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Live Streaming Services Channel Comparison in 2020

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 NOW, 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 they shut down the service in January 2020. We have put together a list of the best alternatives to PS Vue.

Local Channels

Most services offer local ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC channels. The “Sling Orange” $30 plan doesn’t include any local channels. fuboTV will be adding ABC to their service later this summer.

AT&T NOW fuboTV Hulu Philo Sling TV YouTube
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USD 54.99 USD 59.99 USD 54.99 USD 20 USD 30 USD 30 USD 64.99
ABC - - -
CBS - - -
Fox - -
NBC - -
Telemundo - - -
The CW - - -
Univision USD 93 - - - - -

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

fuboTV (USD 59.99) has 30 Top Cable Channels. They recently announced that they will be adding ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, Disney Channel, FX, Nat Geo in August, while dropped Turner-owned channels (TNT, TBS, CNN, etc.). With the new channels, they will have 29 of the Top 35 Cable Channels.

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 54.99) includes 26. They are missing channels from Viacom like MTV, Comedy Central, as well as AMC, WE tv, and Hallmark. At USD 54.99, they are $10 cheaper than YouTube TV and include Hulu Originals and on-demand library.

Since AT&T TV NOW (USD 54.99+) launched their new MAX and PLUS plan, they now have the weakest overall channel lineup, with just 23 of the Top 35 Cable Channels. The service is missing channels from AMC, A+E, and Discovery.

The two best value offerings are Philo (USD 20) with 18 Top Cable Channels or Sling TV’s “Blue” plan, which includes 25 top cable channels Top Cable Channels for just (USD 30+) a month.

AT&T NOW fuboTV Hulu Philo Sling TV YouTube
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USD 54.99 USD 59.99 USD 54.99 USD 20 USD 30 USD 30 USD 64.99
A&E USD 93 -
AMC USD 93 -
BET - ^ USD 5
Bravo - -
Cartoon Network - -
CNN - -
Comedy Central -
Discovery USD 93 -
Disney Channel - -
Disney Junior - ^ USD 5 -
E! - -
ESPN - -
Food Network USD 93
Fox News - -
Freeform - -
FX - -
FXX - - ^ USD 5
Hallmark - ^ USD 5 ^ USD 5 -
HGTV USD 93
History USD 93 -
Investigation Discovery USD 93
Lifetime USD 93 -
MSNBC - -
MTV - ^ USD 5 ^ USD 5
Nickelodeon - - -
Paramount Network ≥ USD 79.99 - ^ USD 5
Syfy - -
TBS - -
TLC USD 93 -
TNT - -
Travel Channel -
truTV - - ^ USD 5
USA Network - -
VH1 - ^ USD 5 ^ USD 5
WE tv USD 93 - ^ USD 5 ^ USD 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, 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, and [AT&T SportsNet Houston], 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 Fox Sports RSNs, you will need AT&T TV NOW, 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 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 announced ESPN will be coming to the service this summer.

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USD 54.99 USD 59.99 USD 54.99 USD 20 USD 30 USD 30 USD 64.99
ESPN - -
ESPN2 - -
Fox Sports 1 - -
Fox Sports 2 USD 79.99 - - ^ USD 10
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 NOW requires an upgrade plan to access RSNs.

Due to contract disputes with YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, and Sling TV — Fox Sports RSNs are currently only carried by AT&T TV NOW. They do each carry those from NBC Sports like NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports Washington.

AT&T NOW fuboTV Hulu Philo Sling TV YouTube
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USD 54.99 USD 59.99 USD 54.99 USD 20 USD 30 USD 30 USD 64.99
Regional Sports Networks (RSNs) USD 79.99 - -

For the most part, RSNs are restricted to those from NBC Sports and Fox Sports. Some services like fuboTV, offer MSG/MSG+ (New York), AT&T SportsNet Houston, and NESN (Boston).

AT&T NOW fuboTV Hulu Philo Sling TV YouTube
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USD 54.99 USD 59.99 USD 54.99 USD 20 USD 30 USD 30 USD 64.99
Altitude USD 79.99 - - - - - -
AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh USD 79.99 - - - - - -
AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain USD 79.99 - - - - - -
AT&T SportsNet Southwest USD 79.99 - - - - -
Fox Sports Arizona USD 79.99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Carolinas - - - - - - -
Fox Sports Detroit USD 79.99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Florida USD 79.99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Indiana - - - - - - -
Fox Sports Kansas City - - - - - - -
Fox Sports Midwest USD 79.99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports New Orleans - - - - - - -
Fox Sports North USD 79.99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Ohio USD 79.99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Oklahoma USD 79.99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Prime Ticket USD 79.99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports San Diego USD 79.99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports South USD 79.99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Southeast USD 79.99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Southwest USD 79.99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Sun USD 79.99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Tennessee - - - - - - -
Fox Sports West USD 79.99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Wisconsin USD 79.99 - - - - - -
LA FC Sports Network - - - - - -
Longhorn Network USD 79.99 - - - ^ USD 10 - -
Marquee Sports Network USD 79.99 - - - - - -
MASN USD 79.99 - - - - - -
MASN2 USD 79.99 - - - - - -
MSG USD 79.99 - - - - -
MSG+ USD 79.99 - - - - -
NBC Sports Bay Area USD 79.99 - -
NBC Sports Boston USD 79.99 - - -
NBC Sports California USD 79.99 - -
NBC Sports Chicago USD 79.99 - - -
NBC Sports Northwest - - - -
NBC Sports Philadelphia - - - -
NBC Sports Philadelphia+ - - - -
NBC Sports Washington USD 79.99 - -
NBC Sports Washington+ - - - - -
NESN USD 79.99 - - - - -
Root Sports Northwest USD 79.99 - - - - - -
Spectrum SportsNet USD 79.99 - - - - - -
Spectrum SportsNet LA USD 79.99 - - - - - -
SportsNet NY USD 79.99 - - -
SportsTime Ohio USD 79.99 - - - - - -
YES Network USD 79.99 - - - - - -

Pro Sports

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

fuboTV is the most comprehensive option and includes NFL Network, NFL RedZone, NBA TV, MLB Network, and NHL Network as part of their $11 Sports Extra Add-on.

One of your least expensive options is Sling Blue ($30) + Sports Extra ($10) which includes NFL Network, NFL RedZone, NBA TV, MLB Network, and NHL Network.

AT&T NOW fuboTV Hulu Philo Sling TV YouTube
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USD 54.99 USD 59.99 USD 54.99 USD 20 USD 30 USD 30 USD 64.99
MLB Network - ^ USD 11 - - ^ USD 10 ^ USD 10
NBA TV - ^ USD 11 - - ^ USD 10 ^ USD 10
NFL Network - - - -
NFL RedZone - ^ USD 11 - - - ^ USD 10 ^ USD 11
NHL Network - ^ USD 11 - - ^ USD 10 ^ USD 10 -

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 54.99) and YouTube TV (USD 64.99) are strong options for college sports fans. Both services include Big Ten Network, CBS Sports Network, ESPNU, and SEC Network. These four channels are also available on DIRECTV NOW, but only on their upgraded MAX plan ($85).

fuboTV and Sling TV are the only providers of Pac-12 Network. It’s included in fuboTV base Plan (USD 59.99) or as part of Sling TV’s “Sports Extra” $5/$10 pack.

AT&T NOW fuboTV Hulu Philo Sling TV YouTube
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USD 54.99 USD 59.99 USD 54.99 USD 20 USD 30 USD 30 USD 64.99
ACC Network USD 79.99 - ^ USD 10 -
ACC Network Extra USD 79.99 - - ^ USD 10 -
Big Ten Network USD 79.99 - -
CBS Sports Network USD 79.99 - - -
ESPNU USD 79.99 ^ USD 6 - ^ USD 10 -
Fox College Sports - ^ USD 11 - - - - ^ USD 11
Longhorn Network USD 79.99 - - - ^ USD 10 - -
Pac-12 Network - - - ^ USD 10 ^ USD 10 -
SEC Network USD 79.99 - ^ USD 10 -

Other Sports Channels

fuboTV is the ideal streaming service for soccer fans. It includes beIN in its base (USD 59.99) plan. You can add Fox Soccer Plus for only $6, which is usually a $15 upgrade on other services.

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USD 54.99 USD 59.99 USD 54.99 USD 20 USD 30 USD 30 USD 64.99
beIN Sports - - - ^ USD 10 ^ USD 10 -
Eleven Sports - - - - - -
ESPNEWS USD 79.99 ^ USD 6 - ^ USD 10 -
Fox Soccer Plus - ^ USD 6 - - - - ^ USD 11
Golf Channel USD 79.99 - - ^ USD 10
Olympic Channel USD 79.99 - - ^ USD 10
Tennis Channel USD 79.99 ^ USD 11 - - ^ USD 10 ^ USD 10 -

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 NOW includes HBO Max and Cinemax in their MAX plan, which might be cheaper than what HBO offers directly with HBO Max ($15).

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 54.99 USD 59.99 USD 54.99 USD 20 USD 30 USD 30 USD 64.99
Cinemax ^ USD 11 (USD 79.99) - ^ USD 9 - - - -
EPIX ^ USD 6 - - ^ USD 5 ^ USD 5 ^ USD 5 ^ USD 6
HBO ^ USD 10 (USD 79.99) - ^ USD 15 - - - -
Showtime ^ USD 11 ^ USD 11 ^ USD 11 - ^ USD 10 ^ USD 10 ^ USD 11
Starz ^ USD 11 - ^ USD 9 ^ USD 9 ^ USD 9 ^ USD 9 ^ USD 9