Whether you’re signed up to a live TV plan or not, you might be in the market for more news sources. With access to C-SPAN, NewsNation, and a variety of other news outlets for just $6 per month, Level News could be the solution.
Before getting any deeper into what Level News is and has to offer, it is important to make clear of existing news options. If already signed up to a live TV plan then you likely already have access to some of the more well-known news networks like CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC.
In addition, there are plenty of ways to actually stream live news for free. Some networks offer free news channels that can be accessed via their own app or website. Alternatively, free streaming services like Pluto TV and Tubi include a variety of news channels that are available to watch at any time, and often without having to create an account.
With all that in mind, if you’re still in need of more news, then one option that might be worth considering is Level News. A relatively new subscription service (launched December 2022), the interesting thing about Level News is that it is a news-only streaming service and costs just $5.99 per month. The goal, according to company, is to provide “news from quality, reliable sources from around the world.”
Level News includes the following live TV news channels:
- Bloomberg Quicktake
- Bloomberg TV
- France 24
- Law & Crime
- NHK World Japan
Not only can subscribers watch live, but they can also start from the beginning of a newscast, or watch an earlier live broadcast thanks to a 72-hour Catch Up feature. With simultaneous streams support as well, subscribers can watch on up to three different devices at the same time.
In terms of the downsides, Level News is resigned to HD quality. In addition, and considering this is a newer service, device support is still a little limited. Although an app is available for Android TV, Fire TV and Roku, as well as Android and iOS mobile devices, Apple TV and many smart TV models are still missing support.
Typical of streaming services, there is always also the option of watching directly in a browser by visiting the website.
If still unsure of whether Level News is worth checking out, or is worth the $5.99 per month asking price, a free trial is available so it is possible to try the service for 7 days before making a firm decision. An account will need to be created to take advantage of the free trial and that includes signing up with an email address and providing a payment method.
As automatic billing is also in effect, those that find this isn’t the right subscription service for them will need to manually cancel the subscription before the end of the free trial to avoid paying the monthly fee.