How to watch Sundance TV online for free

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Feb 18, 2020, 12:02 pm*


Joseph Knoop 

Joseph Knoop


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Discovering and watching quality films on television shouldn’t be a chore, but leave it to cable companies to keep things pricey and complicated. Thankfully, streaming services have leveled the playing field when it comes to getting what you want with as little hassle as possible. If you’re reading this, you’re likely looking for an easier way to watch Sundance TV. Fear not, intrepid filmgoer. We’ve got you covered. Here’s everything you need to know to watch a Sundance TV live stream online.

What is Sundance TV?

Sundance TV, like the similarly named film festival, airs quality movies that mainstream audiences might not have caught onto yet. You can bet some future award winners make their way through the channel. In recent years, Sundance TV has also produced original series like Deutschland 83, The Restaurant, and The Bureau. You can check out Sundance TV’s complete list of series here and list of films here.

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Sundance TV live stream: 6 ways to watch Sundance TV online for free

With the notable exception of Hulu, Sundance TV is available on most major live TV streaming services (though you may have to opt for an add-on or higher level package). There are plenty of great options, and all come with at least a free seven-day trial.

1) Philo

sundance tv live stream Philo
  • Cost: $20 per month
  • Philo devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, iOS and Android devices

When it comes to live streaming entertainment TV, you won’t find a cheaper price than Philo. You’ll get your Sundance TV live stream, plus AMC, BBC America, Comedy Central, Hallmark, and IFC, to name just a few. Philo’s news options are limited, however, and its channel line-up doesn’t include sports. (Here’s the complete guide to Philo channels)


2) Sling TV

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Sling TV Orange + Blue

Sling TV is an odd beast, but depending how you tackle it, you might save a buck. The service is split up between two packages: Sling Orange and Sling Blue. Each one costs $30 alone, or you can pay $45 a month to have both. Sling Orange is a fairly succinct blend of entertainment, news, and ESPN. Sports fans will want Sling Blue (so long as they can live without ESPN). To get a Sundance TV live stream on either, you’ll need to opt in at $5 a month for the “Hollywood Extra” package, which also includes Reelz, Fandor Festival, TCM, Cinemoi, the Film Detective, and HDNet Movies. (Here’s the complete guide to Sling TV channels.)


3) FuboTV

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Fubo TV

With 85 channels, FuboTV is a dream for sports lovers—so long as you can live without ESPN. You’ll get your Sundance TV live stream, plus IFC, AMC, BBC, FX, Hallmark, Syfy, and plenty more. In the way of sports, you’ll get Fox Sports 1 and 2, the Big Ten Network, CBS and NBC Sports, and perhaps most importantly, the NFL Network. Fubo is also one of the friendliest services for Spanish and Portuguese-speaking households, with a base package for Latino families as well as some add-on options. There are also some specialized sports add-ons, including one that will get you NFL RedZone(Here’s the complete guide to FuboTV channels.)


4) AT&T TV Now


  • Cost: $65-$135 per month 
  • Devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Samsung Smart TV, iOS and Android devices
  • Local channels: NBC, CBS, Fox, ABC, the CW (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)

There’s a good chance that you’re already looking to AT&T for your wireless needs. The second you sign up you’ll gain instant access to 45+ channels, including local channels and even free HBO on PLUS and MAX channel suites. Plus, it comes with CloudDVR which lets you record up to 20 hours of TV per month. One account works on two devices, but you can add more devices for only $5.


5) YouTube TV

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YouTube TV

With 73 channels, YouTube TV is a solid option for streaming both entertainment and sports content. You’ll get your Sundance TV live stream, plus IFC, BBC, FX, AMC, and more. Sports fans will appreciate having four ESPN channels to choose from, plus Fox Sports 1 and 2, the MLB Network, and NBA TV. Film lovers might dig the add-ons, which include AMC Premiere, Showtime, and Starz. (Here’s the complete guide to YouTube TV channels.)


Other ways to watch Sundance TV online

Sundance TV website

Sundance TV allows you to watch a live stream of its content from the comfort of your laptop or desktop computer so long as you subscribe to an applicable service. If you subscribe to Philo, Fubo, YouTube TV, DirecTV Now, and PlayStation Vue, you’re good to go (Sling TV customers unfortunately don’t have access). Just go to, click the “sign in” button on the top right, and provide your login info. You’ll then be able to watch a live stream of content by clicking the “Schedule” tab.

Sundance Now app

The Sundance Now app is the Sundance group’s way of allowing fans to watch on-demand Sundance content. It’s available on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Xbox One. That said, it’s a separate, paid service. You can subscribe annually for $4.99 a month (so $60 a year) or $6.99 per month with no commitment after 7 day free trial.

New to cord-cutting? Here are our picks for the best movie streaming sites of 2018 and free live TV apps and channels. If you’re looking for a specific channel, here’s how to watch HBO, Showtime, Starz, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU, Willow, AMC, FX, Fox News, Freeform, MSNBC, CNN, CNBC, FS1, TBS, TNT, Tennis Channel, Golf Channel, Syfy, HGTV, Cartoon Network/Adult Swim, Bravo, Lifetime, Discovery, PBS, the CW, BBC, CSPAN, NBA TV, MTV, Comedy Central, Food Network, TLC, HLN, A&E, Animal Planet, National Geographic, the Weather Channel, the History Channel, and NFL RedZone without cable, as well as free movies on YouTube. If you’re on the move, here’s how to watch Fox Sports Go and live stream NBC Sports.

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*First Published: Dec 13, 2018, 6:00 am