If you’ve ever, at any point in your life, kept up with the Kardashians, you have E! to thank for it. The enduring cable channel, which dates back to the late ’80s, is currently serving up celebrity-based reality TV and entertainment news and gossip. It’s essential during award season, with its red-carpet coverage of the Emmys, Golden Globes, and Oscars among its most popular programming.
Best Shows on E!
What is E!?
The entertainment channel started its life as Movietime back in 1987, but became E!: Entertainment Television in 1990 to reflect a focus on entertainment coverage, including celebrity news and gossip. It’s currently, thanks to the Comcast-NBC deal in 2011, part of NBCUniversal’s vast empire. The network debuted Keeping Up with the Kardashians in 2007, and the show and its numerous spinoffs are still one of the primary reasons E! draws an audience, while The Soup was revived in February 2020 to continue the dirt-dishing that’s been a longstanding E! tradition.
- Launched: July 1987
- Slogan: “Pop of Culture”
- Genre: Reality/Celebrity News
- Formally called: Movie Time (1987–1990)
- Parent Company: NBCUniversal
E! live stream: How to watch E!
E! is available on a few of the major live TV streaming services. When trying to decide which one is best for you, you’ll want to weigh the cost, the other channels you’ll receive, and the compatible devices for streaming.
E! 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 181 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 coming on board in 2020, some who were on the fence about Fubo are giving it another look.
To watch E!, you’ll want to dock in at the FuboTV Standard level.
E! on Hulu with Live TV
Hulu Live TV is a great way to stream live TV, as it 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.
Hulu Live TV sets you up with local channels and has a broad spectrum of entertainment and sports channels to review, including the full suite of ESPN channels, Cartoon Network, FX, HGTV, and even deep cuts like National Geographic and Syfy, and of course E!, where you can stream hits like The Soup and Total Divas.
|Hulu Live TV||$69.99|
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E! 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 gain access to E!, you’ll either need Sling Blue or Sling Orange + Blue. Sling also has a number of add-ons, including robust international packages organized by languages all over the globe.
|Orange + Blue||$50|
E! on AT&T TV Now
If you’re already looking to AT&T for your wireless needs, you might consider AT&T TV Now to cover streaming for you. AT&T TV Now channels start with Plus and Max, which even include HBO. Then, AT&T plans expand from there, approaching cable selection and pricing with AT&T TV Now’s biggest packages. AT&T streaming also comes with Cloud DVR, letting you record up to 20 hours of TV per month. If you’re looking for E!, get in at the AT&T TV Now Plus tier to stream it.
E! 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’re looking for E!, know that you can stream it on YouTube TV.