If you’re into family-friendly content, odds are you love tuning into the GAC Family channel. Previously known as Great American Country, the network went through a major relaunch in 2021, now with a programming format similar to the Hallmark Channel. Its sister network, Ride TV, also saw a rebrand as GAC Living, and it now carries GAC’s older midwestern and southern lifestyle programming format.
GAC is available to over half of pay television customers in the United States, carried by dozens of providers, including Spectrum. If you’ve recently switched to Spectrum, you may wonder what channel is GAC channel on Spectrum is. To find out, keep on reading till the end.
What can you watch on the GAC Channel?
Neither GAC Family nor GAC Living is as heavy-hitting on programming as its competitors. Still, you can catch up with the second season of Hallmark’s acclaimed original drama, When Hope Calls, on GAC Family. Plus, the network broadcasts re-runs of the Full House sequel Fuller House, previously a Netflix Original.
Sitcoms like Bewitched, The Beverly Hillibillies, The Facts of Life, The Lone Ranger, Hazel, and Silver Spoons syndicated from the likes of CBS, Sony, Warner Bros., and NBCUniversal networks are also parts of GAC’s current programming.
Apart from the regular programs, GAC Family also produces original holiday content and romantic comedies. Some of its original, made-for-TV films include Harmony From the Heart, Winter Palace, An Autumn Romance, A Christmas Miracle for Daisy, and so on. The network’s “Great American Christmas” programming begins in late October.
What channel is the GAC channel on Spectrum?
GAC channel is available via many cable, satellite, and streaming services across the United States, including Spectrum. You can tune into Channel 326 on Spectrum to watch GAC Family HD or Channel 133 for the standard-definition feed, but the exact channel number may vary by your zip code. For example, the channel no. for GAC Family is 295 on Spectrum for 10012, New York.
To find out what channel is the GAC Family or the Great American Family channel for you on Spectrum, visit gacfamily.com/channel-finder, enter your 5-digit zip code in the respective field, and click the Find Channel button. After that, you should be able to see the correct channel number for your provider.
If you’re looking for GAC Living or the Great American Living channel on Spectrum, simply go to gacliving.tv/channel-finder, enter your 5-digit zip code in the Channel Finder field, and click Find Channel. It’s important to note that GAC Living broadcasts only in select US regions.
From August 20th, 2022 onwards, GAC Family will be called Great American Family. The same applies to the GAC Living channel, rebranded as Great American Living. GAC Media’s CEO, Bill Abbot, said they plan to promote the rebranding across all its provider partners.
Where else can I watch the GAC channel?
Aside from Spectrum, GAC Family (HD) is available through all the following American cable and satellite providers listed in the table below.
|AT&T U-Verse (Channel 1529)||AlticeUSA (Channel 184)||Cox*|
|Comcast / Xfinity (Channel 1620)||DirecTV (Channel 326)||Dish (Channel 165)|
|Frontier*||Mediacom (Channel 261)||Optimum / Suddenlink*|
*For the following providers, you may once again use GAC’s Channel Finder to find the exact channel number according to your zip code.
Can I watch the GAC channel online?
Yes. Thanks to the TV Everywhere initiative, you can stream GAC Family online from anywhere as long as you have an active cable, satellite, or OTT subscription. If your provider offers its own streaming service, you can tune into the GAC channel from there.
Since you’re on Spectrum, simply install the Spectrum TV app on a supported device (e.g., Android, iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire, Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Xbox One, etc.) from the respective app store. You can sign into the app with valid Spectrum account credentials to enjoy GAC Family, GAC Living, and 180+ other channels. Not only that, but you can also access some of GAC’s currently-aired titles on-demand.
Other cost-effective options for watching GAC Family online include mainly a few OTT (over-the-top) live TV streaming services centered around cord-cutters, such as FuboTV, Frndly TV, Hulu Live TV, Philo, and Sling TV. All of them offer monthly subscription plans and require zero commitments. Here are all the OTT streaming plans that include the GAC channel:
|Live TV Service||Plans incl. GAC Family|
|FuboTV||Pro, Elite, Ultimate|
|Hulu with Live TV||Entertainment Add-on|
|Sling TV||Heartland Extra Add-on|
Except for FuboTV and Hulu Live TV, GAC Living is also available to stream on the above OTT live TV services. The most affordable options for watching the GAC channels online are Frndly TV and Philo, at least at the time of writing.
On Spectrum, the channel numbers for GAC Family and GAC Living vary depending on your zip code. You can use GAC’s Channel Finder, which we’ve discussed in this guide, to find the following family-oriented channels.
To learn which Spectrum cable TV plans include the GAC network, contact their customer support or visit their Channel Lineup site. Note that the channel’s availability varies to your location.