Can YouTube TV Replace PlayStation Vue? We Take a Look…

Woman watching TVPlayStation Vue will be shutting down in just a couple more weeks. If you’ve been looking for a new service to take its place, you’ve likely heard about YouTube TV. In this post, we’re comparing the two to help you decide if this is the right new streaming service for you.

Cost

The  PlayStation Vue Core package came at a price of $54.99/month.

YouTube TV subscription costs $49.99/month.

Here’s what you’ll get with the PlayStation Vue Core package vs. YouTube TV

PlayStation VueYouTube TV
ABCXX
ACCNXX
Adult SwimXX
AMCXX
Animal PlanetXX
Baby FirstX
BBC AmericaXX
BBC World NewsX
beIN SportsX
Big Ten NetworkXX
BravoXX
Cartoon NetworkXX
CBSXX
CBS SportsXX
CheddarXX
Cheddar BusinessX
CNBCXX
CNBC WorldX
CNNXX
CometXX
CookingX
CWX
CoziXX
Destination AmericaX
DiscoveryXX
Disney ChannelXX
Disney JuniorXX
Disney XDXX
DIY NetworkX
E!XX
ESPNXX
ESPN College ExtraX
ESPN UXX
ESPN 2XX
ESPNewsXX
Food NetworkXX
FOXXX
FOX BusinessXX
FOX NewsXX
Fox SportsX
FreeformXX
FS1XX
FS2XX
FXXX
FXMX
FXXXX
GolfXX
Hallmark ChannelX
HGTVXX
HLNXX
IFCXX
Investigation DiscoveryXX
LAFCX
Law & CrimeX
Local NowX
MLBXX
MLB Game of the WeekX
MotorTrendX
MSNBCXX
My Network TVX
National GeographicXX
Nat Geo WildXX
NBA TVXX
NBCXX
NBC SportsXX
NBC UniversoX
NBCSNX
NECNX
NESNX
NewsyX
NFL NetworkX
Olympic ChannelXX
Orlando CityX
OWNXX
OxygenXX
PBSX
PBS KidsX
PlayStation Emerging FilmmakersX
PopXX
ScienceX
SEC NetworkXX
SmithsonianXX
SNYX
Start TVXX
SundanceXX
SyFyXX
TastemadeXX
TBSXX
XTelemundoXX
TennisX
TLCXX
TNTXX
Travel ChannelXX
Tru TVXX
Turner Classic MoviesXX
TYTX
Universal KidsX
USAXX
YESX
YES NetworkX
YouTube OriginalsX
WE TVXX

Simultaneous Viewing

PlayStation Vue allows 5 simultaneous streams.

YouTube TV allows 3 simultaneous streams.

DVR

A PlayStation Vue Core subscription came with “unlimited” Cloud DVR storage, allowing users to record up to 500 programs. Your content is saved for 28 days.

YouTube TV has unlimited DVR storage space. For some programs in your library, you may be able to select your preferred format—recording or video on-demand—when you start watching.

Did YouTube TV Buy PlayStation Vue?

No. There was some confusion when PlayStation Vue began recommending YouTube TV to current subscribers when the streaming service shuts down. YouTube TV did not buy the service, the company just won a bid to have its service recommended in emails and on the website.

Can YouTube TV Replace PlayStation Vue?

With similar DVR features, channel lineups, and price points, YouTube TV has been a popular option among those who are losing their subscription to PlayStation Vue. One factor holding some viewers back was lack of support for the PlayStation 4. YouTube TV addressed that problem by recently announcing that PlayStation 4 support will be added soon.

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