Newsy is a news network which has billed itself as a video news channel which means that it produces video news pieces. The news pieces include updates, breaking news, policy, health, science, entertainment, and politics. Originally founded in 2008 by entrepreneur Jim Spencer and later acquired by E.W. Scripps Company in 2014. Today the channel is considered a subsidiary of the E.W. Scripps Company. The video content is available in both on-demand as well as in a number of OTT (over the top) services directly from newsy.com. Interestingly, the channel won the National Edward R. Murrow Award for “The War and Money Project” back in 2015. Newsy has offices in Columbia, Missouri, Washington DC, Cincinnati, and New York. As of 2016 the network also offers agencies and brands video advertising which supplements its mid roll and pre-roll advertising. So, yes despite being a relatively new network there is advertising you need to sit through!
If you love watching documentaries, and interesting news pieces, then you’ll want to watch Newsy online. Below is how you can stream Newsy online for free!
Watch Newsy Online Using the Official App and Website
Newsy has an official app available for iPhones, and Android devices. The app allows subscribers to live stream Newsy free wherever they may be within the US. However, non-subscribers cannot stream the network for free. That said the official website allows people to view some of the top stories as well as signup for an email alert. Cord cutters will find the app pretty pointless which is why they would want to use any one of the options discussed below.
Live Stream Newsy Online with Sling TV
Sling TV is one of the leading cord-cutting services for anyone who wants to break free from the shackles of a ruthless cable service provider. Even though it’s a dramatic statement but what makes Sling TV stand out from all the other similar services is that it is constantly evolving. Sling TV just added Newsy to their Blue and Orange package. The basic subscription starts at $20 a month with no advance or long term commitment. In addition to Newsy you also get to stream CNN, Fox Sports, AMC, etc. Since Newsy along with other channels are streamed live make sure that you download and install the Sling TV app, so you never miss an exciting news report again.
Streaming Newsy on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon
Netflix, unfortunately, does not have any of Newsy’s documentaries or news shows for that matter. But then again Netflix is more inclined towards entertainment. However, Hulu, on the other hand, has sort of partnered with Newsy, so now subscribers can stream news stories via Hulu’s platform. We guess that’s another win for subscribers to Hulu who have as of late seen their library expand quite significantly.
Amazon does not have any of Newsy’s content available for download. However, we are hoping that changes in the future especially since we are huge documentary fans.
Other Ways of Streaming Newsy Online for Free
Newsy is not free, and so there is no way you can find a legal free stream. That said don’t even think of streaming via a website known to carry illegal streams because then you’ll be part of the news…in a bad way!