Can YouTube TV Replace PlayStation Vue When It Shuts Down? We Take a Look…

family watching tvWith PlayStation Vue shutting down in January, subscribers are beginning to look for a different live TV streaming service to take its place.

Today, we’re comparing PlayStation Vue to YouTube TV, a streaming service that many Cord Cutters News readers say they’ll be moving to when PlayStation Vue shuts down in January 2020.

Cost

With the PlayStation Vue Core package, subscribers currently get 79 channels for $54.99/month.

A YouTube TV subscription costs $49.99/month for 91 channels.

Channels 

Here’s the breakdown of which channels each of these two streaming services has to offer. On the chart, we’re comparing YouTube TV with PlayStation Vue’s Core package.

PlayStation Vue CoreYouTube TV
ABCXX
ABC NewsX
Adult SwimX
AMCXX
Animal PlanetXX
ACCNXX
BabyFirstX
BBC AmericaXX
BBC World NewsX
beIN SportsX
BravoXX
Big Ten NetworkXX
Cartoon NetworkXX
CBSXX
Cheddar Big NewsX
Cheddar BusinessXX
Cheddar NewsX
CBS Sports NetworkXX
CNBCXX
CNBC World NewsX
CNNXX
CometXX
Cooking ChannelX
Cozi TVXX
CWX
DiscoveryXX
DisneyXX
Disney JuniorXX
Disney XDXX
DIY NetworkX
E!XX
ESPNXX
ESPN College ExtraX
ESPN 2XX
ESPNewsXX
ESPN UXX
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 & CrimwX
Local NowX
MLB Game of the WeekX
MLB NetworkXX
MotorTrendXX
MSNBCXX
MyTVXX
Nat Geo WildXX
National GeographicXX
NBA TVXX
NBCXX
NBCSNXX
NBC SportsX
NBC UniversoX
NECNX
NESNX
NewsyX
NFL NetworkX
NHL NetworkX
Olympic ChannelXX
Orlando CityX
OWNX
OxygenXX
PopXX
SEC NetworkXX
Smithsonian ChannelXX
SNYXX
Sounders FCX
Start TVXX
Sundance TVXX
SyFyXX
TastemadeXX
TBSXX
TelemundoXX
Tennis ChannelXX
TLCXX
TNTXX
Travel ChannelXX
Tru TVXX
Turner Classic MoviesXX
TYTX
USAXX
Universal KidsX
WE TVXX
YES NetworkX
YouTube OriginalsX

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 will be 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.

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