How to Watch Freeform Online Without Cable


Updated 02/20/2018

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.

So cuddle up with some cookies and milk and keep yourself entertained. 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! Here are all of the ways you can watch Freeform without cable.

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.


Hulu With Live TV


Freeform is available on Hulu With Live TV along with over 55 other channels. They have plenty of family friendly options like Lifetime, The Disney Channel, Oxygen, and Disney XD. They also have major networks like ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC. A cool feature that is included is the 50 hour cloud DVR. It’s currently $39.99/month and they offer a free one week trial.

YouTube TV


You can watch Freeform on the relatively new streaming service, YouTube TV. It’s currently $35/month and includes over 50 channels. They offer something for everyone. Sports, kids networks, news, major networks and movie channels like Sundance TV and IFC. Try it out with the free trial.

PlayStation Vue

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Although it can be played on a limited number of devices compared to other streaming platforms, PlayStation Vue is still a good option. Freeform comes available in the base “Access” package. $39.99/month gets you channels like Freeform, OWN, Oxygen, Discovery, TLC, AMC, and many more. Check it out.

Watch Freeform With Roku

Don’t miss the your favorite family shows. 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.