One of the most common questions we get is what is the best live TV streaming service. So, as part of our Cordie Awards, which asks our readers to vote on the best cord cutting devices and services, we asked what they thought the best live TV streaming service of 2019 was.
This year we had seven services to pick from: Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, AT&T TV NOW, Hulu, Philo, YouTube TV, and fuboTV. It’s hard to believe that about four years ago there was no such thing as a live TV streaming service available nationwide. (Note: We did include PlayStation Vue as it will not shut down until 2020.)
So, let’s take a look at how our readers voted:
In 4th place is Philo with 11.5% of the vote.
Philo has found a loyal following with its fans and has even been bundled with other live TV streaming services. For just $20 you get a huge collection of networks including Viacom, Discovery, AMC, and Hallmark. This seems to have made it a favorite with cord cutters as they voted it the fourth best live TV streaming service of 2019.
In 3rd place is Sling TV with 13.9% of the vote.
Sling TV was the first live TV streaming service to hit the market nationwide. With a low price of $25 Sling TV has found a huge following of subscribers as a service perfect for anyone who has an antenna but wants to add networks like ESPN, Disney, and Hallmark. Now it is the third best live TV streaming service according to our readers.
In 2nd place is Hulu with Live TV with 14.7% of the vote.
Hulu has recently successfully used its huge on-demand subscriber base to push people to subscribe to its live TV streaming service. Now our readers have voted it the second-best live TV streaming service.
In 1st place is YouTube TV with 37.4% of the vote.
YouTube TV may not be the oldest live TV streaming service but it has made a big splash. Now our readers have voted it as the best live TV streaming service. Not only is it the best live TV streaming but it also had more than double the votes of the second-place service, Hulu.
What do you think of how our readers voted? Do you agree? If not leave us a comment and let us know why you think the readers got it wrong.