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CSPAN

CSPAN is a TV channel that you can watch with a live TV streaming service.

How to Watch CSPAN Live Without Cable in 2023

Updated on Mike Nelson

You can stream CSPAN with a live TV streaming service. No cable or satellite subscription needed (despite the ‘C’ and ‘S’ in C-SPAN standing for “cable” and “satellite”). Start watching with a free trial.

You have one option to watch CSPAN online. You can watch with a DIRECTV STREAM free trial. Unfortunately, you cannot stream CSPAN with Philo, Sling TV, fuboTV, Hulu Live TV, or YouTube TV.

C-SPAN (Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network) is a non-profit organization that provides public access to the proceedings of the United States federal government. It is funded by cable television companies and does not receive any government funding. C-SPAN was created in 1979 and has since become a valuable resource for those interested in politics, history, and government.

Here are a few interesting facts about C-SPAN:

  • C-SPAN is known for its comprehensive coverage of the U.S. Congress, including floor proceedings, committee meetings, and Congressional hearings.
  • In addition to its coverage of Congress, C-SPAN also airs programming on American history, public affairs, and book discussions.
  • C-SPAN has won numerous awards for its coverage of the U.S. government, including the National Press Foundation’s “Best in the Business” award for overall coverage of Congress.

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Can I watch CSPAN with DIRECTV STREAM?

Yes, DIRECTV STREAM includes CSPAN as part of the DIRECTV STREAM Entertainment package for $74.99 a month, after a 5-Day Free Trial.

DIRECTV STREAM has 65 channels as part of their plan, including A&E, AMC, BET, Bravo, Cartoon Network, CNN, Comedy Central, Discovery, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, E!, ESPN, Food Network, Fox News, Freeform, FX, FXX, Hallmark Channel, HGTV, History, Investigation Discovery, Lifetime, MSNBC, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, Syfy, TBS, TLC, TNT, Travel Channel, truTV, USA Network, VH1, and WE tv.

This is the full DIRECTV STREAM Channel List.

Every DIRECTV STREAM subscriber can record CSPAN to their Unlimited Cloud DVR, while up to 20 users can stream at the same time.

DIRECTV STREAM supports a wide-range of devices to stream CSPAN including Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, Android TV, iPhone/iPad, Android Phone/Tablet, Mac, Windows, LG Smart TV, Samsung Smart TV, Sony Smart TV, and VIZIO Smart TV. DIRECTV STREAM is not available to stream on PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo.

Can I watch CSPAN with Philo?

No, Philo does not offer CSPAN with the streaming service.

While they don’t offer CSPAN, they do have 60 channels as part of their plan, including A&E, AMC, BET, Comedy Central, Discovery, Food Network, Hallmark Channel, HGTV, History, Investigation Discovery, Lifetime, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, TLC, Travel Channel, VH1, and WE tv. Philo costs $25, after a 7-Day Free Trial.

This is the full Philo Channel List.

Philo supports a wide-range of devices to stream including Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, Android TV, iPhone/iPad, Android Phone/Tablet, Mac, Windows, Sony Smart TV, and VIZIO Smart TV. Philo is not available to stream on PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, LG Smart TV, and Samsung Smart TV.

Can I watch CSPAN with Sling TV?

No, Sling TV does not offer CSPAN with the streaming service.

While they don’t offer CSPAN, they do have 30 channels as part of their $40 a month plan, including A&E, AMC, BET, Bravo, Cartoon Network, CNN, Comedy Central, Discovery, Disney Channel, E!, ESPN, Food Network, Fox News, Freeform, FX, HGTV, History, Investigation Discovery, Lifetime, MSNBC, Syfy, TBS, TLC, TNT, Travel Channel, truTV, and USA Network.

This is the full Sling TV Channel List.

Sling TV supports a wide-range of devices to stream including Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, Android TV, iPhone/iPad, Android Phone/Tablet, Mac, Windows, Xbox, LG Smart TV, Samsung Smart TV, Sony Smart TV, and VIZIO Smart TV. Sling TV is not available to stream on PlayStation and Nintendo.

Can I watch CSPAN with YouTube TV?

No, YouTube TV does not offer CSPAN with the streaming service.

While they don’t offer CSPAN, they do have 60 channels as part of their $64.99 a month plan, including AMC, BET, Bravo, Cartoon Network, CNN, Comedy Central, Discovery, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, E!, ESPN, Food Network, Fox News, Freeform, FX, FXX, Hallmark Channel, HGTV, Investigation Discovery, MSNBC, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, Syfy, TBS, TLC, TNT, Travel Channel, truTV, USA Network, VH1, and WE tv.

This is the full YouTube TV Channel List.

YouTube TV supports a wide-range of devices to stream including Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, Android TV, iPhone/iPad, Android Phone/Tablet, Mac, Windows, PlayStation, Xbox, LG Smart TV, Samsung Smart TV, Sony Smart TV, and VIZIO Smart TV. YouTube TV is not available to stream on Nintendo.

Can I watch CSPAN with Hulu Live TV?

No, Hulu Live TV does not offer CSPAN with the streaming service.

While they don’t offer CSPAN, they do have 70 channels as part of their $69.99 a month plan, including A&E, BET, Bravo, Cartoon Network, CNN, Comedy Central, Discovery, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, E!, ESPN, Food Network, Fox News, Freeform, FX, FXX, Hallmark Channel, HGTV, History, Investigation Discovery, Lifetime, MSNBC, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, Syfy, TBS, TLC, TNT, Travel Channel, truTV, USA Network, and VH1.

This is the full Hulu Live TV Channel List.

Hulu Live TV supports a wide-range of devices to stream including Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, Android TV, iPhone/iPad, Android Phone/Tablet, Mac, Windows, PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, LG Smart TV, Samsung Smart TV, Sony Smart TV, and VIZIO Smart TV.

Can I watch CSPAN with fuboTV?

No, fuboTV does not offer CSPAN with the streaming service.

While they don’t offer CSPAN, they do have 90 channels as part of their plan, including BET, Bravo, Comedy Central, Discovery, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, E!, ESPN, Food Network, Fox News, Freeform, FX, FXX, Hallmark Channel, HGTV, Investigation Discovery, MSNBC, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, Syfy, TLC, Travel Channel, USA Network, and VH1. fuboTV costs $86.99, after a 7-Day Free Trial.

This is the full fuboTV Channel List.

fuboTV supports a wide-range of devices to stream including Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, Android TV, iPhone/iPad, Android Phone/Tablet, Mac, Windows, Xbox, LG Smart TV, Samsung Smart TV, Sony Smart TV, and VIZIO Smart TV. fuboTV is not available to stream on PlayStation and Nintendo.

More CSPAN Streaming Tips

How to watch C-SPAN Channel on Roku
There is no official app for C-SPAN on Roku. But you can the channel with DIRECTV STREAM on Roku: (1.) Press Home on your remote. (2.) Scroll to and select Streaming Channels. (3.) Enter DIRECTV in the search box, or scroll through the channels to DIRECTV. (4.) Select Add Channel to install DIRECTV. If prompted, enter your Roku PIN.

How to watch C-SPAN Channel on Apple TV
In order to watch the C-SPAN channel through DIRECTV STREAM on Apple TV, follow these steps: (1.) Select Settings and choose Account, then TV Provider, and finally Sign in. (2.) Search for and select DIRECTV STREAM. (3.) Select your DIRECTV user ID from the list (if applicable) or select Enter New and follow the prompts. (4.) Enter your password and select Done.

How to watch C-SPAN Channel on Fire TV
Fire TV, Cube, or other Amazon devices can stream DIRECTV STREAM, but like Apple and Roku, C-SPAN does not have an app available. Here’s how you can add DIRECTV STREAM to your Amazon device: (1.) Search for DIRECTV STREAM in the Amazon App Store. (2.) Select Get to install the DIRECTV STREAM app. (3.) Select Open to start the app. (4.) Enter your DIRECTV credentials when prompted.

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