How to Watch Hallmark Channel 2021: Streaming, Satellite TV, and More
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.
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*For 24 months with a 2-year agreement and eAutoPAY
**With Hopper 3 for an additional $15/mo.
Hallmark Channel is a must-have if you like emotionally driven, family-friendly fare.
Their roster is loaded with feel-good flicks that focus on romance and self-reflection — and sometimes awkward mishaps in between—while driving toward a happy ending.
Cassie from Good Witch said it best, “There’s real magic helping other people.” So, to best help you, we should note that Hallmark Channel isn’t available on every streaming service.
We’ve rounded up our recommendations based on price, add-on channels, and premium TV experience.
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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.
Philo is the cheapest live TV streaming service on the market. For only $25 a month, you get 60+ cable channels, including Hallmark Channel.
Choosing this plan not only gives you Hallmark Channel, but also Hallmark Drama and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
Philo is also a great value if lifestyle and entertainment channels are what make you the happiest. We should also mention that Philo has an unlimited cloud DVR. You don’t have to have Christmas in July or December. Record Hallmark faves to watch whenever you want.
We absolutely love that it carries popular favorites like OWN and Food Network, but we don’t like that there aren’t any sports channels or local channels available on Philo.
Pair Philo with Hallmark Movies Now, and you’ll have the vast majority of Hallmark movies and shows currently available online for around $30 per month.
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.
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.
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.
This is like the Lifetime Movie Club—an extension of the Lifetime channel—a subscription video service that gives you new and classic Lifetime movies, and exclusive premieres, all commercial-free.
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 DVD.com, 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.
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.