Nowadays, real-life politics provide so much ammunition for the satirists out there that it consumes all my time on YouTube. But back in 2015, it was the skewering of pop culture that I craved, in particular, the snark delivered by Joel McHale on E!. His show “The Soup” used to highlight the most ridiculous in the shows we loved, allowing us all to raise a cocked eyebrow at our collective weirdness.
“The Soup” is gone from E!, with Joel McHale haven taken his wit and his slapstick over to Netflix. But you can still cock an eyebrow at our culture by checking in other shows at E!, perhaps most notably “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” On a network that features the glorification of the rich and famous, that show is the crown jewel. It’s a reality show (sort of), that is, in theory, unscripted (maybe), but in any case, the adventures of the Kardashian family are not the sort of reality that most of us experience.
Perhaps you might ogle their lives of privilege. Perhaps you judge their vapid verbal exchanges. But having just premiered its seventeenth season in September 2019, the show is going strong, with references to the family appearing all over pop culture. Kim Kardashian’s butt, alone, is a star on Instagram and magazine covers.
Whether you want to tune in for the butt or just to take jabs at the people who do, you don’t need to worry about having cable. Cord cutters have other ways to watch E!
How to Watch E! without Cable
Thankfully, 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 E! online in order of cost.
E! on Sling TV
For the first month, you can subscribe to either Sling TV’s Blue or Orange package for 40% off ($15/month), which gives you E! and over 40 other channels. After a month, the price goes up to $25/month.
Sling TV provides a live stream of E! so you are able to watch what would be airing on it just as if you had cable. E! 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 E! streaming, you will never miss great shows like “Total Bellas,” “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” “WAGS Atlanta,” “Total Divas,” and “Revenge Body Khloe Kardashian.”
Sling TV is available on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, and more, so it’s not a problem to enjoy E! 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.
Watching E! on Hulu Live TV
Hulu Live TV offers E! for $44.99/month after 7-day free trial. (Price going up to $54.99 in December 2019)
Previously Hulu was known for its vast on-demand streaming library. Recently, they have added a Hulu Live TV service for $44.99 a month that offers live E! 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
E! on FuboTV
FuboTV is a good place to go for sports, but it offers many other more general channels as well, including E!. 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.
E! on YouTubeTV
YouTubeTV also offers E! 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. See our review of YouTube TV for more information.
E! on AT&T TV Now
AT&T’s DirecTV Now service is one way you can watch E!. It is offered as part of their “Plus” package. At $65 per month, you get more than 40 channels, including HBO. You can check out everything this service offers by reading our AT&T TV Now review.
Streaming E! Shows Online
You can watch E! live and many E! shows on-demand on the E! app. However, that content is locked unless you subscribe to a service that offers E! in their lineup. You can access all the content on the E! app if you are a subscriber to FuboTV, YouTube TV, Hulu, or other participating TV provider.
Some of E!’s shows also are available on-demand on Hulu’s streaming service, including “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” “Kourtney & Khloe Take the Hamptons,” “I Am Cait” and “Life of Kylie.” The streaming service starts at $7.99/month, plus $4/month for no commercials.
Check out our full review of Hulu for more details.
Alternatively, you could purchase shows through a venue like Itunes or Amazon Prime Video. They vary in price, but you might want to consider this option if there are just a few shows you’d like to watch over and over again.
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