8 Best Services to Watch CNBC Without Cable

Updated May 14, 2022 • Staff

Never miss the latest in business news and real-time financial market coverage.

You can watch CNBC without cable on Sling News Extra, Hulu, DirecTV Stream, Fubo, Fubo Elite, YouTube TV, Spectrum TV, or Xfinity Choice TV .

Below, we count down the best ways to watch CNBC that cord-cutters use. We made this ranking based on each service's value: how many other channels each dollar of subscription will get you.

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A base subscription to Sling costs $35 and won't include CNBC, but if you get the "Sling News Extra" for 6 more dollars, you will get CNBC. That means that if you choose Sling as your cable alternative, it will cost you $41 a month, which is one of the cheapest ways to cut the cord and keep CNBC. After you subscribe (and get the news extra), head down to sling.com to get the live business coverage that CNBC is famous for.

Price: $6 per month

A subscription to Hulu + Live TV is a great way to get CNBC without cable and without a contract. Hulu + Live TV, the sister service to the Hulu that everyone already knows, is a cable alternative that has many other news channels like ABC News Live. After you subscribe to Hulu, go to the platform's homepage and either scroll or search for CNBC to start watching the channel live.

Price: $64.99 per month

Free Trial: 7 days

DirecTV Stream (previously AT&T TV) is one of the more popular ways to cut the cord and keep access to channels like CNBC. This service is actually delivered through a satellite and not an online streaming service. However, you can watch CNBC without cable by using DirecTV Stream to access the channel. First, you'll need to get DirecTV Stream as a standalone service, then you can install the app on your smart TV, or just visit their website to start watching CNBC.

Price: $69.99 per month

FuboTV offers CNBC as part of a big bundle of other news channels as well as many sports broadcasters such as ESPN. If you choose Fubo, you only need to subscribe to the basic package to get your business news live.

Price: $64.99 per month

Free Trial: 7 days

At $79.99 a month, the fuboTV Elite package is a comparable price to other streamers offering both live and on-demand content. It also offers massive cloud DVR storage, can stream to 10 different screens simultaneously, and the app is compatible with most streaming devices. Compared to its competitors, it's pretty much on pace - it’s more a question of what channels are most important to you.

Price: $79.99 per month

Free Trial: 7 days

Youtube TV is a good way to watch CNBC without cable and without any contracts or commitments. You can get your live news and financial shows from the network by subscribing to the basic Youtube TV package. After that, head down to tv.youtube.com to find CNBC. You'll also get a big array of other news channels such as MSNBC, ABC News, BBC World News Fox News, as well as many local news networks.

Price: $64.99 per month

Free Trial: 7 days

If you are already a Spectrum broadband subscribe, you can get CNBC without subscribing to Spectrum's cable offering. They have a platform called TV Choice, which is relatively cheap and will give you access to many news network including CNBC.

Price: Varies depending on your location and account history.

For Xfinity internet customers who already have an Xfinity Flex box, you can upgrade your service to Choice TV if you want access to live channels. Alongside premium streaming services that you can link to your Flex box, Choice TV is a good, basic addition to stay connected to heavy hitters like NBC, ABC, and CBS.

Price: Varies depending on your location and account history.

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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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