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YouTube TV vs Hulu vs Sling TV vs Philo vs FuboTV vs Watch TV vs AT&T TV NOW – Updated November 2019

Family watching TVLast month we learned that PlayStation Vue is going to shut down in January of 2020. Sony also announced new signups for the service will soon end. This has lead to many to ask what the best replacement service for PlayStation Vue is. The truth is there is no one best option out there. Each person has different programming wants and needs. So we want to give you all the information and let you decided what’s right for you. In this guide we look at Watch TV, FuboTV, PhiloAT&T TV NOWSling TV, Hulu’s live TV beta, and YouTube TV 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 November 1st, 2019.

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

Streaming Player Sling TV AT&T TV NOW YouTube TV Hulu FuboTV Philo Watch TV
Roku X  X  X X X X
Fire TV X X X  X X X X
Apple TV X X  X X X X X
Chromecast X X X X X
iOS X X X X X X X
Android Phones/Tablet X X X X X X X
Android TV X  X X  X X
Xbox One X  X X

*Note: Chromecast will work on any Chromecast supported device like Android TV.


Next what channels each service offers:

Channel Sling TV Hulu AT&T TV NOW YouTube TV FuboTV Philo Watch TV
ABC* X X X
CBS* X X X X
FOX* X* X X X X
NBC* X X X X X
CW* X X X X
AccuWeather X
ACC Network X X X X
 AXS TV  X  X
A&E X X X X X
AMC X X  X X X
American Heroes Channel X X X X
Animal Planet X X X  X X
Aspire X
Audience X X
Baby TV X  X
Babyfirst TV
BBC America X X  X X X
BBC World News X  X X X X
BeIN Sports  X X
BeIN Sports en Espanol X
BET X X X X X
BET Her X X
Big Ten Network X X  X X
Blaze TV X
Bloomberg Television X X
Sling TV Hulu AT&T TV NOW YouTube TV FuboTV Philo Watch TV
Boomerang X  X  X X
Bravo X X  X X X
Campus Insider X
Cartoon Network/Adult Swim X X X  X X X
CBS Sports Net X  X X  X
CBSN X
Cheddar  X X X X  X
Cheddar Big News X X X X X
Cinemax X  X X
CMT X X X X
CNBC X X X X X
CNBC World X X X
CNN X X X  X X X
CNN International X X
Comedy Central X X X X X
Comedy TV
Comet X X X
Cooking Channel X X X
Cowboy Channel X
Sling TV Hulu AT&T TV NOW YouTube TV FuboTV Philo Watch TV
Cozi TV X X X
Crime & Investigation
Destination America X X X X
Discovery X X X X X X
Discovery Family X X  X
Discovery Life X X  X
Disney Channel X X X X
Disney Junior X X X X
Disney XD X X X X
DIY Network X X X
Duck TV X
E! X X X X X
El Rey
Eleven Sports X
EPIX X X
EPIX Drive-In X X
EPIX Hits X X
EPIX2 X X
ESPN X X X X
Sling TV Hulu AT&T TV NOW YouTube TV FuboTV Philo Watch TV
ESPN 2 X X X X
ESPN Bases Loaded X
ESPN Deportes  X  X
ESPN Goal Line X
ESPN News X  X X X
ESPN U X X X X
Euronews X
Family Channel X
FM
Food Network X X X X X X
Fox Business X X X X
Fox College Sports X
Fox Deportes X
Fox News Channel X X X  X
Fox Regional Sports Networks X X  X X
Fox Soccer Plus X
France 24 X
Free Speech X
Sling TV Hulu AT&T TV NOW YouTube TV FuboTV Philo Watch TV
FreeForm X  X X  X
FS1 X* X X X X
FS2 X* X X X X
FuboTV Network X
Fuse X X
Fusion X
FX X X X X X
FXM X X X X
FXX X X X X X
FYI X X X X X
Galavision X X
Golf Channel X  X X  X X
Great America
GSN  X X X
Hallmark, Drama, &  Movies X X  X X X
HBO  X X
HDNet Movies X
HGTV X X X  X X X
History X X X X X
Sling TV Hulu AT&T TV NOW YouTube TV FuboTV Philo Watch TV
Hi-Yah!
HLN X X X  X X X
IFC X X X X X
Investigation Discovery X X X X X
Lifetime X X X X X
Lifetime Movies X X X X X
Local Now X X X
Logo X X X
Machinima
MTV Classic X X
MLB Network X  X
MSG/MSG+ X X
MSNBC X X X  X X
MTV X X X X X
MTV 2 X X X
MTV Live X X
Nat Geo X X X X X
Nat Geo Wild X X X  X X
NBA TV  X  X X
Sling TV Hulu AT&T TV NOW YouTube TV FuboTV Philo Watch TV
NBC Sports Network X X X X X
NBC Sportsnet X  X X  X X
NDTV X
NESN  X X
News18 X
Newsmax X
Newsy X  X
NFL Network X  X
NHL Network X
Nick Jr. X X X X
Nickelodeon X X X X
Nicktoons X X X X
OAN / AWE
Olympic Channel  X  X X X X
Outdoor Channel X X
Outside TV X X
Ovation X
OWN X X X
Oxygen X X X X X
Pac-12 X  X
Sling TV Hulu AT&T TV NOW YouTube TV FuboTV Philo Watch TV
Paramount X X X X
Poker
Pop  X  X  X  X
Pursuit Channel
Revolt X  X X X X
RFDTV X
Ride TV X
RT Network X
Science Channel X X X X
SEC Network X X X X
Showtime  X  X  X X
Start TV X
Smithsonian X X X
SNY X X X X
Sony Movie Channel X
Sportsman X X
Sprout X X  X X
Stadium X X
Sundance TV X  X X X X
SyFy X X X  X X
Sling TV Hulu AT&T TV NOW YouTube TV FuboTV Philo Watch TV
Tastemade X X
TBS X X X  X X X
TeenNick X X  X
Telemundo X
Tennis Channel X  X X
TLC X X X X X X
TNT X X X  X X X
Travel Channel X X X X X
Tru TV X X X  X X X
Turner Classic Movies X X  X  X X X
TV Land X X X X X
Unimas X X
Universo X X
Univision X
Univision Deportes X
UP Family X X
USA X X X  X X
Motortrend X X X X X X
VH1 X X X X X
Viceland X X X X x
VME X
WE tv X X X X x
Weather Channel X
WeatherNation  X
YES  X  X X  X X

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.
*Please check the website of services you want to try to see what locals are offered in your area.
*Fox Locals, FS1, and BTN are all dark on Sling TV right now as a contract fight between Dish and Fox continues.
*fuboTV, AT&T TV NOW, & Sling TV include several international packages.
*Hulu also includes access to Hulu’s on-demand service.
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Number of Streams

YouTube TV allows for 3 streams at once both inside and outside of your home.

fuboTV allows 2 streams at once or 3 streams with the Family Share option.

Philo allows 3 streams at once both inside and outside of your home.

Hulu live TV beta starts with 2 streams but you can add more for $14.99 a month.

AT&T TV NOW offers two streams. (AT&T TV NOW has announced they will be increasing that to 3 streams at a later date.)

Watch TV is limited to just 1 stream.

DVR

AT&T TV NOW comes with 20 hours of DVR storage for free. Later this year, AT&T TV NOW will add an option to buy 100 hours of storage. (Roku support is expected “soon” according to AT&T TV NOW.)

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

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 recording expiration for $5 a month.

YouTube TV will keep shows for 9 months but replaces DVR recording with on-demand versions when available.

FuboTV 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.

Watch TV has no DVR.

So what service should you pick?

Hopefully, this guide has helped you find the right service. If you’re still wondering which is right for you and your family, the best idea is to try the free trials for FuboTVSling TV, YouTube TV, Hulu, PhiloWatch TV, and AT&T TV NOW. Remember to check each service’s site for current prices because they keep changing.

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