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YouTube TV vs. PlayStation Vue: Which is the Better Deal? We Take a Look…

Watching tv and using remote controlWe’re back with another comparison post, where we take a look at two live TV streaming services to help you decide which might work best for your cord cutting setup.

Today we’re looking at YouTube TV and the Core package from PlayStation Vue.

Plans and Pricing

YouTube TV now costs $49.99/month. The streaming service doesn’t have multiple plan options to choose from. Before starting your monthly subscription, you can try it out with a 5 day free trial.

PlayStation Vue has a few different plan options to choose from. Right now, you can get the Core package for a reduced price for the first two months, along with a 5 day free trial. This deal is running from 4/23/19 until 5/6/19. These are your options when you sign up:

  • Access $44.99/month
  • Core $49.99/month, currently on sale for $39.99/month
  • Elite $59.99/month
  • Ultra $79.99/month

Channel and Price Comparison

One way to look at the value you’re getting from your streaming service is to compare how many channels you get for your money.

With YouTube TV, you’ll pay $49.99/month for 82 channels, bringing the cost to about 61 cents per channel.

The PlayStation Vue Core package is currently on sale for $39.99/month for 75 channels, making the cost 52 cents per channel. When the package goes back to the regular price of $49.99/month, that will rise to 67 cents per channel.

Channels

Comparing price per channel is a good way to look at the value of each streaming service, but you’ll want to choose the platform with the channels you watch most often. Below, you’ll find the full list of channels from both options.

Here’s what you’ll get with your YouTube TV subscription:

  • AMC
  • ABC
  • Animal Planet
  • BBC America
  • BBC World News
  • Bravo
  • Big Ten Network
  • CBS
  • CBS Sports
  • Cartoon Network
  • Cheddar Business
  • Cheddar News
  • CNBC
  • CNN
  • Comet
  • CW
  • Discovery
  • Disney
  • Disney XD
  • Disney Junior
  • E!
  • ESPN
  • ESPN 2
  • ESPN U
  • ESPN News
  • ESPN SEC
  • Food Network
  • Fox
  • Fox Business
  • Fox News
  • Fox Sports
  • Freeform
  • FS1
  • FS2
  • FX
  • FXM
  • FXX
  • HGTV
  • HLN
  • IFC
  • ID
  • Local Now
  • Los Angeles Football Club
  • MLB Network
  • Motor Trend
  • MSNBC
  • My TV
  • National Geographic
  • Nat Geo Wild
  • NBA TV
  • NBC
  • NBC Golf
  • NBC Sports
  • NBC SN
  • Neon
  • NESN
  • Newsy
  • Olympic Channel
  • Orlando City SC
  • Pop
  • Seattle Sounders
  • Smithsonian Channel
  • SNY
  • Start TV
  • Sundance TV
  • SyFy
  • Tastemade
  • TBS
  • Telemundo
  • Tennis Channel
  • TLC
  • TNT
  • Turner Classic Movies
  • Travel Channel
  • Tru TV
  • Universal Kids
  • Universo
  • USA
  • WE TV
  • YES
  • TYT
  • Youtube Originals

And these are the channels you’ll get with a PlayStation Vue Core plan:

  • NBC
  • ABC
  • Fox
  • CBS
  • AMC
  • Animal Planet
  • BBC America
  • Bravo
  • Big Ten Network
  • Cartoon Network
  • CBS Sports
  • Cheddar Business
  • CNBC
  • CNN
  • Comet
  • Cooking
  • COZI
  • Destination America
  • Discovery
  • Disney
  • Disney Junior
  • Disney XD
  • DIY
  • E!
  • ESPN
  • ESPN College Extra
  • ESPN 2
  • ESPN News
  • ESPN U
  • Food Network
  • Fox Business
  • Fox News
  • Freeform
  • FS1
  • FS2
  • FX
  • FXX
  • NBC Golf
  • Hallmark
  • HGTV
  • HLN
  • IFC
  • ID
  • MLB
  • MSNBC
  • National Geographic Wild
  • National Geographic
  • NBA TV
  • NBC Sports
  • NFL Network
  • Olympic Channel
  • OWN
  • Oxygen
  • PlayStation Emerging Filmmakers Program
  • Pop
  • SCI
  • SEC Network
  • Smithsonian
  • Spotlight
  • Start TV
  • Sundance TV
  • SyFy
  • Tastemade
  • TBS
  • Telemundo
  • TLC
  • TNT
  • Travel
  • Tru TV
  • Turner Classic Movies
  • USA
  • We TV

Simultaneous Viewing

YouTube TV allows you to stream simultaneously on up to 3 devices. You can also create up to 6 profiles per account, making it easy for each member of the family to personalize their viewing experience with their favorite channels and content.

PlayStation Vue will let you watch 5 streams simultaneously. However, you can only watch on 3 away from your home area, including smartphones and tablets.

Cloud DVR

A YouTube TV subscription comes with a Cloud DVR with unlimited storage. You can record shows simultaneously and watch from any of your devices.

Your PlayStation Vue Access subscription comes with “unlimited” Cloud DVR storage that will allow you to record up to 500 programs. Your content will be saved for 28 days.

Which of these two live TV streaming services would you choose? Let us know in the comments!

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