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How To Watch Paramount Network Without Cable (As Cheap As Possible)

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The cheapest way to watch Paramount Network without cable is Philo. Unlike some other channels, there are quite a few live TV services that carry Paramount Network. While Philo is the cheapest overall, some homes may find that one of the other services offer a plan that better suits their live TV needs in spite of the higher monthly cost.

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For most homes, a standalone Paramount Plus subscription is going to be a good way to catch up on all the latest shows and movies. While Paramount Plus and Paramount Network are not the same, the subscription service does carry many popular Paramount shows and movies. However, there are some shows, like Yellowstone, which will still require access to a paid live TV plan that unlocks access to the live Paramount Network channel.

Before actually paying for a live TV subscription that includes the channel, it is worth noting that a free 24-hour pass is available through the Paramount Network website. Even though this is only going to be useful for 24 hours, it can be a good way to test out the channel before signing up and paying for a plan. Something that’s even more useful if considering a live TV subscription service that doesn’t currently offer a free trial.

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For those just interested in the prices, below is a summary of all the live TV services (in ascending price order) that currently carry Paramount Network.

Philo$25
Sling TV
(add-on required)
$40
(+6)
Vidgo$60
YouTube TV$65
fuboTV$70
Hulu Live TV$70
DirecTV Stream$70

Philo is the cheapest way to watch Paramount Network

Philo is currently the cheapest way to watch Paramount Network without cable. A standard Philo subscription costs $25 per month, making it considerably cheaper than many other live TV streaming services. For the asking price, subscribers get access to more than 60 live TV channels, including AMC, Discovery, all three Hallmark channels, ID, Lifetime, and also Paramount Network.

Philo live TV guide

Anther Philo benefit is access to an unlimited cloud DVR. With no restrictions on DVR storage, subscribers are free to record as many Paramount Network episodes and movies as they like, so long as they are watched within a year of being recorded. In addition to the DVR, Philo also offers an on-demand library that’s filled with movies and shows owned by the channels it carries.

At $25 per month, Philo is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to sign up to a paid live TV service that includes Paramount Network. For those still unsure of whether it is the right service for them, Philo does also offer a 7-day free trial, so it is possible to test out the service before committing to the first month.

Paramount Network for $46-$60/mo

The next cheapest way to watch Paramount Network without cable is currently Sling TV. Sling offers two main plans for consumers to choose from, Orange and Blue. While both of these plans come with slightly different channel lineups, neither base package unlocks access to Paramount Network.

Instead, homes will need to pick one of these base plans and then add the Comedy Extra add-on to get access to Paramount Network. With both Sling Orange and Sling Blue priced at $40 per month, and Comedy Extra at $6 per month, the monthly total for access to Paramount Network is $46 per month.

Moving up in price is Vidgo, a live TV streaming service that comes with an additional focus on sports. Similar to Sling TV, Vidgo offers two main plans to choose from, Plus and Premium, and both channel lineups include Paramount Network. Priced at $59.95 per month, Plus is the cheapest way to watch Paramount Network through Vidgo.

Other ways to watch Paramount Network

YouTube TV is one of the most popular live TV streaming services in the United States and it also happens to be the next cheapest. However, at $64.99 per month, YouTube TV is not exactly cheap in general. Subscribers do get access to more than 100 live TV channels, including Paramount Network, an unlimited cloud DVR, and a number of premium sports features, such as key plays and in-game stats.

DirecTV Stream, fuboTV, and Hulu Live TV all also provide access to Paramount Network, albeit at a higher monthly cost. DirecTV Stream actually offers four different base packages to choose from with the price starting at $69.99 per month. When it comes to Paramount Network, this is one of the channels that’s available with all of DirecTV Stream’s plans, including the cheapest Entertainment package.

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Just like DirecTV Stream, fuboTV also offers more than one plan to choose from with prices starting at $69.99 per month. Also like DirecTV Stream, fuboTV includes Paramount Network with its cheapest Pro plan. As for Hulu Live TV, and although the base plan also costs $69.99 per month, it not only unlocks a varied selection of live TV channels, but Disney Plus, ESPN Plus, and basic Hulu as well.

Watch Paramount Network: summary

Paramount Network is available to watch through a variety of different live TV streaming services, and at varying price points. At $25 per month, Philo is the cheapest overall and a 7-day free trial is available to test out the service. Otherwise, Sling TV is the next cheapest option at $46 per month, after bundling the Comedy Extra add-on with either a Sling Orange or Sling Blue base plan. For homes that also want access to live sports, a $59.95 Vidgo Plus subscription might also be worth checking out.

DirecTV Stream, fuboTV, Hulu Live TV, and YouTube TV all also provide access to Paramount Network. However, with their plans costing $65+ per month, they are significantly more expensive than Philo and Sling TV. Still, for those looking for a richer channel lineup, or premium features, one of these more expensive live TV services might prove to be a better option for watching Paramount Network without cable.

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John Finn

By John Finn

John started Streaming Better to help consumers navigate the live TV streaming and subscription service landscape. John has been writing about technology and TV-related services and devices since 2014 and believes the best streaming approach is to bounce between services as needed. Contact John via email at john@streamingbetter.com or on Twitter

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