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How to watch Lifetime online for free

Whether you're looking for Lifetime movies or emotional reality TV, here's everything you need to know.

Aug 18, 2020, 9:13 am*

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Joseph Knoop 

Joseph Knoop

Lifetime has been one of the few places on television for reliable female-oriented programming, and that’s no small feat. If you’re looking for a Lifetime live stream to catch up on all your favorite shows, Lifetime movies, and reality TV series, here’s everything you need to know to stream Lifetime.

Best Shows on Lifetime


What is the Lifetime channel?

Originally founded in 1984, Lifetime struggled to find its footing until a change in leadership brought about a new wave of programming geared toward women. In the decades since, Lifetime has become synonymous with made-for-TV films and television programs featuring female leads, such as the Kirsten Dunst vehicle 15 and Pregnant or the campy Lizzie Borden Took an Axe in 2014. It also hosts a small selection of reality TV programming, like Married at First Sight or Dance Moms.

  • Launched: February 1984
  • Slogan: “TV worth living”
  • Genre: Drama/Made-for-TV films/Reality
  • Parent Company: A&E Networks
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Lifetime/YouTube

How to stream Lifetime channel

The Lifetime channel 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. 

Lifetime on Philo

Philo is a budget-minded streaming service, and depending on what channels you want, it may 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 want to watch Lifetime, you’re in luck because it’s on Philo. Philo also comes with free cloud DVR, but shows recorded are deleted after 30 days, so binge those Lifetime movies responsibly.

Monthly$20

Lifetime on Hulu with Live TV

Is Lifetime on Hulu? With Hulu Live TV , it is. In addition to nonstop Lifetime movie marathons, the live TV streaming service 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, the Lifetime channel, where you can stream Married at First Sight and Surviving R. Kelly.

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

Lifetime on FuboTV

FuboTV started as a streaming service geared toward sports fans, but don’t let that fool you out of using it to watch Lifetime channel. 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 Lifetime, you’ll want to dock in at the FuboTV Standard level.

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

Lifetime on Sling TV

If you’re looking for a streamlined, cost-effective streaming package to watch Lifetime, 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 Lifetime, 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.

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

Lifetime 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 Lifetime channel—and then you can chat about it online via Vidgo’s Social TV platform.

Vidgo
Core$40
Plus$45
Latino$15
Latino Mas$25

Lifetime 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 Lifetime, get in at the AT&T TV Now Entertainment tier to stream it.

at&t TV Now
Plus$65
Max$80
Entertainment$93
Choice$110
Xtra$124
Ultimate$135
Premier$183
Optimo Mas$86


Other ways to watch Lifetime online

Lifetime website 

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MyLifetime.com

Like a lot of other channels, Lifetime allows people who subscribe to most of the above streaming services to access a Lifetime live stream and movies either on its website. Simply go to mylifetime.com to activate, select the show you want to watch, and you’ll be prompted to provide your login information for one of the applicable services. Hulu, FuboTV, DirecTV Now, and Philo are all accepted, but unfortunately, Sling TV is left out of the fold.

Lifetime app

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MyLifetime.com

Devices: Apple TV, Roku, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, and iOS and Android devices

If you’re always on the move, it’s a great idea to download the Lifetime app. The same subscriptions that unlock live programming on the Lifetime site will also let you watch full new episodes and movies on the Lifetime app.

Best Shows on Lifetime


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*First Published: Aug 5, 2020, 5:00 am