How to Watch the Hallmark Channel Without Paying For Cable TV (2018 Update)


One of the most popular requests we get is how to watch the Hallmark Channel. With a growing popularity, the Hallmark Channel is a must have for many cord cutters.

There are several options to choose from to get the Hallmark Channel without a two-year contract.

Sling TV

With Sling TV, not only do you get the Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, & Hallmark Drama for just $25 a month you also get many other great channels.

You can find the Hallmark Channel in the “Lifestyle Plus Extra” add-on pack for both its Orange and Blue services.

PlayStation Vue

PlayStation Vue added Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, & Hallmark Drama to their streaming service starting at $39.99 a month.

You can get a five-day free trial to test out the service.


With fuboTV you will find the Hallmark Channel and the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel for just $19.99 for the first month and $39.99 after that.

What about other options?

Hallmark owns Hallmark Movies Now Service, a Netflix-like streaming service that will have a small selection of movies and shows to stream. The catch is they are typically last years movies not the new ones on Hallmark this year.

You can also buy the movies and shows you want on Amazon Video as a great way to not only watch them this year but for years to come.


DIRECTV NOW has added the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries to their basic package.

If you are an AT&T Unlimited Wireless customer you can get DIRECTV NOW for as little as $20 a month.

The best part is they offer a seven-day free trial allowing you to make sure it is the right service for you.

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11 Responses to How to Watch the Hallmark Channel Without Paying For Cable TV (2018 Update)

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    RT Barshaw January 20, 2018 at 11:13 am #

    Hallmark Movies and Mysteries is only available on DirecTV Now’s cheapest plan. It’s very strange, you can’t get it on the more expensive plans. I contacted customer service a couple times but no one seems to know why it’s like that. Unfortunately that is a deal breaker channel for my girlfriend and I’ve got a couple deal breaker channels that are only on the higher packages. It’s too bad. DTVN is almost perfect for me.

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    Bruce Blair January 20, 2018 at 12:15 pm #

    On Vue the core package at $45 has the Hallmark channel. You must purchase the more expensive packages to get all 3 channels.

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      Dean G January 21, 2018 at 9:48 am #

      Which miles ahead of DTVN where when you pay more they take away the channel. Go figure that one out.

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    Charles Knebel January 20, 2018 at 12:44 pm #

    Luke, Can you contact Directv Now to offer a reasoning as to why Hallmark Movies and Mysteries is only available in their cheapest plan?

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      Kal January 20, 2018 at 4:09 pm #

      I’d be curious, too. Seems counter-intuitive.

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      Dean G January 21, 2018 at 9:49 am #

      They won’t tell you, I’ve asked numerous times.

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    John Brewton January 20, 2018 at 1:30 pm #

    For me the Hallmark Movies Now is a waste of money. You don’t get any of the new movies from Hallmark. They do have some older TV shows but With PSVUE my wife has enough Hallmark to be satisfied.

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    Fred Koot January 20, 2018 at 2:24 pm #

    Is this a Sling add?

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    Bill Eastman January 20, 2018 at 4:18 pm #

    HALLMARK CHANNEL ONLY on all DTVN except basic

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    Rocksleeper January 21, 2018 at 2:06 am #

    I really don’t understand the draw and popularity of these channels..

    But I guess to each their own.

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    Jim Vugteveen January 21, 2018 at 10:22 am #

    I have Hallmark, Hallmark Drama, and Hallmark movies & mysteries on Sling TV. You can, on Hallmark, have older programs on demand with NO commercials.