How to Watch Cable News Networks Without Paying For Cable TV (Updated October 2017)

News and other live events are some of the main reasons people still subscribe to cable TV; however, you don’t have to pay for cable to watch the news. Cord cutters have a ton of great options—both free and paid—to watch all the news they want.

Now, this is a very rapidly changing space but this list is up to date as of October 25th, 2017.

The following is our guide to watching cable news channels as a cord cutter.

FOX News & Fox Business

Both Fox News and Fox Business are available on DIRECTV NOW, PlayStation Now, Hulu, and Fubo TV.


CNN is streamed live on Sling TV, DIRECTV NOW, PlayStation Vue, Hulu, and Fubo TV.


MSNBC is streamed live on Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, DIRECTV NOW, Hulu, and Fubo TV.


CNBC is streamed live on Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, and DIRECTV NOW.

Weather Channel

The Weather Channel is streamed on DIRECTV NOW and Fubo TV.

A few other apps for free news options. (Many of these are not live but stream replays of news.)


The One America News Network is available on DIRECTV NOW.

Pluto TVRoku Fire TVApple TVAndroid TV

Wondering what devices these service work on?

Streaming PlayerSling TVPS VueDIRECTV NOWYouTube TVHulu BetaFubo TV
Android Phones/TabletXXXXXX
Android TVX X X
Xbox OneXX
PlayStation 4X

Looking for local news? Checkout NewsON as a great way to stream local news for FREE.

Hopefully, this list has helped you find the news sources you want. If you want to find other channels, please check out our full channel guide breakdown HERE.

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