November 11, 2018

Streaming Hallmark Channel

If you just switched to Hulu, one of the channels that you'll notice that is not available is the Hallmark Channel. Normally this isn't a big deal, but at Christmas people like to watch their holiday shows.

Unfortunately you can't watch Hallmark unless you have a subscription via a cable network.

Hallmark Channel 2018

Available Options

There are only a few online networks that carry the live Hallmark Channel stream - fuboTV, Philo, Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, or DIRECTV NOW.

We wanted something cheap since Hulu meets all of our TV viewing needs. We also didn't want a long-term commitment since we'll likely unsubscribe after the new year.

What about the Hallmark Now Service?

The Hallmark Movies Now subscription service, which is available for $5.99 a month or $59.99 annually, is not a good option for us. They don't show this Christmas seasons movies.

If you want on demand from last year it would be fine - but chances are people you know will be talking about this season shows.

Package Options

These are the cost that you would need to get the full Hallmark Experience. (On Playstation Vue you can just get the basic Hallmark Channel for $44.99/month.)

Philo 43 Channels $16/mo 7-day free trial
fuboTV 85+ Channels $39.99/Month 7-day free trial
Sling 43 Channels $30/Month 7-day free trial
Playstation Vue 85 Channels $59.99 7-day free trial
DirectTV Now 65+ LIVE Channels $40/MONTH7-day free trial

Philo Wins

After exploring all the options we went with Philo. For $16 a month you get 43 channels including Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Drama and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.

There is a lot of overlap of channels with Hulu, but this was the cheapest option to watch Hallmark via OnDemand.

Maybe in 2019 there will be more options to watch Hallmark Channel - including YouTube TV.

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