Outdoor Channel is a common destination for people who enjoy outdoor sports like hunting and fishing. And cord-cutters have a few good choices to watch without a cable TV provider.
In a hurry? Outdoor Channel isn’t offered by all the major streaming services but you still have a number of good choices:
- Sling TV: Combine either of its base plans with the Heartland Extra and get dozens of channels for only $41/mo. Save 50% on your first month of Sling TV.
- FuboTV: This sports-heavy service gives you well over 100 channels for $69.98/mo. FuboTV allows you to try out its service free for 7 days.
- Hulu + Live TV: Get 90+ channels with the Sports add-on for $79.98/mo. Also includes Disney+ and ESPN+.
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If you like hunting, fishing, or doing almost anything that takes place outdoors, you will want to check out Outdoor Channel. This channel stands out from the competition as it has programming that is geared toward male and female viewers. Furthermore, you’ll be able to get self-defense, gun safety and other tips from some of the most respected experts in those fields.
Outdoor Channel is widely available on both cable television and through most streaming services. Let’s take a closer look at how you can watch it without cable and why you would want to do so.
What Is the Outdoor Channel?
Outdoor Channel was founded in 1994, and until 2007, it was known formally as The Outdoor Channel. In 2013, Outdoor Channel was purchased by the Outdoor Sportsman Group, which is affiliated with Kroenke Sports & Entertainment.
In addition to the United States, this network is available in Australia, Malaysia, and several other nations. You can also watch a wide variety of content produced and broadcasted by Outdoor Channel on its website.
Outdoor Channel Shows
Outdoor Channel features a variety of new and archived content that has either been produced by this entity or has been licensed from other networks.
Examples of shows that have aired elsewhere prior to being broadcast on this channel include Duck Dynasty and Flyin’ Wild Alaska. Shows that have been produced by Outdoor Network include The Brigade: Race to the Hudson, Mossy Oak’s Hunting the Country, and On Your Own Adventures.
The program Babes With Bullets promotes firearm use and safety for women of all ages and experience levels. Throughout the show’s run, it has touched on a variety of topics such as how to choose a firearm and where to learn how to shoot it. This program has also dedicated episodes to shooting competitions featuring women including highlighting many who are considered expert shooters.
If you are a professional wrestling fan, you may want to check out Shawn Michaels’ MacMillan River Adventures hosted by the man who won multiple WWE titles. Keith Mark is also listed as a host for this program.
Finally, you should check out Shootin’ in the USA if you want to stay in the loop about developments in the firearm industry. This show takes a close look at the top stories in the world of guns, sports, and the various ways that they overlap in society.
Outdoor Channel also has programs that feature commentary and opinion pieces regarding the Second Amendment and other topics that hunters and gun enthusiasts may find appealing.
You can check out the channel’s website to search for additional content. The website will also have expanded descriptions, trailers, and other ways to help you learn about a given program before you start watching it.
Outdoor Channel Live Events
On Sunday mornings, Outdoor Channel will often broadcast Major League Fishing (MLF) events as well as other fishing tournaments.
Otherwise, the only live content that Outdoor Channel produces comes from the live camera feeds that the network places at various locations throughout the country. These cameras typically follow eagles and other animals as they move throughout their natural habitats.
Sportsman Channel and the World Fishing Network are affiliated with Outdoor Channel. They tend to focus more on sports as opposed to news or other types of content.
Sportsman Channel does feature some unique content such as night hunting as well as programs dedicated to what it considers to be the greatest guns ever made.
Altitude is also considered to be a sister station to Outdoor Channel. However, it only operates in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States. And it focuses more on extreme sports as opposed to hunting, fishing, or other outdoor activities.
Stream Outdoor Channel
Outdoor Channel is not available from DIRECTV STREAM (formerly AT&T TV), YouTube TV, Vidgo, or Philo. But that still leaves a number of excellent choices.
Hulu + Live TV
Outdoor Channel is available on Hulu + Live TV through the Sports Add-On package. This package costs $9.99 a month on top of the $69.99 per month that you’ll pay for the base service. The base plan provides 85+ live TV channels, an outstanding on-demand library, Disney+, and ESPN+. The add-on comes with Sportsman Channel, TVG, and NFL RedZone.
The FuboTV Starter package comes with 110+ channels including lots of sports but also channels like National Geographic and Discovery that will appeal to outdoor enthusiasts. This base package costs $69.99 per month. If you add the Adventure Plus package for $4.99/mo, you get Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel, and OutsideTV.
Sling TV offers two plans: Sling Orange (30+ channels featuring ESPN and Disney) and Sling Blue (40+ channels featuring Fox and NBC). They are $35/mo each or $50/mo together. To get Outdoor Channel, you need the Heartland Extra add-on for an additional $6/mo. You also get Sportsman Channel, Pursuit, and 8-10 others.
The base plans come with 50 hours of cloud DVR storage. The Blue plan allows you to stream on up to 3 devices but you are limited to one with the Orange plan. For more information, see our Sling TV review.
Frndly TV provides a modest selection of channels for the amazing price of $6.99/mo. Even if you want to upgrade to HD streaming, a cloud DVR and streaming on 4 devices, the cost is only $10.99/mo.
It doesn’t come with any local channels and the channel selection is limited. But it’s a great deal if hunting and fishing is your thing. You get Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel, and World Fishing Network.
For $9.99 a month, MyOutdoorTV gives you access to nearly 20,000 episodes of various shows dedicated to outdoor life. Although this channel is not affiliated with Outdoor Channel, it does air a significant amount of the content that was produced by it.
This service is tied in with a number of publications and with a yearly plan, you can get free subscriptions to magazines like Bowhunter, In-Fisherman, and North American Whitetail. Therefore, subscribing to MyOutdoorTV may be an effective way to get the content that you want in an affordable and convenient manner.
Devices and TVs to Live Stream Outdoor Channel
Outdoor Channel can be watched with the above streaming services with these devices:
- Amazon Fire TV
- Android mobile
- Android TV
- Apple TV
- iOS (iPhone,iPad)
- LG smart TVs
- Samsung smart TVs
- VIZIO smartcast TVs
- Web browsers
The PlayStation is supported by Hulu + Live TV. Hisense TVs are supported by FuboTV. And the Oculus can be used with Sling TV.
See our streaming reviews for all the details about supported devices.
Outdoor Channel is your source for shows and live programming related to hunting, fishing, and similar activities. This channel is available through most streaming services as additions to their base plans. Our recommendation is to get Sling Blue with the Heartland Extra add-on.
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