AT&T TV NOW vs YouTube TV: Which is the Better Deal? We Take a Look




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Channel Surfing ManNow that DIRECTV NOW has become AT&T TV NOW, it’s time to take another look at how this streaming service compares to some of the other live streaming services available.

First up, we’re taking a look at YouTube TV and AT&T TV NOW to help you decide which is the best choice for you.

Plans and Pricing

YouTube TV will cost you $49.99/month. The streaming service only has one plan available and before starting your monthly subscription, you can try it out with a 5-day free trial.

AT&T TV NOW has several options to choose from. The two featured packages are PLUS for $50/month and MAX for $70/month. If you’re looking for additional channels, AT&T TV NOW also offers these options:

  • Entertainment for $93/month
  • Choice for $110/month
  • Xtra for $124/month
  • Ultimate for $135/month
  • Optimo Mas for $86/month


Compare the channels offered by each streaming service to be sure the one you choose has the channels you love to watch. When reviewing the lists, keep in mind that channels will vary slightly based on your location, so local channels will depend on where you live.

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

  • AMC
  • ABC
  • Adult Swim
  • Animal Planet
  • BBC America
  • BBC World News
  • Big Ten Network
  • Bravo
  • CBS
  • CBS Sports
  • Cartoon Network
  • Cheddar Big News
  • Cheddar Business
  • Cheddar News
  • CNBC
  • CNBC World
  • CNN
  • Comet
  • Cozi
  • Decades
  • Discovery
  • Disney
  • Disney XD
  • Disney Junior
  • E!
  • ESPN
  • ESPN 2
  • ESPN U
  • ESPN News
  • Food Network
  • Fox
  • Fox Business
  • Fox News
  • Fox Sports
  • Freeform
  • FS1
  • FS2
  • FX
  • FXM
  • FXX
  • HGTV
  • HLN
  • IFC
  • Investigation Discovery
  • Local Now
  • Los Angeles Football Club
  • MLB Game of the Week
  • MLB Network
  • Motor Trend
  • My TV
  • National Geographic
  • Nat Geo Wild
  • NBA TV
  • NBC
  • NBC Golf
  • NBC Sports
  • NBC SN
  • NBC Universo
  • NECN
  • NESN
  • Newsy
  • Olympics Channel
  • Orlando City
  • Oxygen
  • 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
  • TYT
  • Universal Kids
  • USA
  • WE TV
  • YES
  • Youtube Originals

And here’s what you’ll get with the AT&T TV NOW PLUS package.

  • HBO
  • HBO Family
  • HBO Latino
  • ABC
  • AccuWeather
  • Audience
  • BET
  • Boomerang
  • Bravo
  • Cartoon Network
  • CBS
  • Cheddar
  • CNBC
  • CNBC World
  • CNN
  • Comedy Central
  • CW
  • Disney Channel
  • Disney Junior
  • Disney XD
  • E!
  • ESPN
  • ESPN 2
  • Fox
  • Fox Business Network
  • Fox News Channel
  • Fox Sports 1
  • Freeform
  • FX
  • Fox Movie Channel
  • FXX
  • Hallmark Channel
  • HLN
  • MTV
  • My Network TV
  • Nat Geo Wild
  • National Geographic Channel
  • NBC
  • Nickelodeon
  • Nick Jr.
  • Ovation
  • Oxygen
  • Revolt
  • SYFY
  • TBS
  • TCM
  • Telemundo
  • TNT
  • TruTV
  • Universal Kids
  • USA Network
  • VH1

Simultaneous Viewing

YouTube TV allows you to stream simultaneously on up to 3 devices. You’ll also have the option to set up 6 profiles for each account, so everyone in the family can personalize their profile with their favorite content.

You can watch AT&T TV NOW content on 2 devices at the same time. You can also add a third screen for $5/month.

Cloud DVR

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

Cloud DVR is now included with AT&T TV NOW packages. You’ll get 20 hours of recording time, with content stored for up to 30 days.

Which of these two streaming services do you prefer? Let us know in the comments!

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