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What Channel Is truTV On?

Brace yourself for nonstop laughs and surprises on truTV, where comedy and a dash of sports take center stage.

Known for hits like Impractical Jokers and Tacoma FD, truTV offers a straightforward viewing experience. Its programming lineup consists primarily of reruns and occasional movies. However, the Warner Bros. Discovery channel comes alive every spring with the men’s NCAA Tournament.

Some truTV content is on Max (formerly HBO Max), but uninterrupted 24/7 live access requires a TV subscription. Keep reading to learn how to watch truTV on your preferred service.

Search for truTV in your area

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What channel is truTV on near me?

truTV is slightly less common than its sister networks, TBS and TNT. However, it’s available in most cable and satellite TV plans.

Check our table below for truTV channel numbers in 50 major U.S. cities. You can also enter your zip code in our service finder tool after the table to see providers specific to your area.

truTV channel numbers in major U.S. cities

City Cox channel DIRECTV channel DISH channel Optimum channel Spectrum channel Xfinity channel
Albuquerque, NM 246 242 40
Atlanta, GA 246 242 48 58
Austin, TX 246 242 57
Bakersfield, CA 246 242 87
Baltimore, MD 246 242 57
Bronx, NY 246 242 58 35
Brooklyn, NY 246 242 58 35
Buffalo, NY 246 242 74
Charlotte, NC 246 242 75
Chicago, IL 246 242 165
Cincinnati, OH 246 242 29
Cleveland, OH 39 246 242 74
Colorado Springs, CO 246 242 40
Columbus, OH 246 242 70
Dallas, TX 246 242 76
Denver, CO 246 242 71
Detroit, MI 246 242 50
El Paso, TX 246 242 74
Fort Lauderdale, FL 246 242 252
Fort Worth, TX 246 242 76
Fresno, CA 246 242 50
Houston, TX 246 242 67
Indianapolis, IN 246 242 54 37
Jacksonville, FL 246 242 80
Las Vegas, NV 54 246 242
Los Angeles, CA 246 242 68
Louisville, KY 246 242 52
Memphis, TN 246 242 53
Miami, FL 246 242 33
Milwaukee, WI 246 242 74
Minneapolis, MN 246 242 51
New York, NY 246 242 58 35
Oklahoma City, OK 48 246 242
Orlando, FL 246 242 60 25
Philadelphia, PA 246 242 69
Phoenix, AZ 45 246 242
Pittsburgh, PA 246 242 185
Portland, OR 246 242 51
Sacramento, CA 246 242 30
St. Louis, MO 246 242 63
St. Paul, MN 246 242 27
Salt Lake City, UT 246 242 44
San Antonio, TX 246 242 46
San Diego, CA 44 246 242 39
San Francisco, CA 246 242 65
San Jose, CA 246 242 65
Seattle, WA 246 242 49
Tampa, FL 246 242 55 63
Tucson, AZ 52 246 242 34
Washington, DC 246 242

Data effective as of post date.

Find a TV provider with truTV

TV providers vary by region, so enter your zip code below to see what’s available in your area.

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Get truTV with cable or satellite

Xfinity

($20.00–$80.00/mo.)

Spectrum

($64.99/mo.)

DISH

($84.99–$114.99/mo.)

DIRECTV

($69.99–$159.99/mo.)

Satellite providers like DISH and DIRECTV are available nationwide as long as your home can handle the bulky equipment. Of course, there are more options than what we listed above. Visit our Best TV Providers guide for the complete rundown.

Get truTV with a live TV streaming service

You won’t find truTV on every live TV streaming service. Unfortunately, the network is missing from the sports-oriented Fubo and Vidgo channel lineups. But you can still catch truTV on the four services below.

DIRECTV STREAM

($69.99–$159.99/mo.)

Hulu + Live TV

($76.99–$89.99/mo.)

Sling TV

($40.00–$55.00/mo.)

YouTube TV

($72.99/mo.)

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Get truTV with Max, truTV.com, or an app

Several truTV series, both past and present, are accessible for on-demand streaming on Max. (Billy on the Street, anyone?) The service also carries truTV’s live sports through its B/R Sports Add-On.

Anyone with an existing cable, satellite, or live TV streaming subscription can also watch truTV by logging on to truTV.com or the truTV app. Both platforms feature truTV East and truTV West feeds for convenient streaming.

What’s the cheapest way to get truTV?

Price:
$40.00–$55.00/mo.
Channels:
30–45+
Features:
50 hr. DVR included; 30+ add-on channels and packages

Data effective as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

The most budget-friendly way to get truTV is with Sling TV’s Sling Blue plan at $40 a month. Sling Blue includes complete access to truTV and offers other popular channels like TBS, TNT, Comedy Central, FS1, and USA Network. However, local channels aren’t widely available through Sling TV—meaning you’ll miss CBS during college basketball season.

If you’re only interested in truTV’s sports lineup, pairing Max with its B/R Sports Add-On is cheaper than Sling TV. You can watch every sport from TBS, TNT, and truTV for as low as $9.99 a month during the B/R Sports Add-On’s ongoing promotional period.

What’s on truTV?

truTV doesn’t have much variety in terms of content. It largely airs endless reruns of Impractical Jokers, with occasional live sports being the main draw—especially during the spring.

Sports

  • MLB on TBS*
  • NBA on TNT*
  • NCAA March Madness
  • NHL on TNT*
  • The Steam Room With EJ and Chuck

*Occasional overflow games and alternate broadcasts air on truTV.

Comedy and reality shows

  • 101 Places to Party Before You Die
  • Adam Ruins Everything
  • American Dad
  • Crimes Gone Viral
  • Impractical Jokers
  • Impractical Jokers: Inside Jokes
  • Tacoma FD
  • truTV Presents: World’s Dumbest

What’s truTV?

truTV is a basic cable channel launched in 1991 as Court TV—emphasizing crime-themed content. In the mid-2000s, Time Warner fully acquired Court TV. The company placed the channel under its Turner Broadcasting banner and rebranded it as truTV.

Over the years, truTV phased out legal coverage and shifted to comedic reality shows and sports. Today, truTV continues to broadcast comedy and reality shows. It also airs March Madness games alongside TBS, TNT, and CBS Sports platforms.

What channel is truTV on FAQ

How can I watch truTV for free?

You can watch truTV for free by signing up for a live TV streaming trial. DIRECTV STREAM and YouTube TV are two services that carry the channel and often offer free trials.

What streaming service has truTV?

Most live TV streaming services offer truTV. Max also carries select truTV Originals on demand, while live sports from truTV stream on Max’s B/R Sports Add-On.

How much is a truTV subscription?

truTV isn’t available as a standalone service. You need a cable, satellite, or live TV streaming subscription to get the channel. Sling TV offers they cheapest way to get truTV via its Sling Blue plan for $40 a month.

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