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AT&T TV vs YouTube TV: Which Live TV Service is Right for You?

Remote controlNow that AT&T TV has launched nationwide, we’re comparing this cable-like streaming service with one of the most popular live TV streaming services – YouTube TV.

What is AT&T TV?

AT&T TV is the streaming version of DIRECTV. The service went live in select cities last year. The cable-like service requires a two-year contract, with pricing for the first 12 months starting at $59.99/month (after an intro promotion) with some hidden fees, including a regional sports network fee. The price goes up after the first 12 months. This is separate from AT&T TV NOW, the company’s streaming service without a monthly contract.

Plans and Pricing

AT&T TV launched today with a promotional price of $49.99/month for the Entertainment package with a two year contract. Normal pricing will be $59.99. In the second year of the contract, the price will go up to as much as $130/month.

YouTube TV subscription costs $49.99 per month with no hidden fees and no monthly contract.

Channels

Here’s what you’ll be able to watch with a Hulu with Live or YouTube TV subscription.

Note: AT&T TV is offering some additional channels as part of a launch promotion. Those channels are not included on the chart, as they won’t be a permanent part of the channel lineup.

AT&T TV offers locals and regional sports networks in select areas. Check the website to find out exactly which locals are available in your area and with the package you’re looking at.

AT&T TV Entertainment YouTube TV
A&E X
ABC X
ACCN X
ACCU X
Adult Swim X
AMC X X
Animal Planet X X
AXS X
Baby First X
BBC America X X
BBC World News X
BET X
Big Ten Network X
Bloomberg X
Boomerang X
Bravo X
Cartoon Network X X
CBS X
CBS Sports Network X
Cheddar Big News X
Cheddar Business X
Cheddar News X
CMT X
CNBC X X
CNBC World X
CNN X X
Comedy Central X
Comet TV X
Cozi TV X
CSPAN X
CSPAN 2 X
CW X
Discovery X X
Disney X X
Disney Junior X X
Disney XD X X
E! X X
ESPN X X
EPSN 2 X X
ESPNews X
ESPN U X
Food Network X X
FOX X
FOX Business X X
Fox News X X
Fox Sports X
FS1 X X
FS2 X
Freeform X X
FX X X
FXM X
FXX X X
Galavision X
Gem Network X
Golf X
Hallmark X
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries X
HGTV X X
History X
HLN X X
HSN X
IFC X
Investigation Discovery X X
LAFC X
Lifetime X
Local Now X
MLB Game of the Week X
MLB Network X
MSNBC X X
Motor Trend X X
MTV X
MTV 2 X
MyNetwork TV X
National Geographic X X
Nat Geo Wild X
NBA TV X
NBC X
NBCSN X X
NBC Sports X
NBC Universo X
NECN X
NESN X
Nickelodeon X
OAN X
Olympic Channel X
Orlando City X
Ovation X
OWN X
Oxygen X
Paramount X
PBS X
PBS Kids X
Pop X
QVC X
QVC 2 X
Reelz X
Revolt X
RFD TV X
SEC X
Smithsonian Channel X
SNY X
StartTV X
Sundance TV X
SyFy X X
Tastemade X
TBS X X
Teen Nick X
Tennis Channel X
Turner Classic Movies X X
Telemundo X
TLC X X
TNT X X
Travel X
Tru TV X X
TV Land X
TYT X
Universal Kids X
Univision X
USA X X
VH1 X
Vice X
WE TV X X
YES X
Yes Network X

Simultaneous Viewing

AT&T TV allows you to stream on up to 3 devices at once.

YouTube TV allows you to stream simultaneously on up to 3 devices. You’ll also have the option to set up 6 profiles for each account, so everyone in the family can personalize their profile with their favorite content.

Cloud DVR

AT&T TV comes with 500 hours of DVR storage.

A YouTube TV subscription comes with a Cloud DVR with unlimited storage. You can record shows simultaneously and watch from any of your devices.

Which live TV streaming service do you prefer? Let us know in the comments.

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