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

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Watch MSNBC on fuboTV

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fuboTV started out as a streaming service that was mostly dedicated to soccer coverage, and this bias still shows through in the available channels, but it has expanded to include more channel coverage, including MSNBC and other news channels.

fuboTV Pricing and Packages

fuboTV has one package which comes with MSNBC. This is the “fubo Standard” package which starts at $54.99. You can add some extras and add-ons to get more channels and extra features like a bigger DVR and more simultaneous streams. You can learn more 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

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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.

fuboTV Channels

For $54.99, you’ll get access to 80+ channels. While this does include MSNBC and other cable news channels such as Fox News, Fox Business, and Fusion, many of these channels like beIN Sports are sports-related, focusing on soccer and other international sports like rugby and cricket. Learn more here.

fuboTV Supported Devices

Platform support is solid, but nothing to write home about. fuboTV can be used on iOS/Android devices, Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire devices, Apple TV, and some Android TV devices. Learn more here.

fuboTV Simultaneous Streams

One of the primary disadvantages of fuboTV is that you are limited to streaming on only 2 devices at once. This may not be enough for larger families, or people who share their accounts. However, you can expand this to 3 streams with the $5.99 Family Share Add-On, if desired. Learn more here.

fuboTV DVR

fuboTV does come with a free cloud-based DVR included, so it’s easy to record MSNBC content and watch it later. You can record up to 30 hours of content, and your recordings will persist until you manually overwrite them, with no time limits. If this is not enough, you can upgrade to 500 hours of storage with a $9.99 DVR upgrade package. Learn more here.

fuboTV On-Demand Library

fuboTV’s on-demand library won’t replace Netflix, but it has a good amount of on-demand content including past seasons of some shows, recently-aired episodes, and a solid lineup of movies. Get more details here.

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Watch MSNBC on Hulu With Live TV

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Hulu With Live TV is relatively new, but has already made a name for itself as a good cable alternative thanks to its great features, reasonable price, and wide platform support.

Hulu With Live TV Pricing and Packages

For $44.99/month, you get 60+ channels, depending on your region, and unrestricted access to the entire library of Hulu VOD content from major television networks. 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

MSNBC comes with the base Hulu With Live TV package, alongside other cable news channels such as CNBC, HLN, ESPNEWS, Fox News and Fox Business and CNN/CNN International. Learn more here.

Hulu With Live TV Supported Devices

Hulu With Live TV also has outstanding platform support. You can watch live streams on your Android or iOS devices, Apple TV (4th gen or later), Chromecast, Echo Show, Amazon Fire Tablets and Fire TV, your web browser, some Samsung and LG Smart TVs, the Nintendo Switch, Roku and Roku Stick, and the Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Learn more here.

Hulu With Live TV Simultaneous Streams

Hulu With Live TV restricts playback to 2 simultaneous streams at once. If you’d like to stream on more devices, you can add an Unlimited Screens package for $9.99/month. This allows you to stream on 3 devices outside of your home, and on unlimited screens on your own home Wi-Fi network. Learn more here.

Hulu With Live TV DVR

Hulu With Live TV offers a free, cloud-based DVR that provides you with 50 hours of storage – no time limits or restrictions. You can also upgrade your DVR to 200 hours of storage with the $9.99/month Enhanced DVR package. You can combine Unlimited Screens and Enhanced DVR for $14.99/month, if desired. Learn more here.

Hulu With Live TV On-Demand Library

Your Hulu With Live TV subscription comes with an ad-supported Hulu on-demand membership, free of charge. This means you can watch everything on Hulu for free, including plenty of past seasons of top shows, recently-aired episodes, movies, and even Hulu Originals like The Handmaid’s Tale. Learn more here.

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Watch MSNBC on Sling TV

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With its low-cost, “a la carte” approach to internet TV, Sling TV has managed to amass more than 2 million subscribers since 2015, and it’s a solid way to watch MSNBC without cable.

Sling TV Pricing and Packages

Sling TV comes in two primary packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, which both cost $25. You can combine Sling Orange and Blue for $40/month, and also add additional channels individually and in special bundles. You can get more details 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

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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.

Sling TV Channels

Sling TV offers MSNBC, but there’s a catch. You can only get MSNBC if you subscribe to the $25/month Blue package, and then purchase “News Extra” a-la-carte add-on for an additional $5/month. You can’t get MSNBC in the Sling Orange package at all.

However, if you go for the above package, you’ll get MSNBC, BBC, Bloomberg Television, Fusion, and RT, so you do get quite a bit for your money if you’re a real news junkie. Learn more here.

Sling TV Supported Devices

However, Sling TV offers reliable streaming performance, and is available for just about every major streaming platform. Sling TV is supported on Android and iOS devices, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV, web browsers, Xbox One, and selected LG WebOS Smart TVs. Learn more here.

Sling TV Simultaneous Streams

You are also limited to streaming on 3 devices simultaneously with Sling Blue, but this is usually enough for most families. Learn more here.

Sling TV DVR

Another one of the primary drawbacks of Sling TV is that you don’t get free access to a DVR, so you won’t be able to record shows like Rachel Maddow without paying an extra $5/month for DVR access. If you pay for a DVR, you’ll be able to record 50 hours of programming directly on the cloud, with no “expiration dates” or automatic deletion.

Sling TV On-Demand Library

The amount of Sling TV on-demand content you’ll get partially depends on the number of channels to which you’re subscribed. You can expect a selection of top movies, recently-aired TV, and some past seasons of some TV shows. Learn more here.

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Watch MSNBC on AT&T TV Now

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AT&T TV Now is the new name for DirecTV Now. It’s expensive compared to the other picks on our list, and offers fewer channels and fairly restrictive features, but it’s still a reasonable way to watch MSNBC without cable.

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 MSNBC, you’ll need to subscribe to a Plus or higher plan. You can get more details about 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

With AT&T TV Now, you’ll get MSNBC as well as access to several other cable news channels like CNN, Fox News and Fox Business, C-SPAN, and Bloomberg, depending on your package. You can get a full channel breakdown here.

AT&T TV Now Supported Devices

AT&T TV Now has decent device support. While AT&T TV Now supports Chromecast, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, and iOS/Android devices, it lacks support for gaming consoles like the Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Learn more here.

AT&T TV Now Simultaneous Streams

AT&T TV Now only supports streaming on 2 simultaneous devices. However, you can add a third stream for a $5/month fee, if you want. Learn more here.

AT&T TV Now DVR

AT&T TV Now introduced a DVR in 2018, but you can only record 20 hours of content, and you can only save your content for up to 30 days, which is quite restrictive. Learn more here.

AT&T TV Now On-Demand Library

AT&T TV Now has a good on-demand library, offering newly-aired episodes and past seasons of most TV shows available on the platform, and a good selection of movies. You can find out more here.

Free 7-day Trial

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Watch MSNBC on PlayStation Vue

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Despite what the name may imply, you don’t need a PlayStation to use PlayStation Vue, and it’s one of the best ways to watch MSNBC on any device.

PlayStation Vue Pricing and Packages

PlayStation Vue has a total of four channel packages you can choose from, based on how many channels you want, and your budget. You can get a full breakdown of which channels come in each package here.

PlayStation Vue Channels

PlayStation Vue offers a variety of different channel bundles, but if you want MSNBC get the $49.99 “Access” package. In addition to MSNBC, this bundle of channels includes other cable news channels like CNN, BBC America, Fox Business, CNBC, and Fox News. Learn more here.

PlayStation Vue Supported Devices

Platform support on PlayStation Vue is good. You can stream on devices including iOS/Android devices, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV Roku, and Chromecast, as well as the PlayStation. Xbox consoles are not supported, which is not exactly a shocker, given the rivalry between these consoles. Learn more here.

PlayStation Vue Simultaneous Streams

PlayStation Vue allows you to stream on up to 5 devices simultaneously on your home network, depending on the devices you’re using. This is better than every other streaming service on this list, with the exception of Hulu With Live TV if you add the Unlimited Screens package. Learn more here.

PlayStation Vue DVR

PlayStation Vue offers an unlimited DVR. You can record as many shows as you want for up to 28 days, so it’s a great choice for cord-cutters who don’t typically watch live TV, and need extra recording space. Learn more here.

PlayStation Vue On-Demand Library

You’ll find that PlayStation Vue has a fairly good on-demand library, and allows you to watch the most recent episodes of most top shows, as well as some movies and a few past seasons of select TV shows. Get more information here.

Watch MSNBC on YouTube TV

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With its great channel lineup and top-tier features, YouTube TV by Google is certainly a contender for the best way to stream MSNBC without cable.

YouTube TV Pricing and Packages

YouTube TV has only a single package to choose from, which will cost you $49.99/month for 70+ channels. You can learn more here.

YouTube TV Channels

With YouTube TV, you’ll get MSNBC as well as other cable-only news channels like CNBC, Fox News, Fox Business, BBC America, BBC World, ESPNEWS, and Newsy.

For the money, this is a really good package of cable news channels. YouTube TV also offers great sports coverage, local channels, and plenty of entertainment channels like FX, TNT, USA, and more. Learn more here.

YouTube TV Supported Devices

As far as platform support goes, you can watch on some LG, Hisense, SHARP, Vizio, and Samsung smart TVs, as well as Android TV, Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Xbox One, iOS and Android. After a years-long absence, Amazon Fire TV will also finally be supported, starting in late 2019. Learn more here.

YouTube TV Simultaneous Streams

YouTube TV also offers simultaneous streaming on up to 3 devices, which is more than AT&T TV NOw, Hulu With Live TV, and fuboTV. Learn more here.

YouTube TV DVR

YouTube TV also comes with the best DVR in the streaming business. You get completely unlimited recording storage for up to 9 months in the cloud, and you can record multiple shows, with no limits on simultaneous recordings. Learn more here.

YouTube TV On-Demand Library

You can get plenty of on-demand content from YouTube TV and the 70+ channels carried on the service, including a number of movies, recently-aired episodes, and a good selection of past seasons on some networks. Learn more here.

How to Watch MSNBC on Amazon Fire TV

You can watch MSNBC on Amazon Fire TV with one of these streaming services: fuboTV, Hulu With Live TV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, or PlayStation Vue. YouTube TV will be adding Amazon Fire TV support in late 2019. Just download the appropriate app from the Amazon App Store and start streaming!

Your other option is to download the MSNBC app for Amazon Fire TV. All of the above streaming services will let you use your login to watch MSNBC live and on-demand on the app.

How to Watch MSNBC on Roku

You can watch MSNBC on Roku with one of these streaming services: fuboTV, Hulu With Live TV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, PlayStation Vue or YouTube TV.  Open up the Roku Channel Store, download the appropriate app, and start streaming right away.

Alternatively, you can download the MSNBC app, and use your login to one of the above services to watch MSNBC live or on-demand in the app.

How to Watch MSNBC on Apple TV

You can watch MSNBC on Apple TV with one of these streaming services: fuboTV, Hulu With Live TV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, PlayStation Vue or YouTube TV.  All you have to do is open up the App Store, search for the appropriate app, and download it. Then, you’ll be good to go.

If you want, you could also choose to download the MSNBC app and log in with your internet TV service to watch more live and on-demand content.

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