If you’re trying to cut the cord, you don’t have to give up your favorite Bravo shows like Real Housewives, Below Deck and Vanderpump Rules.
There are several ways to stream content from NBCUniversal’s Bravo network.
In this article and the featured video above, I’ll share my best tips to watch Bravo shows without a cable or satellite TV subscription. Let’s get started!
1. Live TV Streaming Service
If you want to watch Bravo shows live as they premiere on the cable network, subscribing to a live TV streaming service is your best option.
NBCUniversal owns Bravo and other networks like NBC, E!, MSNBC, USA and more.
Unfortunately, there is no way to subscribe to only Bravo. You will need to pay for a bundle that includes dozens of networks.
The cheapest way to get Bravo without cable is with Sling TV.
Bravo is included in the Sling Blue plan, which carries more than 40 channels and 50 hours of cloud DVR storage for only $35 a month.
Other services like YouTube TV, fuboTV and Hulu Live also include NBCUniversal networks like Bravo in their base plans. However, those services start at $65 to $70 a month.
If it’s just Bravo that you’re looking for, I recommend Sling Blue. But if you have a longer list of must-have channels, check out the other options.
Learn more in my guide to the best live TV streaming plans and deals.
NBCUniversal announced in May 2022 that Peacock will become the exclusive U.S. streaming home for Bravo shows starting in the fall.
If you subscribe to Peacock Premium ($4.99/month), you’ll be able to stream new episodes of Bravo shows the day after they premiere on cable.
In addition, past seasons of Bravo shows are available to Premium subscribers.
Although this is not a complete replacement for a live TV streaming service, it’s pretty close.
As long as you can wait until the next day to watch, Peacock is becoming the go-to way to stream Bravo shows and save money compared to cable, satellite or a live TV streaming service.
NBCUniversal struck a deal with Discovery+ in early 2022 to bring 12 reality TV series to the platform. They include some international versions of the “Housewives” series:
- The Real Housewives of Cheshire
- The Real Housewives of Johannesburg
- The Real Housewives of Melbourne
Top Chef Canada and Flipping Out are two other Bravo shows that you can now find on Discovery+.
4. NBC App
If you have a pay TV subscription, you can stream Bravo shows on demand from the NBC app whenever you want.
But even without a subscription, a limited number of episodes are free.
When you create an NBCUniversal profile with your email address, you’ll receive credits to stream any three locked episodes. Credits do not expire, but there is no way to purchase additional credits.
Three credits won’t get you far, but this could work if you only want to watch something because a friend or family member told you to check it out.
If you want to learn more, I have a separate article on how the NBC app works here.