Where to Stream Hallmark Movies If You Don't Have Cable
Jul 27, 2023
No cable? No problem.
Hallmark may be synonymous with over-the-top romantic Christmas movies, but among its three networks, there are series for everyone. The Hallmark Channel actually encompasses three networks: The Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and Hallmark Drama. As of 2022, Hallmark owned over 300 Christmas movies, and it continues to release more each year. Whether you're a Lacey Chabert fan, or a loyal Heartie, Hallmark has tons of programming to keep you occupied.
Even though we're in the middle of summer, Hallmark celebrates the halfway mark to Christmas with its "Christmas in July" celebration. Part of the celebration is, of course, a slew of Christmas movies designed to get you in the holiday spirit, with two brand new movies. A Royal Christmas Crush and Take Me Back for Christmas premiered in July, alongside merchandise and even a getaway sweepstakes. When you're ready to curl up and pretend that it's snowing outside, Hallmark sells wines, teas and home decor items to help you be ready when Christmas does roll around.
If thinking about Christmas while you're outside in sweltering heat is too much for you, Hallmark can help you beat the heat with its Summer Nights collection. Aloha Heart premiered July 29 as a way to close out the month with a brand new film.
If you have cable, you can easily view your favorite movies and TV shows live on the network. If you don't have cable, there are many other ways to watch When Calls the Heart or Northpole on a variety of streaming services.
We've gathered up the best streaming services for watching Hallmark movies without cable.
If you're looking for an affordable way to stream all the Hallmark classics, Peacock's got you covered. The streaming service is only $5.99 per month after a free seven-day trial. All three of Hallmark's channels are available on the streaming service, thanks to a recent deal between Peacock and Hallmark Media. In October 2022, the network agreed to stream all programming from Hallmark Drama, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and The Hallmark Channel.
Instead of searching the entire platform to find Hallmark movies, subscribers can simply go to the Hallmark page, which has every movie and TV series available to watch. There are even suggestions for "Christmas in July'' movies, as well as an annual Countdown to Christmas.
Peacock users have a choice of two plans: Premium at $5.99 per month and Premium Plus for $11.99 per month. Premium Plus doesn't have ads, and users get 24/7 access to live NBC shows.
Philo is a direct competitor to cable, offering over 70 channels for $25 per month. Included in the monthly subscription are all three of Hallmark's networks. If you happen to miss one of your favorite Hallmark Channel original movies, don't fret! Philo offers unlimited Cloud DVR so you can record your favorite series or movies. Philo is available through Roku and Firestick but also has its own app for iPhones and iPads.
What used to be known as Fubo TV, and now known as Fubo, is a streaming service that can be accessed through your Roku, Apple TV or Google Chromecast. The subscription service offers three bundle packages at various prices, but its entry-level package offers all Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Drama and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. The basic subscription costs $74.99 per month and offers Cloud DVR.
A small selection of Hallmark Channel holiday movies appears on Hulu; but if you want the full Hallmark Channel experience, you'll need Hulu Live TV. Hulu Live TV is more expensive, at $69.99 per month, but users will have access to both The Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
YouTube TV has 128 channels for a monthly subscription price of $72.99. New users can receive an offer of $64.99 for the first three months of the service. When it comes to streaming Hallmark Classics, YouTube TV offers Hallmark Drama, Movies and Mysteries, and the regular Hallmark Channel.
This streaming service offers 110 channels, including the three Hallmark channels. Even though Vidgo offers three tiers, Hallmark channels are offered on all three plans. Before purchasing a plan starting at $69.99 per month, you can start with a free seven-day trial. If you have a subscription, you can stream on three devices at once, meaning everyone in the family can watch a different Christmas movie come the holidays.
The only way to watch all of Hallmark's three channels here is by adding the Lifestyle Extra Bundle. Sling only costs $40, though, with a $6 charge for the bundle, making it significantly cheaper than many of the other services. You can watch Sling via Roku, Smart TV and Fire TV. Any new user who signs up will receive $10 off the first month.
Frndly TV is one of the most affordable streaming services, offering all three Hallmark channels on its basic plan for $6.99 per month. Users can upgrade to an $8.99 plan and $10.99 plan for more channels, but any tier will allow you to watch Hallmark.
Hallmark's very own subscription service allows users to watch all three networks, commercial-free, anytime they want. The service offers a free seven-day trial, followed by a $5.99 monthly fee, or $59.99 per year.