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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 Core YouTube TV
ABC X X
ABC News X
Adult Swim X
AMC X X
Animal Planet X X
ACCN X X
BabyFirst X
BBC America X X
BBC World News X
beIN Sports X
Bravo X X
Big Ten Network X X
Cartoon Network X X
CBS X X
Cheddar Big News X
Cheddar Business X X
Cheddar News X
CBS Sports Network X X
CNBC X X
CNBC World News X
CNN X X
Comet X X
Cooking Channel X
Cozi TV X X
CW X
Discovery X X
Disney X X
Disney Junior X X
Disney XD X X
DIY Network X
E! X X
ESPN X X
ESPN College Extra X
ESPN 2 X X
ESPNews X X
ESPN U 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 & Crimw X
Local Now X
MLB Game of the Week X
MLB Network X X
MotorTrend X X
MSNBC X X
MyTV X X
Nat Geo Wild X X
National Geographic X X
NBA TV X X
NBC X X
NBCSN X X
NBC Sports X
NBC Universo X
NECN X
NESN X
Newsy X
NFL Network X
NHL Network X
Olympic Channel X X
Orlando City X
OWN X
Oxygen X X
Pop X X
SEC Network X X
Smithsonian Channel X X
SNY X X
Sounders FC X
Start TV X X
Sundance TV X X
SyFy X X
Tastemade X X
TBS X X
Telemundo X X
Tennis Channel X X
TLC X X
TNT X X
Travel Channel X X
Tru TV X X
Turner Classic Movies X X
TYT X
USA X X
Universal Kids X
WE TV X X
YES Network X
YouTube Originals 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 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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