How To Watch HGTV without Cable

If you’re addicted to home shows but also want to cut the cord, you’re in luck. There are a few legal ways to watch HGTV without cable and a couple of them work very well indeed. Aside from the official HGTV app, a few other TV streaming services cover the channel, or at least some of the shows from it.

How To Watch HGTV without Cable

We have covered a few ‘how to watch x channel without cable’ here on TechJunkie and while the price of cable is so expensive, we will continue to do so. During the past 30 years, cable has been the way to watch TV. In the internet age, that is no longer the case and with expensive subscriptions and a somewhat inflexible service, it is falling behind.

With quality streaming services available for a lot less than cable, it makes perfect sense to cut that cord!


HGTV is mainly about home, gardens and DIY. It features shows such as Brother Vs. Brother, Property Brothers: Buying and Selling, Boise Boys, Desert Flippers, Fixer Upper, Flip or Flop, Flip or Flop Vegas, Good Bones, Home Town, House Hunters, House Hunters International and Love It or List It among others.

If you own a home or want to own a home, chances are you watch at least one show on HGTV. That makes it ripe for showing elsewhere too.

Watching HGTV without cable

There are some completely legal ways to watch HGTV without cable. There is HGTVs own app, DirectTV, Hulu, Sling TV and others. At the time of writing, the entire HGTV channel is available on the services listed here. That may change in time though.

HGTV Anywhere

HGTV Anywhere is the channel’s own app. It doesn’t show live TV but allows you to binge watch episodes of your favorite show. The app is free but requires your cable or satellite login to work. So while technically not for cable cutters, you can watch it elsewhere than on your cable service.

Feedback on the app is not good. There are lots of complaints of dropouts, freezing and generally poor development so use with caution.

DirecTV Now

DirecTV Now offers live HGTV on all its packages alongside a whole lot of other channels. DirecTV Now starts at $35 a month and streams content to a range of devices. It is one of the most popular streaming services in the country but also one of the more expensive.

In return for your investment you do get one of the most polished and reliable streaming services that let you watch HGTV without cable.


Hulu also has HGTV on its Hulu Live TV offering. It is one of dozens of top channels available on the service. Hulu Live TV is pricey, $39 a month for the full service but is still much cheaper than most cable services and you can watch your TV on almost any device, anywhere.

Hulu is another polished product that just works. The apps are reliable and the streams are of a good quality, rarely buffer if you have decent internet and make it simple to get your property porn fix.

Sling TV

Sling TV was the first mainstream streaming service to hit the market and is still going strong. It has the most established network, a well designed app and is very easy to use. It is also cheaper than others here, starting at $20 for Sling Orange. All packages let you watch HGTV without cable from anywhere at any time.

There are a bunch of channel offerings from Sling TV priced from $20 up to $40. Plus, pay a little more and watch on multiple devices or access their neat cloud DVR service.


FuboTV is the final entry in our list of ways to watch HGTV without cable. It began life as a sports streaming service but has rapidly grown into a fully fledged streaming TV offering that competes with DirectTV Now, Hulu and these others. HGTV is just one of the many channels available on the service.

Again, FuboTv isn’t cheap at $39.99 a month, but the first two months are billed at only $19.99. There are over 70 channels on offer and cloud DVR is included within that price.

There are other streaming services out there and some will likely have HGTV on their channel lists. I know Playstation Vue is one of the more popular services but I’m sure there are others. Know of any other ways to watch HGTV without cable? Other mainstream streaming Tv services that has it on its channel list? Tell us about it below if you do!

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