Cartoon Network is a must-have network for many with children. It’s also a must-have for us big kids that never even look at the channel until it changes into “Adult Swim” between 8 pm and 6 am.
Well, you don’t need cable to watch Cartoon Network or Adult Swim. All you need is a subscription to a streaming service that carries Cartoon Network and a streaming device like Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Chromecast.
Before we go in-depth, here is a brief synopsis of streaming services that offer live Cartoon Network.
Sling TV – Live Cartoon Network is a part of both their “Blue” and “Orange” package. You can try it free for 7-days.
FuboTV – They provide Cartoon Network as well as over 80 other channels. They also offer a 1-week free trial.
Hulu Live TV – Offers Cartoon Network, local channels, and a ton of other features. Sign up here.
AT&T TV Now – Offers 45+ channels, including Cartoon Network. There is a free-trial, but this service is the most expensive at $65 per month.
YouTube TV – Last but not least, you can watch Cartoon Network on YouTube TV.
How to Watch Cartoon Network Online 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 Cartoon Network online.
Watch Cartoon Network on Hulu
Hulu is a great way to stream Cartoon Network Live. Previously Hulu was known for its vast on-demand library. Recently, they have added a Hulu Live TV service. In addition to streaming Cartoon Network live, Hulu offers live access to channels like A&E, TNT, FX, HGTV, and more (See a full list of channels on Hulu). Hulu Live TV also 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
Hulu Live TV is supported by several connected TV devices, mobile devices and browsers. You can stream Cartoon Network on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, iOS, Android, and Windows Smartphones and Tablets, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and 4, Wii and Wii U, and much more.
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Watch Cartoon Network on FuboTV
FuboTV is a streaming service that provides access to quite a few pay-TV channels. You can watch the channels like Cartoon Network live as they would air on cable TV, and you can record programs on their cloud DVR. They stream Cartoon Network online as well as over 80 other channels as part of their base package.
All this is included with the base package. You can test out the service with this 1-week free trial. After the trial, it’s $54.99 per month. There is no commitment so you can cancel at any time. The service supports Roku, Chromecast, Fire TV, Apple TV, and more. Check out our full review of FuboTV for more information.
Cartoon Network on Sling TV
A more price-conscious alternative is Sling. Cartoon Network is in both its “orange” and “blue packages, each priced at $25 a month. Sling TV provides a live stream of Cartoon Network so you are able to watch exactly what would be airing on Cartoon Network just as if you had cable. Some episodes of its shows are available on-demand, as well.
Sling TV is available on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and more, so it’s not a problem to enjoy Cartoon Network on a TV, tablet, computer, or other smart devices. In addition to live Cartoon Network, Sling TV streams several other channels live online. 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.
Cartoon Network on YouTubeTV
YouTubeTV also offers Cartoon Network streaming
In addition to the Cartoon Network network, and numerous other channels, YouTube TV includes a Personal Cloud DVR and YouTube Red original series. All this costs subscribers just $49.99 a month for six accounts. See our YouTube TV review for more details.
Cartoon Network Streaming on AT&T TV Now
AT&T TV Now is another way you can watch Cartoon Network. The service is priced at $65 per month. You can check out everything this service offers by taking advantage of their 7-day free trial or read about it in our AT&T TV Now review.
Adult Swim On-Demand
Sling TV, FuboTV, Hulu, Youtube TV, and AT&T TV Now offer Adult Swim on-demand through their streaming apps. The on-demand content is a lot of what you would find available on https://www.adultswim.com/ or through the Adult Swim TV Everywhere app. Unfortunately, the Adult Swim app doesn’t accept streaming services as TV providers to unlock content. You can always use the streaming service cloud DVR to record Adult Swim and watch when you choose.
Cartoon Network On-Demand
The same rules that apply to Adult Swim content also apply to shows that are on Cartoon Network during the day. You can either watch On-Demand through a streaming service that carries Cartoon network, or you can watch the free content available through their website.
Unfortunately, the credentials for the streaming services mentioned above do not provide access to the Cartoon Network app. For that, you will need a traditional cable TV login.
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