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Live Streaming Services Channel Comparison in 2020

Live TV Streaming Channel Comparison

With channels constantly changing, this is the most up-to-date channel comparison of those across the various Live TV Streaming Services. We compare locals, sports, news, entertainment, and top cable channels across services like AT&T TV NOW, fuboTV, Hulu Live TV, Sling TV, Philo, and YouTube TV.

This channel comparison is updated daily with the latest channels and pricing from various Live TV Streaming Services. This makes it easy to compare streaming services.

Recent updates include:

While we previously included PlayStation Vue they shut down the service in January 2020. We have put together a list of the best alternatives to PS Vue.

Local Channels

Most services offer local ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC channels. The “Sling Orange” $30 plan doesn’t include any local channels. fuboTV will be adding ABC to their service later this summer.

AT&T NOW fuboTV Hulu Philo Sling TV YouTube
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US$ 54,99 US$ 59,99 US$ 54,99 US$ 20 US$ 30 US$ 30 US$ 64,99
ABC - - -
CBS - - -
Fox - -
NBC - -
Telemundo - - -
The CW - - -
Univision US$ 93 - - - - -

Local Availability

Even if a service offers live local channels, it may not offer the channels in your area. If you live in an area without live local channels, you still can still access the on demand content after it airs.

To see the local channels available in your area, we suggest that you enter your Zip Code in our Local Channel Finder.

Missing Channels

If you subscribe to a plan that doesn’t offer CBS, consider subscribing to CBS All Access $5.99. It’s a monthly subscription directly from CBS, which includes live streaming and on demand access for many of its shows.

You can get free access to CW shows with The CW apps with no subscription needed.

Top Cable Channels

Most Live TV Streaming Services include 25-35 Top Cable Channels from Disney, Discovery, ViacomCBS, Hallmark, A+E, and AMC.

fuboTV (US$ 59,99) has 30 Top Cable Channels. They recently announced that they will be adding ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, Disney Channel, FX, Nat Geo in August, while dropped Turner-owned channels (TNT, TBS, CNN, etc.). With the new channels, they will have 29 of the Top 35 Cable Channels.

YouTube TV (US$ 64,99) recently added channels from Viacom (MTV, Comedy Central, VH1), so they now offer 31 Top Cable Channels. They are missing channels from A&E, History, Lifetime, and Hallmark.

Hulu Live TV (US$ 54,99) includes 26. They are missing channels from Viacom like MTV, Comedy Central, as well as AMC, WE tv, and Hallmark. At US$ 54,99, they are $10 cheaper than YouTube TV and include Hulu Originals and on-demand library.

Since AT&T TV NOW (US$ 54,99+) launched their new MAX and PLUS plan, they now have the weakest overall channel lineup, with just 23 of the Top 35 Cable Channels. The service is missing channels from AMC, A+E, and Discovery.

The two best value offerings are Philo (US$ 20) with 18 Top Cable Channels or Sling TV’s “Blue” plan, which includes 25 top cable channels Top Cable Channels for just (US$ 30+) a month.

AT&T NOW fuboTV Hulu Philo Sling TV YouTube
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US$ 54,99 US$ 59,99 US$ 54,99 US$ 20 US$ 30 US$ 30 US$ 64,99
A&E US$ 93 -
AMC US$ 93 -
BET - ^ US$ 5
Bravo - -
Cartoon Network - -
CNN - -
Comedy Central -
Discovery US$ 93 -
Disney Channel - -
Disney Junior - ^ US$ 5 -
E! - -
ESPN - -
Food Network US$ 93
Fox News - -
Freeform - -
FX - -
FXX - - ^ US$ 5
Hallmark - ^ US$ 5 ^ US$ 5 -
HGTV US$ 93
History US$ 93 -
Investigation Discovery US$ 93
Lifetime US$ 93 -
MSNBC - -
MTV - ^ US$ 5 ^ US$ 5
Nickelodeon - - -
Paramount Network ≥ US$ 79,99 - ^ US$ 5
Syfy - -
TBS - -
TLC US$ 93 -
TNT - -
Travel Channel -
truTV - - ^ US$ 5
USA Network - -
VH1 - ^ US$ 5 ^ US$ 5
WE tv US$ 93 - ^ US$ 5 ^ US$ 5

Sports Channels

Sports fans tend to have different needs; some want national sports channels like ESPN and TNT, but others want regional sports networks like YES Network, Fox Sports Detroit, NBC Sports Bay Area, NESN, Altitude, MASN, Spectrum Sportsnet, or AT&T Sportsnet.

With the shutdown of PlayStation Vue’s “Core” $55 plan, there fuboTV is the best replacement for most sports fans.

While fuboTV includes some RSNs including hard-to-get ones like MSG, NESN, and [AT&T SportsNet Houston], it’s currently without those from Fox Sports. It is also one of the only service with NFL Network, NFL RedZone, NBA TV, MLB Network, and NHL Network.

If you don’t need a Fox Sports RSN, TNT, or TBS, there is no better plan for sports than fuboTV.

Sling TV is the best budget option for sports fans but includes ESPN in Sling Orange and NBCSN, FS1, NFL Network and NBC Sports RSNs in Sling Blue. You can also add the Sports Extra pack ($10) to add channels like NHL Network, College Sports networks like SEC Network, ACC Network, and Pac-12 Network.

If you want to watch Fox Sports RSNs, you will need AT&T TV NOW, which also include national sports channels like ESPN, FS1, NBCSN, TNT, and TBS. Both YouTube TV and Hulu Live TV have dropped Fox Sports RSNs, YES Network, and in the case of Hulu, Marquee Sports Network.

In addition to Fox Sports RSNs, AT&T TV NOW is the only service that carries Altitude, MASN, AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh, AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain, and ROOT Sports Northwest.

National Sports Channels

Most services include ESPN/ESPN2, NBCSN, FS1/FS2, TBS, and TNT in their basic packages. fuboTV announced ESPN will be coming to the service this summer.

AT&T NOW fuboTV Hulu Philo Sling TV YouTube
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US$ 54,99 US$ 59,99 US$ 54,99 US$ 20 US$ 30 US$ 30 US$ 64,99
ESPN - -
ESPN2 - -
Fox Sports 1 - -
Fox Sports 2 US$ 79,99 - - ^ US$ 10
NBC Sports Network - -
TBS - -
TNT - -

Regional Sports Networks (RSNs)

fuboTV, Hulu Live TV, Sling TV “Blue”, and YouTube TV offer regional sports networks (RSNs) in their base plans. AT&T TV NOW requires an upgrade plan to access RSNs.

Due to contract disputes with YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, and Sling TV — Fox Sports RSNs are currently only carried by AT&T TV NOW. They do each carry those from NBC Sports like NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports Washington.

AT&T NOW fuboTV Hulu Philo Sling TV YouTube
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US$ 54,99 US$ 59,99 US$ 54,99 US$ 20 US$ 30 US$ 30 US$ 64,99
Regional Sports Networks (RSNs) US$ 79,99 - -

For the most part, RSNs are restricted to those from NBC Sports and Fox Sports. Some services like fuboTV, offer MSG/MSG+ (New York), AT&T SportsNet Houston, and NESN (Boston).

AT&T NOW fuboTV Hulu Philo Sling TV YouTube
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US$ 54,99 US$ 59,99 US$ 54,99 US$ 20 US$ 30 US$ 30 US$ 64,99
Altitude US$ 79,99 - - - - - -
AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh US$ 79,99 - - - - - -
AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain US$ 79,99 - - - - - -
AT&T SportsNet Southwest US$ 79,99 - - - - -
Fox Sports Arizona US$ 79,99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Carolinas - - - - - - -
Fox Sports Detroit US$ 79,99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Florida US$ 79,99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Indiana - - - - - - -
Fox Sports Kansas City - - - - - - -
Fox Sports Midwest US$ 79,99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports New Orleans - - - - - - -
Fox Sports North US$ 79,99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Ohio US$ 79,99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Oklahoma US$ 79,99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Prime Ticket US$ 79,99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports San Diego US$ 79,99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports South US$ 79,99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Southeast US$ 79,99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Southwest US$ 79,99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Sun US$ 79,99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Tennessee - - - - - - -
Fox Sports West US$ 79,99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Wisconsin US$ 79,99 - - - - - -
LA FC Sports Network - - - - - -
Longhorn Network US$ 79,99 - - - ^ US$ 10 - -
Marquee Sports Network US$ 79,99 - - - - - -
MASN US$ 79,99 - - - - - -
MASN2 US$ 79,99 - - - - - -
MSG US$ 79,99 - - - - -
MSG+ US$ 79,99 - - - - -
NBC Sports Bay Area US$ 79,99 - -
NBC Sports Boston US$ 79,99 - - -
NBC Sports California US$ 79,99 - -
NBC Sports Chicago US$ 79,99 - - -
NBC Sports Northwest - - - -
NBC Sports Philadelphia - - - -
NBC Sports Philadelphia+ - - - -
NBC Sports Washington US$ 79,99 - -
NBC Sports Washington+ - - - - -
NESN US$ 79,99 - - - - -
Root Sports Northwest US$ 79,99 - - - - - -
Spectrum SportsNet US$ 79,99 - - - - - -
Spectrum SportsNet LA US$ 79,99 - - - - - -
SportsNet NY US$ 79,99 - - -
SportsTime Ohio US$ 79,99 - - - - - -
YES Network US$ 79,99 - - - - - -

Pro Sports

Most services don’t offer pro sports networks in their base plan.

fuboTV is the most comprehensive option and includes NFL Network, NFL RedZone, NBA TV, MLB Network, and NHL Network as part of their $11 Sports Extra Add-on.

One of your least expensive options is Sling Blue ($30) + Sports Extra ($10) which includes NFL Network, NFL RedZone, NBA TV, MLB Network, and NHL Network.

AT&T NOW fuboTV Hulu Philo Sling TV YouTube
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US$ 54,99 US$ 59,99 US$ 54,99 US$ 20 US$ 30 US$ 30 US$ 64,99
MLB Network - ^ US$ 11 - - ^ US$ 10 ^ US$ 10
NBA TV - ^ US$ 11 - - ^ US$ 10 ^ US$ 10
NFL Network - - - -
NFL RedZone - ^ US$ 11 - - - ^ US$ 10 ^ US$ 11
NHL Network - ^ US$ 11 - - ^ US$ 10 ^ US$ 10 -

College Sports

The major college sports networks are ACC Network, Big Ten Network, CBS Sports Network, ESPNU, Pac-12 Network, and SEC Network.

Hulu Live TV (US$ 54,99) and YouTube TV (US$ 64,99) are strong options for college sports fans. Both services include Big Ten Network, CBS Sports Network, ESPNU, and SEC Network. These four channels are also available on DIRECTV NOW, but only on their upgraded MAX plan ($85).

fuboTV and Sling TV are the only providers of Pac-12 Network. It’s included in fuboTV base Plan (US$ 59,99) or as part of Sling TV’s “Sports Extra” $5/$10 pack.

AT&T NOW fuboTV Hulu Philo Sling TV YouTube
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US$ 54,99 US$ 59,99 US$ 54,99 US$ 20 US$ 30 US$ 30 US$ 64,99
ACC Network US$ 79,99 - ^ US$ 10 -
ACC Network Extra US$ 79,99 - - ^ US$ 10 -
Big Ten Network US$ 79,99 - -
CBS Sports Network US$ 79,99 - - -
ESPNU US$ 79,99 ^ US$ 6 - ^ US$ 10 -
Fox College Sports - ^ US$ 11 - - - - ^ US$ 11
Longhorn Network US$ 79,99 - - - ^ US$ 10 - -
Pac-12 Network - - - ^ US$ 10 ^ US$ 10 -
SEC Network US$ 79,99 - ^ US$ 10 -

Other Sports Channels

fuboTV is the ideal streaming service for soccer fans. It includes beIN in its base (US$ 59,99) plan. You can add Fox Soccer Plus for only $6, which is usually a $15 upgrade on other services.

AT&T NOW fuboTV Hulu Philo Sling TV YouTube
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US$ 54,99 US$ 59,99 US$ 54,99 US$ 20 US$ 30 US$ 30 US$ 64,99
beIN Sports - - - ^ US$ 10 ^ US$ 10 -
Eleven Sports - - - - - -
ESPNEWS US$ 79,99 ^ US$ 6 - ^ US$ 10 -
Fox Soccer Plus - ^ US$ 6 - - - - ^ US$ 11
Golf Channel US$ 79,99 - - ^ US$ 10
Olympic Channel US$ 79,99 - - ^ US$ 10
Tennis Channel US$ 79,99 ^ US$ 11 - - ^ US$ 10 ^ US$ 10 -

Premium Channels

Most of the streaming services offer premium channels like Cinemax, HBO Max, Showtime, Starz, and Epix as add-ons to your subscription.

AT&T TV NOW includes HBO Max and Cinemax in their MAX plan, which might be cheaper than what HBO offers directly with HBO Max ($15).

Hulu Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV all offer Showtime for $10–$11 a month, or you could subscribe to Showtime on Amazon for the same price.

Philo now offers EPIX ($6) and STARZ ($9) as add-ons to the their service.

AT&T NOW fuboTV Hulu Philo Sling TV YouTube
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US$ 54,99 US$ 59,99 US$ 54,99 US$ 20 US$ 30 US$ 30 US$ 64,99
Cinemax ^ US$ 11 (US$ 79,99) - ^ US$ 9 - - - -
EPIX ^ US$ 6 - - ^ US$ 5 ^ US$ 5 ^ US$ 5 ^ US$ 6
HBO ^ US$ 10 (US$ 79,99) - ^ US$ 15 - - - -
Showtime ^ US$ 11 ^ US$ 11 ^ US$ 11 - ^ US$ 10 ^ US$ 10 ^ US$ 11
Starz ^ US$ 11 - ^ US$ 9 ^ US$ 9 ^ US$ 9 ^ US$ 9 ^ US$ 9