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Live TV Streaming Services: FAQs

Here are answews to your frequently asked questions about live TV streaming services.

General

How much does a live TV streaming service cost?

The price of the live TV services vary and they each offer a different selection of top-ranked cable channels. For example, Sling TV is 30 $US/month and Hulu Live TV is 55 $US/month.

Service Top Cable Channels Price
AT&T NOW 24 of Top 35 55 $US+ / mois
fuboTV 24 of Top 35 55 $US / mois
Hulu Live TV 26 of Top 35 55 $US / mois
Philo 18 of Top 35 20 $US / mois
Sling TV 28 of Top 35 30 $US+ / mois
YouTube TV 31 of Top 35 65 $US / mois

Can I get a free trial for a live TV streaming service?

Can I use my streaming subscription to log into other TV apps and websites?

Each subscription offers the ability to log into different channel TV Everywhere apps and websites.

Read more about TV Everywhere Apps.

TV Everywhere App Access

More is better. App count may vary by plan tier.

fuboTV51 apps
AT&T TV NOW37 apps
YouTube TV35 apps
Hulu Live TV33 apps
Philo33 apps
Sling TV19 apps

How many people can watch my Live TV subscription at the same time?

Most services offer the ability to stream to 2-3 devices at the same time.

Concurrent Devices

More is better.

AT&T TV NOW3 streams
Philo3 streams
Sling TV “Blue”3 streams
YouTube TV3 streams
fuboTV2 streams
Hulu Live TV2 streams
Sling TV “Orange”1 stream

Do live TV streaming services offer a DVR?

Every service has a Cloud DVR that lets you record streaming content and watch it on any other device at a later time.

Provider Restrictions
AT&T TV NOW 500 hours (30 days)
fuboTV 30 hours
Hulu Live TV 50 hours
Philo Unlimited (30 days)
Sling TV 10 hours
YouTube TV Unlimited (9 months)

Do live TV streaming services stream in HD or 4K?

All the services stream in at least 720p which is HD quality. Some services, such as AT&T TV NOW and fuboTV stream at 60 fps (frames per second) which makes sports programming look smoother.

How fast does my internet speed need to be to use a live TV streaming service?

While most of the services suggest 5-10 Mbps, we recommend 20-25 Mbps if you want to minimize buffering and stalled playback.

Will I be locked in a contract?

No. Live TV streaming services are all month-to-month with no commitment. You can cancel at any time without penalty.

Channels

What channels are available on each service?

Each service offers a very different set of channels. For example, Hulu Live TV offers a total of 70 channels.

We suggest you look at our channel comparison to see which channels each service offers.

AT&T NOWfuboTVHuluPhiloSling TVYouTube
Sign UpFree TrialFree TrialFree TrialSign UpSign Up
55 $US55 $US55 $US20 $US30 $US30 $US65 $US
A&E--
AMC--
BET-^ 5 $US
Bravo--
Cartoon Network--
CNN--
Comedy Central-
Discovery--
Disney Channel---
Disney Junior--^ 5 $US-
E!--
ESPN---
Food Network-
Fox News--
Freeform---
FX---
FXX---^ 5 $US
Hallmark-^ 5 $US^ 5 $US-
HGTV-
History--
Investigation Discovery-
Lifetime--
MSNBC--
MTV-^ 5 $US^ 5 $US
Nickelodeon---
Paramount Network80 $US-^ 5 $US
Syfy--
TBS--
TLC--
TNT--
Travel Channel-
truTV--^ 5 $US
USA Network--
VH1-^ 5 $US^ 5 $US
WE tv--^ 5 $US^ 5 $US

Will I get my local channels?

AT&T TV NOW, Hulu Live TV, and YouTube TV include ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, Telemundo et The CW in all plans (in most major markets).

fuboTV does not offer ABC, but does offer CBS, Fox, NBC, Telemundo, The CW et Univision.

Sling TV includes Fox et NBC in a few markets.

AT&T NOWfuboTVHuluPhiloSling TVYouTube
Sign UpFree TrialFree TrialFree TrialSign UpSign Up
55 $US55 $US55 $US20 $US30 $US30 $US65 $US
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CBS---
Fox--
NBC--
Telemundo---
The CW---
Univision------

Local channels are not available in every market. We suggest you look at our local channel comparison to see which local channels each service offers.

Will I get my local regional sports networks (RSNs)?

Almost every live TV streaming service offers regional sports networks (RSNs), however not all regional sports networks are available on each provider.

We suggest you look at our RSN comparison to see which RSN each service offers.

AT&T NOWfuboTVHuluPhiloSling TVYouTube
Sign UpFree TrialFree TrialFree TrialSign UpSign Up
55 $US55 $US55 $US20 $US30 $US30 $US65 $US
Regional Sports Networks (RSNs)80 $US--

Can I stream local channels while traveling?

Each provider has different restrictions on local channels while traveling.

Provider Restrictions
AT&T TV NOW Only available when in your home market.
fuboTV Locals available outside your home market (except FOX in some cities).
Hulu Live TV When traveling, you will see locals of the market you are currently in.
Sling TV Only available when in your home market.
YouTube TV When traveling, you will see locals of the market you are currently in.

Can I stream regional sports networks (RSNs) while traveling?

Each provider has different restrictions on RSNs while traveling.

Provider Restrictions
AT&T TV NOW Only available when in your home market.
fuboTV Most RSNs available outside your home market.
Hulu Live TV Most RSNs available outside your home market.
Sling TV Only available when in your home market.
YouTube TV Most RSNs available outside your home market.

Devices

Can I use my phone, tablet, computer, or streaming device to stream live TV?

Live TV streaming services work with most of your existing devices, like phones, tablets, computers, and streaming devices like Roku, Fire TV, Chromecast, and Apple TV.

AT&T NOWfuboTVHuluPhiloSlingYouTube
Sign UpFree TrialFree TrialFree TrialSign UpSign Up
55 $US55 $US55 $US20 $US30 $US65 $US
Amazon Fire TV
Apple TV
Google Chromecast
2nd Gen+
-
Roku
Android TV
iPhone/iPad
iOS 9+

iOS 9.1+

iOS 10+

iOS 9.3+

iOS 9+

iOS 9.1+
Android Phone/Tablet
4.4+

4.1+

5.0+

7.0+

4.4+

5.0+
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Xbox---
Nintendo-----
Samsung Smart TV
2017+ Models

2016+ models

2016+ Models
-
2016+ Models

2016+ Models
VIZIO Smart TV--
2016+ Models
-
Those with Cast support

Select SmartCast TVs
LG Smart TV--
WebOS 3.5+ (some 3.0)
-
WebOS 3.0+

2016+ Models

Can I get a free device like an Apple TV, Roku, or Chromecast for signing up?

Some providers offer new users a free device when you sign-up for a streaming service.

Unfortunately, there are currently no free device promotions.

What device do you suggest we use for a streaming service?

We suggest that you spend a little bit more to get a higher-quality streaming device like an Apple TV, Fire TV, or Roku Premiere+.

While these can be $20 to $30 more than a basic streaming stick, they will generally provide a more stable streaming experience.

Do I need a cable box?

One of the great benefits of a live TV streaming service is that you can use a streaming device instead of an expensive cable box.