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Hulu with Live TV vs YouTube TV: Which is the Better Deal? We Take a Look (Updated July 2019)

Watching tv and using remote controlWith so many changes to the pricing, content, and features of streaming services lately, we’re back with updates to our comparison posts. In this series, we put two streaming services side by side, giving you the details about each to help you decide which is right for you.

Today, we’re looking at Hulu with Live TV and YouTube TV.

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 TVplan costs $44.99 per month.

YouTube TV has remained at $49.99/month since a price increase in April. There is only one subscription plan available for YouTube TV.

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.)

With YouTube TV, you’ll pay $49.99/month for 85 channels, bringing the cost to about 59 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.

When you subscribe to Hulu with Live TV, you’ll have access to the entire on-demand library from Hulu (including Hulu Originals) and the following live channels:

  • ABC
  • ABC News Live
  • A&E
  • Animal Planet
  • Big Ten Network (BTN)
  • Boomerang
  • Bravo
  • Cartoon Network
  • CBS
  • CBSN
  • CBS Sports Network
  • Cheddar Business
  • CNBC
  • CNN
  • CNN International
  • Cozi TV
  • CW
  • Discovery Channel
  • Disney Channel
  • Disney Jr
  • Disney XD
  • E!
  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • ESPNews
  • ESPNU
  • ESPN College Extra
  • ESPN Bases Loaded
  • ESPN Goal Line
  • FOX
  • FOX Business
  • FOX News
  • Food Network
  • FS1
  • FS2
  • Freeform
  • FX
  • FXM
  • FXX
  • HGTV
  • History Channel
  • HLN
  • Investigation Discovery
  • Lifetime
  • MSNBC
  • MotorTrend
  • NBC
  • NBC Golf
  • NBC SN
  • National Geographic
  • Nat Geo Wild
  • Olympic Channel
  • Oxygen
  • Pop
  • SEC ESPN
  • Smithsonian Channel
  • SyFy
  • TBS
  • Turner Classic Movies
  • Telemundo
  • TLC
  • TNT
  • Travel Channel
  • Tru TV
  • Universal Kids
  • USA
  • Viceland

Here’s what you’ll get with your YouTube TV subscription:

  • AMC
  • ABC
  • Animal Planet
  • BBC America
  • BBC World News
  • Bravo
  • Big Ten Network
  • CBS
  • CBS Sports
  • Cartoon Network
  • Cheddar Business
  • Cheddar News
  • CNBC
  • CNBC World
  • CNN
  • Comet
  • Cozi
  • CW
  • Discovery
  • Disney
  • Disney XD
  • Disney Junior
  • E!
  • ESPN
  • ESPN 2
  • ESPN U
  • ESPN News
  • ESPN SEC
  • Food Network
  • Fox
  • Fox Business
  • Fox News
  • Fox Sports
  • Freeform
  • FS1
  • FS2
  • FX
  • FXM
  • FXX
  • HGTV
  • HLN
  • IFC
  • ID
  • Local Now
  • Los Angeles Football Club
  • MLB Network
  • Motor Trend
  • MSNBC
  • My TV
  • National Geographic
  • Nat Geo Wild
  • NBA TV
  • NBC
  • NBC Golf
  • NBC Sports
  • NBC SN
  • Neon
  • NESN
  • Newsy
  • Olympic Channel
  • Orlando City SC
  • Oxygen
  • Pop
  • Seattle Sounders
  • Smithsonian Channel
  • SNY
  • Start TV
  • Sundance TV
  • SyFy
  • Tastemade
  • TBS
  • Telemundo
  • Tennis Channel
  • TLC
  • TNT
  • Turner Classic Movies
  • Travel Channel
  • Tru TV
  • Universal Kids
  • Universo
  • USA
  • WE TV
  • YES
  • TYT
  • YouTube Originals

Simultaneous Viewing

Hulu Live 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.

YouTube TV allows you to stream simultaneously on up to 3 devices. You’ll also have the option to set up 6 profiles for each account, so everyone in the family can personalize their profile with their favorite content.

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 YouTube TV subscription comes with a Cloud DVR with unlimited storage. You can record shows simultaneously and watch from any of your devices.

Which of these two streaming services do you prefer? Let us know in the comments!

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