There probably isn’t a network that is simultaneously more reviled as “trashy” while still attracting millions of viewers every week. The Lifetime network features mostly reality television these days with series such as Project Runway and Dance Moms. Lifetime is America’s guilty pleasure. And don’t forget the Lifetime original movies that most of us can’t help but watch. The quality isn’t important in these features. It’s usually the subject matter they focus on that draws you in for a late night streaming session.

Lifetime has a few different options for streaming their content online free. Let’s go through some of them below and you can select the one that works best for your family.

Watch Lifetime Live with Sling TV

One great option is a bit of a larger commitment. A Sling TV is a new alternative to cable that allows you to subscribe to several channels for a mere $20, including Lifetime. It gives you live television so you can watch online just like you would on a traditional television.  Head over there now to check it out and sign up for the free seven day trial.

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Are Lifetime Series on Netflix or Hulu?

Netflix does not have any Lifetime original content on their streaming service. That might change eventually but right now they don’t have access.

Hulu, on the other hand appears to have almost everything you’d want to watch. Project Runway and Dance Moms are both there, for example. Lifetime original movies aren’t on Hulu so if that’s what you’re looking to stream online for free you should keep reading.

Watch Lifetime Network Online with their Official App

Lifetime does have an official app and website for streaming their movies and series. It works great except for the fact that you have to be a traditional cable subscriber to Lifetime. That means cord cutters are out of luck for now. But if you do have a login just use your normal credentials to either watch on or the app you can download anywhere.



The funny thing is, you still have to watch commercials even with a full subscription. That’s the future of streaming, though! Get used to it lifetime fans.

Download Full Episodes of Lifetime Series Online

Are you a lifetime fan of Lifetime? You might want to save episodes of your favorite shows forever and always by downloading them from Amazon or iTunes. This way, you don’t have to watch commercials, subscribe to anything, download any apps etc. The catch here is that you’ll have to pay per episode which ends up being three of four dollars per episode, less if you grab the whole season.

This might work well for those true cord cutters who don’s subscribe to any services, including Hulu.

Do you have a more efficient way to watch Lifetime originals online for free? Leave us a comment below with your thoughts, concerns and other streaming methods.

Now if you’ll excuse me I’m ready to watch a Lifetime original movie on Amanda Knox.