DIRECTV NOW vs Sling TV vs PlayStation Vue vs Fubo TV vs Hulu vs YouTube TV – Updated October 2017

Cable TVToday we release our monthly side by side look at the major live TV streaming services. In this list we look at Fubo TVSling TV, Hulu’s live TV betaYouTube TV, PlayStation Vue, and DIRECTV NOW with the hopes that we will make picking the right one easier.

*Note this list is uptodate (as best as we can make it) as of October 11th 2017.

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First you should look at which of these services works on the devices you own?

Streaming PlayerSling TVPS VueDIRECTV NOWYouTube TVHulu BetaFubo TV
RokuXX XXX
Fire TVXXX XX
Apple TVXXXXX
ChromecastXXXXXX
iOSXXXXXX
Android Phones/TabletXXXXXX
Android TVX X X
Xbox OneXX
PlayStation 4X

*Note Chromecast will work on any Chromecast supported device like Android TV. We did not include YouTube TV on Android TV as there is no Android TV app for YouTube TV.

All of the services offer local channels in different markets. You can find out what locals are available in your area by visiting their sites.

Next, you should check to see which service has the channels you want?

ChannelSling TVPS VueDIRECTV NOWYouTube TVHulu BetaFubo TV
A&EXXXX
AMCXXXX
American Heroes ChannelXX
Animal PlanetXX
Audience XX
Baby TVX X X
BBC AmericaXXXX
BBC World NewsX XX
Blaze TVX
ChannelSling TVPS VueDIRECTVYouTube Hulu BetaFubo TV
NOW TV  
BETX X
Big Ten NetworkXX XXX
Bloomberg TelevisionX X X
BoomerangXX X X
BravoXX XXXX
Campus InsiderX
Cartoon Network/Adult SwimXXXX
BeIN Sports XX
ChillerXXXXX
ChannelSling TVPS VueDIRECTVYouTubeHulu BetaFubo TV
NOW TV  
CinemaxX XX
CheddarX
CBS Sports Net X XXX X
CMTX X
Comedy TVX
CNBCXXXXXX
CNBC WorldXXX
CNNXXXX
CNN InternationalX
 AXS TV X X
NBC SportsnetX X X X XX
Comedy CentralXX
Crime & InvestigatinX
Cooking ChannelXXX
ChannelSling TVPS VueDIRECTV YouTubeHulu BetaFubo TV
NOW TV  
Destination AmericaXX
DiscoveryXX
Discovery FamilyXX
Discovery LifeXX
Disney ChannelXXXXX
Disney JuniorXXXXX
Disney XDXXXXX
DIY NetworkXXX
Duck TVX
ChannelSling TVPS VueDIRECTVYouTubeHulu BetaFubo TV
NOW TV  
E!XXXXXX
EPIXX
EPIX Drive-InX
EPIX HitsXX
EPIX2X
ESPNXXXXX
ESPN 2XXXXX
ESPN Bases LoadedX X
ESPN Buzzer BeaterX X
ESPN Deportes XX X
ESPN Goal LineXX
ESPN UXXXXX
ESPN NewsXXXX X
ChannelSling TVPS VueDIRECTVYouTube Hulu BetaFubo TV
NOW TV  
El ReyXXX
 RFDTV X X
Eleven Sports XX
EuronewsX
FMX
Fla MaX
Food NetworkXXXXX
Fox BusinessXXXXX
Fox College SportsX
Fox News ChannelXXXX X
Fox Regional Sports NetworksXXX XXX
Football Report TVX
ChannelSling TVPS VueDIRECTV YouTubeHulu BetaFubo TV
NOW TV  
France 24X
FreeFormXXX X X
FS1XXXXXX
FS2XXXXXX
FXXXXXXX
FXMXXXXX
FXXXXXXXX
FYIXXXX
Fox Soccer PlusX
Fuse XX
Golf ChannelXXX X XX
GalavisionXX
Great AmericaX
Hallmark & Hallmark MoviesXX X
HBOXXX
ChannelSling TVPS VueDIRECTV YouTubeHulu BetaFubo TV
NOW TV  
 HDNet Movies X
HGTVXXXX X
HistoryXXXX
Hi-Yah!X
HLNXXXX
 Fusion X XX X
 GSN XX
IFCXXXX
Investigation DiscoveryXX
ChannelSling TVPS VueDirecTVYouTube Hulu BetaFubo TV
NOW TV  
LifetimeXXXX
Lifetime MoviesXXXX
Local NowXXX
LogoXX
MachinimaX
 OAN / AWE X
MGMX
MSNBCXXX XXX
MTVXX
MTV 2XX
ChannelSling TVPS VueDIRECTVYouTube Hulu BetaFubo TV
NOW TV  
Nat Geo WildXXX XXX
Nat GeoXXXXXX
NECNX
MLB Network XX
NBC Sports NetworkXXXXXX
 NBA TV XX XX
NFL NetworkXX X
NDTVX
NHL NetworkXX
News18X
NewsyXX
NickelodeonX
Nick Jr.XX
NicktoonsXX
ChannelSling TVPS VueDIRECTVYouTube Hulu BetaFubo TV
NOW TV  
One World SportsX
Outside TVXX
OWNXX
OxygenXXXXXX
Pursuit ChannelX
Pac-12X X
PokerX
 AFRO X
PopX X X
RevoltX
RT NetworkX
ChannelSling TVPS VueDIRECTVYouTube Hulu BetaFubo TV
NOW TV  
Science ChannelXX
SEC NetworkXXXXX
Showtime XX X X X
Sony Movie ChannelX
SpikeXX
SproutXX XXX
Sundance TVXXX
SyFyXXX XXX
TBSXXXX
TeenNickXX
TLCXX
TNTXXXX
ChannelSling TVPS VueDIRECTVYouTube Hulu BetaFubo TV
NOW TV  
Travel ChannelXXXX X
Tru TVXXXX
Turner Classic MoviesXX XX
TV LandXX
Olympic ChannelX X XX
UnimasXXX
UnivisionXXX
USAXXX XXX
VelocityXX
VH1XX
Tennis Channel X
VibrantX
VicelandXXXX
WE tvXX XX
 Fox DeportesX
Weather ChannelXX
WeatherNation XX
YES X X X X XX

*YouTube TV also includes access to YouTube Red.
*Hulu also includes access to Hulu’s on demand service.
*CSN is now NBC Sportsnet.
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Number of Streams

DIRECTV NOW offers two streams.

Sling TV will allow you to stream one or three streams at once depending on what package you sign up for. You can also use your Sling TV login for some apps such as WatchESPN.

PlayStation Vue will work on five devices at once but some channels will not work outside of your home network. You can use your PlayStation Vue login on different apps such as WatchESPN.

YouTube TV allows for 3 streams at once both inside and outside of your home.

Fubo TV allows 2 streams at the same time.

Hulu live TV beta starts with 2 streams but you can add more for $14.99 a month.

DVR

DIRECTV NOW has a DVR in closed beta testing. AT&T has announced plans to launch a DVR in the fall of 2017.

PlayStation Vue offers a 28-day DVR and after 28 days the recording is removed.

Sling TV has a DVR and most of their channels have on-demand versions of the aired shows. Sling TV is offering 50 hours of DVR space with no time limit on how long you can keep a recording for $5 a month.

YouTube TV will keep shows for 9 months but replaces DVR recording with on-demand versions when available.

Fubo TV offers 10 days of cloud DVR and you can record 10 shows at once.

Hulu live TV beta starts with 50 hours of storage. If you want more storage or the ability to fast forward you can pay $14.99 a month to get that ability.

So what service should you pick?

Hopefully, this guide has helped you find the right service. If you are still wondering which is the best for you and your family the best thing to do is to try the free trial for Fubo TVSling TV, YouTube TV, Hulu, PlayStation Vue, and DIRECTV NOW offer. Our suggestion is to give them a try and see if you like them. Check each service’s site for current prices because they keep changing. (Note: The PlayStation Vue charges an extra $10 a month for some markets.)

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