How to Watch Universal Kids Without Cable: Keep Your Teens Entertained!

By Gabriela Vatu / March 23, 2019

Kids have favorite shows they like to watch, just like the rest of us. So, when you're planning on cutting the cord, you must make sure that they can watch Universal Kids without cable, so you can avoid any tantrums in your house.

Universal Kids is a channel that's been around since 2005 and caters to pre-teens and young teens with their shows, including Mighty Mustangs, Nina's World, or American Ninja Warrior Junior.

If you're really planning on going forward with cutting the cord, then you must make sure the platform you pick has Universal Kids. The channel is present on five of these platforms. Let's find out which.

1. fuboTV

Bundles fubo ($54.99/mo) + Family ($59.99/mo), Family Deluxe ($64.99/mo), and Ultra ($79.99/mo) promo packs.
Customization Channel Bundles - fubo Cycling ($11.99/mo), International Sports Plus ($5.99/mo), Sports Plus ($8.99/mo), Adventure Plus ($4.99/mo), NBA League Pass ($28.99/mo), Portuguese Plus ($14.99/mo), Latino Plus ($7.99/mo), fubo Extra ($5.99/mo) Premium Networks - Showtime ($10.99/mo), AMC Premiere ($4.99/mo), FX Plus ($5.99/mo), RAI Italia ($7.99/mo)
Device support Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, iOS, Android, Chromecast, web browser
DVR 30 hours, unlimited time storage, expandable to 500 hours via extra feature ($9.99/mo)
Free trial Yes, 7 days
Visit fuboTV

At the top of our list, we have fuboTV, a platform that features loads of channels for sports lovers. At the same time, they make sure not to neglect other types of channels, including those directed at children. Universal Kids is a channel that's present on two bundles of channels they offer, namely in fubo and fubo Extra. fubo is going to cost you $44.99 per month while fubo Extra costs $49.99 per month. That being said, you might want to check out our fuboTV review to see if this is the right platform for you.

2. 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

Next up is PlayStation Vue, Sony's live TV platform. There are four bundles being offered here, starting from $44.99 per month. Universal Kids, however, is only present on two of these bundles, namely Elite, which costs $59.99 per month, and Ultra, which costs $79.99 per month because it also features access to HBO and Showtime. We have a PlayStation Vue review ready if you want to find out all its secrets.

3. 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

We have DirecTV Now next, a platform that comes up with two bundles to kick things off with, including few extras with loads of Spanish-language channels. It has two bundles - Plus priced at $50/Mo and Max costs $70/Mo. Universal Kids, however, is present on both bundles - Plus and Max. Our DirecTV Now review will give you extra details on what you can expect from this platform.

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

Things are pretty straightforward with Hulu, where live TV is offered as an extra feature besides the regular video-on-demand (VOD) platform it has. For $44.99 per month, subscribers can get access to dozens of channels, as well as the full VOD library. Universal Kids is present on the list offered by Hulu, so all you need to do is read our Hulu review to figure out if you like all the other perks it has.

5. 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

Finally, we have YouTube TV on the list, a platform that features loads of channels. There's not much to choose here, however, since there's only one bundle of channels being offered, with the only customization available being in the fact that you can add some premium channels for more money. Universal Kids is present in the main bundle, which costs $40 per month. We have a YouTube TV review that gives you all the info you need to make a decision on whether or not this is the right over-the-top platform for you.

We hope that our guide has helped you get a better idea about what options you have to watch Universal Kids without cable and that you're going to have an easier time picking the right one for you.

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