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YouTube TV vs. DIRECTV STREAM - Which Should You Choose?

Ben Bowman

If you’re looking for a new live TV streaming service, is YouTube TV or DIRECTV STREAM a better choice? The decision may depend on what you value most. Both are excellent streaming options with lots of pros and cons. If you’d like a quick comparison, check out The Streamable’s Service Matchmaker. Let’s dig in to compare your options.

Winner on Price: YouTube TV

YouTube TV is $64.99 / 月, while DIRECTV STREAM starts at $69.99 / 月 and goes up from there.

Winner on Overall Channels: DIRECTV STREAM

DIRECTV STREAM’s most basic package includes 34 of the top 35 cable channels, which tops YouTube TV’s 32.

Overall, YouTube TV has access to 111 channels while DIRECTV STREAM offers 213.

DIRECTV STREAM offers every channel YouTube TV does, but also gives you access to A&EHistory 、と Lifetime.

Channel Upgrade Bundles

DIRECTV STREAM offers a whopping four different tiers of services.

  • Entertainment: 84 channels for $69.99 / 月
  • Choice: 178 channels for $89.99 / 月
  • Ultimate: 209 channels for $104.99 / 月
  • Premier: 209 channels for $149.99 / 月

YouTube TV offers an Entertainment Plus package with HBO Max, Showtime, and STARZ for $29.99 / month.

Both services allow for some individual channel add-ons at lower price points.

YouTube DIRECTV STREAM
“YouTube TV” “Entertain.” “Choice” “Ultimate” “Premier”
登録 無料トライアル 無料トライアル 無料トライアル 無料トライアル
$64.99 $69.99 $89.99 $104.99 $149.99
A&E -
AMC
BET
Bravo
Cartoon Network
CNN
Comedy Central
Discovery
Disney Channel
Disney Junior
E!
ESPN
Food Network
Fox News
Freeform
FX
FXX
Hallmark Channel
HGTV
History -
Investigation Discovery
Lifetime -
MSNBC
MTV
Nickelodeon
Paramount Network
Syfy
TBS
TLC
TNT
Travel Channel -
truTV
USA Network
VH1
WE tv

Winner on Local Channels: Draw

Both services offer ABCCBSFoxNBCTelemundoThe CW 、と Univision.

Winner on Sports Channels: DIRECTV STREAM

Pro Sports Networks

The big differentiator here is whether you prefer the NFL or regional sports networks (RSNs).

YouTube TV offers access to MLB NetworkNBA TV 、と NFL Network in its base package. You can add Sports Plus for $11/month to add beIN SportsBilliard TVFox Soccer PlusGOLTVMAVTVNFL RedZoneOutside TelevisionPlayersTVPokerGOSportsGridStadiumTVG 、と VSiN.

DIRECTV STREAM offers MLB NetworkNBA TV starting at the “Choice” package for $89.99 / 月. DIRECTV STREAM does not offer NFL Network or NFL RedZone.

DTV STREAM YouTube
無料トライアル 登録
$69.99 $64.99
MLB Network ≥ $89.99
NBA TV ≥ $89.99
NFL Network -
NFL RedZone - ^ $11
NHL Network ≥ $104.99 -

Regional Sports Networks

This is the biggest benefit if you choose DIRECTV STREAM. It offers the widest access to RSNs of any live streaming service, though your price can escalate quickly to get them.

Only DIRECTV STREAM offers AltitudeAT&T SportsNet PittsburghAT&T SportsNet Rocky MountainAT&T SportsNet SouthwestBally Sports ArizonaBally Sports CarolinasBally Sports DetroitBally Sports FloridaBally Sports Great LakesBally Sports IndianaBally Sports Kansas CityBally Sports MidwestBally Sports New OrleansBally Sports NorthBally Sports OhioBally Sports OklahomaBally Sports San DiegoBally Sports SoCalBally Sports SouthBally Sports SoutheastBally Sports SouthwestBally Sports SunBally Sports TennesseeBally Sports WestBally Sports WisconsinFox Sports ArizonaFox Sports CarolinasFox Sports DetroitFox Sports FloridaFox Sports IndianaFox Sports Kansas CityFox Sports MidwestFox Sports New OrleansFox Sports NorthFox Sports OhioFox Sports OklahomaFox Sports Prime TicketFox Sports San DiegoFox Sports SouthFox Sports SoutheastFox Sports SouthwestFox Sports SunFox Sports TennesseeFox Sports WestFox Sports WisconsinMarquee Sports NetworkMASNMASN2MSGMSG SportsnetNESNRoot Sports NorthwestSpectrum SportsNetSpectrum SportsNet LASportsTime Ohio 、と YES Network.

Both services offer these regional sports networks: NBC Sports Bay AreaNBC Sports BostonNBC Sports CaliforniaNBC Sports ChicagoNBC Sports Washington 、と SportsNet NY.

College Sports Networks

When it comes to college sports, both services are comparable. Both provide ACC NetworkBig Ten NetworkCBS Sports NetworkESPNU 、と SEC Network.

Only YouTube TV offers ACC Network Extra in its base package.

Winner on Included Features: YouTube TV

DVR

Both services now include unlimited DVR capacity. DIRECTV STREAM recordings expire after 90 days, while YouTube TV will keep them for nine months.

4K

YouTube TV offers a 4K Plus plan for $19.99/month ($9.99/month for the first 12 months).

DIRECTV STREAM does not currently offer 4K.

Verdict

If you’re a sports fan who loves to follow a specific franchise, DIRECTV STREAM may be your only streaming option. That access does come at a premium price. This would also be your choice if you have to have A&EHistory 、と Lifetime.

For people who don’t need the regional sports networks, YouTube TV offers a powerful package at a lower price point. For NFL fans, the inclusion of NFL Network and NFL RedZone make this a more attractive package. The included unlimited DVR is also a great feature.

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