Alright, news junkies. If you’re always tuning into The Rachel Maddow Show and/or The Morning Joe, you might be wondering just how you might be able to watch MSNBC online without cable. After all, cable replacements are becoming more and more the norm for watching favorite TV programs. So if you’re not sure where to start as far as getting access to MSNBC streaming goes, you’ve come to the right place.
We consider ourselves somewhat of experts in the realm of watching TV online without cable. And today we’re here to disclose some streaming service knowledge to you so that you can easily and affordably watch MSNBC online. Because it’d sure be a shame if you didn’t get your news fix every day. So, with that being said, let’s get down to the five best ways to can get MSNBC streaming as well as MSNBC live streams—you won’t miss a beat.
1. DIRECTV NOW
If you don’t mind paying a little extra for a lot of extra channels, we like DIRECTV NOW. This streaming service is offered by AT&T and gives you a complete cable replacement with nice channel variety.
- Pay $35 per month for access to over 60 channels; good value for the price
- Receive an MSNBC live stream as well as all other content in either live stream or on-demand
- See more than 120 channels across all the packages. With DTVN being somewhat new, we also expect more packages and features to be added with time.
- View shows on-the-go with no issues
- Snag a DIRECTV NOW free weeklong trial with this link
2. Sling TV
Another full cable replacement (just with fewer channels for a lower price) is a streaming service by the name Sling TV. In order to watch MSNBC online with Sling, you’ll need to purchase one of the base packages and add-on the World News Extra package for a small additional monthly fee of $5.
- Sign up for either Sling Orange ($20/month) or Sling Blue ($25/month) and add-on World News Extra for $5 extra monthly
- Use Sling with pretty much every streaming player on the market
- Receive the MSNBC live stream as well as other channels in live stream and on-demand form
- Sling regularly runs special promotions during the sign-up phase, so be sure to lookout for some sweet deals!
- Try Sling free for 7 days to see how you like it
Depending on what you like to watch, fuboTV could be the right streaming solution for you. In addition to MSNBC streaming, fuboTV also offers extensive access to various sports channels, giving the sports lover a great option.
- Pay $34.99 a month over 69 channels including MSNBC, Regional FOX Sports, FS1, CNBC, USA, Golf Channel, and more
- All channels are live, meaning you get the MSNBC live stream
- Comes with a cloud DVR so you can save important broadcasts and events
- High-definition streams for a smooth viewing experience
- Get a free fuboTV trial by clicking here
4. PlayStation Vue
PlayStation Vue is another cable replacement service that is most comparable to DIRECTV NOW out of the options we’ve covered so far. It’s all really up to your preference and what you value most in a streaming service. Keep in mind that you do not need to be a PlayStation user to have this service.
- Pay $39.99 per month for the basic package which includes about 50 popular channels
- Lets you stream on many devices at once; great for families
- Compatible with most popular streaming players including Chromcast, PS3/PS4, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, etc.
- Includes a unique cloud DVR allowing you to record and save special events for up to 28 days
- Try PS Vue free for 5 days and watch MSNBC online free
Now, if you don’t care for a full cable replacement and simply want to catch up on the biggest news stories of the day, you can just head to MSNBC.com. There’s no telling exactly what you’ll get to see on their site, but at least you’ll get some clips of stories for free.
- Free of charge
- Does not offer all MSNBC content
- Plays random, short story clips each day
So, which option do you think you’ll go with to watch MSNBC online? Let us know any questions you might have in the comments section.