If you could have lunch with any person, who would it be?
Lincoln, maybe, or Jesus, which would make for a pretty good story at the very least. But really, you’d probably get the sharpest, most topical, wittiest repartee if you went with our modern comedians. And fortunately, you can get a dose of that with some of the shows on TruTV. The channel has brought together a number of comics including Amy Sedaris, Rachel Dratch, Billy Eichner, and Adam Conover in shows that feature them more or less talking to you – without you needing to go to the trouble of replying (unless you really want to, I wouldn’t judge.)
One of the most popular shows on TruTV is “Adam Ruins Everything,” in which Conover debunks popular ideas in rapid-fire fashion. He ruins diamonds, nachos, Christmas, and even charity by pointing out their fatal flaws. It’s often fascinating, but I’ll admit I don’t necessarily have a lot of stomach for a white man pedantically explaining why other people are wrong. That said, he’s got some good points to bring up on your own real-life lunch dates.
Then there’s “At Home with Amy Sedaris,” in which Sedaris shows off homemaking skills with bizarre and off-kilter twists. It’s a bit educational but it’s also a sly parody which leaves you feeling like you spent a morning with a fun but disturbed friend.
And then TruTV has a popular show called “Impractical Jokers,” in which four men try to embarrass each other with pranks and dares. Not sure how much nuance there is there, but if TruTV is going for funny, there’s always room in comedy for that sort of humor. In an instance of real life being almost too on the nose, it is sponsored by Mountain Dew.
Fortunately, whether you want to virtually hang out with comedians or pranksters, you can do it without cable. There are a variety of ways to watch TruTV and its programming without a cable subscription.
How to Watch TruTV without Cable
Watching TruTV on Sling
The cheapest way is to subscribe to Sling TV’s Blue package for $15/month, which gives you TruTV and over 40 other channels.
Sling TV provides a live stream of TruTV so you are able to watch exactly what would be airing on TruTV just as if you had cable. It is included in its Cloud DVR program, so you can record shows for later if you pay an additional $5/month.
With online access to TruTV streaming, you will never miss great shows like “Adam Ruins Everything,” “Impractical Jokers,” “At Home with Amy Sedaris,” “Billy on the Street,” “The Carbonaro Effect,” and “Those Who Can’t.”
Sling TV is available on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and more, so it’s not a problem to enjoy TruTV on a TV, tablet, computer, or other smart devices. There are more channels than 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 free trial and free Amazon fire stick if you sign up for two months.
Watching TruTV on Hulu Live TV
Hulu Live TV offers TruTV 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 TruTV 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.
Watching TruTV on Playstation Vue
For $44.99 (after 5-day free trial) you can get Playstation Vue’s Access package which includes TruTV.
Many assume watching Vue requires a PlayStation. This is not the case. PlayStation Vue is supported by a wide variety of devices.
Below is a list of features available when subscribing to PlayStation Vue
- Supports Most Streaming Devices
- Cloud DVR
- On-Demand Programming
- Watch 5 Streams at Once
- Supports a number of TV Anywhere Apps
Check out our review of PlayStation Vue.
Watching on FuboTV
FuboTV is a good place to go for sports but it offers many other more general channels as well, including TruTV. TruTV is offered as well as 90+ other channels 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.
Watching TruTV on DirecTV Now
AT&T’s DirecTV Now service is one way you can watch TruTV. It is offered as part of their most affordable “Plus” package. At $50 per month, you get more than 40 channels including HBO, while at the highest level of $135 a month you get over 125. You can check out everything this service offers by reading our DirecTV Now review.
Watch on the TruTV App
To stream full episodes onTruTV’s web site or app, you’ll need to log in with streaming service credentials, just the same as you would if you had cable credentials. However, only Playstation Vue is listed among the eligible providers for the web site and app. Not sling.
The app is available on iPhone and Android devices as well as Apple TV, Roku, Xbox, and Amazon FireTV.
Streaming TruTV’s shows
If you just want to watch the shows on TruTV and not the live stream of the channel itself, you can use a streaming service. Netflix doesn’t have all shows but it has some, including “Adam Ruins Everything,” “Impractical Jokers,” and “The Carbonaro Effect.” It costs $8.99/month ($12.99/month with HD) to subscribe to Netflix.
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 are just a few movies you’d like to watch over and over again.
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