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For many people, Hallmark Channel is must-see TV for its feel good programming. Whether it's shows like When Calls the Heart or their popular Christmas movies, Hallmark offers plenty to watch. But for cord cutters you might wonder how to watch Hallmark Channel without cable?

Rest assured, you have options. This blog post will cover the best ways to watch Hallmark Channel.

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Hallmark Movies Now- How to Watch Hallmark Channel Without Cable

This is a streaming service (like Netflix or Hulu) offered by Hallmark. It features commercial-free, on-demand shows and movies for a monthly subscription fee. 

The library of content features familiar favorites like When Calls the Heart and Good Witch. There’s also some programs you won’t see on the regular Hallmark Channel like Heartland

To watch Hallmark Movies Now, you’ll need to visit their website or download their app. Be aware that the Hallmark Movies Now website and app are different than those for the regular Hallmark Channel.

The Hallmark Movies Now app is available to download on a variety of mobile devices, streaming players (like Roku and Amazon Fire TV), and smart TVs. A subscription costs $4.99 per month for a monthly subscription or $59.99 per year for an annual subscription. Both the yearly and monthly options feature a seven-day free trial.

The plans renew until you cancel, but there’s no commitment and you can cancel at any time.

You can check out the full list of devices that work with Hallmark Movies Now here.

Take Note!

You can also buy Hallmark Movies Now as a premium add-on channel for Amazon Prime Video Channels, Apple TV Channels, or The Roku Channel. 

Hallmark Movies Now vs. Hallmark Channel

So wait a minute, you might ask, what’s the difference between Hallmark Movies Now (HMN) and the Hallmark Channel?

HMN (the streaming service) and Hallmark Channel (the live channel) have distinctive lineups of shows and movies. Certain titles you will find on one but not the other. Yet there's still significant overlap

Another difference is that Hallmark Movies Now is commercial free whereas Hallmark Channel is not. Access to the Hallmark Channel requires a cable, satellite, or live TV streaming service subscription. To watch shows and movies on the regular Hallmark website or app, you will need to sign-in with a TV provider.

Finally, Hallmark Channel provides a live channel whereas Hallmark Movies Now does not.

Frndly TV

This is a live TV streaming service that lets you watch various “cable” channels over the internet, through their website or app. 

Frndly TV has over 35 channels, including A&E, History, The Weather Channel, INSP, and Lifetime. With a Frndly TV subscription, you’ll get access to Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Drama, and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. 

You can watch shows and movies from Hallmark, or any other other included channels, either live or on-demand. There is also the option to record shows with a cloud DVR (no equipment needed). 

Frndly TV is available to download on a variety of devices such as Roku players and Amazon Fire TV (view the full list here).

Subscriptions to Frndly TV start at $6.99 per month after a seven day free trial. If you really want to go all-out, they also offer Hallmark Movies Now as an add-on. 

Other Live TV Streaming Services

How to Watch Hallmark Channel Without Cable

There are some other live TV streaming services that offer the Hallmark Channel as well.

Frndly TV is still the cheapest by a significant margin. But if you’re looking to get access to live sports, news, and other programming these can be a good option. Plus they're still cheaper than cable. 

The chart below lists every major live TV streaming service available. For current discounts & promotional pricing, check out the deals page.

Name of ServiceHallmark Included?Free Trial Offered?Price After TrialSign Up Link
DIRECTV StreamYes ✅Yes$69.99/mo.Sign up here
Hulu + Live TVNo 🚫No$69.99/mo.Sign up here
fuboTVYes ✅Yes$69.99/mo.Sign up here
PhiloYes ✅Yes$25/mo.Sign up here
VidgoYes ✅No$59.95/mo.Sign up here
Sling TVNo 🚫No$35/mo.Sign up here
YouTube TVYes ✅Yes$64.99/mo.Sign up here

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Hallmark Movies & More

How to watch Hallmark Channel Without Cable

There’s various free streaming apps that offer live streaming channels that you can watch for free with advertising. While these offer tons of content that don’t need a subscription, you won’t be able to record shows or skip the ads.

Hallmark has launched a live channel for these platforms called Hallmark Movies & More. The is separate from the regular Hallmark Channel. 

You can watch Hallmark Movies & More with The Roku Channel, Plex, Samsung TV Plus, and Xumo. Certain movies may be available to watch on-demand through these apps as well, with ads.

Final Thoughts- How to Watch Hallmark Channel Without Cable

Did you find this guide helpful? Any methods to watch the Hallmark Channel without cable we may have missed? Let us know in the comment section below!


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