Black Entertainment Television abbreviated as BET, is an American satellite channel owned by Viacom’s BET Networks division. The primary target for BET is African Americans, and it reaches over 88 million homes. The programming includes original television series, and a few acquired ones in addition to rap, R&B and hip-hop music.
The channel is perhaps best known for its BET Awards, Bobby Jones Gospel and Real Husbands of Hollywood, The Quad amongst others. Never too far away from controversy, protests and lawsuits, BET is nevertheless one of the best channels out there and below we discuss how to watch BET live online.
Watch Full Episodes of BET Programs on the Official Website and App
You can stream BET online for free via their iOS and Android app anywhere you go as long as the connection is broadband enough to accommodate HD streaming. The app allows for subscribers to stream live as well as watch previous episodes of just about any of BET’s TV shows. However, to stream any of their content for free, you’ll need to be a subscriber to the channel via your cable service provider. If you don’t have a subscription, you can always borrow your Grandma’s!
Sling TV Now has BET Included in their Streaming Package!
Sling TV has been around for a while and is touted as being a excellent cable replacement for millennials who don’t want to be tied down to their cable service provider. Sling TV streams numerous channels one of which is BET. The interesting thing about Sling TV is that you can stream across just about any standard mobile device, for the monthly subscription is just $19.99. You can stream the latest programming from BET online live and nearly free because the subscription throws in so many other channels too. ESPN, AMC, HGTV are just some of the other channels available.
Head over there now to check it out and sign up for the free seven day trial.
Watch BET Shows on DVD or Blu-Ray
BET’s programming apart from being broadcast live on cable television is also available as a video on demand service via BET Home Entertainment. You can also find most of their shows on DVD thanks to an arrangement with Paramount Home Media Distribution. That said this will not necessarily be free unless you borrow it from a friend but just one other way to catch up on the latest programming by the channel. Here are some of them on Amazon now.
Sony Vue has BET Content as Well
You can enjoy BET online live for a monthly subscription to the PlayStation Vue, which contrary to common perception you doesn’t require a PlayStation device to stream. The Vue costs $39.99 a month for their slim plan which includes BET, and the ability to stream via the Vue app across any mobile device, as well as Amazon Fire, Chrome Cast, and obviously a PlayStation console. While you’re getting a truckload of other channels, streaming BET online and live via Vue is not free, but incredibly cheap. That said we have an even more affordable option below.
Is there any way to stream BET online live for free without a subscription?
Not really! And we don’t think there will be an option anytime soon. Though there are a few unscrupulous websites that stream it illegally, it’s unethical and a breach of copyright which could land you in hot water!