YouTube TV vs DIRECTV STREAM vs Philo vs Hulu vs Sling TV vs FuboTV vs Vidgo Which One is Right For You?- Updated May 2023


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It is May 2023, and the world of cord cutting is changing rapidly. Recently multiple live TV streaming services have made changes, including changes to their price, changed channels, and made other changes. This includes major changes to DIRECTV STREAM recently.

Today, we want to give you all the information and let you decide what’s right for you. In this guide, we look at Vidgo, fubo, PhiloDIRECTV STREAMSling TV, Hulu with live TV, 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 May 13th, 2023.

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

DIRECTV STREAMfuboHulu PhiloSling TVVidgoYouTube TV
Roku
Fire TV
Apple TV
Android TV
Chromecast
iOS
Android
XBOX
PlayStation

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

Next, here are the channels each service offers:

DIRECTV STREAMFuboHulu PhiloSling TVVidgoYouTube TV
ABC
CBS
FOX
NBC
CW
A&E
AccuWeather
ACC Network
AMC
American Heroes Channel
Animal Planet
Audience
AXS TV
DIRECTV STREAMFuboHulu PhiloSling TVVidgoYouTube TV
Baby TV
Bally Regional Sports Networks
BBC America
BBC World News
BeIN Sports
BeIN Sports en Espanol
BET
BET Her
BET Jams
BET Soul
Big Ten Network
DIRECTV STREAMFuboHulu PhiloSling TVVidgoYouTube TV
Bloomberg Television
Boomerang
Bravo
Campus Insider
Cartoon Network/Adult Swim
CBS SportsNet
Cheddar
Cheddar Big News
Cinemax
CLEO TV
CMT
DIRECTV STREAMFuboHuluPhiloSling TVVidgoYouTube TV
CNBC
CNBC World
CNN
Comedy Central
Comedy TV
Comet
Cooking Channel
Cowboy Channel
Cozi TV
DIRECTV STREAMFuboHulu PhiloSling TVVidgoYouTube TV
Destination America
Discovery
Discovery Family
Discovery Life
Disney Channel
Disney Junior
Disney XD
Magnolia
Duck TV
E!
DIRECTV STREAMFuboHulu PhiloSling TVVidgoYouTube TV
El Rey
EPIX
EPIX Drive-In
EPIX Hits
EPIX2
ESPN
ESPN2
ESPN Bases Loaded
ESPN Deportes
ESPN Goal Line
ESPNEWS
ESPNU
DIRECTV STREAMFuboHuluPhiloSling TVVidgoYouTube TV
Euronews
Food Network
Fox Business
Fox Deportes
Fox News
Fox Soccer Plus
France 24
Freeform
FS1
FS2
DIRECTV STREAMFuboHuluPhiloSling TVVidgoYouTube TV
fubo Sports Network
Fuse
Fusion
FX
FX Movie Channel
FXX
FYI
Galavision
Golf Channel
DIRECTV STREAMFuboHulu PhiloSling TVVidgoYouTube TV
Great American Country
GSN
Hallmark
HBO
HGTV
History
HLN
IFC
Ion
Investigation Discovery
DIRECTV STREAMFuboHuluPhiloSling TVVidgoYouTube TV
Law & Crime Trial Network
Lifetime
Lifetime Movies
Local Now
Logo
Longhorn Network
Marquee Sports Network
MAV TV
MLB Network
Motortrend
DIRECTV STREAMFuboHulu PhiloSling TVVidgoYouTube TV
MSG/MSG+
MSNBC
MTV
MTV2
MTV Classic
MTV Live
MTV U
NatGeo
NatGeo Wild
NBA TV
NBC Sports RSNs
DIRECTV STREAMFuboHuluPhiloSling TVVidgoYouTube TV
NDTV
NESN
News18
Newsmax
Newsy
NFL Network
NFL RedZone
NHL Network
DIRECTV STREAMFuboHulu + Live TVPhiloSling TVVidgoYouTube TV
Nick Jr.
Nick Music
Nickelodeon
Nicktooons
OAN
Outdoor Channel
Outside TV
OWN
Oxygen
DIRECTV STREAMFuboHulu PhiloSling TVVidgoYouTube TV
PAC-12 Network
Paramount Network
PBS
People TV
Pop
Pursuit Channel
REELZ
Revolt
RFDTV
Root Sports Northwest
Science Channel
DIRECTV STREAMFuboHulu PhiloSling TVVidgoYouTube TV
SEC Network
Showtime
Smithsonian
SNY
Sony Movie Channel
Sportsman
Stadium
Start TV
Sundance TV
SyFy
DIRECTV STREAMFuboHulu PhiloSling TVVidgoYouTube TV
Tastemade
TBS
TeenNick
Telemundo
Tennis Channel
TLC
TNT
Travel Channel
Tru TV
DIRECTV STREAMFuboHulu PhiloSling TVVidgoYouTube TV
TUDN
Turner Classic Movies
TV Land
TVOne
UNIMAS
Universo
Univision
UPtv
DIRECTV STREAMFuboHulu PhiloSling TVVidgoYouTube TV
USA Network
VH1
ViceTV
WE tv
WeatherNation

✓* – Channels are available on Sling Freestream

*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 ESPN.
*Please check the website of services you want to try to see what locals are offered in your area.
*fubo, DIRECTV STREAM, & Sling TV include several international packages.
*Hulu also includes access to Hulu’s on-demand service.
*Channels may vary depending on the package, plan, and viewer’s location.

*Found an error? Please email us, and we will fix it.

Number of Streams

  • YouTube TV allows for 3 streams at once, both inside and outside of your home. If you pay for the 4K add-on you can get unlimited streams in your home.
  • fubo 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 starts with 2 streams but you can add more for $9.99 a month.
  • DIRECTV STREAM offers up to 6 streams.
  • Vidgo offers up to 3 Streams at once.
  • 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 ESPN.

DVR

  • DIRECTV STREAM comes with unlimited hours of DVR storage for free with all plans to new customers.
  • Philo includes an unlimited 1-year DVR, plus on-demand programming.
  • Sling TV now has a free 50-hour DVR for all Sling TV customers. If you want more, Sling TV offers 200 hours of DVR space with no recording expiration for $5 a month.
  • YouTube TV has unlimited DVR storage space and will keep shows for nine months.
  • fubo offers 1000 hours of personal cloud DVR storage with no expiration for no additional charge. For an additional $9.99 per month, cloud DVR 250 gives subscribers an additional 250 hours of space, and cloud DVR 1000 for an additional $16.99 per month.
  • Hulu + Live TV offers unlimited storage.
  • Vidgo includes 20 hours of free DVR for the first 90 days with its base plan.

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 fuboSling TV, YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, Philo, and DIRECTV STREAM. Remember to check each service’s site for current prices because they keep changing.

Which service do you think is the right service for you? Leave

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