This article covers how to watch the linear TV channel Paramount Network online without the need for a cable TV subscription. If you are interested in the ViacomCBS premium streaming service, see our review of Paramount+.
You don’t need cable to watch the new season of Yellowstone or other shows on Paramount Network. Several streaming services carry the channel so you can watch Paramount Network shows as they air, or even on-demand in some cases. This guide will help you decide which streaming service to use to watch Paramount Network. Below is a list of the streaming services that carry Paramount Network.
- Philo: Carries Paramount Network and costs $25 per month after a risk-free 1-week free trial
- DIRECTV STREAM – Carries Paramount Network and costs $74.99 per month after a risk-free 5-Day Free Trial.
- Hulu Live TV: Carries Paramount Network and includes Disney+ and ESPN+ with unlimited DVR storage for $69.99/month. (Sign up)
- fuboTV – Carries Paramount Network and costs $74.99 per month and offers a 1-week free trial
- YouTube TV – Carries Paramount Network and costs $64.99 per month and offers a 2-week free trial
- Vidgo: Carries Paramount Network and costs $59.95 per month. (Sign up)
- Sling TV: Carries Paramount Network and costs $40 per month. Currently the first month is 50% off (Sign up)
How To Stream Paramount Network
You can watch Paramount Network through any of the following streaming services: Philo, Hulu Live TV, Sling TV, fuboTV, YouTube TV, Vidgo, and DIRECTV STREAM. These streaming services allow you to watch Paramount Network by downloading their app to streaming devices like Roku, Fire TV, Chromecast, Android TV, Apple TV, Smart TVs, mobile devices like iOS and Android.
Philo is the Best Option to Watch Paramount Network
The most affordable streaming service that carries Paramount Network is Philo. Watch Paramount Network along with over 60 other channels for $25/month. That price includes a cloud DVR for recording your favorite shows. You can check out a free trial and see if the service is right for you. If you decide to subscribe after the free trial, Philo doesn’t require a contract, and you can cancel the service anytime. Philo also has a great on-demand library that pulls from the channels in its lineup. You can also use your Philo credentials to link a valid TV provider to many channel apps. Below I cover the channels available on Philo and more. For more information, check out our review of Philo.
Price: The service costs $25 per month after a risk-free 1-week free trial.
Supported Devices: Philo is supported on Apple iPhone and iPad, Android phones and tablets, Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, and more. Philo allows you to stream on up to 3 devices with the same account. See our coverage of Philo Device Support for more details.
Why Choose Philo For Paramount Network: Philo is a great choice for Paramount Network. Not only is it the most affordable way to watch, but you get a ton of channels you find on basic cable for just $25 per month. Philo doesn’t carry local channels or cable news and sports, but it’s also less than half the price of most other streaming services. Philo makes for a cable TV alternative for saving money. Especially if you get serious about saving money and use a TV antenna for local channels. Philo starts you out with a 1-week free trial, and if you cancel before the trial expires, you won’t be charged for your first month. If you decide to keep Philo after the trial, you are billed monthly and can cancel anytime.
Watch Paramount Network on DIRECTV STREAM
DIRECTV STREAM is another way you can watch the Paramount Network. Channel packages with Paramount Network start at $74.99 per month with their “Entertainment” channel plan after a 5-day free trial. When streaming Paramount Network, you get the same Paramount Network programming that you would see on channel 241, DIRECTV’s channel number for Paramount Network. All DIRECTV STREAM plans come with unlimited DVR storage as long as the content is watched within 9 months. Recordings are automatically deleted after 9 months. You can also access on-demand through the Paramount Network Go app and other channel apps using your DIRECTV STREAM credentials. I cover their “Entertainment” channel plan below since it’s the most affordable way to watch Paramount Network on DIRECTV STREAM. You can learn about all the channel plans they offer in my full review of DIRECTV STREAM.
DIRECTV STREAM Entertainment Plan Price: The service costs $74.99 per month after a risk-free 5-Day Free Trial..
Device Support: DIRECTV STREAM is supported on iOS, Android TV, Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, and more. You can watch up 20 streams simultaneously per subscription with any DIRECTV STREAM plan. See our coverage of DIRECTV STREAM Device Support for more details.
Channels: There are over 75 channels in DIRECTV STREAM’s cheapest channel lineup, including Paramount Network, A&E, AMC, Lifetime, Comedy Central, Discovery, Hallmark Channel, HGTV, MTV, Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, TBS, TNT, and USA Network. You also get local channels like ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox, sports channels like ESPN and FS1, and the cable news networks like CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC.
Why Choose DIRECTV STREAM for Paramount Network: DIRECTV STREAM is a streaming service made to replace cable TV, providing you with a way to watch your big 4 local networks and most basic cable channels. The service also stands out in allowing you to stream on up to 20 devices at once. That could save you a ton of money in a multi-TV/mobile device house. There is no risk in signing up as you can cancel anytime. You can even try out the services with their 5-day free trial. If you cancel before the trial is over, you won’t be charged for the first month.
Watch Paramount Network on Hulu Live TV
Hulu provides a few options for watching Paramount Network shows. A few Paramount Network shows are available on-demand by subscribing to the Hulu streaming library starting at $7.99 per month. However, you will only have access to past seasons of some Paramount Network shows. If you want to watch the new Paramount Network episodes, you will need to watch Paramount Network using Hulu’s Live TV, which costs $69.99 per month. Hulu Live TV includes the ad-supported version of the Hulu Streaming Library. You can upgrade to the ad-free version of Hulu’s streaming library for a cost of $82.99. Before signing up for Hulu Live TV, check out the important information below on Hulu Live TV features from our review of Hulu.
Not only does Hulu Live TV include the Hulu Streaming Library with Hulu Originals like The Patient and Only Murders In The Building, but it also includes a subscription to Disney+ and ESPN+ as well. Hulu Live TV is the only streaming service that includes these two excellent streaming services. Hulu Live TV includes Unlimited cloud DVR storage in both Live TV Plans. Episodes can be stored up to 9 months after recording them, and you can fast-forward through recorded commercials. Hulu’s credentials can also be used to link a valid TV provider to most 3rd party channel apps, including the Paramount Network Go app. Read on for more details on Hulu.
Price: The service includes Disney+ and ESPN+ with unlimited DVR storage for $69.99/month. (Sign up).
Device Support: Hulu Live TV is supported on Apple iPhone and iPad, Android phones and tablets, Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, and more. You can watch on two devices at once. However, you can upgrade to unlimited devices for just $9.99 monthly.
Channels: Hulu Live TV provides over 75 channels in Hulu Live TV’s channel lineup, including Paramount Network, A&E, Lifetime, Comedy Central, Discovery, HGTV, MTV, Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, TLC, TBS, TNT, and USA Network. Hulu Live TV provides local channels like ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox, sports channels like ESPN and FS1, and the cable news networks like CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC.
Why Choose Hulu Live TV for Paramount Network: Hulu has most of the channels you get with a basic cable package, but Hulu Live TV also includes the Hulu Streaming Library, Disney+, and ESPN+ in its price. This makes Hulu Live TV the best option if you are looking for a cable TV alternative that packs a lot of on-demand choices. Not only are your bases covered on for live TV, but you can watch Hulu originals like Only Murders in the Building, The Handmaid’s Tale, and more. Furthermore, Disney+ provides access to hit shows like Andor, Loki, and a ton of other Star Wars, Marvel, and Disney content. There isn’t a long-term contract. You can pay monthly and cancel any time you like.
Watch Paramount Network on Sling TV
Sling TV is another affordable option for watching Paramount Network. Paramount Network is on Sling TV’s Blue channel package for $40/month. The Sling Blue plan allows you to watch on up to three devices at once. All Sling TV plans provide a cloud DVR to record Paramount Network shows and more if you can’t watch when a show airs. Sling TV’s Cloud-based DVR is available on Amazon Fire, Roku, Android, and Apple TV devices. Each Sling TV package comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR storage, and you can keep recordings as long as you want with no expiration. For $5 more per month, you can increase the storage up to 200 hours. I go into more details on devices and channels below. You can also check out my review of Sling TV for more details.
Sling Price: The service costs $40 per month. Currently the first month is 50% off (Sign up)
Sling Devices: Sling TV is available on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, and more, so it’s not a problem to watch Sling TV on a TV, tablet, computer, or other smart devices. Sling’s Blue Plan allows you to stream on up to 3 devices at once.
Channels: The channels on Sling TV’s Blue Plan include Paramount Network, A&E, AMC, BBC America, Bravo, CNN, Comedy Central, Discovery, E!, Fox News, FS1, FX, HGTV, History, Lifetime, MSNBC, National Geographic, NBC, Paramount Network, SYFY, TBS, TNT, truTV, USA Network, and more.
Why Use Sling for Paramount Network: Sling TV is a value somewhere between Philo and your more complete streaming services like DIRECTV STREAM, Hulu Live TV, and YouTube TV. The price is a little steeper than Philo, but you gain some cable news and sports channels. It’s not a great solution for local networks as they only provide Fox and ABC in the largest of TV markers, so you will need a TV antenna for your local channels.
Watch Paramount Network on YouTube TV
YouTube TV also offers Paramount Network streaming and limitless storage space for recording your shows. Stream your library of recorded shows from anywhere. YouTube TV costs $64.99 after a free trial. YouTube TV includes a personal cloud-based DVR for each of the subscription’s six account profiles. In addition, the DVR provides unlimited storage and simultaneous recordings. Furthermore, your recordings are available for nine months. Check out my review of YouTube TV for all the details and channels available on the service.
YouTube TV Price: The service costs $64.99 per month and offers a 2-week free trial
YouTube TV Devices: YouTube TV supports Android, iOS, Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, and more. You can stream on up to three devices at the same time. See our coverage of YouTube TV device support for more details.
Channels: There are over 85 channels in YouTube TV’s Channel lineup, including Paramount Network, AMC, Comedy Central, Discovery, Hallmark Channel, TLC, HGTV, MTV, Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, TBS, TNT, and USA Network. You also get local channels like ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox, sports channels like ESPN and FS1, and the cable news networks like CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC.
Why Use YouTube TV to Watch Paramount Network: If channel lineup is your focus, then YouTube TV is likely the best choice. It arguably has a better channel lineup than DIRECTV STREAM and Hulu Live TV, and it is slightly more affordable than those services. It just lacks the on-demand features you get with Hulu Live TV and the simultaneous streams you get with DIRECTV STREAM.
Watch Paramount Network on FuboTV
FuboTV is a streaming service that provides Paramount Network, and over 90 channels are offered in its Pro Plan for $74.99 per month after a 1-week free trial. FuboTV provides a cloud DVR for recording Paramount Network shows along with shows from other channels available through fuboTV. All plans include 1000 hours of DVR storage. You can watch shows recorded on the DVR via FuboTV’s website, iPhone and iPad apps, Android smartphone and tablet apps, Roku, and their Amazon Fire TV app. FuboTV is an excellent place to go for sports, but it offers many other more general channels as well. I cover the Pro Plan below as it’s the most affordable way to watch Paramount Network on fuboTV, but you can learn about all their plans in my review of fuboTV.
FuboTV Price: The service costs $74.99 per month and offers a 1-week free trial
FuboTV Devices: FuboTV is supported on Apple iPhone and iPad, Android phones and tablets, Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, and more. FuboTV allows you to stream on up to 10 devices with the same account. See our coverage of fuboTV Device Support for more details.
Channels: There are over 100 channels in FuboTV’s channel lineup, including Paramount Network, Comedy Central, Discovery, HGTV, MTV, Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, TLC, and USA Network. fuboTV provides local channels like ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox, sports channels like ESPN and FS1, and the cable news networks Fox News, and MSNBC.
Why Use FuboTV for Paramount Network: While fuboTV carries Paramount Network, I recommend going with a service like Hulu Live TV or DIRECTV STREAM for watching Paramount Network. FuboTV costs just as much as those services but has a much weaker channel lineup. I usually recommend this service for people looking to stream college sports or international soccer.
Watch Paramount Network on Vidgo
Vidgo is a newer streaming service that offers fairly competitive pricing over other live streaming services. Vidgo includes Paramount Network in its Core package, along with over 60 other channels. New customers can watch Paramount Network by signing up for the Vidgo Plus Plan for $59.95 per month when you subscribe. Vidgo doesn’t force you into a contract, so you can cancel at any time. Vidgo provides a DVR with its Premium Plan for $79.95 per month. Premium provides a 20-hour Cloud DVR, which works with Firestick, Roku, Google TV, and Apple TV. The plan also adds over 20 channels not found in the Plus Plan to your lineup. If you get the more affordable Plus plan, you get to try the DVR for 90 days. After that, you must upgrade to the Premium Plan to keep the feature. We cover the Pro plan below but have the full details in our guide to Vidgo’s live streaming service.
Vidgo Price: The service costs $59.95 per month. (Sign up)
Channels: There are over 100 channels in Vidgo’s Channel Lineup, including Paramount Network, Comedy Central, Discovery, HGTV, MTV, TLC, Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, and Hallmark Channel. fuboTV provides local ABC and Fox in most parts of the country. It also has sports channels like ESPN and FS1, and the cable news networks Fox News.
Why Use Vidgo for Paramount Network: Vidgo is similar to fuboTV in that I usually only recommend it for college sports. It’s channel lineup lags behind the other top services, isn’t a complete solution for local channels, and charges you for DVR service. I would only use it as a last resort for watching Paramount Network.
How To Stream Paramount Network on Your TV
Several streaming services carry Paramount Network in their channel lineup and with those services, you can watch the channel live on either your smart TV that supports the streaming service or a streaming device like a Roku or Fire TV that connects directly to your TV’s HDMI port. Paramount Network will be a channel available through the streaming service app’s live TV guide. Above is an example of what this looks like on Philo’s on-screen TV guide. Follow the steps outlined below to stream Paramount Network Live on your TV.
- Any of the following services will allow you to stream Paramount Network Live: Philo, Sling TV, DIRECTV STREAM, FuboTV, Hulu Live TV, Vidgo, and YouTube TV. Click the link for the one you want to try. Sling TV is the cheapest, but DIRECTV Stream, FuboTV, and YouTube TV provide you with a free trial.
- On a Roku, from the Home Screen, navigate to “Search” and press “OK” on your remote. On a Fire TV, from the Home screen, click on the search icon in the upper-left corner of the screen. On an Apple TV, Scroll right to the search icon in the upper-left corner of the screen. Smart TV’s will also have a similar way of searching for the app of the streaming service you subscribed to. Once you find the search menu, Enter the name of the streaming service you subscribe to in the search bar.
- Choose your streaming service from the search results. On Roku, Select “Add Channel” press “OK” on your remote. If the channel is already installed, “Go To Channel” will be an option. On Fire TV, Select “Download,” and the channel will install. On Apple TV, click the cloud icon, and the channel will install.
- After a quick installation, the app will be available on your streaming device’s home screen. Open the streaming service app, and log in with the credentials you used to subscribe to the service. For example, if you subscribed to Sling TV, then use the username (or email address) and password you chose when signing up. Once you log in the app will start
Is There a Paramount Network Subscription
No. There isn’t a way to directly subscribe to Paramount Network. However, you can watch Paramount Network live and on-demand through the website or the Paramount Network app. Your login credentials from FuboTV, Philo, YouTube TV, Vidgo, and DIRECTV STREAM will work to unlock all the content available through the Paramount Network app.
Using The Paramount Network App
If you subscribe to Philo, Vidgo, YouTube TV, FuboTV, or DIRECTV STREAM, you can watch Paramount Network by simply downloading the app for that streaming service. However, these streaming services are also valid TV providers to unlock all the content available on the Paramount Network App.
New episodes of shows on Paramount Network become available the day after they air on TV. You can also catch up on entire seasons and watch hours of stand-up specials, classic shows, and more on the app. You can watch Paramount Network free through the Paramount Network app for 24 hours without a TV provider account.
How To Activate the Paramount Network App
The best way to explain this is through an example. Let’s assume we have a Philo subscription and a Roku. We can follow the steps below to get the Paramount Network app working on our device. While the steps below use Philo and Roku to watch Paramount Network, most streaming services and devices will have the same process.
- Go to the channel store or app store on your device. On Roku, it’s called the “Channel Store.”
- Search for “Paramount Network”
- Add the Paramount Network app to your device and then open it.
- Your Roku device will then show you an activation code and a URL to activate the Paramount Network app.
- Using a computer or mobile web browser, you go to the URL.
- 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 on Paramount Network’s website, your TV screen will refresh. You should now have access to all the video content the app provides.
Supported Streaming Devices
The Paramount Network app is supported on all of the following streaming devices:
- Android Devices
- iOS Devices
- Apple TV
- Amazon Fire TV
- Android TV
Watch Paramount Network for Free
Some of the streaming services that carry Paramount Network offer a free trial. If you use different email addresses, you can take advantage of those and watch free Paramount Network for almost a month or longer. Let’s look at the free trials available.
As long as you cancel before the free trial expires, you won’t be charged. You can cycle the free trials to get nearly a month of Paramount Network free. If you get creative with email addresses and payment methods, you could watch free Paramount Network even longer. Doing this would let you test out the various live TV streaming services to see which one you like the best.
Shows On Paramount Network
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