No Cable? No Problem! How to Watch All Your Favorite Hallmark Movies
Love The Hallmark Channel, but don’t want to pay a monthly cable bill to access it? With 6 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 (many, actually!) to access The Hallmark Channel online, without paying for an over-priced monthly cable bill. No more missing those holiday movies!
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How to Watch the Newest Hallmark Movies:
FrndlyTV is still fairly new to the streaming world, but it sure packs a punch! 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, here’s a fun update: 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.
3. Sling TV
Accessing The Hallmark Channel through Sling TV 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!
4. 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 $64.99/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.
How to Watch Hallmark Movies Online
You won’t find the newest movie premieres on the following channels, but you’ll still get access to older films!
1. Hallmark Movies Now
Hallmark Movies Now 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.
Christmas movies are about two years behind, 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!
The free streaming service, Xumo, recently added Hallmark Movies & More, which features over 120 titles of original Hallmark content.
Because of Xumo’s free nature, there are however, quite a few ads. These ads pop up before and during your video, similar to YouTube, and in between switching channels.
But it’s a small “tax” to pay if you want to watch Hallmark movies online!
DON’T FORGET: You’ll need a streaming device (like Roku, Fire TV, or Apple TV) to access each of these streaming services!
This Year’s Hallmark Christmas Movies
Now that you know you won’t have to miss out on the Hallmark Christmas movies this year (YAY!), you’ll definitely want to download a programming guide.
Have your sugar cookies and hot cocoa ready, because Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas starts the end of October and runs through New Year’s Eve, with so many never-before-seen movies!
Of course, I had to print out this 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.
Otherwise, sit back and enjoy last year’s flicks on Hallmark Movies Now for cheaper than ever (you can even find some on Amazon Prime and Netflix!).
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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I get all Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Drama, and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries on Philo.
Love Hallmark Mysteries, watch your channel daily but now I need to channel surf for a few weeks as I do on Thursdays…just too much Christmas. I love Christmas but prefer to watch Christmas shows at Christmastime.
I’m totally with you! I started watching Christmas movies too early last year and was “Christmas-ed out” by the time Christmas actually came around.
I watch the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries the most and am eagerly waiting for Christmas in July to be over so that I can see some mysteries. Does Amazon Prime or Netflix show the most recent mystery shows?
They may – I’m not sure. There selection isn’t complete when it comes to Halmark but they may have some of them!
Is there a way to watch shows like The Good Witch on Hallmark channel without having to add anything to my prime or hulu??
I’m not sure about that specific show.
You can watch that show on the internet with tablet or pc. that series 1-4 on Netflix no season five 🙁
It’s almost 2020 and I’ve switched to a smart tv and no cable bill ( except for the internet fee- we bought a router so no monthly rental fee on that) we pay for Netflix – have Amazon Prime- and use Hulu live about 40 a month so we can watch live sports – news and other shows/ in order to watch hallmark live – we would now need to purchase yet another plan – for at least 20 a month just to start. All premium channels still have a monthly fee ; Showtime & HBO etc/ so…… we had to make some sacrifices in order to keep our bill down to almost half. I guess my point is – we like the lower bill- it was necessary- but it begins to all add up just like cable when you get all of the channels ( even most of the channels) that you want. Had to say goodbye to Hallmark. ☹️
It’s true, depending on what you are looking for you won’t be able to get everything…but like you implied in your comment, you have to ask yourself, is “x” channel worth half my cable bill?
Hi Kalyn! I am a fan of Hallmark for sure and have had Roku with Hallmark Movies Now, however, we are now living in Guatemala for a year and a half and don’t have access to any cable. Any TV shows we watch are just thru our computers. I don’t want to pay more than $10/month because our work here doesn’t allow for much TV time, but would love to just watch a good Hallmark movie once in awhile. Any suggestions?
If Hallmark is what you are looking for I think Frndly TV is your best option – you can scroll up on the post and see it’s details under #3. It’s just $5.99 a month!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I have really missed my Hallmark movies since going to Hulu and now they are back and on budget. Perfect holiday gift for the family!!!
To get Hulu or Phios do I have to have a smart TV and a ruku?
To use any streaming service you will need a device that supports apps. So you can watch Hulu on a smartphone, tablet, smart TV, or TV with a connected device like a Roku or Amazon Fire Stick.
I would love to watch all the Hallmark Channels and CNN without cable. Do you know how?
All the options I know about are in this post. 🙂
I am is South Africa and I dont think we have all those options you spoke about
I would love to know how I can get the Hallmark Movies Channel please
I’m sorry, but the only ways I know of are the ones listed in this post.
Hi, do anyone know if this is available in Namibia?
I’m sorry – I do not! You’ll have to check with each of the providers with that question.
Are these option available using Cromcast?
I can’t say for sure, but so many thing are compatible with Chromecast that it’s definitely worth a try!
If I subscribe just to the Hallmark channel, do I get all three of them for $5.99
If you sign up for Frndly TV, then yes, you’ll get access to Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies and Mysteries, Hallmark Drama for that price!
Along with this, again, you get access to high sound as well as video quality. There is an additional option for saving your video on TV for watching it later without the internet. So install the fubo tv connect right now for getting benefits.