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How To Watch The Weather Channel Without Cable (Cheap as Possible)

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The cheapest way to watch The Weather Channel without cable is Frndly TV. Compared to some other channels, there are fewer options to watch The Weather Channel through a live TV streaming service. However, the good news is the services that do offer access to the channel range in price, with the cheapest being a very affordable option.

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One of the benefits of streaming live TV over the internet is the choice on offer. This is not only in terms of choosing the service, but also the choice to cancel a service at any time. This ability to cancel makes it much easier to switch to another live TV provider without having to worry about penalties or sending back equipment.

With channel lineups constantly changing, this ease of switching has never been more important as it allows consumers to change to the service that best suits their channel needs at the time. This is particularly true of The Weather Channel considering neither Hulu Live TV, Sling TV, nor Vidgo currently offer access to The Weather Channel.

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Cheapest way to watch The Weather Channel

Starting at $6.99 per month, Frndly TV is the cheapest way to watch The Weather Channel without cable. In total, a standard Frndly TV subscription provides access to more than 40 live TV channels, including The Weather Channel and all three Hallmark channels. Even though the number of channels is lower than some other live TV services, some homes may find the selection suits their needs, and at a significantly lower monthly price.

Frndly TV channel guide
Frndly TV provides access to The Weather Channel

While the standard Frndly TV subscription costs just $6.99 per month, it does come with some additional limitations that may need to be taken into consideration. For example, the Basic plan lacks a cloud DVR for recording The Weather Channel shows and content. If DVR functionality is important, Frndly TV also offers a Classic and a Premium plan.

Priced at $8.99 per month, Classic subscribers get access to the same channel lineup, including The Weather Channel, and the option to record shows and keep them for up to three months. Those in need of even more recording freedom can opt for the $10.99 per month Premium plan. This is Frndly TV’s best plan and includes all of the features available with the Classic plan, as well as the ability to keep recordings for up to nine months.

Other ways to watch The Weather Channel

YouTube TV is the next cheapest way to watch The Weather Channel without cable. Previously, YouTube TV didn’t include the channel in its lineup, but that changed earlier this year when the popular live TV services added five new channels, including The Weather Channel.

For those now considering YouTube TV, it is possible to access The Weather Channel with just the service’s $64.99 per month base plan. In total, the base plan unlocks access to more than 85 live TV channels.

fuboTV is a similarly-priced live TV service to YouTube TV. The Weather Channel is included in fuboTV’s Pro plan, priced at $64.99 per month. Although this is fuboTV’s cheapest package overall, it is a fairly robust option. Besides The Weather Channel, Pro unlocks access to more than 140 channels in total. The service also comes with an emphasis on sports, making it a good option for households also interested in watching live sports.

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Lastly, The Weather Channel is also available to watch through DirecTV Stream, albeit not through the service’s cheapest plan. Instead, consumers will need to sign up to either the Choice plan at $89.99 per month, Ultimate at $104.99 per month, or Premier at $149.99 per month. Even though Ultimate and Premier are more expensive than Choice, they do come with a greater selection of channels overall. In fact, a greater selection of channels than the other live TV streaming services as well.

Watch The Weather Channel: summary

Frndly TV is currently the cheapest way to watch The Weather Channel without cable. With plans starting at just $6.99 per month, this is a highly affordable service compared to the other live TV streaming services. However, the lower monthly cost does also mean it comes with some additional limitations, including fewer channels overall.

YouTube TV, fuboTV, and DirecTV Stream also provide access to The Weather Channel. YouTube TV’s base plan costs $64.99 per month, while fuboTV’s Pro plan costs $69.99 per month, and DirecTV Stream’s Choice package is priced at $89.99 per month. At present, the options are limited to these live TV services, with neither Hulu Live TV, Sling TV, nor Vidgo carrying The Weather Channel.

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Updated: September 2022

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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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