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.

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4 Responses to How to Watch National Geographic Channel Without Cable TV

  1. Unique_Username99 November 18, 2017 at 10:53 am #

    Pointless article. You still need to PAY for it. these article imply you can access it for free. All these OTT services are just cable via internet albeit cheaper.

  2. TexMarque November 18, 2017 at 11:17 am #

    The live services are getting just as bad as cable. Here’s my question: Nat Geo used to do broadcast specials, is there any way to access the specials as VOD other than pay for another channel? I ask that as Hallmark Movies Now @ 5.99 a month is cheaper for me than having to buy more streaming channels just to get the multiple Hallmark channels that I wouldn’t be watching anyway.

  3. SanityChecker November 18, 2017 at 3:33 pm #

    NatGeo has become more sensationalized with some ridiculous content (and Science, History and Discovery channels). Much prefer CuriosityStream for $4/month no ads, works on Roku and FireTV. Far more science/nature/history content that is less sensationalized (mostly), including much from BBC. Smithsonian Earth app also worth checking out. Xive channel on Pluto also not bad for free, but does have some garbage.

  4. TaiPeng November 19, 2017 at 5:38 am #

    Sling only has Nat Geo Wild on demand. Not all providers have Nat Geo Wild live. Hulu would probably be the cheapest for Nat Geo Wild.