History Channel, originally known as The History Channel, is a satellite and basic cable television channel owned and operated by A&E Networks. The channel is renowned for broadcasting historical fiction series and documentary programs. Some of the notable programs broadcasted by the channel include reality television series such as Ax Men, Pawn Stars, as well as other non-history content.
By February 2015, History Channel was accessible to about 96.1 million households, accounting for close to 82.5% of Americans with access to at least one television set. The channel also has location specific versions in countries such as Australia, Europe, Canada, India, Latin America, Middle East and Africa.
A while back, the channel received heavy criticism from historians, scientists and skeptics for some of their broadcasts which featured pseudo documentaries, unfounded and sensational investigative programs such as UFO Hunters, Nostradamus Effect, Brad Meltzer’s Decoded and Aliens.
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History Channel: Streaming Options
If you are looking for alternative ways to access History Channel shows but you don’t have cable, there are a few options available at your disposal. They include the following:
1) History Channel on Sling TV
Sling TV is the best service to use for watching History Channel live streams. Sling TV streaming services is from the Dish Network and with the basic package, subscribers are able to access over 25 pay television channels delivered to them on various devices over the internet. With a Sling TV subscription, you can catch up with your favorite History Channel shows on Roku, Apple TV, Xbox One, Chromecast, computers and various other mobile devices. Sling TV services are available from $20 a month.
2) Watch History Channel from the official website
The other option you have for streaming History Channel content is via the official website at History.com. But the only discouraging thing about using the websites to stream the shows is that your options will be very limited. If you don’t have cable TV logins, you will manage to watch just a handful of shows. Additionally, not all shows are availed on the website and the ones available may not be around for a long time.
3) History Channel Shows on Hulu and Netflix
In the event that you are not interested in live streaming, Hulu and Netflix are great sources of accessing past History Channel shows. All you have to do is to subscribe to the preferred carrier and you will start to enjoy History Channel shows. You can also use Amazon Instant Videos to purchase certain series or titles. When you purchase the titles, you will own them and you can download them to your computer so that you watch them at any time of your convenience.
4) Use History Channel App
The other method to access History Channel programming is to install their app – History Channel App, which is available for both iOS and android devices. With the app, you can catch up with your favorite shows on your various mobile devices.
5) Third party websites and apps
There is plenty of external websites and apps you could turn to when you want to stream History Channel content. Be warned, however, that some of these services are illegal and may not be recommended for your online safety or the security of the devices you use in accessing them. Some of these external websites include-: freeintertv.com, sidereel.com, nowwatchtvlive.com etc.
The Top Shows on History Channel
Catch the following top shows on History Channel:
Vikings – The Vikings have been airing since March 2013 and it is one of the most popular shows on the History Channel network.
American Pickers – American Pickers has been on air since January 2010 and it is currently on the sixteenth episode. It is the story of Midwestern pickers who travel to the United States in search of national treasures and rare artifacts to buy from collectors.
Pawn Stars – Pawn Stars is about a family run pawn shop in Las Vegas where three generations have sharpened their skills to distinguish between what’s fake and what’s real.
Ancient Aliens – If you are fascinated by aliens and you wonder if they are even real, you have every reason to watch this popular series on History Channel, where investigators globe trot in search of evidence of life in the outer space.
Mountain Men – Mountain Men has been airing since 2012 and it is the story about life and dangers in unspoiled wilderness where there are no cable television, tablets, internet or the modern conveniences that city dwellers are accustomed to.
The other popular shows on this channel include Ice Road Truckers, Alone, Swamp People, Forged in Fire, Ax Men, Counting Cars, The Bible, American Restoration, Modern Marvels and Top Gear amongst others.
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