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How to Watch TNT Without Cable (as Cheap as Possible)

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TNT is one of the channels that doesn’t currently offer a direct-to-consumer streaming service. As a result, TNT still requires consumers to subscribe through a live TV service. However, with the selection of live TV streaming services now available, there are options to choose from, and priced differently to suit different budgets and needs with the cheapest being Sling TV.


TNT is a great destination for content with popular shows like The Alienist and Snowpiercer available. Not to mention the selection of movies or the access to NBA games and coverage that’s available through TNT. All of which makes access to TNT all the more valuable and especially at the right price.

Although price is something to take into consideration, there are other factors that might matter as well. While some services are cheaper than others, consumers may find a more expensive option offers them a greater selection of channels or more recording space to play with.


Cheapest way to watch TNT

The cheapest way to watch TNT without cable is Sling TV. This live TV streaming service offers two main plans, Sling Orange and Sling Blue. Both Orange and Blue plans cost $35 per month with the main difference being the channel lineups. However, TNT is included in both Orange and Blue plans and therefore, it won’t matter which channel lineups appeals more.

Besides access to TNT, both Sling TV plans also come with a number of additional features. Some of the highlights are up to 50 hours cloud DVR, the ability to stream on multiple devices, and a selection of on demand content available to watch at any time.


At $35 per month, Sling TV is the cheapest way to stream TNT through a live TV subscription. However, it is not the only option.

Other options for streaming TNT

While Sling TV is currently the cheapest option for access to TNT, that’s only if you calculate the price based on TNT alone. Considering each live TV streaming service offers access to a variety of live TV channels, some consumers may find that if they pay slightly more each month, they get more in return. In some cases, it could be a lot more and the overall value per dollar could then make one of the other services actually cheaper for accessing TNT.

Below is a summary of all of the live TV streaming services that currently carry TNT, as well as their monthly cost, and a rough estimate of how many channels are included with the TNT-relevant package.

ServiceTNTPrice p/mChannelsFree Trial
Sling TV$3530+/45+3 days*
Hulu Live TV$6565+7 days
YouTube TV$6585+7 days
AT&T TV$7065+7 days
*Not available throughout the year

As the table above shows, YouTube TV currently claims to offer the most channels overall. While it is one of the more expensive packages, taking into account the number of channels, some consumers may find it to be the cheapest option for watching TNT overall. In addition, if recording TNT is something that matters, then YouTube TV is likely to be the best option, considering the unlimited cloud DVR that’s included with a base YouTube TV subscription.


TNT and TV Everywhere

One of the major benefits of streaming is the option to access content directly from the channel or network itself. With most services now offering their own apps, watching ESPN or TNT is often as easy as heading to the ESPN or TNT website or downloading the app. Through TV Everywhere support, many channels and networks allow live TV subscribers to authenticate their subscription and access shows, movies, and even live events, through the website or app.

However, when it comes to TNT specifically, this does not currently appear to be an option. Yes, those with a cable TV subscription can access TNT through TV Everywhere authentication, but none of the live TV streaming options above are currently listed as a TNT TV Everywhere supported provider.

Due to this, the only access to TNT that subscribers to any of the live TV services mentioned will have, is directly through the live TV subscription service’s app, website, and interface. In other words, the actual experience of accessing TNT might be something consumers should take into consideration to ensure they have the right recording options, or avoid potential buffering and lagging issues.


How to watch TNT without cable summary

Like any other channel or network, accessing TNT is not difficult without cable. There are a number of services that offer a cable-like experience without the need for lengthy contracts or additional hardware. The cheapest option for watching TNT without cable is Sling TV at $35 per month. However, those who want access to a wide variety of channels might want to opt for YouTube TV at $64.99 per month. YouTube TV also might be the best option for those looking to record a lot of TNT, due to the unlimited cloud DVR that’s included for free.

Regardless of which live TV streaming service is used to access TNT, there is currently no option to take advantage of TV Everywhere authentication to watch live and on-demand content through the TNT app or website.

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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 editing and writing about technology and streaming for online publications since 2014, and believes the best streaming approach is to rotate between services as needed.

John's preferred live TV streaming service right now is YouTube TV although he does tend to switch live TV services multiple times each year to keep up to date with their changes. Outside of live TV, John also actively streams HBO Max (for the shows), Peacock (for Premier League), and Paramount Plus (for Champion's League). However, John is also currently subscribed to Apple TV+, Discovery+, Hulu, Starz, Showtime, and Shudder.

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2 replies on “How to Watch TNT Without Cable (as Cheap as Possible)”

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.

The above is your quote. When you say ‘bounce btwn services’, are you saying to subscribe to two or more livestreaming service (e.i., Hulu, Sling TV)?

Hi Gene.

No, the opposite. My suggestion is consumers should look to avoid subscribing to multiple services at the same time. For example, Hulu and Netflix. Subscribe to one, consume as much as it has to offer the individual, cancel, then subscribe to another. Rinse and repeat as needed.

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