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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 Vue YouTube TV
ABC X X
ACCN X X
Adult Swim X X
AMC X X
Animal Planet X X
Baby First X
BBC America X X
BBC World News X
beIN Sports X
Big Ten Network X X
Bravo X X
Cartoon Network X X
CBS X X
CBS Sports X X
Cheddar X X
Cheddar Business X
CNBC X X
CNBC World X
CNN X X
Comet X X
Cooking X
CW X
Cozi X X
Destination America X
Discovery X X
Disney Channel X X
Disney Junior X X
Disney XD X X
DIY Network X
E! X X
ESPN X X
ESPN College Extra X
ESPN U X X
ESPN 2 X X
ESPNews X X
Food Network X X
FOX X X
FOX Business X X
FOX News X X
Fox Sports X
Freeform X X
FS1 X X
FS2 X X
FX X X
FXM X
FXX X X
Golf X X
Hallmark Channel X
HGTV X X
HLN X X
IFC X X
Investigation Discovery X X
LAFC X
Law & Crime X
Local Now X
MLB X X
MLB Game of the Week X
MotorTrend X
MSNBC X X
My Network TV X
National Geographic X X
Nat Geo Wild X X
NBA TV X X
NBC X X
NBC Sports X X
NBC Universo X
NBCSN X
NECN X
NESN X
Newsy X
NFL Network X
Olympic Channel X X
Orlando City X
OWN X X
Oxygen X X
PBS X
PBS Kids X
PlayStation Emerging Filmmakers X
Pop X X
Science X
SEC Network X X
Smithsonian X X
SNY X
Start TV X X
Sundance X X
SyFy X X
Tastemade X X
TBS X X
XTelemundo X X
Tennis X
TLC X X
TNT X X
Travel Channel X X
Tru TV X X
Turner Classic Movies X X
TYT X
Universal Kids X
USA X X
YES X
YES Network X
YouTube Originals X
WE TV X X

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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