You can watch Nick Jr. live without cable with one of these streaming services: Philo, fuboTV, Sling TV, or DirecTV Now. In this article, we’ll help you decide which option is best for you. Let’s get started!

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Watch Nick Jr. on Philo

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If you’re on a budget and looking for a really cheap way to watch Nick Jr. without cable, look no further than Philo. This low-cost TV provider is focused on providing the best selection of entertainment channels at a low price and has a number of family-friendly features.

Philo Pricing and Packages

Philo has only a single plan, which comes with 56+ channels and costs $20/month. With this plan, you’ll get Nick Jr. and quite a few other kid-friendly channels. Learn more here.

58 Channels
7-day free trial
$20.00/ month

58 channels

3 simultaneous streams

30-Day DVR

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Philo Channels

Your Philo subscription comes with Nick Jr., TeenNick, Nickelodeon, TV Land, Discovery Family, NickToons and more, for a total of 56+ channels. You can see a full list of what you get here.

Philo Supported Devices

Platform support used to be a major weakness for Philo. However, in 2018, the company added support for Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV devices. Other supported platforms include all Roku devices and iOS devices, as well as the Chrome web browser.

Frustratingly, though, there is no support for an Android app. If you primarily stream on an Android phone or tablet, you’ll have to watch Philo on your device’s web browser, which is a clunky, frustrating experience – and burns through battery life very quickly. Learn more here.

Philo Simultaneous Streams

Another great feature of the service is that you can stream on 3 devices at once, in full HD, which is more than most other internet TV services offer. Learn more here.

Philo DVR

Despite its low cost, Philo actually has some of the best features of any internet TV service You can save as many shows as you want for up to 30 days with a free included DVR. Some services, like Sling TV, charge extra for a DVR, so this is a great feature. Learn here.

Philo On-Demand Library

You’ll get a good selection of on-demand content with Philo from Nick, as well as the other channels included in your package. This includes most recently-aired TV, as well as some past seasons and a lineup of movies. Learn more here.

Free 7-day Trial

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Watch Nick Jr. on fuboTV

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fuboTV added Viacom channels in early 2019, as part of its push to move past its initial reputation as a sports-focused streaming service. It’s a bit pricey, but has pretty good features, and is a great way to watch Nick Jr. without cable.

fuboTV Pricing and Packages

fuboTV comes in a total of four packages. But to get Nick Jr., you’ll only need the cheapest $54.99/month “fubo” package. You’ll get 80-90+ channels, and can upgrade to get over 100. 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

fuboTV comes with plenty of great channels including Nick Jr and Nick. You can get NickToons by upgrading to a higher-priced package. Some of the other channels you’ll get include Comedy Central, Fox Sports, Paramount Network, and Cartoon Network. Learn more here.

fuboTV Supported Devices

fuboTV has support for most modern streaming devices. At home, you can watch on Chromecast, Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire TV. On the go, you can watch on iOS and Android devices, as well as most modern web browsers. Learn more here.

fuboTV Simultaneous Streams

fuboTV only lets you stream on 2 devices at once, unless you purchase a $5.99/month Family Share add-on, which gives you access to 3 simultaneous streams. Learn more here.

fuboTV DVR

You’ll get a free cloud DVR with 30 hours of storage with fuboTV. If you want more storage, you can upgrade to 500 hours for $9.99/month. Learn more here.

fuboTV On-Demand Library

You’ll get a pretty good library of on-demand content from fuboTV, with the available content varying a bit depending on the channels included in your package. Regardless of what package you subscribe to, though, you’ll get plenty of on-demand recently-aired episodes and past seasons, as well as movies. Learn more here.

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Watch Nick Jr. on Sling TV

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Sling TV is the oldest internet TV service around, and arguably the most popular, despite a somewhat confusing subscription model. It’s been around since early 2015, and it’s owned by DISH Network. The service has more than 2.37 million subscribers.

Sling TV Pricing and Packages

There are 3 basic choices for your Sling TV package. You can choose Sling Orange, which has about 30 channels and costs $25 per month, Sling Blue, which has 45+ channels for $25 per month, or Sling Orange + Blue, which has 50+ total channels and costs $40 per 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

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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

To get Nick Jr., you’ll need to subscribe to Sling Blue. The channel comes with the base, $25/month package.

Or – and here’s where things get confusing – you can subscribe to Sling Orange, and purchase the Kids Extra package for $5 per month.

The confusing thing about this is that the channels you get from these “extra” add-ons from Sling vary, depending on your base package. If you have Sling Blue – which already contains Nick Jr. – Kids Extra will get you 5 channels:

  • Nicktoons
  • TeenNick
  • Boomerang
  • BabyTV
  • DuckTV

If you go for Sling Orange, though, the Kids Extra package comes with 8 total channels:

  • Disney Junior
  • Disney XD
  • NickJR
  • Nicktoons
  • Boomerang
  • BabyTV
  • DuckTV

Essentially, if you want to get Nick Jr. as well as Disney channels, you’ll need to shell out $30/month for Sling Orange. You can’t get Disney channels from Sling Blue, though it’s the cheaper option for getting Nick Jr., at $25 per month. Learn more here

Sling TV Supported Devices

Sling’s platform support is quite good. You can watch Sling TV on just about any device, including Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, AirTV Player, Xiaomi, iOS and Android, and select LG and Samsung Smart TVs. Learn more here.

Sling TV Simultaneous Streams

Another confusing thing about Sling TV is that the number of streams you can watch at once varies, depending on whether you subscribed to Sling Orange or Blue. You can only watch 1 Sling Orange channel at a time on any device, while you can stream up to 3 Sling Blue channels simultaneously.

These restrictions are also in place if you get Sling Orange + Blue. Any channel that’s exclusive to Sling Orange can only be streamed on one device, while channels shared between both can be streamed on up to 4 devices at once. (3 from Sling Blue, 1 from Sling Orange). Learn more here.

Sling TV DVR

Another drawback about Sling TV is that you don’t get a DVR for free. You have to pay $5 per month for a 50-hour DVR. Learn more here.

Sling TV On-Demand Library

Sling claims to have more than 70,000 on-demand titles, but that’s only if you subscribe to every channel offered by the service. Despite that, you’ll still have plenty of recently-aired episodes, past seasons, and movies to choose from, provided by the channels Sling TV partners with. Learn more here.

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Watch Nick Jr. on DirecTV Now

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DirecTV Now is a bit behind the competition when it comes to features and is a bit pricey, but offers a reasonable set of channels and is a solid option when it comes to watching Nick Jr. without cable.

DirecTV Now Pricing and Packages

DirecTV 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 Nick Jr., you only need to subscribe to the cheapest Plus plan. You can see a full breakdown of what comes in each package here.

DirecTV Now Channels

With DirecTV Now, you can get a number of great channels depending on the package you choose. It includes Nick Jr., as well as kid-friendly channels like Animal Planet, Baby First, Cartoon Network, Discovery, Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior, Nickelodeon, and TeenNick, along with a huge number of other lifestyle, news, and sports channels. Learn more here.

DirecTV Now Supported Devices

Platform support is an area where DirecTV Now has a bit of an edge. You can stream on Amazon Fire TV devices of all kinds, Chromecast, Roku and Roku TVs, Apple TV, Android and iOS phones and tablets, and Chrome and Safari. However, it would be nice to see support for gaming consoles like the Xbox One. Learn more here.

DirecTV Now Simultaneous Streams

In addition, DirecTV Now only allows you to stream on 2 devices at once, which means it falls short of Philo and Sling Blue, but beats Sling Orange. You can add a third stream, but (unsurprisingly), you’ll pay $5 per month for the privilege of doing so. Learn more here.

DirecTV Now DVR

You’ll get a cloud DVR for free with DirecTV Now, but it’s pretty limited, especially considering the high cost of this service. You can only save 20 hours content, and your recordings will be automatically deleted after 30 days. Learn more here.

DirecTV Now On-Demand Library

You’ll get a great selection of on-demand content from DirecTV Now, from channels like Nick Jr., Nickelodeon and all the other cable and broadcast networks included in your subscription. You can expect to find most recently-aired shows, and a selection of past seasons and top movies from every channel included in this service. Learn more here.

How to Watch Nick Jr. on Amazon Fire TV

You can watch Nick Jr. on Amazon Fire TV with one of these streaming services: Philo, fuboTV, Sling TV, or DirecTV Now. Just go to the Amazon App Store and download the appropriate app for your Fire TV, and enjoy.

Alternatively, you can download the Nick Jr. app for Amazon Fire TV and sign in with either Philo or DirecTV Now. Sling TV and fuboTV do not support this feature.

How to Watch Nick Jr. on Roku

You can watch Nick Jr. on Roku with one of these streaming services: Philo, fuboTV, Sling TV, or DirecTV Now. Add the appropriate channel for your streaming service using the Roku Channel Store, and enjoy.

If you subscribe to DirecTV Now or Philo, you can also download the Nick Jr. Roku channel, and sign in using your login for more on-demand and live content. fuboTV and Sling TV do not support this, though.

How to Watch Nick Jr. on Apple TV

You can watch Nick Jr. on Apple TV with one of these streaming services: Philo, fuboTV, Sling TV, or DirecTV Now. Head over to the App Store and download the app for the service you’re using, and you’ll be good to go.

If you want, you can also download the Nick Jr. app for Apple TV and sign in with DirecTV Now or Philo. Currently, Sling TV and fuboTV are not supported as providers on the app.

The Nick Jr. Website and App

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One bonus of modern internet TV services is that they function exactly like a traditional cable provider when it comes to signing into an individual network’s website or app.

This means that you can sign into the Nick Jr. app or website using your login for your internet TV service. Interestingly, though, while Philo and DirecTV Now allow you to do this, Sling TV and fuboTV do not – so that may be a factor in your decision about which service to choose.

To sign in on the Nick Jr. website, click the button on the top right that says “Grownups”. Then, click “Unlock more free episodes”, find your cable provider, and sign in. You can also download the Nick Jr. app for Android or iOS devices and sign in to watch shows both live and on-demand.

Why would you want to do this? Well, it’s a good way to get access to more on-demand shows. Philo, Sling TV, and DirecTV Now don’t always have older on-demand episodes available.

But the other big benefit is that, by signing into the Nick Jr. app or website, you or your child can watch Nick Jr. content without using up one of your streams. By doing this, you can get around some of those annoying simultaneous stream restrictions.

For example, if you have DirecTV Now, your kid can watch Nick Jr. on the app, while you watch ESPN on your DirecTV Now app, and someone else in your house is watching Cartoon Network on DirecTV Now.

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