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Why Are HSN & QVC Not on DIRECTV NOW, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, & Others? You Asked, We Answer

Two of the networks people seem to really want to see added to many streaming services are shopping networks such as HSN and QVC. For many, it may seem strange, but for others who enjoy watching these shopping networks, they are in demand.

Yet while millions of people watch HSN and QVC most major streaming services such as DIRECTV NOW, Sling TV, and PlayStation Vue do not include them in their lineups. Why not?

After talking with sources inside these shopping networks it seems that they are extremely happy with their apps on most streaming devices like Roku players. According to sources these apps are far more profitable than a traditional cable network.

With their Roku channels not only can you watch a free live stream but also find on-demand clips and full shows. Not only that but if you see something you like you can buy it right on your streaming player with a click of a button. No need to call or visit a website.

So the real reason here seems to be the fact that it is more profitable for networks such as HSN and QVC to drive streams to their apps over services such as YouTube TV and Hulu.

There is also the fact that in many markets around the United States many shopping networks like HSN and QVC are 100% free with an antenna.

Why don’t other networks launch free streaming apps? Some like Comet do have free apps, but shopping networks are different from other cable networks. They are trying to sell something—a format that is successful on streaming players without the need for a monthly subscription. So don’t look for TNT to rush out with a free 24/7 stream. They and other cable networks are still counting on subscription dollars to support their channels.

Want to see if you can get HSN or QCV for free with an antenna? Check out http://Antennarecommendations.com to find out.

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