How to Watch the Hallmark Channel

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

Philo
Philo
Philo
3.8 out of 5 stars
3.75
Monthly price
$25
Available channels
60
Frndly TV
Frndly TV
Frndly TV
3 out of 5 stars
3
Monthly price
$6.99$10.99
Available channels
15
DISH TV
Dish Authorized Retailer
DISH
4 out of 5 stars
4
Monthly price
$52.99$137.99
Available channels
330
Xfinity TV
Xfinity
Xfinity TV
3.8 out of 5 stars
3.75
Monthly price
$20$68.5
Available channels
185
Spectrum TV
Spectrum
Spectrum TV
3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5
Monthly price
$49.99
Available channels
125+
Chantel Buchi
Sr. Staff Writer, TV & Streaming
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November 01, 2022
9 min read

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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, Hallmark Movies Now, fuboTV, and YouTube TV.

Frndly TV 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*60
Frndly TV$6.99$10.9915
Hallmark Movies Now$5.99/mo.$59.99/year

N/A

YouTubeTV$34.99$64.99*85
Fubo TV$33$99.99*210
Data effective 08/16/22. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
Data as of 08/16/22. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
* Data as of 08/16/22. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
HD availability subject to your Internet service and device capabilities. Not all content available in HD.
With a 12 month contract.

*Data effective 11/17/2021.

Philo TV

How much does Philo TV cost per month?
Service
Monthly price
Available channels
Details
Philo$25*60
Data as of 08/17/22. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
* Data as of 08/17/22. 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 60 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.

View Plan | Read Philo TV Review

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+
Data effective 08/16/22. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
HD availability subject to your Internet service and device capabilities. Not all content available in HD.

Frndly TV is a simple and affordable streaming service with more than 40 live channels along with on-demand content.

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

And this month Frndly TV added more popular channels to its lineup—such as Lifetime and LMN. Some of the other channels you’ll get access to 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 Crown for Christmas and A Very Merry Mix-Up one day, and entertain your baby with the BabyFirst channel the next.

This live TV streaming service also 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.

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/yearN/A
Data effective 08/17/22. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
With a 12 month contract.

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.

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.

Hallmark Movies Now Christmas content 2021

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
YouTubeTV$64.99/mo.^85+
Data as of 08/17/22. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
^ 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 Swept Up by 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
  • MLB Network
  • MSNBC
  • 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.

View Plan | Read Full YouTube TV Review

fuboTV

How much does fuboTV cost per month?
Plan
Price
TV channel count
Details
Pro$69.99/mo.^120+
Elite$79.99/mo.^180+
Ultimate$99.99/mo.^210+
Data as of 08/16/22. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
^ 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 ($70 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 are going to 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 Authorized Retailer$52.99$137.99°330
Xfinity$20$68.5**185
Spectrum$39.99$59.99††140
Cox Authorized Retailer$53$138††250
Directv$64.99$139.99‡‡340
Data effective 08/15/22. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
° For 24 months with a 2-year agreement and eAutoPay.
** For the first 12 months. Some packages require a 1-year contract.
†† For the first 12 months.
‡‡ For 12 months plus taxes & fees, w/24-mo. agmt. Autopay & Paperless bill reqd. Prices higher in 2nd year. Regional Sports Fee up to $11.99/mo. is extra & applies

DISH TV

How much is DISH TV?
Plan
Price
TV channel count
Details
America's Top 120$79.99/mo.^^190
America's Top 120+$94.99/mo.°°190+
America's Top 200$99.99/mo.***240+
America's Top 250$109.99/mo.†††290+
Data effective 11/17/22. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
^^ for 24. months. Everyday Price $87.99/mo. New customers only. All offers require 2-year commitment with early termination fee and eAutopay. Price includes Hopper Duo for qualifying customers.
°° for 24. months. Everyday Price $92.99/mo. New customers only. All offers require 2-year commitment with early termination fee and eAutopay. Price includes Hopper Duo for qualifying customers.
*** for 24. months. Everyday Price $102.99/mo. New customers only. All offers require 2-year commitment with early termination fee and eAutopay. Price includes Hopper Duo for qualifying customers.
††† for 24. months. Everyday Price $112.99/mo. New customers only. All offers require 2-year commitment with early termination fee and eAutopay. Price includes Hopper Duo for qualifying customers.

DISH 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 $95 per month and comes with lots of sports channels. And if you want America’s Top 250, your monthly bill will be $105 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
  • Investigation Discovery
  • Lifetime Movie Network
  • MLB Network
  • NBA TV
  • NFL Network
  • Nickelodeon
  • PAC-12 Network

America’s Top 250 includes the following channels:

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

Xfinity TV

How much is Xfinity TV?
Plan
Price
TV channel count
Details
Popular TV$50.00/mo.‡‡‡125+
Ultimate TV$68.50/mo.‡‡‡185+
Data effective 10/03/22. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
‡‡‡ No term contract. Does not include $19.20/mo broadcast TV fee and $11.50 regional sports fee; 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 of the 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.

View Plans | Read Full Xfinity TV Review

Spectrum TV

How much is Spectrum TV?
Plan
Monthly price
Available channels
Details
Spectrum TV Select$59.99/mo. for 12 mos.††125+
Data effective 08/15/22. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
†† For the first 12 months.

Spectrum's TV® Select package has the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. Unfortunately this means Spectrum doesn’t offer the Hallmark Drama channel (sigh).

Compared to Xfinity TV, Xfinity offers the same number of channels for $10 less. 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.

View Plan | Read Full Spectrum TV Review

Cox TV

How much is Cox TV?
Plan
Price
TV channel count
Details
Contour TV Starter$53.00/mo.^^^75+
Contour TV Preferred$98.00/mo.^^^140+
Contour TV Ultimate$138.00/mo.^^^250+
Data effective 08/16/22. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
^^^ Pricing for 1 year

Cox’s Contour TV Preferred package for $98/month is the one you want to watch Coyote Creek Christmas or Christmas Under Wraps.

You’ll get the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries along with 140 other channels.

This isn't the most ideal cable TV option when you have Xfinity giving 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 hours and 500 SD hours. It adds up when you record Hallmark movies and TV shows that 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.

View Plans | Read Full Cox TV Review

DIRECTV

How much is DIRECTV?
Plan
Price
TV channel count
Details
ENTERTAINMENT All-Included$64.99/mo. + tax & fees for 1st yr.°°°165+
CHOICE All-Included$69.99/mo. + tax & fees for 1st yr.****200+
ULTIMATE All-Included$89.99/mo. + tax & fees for 1st yr.††††270+
PREMIER All-Included$139.99/mo. + tax & fees for 1st yr.‡‡‡‡340+
Data effective 10/24/22. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
°°° w/ 24 mo. agmt. 2nd year price currently $102/mo. + tax & fees. Price subj. to change.
**** w/ 24 mo. agmt. 2nd year price currently $124/mo. + tax & fees. Price subj. to change. Regional Sports Fee up to $11.99/mo. is extra & applies
†††† w/ 24 mo. agmt. 2nd year price currently $154/mo. + tax & fees. Price subj. to change. Regional Sports Fee up to $11.99/mo. is extra & applies.
‡‡‡‡ w/ 24 mo. agmt. 2nd year price currently $209/mo. + tax & fees. Price subj. to change. Regional Sports Fee up to $11.99/mo. is extra & applies.

DIRECTV—the second-best satellite TV service, in our opinion—has some pros and cons we think you need to know about before ordering.

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 $65/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 $65 only lasts for the first year of your contract.
  3. Oh yeah, there’s a third caveat: there’s a 2-year contract.

Expect second-year price hikes with DIRECTV, and the price hike means your monthly price nearly doubles.

DIRECTV is an excellent option if you don’t have any cable TV services in your area or prefer DIRECTV’s big channel lineup. And if your spouse is a die-hard NFL football fan, then they’re going to love NFL SUNDAY TICKET.

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

View Plans | Read Full 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.
  • 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 $65 per month, YouTube TV is it.
  • 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 $70. 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 $95–$105, 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, Hallmark Drama channels. Xfinity is also reliable and widely available.
  • Spectrum: Spectrum's TV Select package has both the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. Spectrum TV's plan is $60/month with more than 125 of your favorite channels. 
  • Cox: The Contour TV Preferred package has the Hallmark Channel and Movies & Mysteries, but you’ll be paying a monthly price of $98 per month for 140 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 $65/month (for the first year). Your monthly price will almost double during 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.

Now that you know how to watch the Hallmark Channel, check these out next.

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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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