What is the best way to watch Hallmark Channel? We get this question a lot. Probably because in 2020, Hallmark rose to be the most popular entertainment network for women 18+ in various categories according to owner Crown Media. My lovely wife would concur, especially once the “Countdown to Christmas” set of movies was unveiled.
- How to watch Hallmark Channel without the costly expense of cable or satellite bundles?
- What is the best way to stream Hallmark Channel?
- Is streaming Hallmark Channel different from watching it on Comcast, Dish or DirecTV?
Short answer: the best way to watch Hallmark Channel is unique to you and your household but we’re certain we can help you save money compared to the giant cable or satellite companies.
Watch Hallmark Channel without the expense of cable or satellite bundles.
To enjoy Hallmark Channel with a cable or satellite bundle, our fellow Coloradoans are spending at least $95/ month plus contracts and early termination fees. And to make it worse, giant cable and satellite companies know that others in the house want to watch news and sports, which adds another $25/ month here and another $25/ month there – blink and bundles grow to $150+/ month for 300 channels just to get the 12-15 channels you actually want to watch. The result: stuck in another bundle, contracts, broadcast fees and early termination fees; stuck with customer support that’s anything but supporting.
Instead, the entirety of Hallmark Channel can be streamed for as little as $4.99/ month.Before diving to stacking multiple subscriptions, there is more to it. Just adding an app to your Smart TV or internet enabled device (ex. DVD players) can have performance and usability shortcomings. Just adding the subscription to your smart TV or streaming media player (ex. Amazon Fire TV Stick, Roku, etc.) may also result in buffering or resolution issues if your WIFI network and device isn’t properly configured.
What is the best way to stream?
Cheapest doesn’t mean best. Just focusing on streaming Hallmark inevitably leads most people down a path of stacking multiple streaming subscriptions. There are dozens of streaming options available from various service providers:
- Available from Hallmark for as low as $4.99/ month (paid annually)
- Included in frndly for as low as $6.99/ month
- Included in Philo for as low as $25/ month
- Also available in a Sling bundle for as low as $41/ month
- New in November 2021: YouTube TV added Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries and Hallmark Drama to their streaming service without additional cost. YouTube TV runs $64.99/ month. Read the press release
It’s too many options to sort through. The result: most end up paying as much as cable or satellite bundles. And, hidden behind the subscription price, the user experience differs from service to service and the lower cost services definitely lack in the experience and usability.
Instead, stream Hallmark Channel as part of a whole entertainment experience – it’s the best way to truly save. Consider live and other channels with a DVR that fits your needs. Get the personalized experience that’s unique to your household’s needs.Going it alone can lead to wasted time pitting streaming services against each other, annoying limitation of switching inputs on your TV, performance issues, and getting frustrated with the user experience watching live, recordings and on-demand.
Is streaming different from watching on cable or satellite?
Simply put, yes. Content is mostly the same, but programming limitations can be different from market to market, resulting in a mismatch between streaming and cable. The user experience differs from provider to provider and service to service, resulting in what may feel like some shows and movies not being found or not being available. And most importantly, watching with the crispness of HD can differ from provider to provider, service to service, and home to home depending on Internet and WIFI performance.
Instead, the best possible experience to enjoy Hallmark Channel consistently on every TV in the home is dependent on your viewing habits and WIFI network and requires an understanding of your whole-home environment.Before replacing modems, upgrading Internet subscriptions, evaluating Internet alternatives, and testing various streaming media players, or worse relying on an internet-enabled smart TV, consider all the insight and expertise in home entertainment that it takes to make a smart decision.
Conclusion: Stream Hallmark Channel within a reliable whole-home entertainment system.
Taking the time to understand your viewing habits, helping you get the best TV experience for less, and teaching you a better way to enjoy TV is what makes StreamWise Solutions different from every other company.