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How to Watch TNT Without Cable (as Cheap as Possible)

You can watch TNT without cable although you will still need a live TV streaming service.

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TNT is one of the channels that doesn’t currently offer a direct-to-consumer streaming service. As a result, TNT still requires consumers to subscribe through a live TV service. However, with the selection of live TV streaming services now available, there are options to choose from, and priced differently to suit different budgets and needs.

TNT is a great destination for content with popular shows like The Alienist and Snowpiercer available. Not to mention the selection of movies or the access to NBA games and coverage that’s available through TNT. All of which makes access to TNT all the more valuable and especially at the right price.

Cheapest way to watch TNT

The cheapest way to watch TNT without cable is Sling TV. This live TV streaming service offers two main plans, Sling Orange and Sling Blue. Both Orange and Blue plans cost $30 per month with the main difference being the channel lineups. However, TNT is included in both Orange and Blue plans and therefore, it won’t matter which channel lineups appeals more.

Popular Sling TV channels
TNT is available with Sling for $30 per month

At $30 per month, Sling TV is the cheapest way to stream TNT through a live TV subscription. However, it is not the only option.

Other options for streaming TNT

While Sling TV is currently the cheapest option for access to TNT, that’s only if you calculate the price based on TNT alone. Considering each live TV streaming service offers access to a variety of live TV channels, some consumers may find that if they pay slightly more each month, they get more in return. In some cases, it could be a lot more and the overall value per dollar could then make one of the other services actually cheaper for accessing TNT.

Below is a summary of all of the live TV streaming services that currently carry TNT, as well as their monthly cost, and a rough estimate of how many channels are included with the TNT-relevant package.

ServiceTNTPrice p/mChannelsFree Trial
Sling TV$3030+/45+3 days
AT&T TV Now$5545+7 days
Hulu Live TV$5565+7 days
YouTube TV$6585+7 days

As the table above shows, YouTube TV currently claims to offer the most channels overall. While it is also the most expensive package, taking into account the number of channels, some consumers may find it to be the cheapest option for watching TNT overall. In addition, if recording TNT is something that matters then YouTube TV is likely to be the best option, considering the unlimited cloud DVR included with a YouTube TV subscription.

TNT and TV Everywhere

One of the major benefits of streaming is the option to access content directly from the channel or network itself. With most services now offering their own apps, watching ESPN or TNT is often as easy as heading to the ESPN or TNT website or downloading the app.

Through TV Everywhere, many channels and networks allow live TV subscribers to authenticate their subscription and access shows, movies, and even live events, through the website or app.

TNT TV Everywhere app
TNT TV Everywhere app

However, when it comes to TNT specifically, this does not currently appear to be an option. Yes, those with a cable TV subscription can access TNT through TV Everywhere authentication, but none of the live TV streaming options above are currently listed as a TNT TV service provider.

Due to this, the only access to TNT that subscribers to any of the live TV services mentioned will have, is directly through the live TV subscription service’s app, website, and interface. In other words, the actual experience of accessing TNT might be something consumers should take into consideration to ensure they have the right recording options, or avoid potential buffering and lagging issues.

How to watch TNT without cable summary

Like any other channel or network, accessing TNT is not difficult without cable. There are a number of services that offer a cable-like experience without the need for lengthy contracts or additional hardware. The cheapest option for watching TNT without cable is Sling TV at $30 per month. However, those who want access to a wide variety of channels might want to opt for YouTube TV at $64.99 per month. YouTube TV also might be the best option for those looking to record a lot of TNT, due to the unlimited cloud DVR that’s included for free.

Regardless of which live TV streaming service is used to access TNT, there is currently no option to take advantage of TV Everywhere authentication to watch live and on-demand content through the TNT app or website.

John Finn

By John Finn

John started Streaming Clarity to help consumers navigate the live TV streaming and subscription service landscape. John has been writing about technology and TV-related services and devices since 2014 and believes the best streaming approach is to bounce between services as needed. Contact John via email at john@streamingclarity.com or on Twitter

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