There are plenty of popular media moguls but how many of them have their own channels? Oprah Winfrey is one of the most trusted names in TV, and since leaving her popular daytime talk show, a channel bearing her name seeks to bring her special brand of television magic back to the small screen. Enter, OWN.
OWN, or Oprah Winfrey Network, is known primarily for its programming aimed at African American audiences. Dramas like Greenleaf, Queen Sugar, Cherish the Day, and David Makes Man are some of the best deep cable cuts you’re not watching yet. There are also reruns of classic African American led sitcoms like 227 and Benson. And because its the Oprah network, there are plenty of talk shows including Dr. Phil, The Dr. Oz Show, Ellen, and even Rachael Ray.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch OWN online.
What is OWN?
The channel traces its origins back to 2007. Discovery Health’s waning ratings inspired Discovery Inc. CEO David Zaslav to rebrand the channel. His wife, an avid fan of Oprah Winfrey, believed a channel echoing Oprah’s trusted brand would be a great basis for a new network. Oprah helped launch the network in 2011, the same year her show ended its 25 year run.
- Launched: January 2011
- Genre: Drama/Talk/Reality
- Slogan: “It’s your life…own it.”
- Formally called: Discovery Health
- Parent Company: Jointly owned by Harpo Productions and Discovery Inc.
OWN Live Stream: How to stream OWN
OWN 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.
OWN 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 OWN 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.
OWN 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 OWN, you’ll want to dock in at the FuboTV Standard level.
OWN 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 OWN—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
OWN 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 OWN, get in at the AT&T TV Now Choice tier to stream it.
OWN 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 OWN, know that you can stream it on YouTube TV.
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