If you’re a car fan, then you’re likely also a fan of MotorTrend, formerly Velocity, the channel that puts automobiles and fast motors at the center. In order to watch MotorTrend without cable, you’ll need to subscribe to one of the over-the-top (OTT) services that feature the channel.
MotorTrend has been around since the early 2000s, managing to attract loads of viewers with the shows dedicated to everything about cars, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Until the middle of November 2018, MotorTrend was called Velocity, but Discovery Networks considered it was high time for a rebranding.
Now, if you want to watch MotorTrend anywhere you go, you’ll have to know that the channel is present on three Live TV Services. Let’s find out which.
1. Sling TV
|Bundles||Sling Orange ($25/mo), Sling Blue ($25/mo), Sling Orange + Blue ($40/mo)|
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|
First up, we have Sling TV, which is a great service that will provide loads of customization options. First up, you can pick one of three bundles – Orange ($25/mo), Blue ($25/mo), and Orange + Blue ($40/mo) -, and then go ahead and add interest-based channel packs, or premium networks. MotorTrend is present in the Orange bundle, as well as in Orange + Blue, of course. Read our Sling TV review to find out all the info about this service.
|Bundles||58 channels ($20/mo)|
|Customization||No extra channel packages or premium channels available|
|Device support||Apple TV, Fire TV, Roku, iOS, web browser, via Chome on Android. No dedicated Android app|
|DVR||Unlimited storage space, recordings available for 30 days|
|Free trial||Yes, 7 days|
To continue the list, we have Philo, a platform that has only two bundles and no customization options. The two bundles are called 40 Channels and 49 Channels for obvious reasons. The former is $16 per month, while the latter costs $20 per month. MotorTrend is present in both bundles, so you can pick whichever you like best. Read our Philo review to get all the details on this OTT.
3. 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|
Next up we have PlayStation Vue from Sony, a platform that kicks off with four bundles to pick from, starting at $44.99 per month. MotorTrend is only present in two of them, however – Elite, which costs $59.99 per month, and Ultra, which is $79.99 per month. The latter, however, also features HBO and Showtime. We have a PlayStation Vue review ready if you want to read it and get a better feel of what the platform is about.
MotorTrend is certainly a unique channel and it’s easy to understand why you’d want to take it with you once you cut the cord with the regular cable provider. We hope we’ve been of help in directing you towards your options.