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You can watch TBS live without cable with one of these streaming services: fuboTV, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, Hulu With Live TV, YouTube TV, DirecTV Now, 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 TBS on fuboTV

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fuboTV began as a sports-focused streaming service in 2015, but has added quite a few lifestyle, entertainment and news channels, so it’s a good way to watch TBS without cable. Get more details below. 

fuboTV Pricing and Packages

fuboTV has four packages, starting with the $54.99/month fubo package, which includes TBS as well as 80-90+ other channels. 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.

fuboTV Channels

fuboTV has a wide variety of channels. You’ll get TBS, TNT, CNN, Fox Sports, NBCSN, and Nickelodeon, just to name a few. See a full list of channels here.

fuboTV Supported Devices

Device support for fuboTV is good, and you can use most major streaming devices including web browsers, iOS and Android, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV and Chromecast. Learn more here.

fuboTV Simultaneous Streams

By default, you’ll be able to stream on 2 devices at once with fuboTV. If you pay $5.99/month for the “Family Share” add-on, you can stream on 3 devices. Learn more here.

fuboTV DVR

The fuboTV DVR comes with 30 hours of storage space, but you can get 500 hours of storage space for an extra $9.99/month fee. Learn more here.

fuboTV On-Demand Library

You’ll find a good variety of on-demand shows and movies with fuboTV, sourced from each cable channel it carries. Most shows are available to watch within 72 hours of airing, even if you forgot to record them. Learn more here.

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Watch TBS on PlayStation Vue

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PlayStation Vue Pricing and Packages

PlayStation Vue comes with a total of 4 different channel packages. To get TBS, you’ll have to pay $49.99/month for the “Access” package. Learn more here.

PlayStation Vue Channels

The “Access” package will get you TBS, as well as plenty of other cable channels like the USA Network, AMC, TNT, SyFy, TBS, TLC, and FX/FXX. Other channels include ESPN and cable news networks like CNN. You get a total of about 45 channels. The precise number may vary based on your location. Learn more 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

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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 Supported Devices

Platform support for PlayStation Vue is very good. You’ll find apps for most major streaming platforms like iOS/Android devices, Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire, and Roku. You can also stream content through your web browser, or on your PlayStation 3 or 4 console. Of course, you won’t find Xbox support, due to Microsoft’s stiff rivalry with Sony. Learn more here.

PlayStation Vue Simultaneous Streams

The best reason to pick PlayStation Vue is its unbeatable simultaneous device streaming policy. Even the base, $45/month “Access” package allows streaming on 5 devices simultaneously. Nope, that’s not a typo – five!

This is more than any other streaming service out there – with the exception of Hulu With Live TV + the Unlimited Screens package (which costs an extra $14.99/month). Learn more here.

PlayStation Vue DVR

PlayStation Vue has a very good DVR service. Your recordings are deleted after 28 days, but there are no limits beyond that. You can record as many shows and as many hours of content as you want, and watch it for 28 days with no limits. Learn more here.

PlayStation Vue On-Demand Library

You’ll find on-demand content from TBS and most of the other channels in your PlayStation Vue package, but the total amount of content you get will depend on which channels you get. You’ll find plenty of current seasons and episodes, movies, and a few past seasons. Learn more here.

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Watch TBS on Sling TV

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Sling TV is one of the most most cost-effective option if you want to stream TBS without cable. Its different channel packages can be a bit confusing, so we’ll break them down for you.

Sling TV Pricing and Packages

TBS is available in both the $25/month Orange package, and the $25/month Blue package. If you want, you can combine both of these packages for $40 by subscribing to Sling Orange + Blue. Learn more here.

Sling Orange
Free Roku Deal
$25.00/ month

34 channels

ESPN

Free Roku Express

1 simultaneous stream.

SIGN UP
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.

Sling TV Channels

The Orange package includes a total of about 30 channels. With Orange, you will be able to watch TBS without cable and you will also get access to other cable channels like AMC, TNT, Comedy Central, IFC, History, and ESPN.

The $25/month Blue package includes a few more channels for a total of 44+ depending on your location. You’ll get cable channels that are missing from the Orange package, like USA Network, Bravo, A&E, Fox Sports channels, and a few others. Learn more here.

Sling TV Supported Devices

Sling TV does have a slate of great apps and pretty good platform support. You can stream on Amazon Fire devices, Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, and Android/iOS devices, as well as web browsers, LG/Samsung Smart TVs, and the Xbox One console. Learn more here.

Sling TV Simultaneous Streams

With Sling Orange, you’re limited to watching cable content on only a single device. You can’t watch on more than one platform simultaneously.

The Blue package is a much better choice if you plan to share your account. You can watch Blue channels on up to 3 devices simultaneously. This is actually one of the more generous simultaneous streaming policies out there – it beats both DirecTV Now and base Hulu With Live TV packages. Learn more here.

Sling TV DVR

The biggest drawback of Sling TV is that it does not come with an included cloud DVR. You have to pay an extra $5/month for DVR service, bringing the total cost to $30/month for  both Sling Orange and Sling Blue, or $45/month for Orange + Blue.

Though you do have to pay for it, Sling TV’s DVR is pretty good. You get 50 hours of cloud storage with no expiration dates – but not all channels can be DVR’ed. Notably, Disney-owned channels like ESPN do not support DVR functionality. Learn more here.

Sling TV On-Demand Library

Most of the channels included in your Sling TV package, including TBS, will have a selection of on-demand content including recently-aired episodes, past seasons, and movies. You can get more details here.

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Watch TBS on Hulu With Live TV

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Hulu With Live TV combines a reasonable price point with upgradeable features and a great list of channels, making it one of our top picks for watching TBS without cable.

Hulu With Live TV Pricing and Packages

Hulu with Live TV, like YouTube TV, only offers one monthly package. For $44.99/month, you get a subscription to somewhere between 50-70 cable channels, depending on your location. Learn more 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

Channels that come with Hulu With Live TV include TBS, as well as other major cable networks such as FX, FXX and FX movies, TNT and USA Network, A&E, and SyFy. Learn more here.

Hulu With Live TV Supported Devices

Hulu With Live TV lets you stream on your web browser, iOS/Android devices, 4th-gen and newer Apple TVs, Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire devices, and the Xbox 360/One consoles, as well as select Samsung Smart TVs. The Nintendo Switch is also supported. Learn more here.

Hulu With Live TV Simultaneous Streams

By default, Hulu With Live TV limits streaming to 2 devices. However, you can pay $9.99/month for the Unlimited Screens package. This lets you stream on unlimited devices within your home network and 3 devices outside of it. Learn more here.

Hulu With Live TV DVR

The DVR is also fairly good. You get to record 50 hours of content, with no time or slot restrictions. You can boost this to 200 hours for an additional $9.99/month fee, with the Enhanced DVR package. You can bundle both the Enhanced DVR and Unlimited Screens package for a $14.99/month fee, if desired. Learn more here.

Hulu With Live TV On-Demand Library

One of the biggest perks of Hulu With Live TV is that it includes a base Hulu subscription. You can watch all of the VODs and archived shows available on Hulu for no extra fee, including a huge selection of movies, on-demand shows, and Hulu Originals like The Handmaid’s Tale. Learn more here.

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Watch TBS on YouTube TV

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YouTube TV, by Google, is its attempt to claim some of the cord-cutting market, and it’s been successful so far thanks to its good combination of price, channels, and features. Learn more about watching TBS without cable on YouTube TV below.

YouTube TV Pricing and Packages

YouTube TV has a single package of channels. You’ll pay $49.99/month, and in return you’ll get a total of 70+ networks, including TBS. Learn more here.

YouTube TV Channels

Your channel selection with YouTube TV is really good. You’ll get TBS as well as AMC, TNT, TLC, local broadcast networks, and a number of news and sports channels like CNN and ESPN. Learn more here.

YouTube TV Supported Devices

You can stream on almost any device with YouTube TV, including Chrome, iOS and Android, Roku, Chromecast, Apple TV, and some smart TVs from LG and Samsung. The Xbox One is also supported, but Amazon Fire TV is not. Learn more here.

YouTube TV Simultaneous Streams

With your YouTube TV subscription, you can watch on up to 3 devices at once, which is better than most of the other picks on this list. Learn more here.

YouTube TV DVR

The YouTube TV DVR is the best in the business. You can record unlimited content for up to 9 months, with no other restrictions or limitations. Learn more here.

YouTube TV On-Demand Library

The channels carried by YouTube TV, including TBS, provide it with plenty of on-demand content including top movies, recently-aired shows, and a handful of past seasons. You can get more details here.

Watch TBS on DirecTV Now

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DirecTV Now has a great selection of cable channels, even in their lowest-cost $40/month “Live A Little” cable package. You get a total of over 65 channels (depending on your area) and a huge selection of top cable channels.

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

If you want TBS, you’ll need to subscribe to the $50/month Plus channel, at a minimum. See more about each package here.

DirecTV Now Channels

Alongside TBS, you will get USA Network, AMC, FX/FXX, TBS, TNT, Paramount Network, A&E, and even sports channels like ESPN and some local FOX Sports networks, depending on which DirecTV Now package you choose. Learn more here.

DirecTV Now Supported Devices

DirecTV Now has high stream quality and great channel coverage, as we mentioned. It also has support for streaming platforms such as Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Chromecast, and Apple TV, as well as web browsers and iOS/Android devices. However, there is no support for gaming consoles or smart TVs. Learn more here.

DirecTV Now Simultaneous Streams

Simultaneous streaming is a bit limited. You can only stream on 2 devices at once, though you can add a third stream for $5/month. While this is better than Sling Orange, it’s worse than some other picks on our list, like PlayStation Vue and the Sling Blue package. You’re probably going to run into streaming issues if you plan on sharing your account. Learn more here.

DirecTV Now DVR

The DVR DirecTV Now offers is pretty weak, at just 20 hours of storage with a 30 day content expiration date. It’s the most restrictive DVR in the business. Learn more here.

DirecTV Now On-Demand Library

DirecTV Now claims to have more than 40,000 on-demand titles from the various networks it carries, but you’ll only have access to on-demand content from the channels included in your subscription. You can expect to find recently-aired shows, some past seasons, and a good selection of movies with DirecTV Now. Learn more here.

Watch TBS on AT&T WatchTV

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AT&T WatchTV is the cheapest option if you want to watch TBS without cable, but its limited channel lineup and extremely basic features mean it’s not for everyone.

AT&T WatchTV Pricing and Packages

There is a single package of channels to choose from with AT&T WatchTV. You’ll pay $15/month, and get 35+ channels including TBS. Learn more here.

AT&T WatchTV Channels

Along with TBS, you’ll get a number of other lifestyle and entertainment channels with AT&T WatchTV, including TNT, Cartoon Network, VH1, MTV, Nick, Food Network, and Comedy Central. Learn more here.

AT&T WatchTV Supported Devices

AT&T WatchTV can be used on web browsers, iOS and Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, and Apple TV. Roku is not supported. Learn more here.

AT&T WatchTV Simultaneous Streams

You can only watch AT&T WatchTV on a single stream at a time, and there is no way to upgrade and get more streams. Learn more here.

AT&T WatchTV DVR

There is no AT&T WatchTV DVR, so you can’t record any content and watch it later. Learn more here.

AT&T WatchTV On-Demand Library

You get a pretty good selection of on-demand content from channels like TBS with AT&T WatchTV, including recently-aired shows, past seasons, and some movies. This isn’t quite enough to make up for its lack of a DVR, though. Learn more here.

How to Watch TBS on Amazon Fire TV

You can watch TBS on Amazon Fire TV with one of these streaming services: fuboTV, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, Hulu With Live TV, DirecTV Now, or AT&T WatchTV. Download the proper app from the Amazon App Store, and you’ll be good to go.

While the TBS app is also available for Amazon Fire TV, it only lets you log in with PlayStation Vue, so it won’t work unless you choose to subscribe to that service.

How to Watch TBS on Roku

You can watch TBS on Roku with one of these streaming services: fuboTV, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, Hulu With Live TV, YouTube TV, or DirecTV Now. Head to the Roku Channel Store, then download the corresponding channel for the service you’ve subscribed to.

TBS does have a Roku app, but you can only sign in with PlayStation Vue. None of these other services are supported, currently.

How to Watch TBS on Apple TV

You can watch TBS on Apple TV with one of these streaming services: fuboTV, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, Hulu With Live TV, YouTube TV, DirecTV Now, or AT&T WatchTV. Grab the app for your streaming service from the App Store, install it, and enjoy.

Alternatively, you can download the TBS app and sign in to watch on-demand and live content, but only if you have PlayStation Vue. None of these other streaming services are supported providers, at the moment.