Live News Streaming Portals for Cordcutters
Cord cutting may save you a lot of money, but there are few things you might be missing after loosing cable, and live NEWS updates is the most important, among all of them. Cable services often have a lot of news channels which helps you to get updated with all the happenings across the world. OTT VOD (Over-the-top Video-on-demand) services like Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant videos… may have a huge collection of movies and TV shows, but one thing they are collectively missing “live news streaming”.
But there is no need to worry anymore!.. Hello guys, in this article of mine I have created a list of Best Live News Streaming Platforms, which will help you to stream major live news channels online. The list includes 5 major Networks that offers live news (just like cable) for free. Yes, you heard it absolutely right!, unlike the other video-on-demand services you don’t even have to pay for your daily news, as they offer you free streaming of live news. There are few more additional paid platforms, to watch news online. So lets get started!
Major Networks Which Provide Free Streaming of News Online
1. CBS News (CBSN)
One of the oldest and most trusted TV Entertainment and News network CBS, allow you to stream live news online, on its separate news channel CBSN. The service is offered for free of cost, you just need to visit the official website and click on the live news section at your left, and you all set to watch live news updates around the world, exactly same as you watch on the cable channel CBSN.
The channel is famous for its many of its amazing award winning shows, some of them are CBS This Morning, 48 hours, CBS Evening News, 60 Minutes and many more. Another thing that make the service unique is the number of devices it supports. The service device support almost all the mainstream devices like XBOX 1, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon TV, Android TV….along with the top 3 operating systems Android, iOS and Windows.
2. ABC News
ABC News is the news division of one of the major American networks, ABC itself. The service allows you to watch live News online for free, without even a subscription. You just need to enter the official page, and click on the live category on the top bar. The unique thing about the service is that, unlike the free news services, ABC news provide around 2 or 3 or more live news events at the same time, so you have the option to select anything you want. The service also support almost all the major devices like Roku, XBOX, Android, iOS and many more. Some of the famous shows offered by the network are ABC World News Tonight, Good Morning America, Sunday Morning Politics Affairs, This Week With George Stephanopoulos.
3. Fox5 News
One of the best news streaming service with the availability of the most wanted local news channels, which all of the above services are missing. You can access local news from different regions of USA, as there are separate platforms for different states. Some of them are New York, Washington DC, Atlanta, Vegas and many more states in the list. In my opinion, it is the best way to watch Local News for the cordcutters. One thing that you must remember that the service is not available for the full day for the live news streaming, the timings will be give on the official website (approx 5 to 6 hours a day), rest of the time they play some trending topics.
4. Bloomberg News
Bloomberg News is generally known as Bloomberg Business News, as the service focus more on the business related news. So with the addition of this title to list, another main area (business), is covered for online streaming, which is a good relief for the cord cutters. As you know the service is free of cost along with a special additional feature. Bloomberg online news offers you to select your region (USA, Asia, Europe..), and provide business news from allover the world. Really great service, also very easy to use.
5. Al Jazeera
Another great addition in the list of free live news streaming channels. Al Jazeera is an international brand, known for its unbiased and bold telecasts. The networks is admired by a lot of critics for its excellent work. Al Jazeera has a no of subdivisions, some of them are Al Jazeera America, Al Jazeera English, Al Jazeera Arabic etc. You can simply stream any network of Al Jazeera for free simply, by visiting Livestation.com (explained later).
6. Huffington Post
Huffington may be relatively younger than the above mention platforms, but trust me you don’t have to compromise in any aspect, when it comes to news. The company launched in 2005, won a lot of big awards under its niche. The service provides separate portals for different countries like USA, Canada, UK… along with a number of local channels across the USA like New York, Vegas, Chicago… The platform provides live interviews and news, but the timings are fixed for weekdays and weekend, rest of the time you can access the recent updates.
Paid Options for live News Streaming
Along with all the above mention Free Live News Streaming services there are also few paid platforms which provide you the access of premium news channels, some of the services are Live Station, Sling TV etc.
Stream BBC News Live on LiveStation
LiveStation is a service focused only on live News streaming, the service provides a lot of famous News channels like BBC World News, France24, Al Jazeera (America, English), Euro News etc. Most of the channels offered by the service are free, bur there are few premium channels which costs around $2/month. The service is legit and safe to use, the quality of content is good and the user interface is very easy to use.
I don’t think there is any need to introduce BBC News Network, as it is the best International News Network for years now. As mentioned earlier, you can stream BBC World News live through Livestation. BBC News International is a premium channel so you need to pay a monthly charge of 2 $, which is totally worth the service.
Stream CNN Live News Online on Sling TV
Sling TV is a monthly subscription based service, which provide its users to to access a lot of Cable TV channels for live streaming. The service costs $20/month and covers almost all the major networks of USA, covering all the genres like sports, news, family, lifestyle etc. One of the most famous news channel CNN is available in the basic plan ($20) of Sling TV.
Along with this there is an another add-on to the basic plan called World News Extra. The add-on costs extra $5/month, and offers a lot of good news channels like Euro News, NDTV 24×7, Russia Today, News 18 India and few more. There is another paid service which offers its subscribers a lot of Cable TV channels, kust like Sling TV. The service is PlayStation Vue. The service provides few news channels including CNN, but is more expensive than Sling TV ($50/month).
So guys these were few of the top services with which you can stream live news and get updates with the latest happenings around the world. The best thing these services even better than the cable services is that, you dont always have to watch the scheduled news, there were a lot of recent news clips, interviews etc available for free.
So reading this list i don’t think News will be a concern for the people who are thinking of joining the Cord Cutter Community. If you have any other doubts about live News streaming or any other online streaming services, you are welcome to leave a comment, I will try my best to help you.