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Live Streaming Services Channel Comparison in 2021

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, 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 and AT&T TV NOW, both have shut down. We have put together a list of the best alternatives to PS Vue and best alternatives to AT&T TV NOW.

Local Channels

Most services offer local ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC channels. The “Sling Orange” $30 plan doesn’t include any local channels. fuboTV recently added added ABC to their service.

AT&T TV fuboTV Hulu Philo Sling TV YouTube
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USD 69,99 USD 64,99 USD 64,99 USD 25 USD 35 USD 35 USD 64,99
ABC - - -
CBS - - -
Fox - -
NBC - -
Telemundo - - -
The CW - - -
Univision - - - - -

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, NBCU, WarnerMedia, ViacomCBS, Hallmark, A+E, and AMC.

fuboTV (USD 64,99) has 30 Top Cable Channels. They recently added ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, Disney Channel, FX, Nat Geo, while dropping WarnerMedia-owned channels (TNT, TBS, CNN, etc.).

YouTube TV (USD 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 (USD 64,99) includes 32, after adding channels from ViacomCBS like MTV, Comedy Central. They now are only missing AMC, WE tv, and Hallmark. At USD 64,99, they are the same price of the others, but include Hulu Originals and on-demand library ($5.99 value).

Since AT&T TV NOW is no longer available to new subscribers, you can instead sign-up for AT&T TV’s “No Contract” plans, which starts at USD 69,99+. With 23 of the Top 35 Cable Channels, they have more Top 35 cable channels than any other service. You will need to upgrade to their AT&T TV “Choice” (USD 84,99) plan to get access to regional sports networks (RSNs), which include Fox Sports RSNs.

The two best value offerings are Philo (USD 25) with 18 Top Cable Channels or Sling TV’s “Blue” plan, which includes 24 top cable channels Top Cable Channels for just (USD 35+) a month.

AT&T TV fuboTV Hulu Philo Sling TV YouTube
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USD 69,99 USD 64,99 USD 64,99 USD 25 USD 35 USD 35 USD 64,99
A&E -
AMC -
BET ^ USD 6
Bravo - -
Cartoon Network - -
CNN - -
Comedy Central
Discovery -
Disney Channel - -
Disney Junior - ^ USD 6 -
E! - -
ESPN - -
Food Network
Fox News - -
Freeform - -
FX - -
FXX - - ^ USD 6
Hallmark Channel - ^ USD 6 ^ USD 6 -
HGTV
History -
Investigation Discovery
Lifetime -
MSNBC - -
MTV ^ USD 6 ^ USD 6
Nickelodeon - -
Paramount Network ^ USD 6 ^ USD 6
Syfy - -
TBS - -
TLC -
TNT - -
Travel Channel ≥ USD 84,99
truTV - - ^ USD 6
USA Network - -
VH1 ^ USD 6 ^ USD 6
WE tv - ^ USD 6 ^ USD 6

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, [AT&T SportsNet Houston], and AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh – 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 Bally Sports RSNs (formerly Fox Sports), you will need AT&T TV, 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 (formerly 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 added ESPN for the first time last year.

AT&T TV fuboTV Hulu Philo Sling TV YouTube
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USD 69,99 USD 64,99 USD 64,99 USD 25 USD 35 USD 35 USD 64,99
ESPN - -
ESPN2 - -
Fox Sports 1 - -
Fox Sports 2 ≥ USD 94,99 - - ^ USD 11
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 requires an upgraded plan to access RSNs.

Due to contract disputes with YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, and Sling TV — Bally Sports RSNs (formerly called Fox Sports RSNs) are currently only carried by AT&T TV. All but Sling carry those from NBC Sports like NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports Washington.

AT&T TV fuboTV Hulu Philo Sling TV YouTube
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USD 69,99 USD 64,99 USD 64,99 USD 25 USD 35 USD 35 USD 64,99
Regional Sports Networks (RSNs) ≥ USD 84,99 - - -

Some Regional Sports Networks like MSG/MSG+ (New York), AT&T SportsNet Houston, AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh, Marquee Sports Network (Chicago), and NESN (Boston) are carried by fuboTV and AT&T TV. Spectrum SportsNet, MASN, Altitude, ROOT Sports Northwest, and AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain are only carried by AT&T TV.

AT&T TV fuboTV Hulu Philo Sling TV YouTube
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USD 69,99 USD 64,99 USD 64,99 USD 25 USD 35 USD 35 USD 64,99
Altitude ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - -
AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
AT&T SportsNet Southwest ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - -
Bally Sports Arizona ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports Carolinas ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports Detroit ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports Florida ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports Great Lakes ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports Indiana ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports Kansas City ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports Midwest ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports New Orleans ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports North ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports Ohio ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports Oklahoma ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports San Diego ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports SoCal ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports South ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports Southeast ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports Southwest ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports Sun ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports Tennessee ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports West ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports Wisconsin ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Arizona ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Carolinas ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Detroit ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Florida ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Indiana ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Kansas City ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Midwest ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports New Orleans ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports North ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Ohio ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Oklahoma ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Prime Ticket ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports San Diego ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports South ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Southeast ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Southwest ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Sun ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Tennessee ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports West ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Wisconsin ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
LA FC Sports Network - - - - - -
Longhorn Network - - - - ^ USD 11 - -
Marquee Sports Network ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - -
MASN ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
MASN2 ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
MSG ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - -
MSG+ ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - -
NBC Sports Bay Area ≥ USD 84,99 - - -
NBC Sports Boston ≥ USD 84,99 - - -
NBC Sports California ≥ USD 84,99 - - -
NBC Sports Chicago ≥ USD 84,99 - - -
NBC Sports Northwest - - - -
NBC Sports Philadelphia - - - -
NBC Sports Philadelphia+ - - - -
NBC Sports Washington ≥ USD 84,99 - - -
NBC Sports Washington+ - - - - -
NESN ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - -
Root Sports Northwest ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Spectrum SportsNet ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
Spectrum SportsNet LA ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
SportsNet NY ≥ USD 84,99 - - -
SportsTime Ohio ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -
YES Network ≥ USD 84,99 - - - - - -

Pro Sports

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

fuboTV is the most comprehensive option and includes NFL Network in their base plan. You can add NBA TV, MLB Network, and NHL Network as part of their $8 “Fubo Extra” add-on. If you want NFL RedZone, you can instead choose their $11 “Sports Plus” add-on, which includes those other channels as well.

One of your least expensive options is Sling Blue ($35) + Sports Extra ($10) which includes NFL Network, NFL RedZone, NBA TV, MLB Network, and NHL Network.

By the 2021, NFL season, fuboTV, Hulu Live TV, YouTube TV, and Sling TV will each offer NFL Network and NFL RedZone.

AT&T TV fuboTV Hulu Philo Sling TV YouTube
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USD 69,99 USD 64,99 USD 64,99 USD 25 USD 35 USD 35 USD 64,99
MLB Network ≥ USD 84,99 ^ USD 11 - - ^ USD 11 ^ USD 11
NBA TV ≥ USD 84,99 ^ USD 11 - - ^ USD 11 ^ USD 11
NFL Network - - - -
NFL RedZone - ^ USD 11 - - - ^ USD 11 ^ USD 11
NHL Network ≥ USD 94,99 ^ USD 11 - - ^ USD 11 ^ USD 11 -

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 (USD 64,99) and YouTube TV (USD 64,99) are strong options for college sports fans. Both services include Big Ten Network, CBS Sports Network, ESPNU, ACC Network, and SEC Network. These channels are also available on AT&T TV (formerly DIRECTV NOW), but only on their upgraded “Ultimate” (USD 94,99) plan.

fuboTV and Sling TV are the only providers of Pac-12 Network. It’s included in fuboTV (USD 64,99) Extra ($8) or Sports Plus ($11) add-on, or as part of Sling TV’s “Sports Extra” $10 pack.

AT&T TV fuboTV Hulu Philo Sling TV YouTube
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USD 69,99 USD 64,99 USD 64,99 USD 25 USD 35 USD 35 USD 64,99
ACC Network ≥ USD 84,99 - ^ USD 11 -
ACC Network Extra - - - ^ USD 11 -
Big Ten Network ≥ USD 84,99 - - ^ USD 11
CBS Sports Network ≥ USD 94,99 - - -
ESPNU ≥ USD 84,99 ^ USD 8 - ^ USD 11 -
Fox College Sports - ^ USD 11 - - - - ^ USD 11
Longhorn Network - - - - ^ USD 11 - -
Pac-12 Network - ^ USD 11 - - ^ USD 11 ^ USD 11 -
SEC Network ≥ USD 84,99 - ^ USD 11 -

Other Sports Channels

fuboTV is the ideal streaming service for soccer fans. It includes beIN in its base (USD 64,99) plan. You can add Fox Soccer Plus for only $6, which is usually a $15 upgrade on other services.

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USD 69,99 USD 64,99 USD 64,99 USD 25 USD 35 USD 35 USD 64,99
beIN Sports - - - ^ USD 11 ^ USD 11 -
Eleven Sports - - - - - -
ESPNEWS ≥ USD 84,99 ^ USD 8 - ^ USD 11 -
Fox Soccer Plus - ^ USD 6 - - - - ^ USD 11
Golf Channel ≥ USD 94,99 - - ^ USD 11
Olympic Channel ≥ USD 94,99 - - ^ USD 11
Tennis Channel ≥ USD 84,99 ^ USD 11 - - ^ USD 11 ^ USD 11 -

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 includes a free year of HBO Max if you subscribe to their Choice plan or above.

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.

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USD 69,99 USD 64,99 USD 64,99 USD 25 USD 35 USD 35 USD 64,99
Cinemax ^ USD 11 (USD 139,99) - ^ USD 9 - - - -
EPIX ^ USD 6 ^ USD 6 - ^ USD 5 ^ USD 6 ^ USD 6 ^ USD 6
HBO ^ USD 15 (USD 139,99) - ^ USD 15 - - - ^ USD 15
Showtime ^ USD 11 (USD 139,99) ^ USD 11 ^ USD 11 - ^ USD 10 ^ USD 10 ^ USD 11
Starz ^ USD 11 (USD 139,99) ^ USD 9 ^ USD 9 ^ USD 9 ^ USD 9 ^ USD 9 ^ USD 9

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You will receive it ~2 weeks after you complete your first month of service.