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What Channel Is TNT On?

TNT’s channel number varies based on your location and TV provider, but we’re here to help you find the best way to tune in.

TNT is one of several basic cable channels owned by Warner Bros. Discovery. It typically airs fantasy and crime dramas during the day and live sports at night. While TNT Originals like The Closer and Leverage were once the channel’s focal point, it’s perhaps most well-known today for its NBA, NHL, and March Madness coverage.

Keep reading to learn how to get TNT via cable, satellite, and live TV streaming services. We’ve also gathered TNT channel numbers for those with existing TV plans.

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What channel is TNT on near me?

TNT is common across most TV providers, but its channel number is different nationwide. Below, we compiled a list of TNT’s availability across six popular providers in 50 major cities. If these cities don’t apply to you, enter your zip code in our service finder tool after the table.

TNT channel numbers in major U.S. cities

City Cox channel DIRECTV channel DISH channel Optimum channel Spectrum channel Xfinity channel
Albuquerque, NM 245 138 42
Atlanta, GA 245 138 29 41
Austin, TX 245 138 67
Bakersfield, CA 245 138 33
Baltimore, MD 245 138 34
Bronx, NY 245 138 37 3
Brooklyn, NY 245 138 37 3
Buffalo, NY 245 138 3
Charlotte, NC 245 138 26
Chicago, IL 245 138 32
Cincinnati, OH 245 138 51
Cleveland, OH 34 245 138 61
Colorado Springs, CO 245 138 60
Columbus, OH 245 138 12
Dallas, TX 245 138 77
Denver, CO 245 138 40
Detroit, MI 245 138 33
El Paso, TX 245 138 40
Fort Lauderdale, FL 245 138 42
Fort Worth, TX 245 138 77
Fresno, CA 245 138 25
Houston, TX 245 138 36
Indianapolis, IN 245 138 35 30
Jacksonville, FL 245 138 46
Las Vegas, NV 18 245 138
Los Angeles, CA 245 138 42
Louisville, KY 245 138 43
Memphis, TN 245 138 26
Miami, FL 245 138 42
Milwaukee, WI 245 138 33
Minneapolis, MN 245 138 36
New York, NY 245 138 37 3
Oklahoma City, OK 31 245 138
Orlando, FL 245 138 11 48
Philadelphia, PA 245 138 57
Phoenix, AZ 26 245 138
Pittsburgh, PA 245 138 36
Portland, OR 245 138 54
Sacramento, CA 245 138 44
St. Louis, MO 245 138 49
St. Paul, MN 245 138 66
Salt Lake City, UT 245 138 39
San Antonio, TX 245 138 27
San Diego, CA 34 245 138 27
San Francisco, CA 245 138 37
San Jose, CA 245 138 37
Seattle, WA 245 138 54
Tampa, FL 245 138 33 51
Tucson, AZ 29 245 138 36
Washington, DC 245 138

Data effective as of post date.

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Get TNT with cable or satellite

TNT and other Warner Bros. Discovery channels like TBS, truTV, and Food Network are available through most cable and satellite TV providers. Here are four top-of-the-line cable and satellite TV providers that offer TNT:



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Get TNT with a live TV streaming service

Like cable and satellite providers, many live TV streaming services offer TNT. Oddly, the biggest exceptions are Fubo and Vidgo—two services that pride themselves on carrying sports networks.

Of course, no TV provider is complete for sports fans without TNT. Below is a list of four live TV streaming services that feature TNT in their base plans.



Hulu + Live TV


Sling TV


YouTube TV


Learn more about streaming live TV by checking out our Best Live TV Streaming Services page.

Pro tip: Our Best Internet for Streaming guide highlights how to get the best internet speeds for streaming live channels like TNT.

Get TNT with Max,, or an app

Most TNT Originals stream on demand via Max (formerly HBO Max). The streaming service also shows live sporting events from TNT through its B/R Sports Add-On, which is currently free to all Max subscribers.

To watch TNT at, sign in with an existing cable, satellite, or live TV streaming account. Occasional shows and movies are available to stream without logging in.

Like the website, the TNT app is free to access but requires a TV provider login to watch most of its content. The app is home to on-demand shows and movies, and you can stream TNT East and TNT West in real time.

What’s the cheapest way to get TNT?

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The cheapest way to stream TNT is with Sling TV. Starting at $40 per month, Sling TV includes TNT in its three base plans. You can also get TBS and truTV, which are crucial companion channels for watching live sports—especially the NCAA Basketball Tournament.

Sling TV is less expensive than other live TV streaming services because it doesn’t offer many local channels. But if you want local coverage, you can still use an over-the-air (OTA) antenna to pick up the slack.

We highlight many great antennas in our Best Antennas for Cord-Cutters guide. You can also get a free antenna through Sling TV when you prepay for two months of service.

What’s on TNT?

TNT’s programming is changing under Warner Bros. Discovery management. You can still catch a blend of hard-hitting dramas, popular movies, and marquee sporting events—including the NBA Playoffs and NHL Playoffs—but the channel is shifting away from original scripted content.

Here’s a list of current programming available to watch on TNT:


  • All Elite Wrestling: Battle of the Belts
  • All Elite Wrestling: Rampage
  • Game Theory with Bomani Jones
  • The Inside Story
  • The Match
  • MLB on TBS*
  • NBA on TNT
  • NCAA March Madness
  • NHL on TNT
  • U.S. Soccer on TNT

*Occasional overflow games air on TNT.

Drama and reality shows

  • The Alienist
  • The Alienist: Angel of Darkness
  • American Race
  • Charmed
  • The Closer
  • Good Behavior
  • The Lazarus Project
  • Lucifer
  • NCIS: New Orleans
  • Rich & Shameless
  • Rhodes to the Top
  • Shaq Life
  • Shatterbox Anthology
  • Supernatural
  • True Blood
  • Will

What’s TNT?

TNT is a basic cable network launched by media mogul Ted Turner in 1988 as Turner Network Television, a name previously used by Turner Broadcasting System’s syndication service. Initially, the channel aired older movies and shows before expanding into NBA and other sports coverage.

In 2001, TNT shifted towards more dramatic programming with reruns of ER, Judging Amy, and Law & Order. Other police and medical procedurals have come and gone, but TNT’s NBA coverage remains its centerpiece—unless you live for those 24-hour A Christmas Story marathons it runs annually with TBS.

What channel is TNT on FAQ

How can I watch TNT for free?

You’ll need a cable, satellite, or live TV streaming subscription to watch TNT. But you can sign up for a free trial via DIRECTV STREAM or YouTube TV to get the channel temporarily without paying.

Does Max have TNT live?

No, you can’t watch TNT live through Max. But live TNT Sports programming streams on Max’s B/R Sports Add-On.

Is TNT live on Amazon Prime?

No, TNT is not accessible as a live channel through Amazon Prime Video. Certain TNT Originals—like The Librarians and Perception—are available on demand with a Prime Video subscription.

What devices have the TNT app?

You can find the TNT app on several popular streaming platforms—including Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast with Google TV, and Roku. The TNT app is also available on Xbox gaming consoles.

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