Today we kick off the Third Annual 2017 Cordie Awards. Every year we ask you, our readers, to vote for your favorite services, devices, and more.
Over the next two weeks we will be rolling out our 2017 Cordie winners starting with the Best Live TV Streaming Service of 2017.
This year we had seven services to pick from: Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, DIRECTV NOW, Hulu, Philo, YouTube TV, and fuboTV. Right now it’s hard to believe that three years ago there was no such thing as a live TV streaming service available nationwide. In 2017 fuboTV Premiere, YouTube TV, Hulu, and Philo all came out joining Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, and DIRECTV NOW.
So let’s take a look at how our readers voted:
In third place, with 22.3% of the vote, is Sling TV. This one may surprise some because Sling TV is the clear winner when looking at the number of subscriptions with almost double the subscribers of the second-largest streaming service DIRECTV NOW.
Yet when asked about the best live TV streaming service our readers put Sling TV in third place.
In second place, with 25% of the vote, is PlayStation Vue. Sony’s PlayStation Vue is the second-oldest live TV streaming service, but it has had a bumpy road with channels being dropped and others moved into more expensive packages after the elimination of their Slim plans. Yet with all that happening our readers still picked it as the second best live TV streaming service.
The winner of the 2017 Cordie for Best Live TV Streaming Service is…
This one shouldn’t surprise anyone! Just over a year ago DIRECTV NOW launched and has seen skyrocketing subscriber rates. They now have 1 million subscribers making them the second most subscribed to streaming service in the United States. Now thanks to 28.5% of the voters DIRECTV NOW is the best live TV streaming service of 2017.
This subscriber growth comes as AT&T pushes their live TV streaming service with free device offers and discounted plans for AT&T wireless subscribers.
Other live TV services:
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