There’s no other way to say this: The Travel Channel is a strange place.
Both in the programming—overflowing as it is with ghosts, cryptids, and demons, oh my—and in just how far it’s strayed from what you might think of when you hear the words “Travel Channel.” The network was once packed with documentaries on international travel, trailblazing food programming from the likes of Anthony Bourdain and Andrew Zimmern, and shows about awesome water parks.
But the network rebranded itself as the Trvl Channel in 2018, though it’s still officially Travel Channel in its URL and on its website. It has since leaned hard into a slate of shows centered on the paranormal and the off-kilter. That means shows like Portals to Hell, in which Jack Osbourne and Katrina Weidman investigate haunted locales. Or The Dead Files, in which psychic medium Amy Allan and retired NYPD homicide detective Steve DiSchiavi also investigate haunted locales. Or In Search of Monsters with its episodes on the Yeti and the Mothman. It isn’t high art, but sometimes you want spooky fun.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch the Travel Channel online.
Best Shows on Travel Channel
- Ghost Adventures
- The Dead Files
- Paranormal 911
- Portals to Hell
- My Paranormal Nightmare
What is Travel Channel?
The Travel Channel originally started as a subsidiary of Trans World Airlines. While it originally focused on documentary and travel shows, it later dove into the reality and paranormal genres with Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern and Ghost Adventures.
- Launched: February 1987
- Slogan: “Travel moves you”
- Genre: Documentary/Reality/How-to
- Formally called: The Travel Channel (1987–1998)
- Parent Company: Discovery Inc
Travel Channel live stream: How to watch the Travel Channel
There are a number of live TV streaming services that offer the Trvl (or Travel) Channel. So, how do you decide which one is right for you? Well, that depends on your budget, what other channels you just can’t live without, and what device (or devices) you plan on streaming with. We cover all of those essential issues below. But don’t worry: No matter which service you select, you’ll be able to start with a one-week trial, allowing you to watch the Travel Channel for free.
Travel 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 Travel 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.
Travel Channel 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, Travel Channel where you can stream Ghost Adventures and The Paranormal Files.
|Hulu Live TV||$69.99|
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Travel 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 Travel Channel, you’ll want to dock in at the FuboTV Standard level.
Travel 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 Travel Channel, 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.
|Orange + Blue||$50|
Travel 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 Travel 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|
Travel 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 Travel Channel, get in at the AT&T TV Now Choice tier to stream it.
Travel Channel 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 Travel Channel, know that you can stream it on YouTube TV.
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