How to Watch Hallmark Channel 2023: Streaming, Satellite TV, and More
Whether you’re celebrating Christmas in July or December, we've rounded up all the ways to watch Hallmark Channel movies and shows all year long.
Hulu + Live TV
Channel count: 85+
DVR storage: Unlimited (9 mos.)
Hallmark Movies Now
Price: $5.99/mo. or $59.99/yr.
Channel count: N/A
Cloud DVR storage: N/A
Channel count: 40+
Cloud DVR storage: Unlimited
Channel count: 60+
Cloud DVR storage: Unlimited
Hallmark Channel is a must-have addition to your entertainment suite if you love emotionally driven, family-friendly fare. The name alone is synonymous with wholesome TV viewing.
Its roster is loaded with feel-good flicks that focus on romance and self-reflection—and sometimes awkward mishaps in between—while always driving toward a happy ending.
There are multiple ways you can watch Hallmark Channel content: Through its dedicated streaming service, Hallmark Movies Now, through a live TV streaming service, or through a traditional cable or satellite plan.
Your cheapest option will be Hallmark Movies Now, which is intended for people who just want access to Hallmark’s enormous catalogue of original movies.
If you want to watch the live Hallmark Channel itself, there are also cheap live TV streaming options like Frndly TV, Philo, and Sling TV. Pricier TV services that carry Hallmark Channel include YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, and DISH Network, but you’ll also get a more comprehensive channel lineup.
We’ve rounded up our recommendations based on price, add-on channels, and overall experience.
The best ways to get Hallmark Channel
Hulu + Live TV is a great cable alternative if you want to get Hallmark Channel through a streaming service. In addition to 85+ live channels, which includes Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mystery, Lifetime Channel, and Lifetime Movie Network, you’ll also get access to ESPN+, Disney+, and all of Hulu‘s on-demand library.
Hulu + Live TV doesn’t come with Hallmark Drama right out of the box, but you can get it with the ENTERTAINMENT add-on, which will run you $7.99/mo. This brings your total price closer to a traditional TV plan, but you’ll still get all the benefits of live TV streaming.
Frndly TV is a small live TV streaming service that carries Hallmark Channel, as well as A&E, Lifetime, HISTORY, The Weather Channel, VICE, and over 20 more channels for as low as $6.99 a month. If you’re looking for just Hallmark Channel and a handful of other networks to stream live, Frndly TV is a great deal.
While it does have the full fleet of Hallmarks (Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Mysteries & Movies, and Hallmark Drama) and other A&E Networks channels, Frndly TV is lacking dozens of popular channels—kind of what you’d expect for $6.99. Most of its 40+ channel lineup is made up of filler channels like BabyFirst, Start TV, and PixL. Also, Frndly TV has zero sports or local channels.
If you want a fuller TV experience on the cheap, we’d recommend Philo (see next). But if Hallmark and Lifetime channels are your priority, it’s hard to beat Frndly TV.
Philo is the cheapest full-lineup 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 a great value if lifestyle and entertainment channels make you the happiest. We should also mention that Philo has an unlimited cloud DVR. Record Hallmark faves to watch whenever you want, year-round.
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.
If you want a more traditional TV experience, including 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 $99.99 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. 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.
Sling TV is another cheap streaming service—not quite as low as Philo—but unfortunately Hallmark isn’t included in any of its base plans. Luckily, adding their Lifestyle Extra plan (which includes Hallmark Channel) is only $6, so it’s not a huge price hike. A lot of Hallmark Channel fans also enjoy Lifetime Channel, and that’s also part of Sling TV’s lineup.
Sling’s Blue and Orange plans are each $40/mo., or you could spend $55/mo. for both of them combined. The Lifestyle Extra pack costs $6/mo. on top of either of those numbers (making your total spend either $46 or $61 per month).
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.
The best ways to stream Hallmark Channel movies
Hallmark Movies Now
Hallmark Movies Now is the least-expensive place to stream Hallmark movies on-demand. At $5.99 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. A Netflix subscription will currently run you $6.99–$19.99/mo.
Hallmark Channel on Hulu
Hallmark Channel is now available on Hulu + Live TV, and certain Hallmark movies and shows can be streamed on demand as well. A Hulu + Live TV plan with the on-demand Hulu library will cost $76.99–$89.99/mo.
Hulu + Live TV also carries Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and Hallmark Drama is available as an add-on channel.
Hallmark Channel on Peacock
A lot of Hallmark Channel movies and shows are now streaming on Peacock. A Peacock subscription will cost $5.99–$11.99/mo. or $59.99–$119.99/yr., depending on your plan.
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.
What’s the best way to get Hallmark Channel?
There are lots of cost-effective ways to get Hallmark Channel movies, including Hallmark Movies Now ($5.99/mo. or $59.99/yr.) and Frndly TV ($6.99–$10.99/mo.). If you’re looking for something with a bigger channel count and premium features, like unlimited DVR, check out Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV, and DISH.
Whatever your choice, sign up and start binge-watching your warm fuzzies today (even if it’s not technically Christmas).