2016 was a breakout year for live TV streaming. In the past being a cord cutter meant giving up access to channels such as TNT and ESPN. Now there are multiple services that stream these channels without requiring a contract.
2016 started out with Sling TV as the only real nationwide live TV streaming service in the United States. Now PlayStation Vue and DirecTV Now have joined the market with several other services on the way including services from Hulu and Google.
The question often comes up about what the best live TV streaming service is for cord cutters. So we asked our readers what they liked most.
For the first time we had a tie. Both Sling TV and PlayStation Vue received 43% of the vote with DirecTV Now coming in a distant third at 14%. Both the Sling and Vue services offer something different for everyone, and DirecTV Now—even though still young—has made a huge impact.
It should be interesting to see who comes out on top in 2017 with Vidgo, FuboTV, Hulu, and Google all releasing a live TV streaming service. There has also been steady innovations for the current players in the market that only points to ever-improving set-top options for cord cutters.
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