How to Watch National Geographic Channel Without Cable TV

The National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Wild has become one of the most popular channel requests we get from our readers. With its growing lineup of programing and specials.

The good news is National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Wild are easy channels to watch without the need for a cable TV subscription.

Every major live TV streaming service currently offers National Geographic Channel including Hulu, Sling TV, DIRECTV NOW, and PlayStation Vue. The best part is they all offer a free trial to test out the service.

If you are looking for the least expensive option, here is our recommendation:

Sling TV

Sling TV is the least expensive option at just $25 a month to access National Geographic Channel. This not only includes National Geographic Channel but 40+ other channels.

The best part is you can try out Sling TV for 7 days for FREE.


If you are a Hulu subscriber, you may want to check out Hulu’s new live TV streaming service. For an extra $32 a month you can add Hulu’s Live TV service including National Geographic Channel to you Hulu account.

You can try out Hulu HERE.

Other Options

fuboTV, YouTube TV, and PlayStation Vue all offer National Geographic Channel. Starting at $35 a month these options go up from there.


If you are an AT&T Unlimited Customer you can get DIRECTV NOW with National Geographic Channel and 60+ other channels for just $10 a month.

DIRECTV NOW offers a 7-day free trial allowing you to test out DIRECTV NOW before you pay.

My suggestion is to look into each service and see which one is the best fit for you.

Looking for other channels? You can find our full live TV service breakdown HERE.

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