How to watch the hallmark channel

Whether you’re celebrating Christmas in July or December when the wintry holiday happens, check out our recommended ways to watch Hallmark movies all year long.

Price: $89.99/mo.* Channel count: 240+ DVR storage: Up to 2,000 hrs.

sling tv

Price: $35.00–$50.00/mo. Channel count: 30–50+ Cloud DVR storage: 30 hrs.


Price: $64.99/mo–$99.99/mo.
Simultaneous streams: 5 Video: 1080p


Are you looking for all the holiday feels all year long? Or perhaps just a little more mystery in your life? In either case, Hallmark Channel is a must-have.

Cassie from Good Witch said it best, “There’s real magic helping other people.” So, for us to best help you, we should note Hallmark Channel isn’t available on most streaming services.

You have only a few streaming services to choose from if you want Hallmark Channel: Friendly TV, Philo, Sling TV, Vidgo, fuboTV, and DIRECTV STREAM.

We’ve rounded up our recommendations based on price, add-on channels, and premium TV experience.

How to watch Hallmark without cable

You can stream the Hallmark Channel live or stream Hallmark movies on demand using these services:

  • Philo—Cheapest ($25.00/mo.; 60+ channels)
  • Sling TV—Lifestyle Extra add-on ($35.00/mo.; 40+ channels). Pair it with Sling TV’s Blue package for 43 channels—11 more than its Orange plan
  • Hallmark Movies Now—Hundreds of Hallmark movies on demand ($4.99/mo.)

If Hallmark movies are all you want, the on-demand streaming service Hallmark Movies Now is your best option. And yeah, that’s because you can no longer watch Hallmark on Netflix or Hulu—that’s as much of a reason to weep as many Hallmark movies will give you.

Price: $64.99–$249.99/mo.
Simultaneous streams: 1–2
Video: 1080p, 4K

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.

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 service 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.

Price: $64.99–$249.99/mo.
Simultaneous streams: 1–2
Video: 1080p, 4K

Sling TV is another cheap streaming service—not quite as low as Philo—but unfortunately, if you want Hallmark, it’s a no-go with any of their plans. Adding their Lifestyle Extra plan is only $6, so it’s not a huge price hike to add the channel while enjoying the rest of its content. A lot of Hallmark Channel fans also enjoy Lifetime Channel, and that is part of Sling TV’s lineup.

The most you can spend a month on a Sling TV plan is $50 for its Orange & Blue combo package. It’s only $35 a month for either the Blue or Orange plan. Adding the Lifestyle Extra pack to one of those for $6 a month makes your monthly cost $41.

The Lifestyle Extra pack has nine channels, including Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Drama, and another you may enjoy, Lifetime Movie Network. That’s a combination that will give you hours’ worth of tears and fears.

Price: $64.99–$249.99/mo.
Simultaneous streams: 1–2
Video: 1080p, 4K

To get Hallmark Channel, a super-sized channel lineup, and premium features, we recommend DISH satellite TV service. It will cost you a little extra, but it might be worth it to you.

For Hallmark fans, we recommend DISH’s America’s Top 200 package. This package gives you more than 240 channels—including Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mystery, Hallmark Drama, as well as Lifetime Channel and Lifetime Movie Network—for $89.99 a month.

What about 25 Days of Christmas?

If you want to watch 25 Days of Christmas, you’ll need Freeform (formerly ABC Family). Philo doesn’t have Freeform, but Sling TV’s Orange plan does. And, of course, you can get it with America’s Top 200 from DISH.

One of the best things about DISH is the Hopper 3 DVR. For an additional $15 per month, the Hopper 3 allows for 16 simultaneous recordings and 2,000 hours of DVR storage. You’ll have room to record all 40 of this season’s new Hallmark Christmas movies—and plenty more. Hey, now you really can enjoy Christmas in July.

The downsides of DISH are its two-year contract and higher price. While it’s not the most flexible way to watch Hallmark, we think DISH’s channel lineups and excellent DVR are worth the cost if you have the extra moola.

Stream Hallmark Channel movies on demand

The best way to stream Hallmark Channel on demand is to go directly to the source (sorry Netflix and Hulu).

Hallmark Movies Now

Hallmark Movies Now is the only place you can stream Hallmark movies on demand. At $4.99 a month, Hallmark Movies Now features tons of original Hallmark content, including favorite movies from the Hallmark Hall of Fame.

To see which Hallmark movies are currently available on Hallmark Movies Now, test it out with a 7-day free trial.

Free Hallmark Channel movies

Have you ever heard the phrase “Nothing in life is free”? Well, we hate to break it to you, but it holds true for Hallmark Channel movies. The Hallmark Channel does have an app (a.k.a. Hallmark Channel Everywhere) but it does require a TV provider login.

Hallmark Channel on Netflix

Hallmark doesn’t currently have any movies on Netflix. There are only Hallmark-like movies on Netflix, including Netflix Originals like A Christmas Prince.

Netflix does, however, own, which has dozens of Hallmark movie titles on DVD. Plans start at only $7.99 per month, so if you don’t mind DVDs (and USPS), you may as well sign up for a 30-day free trial—that’s plenty of time to see if it’s for you.

Hallmark Channel on Hulu

Hallmark movies and shows are not currently available on Hulu.

The channel is also not available for streaming if you have the Hulu + Live TV service. We said it once, and we’ll say it again: you can stream Hallmark Channel on only a couple of services (Philo and Sling TV).

Hallmark Channel on Roku

You can technically watch Hallmark Channel programming on Roku, but you have to subscribe to a TV provider and download the Hallmark Channel Everywhere app—or subscribe to Hallmark Movies Now and download the app—to do so.

Final take

Whether you pick Philo for its affordable price and unlimited cloud DVR storage, or Sling TV for its add-on packages, it’s easy to stream the Hallmark Channel content you crave.

If you’re down with spending a little more money to get premium TV, DISH offers a great channel lineup and excellent DVR. Whatever your choice, sign up and start binge-watching warm fuzzies today.

Hallmark Channel FAQ

The Hallmark Channel isn’t “on” Amazon Prime, but you can rent hundreds of Hallmark Channel movies and shows if you have Prime Video.

The Hallmark Channel app (a.k.a. Hallmark Channel Everywhere) is free to download, but you must have a TV provider subscription to use it.

Hallmark Movies Now is a standalone streaming service app that offers exclusive movies and series from Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and Hallmark Hall of Fame, along with other content created to tug at the heartstrings.

You can download Hallmark Movies Now and become a subscriber for just $4.99 a month. The channel offers a 7-day free trial, so you can give it a test drive, too.

We can’t lie—formulas make all Christmas Hallmark movies similar, but that’s also what makes them dependable.

In many cases, a woman moves to a new location—or back to her scenic hometown—during the holidays and finds herself immersed in a scenario that blends love, chaos, and confusion. Eventually, holiday magic takes over, and everything falls into place just like the snow that settles in a shaken snow globe. The slightly predictable fun is as comforting as an old wool blanket.

Everyone seems to like Hallmark movies so much that it’s hard to pick just one.

For example, IMDB’s Top 100 Hallmark movies list the inspirational Front of the Class as number one, while the Christmas movie set during World War II, Silent Night, takes second place.

We suggest looking at Hallmark’s own Hall of Fame for more must-see movies this season.