Spanish television has never been more accessible and affordable thanks to streaming. Popular streaming platforms have expanded programming to cover Spanish shows, news, sports, and dramas. Leaving you with plenty of free and paid options to consider. So, here are the best ways to stream Spanish TV.
NBC’s Peacock launched with a rich Latino vertical that is easy to find on its homepage. The vertical is composed of Spanish on-demand news stories, documentaries, reality TV, and informational clips.
Peacock offers three subscription tiers: Free, Premium ($4.99/month), and Premium Plus ($9.99/month). If you don’t mind putting up with some ads, the free tier gets you a generous amount of Spanish TV. If you want to know more before subscribing read our primer to NBC’s Peacock streaming service.
Popular Spanish shows on-demand include Al Rojo Vivo, Noticias Telemundo, Latinx Now, Chiquis N’ Control, and Betty in NY. TV hits like The Riveras and Caso Cerrado run as curated channels on Peacock’s live stream. And like its English-language curated channels, these run on clips from past seasons 24/7.
Pantaya caters to Latin movie and TV lovers. Its collection covers classic films, modern blockbusters, and TV series filmed in Latin America. Pantaya also hosts popular bilingual shows like Vida and originals like The Game of Keys.
The platform’s selection of classic hits and modern shows make it a fitting channel subscription for bilingual families, especially if different age groups share the TV. It offers a 7-day trial for first-timers; after that, the subscription rises to $5.99/month.
Some other hits on Pantaya include Traveling with Los Derbes, Las Píldoras de Mi Novio, and Los Leones ft. Ozuna.
Pluto TV is an excellent streaming option if you are looking for free Spanish TV. The platform offers 22 Spanish TV channels inside the Latino vertical.
Pluto’s Spanish streaming options include MTV en Español, Comedy Central en Español, and curated channels with dubbed hit shows like The Walking Dead en Español and Forensic Files en Español.
You’ll also find on-demand movies and series, reality TV, dramas, sports, travel, and comedy.
This app is a good fit for Univision loyalists since it only offers select Univision programming and UniMás news and sports. That being said, the on-demand selection is broad, and not much of a surprise, considering Univision’s large library.
For $9.99/month, you’ll get access to Univision classics like El Gordo y la Flaca, Despierta America, Laura, and Primer Impacto. You can also access live content up to 72 hours after its original air date.
If you want to watch movies and TV series in Spanish, Netflix will get you the best bang for your buck. The wide selection of original Spanish programming is worth the $8.99/month subscription price alone.
To find Spanish programming on Netflix, type “Español” in the search bar and browse through its extensive selection. Netflix hosts hit original shows and classic films in Spanish like Y Tu Mamá También, Narcos, and House of Flowers.
Sling TV offers three streaming packages in English and multiple Spanish TV add-ons. Sling’s Blue and Orange tier run at $30/month. Combining both tiers gives you access to 50+ channels for $45/month. Spanish add-ons range from $3-$5/month and can be attached to any plan.
Sling leads the way with Spanish add-on options by offering regional channel add-ons for South American, Caribbean, and Central American natives. Each add-on allows you to stay connected to your continent by offering channels subscriptions from specific regions.
For instance, its SurAmerica add-on covers South American channels like Caracol, Nuestra Tele, NTN24, RCN Novelas, TV Venezuela, EVTV, Ecuavisa Internacional, Telefe Internacional, El Trece Internacional, Todo Noticias, Bolivia TV, Canal Sur, and Estudio 5.
For a well rounded Spanish package, the Best of Spanish TV add-on includes access to channels like Estrella TV, Azteca, Discovery en Español, ESPN Deportes, Cinelatino, Discovery Familia, Cine Sony, and History en Español.
Sling also offers individual Spanish channels add-ons like Cocina On, Flix Latino, or ConTV for an extra $3/month, allowing for plenty of customization.
Vidgo offers two Spanish streaming plans and can stream on up to three devices simultaneously.
The Latino Streaming Plan offers 15 channels in Spanish for $20/month. This tier includes ESPN Deportes, Fox Deportes, Fox Life, History en Español, Cine Sony, and Familia Discovery.
The Latino Más Streaming Plan offers 25 Spanish channels for $30/month. This includes NatGeo Mundo, Centroamerica TV, Estudio5, Fox Deportes, Television Dominicana, Azteca America, Estudio5, Cine Latino, A3cine and Atres Series.
If you are looking to stay up-to-date with Spanish sports channels, fuboTV is a streaming alternative to consider. fuboTV streams live TV sports and entertainment without a cable package.
The platform’s basic English streaming package already includes Spanish networks like Univision and Telemundo for $64.99/month. If you want more Spanish channels, its Latino Plus add-on offers 15 channels for an additional $19.99/month. Some of fubo’s Latino Plus channels include Fox Deportes, NatGeo Mundo, Discovery en Español, and ESPN HD Deportes.
fuboTV’s subscription also comes with a handy 30 hours of cloud DVR storage so you can record and watch your favorite teams at your leisure.
Hulu’s on-demand streaming subscription comes with access to bilingual and Spanish hits like East High and Love, Victor. Hulu also offers a $4.99/month Spanish channel add-on for its Live TV subscribers. Hulu + Live TV runs at $54.99/month with ads or $60.99/month without ads.
The Español TV add-on includes access to CNN en Español, Discovery en Español, Discovery Familia, ESPN Deportes, FOX Deportes, History Channel en Español, and NBC Universo.
What to Consider When Streaming Spanish TV
Getting access to Spanish TV in the US was once a luxury that only came with a cable package. It’s satisfying to know that now, streaming platforms are rightfully catering to Spanish-speaking audiences by offering more choices and price ranges for streaming plans.
Each streaming platform caters to different needs. So, before choosing a platform, consider your budget, streaming device, and the type of programming you are interested in.
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