BET (Black Entertainment Television) is one of the highest rated channels on cable TV. Many people are looking to cut the cord and save some money every month. But what if you don’t want to miss hit BET shows like Sistas, The Quad, The Game, and College Hill? How can you watch the BET awards live?
Don’t worry. There are many ways to watch BET live and on-demand without paying for an expensive cable TV or satellite subscription.
Stream BET Live with Philo
The most affordable way to stream BET is through Philo. Philo is a streaming service that offers BET and a ton of other top TV networks typically found on cable TV for just $20 per month.
You can watch BET and other channels through Philo on up to three devices at the same time. They even include a cloud DVR so you can record your favorite BET shows.
Philo is currently supported on Mac and PC on a web browser, Apple iPhone and iPad (running iOS 9 or newer), Android phones and tablets (running 5.0 or newer), Fire TV, Apple TV, and Roku. You can also stream Philo to your TV with Chromecast.
The service offers a 1 week free trial to test the service. You can sign up for the free trial to Philo HERE.
Philo will let you watch 2 days completely free, by simply supplying your mobile number. After 2 days of viewing, you need to supply a credit card to watch the remaining 5 days of the trial. Your subscription starts after the 7th day of the trial. However, if you cancel before then, you won’t be billed. For more details on the streaming service, please check out our review of Philo.
Watch BET Live with Sling TV
At $30 per month, Sling TV is your next best option for watching BET without having a cable TV subscription. Sling TV has two channel package offerings. BET comes standard with their “Blue” package. However, if you like the channel offerings on their “Orange” package, BET can be added through their “Lifestyle Plus” add-on package. The total cost of the Orange package and Lifestyle Plus is $35 per month. Sling TV also offers a 1-week free trial so you can try the service.
All Sling TV Channel options work on Windows and Mac PCs and laptops, Android and iOS devices, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Nexus player, Xbox One, and 4th Generation Apple TV
Watch BET on Vidgo
Vidgo is a newer Streaming service that offers fairly competitive pricing over other Live streaming services. The only catch is they do not currently offer a DVR. Their service offers BET as a part of their as a part of their Core package along with over 60 other channels. New customers can sign up for the Core Plan for $45 per month. (They offer discounted promo pricing for your first 3 months.)
Vidgo doesn’t force you into a contract so you can cancel any time. They do offer a 3-day free trial, which you can cancel within the first three days at no charge. Vidgo is supported on available on Android, iOS, Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV. You can also stream the service on up to 3 devices at the same time. We have the full details in our guide to Vidgo’s live streaming service.
BET on FuboTV
FuboTV is a good place to go for sports but it offers many other more general channels as well, including BET. BET is offered as well as 90+ other channels in its basic package for $64.99/month (after 7-day free trial). The FuboTV app is available on major platforms including AppleTV, AndroidTV, Roku, and Amazon FireTV. You can sign up for a 1-week free trial or check out our review of FuboTV for more details.
BET on AT&T TV Now
BET is one of the channels available on AT&T’s streaming service AT&T TV Now. However, at $55 per month and limited channel offerings, it’s more of a third option. Check out our review of AT&T TV Now for more details.
BET is Now on YouTube TV
In late June 2020 Youtube added BET along with several other channels to their lineup. They also suddenly raised their prices to $65 per month. YouTubeTV does include a DVR with limitless storage space for recording your shows. Plus, you can watch your library of recorded shows anywhere! The YouTube TV channel lineup includes BET for $64.99 a month. Youtube TV supports Roku, Android, iOS (includes AirPlay to Apple TV), and Chromecasts/Chromecast-compatible TVs. Check our review of YouTube TV for more information.
Is There A BET Channel Subscription
There isn’t a way to subscribe directly to BET. However, a subscription to some of the streaming services in this article will allow you to log into the BET Now app. This app works on streaming devices like Roku, Amazon Fire TV, iOS, Android, and more. Through the app, you can watch BET live and view some BET shows on demand. Your login credentials from the following subscription services will allow you to log in to the BET Now:
Using The BET Now App on Roku and Other Devices
Once you subscribe to one of the channels above, you can watch by downloading the BET Now app to your streaming device. When prompted for a TV provider, use your username and password from one of the participating streaming services above. Below are the steps I used to unlock the BET Now on Roku. Other streaming devices and TV everywhere apps have a very similar process.
- Go the channel store or app store on your device. On Roku, it’s called the “Channel Store.”
- Search for the BET Now app, add it to your device, and then open it.
- In the app, select “Login” from the top right of the menu.
- Your Roku device will then show you an activation code and a URL.
- Using a computer or mobile web browser, go https://www.bet.com/activate
- You will then be asked for a TV provider and a username/password. I’m entering the username and password I use for Philo.
- Once you sign in, your TV screen will refresh. You should now have access to all the video content the BET provides through the BET Now ap.
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