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HGTV streaming review: Price, features and more

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Stream your favorite home improvements, gardening, craft and remodeling shows.

HGTV is the place if you’re looking for home decorating inspiration, renovation ideas or pure entertainment watching other people shop for and flip a home. If you don’t want to miss any Flip or Flop see if HGTV is included in your streaming service.

Details

Service typeOn-demand streaming
Free trialNo
Pricing starts atVaries
Lock-in contractNo

Pros and cons

Here’s the good and the bad of HGTV online.

Pros

  • Stream live content. Watch your favorite shows as they air, without cable or satellite. Watch HGTV displays the local schedule on its site.
  • Exclusive extras. With the Watch HGTV app, you can watch exclusive content, interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.
  • Included with most cable and satellite providers. If you pay for cable or satellite, it’s likely you can access HGTV online using your credentials.
  • Free content. HGTV releases some of its content for free, if you’re happy to stream some one-off episodes.

Cons

  • Not a standalone service. To access HGTV without cable or satellite, you need to subscribe to another streaming service that carries HGTV.
  • Niched streaming. You’ll find little beyond home improvements on HGTV.

What features does HGTV online offer?

  • Live TV. You can watch HGTV live from your phone, tablet or laptop. Its website lists what’s on and what’s up next.
  • Watch HGTV app. Its app lets you stream your favorite HGTV shows live or on demand from your smart device. It’s updated daily with the network’s episodes, clips and content.
  • Watchlists. Subscribe to a series and get updates when new episodes air. Or create your own customized watchlists.

What devices is HGTV compatible with?

You can access HGTV on a variety of different devices and platforms, including:

Smart TV devices

  • Amazon Fire TV<
  • Apple TV

Mobile devices

  • iOS
  • Android

Other devices

How much does HGTV cost?

HGTV releases some of its shows online for free — so you can watch older episodes without a subscription. But if you’re looking for archived shows, or want the latest releases, HGTV — and its app, Watch HGTV —comes as part of a package from select streaming services.

  • Hulu $5.99+ monthly
  • Philo $20+ monthly
  • Sling TV $30+ monthly
  • Fubo TV $54.99+ monthly
  • YouTube $50+ monthly

Compare streaming services

Name Product Service type Pricing starts at Free trial 4K or UHD Number of devices Simultaneous streams
Hulu
On-demand streaming
$5.99
30 days
Yes
99
1
Disney+
On-demand streaming
$6.99
No
Yes
10
4
Amazon Prime
On-demand streaming
$8.99
30 days
Yes
99
2
Starz
On-demand streaming
$8.99
7 days
No
4
FuboTV
Pay TV
$54.99
7 days
Yes
2
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What can I watch with HGTV?

Watch what you love on the network, from learning how to knock out a pesky wall, to redesigning your backyard space. Here are some popular shows streaming now:

  • Bargain Mansions
  • Celebrity IOU
  • Fixer Upper
  • Good Bones
  • House Hunters International
  • Property Brothers

Case study: Roslyn's experience

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Roslyn McKenna
Publisher

I cut the cord several years ago, but I often use the HGTV app at my parents’ house when I visit. I like having access to only the channels I need, especially for shows that are difficult to find on other streaming services.

The HGTV app is easy to use, and its search feature is much better than Netflix. You can watch pretty much any season of any show going back several years. You can also pause, rewind and fast-forward, unlike live TV.

Pro tip: You don’t need cable TV or an HGTV subscription to watch HGTV. HGTV publishes several popular shows online every month, including Fixer Upper and Flip or Flop. Download the HGTV app on your smart TV to watch the latest ones available.

You can’t binge a whole season of Good Bones, but hey — it’s better than nothing. I’ve set up this free version of the app at home, no logins or cable subscriptions required.

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