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How to Watch Freeform Online Without Cable: Be Young Again!

Written by Gabriela Vatu
Last updated May 10, 2021

Everyone has a channel they love because the content it features speaks to them in some way or another, and Freeform is one of those channels that really connects to teenagers and young adults. If you want to watch Freeform without cable, there are plenty of options out there and we know just which ones those are.

Freeform has been around for about four decades. While its origins are quite a bit different than what they broadcast today, it is now a channel that's geared towards teenagers, featuring original series, films, and various other specially-made movies.

If you want to enjoy Freeform wherever you may go and without having to worry about a cable bill, you can subscribe to one of the five Live TV platforms that include the channel in their offerings.

1. Sling TV

Sling TV
Bundles Sling Orange ($25/mo), Sling Blue ($25/mo), Sling Orange + Blue ($40/mo)
Customization Channel bundles - Comedy ($5/mo), Espanol ($5/mo), Heartland ($5/mo), Hollywood ($5/mo), Lifestyle ($5/mo), News ($5/mo), Kids ($5/mo), Sports ($5/mo with Orange, $10/mo with Blue or Orange + Blue), Kids + Comedy + News + Lifestyle ($10/mo)
Premium Channels - Showtime ($10/mo), STARZ ($9/mo), EPIX ($5/mo), CuriosityStream ($3/mo), Here TV ($8/mo), Grokker ($7/mo), Stingray Karaoke ($7/mo), UP Faith & Family ($5/mo), Pantaya ($6/mo), CineFest ($5/mo), Hopster ($5/mo), Comedy Dynamics ($5/mo), Dove Channel ($5/mo), DogTV ($5/mo), CONtv ($5/mo), Docurama ($5/mo), Outside TV Features ($5/mo)
NBA- League Pass ($29/mo), Team Pass ($18/mo)
Device support Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Android TV, AirTV Player, Xiaomi, LG Smart TVs, Samsung Smart TVs, iOS, Android, Fire tablets, Xbox One, Chrome web browser
DVR Up to 50 hours, unlimited storage time. Expandable by another 50 hours with extra feature
Free trial Yes, 7 days
Visit Sling

First up, we have Sling TV, a platform that offers three starter bundles to pick from. Orange and Blue cost $25 per month each, while Orange + Blue, a mix of the two, goes for $40 per month. There are, of course, loads of channel packs based on your interests that you can add to the mix. Freeform is a channel that's present in the Orange bundle, as well as the Orange + Blue Bundle. Read our Sling TV review to find out everything you need to know about this OTT.

2. DirecTV Now

Bundles Plus ($50/mo) and Max ($70/mo) Other Packages - Entertainment ($93/mo), Choice ($110/mo), Xtra ($124/mo), Ultimate ($135/mo), and Optimo Mas ($86/mo)
Customization Channel packs - AT&T TV Now Deportes ($5/mo) and AT&T TV Now Espanol ($15/mo) Premium Networks - HBO (included with Plus and Max), Cinemax ($11/mo or included with Max), Showtime ($11/mo), STARZ ($11/mo) International Bundles - Vietnamese ($20/mo), Brazilian ($30/mo), Korean ($30/mo)
Device support Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, iOS, Android, browsers
DVR Up to 20 hours, 30 days limit, no expansions
Free trial Yes, 7 days
Visit AT&T TV Now

Next, we have DirecTV Now, a platform that offers two bundles full of English channels to pick from. Freeform is present in both the bundles, Plus($50/Mo) and Max($70/Mo) so it just depends on what channels you want specifically in your bundle and how much you're willing to pay since you can pick any of them. We have a DirecTV Now review ready if you want to give it a read.

3. YouTube TV

YouTube TV
Bundles A single bundle - $49.99 per month ($54.99 if billed through Apple)
Customization Premium channels - AMC Premiere ($5/mo), CuriosityStream ($3/mo), Fox Soccer Plus ($15/mo), Showtime ($7/mo), Starz ($9/mo), Shudder ($5/mo), Sundance Now ($7/mo), NBA League Pass ($40/mo or $124/year), EPIX ($6/mo)
Device support Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Xbox One, Samsung and LG Smart TVs, iOS, Android
DVR Unlimited storage space, recordings saved for 9 months
Free trial Yes, 7 days
Visit YouTube TV

YouTube TV is up now, a platform that takes simplicity to the next level with a single bundle of channels. For $40 per month, you'll get access to dozens of channels, including Freeform, as well as unlimited DVR and loads of other cool stuff. You can read our YouTube TV review to figure out if this is the right platform for you or not. Plus, you'll also find a list of all the areas where YouTube TV is available in, or how to bypass the location issue.

4. Hulu

Bundles A single bundle - Hulu with Live TV - $44.99 per month
Customization Premium channels - HBO ($14.99/mo), Showtime ($10.99/mo), Cinemax ($9.99/mo), STARZ ($8.99/mo)
Channel Packs - Entertainment ($7.99/mo), Espanol ($4.99/mo)
Device support iOS, Android, FireTV, Apple TV, Roku, Xbox, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TVs, browsers
DVR 50 Hours Cloud DVR by default, Enhanced Cloud DVR - 200 Hours ($14.99/mo)
Free trial Yes, 7 days
Visit Hulu

Next up is Hulu, another platform that tries out the single-bundle method. For $44.99 per month, Hulu offers users access to dozens of channels and the entire VOD library. The offering, of course, includes Freeform, as well as plenty of other cool channels. You can read our Hulu review to find out if this service is right for you or not.

5. PlayStation Vue

Playstation Vue
Bundles Access ($49.99/mo), Core ($54.99/mo), Elite ($64.99/mo), Ultra ($84.99/mo)
Customization Channel bundles - Sports Pack ($10/mo), Espanol Pack ($4.99/mo, $3.99/mo with PlayStation Plus) Premium channels - HBO ($15/mo, or included in Ultra), Showtime ($10.99/mo, $8.99/mo with PlayStation Plus, or included in Ultra), FX+ ($5.99/mo), Epix ($3.99/mo, $2.99/mo with PlayStation Plus), Cinemax ($15/mo), Fox Soccer Plus ($14.99/mo or $12.99 with PlayStation Plus), Hi-YAH! ($2.99/mo or $1.99/mo with PlayStation Plus) Bundles - HBO + Cinemax ($21.99/mo or $19.99/mo with PlayStation Plus), Epix Hits + Showtime ($13.99/mo or $11.49/mo with PlayStation Plus)
Device support Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, Android, Roku, PS3, PS4, browser
DVR Up to 500 programs, 28 days limit
Free trial Yes, 5 days
Visit PlayStation Vue

Finally, at the end of our list, we have PlayStation Vue, a great platform that has so much to offer. To begin with, there are four bundles of channels you can pick from - Access ($44.99/mo), Core ($49.99/mo), Elite ($59.99/mo), and Ultra ($79.99/mo). Freeform is present in all of these bundles so it's just a matter of what other channels you want to watch and how much you want to spend. Check out our PlayStation Vue review and see what else the platform has to offer.

Freeform is a great channel, and it's totally understandable why you'd want to make sure you can continue watching it even after you've cut the cord with your cable provider.

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