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How to watch the Hallmark Channel online

It’s always Christmas time on the Hallmark Channel.


The Daily Dot Staff


The Hallmark Channel’s annual Countdown to Christmas has come and gone, but there’s no reason why you need to wait a year for more Hallmark Christmas movies. There’s plenty to enjoy year-round. Here’s everything you need to know to get a Hallmark Channel live stream for free and where you’ll find Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.

Here’s everything you need to know to gain access to a Hallmark Channel live stream.

Best Shows on Hallmark Channel

  • Home and Family
  • When Calls the Heart
  • Good Witch
  • Chesapeake Shores

What is Hallmark Channel?

The Hallmark Channel can trace its origins to two different channels, the American Christian Television System and Vision Interfaith Satellite Network. These channels would later morph into the Odyssey Network in 1996, which later became the Hallmark Channel in 2001.

  • Launched: July 1988
  • Slogan: “The heart of TV.”
  • Genre: Family/Lifestyle
  • Formally called: American Christian Television System (1984–1992), Vision Interfaith Satellite Network (1988–1992), Odyssey Network (1996–2001)
  • Parent Company: Crown Media Holdings

Hallmark Channel live stream: How to watch the Hallmark Channel

There’s a lot of competition when it comes to live TV streaming services, and most of them offer the Hallmark Channel. Not sure which one is right for you? Here’s all of the essential info you need.

Hallmark Channel on Philo

Philo is a budget-minded streaming service, and depending on what channels you want, it might be right for you. The 59 Philo channels lean decidedly toward entertainment; the Philo channel list includes AMC, Discovery, IFC, Lifetime, and the Paramount Network, all for $20 a month. If you’re a fan of the Hallmark Channel, you’re in luck: You can find it on Philo. Philo also comes with free cloud DVR, but shows recorded are deleted after 30 days, so binge responsibly.


Hallmark Channel 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 Hallmark Channel, you’ll want to dock in at the FuboTV Standard level.


Hallmark Channel 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 Hallmark Channel, you’ll either need Sling Blue, Sling Orange, or Sling Orange + Blue and the Lifestyle Extra channel suite. Sling also has a number of add-ons, including robust international packages organized by languages all over the globe.

Orange + Blue$50

Hallmark Channel on Vidgo

Vidgo offers a package for under $40 a month that pulls together more than 60 English-language channels into its National English Package. Vidgo channels include ABC, Fox, the ESPN family of channels (including ESPN Deportes), and it’s one of the few streaming services that carries BeIN Sports. But it’s like Fubo in that, even though it started out for streaming sports, it carries a lot more now. You might be surprised to know that Vidgo’s an option to stream Hallmark Channel—and then you chat about it online via Vidgo’s Social TV platform.

English Premium Package$66.33/ 3 months
English Plus Package$53/ 3 months
Spanish Mas Package$25/ 3 months

Hallmark Channel 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 Hallmark Channel, get in at the AT&T TV Now Plus tier to stream it.


Other ways to watch Hallmark movies

Hallmark Everywhere

  • Cost: Free to download, login required to access Hallmark movies
  • Devices: Roku, Apple TV, web browsers, iOS, and Android devices

If you subscribe to FuboTV or PlayStation Vue, do yourself a favor and download this app. (Unfortunately, it’s not available to Sling TV or DirecTV Now subscribers.) This way, you can watch on-demand no matter where you travel.


Hallmark Movies Now

  • Cost: $4.99 per month (with 12-month commitment) or $5.99 per month
  • Devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Android TV, Chromecast, Android and iOS devices

Note: This is a complete separate streaming service, and the movies that you’ll find here won’t overlap with what’s available on the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Everywhere. But if you’re looking for older Hallmark movies and a deep catalog to take comfort in anytime you’re feeling lonely or nostalgic, this service will surely suffice.


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