It’s been a long, strange journey for Vice Media. What began as an irreverent, government-funded lifestyle magazine on the mean streets of Montreal metamorphosed over the years into a massive digital media empire. Vice Media’s boasts a show on HBO, a record label, and investments from everyone from A&E Networks to Disney. In 2016, it launched Viceland (now Vice TV), a millennial-targeted lifestyle network helmed by Spike Jonze with original series, documentaries, acquired programming, and adaptations and reruns of Vice’s webseries.
Vice is, unsurprisingly, quite unlike any other network. You can watch Ellen Page tour LGBTQ cultures around the world in Gaycation. You can watch 2 Chainz delve into the world’s most expensive stuff on Most Expensivest. You can watch cutting documentaries right before watching the magnificent Desus and Mero (right up until they decamped for Showtime). You can even watch Action Bronson smoking weed while watching Ancient Aliens.
It’s never been the most-watched network on cable, but it is weird and ambitious, and it endures. It’d almost feel like a crime to sit down and watch such a defiantly odd channel with a standard cable subscription. Fortunately, it’s available on several live TV subscription services.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch Vice TV online.
HOW TO STREAM VICE
How to watch Vice TV for free
There are a number of live TV streaming services that offer Vice TV. 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 Vice TV for free.
Philo is the least expensive streaming service, but it has some limitations. You won’t find the sports channels that dominate other packages or local channels. However, it’s the cheapest way to gain access to 60 great entertainment channels for only $20 a month. You’ll get popular channels like Animal Planet, MTV, Discovery, IFC, AMC, Lifetime, Nick Jr, and the Paramount Network, as well as deep cuts like ID and Game Show Network. You also get free cloud DVR, but shows recorded are deleted after 30 days, so binge responsibly.
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Hulu Live TV is one of the most popular ways to stream live TV, perhaps because you gain access to a massive library of on-demand content including classic and current TV shows, movies, not to mention Hulu’s original programming. As far as live-streaming goes, you’ll have a ton of local, entertainment, and sports channels to flip through, including HGTV, a full suite of ESPN channels, Cartoon Network, FX, and even deep cuts like Nat Geographic and Syfy.
FuboTV was built from the ground up with sports fans in mind. There are different channel packages available whether you’re looking for basketball, soccer, golf, or even outdoor sports like rock climbing. But no worries, all the great cable channels you’re after are here too, including Viceland, Bravo, and IFC.
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For a more à la carte service, look to Sling TV. It offers two cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, each of which costs $30 per month. If you grab them both (Sling Orange + Blue) you can save $10 per month. Sling Blue offers more bang for your buck with over 40 channels, including sports necessities like FS1, NBCSN, and NFL Network. You’ll also gain access to the usual cable mainstays like Food Network, Discovery, Cartoon Network, SYFY, and FXX. Whichever package you choose, you can save $10 on your first month. Here’s the complete guide to Sling TV channels.
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