Is Philo & PlayStation Vue a Better Deal Than DIRECTV NOW Plus? We Take a Look…

Couple relaxing in living room holding remote control and smilingLast week, we compared the new DIRECTV NOW Plus package to a Philo + YouTube TV combo. With many customers looking for alternatives to the new DIRECTV NOW packages with high price tags and fewer channels, we’re back with another option.

In today’s post, we’re going to break down the cost and channel selection of the DIRECTV NOW Plus package compared to a Philo + PlayStation Vue combo.

DIRECTV NOW Plus

DIRECTV NOW Plus will cost you $50/month for 47 channels. (Previously, plans started at $40/month for 65+ channels.)

With the new Plus plan, you’ll get the following channels (those not included with Philo + PlayStation Vue 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

PlayStation Vue + Philo

The basic PlayStation Vue package (Access) costs $44.99/month while the basic Philo subscription costs $16/month, for a total of $60.99/month.

Combined, you’ll get the following channels (those not included with DIRECTV NOW Plus in bold.)

  • ABC
  • A&E
  • AMC
  • Animal Planet
  • AXS
  • BBC America
  • BBC World News
  • BET
  • Bravo
  • Cartoon Network
  • CBS
  • Cheddar Business
  • Cheddar News
  • CMT
  • CNBC
  • CNN
  • Comedy Central
  • Cozi
  • Destination America
  • Discovery
  • Disney
  • Disney Junior
  • Disney XD
  • DIY
  • E!
  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • Food
  • Fox
  • Fox Business
  • Fox News
  • Freeform
  • FS1
  • FS2
  • FX
  • FXX
  • FYI
  • Gameshow Network
  • Hallmark Channel
  • Hallmark Drama
  • Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
  • HGTV
  • History
  • HLN
  • ID
  • IFC
  • Lifetime
  • Lifetime Movies
  • Motor Trend
  • MSNBC
  • MTV
  • MTV2
  • MTV Classic
  • National Geographic Channel
  • NBC
  • NBC Sports
  • Nick
  • Nick Jr.
  • OWN
  • Oxygen
  • PlayStation Emerging Filmmakers Program
  • People TV
  • Sci
  • Spotlight
  • Start TV
  • Sundance TV
  • SyFy
  • Tastemade
  • TBS
  • Teen Nick
  • Telemundo
  • TLC
  • TNT
  • Travel Channel
  • Tru TV
  • TV Land
  • USA
  • VH1
  • Viceland
  • WE TV

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