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How to watch CNBC online and for free

The world's biggest business news network is available wherever you want to watch.

Aug 12, 2020, 3:07 pm*

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Joseph Knoop 

Joseph Knoop

Do you like money? Do you like shows about making money? Because CNBC certainly has a lot of them. Well, good news, you can save some money by watching a CNBC live stream for free or by subscribing to a live TV service. Whether it’s the mad ravings of Jim Cramer on Mad Money, the game-show trappings of Deal or No Deal, or Jay Leno wandering around the heartland while he buys another car, there’s plenty to enjoy on CNBC.

Here’s everything you need to know to watch CNBC online

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What is CNBC?

CNBC is primarily a business-focused news channel. During typical business hours and trading days, the channel offers consistent news coverage like The Squawk Box, and then transitions into business or money-centric reality shows and game shows in the evening. It’s the home of Howie Mandel’s Deal or No Deal, Jim Cramer’s Mad Money, and Fast Money to name only a few.

CNBC live stream: How to watch online

CNBC on FuboTV

FuboTV started as a streaming service geared toward sports fans, but it’s evolved into a broadly-appealing option with entertainment and news options alongside its robust sports choices. Depending on the package, you can access as many as 180+ FuboTV channels. If you’re looking to be entertained, Bravo, IFC, MTV, and VH1 are options even at Fubo’s most basic tier. The Fubo channel list still includes plenty of sports, including the Fubo Sports Network, which has original programming mixing sports and humor. The FuboTV cost starts at $54.99 a month, and with Disney Media favorites like ABC, ESPN, and the Disney Channel now on board, some who were on the fence about Fubo are giving it another look.

To watch CNBC, you’ll want to sign up for the Standard level.

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Standard$59.99
Family$64.99
Family with Showtime$74.99 ($69.99 for first 3 mos.)
Elite$79.99

CNBC on Hulu Live TV

Hulu Live TV is a great way to stream CNBC live, as it also comes with access to Hulu’s massive library of on-demand content. You’ll be able to choose from movies, shows, and Hulu’s original programming, and keep up with what’s new each month. Hulu plans even include a bundle option where you can access Disney+ and ESPN+ along with Hulu.

In addition to CNBC, Hulu Live TV sets you up with local channels and has a broad spectrum of news, entertainment, and sports channels to stream, including the full suite of ESPN channels, Cartoon Network, FX, HGTV, and even deep cuts like National Geographic and Syfy.

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Hulu Live TV $54.99
Hulu Live TV
(no ads on
Hulu content)
$60.99

CNBC on Sling TV

If you’re looking for a streamlined, cost-effective streaming package, check out Sling TV. It offers two basic cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, each of which costs $30 per month. There’s also the third option of getting Sling Orange + Blue for just $45 per month. You’ll get more Sling TV channels by choosing Sling Blue, with its 40 channels including sports favorites like FS1 and NBCSN and cable mainstays like Food Network and Discovery Channel. But Sling Orange brings must-haves Disney Channel and ESPN as part of its package. To stream CNBC, you’ll need to sign up for either of the three packages and the Sling News add-on for $5. Sling also has a number of other add-ons, including robust international packages organized by languages all over the globe.

Sling TV
Orange$30
Blue$30
Orange + Blue$45

CNBC on YouTube TV

The YouTube TV channel list includes local channels, sports options including ESPN, ESPN2, FS1, FS2, and NBA TV, and plenty to keep kids (and kids at heart) occupied, including Disney Channel and its companion channels, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network—all in one easy-to-access package. It even comes with a few Spanish-language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. YouTube add-ons include HBO Max, Showtime, and Starz. YouTube TV packages have some advantages over their competitors, including a generous DVR and multiple screens package. From one account, each user can create an individual profile to track favorite shows.

If you want to watch CNBC, know that you can stream it on YouTube TV.

Youtube TV
1 Month$64.99
Sports Plus$10.99/mo.


Other ways to watch CNBC online

CNBC Pro

Cost: $29.99 per month or $299.99 annual (with 30-day free trial)

Devices: CNBC.com and iOS devices

CNBC Pro is a subscription program for CNBC content, but it offers a 30-day free trial. CNBC Pro gives you access to a CNBC live stream from the U.S., Asia, and Europe, as well as the ability to pause and rewind up to one hour, but that last feature is limited to desktop users. More importantly, it opens up access to Kensho, the big data analytics platform, to answer any questions you might have about the markets and will regularly send you business newsletters with stock tips.

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CNBC Pro

CNBC live stream: 4 ways to watch for free

1) Pluto TV

Devices: Desktop, iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, and Google Chromecast, PS4.

Pluto TV is the only legit live TV streaming service that’s totally free. Obviously, given the price point, it’s going to have a somewhat restricted channel list (Pluto pulls from some legacy channels and some upstarts), but PlutoTV is a great free option. it deals heavily in themed movie channels, so if you’re hankering for anime, martial arts, or Mystery Science Theater 3000, Pluto TV’s got you covered. If you want a free CNBC live stream, it’s by far your best option. (Here’s a guide to Pluto TV)


2) LiveNewsOn

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LiveNewsOn

We’re a little shocked that CNBC and other major news companies haven’t shut this place down, but you can currently stream CNBC for free through LiveNewsOn’s platform. If you watch on your desktop or phone, you can use a Chromecast device easily enough to stream it on your TV. It’s not the most stable platform in the world, and honestly, with an option like Pluto TV, why would you watch anything else?


3) Tune In Radio

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LiveNewsOn

If you’d rather listen to your CNBC instead of looking at another stock ticker roll by or an arrow on a chart slide up and down, you can do that through the Tune In Radio app. The service offers a free 3o-day trial.


4) Watch News Live

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WatchNewsLive.net, much like NewsLiveOn.com, allows you to watch CNBC for free. That means you’ll be subjected to all the ads you’d be watching on any other service, and doing it in a legally gray area. It’s also a completely awful stream quality. If you’re hoping for something resembling 480p, good luck finding it here. You’re better off using Philo TV.

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*First Published: Oct 30, 2018, 5:30 am