Philo vs Sling TV vs DIRECTV NOW vs PlayStation Vue vs Fubo TV vs Hulu vs YouTube TV – Updated February 2018

Family Enjoying Movie Night At Home TogetherToday we update our side by side look at the major live TV streaming services. With a lot of new device support and new channels we wanted update our live TV streaming service break down. This month we looked at Fubo TV, PhiloSling TV, Hulu’s live TV betaYouTube TV, PlayStation Vue, and DIRECTV NOW with the hopes that we will make picking the right live TV streaming service easier.

*Note this list is up to date (as best as we can make it) as of Feburary 2nd 2018.

Are you on a mobile device? Struggling to see the chart? Here is a PDF you can download for easier viewing.

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

Streaming PlayerSling TVPS VueDIRECTV NOWYouTube TVHulu BetaFubo TVPhilo
RokuXX X XXXX
Fire TVXXX XX
Apple TVXXX XXX
ChromecastXXXXXX
iOSXXXXXXX
Android Phones/TabletXXXXXXX
Android TVX X X X
Xbox OneX XX
PlayStation 4X

*Note: Chromecast will work on any Chromecast supported device like Android 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 TVPhilo
A&EXXXXX
AMCXXXXX
American Heroes ChannelXXX
Animal PlanetXX X
Audience XX
Baby TVX X X
BBC AmericaXXXXX
BBC World NewsX XX XX
Blaze TVX
ChannelSling TVPS VueDIRECTVYouTubeHulu BetaFubo TVPhilo
NOW TV
BETX XX
BET Her XX
Big Ten NetworkXX XXX
Bloomberg TelevisionX X X
BoomerangXX X X
BravoXX XXXX
Campus InsiderX
Cartoon Network/Adult SwimXXXX
BeIN Sports en EspanolX
BeIN Sports XX
ChannelSling TVPS VueDIRECTVYouTubeHulu BetaFubo TVPhilo
NOW TV
CinemaxX XX X
CheddarXX
CBS Sports Net X XXX X
CBSNX
CMTX XX
Comedy TVX
Cowboy ChannelXX
CNBCXXXXXX
CNBC WorldXXX
CNNXXXX
CNN InternationalX
 AXS TV X X X
NBC SportsnetX X X X XX
Comedy CentralXXX
Crime & InvestigatinX
Cooking ChannelXXXX
ChannelSling TVPS VueDIRECTV YouTubeHulu BetaFubo TVPhilo
NOW TV
Destination AmericaXXX
DiscoveryXXX
Discovery FamilyXX X
Discovery LifeXX X
Disney ChannelXXXXX
Disney JuniorXXXXX
Disney XDXXXXX
DIY NetworkXXX
Duck TVX
ChannelSling TVPS VueDIRECTVYouTubeHulu BetaFubo TVPhilo
NOW TV
E!XXXXXX
EPIXX
EPIX Drive-InX
EPIX HitsXX
EPIX2X
ESPNXXXXX
ESPN 2XXXXX
ESPN Bases LoadedX X
Ride TVX
ESPN Deportes XX X
ESPN Goal LineXX
ESPN UXXXXX
ESPN NewsXXXX X
ChannelSling TVPS VueDIRECTVYouTubeHulu BetaFubo TVPhilo
NOW TV
El ReyXXX
 RFDTV X X
Eleven Sports XX
EuronewsX
Family ChannelX
FMX
Fla MaX
FobuTV NetowrkX
Food NetworkXXXXXX
Fox BusinessXXXXX
Fox College SportsXX
Fox News ChannelXXXX X
Fox Regional Sports NetworksXXX XXX
 Fox DeportesXX
Football Report TVX
ChannelSling TVPS VueDIRECTV YouTubeHulu BetaFubo TVPhilo
NOW TV
France 24X
FreeFormXXX X X
FS1XXXXXX
FS2XXXXXX
FXXXXXXX
FXMXXXXX
FXXXXXXXX
FYIXXXXX
Fox Soccer PlusX
Fuse XX
Golf ChannelXXX X XX
GalavisionXX
Great AmericaX
Hallmark & Hallmark MoviesX XX X
HBOXXX X
ChannelSling TVPS VueDIRECTV YouTubeHulu BetaFubo TVPhilo
NOW TV
 HDNet Movies X
HGTVXXXX XX
HistoryXXXXX
Hi-Yah!X
HLNXXXX
 Fusion X XX X
 GSN XXX
IFCXXXXX
Investigation DiscoveryXXX
ChannelSling TVPS VueDirecTVYouTubeHulu BetaFubo TVPhilo
NOW TV
LifetimeXXXXX
Lifetime MoviesXXXXX
Local NowXXX
LogoXXX
MachinimaX
 OAN / AWE X
MGMX
MSG/MSG+ XX
MSNBCXXX XXX
MTVXXX
MTV 2XXX
MTV LiveX
ChannelSling TVPS VueDIRECTVYouTubeHulu BetaFubo TVPhilo
NOW TV
Nat Geo WildXXX XXX
Nat GeoXXXXXX
NESN X XX
MLB Network XX
NBC Sports NetworkXXXXXX
 NBA TV XX XX
NFL NetworkXX X
NDTVX
NHL NetworkXX
News18X
NewsyXX
NickelodeonXX
Nick Jr.XXX
NicktoonsXXX
ChannelSling TVPS VueDIRECTVYouTubeHulu BetaFubo TVPhilo
NOW TV
One World SportsX
Outside TVXX
OWNXXX
OxygenXXXXXX
Pursuit ChannelX
Pac-12X X
PokerX
 AFRO X
PopX X X X X
Revolt XX
RT NetworkX
ChannelSling TVPS VueDIRECTVYouTubeHulu BetaFubo TVPhilo
NOW TV
Science ChannelXXX
SEC NetworkXXXXX
Showtime XX X X X
Sony Movie ChannelX
ParamountXXX
SproutXX XXX
Sundance TVXXXX
SyFyXXX XXX
TBSXXXX
TeenNickXXX X
TLCXXX
TNTXXXX
ChannelSling TVPS VueDIRECTVYouTubeHulu BetaFubo TVPhilo
NOW TV
Travel ChannelXXXX XX
Tru TVXXXX
Turner Classic MoviesXX XX
TV LandXXX
Olympic ChannelX X XX
UnimasXXX
UnivisionXXX
Univision Deportes
USAXXX XXX
VelocityXXX
VH1XXX
Tennis Channel X X X
VibrantX
VicelandXXXXX
WE tvXX XXX
Weather ChannelXX
WeatherNation XX
YES X X X X XX

*YouTube TV also includes access to YouTube Red.
*fuboTV & Sling TV include several international packages.
*Spike TV has been updated to Paramount as it will change its name this month.
*Hulu also includes access to Hulu’s on-demand service.
*Comet TV recently announced plans to come to PlayStation Vue & YouTube TV
*Found a error? Please email us and we will fix it.

Number of 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.

fuboTV 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.

DIRECTV NOW offers two streams. (DIRECTV NOW has announced they will be increasing that to 3 streams.)

DVR

DIRECTV NOW has a DVR in closed beta testing and currently offers 100 hours of storage.

Philo includes an unlimited 30-day DVR, plus on-demand programming.

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 30 hours of personal cloud DVR storage with no expiration and an Advanced DVR for $9.99/month, which includes 500 hours.

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, PhiloPlayStation 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.

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