10 Cheapest Live TV Streaming Services for Cord-cutting

The cheapest live TV services for cord-cutting are the free ones: Pluto TV and Xumo. There are paid ones that cost very little, like Frndly TV, Philo, Paramount+, YipTV, Spectrum TV, Sling. 

Below, here are the best cheap offerings so that you can cut the cord and make the biggest savings. 

10.

Xumo TV

With people overwhelmed by the onslaught of mammoth streaming services, companies like Xumo are having a moment. A free, ad-supported hub for both live and on-demand content, Xumo is gaining ground in the streaming landscape.

Price: free

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, iOS, Panasonic, Roku, Samsung TV, Visio TV, webOS, Xfinity Flex.

Channels available: 14 channels

Channel lineup: ABC News Live, AccuWeather Now, Bloomberg, CBC News, CBSN, Check with Xumo for the full channel lineup, Cheddar News, Fox Sports, History, NBC News Now, NBCLX, PGA Tour, Today, USA Today

9.

Frndly TV

Frndly TV is a streaming platform focused on family-friendly live TV channels, with an attractive price starting at $5.99. There are three plans, Basic, Classic and Premium, which respectively cost the $5.99 starting price, $7.99, and $9.99. The Basic plan only allows for SD streaming, but both other plans allow for HD. The basic plan doesn't allow for DVR recordings, but the other plans allow for 3 months and 9 months respectively. And lastly, the basic plans allows for only one simultanious stream, but the Classic allows for 2 and the Premium allows for 4. 

Price: $5.99 per month

Free Trial: 7 days

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, iOS, Roku.

Channels available: 15 channels

Channel lineup: BabyFirst TV, CuriosityStream, Game Show Network, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Drama, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, INSP, Light TV, Outdoor Channel, PixL, QVC, Sportsman Channel, The Weather Channel, UPtv, World Fishing Network

8.

Sling News Extra

Sling TV has two offers: Blue, which includes over 45 channels like CNN and MSNBC, and Orange, which includes ESPN and Disney Channels. 

Each plan costs $35. You can combine them for $50. If you get either Sling Blue or Sling Orange+Blue, you can get a news extra which gives you access to 10 news channels plus CNBC, Fox Business, NDTV24x7, France24. If you get only Sling Orange, you get the 10 news channels plus HLN.

The 10 news channels in every news extra are NewsNation, NewsMaxTV, Science Channel, BBC World News, Weather Nation, Euronews, News18, RT America, CGTN, and Law & Crime Trial Network.

Price: $6 per month

Device availability: AirTV, Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, LG TV, Roku, Samsung TV, Xbox.

Channels available: 14 channels

Channel lineup: BBC World News, CGTN, CNBC, Euronews, Fox Business, France 24, Law & Crime Trial Network, NDTV 24x7, News18, NewsmaxTV, NewsNation, RT America, Science Channel, Weather Nation

7.

Sling Lifestyle Extra

The Sling Lifestyle extra includes reality TV and lifestyle channels like We TV, DIY Network, VH1, and the Cooking Channel. When you add this extra to the Orange Plan, your total subscription will cost $41 (unless you choose to get other extras).

Price: $6 per month

Device availability: AirTV, Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, LG TV, Roku, Samsung TV, Xbox.

Channels available: 9 channels

Channel lineup: Cooking Channel, DIY, FYI, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Drama, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, LMN, VH1, WE tv

6.

Paramount+ Premium

Paramount plus is mostly a Netflix-style streaming service, offering movies and TV shows on-demand like The Good Fight or Yellowstone. 

The premium plan of Paramount Plus gives you access to Live TV from CBS: CBS local channels, CBS News (CBSN), CBS Sports, ET live, and some live sporting events like NFL on CBS Live. It also offers on-demand access to programming from Comedy Central, MTV, BET, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Paramount Pictures and Smithsonian Channel.

Price: $9.99 per month

Free Trial: 7 days

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, LG TV, PlayStation 4, Portal TV, Roku, Samsung TV, Vizio, Xbox, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, Xfinity Flex.

Channels available: 4 channels

Channel lineup: CBS local channels, CBS Sports HQ, CBSN, ET Live

5.

YipTV

YipTV provides viewers with the international content they’ve been missing, prioritizing TV and film from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Spain, with select content from the U.S.

Price: $14.99 per month

Device availability: Android, Apple TV, iOS.

Channels available: 44 channels

Channel lineup: ¡Hola! TV, 360 Tune Box, Antena3, Arirang TV, Atreseries, BizTV, Bloomberg TV, Bolivia TV, Canal 52 MX, Canal Sur, CB24 Noticias, Centroamérica TV, Cine Sony, CubaMax TV, Destinos TV, Docubox HD, Dominican View, El Financiero Bloomberg TV, FashionBox Live, Fast & Fun Box HD, Fightbox HD, FilmBox Art House, FilmBox Russia, France 24, Gametoon Box HD, Kino Polska International, Kino Polska Muzyka, Latin Angels, Mi Gente TV, Mis Películas, NTN24, Pasiones, RCN Novelas, Show Business TV, Sony Movie Channel, Supercanal, Tele El Salvador, Teleformula, Telesur, Televisión Dominicana, TV Chile, Video Rola, WAPA América, YouToo America

4.

Philo

Philo is one of the most interesting ways to cut the cord out there: it offers over 60 channels for as little as $20. If you don't watch sports or a lot of local TV, but want access to everything else, it's the perfect Live TV option. 

Price: $20 per month

Free Trial: 7 days

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, Roku.

Channels available: 68 channels

Channel lineup: A&E, AccuWeather, AMC, American Heroes Channel, Animal Planet, aspireTV, AXS TV, BBC America, BBC World News, BET, BET Her, Bloomberg Television, Cheddar, Cheddar News, Cleo TV, CMT, Comedy Central, Cooking Channel, Crackle, Crime-Investigation, Destination America, Discovery Channel, Discovery Family, Discovery Life, DIY Network, Food Network, FYI, Game Show Network, GetTV, Great American Country, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Drama, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, HGTV, History, IFC, INSP, Investigation Discovery, Law&Crime, Lifetime, LMN, Logo, MotorTrend, MTV, MTV Classic, MTV Live, MTV2, Newsy, Nick Jr., Nickelodeon, Nicktoons, OWN, Paramount Network, PeopleTV, REVOLT, Revry, Science Channel, Sundance TV, Tastemade, TeenNick, TLC, Travel Channel, TV Land, TV One, UPtv, VH1, Vice, WE tv

3.

Spectrum TV Choice (for Spectrum internet users)

Spectrum TV Choice is an internet television service that is only available to Charter Spectrum internet customers. It costs $24.99 per month, the channels available to you will depend on your location, but usually you can choose 10 more channels to add to your plan. Please be careful that after 30 days, you might not be able to change the list of 10 channels you choose.

Designed as an alternative to cable subscriptions and on-demand streaming platforms, Spectrum TV Essentials offers a combination of major cable channels and on-demand content that can be streamed through smart TVs, digital media players, and mobile apps.  

Spectrum TV is accessible via Apple TV, Samsung Smart TV, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Chromecast, as well as via web browser (using Flash), desktop and mobile app including Android and iOS. As of December 2020, Spectrum TV is no longer available via Roku. 

 

Price: $24.99 per month

Free Trial: 7 days

Device availability: Android, Android TV, Apple TV, iOS, Roku, Samsung TV, Xbox.

Channels available: 72 channels

Channel lineup: A&E, AMC, Animal Planet, Azteca América, BBC America, BBC World News, BeIN SPORTS Español, BET, Bloomberg Television, Bravo, Cartoon Network, CMT, CNBC, CNN, CNN en Espanol, Comedy Central, Discovery Channel, Discovery en Español, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, E!, El Rey Network, ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN2, ESPN3, Food Network, Fox Business Network, Fox Deportes, Fox News Channel, Fox Sports 1, Freeform, FX, FX Movie Channel, FXX, Galavision, GSN, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, HGTV, History, HLN, Investigation Discovery, Lifetime, LMN, MSNBC, MTV, MTV2, National Geographic, NBC Sports Network, NFL Network, Nickelodeon, OWN, Oxygen, Paramount Network, SYFY, TBS, TCM, The Weather Channel, TLC, TNT, Travel Channel, truTV, TV Land, Unimas, Univision, Univisión Deportes, USA Network, VH1, WAPA América, WE tv

2.

Sling Orange

Sling Orange is one of two plans from cord-cutting alternative Sling.

Channels that Sling Orange has and Sling Blue doesn't have include: Disney Channel, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, Freeform, and MotorTrend. Sling Orange has mostly the advantage of channels owned by Disney.

Price: $35 per month

Device availability: AirTV, Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, LG TV, Roku, Samsung TV, Xbox.

Channels available: 28 channels

Channel lineup: A&E, AMC, AXS TV, BBC America, Bloomberg Television, Cartoon Network, Cheddar, Cheddar Big News, CNN, Comedy Central, Disney Channel, EPIX Drive-In, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, Food Network, Freeform, Fuse, HGTV, History, IFC, Lifetime, Newsy, TBS, TNT, Travel Channel, Tribeca Shortlist, Viceland

1.

Sling Blue

Sling Blue is a live-tv bundle from cord-cutting alternative Sling, which is owned by the telecom provider Dish. It has many of the top 20 most watched national TV channels in the U.S.. 

Price: $35 per month

Device availability: AirTV, Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, LG TV, Roku, Samsung TV, Xbox.

Channels available: 37 channels

Channel lineup: A&E, AMC, AXS TV, BBC America, BET, Bloomberg Television, Bravo, Cartoon Network, Cheddar, Cheddar Big News, CNN, Comedy Central, EPIX Drive-In, Food Network, Fox News, Fuse, FX, HGTV, History, HLN, IFC, Lifetime, MSNBC, National Geographic, NBC (select markets), NBC Sports Network, Newsy, NFL Network, Nick Jr., SYFY, TBS, TNT, Travel Channel, Tribeca Shortlist, truTV, USA, Viceland

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