Viceland, launched in 2016, is a TV channel owned by alternative media company VICE. Viceland carries comedy shows like Desus & Mero and Weediquette, as well as lifestyle content like F*ck, That’s Delicious with rapper Action Bronson.
Read on to learn how to watch Viceland without cable.
Paid Streaming Services that Carry Viceland
Currently, there are 5 “skinny bundle” cable streaming services that carry Viceland.
Philo is a newer cable alternative, which has an interesting focus. By eschewing local channels and sports coverage, Philo has been able to create a package of 43 channels for a low price of $16/month. You can also choose a $20/month package which has a total of 55 channels, including as The Cooking Channel, Logo, and MTV Live.
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Philo is the cheapest option for streaming Viceland, by far. Despite its low price, Philo offers quite a few outstanding features. You get a DVR which allows you to save episodes of your favorite shows for up to 30 days. This DVR is truly unlimited – you can save as many episodes and hours of content as you want.
You also get to stream on up to 3 devices at once, which is better than fuboTV, Hulu With Live TV, and DirecTV Now, and ties with Sling TV Blue.
The Philo channel lineup is quite limited, and does not include any kind of sports coverage. It is also missing some popular cable channels like FX and the Cartoon Network.
Platform support for Philo also is not perfect, but it’s improving. In the past, you could only only watch Philo on iOS and Android devices (with no dedicated app for Android) as well as, Roku, and online through your web browser. This year, though, Philo introduced Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV support.
If you don’t care about live sports and you’re looking for the cheapest option for watching Viceland without cable, Philo is the best choice for you by far. A decent channel lineup, fantastic price, and a good DVR and device streaming policy combine to make it a top-tier choice.
You can try Philo out with a free 7-day trial on their website.
fuboTV got its start as a sports-focused streaming service. Today, this skinny bundle is still mostly popular with fans of soccer and rugby, as well as fans of other international sports like Formula racing and cricket.
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However, fuboTV has expanded their channel offerings to compete with other skinny bundles. Today, your $45 subscription will get you 70+ channels. You’ll get Viceland as well as other cable entertainment channels like FX and USA. You can expand your channel list to over 100 with the fubo Extra package.
fuboTV, like DirecTV Now and Hulu With Live TV, only lets you stream on 2 devices at once. Again, this is fine if you’re watching Viceland on your own, but if you plan on replacing cable for the whole family, this may cause you some issues. You can buy another stream with the $6/month Family Share add-on.
You also get a cloud-based DVR with your subscription. The fuboTV DVR allows you to record up to 30 hours of content, with no slot restrictions or content expiration dates. If you need more hours, you can pay a $10/month fee to get up to 500 hours of storage.
fuboTV has pretty good platform support, too. You can use your web browser to stream fuboTV, as well as iOS and Android devices. fuboTV also supports all major TV streaming devices, such as the Chromecast, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Chromecast, as well as Android TV.
Unless you’re a sports fan, fuboTV isn’t worth it. $45/month is more than Hulu With Live TV, which offers a better DVR, a more complete selection of channels, and a no-extra-cost Hulu VOD subscription.
You can check out the service now with a free trial at their website.
Viceland is available in both Sling TV packages. Sling Orange comes with around 30 channels, depending on your area, and costs $25/month. You can only stream Sling Orange content on one device, though, which is pretty restrictive.
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Sling Blue also costs $25, but comes with a larger lineup of around 45 channels. Notably, though, Disney-owned channels like ESPN are not available. You can stream on up to 3 devices simultaneously on Sling Blue, which is a big advantage compared to Sling Orange.
For the price, both Sling Blue and Sling Orange are a good value if you’re interested in a low-budget way to watch Viceland without cable. If you want, you can combine the channels from both packages for $40/month, for a total of around 53 channels.
Sling TV does offer a DVR with both Sling Orange and Sling Blue, but it’s not free. You’re going to have to fork over an additional $5/month for DVR service. The DVR gives you 50 hours of total storage, with no slot limits or content expiration dates. In addition, the DVR does not work on some Disney-owned channels like ESPN.
Platform support is good on Sling TV. You can stream on Android and iOS, as well as on your web browser. Streaming devices supported include the Amazon Fire TV, Roku devices, Apple TV, and Chromecast. You can also stream on Samsung & LG Smart TVs, and Xbox One.
For $25, Sling Orange and Sling Blue are a pretty good deal. Sling TV doesn’t have many channels, but it’s cheaper than most other streaming services, and Sling + Orange gives you a reasonably good lineup for the $40/month cost.
Check out Sling TV for yourself at their website with a free 7-day trial.
DirecTV Now includes Viceland in their lowest-tier, $40/month “Live A Little” package. You also get a lineup of quite a few other popular entertainment channels, such as FX, Nickelodeon, and ESPN. For the price, DirecTV Now has the best overall channel selection.
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However, DirecTV Now is far from perfect. The DVR is disappointing, for one. It was rumoured for a while that a 100-hour DVR beta was in the works — but when this DVR was released in late 2018, it only included 20 hours of storage, which is the lowest of any internet TV service.
In addition, DirecTV Now only lets you stream on 2 devices at once, which is not ideal for larger families or households. You’ll pay a $5 per month fee to increase that to a third stream.
However, DirecTV Now does have one very good benefit that other streaming services lack. Your DirecTV Now login can be used on most “TV Everywhere” apps, including the Viceland app. This allows you to stream Viceland on the go, and enjoy a large back catalog of VOD content. That may be enough to make up for the lack of a DVR, for some users.
Platform support is also good on DirecTV Now. You can stream online through your browser, on iOS and Android devices, and on streaming platforms like Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast and Amazon Fire devices.
DirecTV has a weak DVR and its simultaneous streaming policy isn’t great. But it has a great channel selection, and the TV Everywhere credentials you get when you subscribe are a huge bonus.
You can check out the service for free with a 7-day trial now.
Hulu With Live TV is still in beta, but is quickly becoming a strong competitor in the “skinny bundle” industry.
Hulu With Live TV costs $40/month. For the cost of subscribing, you’ll get a package of 50-70+ channels, including Viceland as well as other popular channels like FX and TNT. The channel selection is very good, with only AMC being notably absent.
Hulu With Live TV also gives you a good DVR. 50 hours of content can be stored, and you can expand this to 200 hours of storage with the $15/month “Enhanced DVR” package.
You can only stream on 2 devices at once by default. However, you can pay another $15/month fee to unlock the “Unlimited Screens” package. Then, you can stream on up to 3 devices outside your home network, and on unlimited devices within your Wi-Fi network. If you want, you can combine the Unlimited Screens package and the Enhanced DVR package for a $20/month fee.
Another bonus of Hulu With Live TV is that it includes a basic Hulu membership. For no added fee, you get access to the entire library of on-demand TV and movies hosted on Hulu.
Device support is also fairly robust. You can stream Hulu With Live TV on your web browser, and on iOS and Android devices, as well as Amazon Fire TV, Apple TVs, Chromecast and Roku. Xbox One and Xbox 360 game consoles are also supported, as are some Samsung Smart TVs.
If you’re willing to pay the $40/month fee, Hulu With Live TV has a lot to offer. A good channel lineup and a decent DVR combine with a free Hulu VOD membership to make it an ideal all-in-one choice for cord-cutters.
You can get a free 7-day trial at Hulu’s website.
What’s the Best Paid Streaming Service for Viceland? Our Verdict
For the budget-minded
For cord-cutters on a budget, Sling TV or Philo offers the best streaming experience. Sling TV Blue and Orange will cost you $25/month, and Philo lets you stream Viceland for just $16/month.
Both Sling TV and Philo are missing some major cable channels, but for those who want to save money, it’s worth the sacrifice.
Top overall pick
If you’re willing to spend a bit more money, we recommend Hulu With Live TV. For $40/month, you get a great lineup of channels, decent DVR service, and a free Hulu subscription, so it’s a really good deal.
DirecTV Now is a bit of an outlier here, with its weak DVR. And while it used to be the only gave you a Viceland login which can be used at Viceland.com or on the Viceland app, Hulu , fuboTV, and Philo now also support TV Everywhere.
fuboTV is also not a great choice for most cord-cutters. Unless you’re really into soccer and international sports, the $45/month subscription is far too steep, especially when you compare fuboTV to Hulu With Live TV, which is cheaper and offers many more benefits and features.
Streaming Viceland for Free
To stream unlimited full episodes of Viceland shows, you’re going to need a paid subscription to either a skinny bundle, or a cable provider. However, if you can’t pony up the cash, you can watch some selected Viceland content for free. Here’s how.
Unless you have a cable login, or DirecTV Now, Philo, fubo, or Hulu credentials, you won’t be able to watch live content on Viceland.com, or be able to access the full back catalog of TV episodes.
If you do have a login, though, you can unlock an enormous selection of VOD content, and catch up on episodes of all of your favorite Viceland shows.
Viceland.com and the Viceland app both offer free full-length episodes of popular Viceland shows such as Desus & Mero and The Trixie & Katya Show. The episodes are always rotating, though, so it’s hard to tell which shows will be available.
Still, you can watch a selection of full episodes and plenty of Viceland clips for free at Viceland.com, or by downloading the Viceland app, so you’ve got nothing to lose.
Viceland has a strong YouTube presence. You can view a playlist of the latest full episodes of Viceland TV shows, including Slutever and Hate Thy Neighbor. There are also quite a few web-exclusive shows, as well as some behind-the-scenes content.
You won’t be able to watch full seasons of Viceland shows, or pick specific episodes to view, but it’s totally free, so there’s no reason not to check out the Viceland YouTube channel.