Reality TV is a microcosm of humanity at its most bare, and darn it, we want to see if our two leading contestants get together in the end. That’s where Bravo comes in, with its plethora of trashy-to-top-tier programming. Here’s everything you need to know to watch a Bravo live stream online.
What is Bravo?
Launched all the way back in 1980, Bravo has come a long, long way since its inception. Back in the ’80s, Bravo operated as a premium channel, only airing a few times a week, and when it wasn’t on, you’d find the softcore porn Escapade channel in its place. Yikes. When Bravo was on, you’d most likely find a cornucopia of international, classic, and independent films. Since then, Bravo has transitioned into far more reality television programming, with shows like Shahs of Sunset, Southern Charm, Real Housewives, and Top Chef.
- Launched: December 1980
- Slogan: “Watch what happens.”
- Genre: Reality/LGBT
- Parent Company: NBC Universal
Best Shows on Bravo
Bravo live stream: 5 ways to watch Bravo online for free
All of the major live TV streaming services offer Bravo, which can make figuring out the right service for you a little tricky. Thankfully, all of your options include a free trial.
Hulu Live TV is one of the most popular ways to stream live TV, perhaps because you gain access to a massive library of on-demand content including classic and current TV shows, movies, not to mention Hulu’s original programming. As far as live-streaming goes, you’ll have a ton of local, entertainment, and sports channels to flip through, including HGTV, a full suite of ESPN channels, Cartoon Network, FX, and even deep cuts like Nat Geographic and Syfy.
For a more à la carte service, look to Sling TV. It offers two cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, each of which costs $30 per month. If you grab them both (Sling Orange + Blue) you can save $10 per month. Sling Blue offers more bang for your buck with over 40 channels, including sports necessities like FS1, NBCSN, and NFL Network. You’ll also gain access to the usual cable mainstays like Food Network, Discovery, Cartoon Network, SYFY, and FXX. Whichever package you choose, you can save $10 on your first month. Here’s the complete guide to Sling TV channels.
Sling’s now offering a 14-day free trial though July 6.
FuboTV was built from the ground up with sports fans in mind. There are different channel packages available whether you’re looking for basketball, soccer, golf, or even outdoor sports like rock climbing. But no worries, all the great cable channels you’re after are here too, including Viceland, Bravo, TBS, and IFC.
There’s a good chance that you’re already looking to AT&T for your wireless needs. The second you sign up, you’ll gain instant access to 45+ channels, including local channels and even free HBO in the Plus and Max channel suites. Plus, it comes with CloudDVR, which lets you record up to 20 hours of TV per month. One account works on two devices, but you can add more devices for only $5.
YouTube TV is a great solution for families because one subscription can add up to six accounts, and each account comes with unlimited cloud DVR. You can’t beat the variety, either: There are sports channels like NBCSN, NBA TV, and four ESPN channels, while Disney, Disney XD, Disney Junior, and Cartoon Network will keep any kid (or kid at heart) busy for hours. It also comes with a few Spanish-language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. AMC, BBC America, and IFC are there too, so you won’t miss out on all that prestige TV. (You can find the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)
Other ways to watch Bravo online
Bravo site & Bravo Now app
Like most other channels, Bravo will allow you to watch on-demand content on either its official site or its official app. For the site, simply go to bravotv.com, find an episode of a show you want to watch, and you’ll be prompted to enter a cable provider login. Good news is that every service we listed above will count, allowing you access to everything Bravo has to offer. It’s the same process for the Bravo Now app, which is available on iOS and Android, as well as Apple TV, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, and Roku
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