Earlier this week a survey from The Athletic, YouTube TV is the favorite streaming service for sports fans according to the survey of over 3,100 people. In that survey, it said YouTube TV was more popular than all the other similar streaming services combined.
YouTube TV is so popular it is almost tied with cable TV, according to the survey. Cable TV represented 37.2% of college football fans, and YouTube TV was 37.1%. YouTube TV was more popular than Hulu + Live TV, DIRECTV STREAM, Fubo, and Sling TV combined, according to this survey. The problem with the survey is it targeted football fans.
So we wanted to know if regular cord cutters would have similar results as The Athletic survey of football fans. In our survey of almost 600 cord cutters, from our Cord Cutting Tech Support Group on Facebook YouTube TV once again dominated the survey. 46% of cord cutters said they used YouTube TV compared to 29% who said they used Hulu, DIRECTV STREAM, Fubo, Vidgo, and Sling TV combined.
Here is how the survey results from the Athletic came in:
Cable: 37.2 percent
YouTube TV: 37.1 percent
Hulu + Live TV: 8 percent
DIRECTV STREAM: 5.2 percent
Antenna: 2.8 percent
Fubo: 2.3 percent
Sling: 2.2 percent
All others: Less than 1 percent
Here is how our survey of cord cutters came in:
YouTube TV: 46%
Sling TV 11%
Hulu + Live TV 9%
DIRECTV STREAM 5%
Youtube TV is one of the few live TV services not to release official subscriber numbers. It is speculated that the service has between 5.5 million subscribers. However if these services are correct, that number may be higher than expected.
Both surveys where amazingly similar, with one exception. Sling TV did far better with cord cutters vs college football fans. Other than that the overall trends of the two surveys were extremely similar.
What streaming service do you use? Let us know down below.