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Is Hulu with Live TV a Better Deal Than DIRECTV NOW Plus? We Take a Look…

In the past couple weeks, we’ve compared PlayStation Vue, YouTube TV, and Sling to the new DIRECTV NOW Plus plan. Today, we’re covering Hulu with Live TV vs. the DIRECTV NOW Plus plan.

Hulu with Live TV

Recently, Hulu raised the cost of their Live TV service, bringing it to $44.99/month. With a subscription to Hulu with Live TV, you’ll get the following channels (those not available with DIRECTV NOW Plus in bold):

  • ABC
  • ABC News Live
  • A&E
  • Animal Planet
  • Big Ten Network (BTN)
  • Boomerang
  • Bravo
  • Cartoon Network
  • CBS
  • CBSN
  • CBS Sports Network
  • CNBC
  • CNN
  • CNN International
  • CW
  • Cheddar
  • Cozi TV
  • 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
  • FX
  • FXM
  • FXX
  • Freeform
  • HGTV
  • History Channel
  • Headline News
  • 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
  • TCM
  • Telemundo
  • TLC
  • TNT
  • Travel Channel
  • Tru TV
  • Universal HD
  • USA
  • Viceland

DIRECTV NOW Plus

DIRECTV NOW Plus will cost you $50/month for 47 channels. (Previously, plans started at $40/month for 65+ channels.) AT&T has announced that they plan to add some Viacom channels sometime this month. We will update this post when they are added.

With the new Plus plan, you’ll get the following channels (those not available on Hulu with Live TV in bold):

  • HBO
  • HBO Family
  • HBO Latino
  • ABC
  • AccuWeather
  • Audience
  • Boomerang
  • Bravo
  • Cartoon Network
  • CBS
  • CNBC
  • CNBC World
  • CNN
  • CW
  • Disney Channel
  • Disney Junior
  • Disney XD
  • E!
  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • FOX
  • FOX Business Network
  • FOX News Channel
  • FS1
  • Freeform
  • FX
  • FX Movie Channel
  • FXX
  • Hallmark Channel
  • HLN
  • MSNBC
  • My TV
  • Nat Geo Wild
  • National Geographic Channel
  • NBC
  • NBC Sports
  • Ovation
  • Oxygen
  • Pop
  • Revolt
  • SYFY
  • TBS
  • TCM
  • Telemundo
  • TNT
  • TruTV
  • Universal Kids
  • Universo
  • USA
  • VME

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