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AEW Wrestling is one of the hottest wrestling promotions going. Their shows AEW Dynamite and Rampage are must-watch TV for any wrestling fan, but if you don’t have cable then you might be wondering how to watch it.
You can watch AEW without cable by subscribing to streaming services like Sling TV, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV, or DirecTV Stream.
AEW Dynamite airs Wednesdays on TNT and AEW Rampage airs Fridays on TBS. Neither of these channels is broadcast over the air so you’ll need cable or a streaming service that carries both in order to watch it.
Fortunately, most streaming services do carry both channels. In this article, we will walk you through all of them to help you decide which live TV service is right for you.
Top 4 Cheapest Ways To Stream AEW
- Cheapest Streaming Option – Sling TV
- Includes Free ESPN+ and Disney+ – Hulu + Live TV
- Easiest To Use – YouTube TV
- More Channel Options – DirecTV Stream
Cheapest Streaming Option – Sling TV
The cheapest way to stream AEW is Sling TV.
Sling TV starts at just $40 per month for their Sling Orange plan (30 channels) or Sling Blue plan (40 channels).
Both Sling Blue and Sling Orange carry TNT and TBS (as well as USA if you want to watch WWE too) but Sling Blue includes 3 simultaneous streams as opposed to 1 stream for Sling Orange so I would recommend Sling Blue of the two options.
We go over the differences between the two plans in more detail in our Sling TV Review.
If you want more channels you can also subscribe to Sling Orange+Blue for $55 per month, which gives you access to all of their channels. Even at full price Sling is significantly cheaper than the competition.
Although Sling TV has the best price of all of our options, it does come with a few limitations. Sling doesn’t include local TV stations in most markets and the Orange/Blue packages contain different channel lineups, which can be a bit confusing. If you can live with those limitations though Sling is an excellent value for the price.
Sling TV can be used on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and Google Chromecast, as well as most Smart TVs, phones, and tablets.
Includes Free ESPN+ and Disney+ – Hulu + Live TV
The next cheapest way to stream AEW live is Hulu + Live TV.
Hulu + Live TV includes both TNT and TBS as well as USA for WWE programming, along with 85+ channels for $69.99 per month. Unfortunately, Hulu + Live TV does not offer a free trial.
Although Hulu + Live TV is more expensive it does include local channels as a standard part of their base package as well as both Disney+ and ESPN+ which retail for $21 per month if you subscribe to them separately.
Hulu + Live TV is available on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Google Chromecast, Apple TV, and most Smart TVs, and video game consoles like Xbox and PlayStation.
Easiest To Use – YouTube TV
YouTube TV is another great streaming option that features TNT, TBS, and 100 other channels including local channels in most markets as well as USA Network for WWE programming.
YouTube TV was cheaper than Hulu until their recent price hike to $73.99 per month starting on April 18th. That said it is a great service with an easy-to-use interface, unlimited DVR, and a great selection of channels and add-on channel packages that is easy to recommend.
YouTube TV is available on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Google Chromecast, and Apple TV devices, as well as most Smart TVs and PlayStation/Xbox Consoles.
More Channel Options – DirecTV Stream
Our last streaming option for AEW programming is DirecTV Stream which offers a variety of channel packages for fans of sports, movies, and entertainment.
Fortunately for streaming AEW, both TNT and TBS are included in DirecTV Stream’s “Entertainment” tier, which is the cheapest option for $74.99 per month. This plan includes 75 channels including local channels as well as USA Network.
Although DirecTV Stream’s base plan has less channels than YouTube TV, they do have the option to get up to 140 channels on their more expensive packages.
DirecTV Stream can be used on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Google Chromecast, and Apple TV devices, amongst others.
How To Watch AEW Pay Per Views
Unlike WWE which streams on Peacock, AEW has true, old-school Pay Per Views for their big shows.
If you live in the United States you can stream AEW Pay Per Views through Bleacher Report, usually for $49.99 per show. Outside of the United States, you can find streaming options on some combination of Bleacher Report, FITE, or DAZN, depending on where in the world you live.
While this is certainly not as great a deal as WWE’s Peacock coverage, it’s still a great way to watch. Plus, we all know AEW puts on some of the best Pay Per Views in the industry.
So to summarize, in order to watch AEW without cable you need a live TV streaming service like Sling TV, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV, or DirecTV Stream. Although all of these services come in at different price points they are all great streaming services we’d be happy to recommend.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are AEW Pay Per Views on Peacock?
No, AEW Pay Per Views are not available on Peacock. Peacock does broadcast WWE pay-per-views (premium live events) but does not have a contract with AEW at this time.
Can You Watch AEW On fuboTV?
Unfortunately, you can not watch AEW on fuboTV as they do not carry TNT or TBS. For what it’s worth they do carry USA Network if you’re looking for WWE coverage.