Our Earth is full of many amazing wonders – that most of us will never be able to afford to see. The vista of Singapore from the infinity pool on the top of the Marina Bay Sands. The Northern Lights undulating in the Norwegian sky. The lush jungles of Bali. You can see some, but most, probably, are out of the average person’s budget.
But fear not, spectacle-seeking spendthrifts – the Travel Channel is here to give you those experiences anyway, albeit in the confines of the rectangle of your screen. In “Pools with a View” the channel shows an insider’s look at the aforementioned Singapore pool, including its construction, or you can see actual functioning ice hotels in “Ice Hotels… Not Impossible.” Check out Cuba and Spain with Guy Fieri or the favorite restaurants of the late great Anthony Bourdain. You can even virtually hang out with my favorite, Samantha Brown, who has been a peppy, happy face of travel-on-tv for decades.
Along with these more traditional travel shows, the Travel Channel leans heavily these days into shows featuring the paranormal. “Portals to Hell,” for instance, is a show that doesn’t seem to necessarily feature anything that would be on my bucket list (or post bucket list, hopefully.) And then there’s “Ghost Adventures,” “Paranormal Caught on Camera,” and “The Dead Files.” Personally, I’d rather see an infinity pool than a ghost, but whatever floats your traveling boat, right?
Thankfully, whether you want to go to the tropics or to the underworld, you can check it all out without cable.
How to Watch Travel Channel without Cable
As with most content on cable today, there are alternate ways to enjoy the channels and shows you want without forking over mountains of cash to a cable TV provider. Here are a few of the cable-subscription free ways you can stream Travel Channel online in order of cost.
Travel Channel on Philo
After the first month the cheapest option is Philo, which gives you Travel Channel as well as 57 others for $20/month. You can check out a 1-week free trial and see if the service will meet your needs. Philo also includes a cloud DVR for you to record shows to watch later.
With online access to live Travel Channel streaming and a cloud DVR, you will never miss great shows like “Bizarre Foods,” “Expedition: Unknown,” “Monster Encounters,” “Food Paradise,” and “Kindred Spirits.”
You can use your Philo credentials to sign on to the Travel Channel app and watch at least some of the episodes there. Check out our review of Philo for more details.
Watching Travel Channel on Hulu
Hulu Live TV offers Travel Channel along with many other channels and Hulu’s vast on-demand streaming library for $44.99/month after 7-day free trial.
Previously Hulu was known for their vast on-demand streaming library. Recently, they have added a Hulu Live TV service for $44.99 a month that offers Live Travel Channel Online Streaming. Hulu Live TV is one of the best live TV streaming services available. It includes the following features:
- The basic package comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR storage. (Upgrades available)
- Watch on 2 screens at once. (Upgrades available)
- Comes with 6 customizable profiles
- Includes entire Hulu streaming library
Check out our full review of Hulu Live TV for more details.
Travel Channel on Sling TV
For the first month, you can subscribe to either Sling TV’s Blue or Orange package for $15/month, which gives you Travel Channel and over 40 other channels. After a month, the price goes up to $25/month.
Sling TV provides a live stream of Travel Channel so you can watch just as if you had cable. Sling offers a Cloud DVR program, so you can record shows for later if you pay an additional $5/month.
Sling TV is available on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and more, so it’s not a problem to enjoy FX on a TV, tablet, computer, or other smart devices. There are more channels than I’ve mentioned available on Sling TV than what I’ve mentioned here. To find out more about what Sling TV has to offer, and more information about Sling TV device compatibility, check out this detailed review of Sling TV.
The review includes information on a Sling TV free trial and ways to get discounted (and free) streaming devices so be sure to check it out. Currently, there are offers for a 7-day trial and free Amazon fire stick if you sign up for two months.
Travel Channel on FuboTV
FuboTV is a good place to go for sports but it offers many other more general channels as well, including Travel Channel. Over 90 channels are offered in its basic package for $54.99/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.
Travel Channel on PlayStation Vue
PlayStation Vue is great way to get a ton of TV channels without needing a cable provider. Vue’s entry package, Access, costs $49.99 per month and delivers over 50 channels over the internet. These are channels you would typically see as part of a cable package like Freeform, TBS, and of course Travel Channel.
While you may assume that Vue is only available on PlayStation, that isn’t the case. Vue is also available on Amazon Fire TV and other streaming devices. See our review of PlayStation Vue for more details on what channels are available and device support.
Travel Channel on YouTubeTV
YouTubeTV also offers Travel Channel streaming live, as well as limitless storage space for recording your shows. Your library of recorded shows can be streamed anywhere. YouTubeTV costs $49.99 a month. YouTube TV is available on Roku, Android, iOS (includes AirPlay to Apple TV), and Chromecasts/Chromecast-compatible TVs. See our YouTube TV review for more details.
Travel Channel GO App
You can watch Travel Channel live and many Travel Channel shows on demand on the Travel Channel GO app. However, that content is locked such that you need a password to cable or Fubo, YouTube TV, Playstation Vue, Hulu, or Philo.
Some Travel Channel shows are available on Hulu’s subscription service as well, including “Ghost Adventures,” “Food Paradise,” “Expedition Unknown,” “The Dead Files,” “Ghost Adventures: Artifacts,” “Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern,” and “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations.” The streaming service starts at $7.99/month, plus $4/month for no commercials.
Alternatively, you could purchase shows through a venue like Itunes or Amazon Prime Video. They vary a lot in price but you might want to consider this option if there’s just a few movies you’d like to watch over and over again.
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