fire TV

You can watch IFC on Amazon Fire TV with one of these streaming services: Philo, fuboTV, Sling TV, YouTube TV, DirecTV Now, and the IFC app. These apps are all free on the Amazon Fire TV app store. Your Sling TV account information won’t work to get you into the IFC app on Amazon Fire TV, however.

How to IFC on Roku

You can watch IFC on Roku with one of these streaming services: Philo, fuboTV, Sling TV, YouTube TV, DirecTV Now, and the IFC app. Each of these apps is easily available and free on Roku through the Channels store. Unfortunately, Sling TV won’t work to access the IFC app on Roku.

How to Watch IFC on Apple TV

You can watch IFC on Apple TV with one of these streaming services: Philo, fuboTV, Sling TV, YouTube TV, DirecTV Now, and the IFC app. You’ll find all of these apps free on the Apple TV app store. Of these, Sling TV won’t work to access the IFC app on Apple TV.

Watch IFC on the IFC App

IFC app
Source: IFC

Once you have access to a skinny bundle, you might want to watch IFC on the go. Thankfully, IFC has an app for that!

You can stream IFC live on its website, but another good option to watch it is to stream it live via a dedicated app for Android or iOS devices.

Once you attempt to login to the IFC app, it will ask for your service provider information. All of the above streaming services will work, and provide you with access – just like if you had a cable subscription.

All you’ll need to do is locate the name of the streaming service, such as YouTube TV. Then, the app will allow you to log into your account, and browse quite a bit of live and on-demand content.

The IFC app gives you all of IFC’s on-demand content, as well as live streams of what’s currently playing on the network.

The IFC app overcomes some of the shortcomings that exist with a few of the streaming services. For those interested in Philo, but not happy with its lack of a dedicated Android app, the IFC app will fill that gap. And many of the other channels offered through Philo also have dedicated apps that offer both live and on-demand content, such as the Science channel.

For those with DirecTV Now, IFC’s on-demand content is a good way to supplement that service’s lack of a DVR. Overall, the IFC app is a great way to watch IFC if you already have subscribed to a “skinny bundle” internet TV service.

Additionally, using an app like the IFC app gets around the streaming device limitations you’ll experience with all of these services. As streaming from the IFC app doesn’t count toward your simultaneous device limit, you can stream IFC through the dedicated app while others can still enjoy other channels available through the skinny bundle service you’re using.