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How to Watch Syfy Without Cable (as Cheap as Possible)


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The cheapest way to watch Syfy without cable is Sling TV although not all of the Sling plans carry the channel. Therefore, those considering signing up to the streaming service to watch Syfy will need to make sure they are subscribing to the right plan. Sling TV aside, Syfy is available to stream through a number of live TV services without cable.

The live TV streaming market is constantly evolving and this means that channels are not guaranteed. The various live TV streaming services not only offer a different selection of channels but, just like channels can be added, they can sometimes be removed as well. Something which makes it all the more harder to find the right service that includes all of the channels an individual or household wants.

Generally speaking, Syfy is one of the more readily available channels without cable. In addition to Sling TV, Syfy can also be streamed through DirecTV Stream, fuboTV, Hulu Live TV and YouTube TV. Of course, some of these services are cheaper than others.

Cheapest way to watch Syfy

The Sling Blue plan is the cheapest way to watch Syfy without cable. At $35 per month, Sling Blue is considerably cheaper than many of the other live TV streaming plans, making it a good option not only for Syfy, but also the other channels included with a subscription.

It should be noted that Sling TV offers two main plans, Sling Orange and Sling Blue. While both plans do come with many of the same channels and cost exactly the same each month, there are some differences. Syfy is an example of the differences as while the channel is included with Sling Blue, it is not available with the Sling Orange plan.

Sling does also offer an ‘Orange & Blue’ plan which looks to combine the channel lineups for both individual plans, albeit at a higher cost each month. As this plan also includes the Blue lineup, Orange & Blue subscribers can also stream Syfy as well.

Other ways to watch Syfy

If Sling TV is not a good fit, then fuboTV, Hulu Live TV and YouTube TV all also include Syfy in their base plans. Considering all three of these services cost a minimum of $64.99 each month, none of them are any cheaper than the others. However, they do come with different channels and benefits that may result in one offering more value than the others.

For example, Hulu Live TV also includes the basic Hulu subscription at no additional cost, the equivalent to a minimum saving of $6.99 each month. Alternatively, if sports are a priority along with Syfy, then fuboTV is worth checking out. Then again, if the option to record as much content as possible is important, including Syfy shows and movies, then YouTube TV might be the better option.

Lastly, there’s DirecTV Stream. Formerly AT&T TV, DirecTV Stream offers a variety of different plans to choose from with varying channel lineups. While Syfy is available with the cheapest Entertainment plan, at $69.99 per month it is more expensive for streaming Syfy than the other live TV streaming services.

Does Philo have Syfy?

Philo does not currently carry Syfy. In general, Philo is a great option for those looking for a low-cost live TV service with a subscription costing just $25 per month. However, one of the downsides with Philo is the more limited channel selection and Syfy is currently one of the channels that’s not included in the lineup. While that may change in the future, there are no indications Philo will add Syfy anytime soon.

Watching Syfy directly

In addition to watching Syfy directly through any of the services mentioned above, there is also the option to stream the channel’s shows and movies directly through the Syfy website and app. While some Syfy show episodes can actually be watched for free this way, a live TV subscription is still needed for the majority of episodes and movies.

The option to do this is made possible through TV Everywhere support. Although not every service offers TV Everywhere support for every channel, that’s less of an issue with Syfy. TV Everywhere support is readily available through all of the streaming services that currently carry the channel.

Considering Sling TV’s Sling Blue plan is the very cheapest option for streaming Syfy without cable, and Sling’s TV Everywhere support list includes Syfy, consumers won’t be sacrificing on the ability to watch Syfy shows and movies through the channel’s app and website by opting for the lower-priced service.

Watch Syfy without cable summary

At $35 per month, Sling TV is the cheapest way to watch Syfy without cable. Although Sling TV offers more than one plan, only the Sling Blue subscription currently includes Syfy. Sling TV does also offer a combined Orange & Blue plan which brings together all of the channels from the two plans, including Syfy.

Other than Sling TV, fuboTV, Hulu Live TV and YouTube TV all also carry Syfy. All three of these services currently cost a minimum of $64.99 per month. Last, but not least, DirecTV Stream’s Entertainment plan also includes Syfy, but at $69.99 each month it is the most expensive way to stream Syfy without cable.

John Finn


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