While live-action series like All That, The Amanda Show, and What Would You Do? are among Nickelodeon’s best productions, they don’t hold a candle to animated shows bearing the moniker “NickToons.” What is a NickToon? It’s a cartoon, but with an edge.
NickToons exclusively airs Nickelodeon’s celebrated animated series, with none of that live-action fluff. Okay, so they occasionally air some live-action stuff, but it’s not nearly as prevalent as it is on Nickelodeon. Nick classics like the side-splitting SpongeBob SquarePants, The Fairly OddParents, and The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius air every day. There are also action hits like Avatar: The Last Airbender and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and even original series like Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch a NickToons live stream.
What is NickToons?
NickToons began in 1991 as a programming block on Nickelodeon dedicated to airing animated series. The block lasted until 2002, which is the same year a dedicated NickToons channel launched with NickToons TV. It later rebranded as NickToons Network in 2005, and later, simply NickToons in 2009.
- Launched: May 2001
- Slogan: “Big stars, Animated.”
- Genre: Animated Series
- Formally called: Nicktoons TV (2002–03), Nicktoons Network (2005–09)
- Parent Company: ViacomCBS
NickToons live stream: How to watch NickToons
NickToons 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.
NickToons 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. so if you want to stream NickToons 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.
NickToons 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 NickToons, you’ll either need Sling Orange, Sling Blue, or Sling Orange + Blue and the Kids 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|
NickToons 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 NickToons, you’ll want to dock in at the FuboTV Ultra level.
|Family with Showtime||$74.99 ($69.99 for first 3 mos.)|
NickToons 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 NickToons—and then you chat about it online via Vidgo’s Social TV platform.
NickToons 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 want to watch NickToons, get in at the AT&T TV Now Choice tier to stream it.
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