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Canceling YouTube TV After Dropping NESN? 6 Best Alternatives to Switch from YouTube TV

Jason Gurwin

Today, YouTube TV announced that they would be dropping NESN on October 31st. The news comes a few months after they raised the price by 30% at the end of June.

If you are looking for other alternatives to YouTube TV, that still carry NESN, you have two options: fuboTV, which is $5 cheaper at $59.99 a month, or AT&T TV NOW, which includes it in their $79.99 Max Plan.

If you’re looking for other alternatives to YouTube TV, whether a similar channel package or a lower price, we’ve got you covered. We compared channels, DVR, pricing, and plans of six alternatives for YouTube TV subscribers, including the recently launched T-Mobile TVision.

If you want to compare your favorite channels, use The Streamable’s Matchmaker Tool to find the best option based on what you watch.

Six Alternatives for YouTube TV Subscribers

1. fuboTV ($69.99)

fuboTV recently added Disney-owned networks including ABC, ESPN, Disney Channel, FX, Nat Geo in August.

With the additions, they include 30 of the Top 35 Cable Channels. They are the least expensive service that carries NESN, and also carry NBC Sports Boston.

In comparison to YouTube TV, you’ll lose Cartoon Network, CNN, TBS, TNT e truTV, but you’ll gain A&E, Hallmark Channel, History e Lifetime.

In terms of sports, they are one of the only alternatives that carry NFL Network, NFL RedZone, NBA TV, MLB Network, and NHL Network as part of their service (some require their $5 Extra or $11 Sports Plus add-on). They also are the only service that offers a similar multi-screen (PIP) feature that many streamers love for sports.

For those in New York, Houston, and Pittsburgh they are one of the only streaming services that offer MSG/MSG+, AT&T SportsNet Southwest, and AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh.

The service includes a 250 Hour DVR with no expiration, so you can keep the content as long as you like. It comes with there simultaneous streams. You can upgrade to their Elite Bundle ($79.99) which includes five simultaneous streams and 1,000 Hour DVR.

Cloud DVR

The service includes a 250 Hour DVR, but can be upgraded to 1,000 DVR

Max Streams

The service includes 3 Simultaneous Streams, but can be upgraded to 5 streams


2. AT&T TV ($84.99)

To get NESN, AT&T TV is $20 more expensive YouTube TV. The service has most of the same local ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX affiliates than YouTube TV, but not all of them.

In order to get NESN, you will need to get for their $84.99 Choice Plan, which includes your local RSN, which in addition to NESN includes NBC Sports Boston.

In comparison to YouTube TV, you’ll gain A&E, Hallmark Channel, History e Lifetime, but you’ll lose No Channels.

If you’re a College Sports fan, you’ll also get ACC Network, Big Ten Network, CBS Sports Network, ESPNU e SEC Network.

Cloud DVR

Includes Unlimited DVR

Max Streams

Includes up to 20 Simultaneous Streams (at-home) and 3 Simultaneous Streams while traveling.

3. Hulu + Live TV ($65)

While they also don’t carry NESN, it will save you money if you want Hulu on-demand service which is included in your subscription.

You’ll get 26 channels of the 35 Top Cable Channels, including your local RSN like NBC Sports Boston. The service carries a similar number of ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX affiliates than YouTube TV, so you’re likely to get them in your area.

In comparison to YouTube TV, you’ll lose AMC, BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, VH1 e WE tv, but you’ll gain A&E, History e Lifetime.

If you’re a College Sports fan, you’ll also get ACC Network, Big Ten Network, SEC Network, ESPNU, and CBS Sports Network. You will lose MLB Network, NBA TV, and NFL Network, as well as the option to add NFL RedZone.

Cloud DVR

Includes 50 Hour DVR (but you can’t skip ads), can upgrade to 200 hour DVR for $9.99 a month, which includes the ability to fast-forward through ads.

Max Streams

Includes up to 2 Simultaneous Streams, but can upgrade to Unlimited Screens in your home (and 3 on mobile) for $9.99 a month.


4. T-Mobile TVision Live ($50)

T-Mobile just launched their own live streaming services: TVision Vibe ($10) and TVision Live+ ($50).

If you subscribe to both ($60), you’ll get most of the channels you get on YouTube TV, including NBC Sports Boston and NFL Network, but you’ll also get the Hallmark Channel. In terms of sports, you will lose NBA TV and MLB Network.

While they don’t carry NESN, they do carry NFL RedZone as part of TVision Live Zone (+$10).

TVision only carries FOX, NBC, and ABC, but you can either supplement with an antenna or a free service like Locast.

Cloud DVR

Includes 100 Hour DVR

Max Streams

Includes up to 3 Streams

5. Philo ($20)

If you’re willing to sacrifice local and live sports, Philo is a great budget option that will give you 18 channels of the Top Cable channels from your YouTube TV plan. You’ll get channels from AMC, A+E, Viacom (MTV, VH1, etc), and Discovery/Scripps (Discovery, Food Network, HGTV).

In comparison to YouTube TV, you’ll lose Bravo, Cartoon Network, CNN, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, E!, ESPN, Fox News, Freeform, FX, FXX, MSNBC, Syfy, TBS, TNT, truTV e USA Network, but you’ll gain A&E, Hallmark Channel, History e Lifetime.

Besides the cost savings, you’ll also get an Unlimited DVR and three simultaneous streams.

Cloud DVR

Includes Unlimited DVR.

Max Streams

Includes 3 Simultaneous Streams.


6. Sling Orange + Blue ($45)

For $45 you’ll get 27 channels of the 35 Top Cable Channels.

You’ll get channels from AMC, Disney (ESPN, Disney), Discovery/Scripps (Discovery, Food Network, HGTV), FX, NBCU (Bravo), and Turner (TNT, TBS, CNN).

However, just like YouTube TV, they don’t carry NESN.

In comparison to YouTube TV, you’ll gain A&E, History e Lifetime. While you’ll lose channels like Disney Junior, FXX, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, VH1 e WE tv in their base plan, you can add some as part of their $5 Extra packs.

One unique feature with Sling is that you can add additional channels through Extra packs like Kids, Comedy, News, and Lifestyle. For $5 each, or $10 for all four — you can add channels like MTV, VH1, E!, Disney Junior, and MSNBC.

In order to get NFL Network, NFL RedZone, MLB Network and NBA TV (which YouTube TV offers), you’ll need to add the Sports Extra pack ($10), which also includes NHL Network.

They also have a Total TV Deal which includes all 7 Extra Packs and a 50 Hour DVR for $25. This means that you can get almost every channel available on Sling for almost the same price ($70) as YouTube TV.

Sling only carries NBC & FOX, it’s only in select markets, but you can either supplement with an antenna or a free service like Locast.

Cloud DVR

Includes 10 Hour DVR, Can Upgrade to 50 Hour for $5

Max Streams

Includes up to 4 Streams (Depending on Channel)

Comparison of Channels Across Live TV Streaming Services

Top Cable

AT&T NOW fuboTV Hulu Philo YouTube Sling TVision
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US$ 79,99 US$ 64,99 US$ 64,99 US$ 16 US$ 64,99 US$ 50 US$ 60 US$ 10
A&E - - - -
AMC - -
BET -
Bravo - -
Cartoon Network - - -
CNN - - -
Comedy Central -
Discovery -
Disney Channel - -
Disney Junior - ^ US$ 6 -
E! - -
ESPN - -
Food Network -
Fox News - -
Freeform - -
FX - -
FXX - ^ US$ 6 -
Hallmark Channel - - ^ US$ 6
HGTV -
History - - - -
Investigation Discovery -
Lifetime - - - -
MSNBC - -
MTV - ^ US$ 6
Nickelodeon - -
Paramount Network - ^ US$ 6
Syfy - -
TBS - - -
TLC -
TNT - - -
Travel Channel -
truTV - - -
USA Network - -
VH1 - ^ US$ 6
WE tv - - ^ US$ 6

Locals

AT&T NOW fuboTV Hulu Philo Sling TVision
“MAX” “fubo” “Hulu Live TV” “Base” “Combo” “Live Zone” “VIBE”
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US$ 79,99 US$ 64,99 US$ 64,99 US$ 16 US$ 50 US$ 60 US$ 10
ABC - - -
CBS - - - -
Fox - -
NBC - -
Telemundo - - -
The CW - - - -
Univision - - - - - -

Regional Sports

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US$ 79,99 US$ 64,99 US$ 64,99 US$ 64,99 US$ 16 US$ 50 US$ 60 US$ 10
Regional Sports Networks (RSNs) - - -

National Sports

AT&T NOW fuboTV Hulu YouTube Philo Sling TVision
“MAX” “fubo” “Hulu Live TV” “YouTube TV” “Base” “Combo” “Live Zone” “VIBE”
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US$ 79,99 US$ 64,99 US$ 64,99 US$ 64,99 US$ 16 US$ 50 US$ 60 US$ 10
ESPN - -
ESPN2 - -
Fox Sports 1 - -
Fox Sports 2 - ^ US$ 15 -
NBC Sports Network - -
TBS - - -
TNT - - -

Pro Sports

AT&T NOW fuboTV Hulu YouTube Philo Sling TVision
“MAX” “fubo” “Hulu Live TV” “YouTube TV” “Base” “Combo” “Live Zone” “VIBE”
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US$ 79,99 US$ 64,99 US$ 64,99 US$ 64,99 US$ 16 US$ 50 US$ 60 US$ 10
MLB Network - ^ US$ 11 - - ^ US$ 15 - -
NBA TV - ^ US$ 11 - - ^ US$ 15 -
NFL Network - - - -
NFL RedZone - ^ US$ 11 - ^ US$ 11 - ^ US$ 15 -
NHL Network - ^ US$ 11 - - - ^ US$ 15 - -

College Sports

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“MAX” “fubo” “Hulu Live TV” “YouTube TV” “Base” “Combo” “Live Zone” “VIBE”
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US$ 79,99 US$ 64,99 US$ 64,99 US$ 64,99 US$ 16 US$ 50 US$ 60 US$ 10
ACC Network - ^ US$ 15 -
ACC Network Extra - - ^ US$ 15 - -
Big Ten Network - ^ US$ 15 -
CBS Sports Network - - - -
ESPNU ^ US$ 8 - ^ US$ 15 -
Fox College Sports - ^ US$ 11 - ^ US$ 11 - - - -
Longhorn Network - - - - ^ US$ 15 -
Pac-12 Network - ^ US$ 11 - - - ^ US$ 15 - -
SEC Network - ^ US$ 15 -

Other Sports

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US$ 79,99 US$ 64,99 US$ 64,99 US$ 64,99 US$ 16 US$ 50 US$ 60 US$ 10
beIN Sports - - - - ^ US$ 15 - -
Eleven Sports - - - - - - -
ESPNEWS ^ US$ 8 - ^ US$ 15 -
Fox Soccer Plus - ^ US$ 6 - ^ US$ 11 - - - -
Golf Channel - ^ US$ 15 -
Olympic Channel - ^ US$ 15 -
Tennis Channel ^ US$ 11 - - - ^ US$ 15 - -

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