Hulu vs. YouTube TV vs. Sling TV vs. AT&T TV Now vs. extra: Channel lineups in contrast

14 September, 2021 by No Comments


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Deciding to reduce the cable TV twine doesn’t suggest it’s important to surrender your favourite channels. You’ll be able to stream them dwell, together with sports activities just like the NFL and MLB, in addition to dwell information from CNN, Fox Information, MSNBC or your native TV station. One technique to watch dwell reveals with out cable is to join an antenna, however your channel choice will probably be comparatively small. If you need extra choices you need to take a look at a dwell TV streaming service. They ship quite a few acquainted dwell channels, options like cloud DVRs and the flexibility to observe not solely on TVs but in addition on telephones, tablets and computer systems — all with no cable field or contract required.

Six main providers can be found at this time: AT&T’s DirecTV Stream (previously AT&T TV, AT&T TV Now and DirecTV Now), Google’s YouTube TV, Disney’s Hulu Plus Stay TV, Dish Community’s Sling TVFuboTV and Philo. Our full live-TV streaming information has all the small print about costs and options of the varied providers, however actually, it is all in regards to the channels.

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The massive chart: Prime 100 channels in contrast (up to date Sept. 7, 2021)

The primary distinction between the providers is their channel lineups. All of them supply completely different slates of channels for varied costs. 

Beneath you may discover a chart that reveals the highest 100 channels throughout all seven providers. There are literally eight listed as a result of Sling TV has two completely different “base” tiers, Orange and Blue. And in case you’re questioning, I selected which “high” channels made the reduce. Sorry, AXS TV, Discovery Life, GSN and Common HD. 

This text is up to date periodically as channel packages, costs and different data modifications. For instance, in September AT&T spun off AT&T TV as DirecTV Stream, in late July Hulu added NFL Community and RedZone, in June YouTube TV added a 4K possibility and Philo elevated its value to $25, in March T-Cell closed down TVision and FuboTV elevated its base value to $65, and in January Sling TV raised its value to $35. These modifications are mirrored within the chart under.

Some extra stuff to know in regards to the chart: 

  • Sure = The channel is obtainable on the most cost effective pricing tier. That value is listed subsequent to the service’s title.
  • No = The channel is not accessible in any respect on that service. 
  • $ = The channel is obtainable for an additional charge, both a la carte or as a part of a dearer bundle or add-on.
  • Regional sports activities networks — channels dedicated to displaying regular-season video games of explicit professional baseball, basketball and hockey groups — will not be listed. Take a look at our devoted MLB 2021 article for data on these channels.
  • ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, MyNetworkTV and The CW networks will not be accessible in each metropolis and availability of those native channels varies per service
  • PBS is simply at the moment accessible on YouTube TV. 
  • The chart columns are organized so as of value, so if you cannot see all the things you need, attempt scrolling proper.
  • Overwhelmed? A neater-to-understand Google Spreadsheet is right here.

PHILO VS. SLING TV VS. FUBO VS. HULU VS. YOUTUBE TV VS. DIRECTV STREAM: Prime 100 channels in contrast

Channel Philo ($25) Sling Orange ($35) Sling Blue ($35) FuboTV ($65) Hulu with Stay TV ($65) YouTube TV ($65) DirecTV Stream ($70)
Whole channels: 41 25 37 60 73 78 61
ABC No No No Sure Sure Sure Sure
CBS No No No Sure Sure Sure Sure
Fox No No Sure Sure Sure Sure Sure
NBC No No Sure Sure Sure Sure Sure
PBS No No No No No Sure No
CW No No No Sure Sure Sure Sure
MyNetworkTV No No No No Sure Sure Sure
Channel Philo ($25) Sling Orange ($35) Sling Blue ($35) FuboTV ($65) Hulu with Stay TV ($65) YouTube TV ($65) DirecTV Stream ($70)
A&E Sure Sure Sure No Sure No Sure
ACC Community No $ No $ Sure Sure $
Accuweather Sure No No Sure No No Sure
AMC Sure Sure Sure Sure No Sure Sure
Animal Planet Sure No No Sure Sure Sure Sure
BBC America Sure Sure Sure Sure No Sure Sure
BBC World Information Sure $ $ $ No Sure $
BET Sure Sure Sure Sure Sure Sure Sure
Huge Ten Community No No $ Sure Sure Sure $
Bloomberg TV Sure Sure Sure No Sure No Sure
Boomerang No $ $ No Sure No Sure
Bravo No No Sure Sure Sure Sure Sure
Channel Philo ($25) Sling Orange ($35) Sling Blue ($35) FuboTV ($65) Hulu with Stay TV ($65) YouTube TV ($65) DirecTV Stream ($70)
Cartoon Community No Sure Sure No Sure Sure Sure
CBS Sports activities Community No No No Sure Sure Sure $
Cheddar Sure Sure Sure Sure Sure Sure $
Cinemax No No No No $ $ $
CMT Sure $ $ Sure Sure Sure Sure
CNBC No No $ Sure Sure Sure Sure
CNN No Sure Sure No Sure Sure Sure
Comedy Central Sure Sure Sure Sure Sure Sure Sure
Cooking Channel Sure $ $ $ $ No $
Vacation spot America Sure $ $ $ $ No $
Discovery Channel Sure No Sure Sure Sure Sure Sure
Disney Channel No Sure No Sure Sure Sure Sure
Disney Junior No $ No Sure Sure Sure Sure
Disney XD No $ No Sure Sure Sure Sure
DIY Sure $ $ $ $ No $
E! No No Sure Sure Sure Sure Sure
EPIX $ $ $ No No $ $
ESPN No Sure No Sure Sure Sure Sure
ESPN 2 No Sure No Sure Sure Sure Sure
ESPNEWS No $ No $ Sure Sure $
ESPNU No $ No $ Sure Sure $
Channel Philo ($25) Sling Orange ($35) Sling Blue ($35) FuboTV ($65) Hulu with Stay TV ($65) YouTube TV ($65) DirecTV Stream ($70)
Meals Community Sure Sure Sure Sure Sure Sure Sure
Fox Enterprise No No $ Sure Sure Sure Sure
Fox Information No No Sure Sure Sure Sure Sure
Fox Sports activities 1 No No Sure Sure Sure Sure Sure
Fox Sports activities 2 No No $ Sure Sure Sure $
Freeform No Sure No Sure Sure Sure Sure
FX No No Sure Sure Sure Sure Sure
FX Films No No $ $ Sure Sure $
FXX No No $ Sure Sure Sure Sure
FYI Sure $ $ No Sure No $
Golf Channel No No $ Sure Sure Sure $
Hallmark Sure $ $ Sure No No Sure
HBO/HBO Max No No No No $ $ $
HGTV Sure Sure Sure Sure Sure Sure Sure
Historical past Sure Sure Sure No Sure No Sure
HLN No $ Sure No Sure Sure Sure
IFC Sure Sure Sure Sure No Sure Sure
Investigation Discovery Sure Sure Sure Sure Sure Sure Sure
Lifetime Sure Sure Sure No Sure No Sure
Lifetime Film Community Sure $ $ No Sure No $
Channel Philo ($25) Sling Orange ($35) Sling Blue ($35) FuboTV ($65) Hulu with Stay TV ($65) YouTube TV ($65) DirecTV Stream ($70)
MLB Community No $ $ $ No Sure $
Motor Development Sure Sure No Sure Sure Sure Sure
MSNBC No No Sure Sure Sure Sure Sure
MTV Sure $ $ Sure Sure Sure Sure
MTV2 Sure $ $ $ $ Sure Sure
Nationwide Geographic No No Sure Sure Sure Sure Sure
Nat Geo Wild No No $ $ Sure Sure $
NBA TV No $ $ $ No Sure $
NBC Sports activities Community No No Sure Sure Sure Sure Sure
NFL Community No No Sure Sure Sure Sure No
NFL Pink Zone No No $ $ $ $ No
NHL Community No $ $ $ No No $
Nickelodeon Sure No No Sure Sure Sure Sure
Nick Jr. Sure Sure Sure Sure Sure Sure $
Nicktoons Sure $ $ $ $ Sure $
Olympic Channel No No $ Sure Sure Sure $
OWN Sure No No Sure No Sure $
Oxygen No No $ Sure Sure Sure $
Paramount Community Sure $ $ Sure Sure Sure Sure
Channel Philo ($25) Sling Orange ($35) Sling Blue ($35) FuboTV ($65) Hulu with Stay TV ($65) YouTube TV ($65) DirecTV Stream ($70)
Science Sure $ $ $ $ No $
SEC Community No $ No $ Sure Sure $
Showtime No $ $ $ $ $ $
Smithsonian No No No Sure Sure Sure $
Starz $ $ $ $ $ $ $
Sundance TV Sure $ $ Sure No Sure Sure
Syfy No No Sure Sure Sure Sure Sure
Tastemade Sure $ $ Sure No Sure $
TBS No Sure Sure No Sure Sure Sure
TCM No $ $ No Sure Sure Sure
Telemundo No No No Sure Sure Sure $
Tennis Channel No $ $ $ No No $
TLC Sure No Sure Sure Sure Sure Sure
TNT No Sure Sure No Sure Sure Sure
Journey Channel Sure Sure Sure Sure Sure Sure $
TruTV No $ Sure No Sure Sure Sure
TV Land Sure $ $ Sure Sure Sure Sure
USA Community No No Sure Sure Sure Sure Sure
VH1 Sure $ $ Sure Sure Sure Sure
Vice Sure Sure Sure No Sure No Sure
WE television Sure $ $ Sure No Sure Sure
Channel Philo ($25) Sling Orange ($35) Sling Blue ($35) FuboTV ($65) Hulu with Stay TV ($65) YouTube TV ($65) DirecTV Stream ($70)