How to Watch the Hallmark Channel

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

Xfinity TV
Xfinity TV
Xfinity TV
3.8 out of 5 stars
3.75
Monthly price
$49.99$59.99
Available channels
185
DISH TV
DISH
DISH
4 out of 5 stars
4
Monthly price
$69.99$104.99
Available channels
290
Spectrum
Spectrum TV
Spectrum TV
3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5
Monthly price
$29.99/mo for 12 mos$94.99/mo for 12 mos.
Available channels
200
Sling TV
Sling
Sling
4 out of 5 stars
4
Monthly price
$35$50
Available channels
50
Philo
Philo
Philo
Monthly price
$20
Available channels
63
Chantel Buchi
Staff Writer, TV & Streaming
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Published on November 30, 2021
10 min read

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, cable TV service, or TV app 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, when you're looking for that Hallmark goodness, we're here to help you find it.

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.

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How can I stream the Hallmark Channel without cable?

Which streaming services have the Hallmark Channel?
Service
Monthly price*
Channels
Details
$2063
$35$5050
$6.99$10.99*15
Hallmark Movies Now$6.99

N/A

$33$79.99150
Data as of 11/11/21. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
Data effective 11/11/21. 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.
Data as of 11/11/21. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.

*Data effective 11/17/2021.

The Hallmark Channel is available on Philo, Sling TV, Frndly TV, Hallmark Movies Now, and fuboTV. Just recently, YouTube TV added the Hallmark Channel to its lineup. However, Hulu + Live TV does not give you access to the Hallmark Channel.

Philo

How much is Philo?
Service
Monthly price
Available channels
Details
$2063

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. But keep in mind, your recording will save for only 30 days.

We like that you get unlimited DVR storage space like with YouTube TV, but we don’t like how you can’t 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
  • Lifetime
  • Lifetime Movie Network
  • Nickelodeon
  • TV Land
Philo channels

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.

Check out our Philo TV Review if you want to know more about channels and user experience.

Sling TV

How much is Sling TV?
Plan
Price
TV channel count
Details
Sling Orange$3530+
Sling Blue$3545+
Sling Orange + Sling Blue Services$5050+
Data as of 11/11/21. 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.

Sling TV is another great, inexpensive live TV streaming service option. You won’t get as many channels with Sling as you do with Philo, but the Sling Orange or Sling Blue package may fit your watching needs better.

Sling Orange has the Disney Channel, ESPN, CNN, and TBS channel. And Sling Blue has the Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, and Bravo channel.

But if you want the Hallmark channels with your package, you’ll have to get the Lifestyle Extra. This $5/month add-on comes with the Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Drama, and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, along with Lifetime Movie Network, DIY Network, and The Cooking Channel.

So if you get Sling Orange or Sling Blue plus the Lifestyle Extra add-on, you’ll be paying $40 per month for live TV and your three favorite channels!

That’s not a bad price for a channel lineup that is tailored to your entertainment preferences—such as your romance movie needs on a Friday night when you want to wind down with a glass of wine.

If you want to know more about Sling’s channels or the devices you can stream Sling on, check out our Sling TV Review.

Frndly TV

How much is Frndly TV?
Service
Monthly price
Channels
Details
$6.99$10.99*15
Data effective 11/11/21. 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 30 live channels along with 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.

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.

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?
Service
Monthly price
Channels
Details
Hallmark Movies Now

$6.99

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.

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

fuboTV

How much is fuboTV?
Plan
Price
TV channel count
Details
Starter$64.99105+
Elite$79.99150+
Data as of 11/11/21. 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, especially fútbol or international 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 has your Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Drama, and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channels.

fuboTV 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, the Starter package ($65 per month) includes the following channels:

  • ABC
  • Animal Planet
  • Big Ten Network
  • CBS
  • CNN
  • Food Network
  • FS1, FS2
  • Fubo Sports Network
  • FX, FXX
  • Golf Channel
  • HGTV
  • Lifetime
  • MSNBC
  • NFL Network

And 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 of the two packages has the channel lineup you want.

YouTube TV finally added the Hallmark channels!
Megaphone

This holiday season, YouTube TV got with the program.

They realized the Hallmark channels are essential, and rightfully so. Now you can the Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and Hallmark Drama with YouTube TV!

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

Which cable TV or satellite TV providers have the Hallmark Channel?
TV provider
Monthly price
Available channels
Learn more
$69.99$104.99^290
$49.99$59.99°185
$29.99$94.99**200
$53$138**250
$74.99$149.99††330
Data effective 11/11/21. 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.
†† Subject to Equipment Lease & Customer Agreements. All offers, programming, promotions, pricing, terms, restrictions & conditions subject to change & may be modified, discontinued, or terminated at any time without notice. Some offers may not be available through all channels and in select areas. Visit directv.com/legal/or call for details.
Find out if these cable TV providers are available in your area.

DISH

How much is DISH?
Plan
Price
TV channel count
Details
America's Top 120$69.99/mo.‡‡190
America's Top 120+$84.99/mo.^^190+
America's Top 200$94.99/mo.°°240+
America's Top 250$104.99/mo.***290+
Data effective 11/11/21. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
‡‡ for 24. months. Everyday Price $94.99/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 $99.99/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 $109.99/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 $119.99/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 When Calls the Heart and then switching over to the Golf Channel or Game Show Network.

If you want the America’s Top 200 package, it’s $89.99 per month and comes with lots of sports channels. And if you want America’s Top 250, your monthly bill will be $99.99 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

If you want to know more about DISH’s DVR or premium and sports channels, check out our detailed review.

Xfinity TV

How much is Xfinity?
Plan
Price
TV channel count
Details
Popular TV$49.99†††125+
Ultimate TV$59.99†††185+
Data effective 12/13/21. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
††† for the first 12 mos with 1-Year Agreement. Includes $10/mo. automatic payments and paperless billing discount.

If you’re not interested in getting satellite TV, the next best provider for the Hallmark channels is Xfinity cable TV.

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 $60/month.

So, of course, we recommend the Ultimate TV package to get all of the Hallmark channels (and 60 total more channels) for $10 more.

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

Spectrum

How much is Spectrum?
Monthly price
Available channels
Learn more
$29.99$94.99**200
Data effective 12/02/21. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
** For the first 12 months.

All three Spectrum packages have the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. Unfortunately this means Spectrum doesn’t offer the Hallmark Drama channel (sigh).

Now that you know you’ll be getting your favorite channels with any Spectrum plan, let’s compare the channel lineup (although we do recommend the Select package because of the price and number of channels you get with it).

The Spectrum TV® Select package is $44.99/month with 125+ channels and includes the following:

  • ABC
  • Bloomberg TV
  • CNN
  • Disney Channel
  • ESPN
  • Food Network
  • FOX
  • FS1
  • FX Movie Channel
  • Golf Channel
  • HGTV
  • PBS Kids

The Spectrum TV® Silver package is $74.99/month with 175+ channels and includes the following:

  • HBO Comedy
  • HBO Family
  • HBO Latino
  • NFL Network
  • SHOWTIME Family Zone
  • SHOWTIME Showcase
  • TeenNick
  • ThrillerMax
  • Univision
  • Univision Deportes

The Spectrum TV Gold package is $94.99/month with 200+ channels and includes the following:

  • MLB Strike Zone
  • NBA TV
  • NFL RedZone
  • NHL Network
  • STARZ Encore Action
  • STARZ Encore Classic
  • STARZ Encore Suspense
  • Tennis Channel

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

How much is Cox?
Plan
Price
TV channel count
Details
Contour TV Starter$53‡‡‡75+
Contour TV Preferred$98‡‡‡140+
Contour TV Ultimate$138‡‡‡250+
Data effective 11/11/21. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
‡‡‡ 1 Year Term Agreement

Cox’s Contour TV Preferred package for $90/month is the one you want to watch Real Murders: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery or Timeless Love.

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 80 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, channel customization, or the DVR, take a look at our Cox TV Review.

DIRECTV

How much is DIRECTV?
Plan
Price
TV channel count
Details
ENTERTAINMENT All-Included$74.99^^^160+
CHOICE All-Included$79.99^^^185+
ULTIMATE All-Included$99.99^^^250+
PREMIER All-Included$149.99^^^330+
Data effective 11/11/21. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
^^^ For 12 mos. plus taxes and fees. w/ 24-mo agmt. Autopay & Paperless bill req'd. Prices higher in 2nd year. 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.

First of all, DIRECTV offers the Hallmark Channel in all of its packages. That means you can get your favorite channel in the entry-level package for $64.99/month, along with more than 160 channels in the ENTERTAINMENT package.

But there are two caveats:

  1. DIRECTV offers Hallmark Movies & Mysteries in its ULTIMATE and PREMIER packages, but the Hallmark Drama doesn't exist in DIRECTV's lineup.
  2. The monthly price of $64.99 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. Or if you want to see how DIRECTV compares to DISH, check out our Satellite TV 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.
  • Sling TV: Sling TV will have more news and sports channels, but nothing crazy. For $15 more than Philo, you’ll have to choose either the Sling Blue or Sling Orange package and add on the Lifestyle Extra to get all three Hallmark channels. But Sling allows you to get the Disney Channel and ESPN or Fox News and MSNBC. If you need help figuring out which package your family needs, check out our Sling package comparison review.
  • Frndly TV: For the same price as Hallmark Movies Now, you get 30 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 $7 per month.
  • FuboTV: FuboTV is not only excellent for sports-watching families, but you’ll also find channels for kids, lifestyle, and news. FuboTV's Starter package has the Hallmark, Hallmark Movies, and Hallmark Drama channels for $65. 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 $90–$100, 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 $60/month for 185+ channels, and you get the Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Hallmark Drama channels. Xfinity is also reliable and widely available.
  • Spectrum: All three Spectrum packages have both the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. The Spectrum TV Select package is $45/month with more than 125 of your favorite channels. But you can also get the Silver package where you’ll find your HBO channels or the Gold package where you’ll find your STARZ channels.
  • Cox: The Contour TV Preferred package has the Hallmark Channel and Movies & Mysteries, but you’ll be paying a monthly price of $90 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.

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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  • David M Spencer

    You have left out an important aspect of streaming TV. RESOLUTION!!!!! Some of these services do not have high definition. Some offer 720p max. This makes a HUGE difference in watching satisfaction yet it is ignored in so many of these streaming reviews.

    I currently have DISH and am trying to cut the cord and use steaming. I think I find options and then after digging, find that a service doesn’t have good resolution. For example, Hallmark channels on FRNDLY are 720p. Not good enough. Please provide COMPLETE reviews and comparisons.