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You no longer need a satellite cable TV subscription to watch MSNBC. There are a number of services that will stream live MSNBC online along with a number of other cable TV favorites. You can even watch on your TV using a device like a Roku or Amazon Fire TV.
Whether you enjoy your politics a little left of center or you are a full-blown member of the Resistance, you can watch “The Rachel Maddow Show,” “Morning Joe” and a ton of other MSNBC shows live online using any of the services below.
Watch Rachel Maddow Online
You can watch The Rachel Maddow Show, and The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell without cable by using any of the services listed below.
Stream MSNBC on Hulu Live TV
Live streaming of MSNBC is available through Hulu Live TV. This service offers a ton of live channels. You can see all they offer in your area with this handy tool: Hulu Channels By Zip Code. Previously Hulu was known for their vast on-demand streaming library. 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
After promotions, Hulu Live TV will cost you $45 per month. I find it the best value of the services currently out there because it will allow you to stream your local broadcast networks in addition to MSNBC and a whole host of other channels.
For more information on this service, please check out Hulu Live TV review.
Other Ways to Watch MSNBC Online Without Cable
MSNBC is Streaming on Sling TV
While Hulu is the best option for streaming MSNBC, a more affordable way to stream live MSNBC is with Sling TV. Subscribers will need to sign up for Sling TV’s Blue Package for $25 per month, and then get the $5 per month “News Extra” add-on. This will add MSNBC to your line up. You can try a 7-day free trial and see if this solution will work for you. For details on Slings service offerings and the difference between them, check out my review of Sling TV.
Watch MSNBC on FuboTV
FuboTV is a streaming service built for cord cutters. It offers MSNBC, along with 70+ other channels. You can get a 1-week free trial to watch MSNBC live on FuboTV. After the trial on its basic package for $44.99/month ($34.99 for the first month). The FuboTV app is available on major platforms including AppleTV, AndroidTV, Roku, and Amazon FireTV. Check out our review of FuboTV for more details.
MSNBC on PlayStation Vue
PlayStation Vue is a great way to get a ton of TV channels without needing a cable provider. MSNBC is available on every level of Vue, including the entry package which costs $49.99 per month and delivers over 50 channels over the internet. 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.
Watch MSNBC on YouTubeTV
YouTubeTV also offers MSNBC streaming live. MSNBC is included in the base package for $40 a month. Please read our review of YouTube TV for more details.
MSNBC Streaming on DirecTV Now
AT&T’s DirecTV Now service is yet another way you can watch MSNBC. It is offered as part of their most affordable “Live a Little” package. The price is a bit steeper than some services but also offers the most channels. At $40 per month ($10 for the first month) you get more than 60 channels, while at the highest level of $70 a month you get over 120.
You can check out everything this service offers by taking advantage of their 7-day free trial or read about it in our DirecTV Now review.
Use the MSNBC App
If you decide to subscribe to any of the services mentioned above, you will also have access to the MSNBC app. Most think you need a cable provider login to utilize the MSNBC app, but that isn’t the case. The login credentials you use for Hulu, FuboTV, YouTube TV, PlayStation Vue, and DirecTV Now will also work to unlock live and some on-demand MSNBC content.
You can even download the MSNBC app on your Roku, Apple TV, or Amazon Fire TV and watch on your television using the credentials from any of the services mentioned above.
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