8 Best Live TV Apps on Android For Free

Are Cable TV and Netflix subscription too expensive for you? Does your family happen to be keeping the Netflix password secret from you? Fret not as we guide you in your journey of never paying for a TV subscription by being able to watch live TV on Android.

Here’s the deal:

Not everyone is fortunate enough to afford a premium subscription. Most of the subscription plans that let you watch TV series have a monthly fee of $10. That fee is quite expensive, especially if you are the only one paying for it. And if you compute the annual pay you do for these subscriptions, you will see that you can save a huge chunk of your money if you stop subscribing.


If you are one of those people that want to save money, then this article is for you. We listed the best live TV app for Android that can be downloaded for free. These apps allow you to watch live TV on Android for free. So read on to know more!

But you need to know that phones are limited in terms of their aural capabilities.

So why not get a speaker while you’re at it? Trust us, you’ll never regret getting one when you start viewing those exciting scenes on your cellphone!

A speaker will be a great improvement!

If you are into Android apps, then you should definitely check out our Apps page to try out some cool new Apps. Cool applications like the ones in this article can be found on that page.

The best apps to watch live TV on Android should come with a ton of channels or video content. It would also be great if they are ad-free. Now, we searched for the best apps that let you watch live TV on Android, and we curated this list to share them with you.

So without further ado, let’s jump right into it!

1. SPB TV (Live TV)

200 Channels All Over the Globe

With over 10 million downloads, the SPB TV app is our top app for watching online TV on your Android for free. It offers over 200 different TV channels from all over the globe. Although, most channels that are featured in this app are Russian channels.

Navigate your way with its easy interface.

If you have a Chromecast at home, you can cast the video content from your phone to your TV. However, it is best to note that some channels may not be available in some regions.

Google Play

2. Livestream (Streaming App)

Livestream Android App

If you’re looking for an app that allows you to watch various Livestreams, then the app “Livestream,” as the name suggests, might be the one for you. With this app, you can watch different real-time live streams around the world. From news to sports, they have it all.

Pass the time by watching shows on Livestream!

If you ever feel like sharing your passions around the world, you can go live stream too to let the world know. However, you will need a paid subscription for you to do so.

Google Play

3. Tubi (Streaming App)

Free Movies and TV Shows Android App

Like our first app, the Tubi app also has over 10 million downloads. The Tubi app lets you watch thousands of movies and TV series for free. The best of all, Tubi is 100% legal. No credit cards or subscription required. As one of the largest free streaming services, Tubi continuously updates its list every week. So, you’ll never run out of videos to stream.

Choose from a large selection of TV shows and films!

Despite not being a live TV app, Tubi is a good alternative to premium streaming services like Netflix or Hulu. Additionally, you can cast the videos that you are watching on your TV if it supports Miracast or Chromecast.

Google Play

4. YuppTV (Indian Live TV)

YuppTV App for Android

If you’re looking for Indian content, then this app is for you. There are over 200 live TV channels available on this app. Surprisingly, almost all of them worked flawlessly. You can even get real-time TV discovery and watch daily soaps with this app.

Prepare your best laugh for Indian Movie Night with YuppTV!

Furthermore, this app features a catch-up TV mode that allows you to stream already aired content. While it may not offer the full array of channels, there is a good variety on the app.

We watched a couple of soaps, but the weird camera zoom-ins made us dizzy.

Google Play

5. Viki (Asian TV and Movies)

Viki: Korean Drama, Movies & Asian TV Android App

If you want an app that lets you watch Korean Drama, Movies & Asian TV, then “Viki: Korean Drama, Movies & Asian TV” might just be the one for you. This app is perhaps one of the best streaming apps available on Android. We have tested this app for quite some time and watched a few series. It has performed remarkably throughout our usage.

Get your tissue rolls ready for K-drama binge-watching!

In terms of video quality, it is almost always HD quality. You even get English subtitles on most, if not all, of the content. So, you are also able to understand everything that goes on on the screen. Everything from the interface to the streaming is top-notch and well-polished.

Google Play

6. Cartoon Network App (Cartoon TV Series and Movies)

Cartoon Network App for Android

Cartoon Network remains to be one of the best apps to watch cartoons. The only issue is its availability since it may not be available for some countries. Kids of all ages will have fun watching the latest episodes on the app.

Entertain your kid by letting them watch Cartoon Network!

The app offers a surprisingly large amount of various cartoon shows. It also presents them in a very kid-friendly way. We certainly had a great time watching episodes of Adventure Time.

Google Play

7. Al Jazeera (Middle Eastern News TV)

Al Jazeera English App for Android

The Al Jazeera App remains one of the top news sources that takes global coverage of the topics and news programs around the globe. With over 220 million users and viewers around the world.

Stay updated by watching the news on Al Jazeera!

If you’re tired of news anchors speaking their personal opinions about the news, then this app is for you. If you are interested, you can also check out other news apps for Android to expand your horizons.

Google Play

8. CNN World News (United States News TV)

CNN World News App for Android

The CNN app has a lot going on for it, with live audio news and fast video clips being uploaded, the app has it all. Although it is not a fully live TV app for Android, the video clips that accompany the news somehow does.

Never get left behind with CNN!

So, if you want to live TV news, then check out the top apps on the list here. On the other hand, if you seek more details about what’s happening, then the CNN app is for you. So, if you want to watch live TV news, then check out the top apps on the list here. On the other hand, if you seek more details about what’s happening, then the CNN app is for you.

Google Play


How to Watch Live TV on Android?

To watch live TV on Android, download one of the listed apps here. Once done, you are ready to watch live TV on Android!

What is Android TV?

Android TV is a platform developed by Google. It lets users watch TV using only their phones. You can learn more about it by visiting their website.

Apple TV vs Android TV – Which is best for you?

To be perfectly honest and biased, I would choose Android TV over Apple. For an in-depth comparison, check out our Apple TV vs Android TV article.

Best App to Watch Live Football on Android?

Streaming live football can be a bit tricky on Android, especially if you want it free, but we already have listed some great ways to catch NFL games on Android. You can check it out in our other articles.

Can I Get Live TV without Internet?

No, unless your smartphone comes with a built-in TV antenna. Although, you can purchase a digital TV tuner receiver for Android on Amazon. It will give your Android phone the capability to view local TV broadcasts.

How To Download Zee Bangla App?

You can download Zee Bangla App on the Google Play store.


Watching live TV on Android phone is now easier than ever. These apps will keep you entertained for a long while. When we first tested these apps, we watched a couple of Korean Soaps.

We still enjoy watching Korean TV shows live up to this day after 2 years. We hope that you’ll enjoy watching TV content on your Android device/s too.

If you have a better alternative or a suggestion, feel free to give us your feedback in the comments below!

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  1. What do you not under stand about the word Live? These are all prerecorded apps that play prerecorded stuff. Live channels fox,abc,nbc,hbo etc

    1. Dear ER,
      We have listed apps wherein you can watch live TV, movies, pre-recorded shows, etc. Some may not exactly show the live TV telecast, however the app will be useful to watch the TV shows, movies etc.
      Hope this helps and thanks for reading.

      Martin D

  2. Lol, you forgot not only does it lets you watch your tv shows for free, you also have the option to download the videos and watch it anytime on your mobile phones. give it a try.

  3. The “” App is no longer available! Why write about something that no longer is available?

    1. Debbie,

      Thank you for notifying this to us.
      Its time for us to update this article.
      We are going to update soon.


  4. Great list, top suggestions, strong overview of what each app does. Thanks for taking the time to review and share. Installed both LiveNow and Crackle – both are working and streaming beautifully!

  5. great post, I have been looking for this for a while and i just googled it and i found this blog, thanks for sharing such apps, now i can watch live Tv on my android

  6. Gent,

    Please put any app that have no need internet connection…..dvbt….
    i,m looking for those app that convert my tablet to digital tv without using tv tuner or internet….
    i mean recieving digital signal by wifi or bluetooth….


    1. Seriously? Dude buy a TV already. No method exists to do this as of now. You can purchase a Chinese tab which does come with a TV antenna other than that he will need internet. Or you can stream content from his main PC to his tablet without internet but through WiFi network.

  7. Try android app World News Live 24 for live streaming of news by BBC World News, CNNI, euro news, eNCA, Aljazeera, Sky News and others. There is a need to develop an android app for which does extensive live streaming of sports

  8. Thanks Dani for the helpful article but I’ve still some problem.

    I’m using Nokia Lumia 640 XL, and I want to know that how do I run those apps?

    Actually I love to see live TV, movies trailer , so can you help me???

  9. Thanks for the article! I Thnik that you should include hulu in this list. I love it especially because I can watch the latest Family Guy episodes 1 day after they air. btw, if you folks live outside USA like me, you can use UnoTelly or other similar tools to access Hulu, Crackle etc overseas.

    1. Hi Adam,
      Thanks for your suggestion and your comment. I am sure other readers will also give Hulu a try with your positive feedback.

  10. how can i get mobdro to work by casting to t v it starts to play thru my chromecast then stops thanks

  11. I lose my time and come across information above yours so I said
    It is a must congratulate you for that idea website.

  12. good day all
    please is there any android app i can use watch urban trace and maybe other usa apps.

    1. Joshua,

      I checked, I don’t think there is an app which shows Urban Trace. I’ll keep looking though.

    1. Hi Mustafa,
      You are most welcome and thanks for your suggestions. I am glad that it is working out for you. =-) Thanks for commenting!

  13. I personally use QuikrMovies.Com for downloading and watching movies, tv shows online, this website has nice user interface and no advertisements. Everybody should check this out, Thanks.

    1. Hi Carolyn,
      Thanks for sharing what you use to watch movies. No ads? Wow, that´s great! How long have you been using it?. =-)

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