How to Watch BBC America Without Paying For Cable TV




BBC America, like the Hallmark Channel, was a long-time holdout against streaming. Now not only is it available to cord cutters BBC America has become a fairly easy channel to find.

So here is our quick guide on how to watch BBC America in the United States on devices such as Roku and the Fire TV without paying for cable TV.

Live Stream: Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, & DIRECTV NOW

If you want a live feed of BBC America the way to go is to get a live TV streaming service. The good news is Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, & DIRECTV NOW all have it.

Sling TV has BBC in its core package starting at just $20 a month. Not only will you get BBC America but for $20 you will get 30+ other channels. For $25 you will get BBC America and 40+ other channels.

PlayStation Vue has BBC America in its $29.99 package (in some markets it starts at $39.99), which comes with $45+ channels.

DIRECTV NOW has BBC America in its $35 a month package. Not only will you get BBC America but you will also get 60+ other channels.


If you want BBC America shows but don’t need it live check out services such as Amazon Prime Video. Full seasons of “Doctor Who” can be found there as well popular BBC America shows such as “Star Trek: The Next Generation.”

Also if you only want one show such as “Doctor Who” you can get a season pass on services such as Amazon Video and view the shows the next day.

If you want some more traditional BBC shows check out BritBox for a huge library.

Now you can enjoy all things BBC America without the need for cable TV.

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