How to Watch Freeform Online Without Cable


Ever since 1977, ABC Family has been a cable TV channel that has had something for everyone. Now the much endeared TV channel airs under the name ‘Freeform’ after several name changes (of course the longest one being ABC Family).

With wholesome TV content, re-runs and even original TV series in high definition, Freeform has made quite the impression on family oriented and general entertainment enthusiasts.

25 Days Of Christmas

For this festive season, Freeform has a decked the hall  with a fabulous Christmas line-up for December of 2017.

Rightfully titled ’25 Days of Christmas’, starting from December 1st (Friday) 7:30 AM EST or 6:30 AM Central Time, Freeform will air exclusive Christmas Special Movies including Disney’s Frozen, Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas, The Polar Express, Angry Angel, Time Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas and so on.

The special line up ends on Christmas Day – 25th of December 2017 at 12 AM with Four Christmases.

So cuddle up with some cookies and milk and keep yourself entertained until this New Year’s. Don’t have a cable TV subscription? Don’t worry because we have you covered. Watch Freeform without cable and on any device at your own comfort at any time!

Sling TV

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Freeform is included in the Sling Orange package. For $20/month you get 30 channels including Freeform. If you ‘re into family programming, Sling Orange also include channels like:

  • Disney Channel
  • Lifetime
  • Cartoon Network and
  • TNT

Sling TV offers a 7-Day Free Trial so you can preview the service and decide whether it’s right for you.

DirecTV Now

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DirecTV Now is a streaming service that is similar to Sling TV and PlayStation Vue, in that it provides live streaming TV. Freeform is included in all DirecTV Now packages. The most affordable “Live A Little” package costs $35/month and includes other family friendly channels such as:

  • Lifetime
  • AMC
  • Disney Channel
  • Disney Jounior
  • TCM
  • And More

You can add premium channels like HBO or Cinemax for only $5/month each. DirecTV Now is stream-able on PCs, smart phones, Amazon Fire TV, and Apple TV.

DirecTV Now offers a free trial so you can decide if it’s perfect for you before making a commitment.

Watch Freeform With Roku

Don’t miss the Christmas Specials, you can now watch Freeform on your Roku device. In just a few simple steps you can install the Freeform app on your Roku and watch it on your device of preference at any time- live! Follow the steps below to get started:

  • Firstly, open up your Roku home screen and scroll to ‘Streaming Channels’ to open up the Channel Store
  • Enter ‘Freeform’ on the Search Channels submenu and find the Freeform app
  • Press ‘OK’ to open up the details and install the app.
  • Once installed, the app will be added to the list of channels on the Home screen
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the list and open up the Freeform app and enjoy hours of entertainment!

This can also be done through a mobile device through the Roku mobile app. You can also visit the channel store online through your browser.


Watch Freeform with DirecTV:

You can watch Freeform Channel through DirecTV online on any device through the DirecTV app or on your TV or desktop computer as well through their website.

Just head on over to the DirecTV website to start watching immediately and keep track of what’s airing with their schedule listed below on the page or their TV streaming guide.

So what are you waiting for? Enjoy blissful and hassle-free streaming of all your favorite Christmas gems with Freeform, at home through any device and have a merry holiday season!

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