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How To Watch Tennis Channel Without Cable (And As Cheap As Possible)

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Tennis Channel is available to watch without cable through a variety of live TV streaming services although some are much cheaper than others. What’s more, most of these services don’t include Tennis Channel with their base plans. instead, they require the channel to be bundled via a premium add-on.

For those that are already subscribed to Hulu Live TV or currently considering Hulu as their live TV provider, the bad news is that Hulu Live TV doesn’t include Tennis Channel in its lineup. Hulu also doesn’t currently offer any way to add the channel to it base live TV package.

For everyone else, the good news is that most of the other popular live TV streaming services do offer access to Tennis Channel, albeit at varying costs.

Here is a summary of the cheapest live TV streaming services that include Tennis Channel, and sorted by price.

Tennis ChannelCost p/m
Sling TV (+ Sports Extra)$51*
YouTube TV (+ Sports Plus)$83.98
Fubo (+ Sports Lite)$84.98**
DirecTV Stream$99.99
Subject to *ABC fee, **RSN fee

Sling TV is the cheapest way to watch Tennis Channel

The cheapest way to watch Tennis Channel without cable right now is Sling TV. While Sling doesn’t include the Tennis Channel with either of its base plans, it is available as part of the Sports Extra add-on. Even when factoring in the additional cost of the add-on, Sling TV is still the cheapest way to watch Tennis Channel.

The Sling Blue and Sling Orange plans are both priced at $40 each per month and both can be bundled with Sports Extra. The Sports Extra add-on costs an additional $11 per month, taking the overall total to $51 per month for Sling TV with Tennis Channel.

In addition to the Tennis Channel, the Sports Extra add-on also unlocks access to other sports channels including NFL RedZone (Sling Blue), beIN SPORTS, MLB Network, MLB Network Strike Zone, NBA TV, NHL Network, and Pac-12, among others.

Sling Blue
Sling TV new app
40 channels
3 streams
50 hours DVR
50% Off Your First Month

Other ways to watch Tennis Channel

While Sling TV is the cheapest option for a live TV plan that includes Tennis Channel, there are other options.

Tennis Channel on Vidgo

If Sling TV isn’t the right option then Vidgo is the next cheapest way to watch Tennis Channel. However, the price does jump fairly significantly.

Vidgo offers more than one plan to choose from and all of them include access to Tennis Channel. Priced at $69.99 per month, Vidgo’s Plus plan unlocks access to more than 110 channels and is the cheapest overall.

Vidgo live TV guide$69.99+ a month
110+ channels
3 streams
20 hours DVR
Sign up

Tennis Channel on YouTube TV

The next cheapest option for Tennis Channel is YouTube TV. Similar to Sling TV, Tennis Channel is not included in YouTube TV’s base package.

Instead, Tennis Channel is offered as one of the channels included with the $10.99/mo Sports Plus add-on. Considering the price of the base plan is $72.99 per month, this takes the overall total of YouTube TV with Tennis Channel up to $83.98 per month.

YouTube TV
YouTube TV live guide listings$73 a month
100+ channels
3 streams
Unlimited DVR
$62.99/mo for 3 months

Tennis Channel on Fubo

Next up is Fubo. Similar to Sling TV and YouTube TV, Fubo doesn’t include Tennis Channel with its base plan but it can be added through the $9.99/mo Sports Lite (or $10.99/mo Sports Plus) add-on.

If bundling Sports Lite with the cheapest Fubo plan (pro at $74.99 p/m), this brings the total cost up to $84.98 per month.

fuboTV live guide listings$80+ a month
190+ channels
10 streams
1000-hour DVR
7-Day Free Trial

It is worth noting that Fubo charges a regional sports fee in most locations and this can increase the cost of a base plan by as much as $14 per month.

Tennis Channel on DirecTV Stream

DirecTV Stream is another option that might be worth considering although it is also one of the most expensive ways to watch Tennis Channel.

While DirecTV Stream also doesn’t include Tennis Channel with its cheapest plan, it is available with the Choice package. Priced at $99.99 per month, Choice not only includes Tennis Channel but regional sports networks as well.

DirecTV Stream
Directv stream live guide$80+
75+ channels
20 streams (at home)
Unlimited DVR
Sign up

Have you considered Tennis Channel Plus?

Tennis Channel vs Channel Plus

A cheaper option that might be worth considering is a Tennis Channel Plus standalone subscription.

Similar to many other networks, Tennis Channel does offer its own subscription service. Even though Tennis Channel Plus is not the same as Tennis Channel, it may offer enough access to live and on-demand tennis to make it worthwhile to some homes.

The standard Tennis Channel Plus subscription currently costs $109.99 per year, which breaks down to around $9.15 per month on average.

Watch Tennis Channel: recap

The very cheapest way to watch Tennis Channel is Sling TV. However, going the Sling route does require the Sports Extra add-on to be bundled with the base plan taking the total cost to a minimum of $51 per month.

Other than Sling TV, Vidgo ($69.99/mo), YouTube TV ($83.98/mo), Fubo ($84.98/mo), and DirecTV Stream ($99.99/mo), all provide access to the Tennis Channel.

While not a direct replacement for the linear Tennis Channel, some homes may find the cheapest option is to consider a Tennis Channel Plus. However, it is worth making sure that the standalone subscription offers enough live and on-demand tennis before signing up.

John Finn
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By John Finn

John Finn is the Founder and Editor of Streaming Better, a platform created in 2019 to help consumers navigate the complicated live TV streaming and subscription service market.

John has been covering technology for various online publications since 2014. After originally covering the wider tech industry as a writer and editor, John now spends his time focusing on the emerging video-streaming market, including live TV streaming, SVOD, AVOD, FAST, and TVOD services.

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2 replies on “How To Watch Tennis Channel Without Cable (And As Cheap As Possible)”

no wonder tennis is a dead sport. when anything becomes elite and elitist make it hard to watch free, the sport dies.

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