New Vegan TV Network is Totally Free to Watch

UnchainedTV webpage

UnchainedTV webpage

Finally, it’s happened! Award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author Jane Velez-Mitchell has launched a new streaming TV network called  UnChainedTV.  For six years, Jane hosted her own show on CNN Headline News, aka HLN. Previously, she worked in syndicated television and, prior to that, anchored in local television news at KCAL-TV in Los Angeles and WCBS-TV in New York. All that to say… she’s watched the best in the business run the largest news networks in the world. Now, this committed vegan is launching what you might call the VEGAN CNN,  a 100% vegan TV Network available as a FREE APP you can download on your iPhone, Android phone, Roku device, Amazon Fire Stick, and Apple TV device, with more platforms to come.

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FREE. Yes, that’s what the cord-cutters and cord-nevers are looking for: FREE CONTENT TO WATCH! UnChainedTV is Free to watch all around the world. Created in conjunction with Emmy award-winning producer Eamonn McCrystal, the network  launched in early November, 2021. Have you downloaded the Unchained TV app yet?

Download the App & You Can Watch it Anywhere

Phone with UnchainedTV app

The UnchainedTV App in a phone ~Jordi Casamitjana


When Jane told me about the launch, I immediately downloaded the free app on my phone. I was very impressed. Because I am a writer for her non-profit’s website, I already knew that the organization reports on a wide range of topics, from the climate crisis to the health crisis to delicious vegan recipes. This APP also has a wide range of content: vegan and animal rights breaking news, documentaries, vegan cooking shows, music videos, plant-based business profiles, fitness, and talk shows.

But, I did not expect the app to be so comprehensive and easy to use. You have two options. The home section offers all the videos from which to choose at your leisure.   The live option offers content constantly streamed “as live.”  All the videos are ready to watch at the tap of your finger, organized into useful topics (Trending, Cooking Shows, News, Documentaries, Mini Docs, Getting Fit, Talk Shows, Plant-Based Business Hour, Events, and Music).


You can Watch Many Documentaries with the UnchainedTV App

Browsing the UnchainedTV App

Browsing the UnchainedTV App

As a freelance writer on vegan and animal issues, I try to keep up to date on our movement’s films. And, yet, I found so many documentaries in the UnchainedTV app that I had not seen.

For instance, the first in the list of documentaries I saw was Give Me Shelter, Katie Cleary’s movie just published on the channel. Featuring many beautifully shot interviews with experts, the movie exposes the underground black market trade of wild and exotic animals and features Hollywood icon Tippi Hedren, an animal activist who is also famous for starring in The Birds, among many classic films.

Also, it was great to watch the young vegan activist Genesis Butler getting inspired by the life of the late American labor leader and civil rights activist Cesar Chavez. It turns out that they are related. You can watch this short documentary titled Cesar Chavez: Respect for All.

Using the UnChainedTV APP, you can now also watch the multi-awarded documentary Countdown to Year Zero. Jane Velez-Mitchell produced and directed this film, shot and edited by Jeff Adams of VeganLinked.  It’s a wake-up call about how the global economy has less than a decade to transition to a plant-based system.

And I found classics too. Vegucated, the 2011 guerrilla-style documentary that follows three meat and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks. And, of course, the legendary Earthlings (10th Anniversary edition). The poignant documentary, narrated by Oscar-winning actor Joaquin Phoenix, is credited for being the trigger that turned many people vegan. I remember how there was a time where animal rights activists commonly greeted each other with “have you watched Earthlings yet?” Well, now with UnchainedTV, everyone can watch it for free.


News and Events Can Also be Watched in the UnchainedTV App

Portland's animal activist community is large and growing fast. Ending fur sales is a top priority.

Watch Portland’s animal activist community as they demand the end of all fur sales.

Animal rights protests are hardly ever reported on by mainstream media.  Now, UnChainedTV brings you the breaking news from the streets, from anti-fur protests to vigils, from VegFests to new vegan restaurant openings.

It’s all there, in chronological order, for you to get up to date. For instance, I watched a dramatic Cube of Truth style demo at the Virginia Beach oceanfront, followed by an animal rights protest in Canada and a series of protests and speeches in Glasgow during the COP26 climate summit.  There was also an interview with Eric Adams, the new vegan mayor of New York City, plus an anti-vivisection march.

For a movement so reliant on grassroots activism, this is an informative tool to find out what is going on out there. But, it’s also a nice way to remotely participate in small events all over the world. By watching the videos, and listening to the inspiring speeches, you are supporting courageous animal activists. Sometimes, only a handful of onlookers see these protests in real life. But, thanks to the UnchainedTV app, many average Americans will now be exposed to this information.

Great Selection of Light Vegan Content

Plant Based Bussiness Hour videos at UnchainedTV App

Plant Based Business Hour videos can be watched at UnchainedTV App

Interested in learning new plant-based recipes? Looking for music created by vegan artists? Want to fill the time listening to interesting debates and interviews on vegan topics?  UnchainedTV features a great deal of light content of this kind too.

You can watch the latest Plant-Based Business Hour interview. Elizabeth Alfano interviews the world’s top vegan entrepreneurs. Discover the latest in vegtech. I have written accompanying articles about many of these informative interviews. They are always very illuminating and make me feel that we are getting closer to a more compassionate world and hitting the vegan tipping point.

UnChainedTV is really simple to download. Just go to the APP store on your iPhone and type it in, or go to Google Play for Android phones. You don’t have to give your email. And, it’s totally free. On ROKU, type in UnChainedTV in the Channel Store. On Amazon Fire Stick, go to the APP search box and type it in. It is also available on LG Smart TVs with webOS.

The app is free and all the content is free. So, get it now!