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How To Watch Court TV

Since 2018, Court TV’s gavel-to-gavel trial coverage has been easier than ever to watch. Check out how makes the case for enjoying your favorite true-crime channel.

When long-running cable channel Court TV became truTV in 2008, law junkies lost their main source for courtroom coverage and true-crime content. But in 2018, Court TV relaunched as a digital broadcast network that’s now far easier to access than it was on cable—if you want your law and order without Benson or Stabler, it’s available 24/7 on multiple platforms.

How to watch Court TV

Court TV is available live on FAST (free ad-supported TV) services like Tubi, through the standalone Court TV app on streaming and mobile devices, or with a digital over-the-air antenna in most of the country. Unlike its previous cable iteration, Court TV is now available anywhere for gavel groupies.

Court TV streaming

The Court TV channel streams live and free on the most popular FAST platforms, including Tubi, Pluto TV, and The Roku Channel, as well as lesser-known no-cost services like Freecast and Plex. Court TV is also available on paid live TV streaming services like YouTube TV and Fubo.

Court TV streaming services

  • Tubi
  • Pluto TV
  • The Roku Channel
  • Google TV
  • YouTube TV
  • YouTube
  • Fubo
  • Freevee
  • Plex
  • XumoPlay
  • Redbox
  • Haystack News
  • Local Now
  • Freecast
  • Vizio WatchFree+
  • LG Channels
  • Samsung TV Plus

Court TV app and compatible devices

If you want to watch just Court TV, you can download the standalone app for streaming devices and iOS or Android mobile devices. You can also access Court TV live on any web browser at, along with extras like video trial archives, news articles, and the Court TV podcast (because there’s a podcast counterpart for everything).

Court TV app compatible devices

  • Roku
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Apple TV
  • Android TV
  • Vizio TVs
  • Samsung TVs
  • LG TVs
  • iOS and Android devices
  • Mac and PC web browsers

Court TV with an antenna

Court TV is available as a digital broadcast channel in every state in the U.S., usually as a secondary channel on your local major network affiliate. For example, here at headquarters in Salt Lake City, Court TV broadcasts at 13.3, a virtual sub-channel of FOX 13, Utah’s FOX affiliate. Some states have multiple affiliates—like Texas, which has 15 Court TV digital channels across as many cities.

To receive Court TV via broadcast you’ll need a digital over-the-air antenna (we have antenna recommendations, BTW). After you hook up the antenna, run a scan for available channels and virtual sub-channels, like Court TV, in the area. To better understand where to find a Court TV broadcast near you, check out’s Where to Watch map.

Court TV audio

As they say in the TV ads, “But wait, there’s more!” Court TV is also available as a live, video-free audio channel through radio/podcast mobile apps TuneIn and Audacy (iOS and Android). The previously mentioned Court TV podcast is available on-demand (not live) on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Audible, and all other podcast platforms.

How to watch Court TV FAQ

Where can I watch Court TV for free?

You can view Court TV for free on several streaming platforms, including Tubi, Pluto TV, The Roku Channel, YouTube, and Haystack News. Court TV live is available for no cost at, or via an over-the-air local broadcast with a digital antenna.

Does the Court TV app cost money?

The Court TV app is free with no subscription costs on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, iOS and Android mobile devices, and Mac and PC web browsers. Paid monthly subscription live TV streaming services YouTube TV and Fubo carry Court TV as part of their channel lineups.

Is truTV Court TV?

Court TV was a cable and satellite TV channel from 1991 to 2008 when then-owner WarnerMedia transitioned the trials-and-crime network into truTV, a home for comedy and reality shows. In 2018, new owners Katz Broadcasting (part of the E.W. Scripps Company) relaunched Court TV as a broadcast and streaming network.

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