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Hulu with Live TV vs. PlayStation Vue: Which One is Right For You? We Take a Look (Updated August 2019)

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When looking at live TV streaming services, two of the major players are Hulu with Live TV and PlayStation Vue. In this updated comparison post, we’re taking a look at both of these services to help you decide which is the best option for you.

Plans and Pricing

While Hulu has several subscription options for ad supported and ad-free viewing, only the Hulu with Live plan offers live channels in addition to the on-demand content you’ll get with the other plans. The Hulu with Live TV plan costs $44.99 per month.

Last month, PlayStation Vue saw a price increase of $5 for each of their plans. These are the current options when signing up for a PlayStation Vue subscription.

  • Access $49.99/month
  • Core $54.99/month
  • Elite $64.99/month
  • Ultra $84.99/month

Channel and Price Comparison

When comparing streaming services, we compare the price per channel to give you an idea of the value you’ll get for the price.

With Hulu with Live TV, you’ll pay $44.99 for 67 channels, bringing the cost to $0.67 per channel. (Keep in mind that this doesn’t include the content you’ll get from Hulu’s on-demand library.)

The PlayStation Vue Core package now costs $54.99 for 79 channels, making the cost about 70 cents per channel.

Channels

While the price per channel can be helpful in comparing the value of each service, the only way to know if one service is better for you than another is by looking at the channels each offers.

Here is a break down of the channels Hulu and PlayStation Vue offer:

Hulu PlayStation Vue
ABC NBC
CBS ABC
FOX Fox
NBC CBS
ABC News Live AMC
A&E Animal Planet
Animal Planet Baby First
Big Ten Network (BTN) BBC America
Boomerang BeIn Sports
Bravo Bravo
Cartoon Network Big Ten Network
CBS Cartoon Network
CBSN CBS Sports
CBS Sports Network Cheddar Business
Cheddar Business CNBC
CNBC CNN
CNN Comet
CNN International Cooking
Cozi TV Cozi
CW Destination America
Discovery Channel Discovery
Disney Channel Disney
Disney Jr Disney Junior
Disney XD Disney XD
E! DIY
ESPN E!
ESPN2 ESPN
ESPNews ESPN College Extra
ESPNU ESPN 2
ESPN College Extra ESPN News
ESPN Bases Loaded ESPN U
ESPN Goal Line Food Network
FOX Fox Business
FOX Business Fox News
FOX News Freeform
Food Network FS1
FS1 FS2
FS2 FX
Freeform FXX
FX NBC Golf
FXM Hallmark
FXX HGTV
HGTV HLN
History Channel IFC
HLN ID
Investigation Discovery Law & Crime Trial Network
Lifetime MLB
MSNBC MSNBC
MotorTrend National Geographic Wild
NBC National Geographic
NBC Golf NBA TV
NBC SN NBC Sports
National Geographic NFL Network
Nat Geo Wild Olympic Channel
Olympic Channel OWN
Oxygen Oxygen
Pop PlayStation Emerging Filmmakers Program
SEC ESPN Pop
Smithsonian Channel PS Vue Spotlight
SyFy SCI
TBS SEC Network
Turner Classic Movies Smithsonian
Telemundo Start TV
TLC Sundance TV
TNT SyFy
Travel Channel Tastemade
Tru TV TBS
Universal Kids Telemundo
USA Tennis Channel
Viceland TLC
TNT
Travel
Tru TV
Turner Classic Movies
USA
We TV

Simultaneous Viewing

Hulu with Live TV allows users to watch on two devices simultaneously. You can also add the Unlimited Screens add-on for an additional monthly fee. With that, you can watch on as many devices that are connected to your home network as you want. With the add-on, you can also watch on 3 mobile devices simultaneously.

PlayStation Vue will let you watch 5 streams simultaneously. However, you can only watch on 3 away from your home area, including smartphones and tablets.

Cloud DVR

Every Hulu with Live TV subscription comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage to record and watch content. You can also upgrade to the Enhanced Cloud DVR package to increase your storage to 200 hours.

Your PlayStation Vue Core subscription comes with “unlimited” Cloud DVR storage that will allow you to record up to 500 programs. Your content will be saved for 28 days.

Which of these two streaming services are you more likely to choose? Let us know in the comments!

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