I’ve been getting asked how to watch “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” without cable an awful lot lately. Combined with all the folks wanting to know how to watch Andy Cohen’s “Watch What Happens Live,” I thought it was time to put together a guide on how to watch Bravo without cable.
How to Watch Bravo Without Cable
People are canceling their satellite and cable TV subscriptions at record rates. After I ordered stand-alone home internet service, all it took was purchasing a Roku and a few streaming services, and I never looked back.
Many readers say Bravo is one of the networks they must have before getting rid of the pay-TV bill once and for all. Read on to find out how to watch Bravo online and got without cable for good.
Hulu doesn’t only offer on-demand streaming, but an online live TV service as well. They offer a ton of channels, including live local broadcast networks in a majority of local markets. While Bravo is included in their live TV service for $54.99, you also receive the following:
- Live Local Broadcast Networks in over 200 U.S. markets (ABC, NBC, Fox, CBS)
- Many Popular live channels found on cable, including HGTV, ESPN, Disney Channel, A&E, Bravo and more
- A Cloud DVR
- One of the largest on-demand libraries on the market
Hulu live TV is available on Android, iOS, Xbox One, 4th Gen Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV and stick.
Sling TV was one of the first live streaming services on the market. They also offer Bravo as part of their Sling TV Blue package. The service costs $30 per month and provides live access to many other traditional cable networks. In my review of Sling TV, I cover information on device support, channel availability, and features like their cloud DVR. You can preview the service with this 7-day free trial.
FuboTV is a live streaming service startup focused on cord-cutters. While their channel lineup centers around sports, they also offer Bravo, A&E, and Lifetime among several other non-sports channels. All the popular TV streaming devices support FuboTV. The regular price of the service is $54.99 per month, but you can try the service free for 7 days. Check out my Fubo TV review for information on included features like their cloud DVR, live local channels, and more.
AT&T TV NOW allows you to watch Bravo live, just like those folks paying for cable TV. Bravo is part of its $65 “Plus” package, which comes with a slew of other cable networks like AMC and HGTV. Furthermore, they offer live streaming of your local networks in several markets. AT&T TV NOW is supported on all the top TV streaming devices like Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV. For more information, see our full review of AT&T TV NOW.
Google has put together a fairly decent streaming service that allows you to stream live channels like Bravo. The service is $45 per month and includes over 70 channels, live local broadcasts, a cloud DVR, and much more. Check out my review of YouTube TV for full details.
Watch Bravo On-Demand
You can also watch Bravo shows on-demand and live through the Bravo TV app. However, you will need a TV provider login. As of the date of this review, Hulu Live TV, and YouTube TV logins are the only streaming services that will unlock all episodes.
The BravoTV app is available on Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Stick, iOS devices, Android devices, and Apple TV. All you need to do is download the Bravo TV app to your devices and log in using your Hulu or YouTube TV credentials.
Purchase Bravo Shows Online
If you are simply interested in a few Bravo shows, you can purchase the full run of the current season online from Amazon, Itunes, GooglePlay, or Vudu. This may be a cheaper option than subscribing to a streaming service for everything Bravo has to offer.
For instance, season passes to the latest season of Real Housewives cost around $25 each. It’s the same price for the current\latest seasons of Bravo shows like Vanderpump Rules and Top Chef. If you watch those three Bravo, then that only comes to $75 per year, which is under $6 per month.
That said, there you may be interested in shows on other networks. In that case, you may be better off going with a streaming service. However, I understand this may not work for Bravo fans since their shows tend to have a lot of crossovers.
It ultimately depends on how many shows you are going to follow in a year. Almost every popular show is available online, and once you purchase it, you own it. That means you can watch it whenever you want. Although, if you watch a lot of TV shows, then one of the live streaming services is going to provide the best value.
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