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How to Watch The 31 Nights of Halloween Without Cable

Fall is upon us! It’s finally time to break out the hoodies, order those PSLs, and – of course – get ready for Halloween. And what says “Halloween” more than sitting down to watch some classic spooky movies with the family?
 
For years now, a Fall tradition for many has included tuning into “The 31 Nights of Halloween on Freeform, a channel formerly known as ABC Family.
 
In case you forgot, “The 31 Nights of Halloween” features family-friendly movies every night for the entire month of October, including films such as the beloved Hocus Pocus, the ever-charming Addam’s Family, the surprisingly touching Casper, and so much more.
 
But how do you tune into the yearly event if you’ve recently – or not so recently – cut the cord? As we all know, one of the biggest concerns about cutting the cord and switching to fiber-to-the-home is missing out on the things that traditional cable provided.
 
The good news is that with streaming services, you can never miss a moment of your favorite family Halloween movies.
 
Here’s how.
 
Stream Freeform Using Other Services
 
One of the best ways to watch “The 31 Nights of Halloween” is to use a streaming service to get the Freeform channel.
 
This can be done in a few ways. One of the easiest is to go here and then pick a provider from the list. We suggest going with Hulu, YouTube TV, or Sling since the other providers on the list are all traditional cable providers.
 
Once you sign up for the service, you can navigate to the Freeform channel and stream “The 31 Nights of Halloween” to any smart device, such as a TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Roku, phone, laptop and more.
 
While this method is the best way watch “The 31 Nights of Halloween” and get an experience similar to cable TV (because this is literally watching the cable TV version!), you don’t have to, which leads us to our next point.
 
Pick and Choose What to Watch Based on the Schedule
 
The world is your oyster, you own your destiny and that’s why the second way to participate in the movie marathon is to choose your own adventure every night based on Freeform’s schedule.
 
What do we mean?
 
Freeform puts out their movie schedule long before “The 31 Nights of Halloween” starts, allowing you to look over the list and see what films are already available to you to stream across all of the services you may have.
 
For example, since Freeform is part of Disney, many of the movies on the list will be included in a Disney+ subscription. Other movies can be found on Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime.
 
This approach not only gives you the freedom to choose what your movie night looks like (and allows you to watch them without any commercial breaks) but also it enables you and your family to pick only your favorites and work together on a line-up.
 
If you’re really having trouble finding that one movie that doesn’t seem to be anywhere, you can rent movies from Amazon Prime for just a few bucks or grab a physical copy from your local library. The library is an underutilized resource for finding great movies for absolutely nothing.
 
“The 31 Nights of Halloween:” A Wrap-Up
 
When it comes to watching Freeform’s annual movie marathon, you have quite a few options after cutting the cord. The best is to find a way to stream the Freeform channel since this is a more complete experience.
 
Another option is to look over what movies will be broadcasted on Freeform and then making your own movie marathon based on your favorites from the list. You can do this in a combination of ways, but a great place to start is checking out Disney+ since there is a lot of overlap.
 
Check out “The 31 Nights of Halloween” Schedule here!

 
Posted: 10/5/2021 2:30:28 PM


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*Estimated cost savings based on average competitor pricing. Actual savings may vary by location. Assumes monthly YouTube TV subscription fee of $64.99 a month. YouTube TV-specific savings of up to $500/year calculated by annualizing mean reported monthly spending on pay-TV of $107 and subtracting the annualized $64.99 monthly base package costs of YouTube TV. Based on a study by the Leichtman Research Group, published Oct. 31, 2018. YouTube TV is a trademark of Google LLC.