Love The Hallmark Channel, but don't want to pay a monthly cable bill to access it? With 5 modern ways to stream the Hallmark Channel online, you can stay up to date with all the sappy, sometimes corny, but always feel-good TV shows and movies you love, for a lot less!
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From When Calls the Heart to Chesapeake Shores to dozens of sappy (and somewhat corny) movies, Hallmark's got your back when it comes to clean, family-friendly, feel-good TV.
In fact, anytime I visit my parents for the holidays, we settle in with cozy throws, frosted sugar cookies, hot cocoa, and a Hallmark movie or two. It's my favorite way to spend a December evening—even if the magical kiss is totally staged and my mom and I can't stop giggling about the eye roll on both our faces!
But this event only happens a few days out of the entire year, because my parents have cable…and we do not. Which means, the channel I've come to rely on to usher in the holiday spirit isn't available to me 24/7!
Well, I finally solved that problem.
Thanks to modern technology, there is a simple way (five, actually!) to access The Hallmark Channel online, without paying for an over-priced monthly cable bill. No more missing those holiday movies!
Update: My parents finally ditched cable just last year…and went with option #4!
1. Hallmark Movies Now
Hallmark Movies Now (originally known as Feeln) is a movie streaming service similar to Netflix. A subscription costs you just $5.99 per month, or you can pay for it annually, dropping the price down to $4.99 per month.
You won't be able to access this year's live Christmas movies (boo!), but HMN includes a Hallmark Hall of Fame section with over 100 of their best flicks and they are adding new titles all the time. Everything is commercial-free too!
2. Sling TV
Accessing The Hallmark Channel through Sling will cost a little more (but still much less than cable). First you'll need to subscribe to one of their base packages (at 40% off your first month!) :
- Sling Orange for $20 per month (30 channels)
- Sling Blue for $25 per month (45 channels)
- OR, Orange + Blue for $40 per month (50+ channels)
Then add the Lifestyle Extra package to your base subscription, which includes the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries plus eleven other channels for an additional $5 per month.
You'll have full access to live television—which means this year's Christmas lineup—plus on demand movies!
Check out this newcomer to the television streaming world: FrndlyTV! You can watch 12 live channels, plus On Demand, right from your Roku, Amazon Fire TV or on-the-go with the app for just $5.99/mo.
Psst… all THREE Hallmark Channels are included:
- Hallmark Channel
- Hallmark Movies and Mysteries
- Hallmark Drama
That means you can watch both the Countdown to Christmas movies and the Miracles of Christmas lineup!
You know how I mentioned that my parents have cable? Well, they cut the cord just last year and opted for Philo instead. My mom absolutely loves it!
Very similar to Netflix in that you can even set up personalized accounts, Philo allows you to save unlimited shows for 30 days—just set your device to record live or future shows and watch them later!
Best of all, this service comes in at just $20/month.
5. Fubo TV
The Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries are included in the base package streaming on Fubo TV, which offers over 65 channels (many of these are sports channels) for $54.99/month.
If you're just wanting access to Hallmark, I'd go with one of the more cost-effective options above! However, if you have a sports fan in the house, Fubo could be the best of both worlds.
Hallmark Christmas movies for 2019
Now that you know you won't have to miss out on the Hallmark Christmas movies this year (YAY!), you'll definitely want to check out their Holiday Programming Guides.
Of course, I had to print out the schedule for my bullet journal. You can bet I'm checking it twice.
Which service is best for you?
- For those who want access to Hallmark's newest movies and shows with a bunch of extra channels to enjoy, Sling TV and Philo are your best shot at staying up to date.
- For those won't watch much of anything else besides Hallmark, FrndlyTV will be your cheapest option.
- But for families with a die-hard sports fan in the house, Fubo includes enough channels to make everyone happy.
Happy Hallmark watching!
Do you have a favorite Hallmark movie/show?
Oh, and if you have another way to access Hallmark Christmas movies without cable, please leave a comment so I can update this list!
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