How to Watch Animal Planet Live Stream Online without Cable

Animal Planet

Animal Planet is a member of the Discovery network. They specialize in all things cute and ferocious in the animal kingdom. They also air the Puppy Bowl and let’s face it, there’s nothing wrong with that! Other popular Animal Planet offerings include Pit Bulls & Parolees, Treehouse Masters, The Vet Life, My Cat from Hell, and of course, Too Cute!

If you’ve decided to cut the cord but don’t want to be saddled to YouTube watching adorable kitten videos, there is hope! In fact, there are a couple of ways that you can watch Animal Planet online without cable! Keep reading and we’ll tell you all the legal ways there are to stream Animal Planet without a cable subscription.


Catch the Animal Planet Live Stream on DIRECTV NOW

DIRECTV NOW is one great option if you want to watch the Animal Planet live stream. For as low as $35 a month you’ll get at least 60 channels! Want more channels? DIRECTV NOW has several packages that provide as many as over 100 channels including movie channels. Some channels include AMC, Bravo, ESPN, Syfy, TBS, TNT, and USA. HBO can also be added for an additional $5 a month. You can watch DIRECTV NOW on Apple TV, mobile devices, Chromecast, and with other streaming devices.

Before you spend any money, sign up for the DIRECTV NOW free 7-day trial. This will give you a chance to stream Animal Planet and other networks to decide if DIRECTV NOW is right for you. You can learn more about DIRECTV NOW in our full review.


Watch Animal Planet Online with PlayStation Vue

Another option if you want to watch Animal Planet online is PlayStation Vue. You’ll be able to sign up for packages as low as $29.99 a month that include channels like Animal Planet, AMC, ESPN, TBS, and USA. If you want local channels they are included in select markets. If you’re not in one of the seven cities where locals are live streaming, you can watch some local content in your on-demand library. Local content is made available the day after it airs on TV unless it’s in one of the live streaming cities. You can watch PlayStation Vue on PS3/PS4, iPhone, Roku, Chromecast, and other devices.

Mobile restrictions are an unfortunate downside to PS Vue. Once you’re locked into your home location you won’t be able to watch Vue elsewhere. Make sure you sign up for the free 7-day trial to give PS Vue a shot! For more information, here’s our full review.


Where Else can I Watch Animal Planet Online?

Your options for Animal Planet live stream are limited to the services mentioned above. However, it’s possible that Animal Planet will be added to other live streaming services in the future. Animal Planet Go will allow you to watch limited episodes online without a cable subscription. So, while this isn’t a live stream option, if you’re looking for a specific show, this might be one way to get caught up. And while current episodes are not available, services like Hulu and Netflix might offer various Animal Planet shows. Both services offer free trials and you can view their catalogs before signing up, so if you’re just looking for a few shows, that could be an option.

Do you have questions about how to stream Animal Planet without cable? If so, just drop them in the comments and we’ll do our best to help!

Ashtyn Evans

Ashtyn Evans

Ashtyn Evans is a screenwriter and freelance writer from the Midwest. She owns nearly a thousand films on Amazon and holds streaming subscriptions to everything from HBO and Hulu to Showtime and Starz. Email her at
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