How to Watch RT Online Without Cable: Find Alternative Sources

By Gabriela Vatu / April 30, 2019

In order to keep informed, it's always best to keep an eye on multiple news channels, including those you may not agree with completely, so if you want to watch RT without cable, we know just how you can do that.

RT stands for Russia Today and it's an international TV network funded straight by the Russian government. Therefore, there are few channels in the United States that are as controversial as this one is. And yet, since the channel is available via cable, it has some viewers.

It's not just via a regular cable that you can watch the channel, however, but also via two Live TV platforms. These allow you to cut the cord and watch all your live TV online, which is, after all, the modern way to go about things. Let's find out what OTTs host RT on their lists.

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

At the top of the list, we have Sling TV, which is a great platform for those who love to customize their services to the last dot. There are three starter bundles you have to choose between, namely Orange ($25/mo), Blue ($25/mo), and Orange + Blue ($40/mo). None of these actually features RT, but you can add it in by also paying $5 per month for the News Extra channel pack once you sign up for Sling TV. You'll also find channels like MSNBC, CNBC, and BBC World News in there, as well as others. Check out our Sling TV review for more info on what the platform has to offer.

2. Pluto TV

Bundles No bundles
Customization No customization available
Device support Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Vizio TVs, Chromecast, Sony TVs, Samsung TVs, Vizio TVs, Mac, Windows, Android, iOS
Free trial It’s all free
Visit Pluto TV

Next up we have Pluto TV, which is an OTT that has an "odd" feature - it's completely free. Sure, it may not host quite that many cable channels, but there's loads of content in there, based on various interests, like horror movies, cartoon, or classic films. In short, there's loads of content to find there if you do try out Pluto TV. You'll find RT under the News category, over on channel 132. You can read TechNadu's review on Pluto TV too so that you can learn more about the service.

We hope we've brought you closer to watching RT without cable, anywhere you go, and that you'll be able to make a choice after reading our reviews too.

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