When all the high stakes drama is done, and all the reality television is devoured, sometimes you just need to stare at some plants and remodeled kitchens. HGTV has been the place to do that for years, and it’s time you renovated your home viewing experience alongside your musty bathroom or porch. If you’re looking to get rid of expensive cable plans and find something simpler, the world of online streaming has you covered. Here’s how to watch an HGTV live stream for free.
Best Shows on HGTV
What is HGTV?
Launched in 1994, HGTV's original programming style is almost indistinguishable from its modern incarnation. It’s still all about tearing apart fixer-upper houses or gardens and replacing them with something gorgeous. Popular HGTV shows include Fixer Upper, which launched Chip and Joanna Gaines to stardom, Flip or Flop, and the criminally handsome twins behind Property Brothers.
- Launched: December 1994
- Slogan: "Home starts here."
- Genre: Home improvement
- Formally called: Home & Garden Television (1994–2010)
- Parent Company: Discovery Inc.
HGTV live stream: How to watch HGTV online
HGTV 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.
HGTV 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 HGTV, 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.
HGTV 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, HGTV, where you can stream Good Bones and Property Brothers.
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HGTV 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 HGTV, you'll want to dock in at the FuboTV Standard level.
HGTV 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 HGTV, you’ll either need Sling Blue, Sling Orange, or Sling Orange + Blue. Sling also has a number of add-ons, including robust international packages organized by languages all over the globe.
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HGTV 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 HGTV—and then you chat about it online via Vidgo's Social TV platform.
HGTV 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 AT&T TV Now, get in at the AT&T TV Now Entertainment tier to stream it.
HGTV 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 YouTube TV, know that you can stream it on YouTube TV.
Other ways to watch HGTV online
HGTV website & app
Like a lot of other channels, HGTV will let you watch from a desktop or laptop computer, as well as the official HGTV app, so long as you can provide some verification. Go to watch.hgtv.com or the app (available on iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Roku), click to sign in, and you’ll be prompted to enter your account information from an accepted streaming service. If you subscribe to Philo or Hulu, you’re good to go. The website and app are not compatible with Sling TV or Fubo subscriptions.
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