Here Are 5 Free Cord Cutting Services That Don’t Require a Credit Card or Even an Account





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There are many free streaming services for cord cutters to choose from. While many of those free services still require users to enter some information and sign up for an account, there are some options that don’t require a credit card or even an email address to use. These are five of those streaming services.

Pluto TV

This live TV streaming service, now owned by Viacom, has over 100 channels that are organized in a traditional grid guide. When you visit the Pluto TV website, you’ll immediately see that guide and can start watching live TV, without entering any information.

Pluto TV is compatible with the following devices:

  • iOS mobile & tablet
  • Android mobile & tablet
  • Android TV (various)
  • Google Chromecast
  • Chrome Web App
  • Amazon Kindle/Fire Tablets
  • Amazon Fire Tv + Fire Tv Stick
  • Roku Devices + Roku TV
  • Apple TV (4th Generation)


Like Pluto TV, XUMO has a grid guide showing over 160 live channels. Look for music channels, stand up comedy, news coverage, live sporting events, and more. You’ll be able to start watching as soon as you visit the website, without a credit card or email sign up.

XUMO is also available on the following devices:

  • Smart TVs
  • iPhone
  • iPad
  • Android Devices
  • Roku
  • AirPlay (Apple TV)
  • Chromecast
  • Miracast
  • Screencast


STIRR has live and on-demand content from cities around the country. To start watching, just choose which city and tune in to their local content. Don’t see your city on the list? No problem. Take your pick of cities in any region. STIRR recommends choosing Washington D.C for news from the nation’s capital.

You can watch STIRR on the following devices:

  • Apple TV
  • iPad
  • Android
  • iPhone
  • Roku
  • PC / Computer

Tubi TV

Tubi TV gives you the option to create an account, but you don’t need to sign up to watch the full library of content. If you do sign up for a free account, you’ll have the added benefit of creating a queue and seeing your watch history.

Tubi TV works with most devices, including the following:

  • Roku
  • Apple TV
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Xbox
  • PlayStation
  • Chromecast
  • Tivo
  • Android TV
  • Android Devices
  • iOS Devices
  • Web & Desktop

Sony Crackle

Like Tubi TV, Sony Crackle has the option to create an account, but doesn’t require one to watch the entire catalogue of content. Without an account, you’ll lose out on the ability to create a Watch Later list and to pick up where you left off after taking a break from viewing.

You can use Sony Crackle on the following devices:

  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Android Phone and Tablet
  • Android TV
  • Apple TV
  • Apple iPhone and iPad
  • Chromecast
  • Web Browsers
  • LG TV
  • PlayStation 4
  • PlayStation 3
  • Roku
  • Samsung TV
  • Sony TV
  • Vizio TV
  • Xbox One
  • Xbox 360

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