How to Stream Live TV on Android TV

"How to Watch Live TV on Android TV"

The Android TV is a media streaming platform that can be used to watch Live TV Streaming Services. The most recommended Android TV device is the NVIDIA Shield.

While pricey, the NVIDIA Shield is the most powerful streaming device on the market. Many users like it not only for Live TV Streaming, but to serve as a media hub for their household with Kodi.

NVIDIA Shield

The device can stream up to 4K up at 60 fps and Dolby Atmos. It supports the latest 802.11ac dual-band MIMO Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet, and Bluetooth 4.1.

It has an incredibly powerful Tegra X1 processor, 3GB RAM, and 16GB of storage. It includes two USB 3.0 ports for expandable storage.

You can pay slightly more for an included gaming controller.

NVIDIA Shield Pro

The devices matches the specs of the NVIDIA Shield, except that it has 500GB of built-in storage. Because of the larger storage, the device is also physically larger.

The other difference is that the included is rechargeable and supports IR.

If you plan to use it as a media hub, the Shield Pro is worth the upgrade.

Compatible Services

You can use Android TV to access fuboTV, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, and YouTube TV.

Unfortunately, DIRECTV NOW, Hulu Live TV, and Philo cannot be used with Android TV.

Other Devices

You can also check compatibility for other devices.

Local Channels

Depending on your location, here are what local channels you can watch on Android TV with fuboTV, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, and YouTube TV.

fuboTV PS Vue Sling TV YouTube
Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial
$45–$50 $45–$80 $25 $25 $40
ABC - - -
CBS - -
Fox -
NBC -

Top Cable Channels

fuboTV PS Vue Sling TV YouTube
Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial
$45–$50 $45–$80 $25 $25 $40
A&E - -
AMC
Animal Planet - - - -
BET - - ^ $5 -
Bravo -
Cartoon Network
CNN
Comedy Central - - -
Discovery - - - -
Disney Channel - -
E! - ^ $5
ESPN - -
Food Network -
Fox News - -
Fox Sports 1 -
Freeform - -
FX -
FXX -
Hallmark ≥ $50 ^ $5 ^ $5 -
HGTV -
History - -
Investigation Discovery - - - -
Lifetime - -
MSNBC - ^ $5
MTV - - ^ $5 ^ $5 -
Nickelodeon - - - - -
OWN - - - -
Paramount Network - - ^ $5 ^ $5 -
Syfy -
TBS
TLC - - - -
TNT
truTV ^ $5
USA Network -
VH1 - - ^ $5 ^ $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 and Comcast Sportsnet.

National Sports Channels

fuboTV PS Vue Sling TV YouTube
Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial
$45–$50 $45–$80 $25 $25 $40
ESPN - -
ESPN2 - -
Fox Sports 1 -
Fox Sports 2 -
NBC Sports Network -
TBS
TNT

Pro Sports

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

fuboTV PS Vue Sling TV YouTube
Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial
$45–$50 $45–$80 $25 $25 $40
MLB Network - ≥ $50 - -
NBA TV ≥ $50 ^ $5 ^ $10
NFL Network ≥ $50 - -
NFL RedZone ^ $9 ^ $10 - ^ $10 -
NHL Network - - ^ $5 ^ $10 -

Other Sports Channels

fuboTV PS Vue Sling TV YouTube
Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial
$45–$50 $45–$80 $25 $25 $40
beIN Sports - ^ $5 ^ $10 -
Eleven Sports ≥ $60 - - -
ESPNEWS - ≥ $50 ^ $5 -
Fox Soccer Plus ^ $6 ^ $15 - - ^ $15
Golf Channel ≥ $50 - ^ $10
Olympic Channel - -
Tennis Channel - ≥ $60 - -

Premium Channels

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

fuboTV PS Vue Sling TV YouTube
Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial
$45–$50 $45–$80 $25 $25 $40
Cinemax - ^ $15 ^ $10 ^ $10 -
EPIX - - ^ $5 ^ $5 -
HBO - ^ $15 ($80) ^ $15 ^ $15 -
Showtime ^ $11 ^ $11 ($80) ^ $10 ^ $10 ^ $11
Starz - - ^ $9 ^ $9 -

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