9 Best Apps to Watch TLC on Roku Without Cable

From “90 Day Fiance” to “1000-Lb. Sisters” to “Little People Big World,” TLC’s reality content offers a slice of life — for the most unique lives out there.

You can watch TLC on Roku without cable and with a free trial on Spectrum TV Choice (for Spectrum internet users), YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, Philo, and Fubo, or you can get a subscription to Vidgo, AT&T TV, and Sling Orange + Blue.

If you already have Roku and are looking to cut the cord, there is no reason you should have to get a new device.

Here the best services that cord-cutters use to watch TLC on Roku.

Our top way to watch TLC without cable on Roku:
DirecTV Stream
"The best all-around streaming service for cord-cutters" (Rolling Stone). Includes most local channels and major national networks.
Channels: TLC, ESPN, ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, RSNs, and most major channels.
Price: $79.99/month
Free trial: 5 days
Devices: Roku
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For those hesitant to trust new cord-cutting companies, DirecTV Stream is a good middle ground. You get live local and national channels, and there’s no annual contract, but you're still with a staple of live TV. The basic package is comparable with other cable companies, and you have the option to bundle the service with other streamers to maximize your content access.

Price: $79.99/month

Free Trial: 5 days

Roku app store rating: 3.3 ☆☆

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News and sports junkies, look away. Everyone else, listen up! Philo TV offers a cord-cutting live TV package that includes 62 live channels, unlimited DVR space, and simultaneous screening capabilities for the low, low price of $25 a month. Philo doesn’t carry sports channels, but if you can go without, a better deal is hard to find.

Price: $28/month

Free Trial: 7 days

At $55 a month, subscribers to Sling TV Orange and Blue treat themselves to the best of both worlds. You can live in the moment with 51 live channels, or tune in whenever you want, choosing from a host of on-demand content. If you’re hesitant to cut the cord completely, this package definitely eases the transition.

Price: $55/month

Roku app store rating: 3.3 ☆☆

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If you’re in the market for a live TV service to add to your streamer collection, Sling TV Blue is a competitive choice. For $40 a month, you get access to over 40 channels and their on-demand content, plus 50 hours of DVR storage — a cost-effective option that blows traditional cable out of the water.

Price: $45/month

Roku app store rating: 3.3 ☆☆

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Movies, acclaimed TV shows ready for binging, your favorite current series — and more than 75 live channels at your fingertips. For $75 a month, Hulu with Live TV lets you have it all. The package’s 50 hours of DVR storage sounds smaller compared to its competitors, but with Hulu’s content library included, it’s a trade off that ensures you won’t be left wanting more.

Price: $75.99/month

Free Trial: 3 days

Roku app store rating: 3.7

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Looking to keep your favorite shows at your fingertips, preserve access to live sports and news broadcasts, but still want to cut the cord? YouTube TV is the answer. At $73 a month it skews more expensive than other live streamers, you won’t be able to find a more extensive, all-inclusive package anywhere else.

Price: $72.99/month

Free Trial: 7 days

Roku app store rating: 3.8

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Over 140 channels, unlimited DVR and RSNs included - DirecTV Stream Ultimate is one of the most complete cord-cutting streaming bundles out there. Think of every sports network for example, ESPN, Fox Sports, CBS Sports, NHL Network, etc, you name it, you got it. You also get over 55,000 (15,000 more than the base Entertainment package, mainly from Starz Encore) of on-demand movies and shows included. Of course, there is a price tag that comes with all of this that will rival the most expensive cable packages: over $100 a month.

With this package DirecTV is saying: if you want cheap, go to Sling. This is not cheap, but it has everything a family could need from a TV package.

Price: $94.99/month

Free Trial: 5 days

Roku app store rating: 3.3 ☆☆

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If you're an Xfinity internet customer, you're eligible to sign up for the Now TV and Peacock Premium bundle, a hefty live TV and on-demand streaming package that gives you access to films and TV shows from Universal, NBC, Bravo, Hallmark, History, and AMC, as well as 24/7 coverage from live channels like BBC News, NBC News Now, the Food Network, Discovery, and IFC. The beauty of this bundle is that covers the essentials of traditional TV, namely news, entertainment, and sports (Peacock is home to a number of live sporting events), while also giving you all you need on the on-demand front. Even better? It only costs $20/month, Now TV's regular price, since Peacock Premium is added to the bundle completely free—no need to pay an additional $6/month, which is what the service would normally cost outside of this bundle. 

The Now TV and Peacock Premium Bundle also comes with 20 hours of cloud DVR, and you can stream it on three concurrent screens. Apart from a subscription to Xfinity, there are no other strict requirements when claiming this offer.

The name says it all: HGTV Go is one of the easiest ways to watch the country's favorite home improvement channel on the go. You can watch the HGTV channel live on the app, as well as past and present HGTV shows on-demand. And if you're looking for more variety, HGTV Go also lets you watch HGTV's sister channels, including favorites like Food Network, TLC, and Animal Planet live. However, we should emphasize that HGTV GO, while free to download, must be linked to a pay-TV provider to be used. In other words, you'll need to use your cable, satellite, or live TV streaming service credentials to log into the app. Once you do, you can watch up to 15 live channels and a wealth of on-demand shows on any compatible mobile device.

Price: free for channels available

How to pay for a TLC subscription with Paypal?

The services that accept Paypal and carry TLC are: DirecTV Stream, Philo, Sling Orange + Blue, Sling Blue, Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, DirecTV Stream Ultimate, Now TV, Spectrum TV Stream, DirecTV Stream Premier, and DirecTV Stream Choice.

How to pay for a TLC subscription with Apple Pay?

The services that accept Paypal and carry TLC are: Philo, Sling Orange + Blue, and Sling Blue.

How to pay for a TLC subscription with Google Pay?

The services that accept Paypal and carry TLC are: Philo, Sling Orange + Blue, Sling Blue, and YouTube TV.

The streaming services on this page were chosen by our editors. If you choose to subscribe to a streaming service we recommend as a result of our research, analysis, and curation, our work is sometimes (but not always) supported by an affiliate commission from the streaming service when you make a purchase.

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