Cord Cutting Guide for Spanish TV Content
Hola cortadores de cable de compañeros, cómo estás?
Whether you’re looking for entertainment in your native language or just someone looking for a little practice, it can be hard to find Spanish language content on television. Despite having to pay hundreds of dollars a month to cable providers, the number of Spanish language channels is few and far between.
If the dearth of Spanish language content on cable television has you thinking that your options would be even worse if you cut the cord, then set your mind at ease. Not only is there a wide selection of Spanish language content online, it often costs a lot less than cable.
Today we’re going to take a look at how you can cut the cord and still get all the Spanish language television and film that you crave. Let’s get started!
Spanish Channels on fuboTV
fuboTV (free trial) is an online streaming service with an emphasis on Spanish language television and international sports; especially soccer. There are a few different fuboTV packages that you can choose from, but really you’ll probably only want the first two since the third is for those that speak Portuguese (fubo TV review).
The first subscription plan is the fuboTV Standard package. It costs $55 a month and will give access to 75+ live channels including live local channels like Telemunodo; including the following Spanish language channels:
Or you can go with fubo Latino. For $19.99 a month (billed quarterly, so $59.97 per 3 month period), fubo Latino gives you access to Spanish language channels including:
- beIN Sports
- beIN Sports Español
- Fox Deportes
- GOLTV Spanish
- TyC Sports
- Familia Discovery
- Discovery in En Espanol
- Cine Sony
- Mas Chic
- Nuestra Tele
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Spanish Channels Streaming on Hulu Live TV
Hulu with Live TV is a streaming service that offers a decent option for Spanish TV streaming. Right now, Hulu does not offer standalone Spanish language content, so you’ll have to subscribe to a base package (which does offer your Telemundo local channel in many markets) and then add a Spanish add-on. Hulu Live TV costs $55 per month for 50+ channels. From there, get the Español Add-on for $4.99 per month to get:
- CNN en Español
- Discovery en Español
- Discovery Familia
- ESPN Deportes
- History Channel en Español
- NBC Universo
So, you’ll end up paying $60 per month for a great selection of English channels on Hulu Live, and an okay selection of Spanish channels. See our Hulu Live TV review for more information. There’s also a free trial available.
Spanish Channels on Sling TV
Probably the best bang for your buck is going to be Sling TV, which offers a great way to watch Spanish TV online. Sling TV’s normal base packages do not offer any Spanish language channels – however, they offer a Sling Latino package that’s sold on it’s own for just $10 per month. This is one of the most economical ways to watch Spanish TV without cable. The package includes channels like:
- NBC Universo
- History en Español
- Discovery en Español
- Discovery Familia
- BeIN Sports Español
- BeIN Sports
- La Liga
- BeIN Sports Connect
- Cine Latino
- Cine Sony
- Inglés Para Todos
- VME Kids
- BabyTV en Espanol
- El Financiero
- Zee Mundo
- Hola TV
That gives you around 25 networks for $10 per month, which is a pretty great deal. If you want to expand selection further, you can either add one of the English-language base packages, or you can add a Spanish add-on. Here are the other Spanish language add-ons available:
Mexico – $5 per Month – adds Canal Once, CB Television, MultiMedios, Mexicanal, AZ Clic, TeleFormula, Milenio Television, AZ Cinema, TLR, Video Rola and Corazon.
Sudamérica – $5 per Month – adds Caracol, Nuestra Tele, NTN24, Novelas, TV Venezuela, Ecuavisa Internacional, Telefe, TyC Sports, Bolivia TV, Canal Sur, Estudi 5, Eltrece, TN, and EV TV
Centroamérica – $5 per Month – adds CA TV, CB24, and Tele El Salvador.
Caribe – $5 per Month – adds WAPA America, Cuba MAX TV, Telemicro, TV
España – $5 per Month – adds TVE, Antena 3, A3cine, and Superene
In a move similar to CBS All Access, Univision has recently launched its own standalone streaming service call Univision Now. For $9.99 a month you get live and on-demand access to both Univision and UniMás. This includes live sports, news and all their regular programming.
With your subscription, you can watch on up to three screens simultaneously. You’ll also get some DVR functionality, with recorded programs lasting up to 72 hours. As far as device support goes, you can watch Univision Now on Roku, your PC, or smartphone. Start your free trial today!
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Spanish Movies on Netflix
Netflix is a great go-to source for Spanish language content. Now if you have been using regular Netflix to find Spanish language content, it might be a little difficult. Unless you know exactly what to look for, you will most likely find content in English first, with a handful of things in Spanish. However, that can be easily fixed.
To get Netflix content delivered to you in Spanish, hop on the computer and go to https://www.netflix.com. Once you log in, go to My Account and scroll all the way to the bottom. Under My Profile, click the option that says Language. From there you should be able to change your preferred language to Spanish.
Quick Note: Not everything that is available in English is available in Spanish, but at the very least you’ll have an easier time finding things.
Over-the-Air Channels in Spanish
The cheapest way to watch Television in Spanish is to purchase an Over-the-Air (OTA) antenna. For those of you that don’t know, an OTA antenna picks up the signals from all the major broadcast networks, like ABC or CBS. Most antennas are very affordable, ranging from $30 to $60. I would recommend a Mohu Leaf 30 or the Winegard Elite 7550. Both of these are inexpensive, dependable, and do a great job picking up signals.
For Spanish language programming you can get free over the air with an antenna, the two television networks you’ll be looking for is Univision and Telemundo. They’ll have all the popular Spanish language shows you’re looking for; like Metastasis or La Gata.
Sadly, Telemundo and Univision are only accessible to about 50-60 percent of American homes so it won’t be uncommon to be missing one of those networks. Would you like to know what stations are in your area? Check out AntennaWeb and find out if Univision and Telemundo are available in your area.
If Univision and Telemundo are not in your area, don’t worry because there are a bunch of different ways to get access to these channels. And if you keep reading, you’ll find out.
Cut the Cord and Get Even More Spanish Television
It may be hard to find someone speaking Spanish on cable television these days, but if you ditch the cable subscription you’ll be surprised at what kind of content you can find. Between Sling TV, fuboTV, your trusty old OTA antenna, and all the rest; there’s a whole world of Spanish language content just waiting to be discovered!
So what are you waiting for? Deje de pagar demasiado por la televisión por cable . Tome el salto, cortar el cordón, y matar a su factura de cable hoy!
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