How to Watch the Hallmark Channel

Find out how to watch your favorite sappy, happy Hallmark movies

Xfinity TV
Xfinity
Xfinity TV
3.8 out of 5 stars
3.75
Prices
$20-$68.5
Channel Count Range
10-185
Philo
Philo
Philo
3.8 out of 5 stars
3.75
Price
$25
Channel Count Max
70
Frndly TV
Frndly TV
Frndly TV
3 out of 5 stars
3
Prices
$6.99-$10.99
Channel Count Max
40
Peacock TV
PeacockTV
Peacock TV
4 out of 5 stars
4
Prices
$5.99-$119.99
Available channels
50+
DISH TV
Dish
DISH
4 out of 5 stars
4
Prices
$84.99-$114.99
Channel Count Range
190-290
Chantel Buchi
May 29, 2024
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We know you can’t get enough of those heart-warming, dramatic Hallmark movies beloved by all.

But you need to know which live TV streaming service or cable TV service has that lovable Hallmark content. Because, of course, you need to get your Hallmark Christmas movie fix (in December and in June) and also because it makes you feel happy, darn it.

Well, we're here to help you find that Hallmark goodness. 

First, we’ll go over the ways to watch the Hallmark Channel without cable. Then we'll discuss the ways to watch the Hallmark Channel with cable.

How can I stream the Hallmark Channel without cable?

The Hallmark Channel is available to stream on Philo, Frndly TV, Peacock, Hallmark Movies Now, fuboTV, and YouTube TV.

Frndly TV, Peacock, and Hallmark Movies Now are going to be the most inexpensive options if you're looking to save money for holiday decorations. 

If you're looking for entertainment all year long, Philo, fuboTV, and YouTube TV are the best live TV streaming services for streaming the Hallmark Channel. 

Which streaming services have the Hallmark Channel?
Service
Monthly price*
Channels
Details
Philo$25-$2570
Frndly TV$6.99-$10.99*40
PeacockTV$5.99-$119.9950+
Hallmark Movies Now$5.99-$59.99

N/A

YouTubeTV$34.99-$489100
Fubo TV$74.99–$79.99160–289
Data as of 04/05/2023. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
* No commitments. Cancel anytime.
Change plans anytime.
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Philo TV

How much does Philo TV cost per month?
Service
Monthly price
Available channels
Details
Philo$2570
Data as of 04/05/2023. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.

Philo has the three Hallmark channels that you want: the Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Drama, and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.

You’ll get the trifecta along with more than 70 other channels for a reasonable price. Just $25 per month to watch the fantastic movies we all guiltily love and lots of other channels? Yeah, not bad.

And guess what else comes with that reasonable price? An unlimited DVR storage. And you can save your recordings for one year. (YouTube TV saves your recordings for only nine months.)

This means you can save your favorite Hallmark Christmas movie to watch in January or February (c’mon, we all do it)!

The channels you’ll get with your Philo subscription along with the three Hallmark channels include:

  • Animal Planet
  • BBC America
  • The Cooking Channel
  • Discovery Channel
  • Food Network
  • HGTV
  • History Channel
  • Investigation Discovery (ID)
  • Lifetime
  • MTV
  • Nickelodeon
  • Paramount Network

And you can watch all of these channels on your iPhone, iPad, Android smartphone and tablet, Android TV, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and online.

Frndly TV

How much is Frndly TV?
Plan
Monthly price
Channels
Details
Basic$6.99/mo.*40+
Classic$8.99/mo.*40+
Premium$10.99/mo.*40+
* No commitments. Cancel anytime.

Frndly TV is a simple and affordable streaming service with over 40 live channels, unlimited DVR storage space, and a library of on-demand content.

You’ll get the Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Drama, and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channels for the price of a 12-pack of soda.

Live TV channels you’ll get access to with Frndly TV are the following:

  • A&E
  • History Channel
  • Game Show Network
  • The Weather Channel
  • Outdoor Channel
  • Sportsman Channel
  • World Fishing Network
  • Lifetime
  • Lifetime Movie Network
  • BabyFirst
  • QVC
  • VICE

So watch My Norwegian Holiday and A Not So Royal Christmas one day, and entertain your baby with the BabyFirst channel the next.

And this live TV streaming service lets you record anything and everything under the sun with its unlimited DVR storage space.

You can stream Frndly TV on your iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Android smartphones and tablets, Android TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Chromecast.

NBCUniversal Peacock TV

How much is Peacock TV?
Plan
Monthly price
Channels
Details
Peacock Premium$5.99/mo.50+
Peacock Premium Plus$11.99/mo.^50+
^ Due to streaming rights, a small amount of programming will still contain ads (Peacock channels, events and a few shows and movies).

If you're looking for Hallmark content, you'll find it with Peacock TV. And the good news is that you'll get the same level of access to content with both plans. 

We like Peacock Premium Plus because you can watch all on-demand content without ads, including our beloved Hallmark movies. And if you're prepping for a wintery cabin Christmas, with this plan, you'll also be able to download titles for offline viewing. For the price of a couple of stocking stuffers, you'll be able to watch Christmas with a Kiss while putting up your Christmas decorations.

And a bonus for Hallmark fans: Peacock subscribers will have next-day access to Hallmark series such as When Calls the Heart as well as access to Miracles of Christmas films three days after they air.

With this on-demand streaming service, you'll also get access to the following live channels:

  • Classic TV Crime
  • Dateline 24/7
  • Hell's Kitchen
  • LOL! Network
  • NBC News NOW
  • NBC Sports
  • Premier League TV
  • SNL Vault
  • Snapped
  • True Crime
  • Unsolved Mysteries
  • WWE Network

Hallmark Movies Now

How much is Hallmark Movies Now?
Plan
Monthly price
Channels
Details
Hallmark Movies Now$5.99/mo.N/A
Hallmark Movie Now (annual)$59.99/yr.N/A

If you’re not interested in a live TV streaming service, and you want only Hallmark content, try out the Hallmark Movies Now app.

It’s the price of a fancy coffee each month, and you’ll get to stream movies, series, and specials from the Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and Hallmark Hall of Fame. You can even explore the platform with Hallmark Now's 7-day free trial.

One nice bonus to getting the app rather than a live TV streaming service is that there are no ads. So watch all of the spring, fall, Valentine’s, and Christmas Hallmark movies with zero interruptions.

2023 Hallmark Now movie lineup screenshot

Source: hmnow.com

If you know you’ll be watching all of the season and holiday movies year-round, we recommend you sign up for one full year with Hallmark Movies Now for $59.99. You’ll save $2 each month (to go toward your movie snacks)!

You can watch all of the Hallmark content your heart desires on the following devices:

  • iPhone, iPad
  • Android smartphone, tablet
  • Apple TV
  • Android TV
  • Roku
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Samsung smart TV
  • Chromecast
  • Sony smart TV
  • Microsoft
  • Xbox One
  • Kindle Fire
  • Online

YouTube TV

How much is YouTube TV?
Plan
Price
TV channel count
Details
YouTube TV + Frontier Internet$72.99/mo.°100+
° Compatible device and internet connection required. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

YouTube TV now has the Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Drama, and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channels in its lineup!

Make some hot cocoa, grab a fuzzy blanket, and throw on A Biltmore Christmas tonight. 

YouTube TV is one of our favorite live TV streaming services. So, if you're looking for a service for the whole family all year round, this just might be the one for you.

Enjoy one of the most well-rounded channel lineups, an unlimited DVR storage for all the Hallmark movies, and your family can watch on three different streaming devices at once.

Channels you can look forward to with YouTube TV are the following:

  • BBC America
  • Bravo
  • CNN
  • Disney Channel
  • Disney Jr.
  • ESPN, ESPN2
  • Food Network
  • MSNBC
  • Nat Geo Wild
  • NBA TV
  • NBC Sports
  • NFL Network
  • Nickelodeon
  • Nick Jr.
  • PBS Kids
  • TBS

Find more information about YouTube TV's channel lineup, DVR, and user interface in our detailed review.

fuboTV

How much does fuboTV cost per month?
Plan
Price
TV channel count
Details
Pro$79.99/mo.°190+
Elite$89.99/mo.°259+
° Compatible device and internet connection required. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

You may have heard of fuboTV as the live streaming service for sports fans, but over the past couple of years, fuboTV has turned itself into a streaming service for the whole family.

And guess what? The entry-level plan has your Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Drama, and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channels.

If you’re iffy about spending extra money for fuboTV for the Hallmark Channel and want to make sure it fits your family’s needs, here's a sneak peak of the Pro package's channels ($75 per month): 

  • Animal Planet
  • Big Ten Network
  • CBS Sports Network
  • CNN
  • Disney Channel
  • Food Network
  • FOX News
  • FS1, FS2
  • FX, FXX
  • Golf Channel
  • HGTV
  • Lifetime
  • MSNBC
  • NFL Network
  • Nickelodeon
  • USA

You can watch all of these channels on your iPhone, iPad, Android smartphone and tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, and online.

If you want to learn more about fuboTV, check out why we named it the best streaming services for sports and get more info on the DVR in our fuboTV Review. Check out our channel comparison review to get a better idea of which package has the channel lineup you want.

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How can I watch the Hallmark Channel with cable or satellite TV?

If you want cable or satellite TV, the Hallmark Channel is available with DISH TV, Xfinity TV, Spectrum TV®, Cox TV, and DIRECTV.

Xfinity TV, Spectrum TV®, and Cox TV will be the best cable TV options for your Hallmark holiday movie-watching.

If you're looking for a satellite TV provider because you want loads of channels, DISH TV and DIRECTV have your Hallmark Channel. 

Which cable TV or satellite TV providers have the Hallmark Channel?
TV provider
Monthly price
Available channels
Details
Dish$84.99-$114.99**190-290
Xfinity$20-$68.5††10-185
Spectrum$39.99-$64.99‡‡145-150
Cox$56-$146^^75-250
Directv$59.99-$159.99°°75-150
Data as of 04/05/2023. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
** All offers require credit qualification, 2-year commitment with early termination fee and eAutoPay.
†† Pricing for some packages are for the first 12 months. Some packages require a 1-year contract.
‡‡ Limited time offer; subject to change; valid to qualified residential customers who have not subscribed to any services within the previous 30 days and who have no outstanding obligation to Charter.
^^ Prices exclude taxes, surcharges, usage-based charges, certain equipment, and other fees or charges, which are subject to change.
°° All prices include $5 Autopay & Paperless Bill discount, which may take 1-3 bill cycles to begin (pay $5 more per month until discount begins). New approved residential customers only. 24-mo. agreement required. Offers may be discontinued at any time.

DISH TV

How much is DISH TV?
Plan
Price
TV channel count
Details
America's Top 120$84.99/mo.***190
America's Top 120 Plus$99.99/mo.190
America's Top 200$104.99/mo.***240+
America's Top 250$114.99/mo.***290+
*** All offers require credit qualification, 2-year commitment with early termination fee and eAutoPay. Prices include Hopper Duo for qualifying customers.

DISH TV Network is the most widely available and best way to get all three of the Hallmark channels among these TV providers.

This satellite provider gives you the Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Drama, and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries in packages with 240+ or 290+ other channels.

Enjoy watching episodes of The Christmas Cottage and then switching over to the Golf Channel or Game Show Network.

If you want the America’s Top 200 package, it’s $105 per month and comes with lots of sports channels. And if you want America’s Top 250, your monthly bill will be $115 with a ton of movie channels.

To help you further decide which package you should get, check out the channel lineups. You’ll get the following channels with America’s Top 200:

  • Disney Channel
  • ESPN
  • HGTV
  • Lifetime Movie Network
  • MLB Network
  • NBA TV
  • NFL Network
  • Nickelodeon
  • PAC-12 Network

America’s Top 250 includes the following channels:

  • Bloomberg Television
  • MGM+ Drive-In
  • FX Movie Channel
  • MoviePlex
  • NBC Universo
  • Nicktoons
  • STARZ Encore Action
  • STARZ Encore Family
  • STARZ Encore Westerns
  • The Movie Channel

Comcast Xfinity TV

How much is Xfinity TV?
Plan
Price
TV channel count
Details
Popular TV$50/mo.†††125+
Ultimate TV$68.5/mo.†††185+
††† No term contract. Broadcast TV fee and regional sports fee extra; price subj to change. Taxes and equipment not included.

If you’re not interested in getting satellite TV, the next best provider for the Hallmark channels is Xfinity cable TV. We need our Christmas movie fix, someway somehow.

Xfinity’s Popular TV package for $50/month includes the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. But this package doesn’t have Hallmark Drama.

If you upgrade to the Ultimate TV package, you'll get all three Hallmark channels within your 185-channel lineup for $68.50/month. 

So, of course, we recommend the Ultimate TV package to get all of the Hallmark channels (and 60 total more channels) for about $20 more. 

Keep in mind that Xfinity has different prices depending on where you live in the US. Find out more info about the plans, contracts, and fees in our full review.

Spectrum TV®

How much is Spectrum TV®?
Plan
Monthly price
Available channels
Details
TV Stream Latino24.9945+
Spectrum Mi Plan Latino$39.99/mo. for 12 mos.‡‡‡170+
Spectrum TV® Stream$39.99/mo80+
Spectrum TV® Select $69.99/mo. for 12 mos.^^^155+
‡‡‡ * Limited time offer; subject to change; valid to qualified residential customers who have not subscribed to any services within the previous 30 days and who have no outstanding obligation to Charter. Spectrum Mi Plan Latino: Price is $39.99/mo for yr 1; standard rates apply after yr 1. Taxes, fees and surcharges (broadcast surcharge up to $23.20/mo) extra and subject to change during and after the term; installation/network activation, equipment and additional services are extra.
^^^ * Limited time offer; subject to change; valid to qualified residential customers who have not subscribed to any services within the previous 30 days and who have no outstanding obligation to Charter. Spectrum TV Select Signature promotion price is $59.99/mo; standard rates apply after yr 1. Taxes, fees, and surcharges (broadcast surcharge up to $23.20/mo) extra and subject to change during and after the promotional period; installation/network activation, equipment and additional services are extra.

The Spectrum TV® Stream plan offers the classic Hallmark channel as well as the  Hallmark Drama and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel. Spectrum's TV Select package also includes every Hallmark channel plus a basic Disney+ subscription, but it's almost double the cost of TV Stream. 

Compared to Xfinity TV, Xfinity's packages offer 25 fewer channels for $10 less (Popular TV), or 30 more channels for $4 more (Ultimate TV). But if Xfinity isn't available in your area–don't worry–Spectrum is our second favorite cable TV provider. 

Spectrum TV®'s plan includes the following channels:

  • ACC Network (ACCN)
  • BBC America
  • Bravo
  • Cartoon Network
  • CNN
  • Disney Channel
  • ESPN, ESPN2
  • Food Network
  • Fox Sports (FS1)
  • FX Movie Channel
  • HGTV
  • HISTORY
  • Investigation Discovery
  • Lifetime
  • Nickelodeon
  • Oxygen

If you want to know more about where Spectrum is available in the US and what kind of equipment you receive with this cable TV provider, check out our Spectrum TV® Review.

Cox TV

How much is Cox TV?
Plan
Price
TV channel count
Details
Contour TV Starter$61/mo.°°°75+
Contour TV Preferred$115/mo.°°°170+
Contour TV Ultimate$152/mo.°°°250+
°°° Pricing for 1 year

Cox’s Contour TV Preferred package for $115/month is the one you want to watch Magic in Mistletoe or Christmas on Cherry Lane.

You’ll get the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, along with 170 other channels.

This isn't the ideal cable TV option when Xfinity gives you the three Hallmark channels for $30 less each month and with 45 more channels. (Cox, you gotta step it up).

Xfinity is more widely known and trusted because it’s available in more areas of the US than Cox is. But if you live in one of the 19 states where Cox is available, you’ll love the DVR.

Cox’s DVR stores 340 HD or 1,000 SD hours, while the Xfinity X1 DVR stores about 100 HD and 500 SD hours. It adds up when you record Hallmark movies and TV shows you want to save for a long time.

For example, when you want to save Christmas movies to watch in June (amirite or amirite?).

If you want to know where Cox is available in the US or want to know more about its excellent bundle customization or the DVR, take a look at our Cox TV Review.

DIRECTV

How much is DIRECTV?
Plan
Price
Satellite TV channel count
Internet TV channel count
Details
ENTERTAINMENT $69.99/mo. for 24 months plus taxes and fees****75+90+
CHOICE™ $74.99/mo. for 24 months plus taxes and fees††††105+125+
ULTIMATE $104.99/mo. for 24 months plus taxes and fees††††140+160+
PREMIER™ $149.99/mo. for 24 months plus taxes and fees††††150+185+
**** w/ 24-mo. agmt. AutoPay and Paperless Bill req’d. Advanced Receiver Service Fee $15/mo. is extra and applies.
†††† w/ 24-mo. agmt. AutoPay and Paperless Bill req’d. Advanced Receiver Service Fee $15/mo. and Regional Sports Fee up to $13.99/mo. are extra & apply.

DIRECTV—the second-best satellite TV service, in our opinion—has some pros and cons we think you need to know about before ordering. For example, you can get plans via an internet connection if you'd rather avoid the hassle of a satellite dish. Plus, some internet packages are a few dollars cheaper.

First of all, DIRECTV offers the Hallmark Channel in all of its packages! And the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel is included in the entry-level package! So you'll only need to get the $70/month ENTERTAINMENT plan for both Hallmark channels DIRECTV offers.

But there are two caveats:

  1. DIRECTV offers Hallmark Movies & Mysteries only in its ENTERTAINMENT and PREMIER packages, and the Hallmark Drama channel doesn't exist in DIRECTV's lineup.
  2. The monthly price of $70 only lasts for the first two years of your satellite contract.
  3. Oh yeah, there’s a third caveat: there’s a 2-year contract.

Thankfully, gone are the days of second-year price hikes with DIRECTV. After your contract, your monthly price will match DIRECTV's prices at that time. 

DIRECTV is an excellent option if you don’t have any cable TV services in your area or prefer DIRECTV’s big channel lineup. 

Find out more about the packages, channel lineups, and contracts in our DIRECTV Review

Recap: How can I watch the Hallmark Channel?

Of course, you’re here because you just want to figure out the best way to watch the Hallmark Channel with or without cable, so let us recap why a Hallmark fan should get one of these services:

  • Philo: Philo isn’t for the news or sports fans, but it’s a dream for the lifestyle and entertainment watchers. You’ll get all three Hallmark channels for $25. With that, you’ll get over 60 channels, including Lifetime, Lifetime Movie Network, and the Food Network.
  • Frndly TV: For the same price as Hallmark Movies Now, you get 40 additional channels with Frndly TV! That’s hard to beat. You’ll get the Hallmark channel trio along with The Weather Channel, BabyFirst, and Game Show Network.
  • Peacock TV: This on-demand streaming service gives you access to the Hallmark library. Watch heart-warming movies, current TV shows, and 80,000+ hours of content without ads for $12 per month.
  • Hallmark Movies Now: Although we do recommend live TV streaming services so your whole family can be happy with the channel choices, Hallmark Movies Now is perfect for those who want only Hallmark content for $6 per month.
  • YouTube TV: If you want all three Hallmark channels, a well-rounded 85+ channel lineup for the family, and an unlimited DVR storage for $73 per month, YouTube TV is it. And if your spouse is a die-hard NFL football fan, they will love NFL SUNDAY TICKET.
  • fuboTV: fuboTV is not only excellent for sports-watching families, but you’ll also find channels for kids, lifestyle, and news. FuboTV's Pro package has the Hallmark, Hallmark Movies, and Hallmark Drama channels for $75. It’s up to you to decide which package is best for your budget and family.
  • DISH: First of all, DISH offers all three Hallmark channels, unlike any of the other cable or satellite TV providers. But DISH will be a little pricier than the rest at $105–$115, but you get 240+ or 290+ other channels. DISH is available anywhere since you just need to put a satellite dish on top of your house to enjoy all of these channels.
  • Xfinity: Xfinity’s Ultimate TV package is the way to go if you want cable TV. It’s $68.50 per month for 185+ channels, and you get the Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and Hallmark Drama channels. Xfinity is also reliable and widely available.
  • Spectrum: Spectrum's TV Stream and Select packages offer the Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Drama, and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. 
  • Cox: The Contour TV Preferred package has the Hallmark Channel and Movies & Mysteries, but you’ll be paying $115 per month for 170 channels. If you live in an area where Cox is available, you’ll love the DVR and the bundling options. It’ll be hard to fill a DVR storage of 1,000 hours, so record all of the Hallmark movies you want!
  • DIRECTV: You can get the Hallmark Channel with DIRECTV for $70/month. Your monthly price might increase a bit in the second year of your contract, but if you don’t have other cable TV options or you like the channel lineup, then just budget accordingly.

If you want more details about the channel lineup for each streaming service, check out our channel comparison review.

Chantel Buchi
Written by
Chantel Buchi
Chantel is all about finding the best tv or streaming service to watch as many football games as possible to keep her Fantasy Football team in check. Prior to being a TV and Streaming Tech Reporter for Reviews.org, she worked for NFL Network and The Alliance of American Football. Before that, she received a B.A. of Communication at the University of Utah and an M.S. in Sports Journalism at USC. Go Utes and Fight On. Contact her at chantel@reviews.org

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