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TNT is one of the best networks in the United States offering a variety of shows.
With shows like NCIS: New Orleans, Supernatural and NBA on TNT, many people are hesitant to cut their cable subscriptions. However, there are much better ways to watch your favorite shows and movies while also paying less.
With streaming services, you can access TNT and more without cable. In this blog post, we recommend the three best streaming options to watch TNT without cable.
Sling TV Blue
- 45 Channels
- 3 Simultaneous Streams
- 3-Day Free Trial
Sling TV is one of the cheapest and most popular streaming services available. With its $30 price, it is the perfect service if you are on a budget.
They have two different plans, but we will focus more on their Blue package because if offers some of the best news and entertainment networks in the U.S.
If you like TNT’s dramas like Snowpiercer or The Alienist, the service also gives you access to channels like AMC, A&E, FX and more.
However, if you are into sports, you won’t find much in the package’s basic lineup except for NFL Network, NBCSN, NBC Sports, FS1, Stadium, and TNT.
Thankfully, Sling TV is customizable. They offer additional channel packages for a price. You can check the extras in the table below.
|Fubo TV Extras
|Sports Plus with NFL Redzone
|NFL Redzone, NBA TV, NHL Network, etc
|Fubo Cycling, FOX Deportes, ESPN HD Deportes, etc
|Cooking Channel, DIY Channel, Gameshow Network, etc
|International Sports Plus
|FOX Deportes, ESPN HD Deportes, Eleven Sports, etc
|Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel, etc
|NatGeo Mundo, Discovery en Espanol, Discovery Familia, etc
If you still want more content, Sling TV boasts over 10,000 hours of video on demand outside of their live TV offering.
Unfortunately, Sling TV’s DVR function is limited to only 10 hours of shows and movies. You can upgrade to 50 hours with Cloud DVR Plus, but it will cost you $5/mo. If you are a subscriber, the service lets you keep all your recorded shows and movies. Even if you pause your subscription, you still have 30 days to watch, before they are deleted.
Additionally, Sling TV has a watch party feature, similar to the streaming service Vidgo, for those who miss their social connections.
It only works on Google Chrome, but up to three guests are welcome to join you watch live or on-demand content and chat via text or video. The content can come from any Sling package which includes Orange, Blue, Latino or Sling International.
Each participant in the Watch Party has full control of their video camera, volume of their streaming content and the volume of video chat streams.
However, only the host of the Watch Party has control of playing, rewinding and pausing on-demand content.
Follow the steps below if you want to host a Sling Watch Party:
- Sign in to Sling on Google Chrome
- Select your on-demand or live content
- Click “Create Watch Party” from the title’s information screen
- Invite guests with a unique link
- Start Watching
Hulu + Live TV
- 65 channels
- 2 simultaneous streams, can be upgraded
- 7-day free trial
Hulu + Live TV costs more than Sling TV Blue, but the cost is worth it. They offer content and packages better than cable TV, coupled with a very customizable streaming experience.
The service provides a little bit of everything. Whether you love sports, dramas, comedies, or movies, you’ll find it in Hulu + Live TV.
Aside from the 65 channels the service provides, you also get some local channels, including CBS, NBC, FOX, ABC, and Telemundo.
You can read more about local channels and antennas in our previous blog post titled How to Reduce your Cable Bill in 2020: 8 Hacks They Don’t Want You To Know here.
You can also browse and watch the entire Hulu streaming library. This means you can stream all of Hulu’s original series like The Handmaid’s Tale, Veronica Mars, Little Fires Everywhere and more.
Up to six people can create profiles in one subscription. However, only two devices can stream at once.
Thankfully, the Unlimited Screens add-on remedies this. For an additional $9.99/mo, the add-on allows you to stream on any number of devices at the same time. However, the add-on limits you to only three devices outside of your home network.
Likewise, Hulu + Live TV’s cloud DVR storage can also be upgraded—from 50 hours to 200 hours for an extra $9.99/mo with the Enhanced DVR add-on.
For those who want both, you can bundle the two add-ons for $14.99/mo.
Moreover, Hulu + Live TV has a rich list of premium networks you can add to its basic lineup. You can see them below.
|Hulu + Live TV Add-Ons
Hulu + Live TV already offers a great deal with the basic service. But, if you still want extra content, you can get access to more on-demand streaming content with the Hulu + Live TV, Disney +, and ESPN + Bundle for $61.99/mo.
AT&T TV Now Plus
- 45+ channels
- 3 simultaneous streams
- 7-day free trial
All of AT&T TV Now’s different plans offer TNT, but the Plus package is the least expensive option.
The service has local and regional sports networks, video on demand and a wide array of networks. From ESPN, to the Disney Channel, AT&T TV Now provides plenty of content to keep everyone in the family entertained.
Unfortunately, some of their premium channels are pricier than their competitors. For instance, AT&T TV’s Starz offering costs $2 more than Hulu + Live TV’s.
For a complete list of premium channels, check the table below.
|AT&T TV Now Premium Channels
|Movies Extra Pack
The Movies Extra Pack gives you eight channels, including HDNet Movie, MGM HD, MTV Live and more.
You can stream anywhere at anytime on three separate devices at once.
Moreover, the service generously allows you to record up to 500 hours of content as compared to Sling TV’s 10 hours and Hulu + Live TV’s 50 hours.
The recordings expire after 90 days. But you can fast forward, rewind and skip through commercials.
|Sling TV Blue
|Hulu + Live TV
|AT&T TV Now Plus
|10 Hours (50 Hours-$5/Month)
|50 Hours (200 Hours-$9.99/Month)
|2 (Unlimited -$9.99/Month)
Before you decide which streaming service you prefer, you should first decide on your streaming device.
Streaming devices like Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV connects all your streaming applications to your television. You can also use mobile devices and gaming consoles for streaming.
However, not all devices support the streaming services mentioned above. Check the table below for the list of devices supporting Sling TV, Hulu + Live TV and AT&T TV Now.
|Hulu + Live TV
|AT&T TV Now
|Amazon Fire TV
|Yes (2nd Generation)
|Yes (OS 11+)
|Yes (OS 12+)
|LG Smart TV
|Yes (Web OS 3.0+, 2016+ Models)
|Yes (Web OS 3.5+)
|Samsung Smart TV
|Yes (2016+ Models)
|Yes (2016+ Models)
|Yes (2017+ Models)
|VIZIO Smart TV
|Yes (iOS 9+)
|Yes (iOS 10+)
|Yes (Xbox One)
|Amazon Prime Video
If you are still hesitant to cut the cord, We hope we were able to convince you. There are better streaming options when it comes to watching TNT without the high monthly cable bill.
For $30/month, Sling TV Blue offers a good channel lineup at the expense of the more popular sports and family networks. However, this can be remedied through add-on packages.
Hulu + Live TV is the most customizable of the three options we recommended. It also has great original, on-demand and live TV content.
Finally, AT&T TV Now has a diverse channel lineup with generous features.
All of the options we listed above provide access to TNT and more. There are plenty of things to consider before knowing which streaming service is right for you.
Your choice all boils down to the service’s network lineup, features, device availability, your budget and your family’s needs.
If you wish to try each service, they all offer free trials.
All three services are not contract-based, so you can cancel anytime, with no surprise fees.
Lloyd Rano Opalec
How are you watching TNT? Are you streaming it? If so, what service are you using? Tell us in the comments below.
Read some of our previous blogs below.
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