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Canceling YouTube TV After Dropping ESPN, Disney Channel, & ABC? 4 Best Alternatives to Switch from YouTube TV

Jason Gurwin

Earlier this week, YouTube TV and Disney alerted users of a possible carriage dispute. At 11:59pm on December 17th, YouTube TV and Disney were unable to reach a deal, meaning YouTube TV subscribers are now without more than 17 Disney-owned channels, as well as ABC-owned local affiliates.

As a result, YouTube TV said that they will drop the price of the service to $49.99 a month until the channels return.

But if you are looking for other alternatives to YouTube TV, that still carry ABC locals, as well as Disney Channel, ESPN, Freeform, FX, och National Geographic, here are your options.

If you’re looking for other alternatives to YouTube TV, whether a similar channel package or a lower price, we’ve got you covered. We compared channels, DVR, pricing, and plans of four alternatives for YouTube TV subscribers.

If you want to compare your favorite channels, use The Streamable’s Matchmaker Tool to find the best option based on what you watch.

DTV STREAM fuboTV Hulu Philo Sling TV YouTube
Gratis provversion Gratis provversion Registrera dig Gratis provversion 50% OFF Registrera dig
$69.99 $69.99 $69.99 $25 $40 $40 $64.99
ABC - - -
ABC News Live - - - -
ACC Network ≥ $89.99 - ^ $11 -
Disney Channel - -
Disney Junior - ^ $6 -
Disney XD - ^ $6 -
ESPN - -
ESPN2 - -
ESPN3 - -
ESPNEWS ≥ $89.99 ^ $8 - ^ $11 -
ESPNU ≥ $89.99 ^ $8 - ^ $11 -
Freeform - -
FX - -
FXM ≥ $104.99 ^ $8 - - ^ $6
FXX - - ^ $6
Nat Geo Wild ≥ $104.99 ^ $8 - - ^ $6
National Geographic - -
SEC Network ≥ $89.99 - ^ $11 -

Four Alternatives for YouTube TV Subscribers to Stream Disney Channels

1. Sling Orange ($35+)

While Disney-owned channels like ESPN are available on Sling Orange ($10 first month), to create a bundle similar to YouTube TV, you will need both Sling Orange and Sling Blue ($50).

For $50 you’ll get 27 channels of the 35 Top Cable Channels. You’ll get channels from AMC, Disney (ESPN, Disney), Discovery (Discovery, Food Network, HGTV), FX, NBCU (Bravo), and Turner (TNT, TBS, CNN).

In comparison to YouTube TV, you’ll gain A&E, History, och Lifetime. While you’ll lose channels like Disney Junior, FXX, Hallmark Channel, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, VH1, och WE tv in their base plan, you can add some as part of their $6 Extra packs.

In order to get ACC Network, SEC Network, NFL Network, NFL RedZone, MLB Network and NBA TV (which YouTube TV offers), you’ll need to add the Sports Extra pack ($11), which also includes Golf Channel and NHL Network.

You will need Kids Extra ($6) to get Disney Junior and Disney XD.

They also have a Total TV Deal which includes all 7 Extra Packs and a 200 Hour DVR for $27. This means that you can get almost every channel available on Sling for $77.

Sling only carries NBC in select markets (New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston, Washington, D.C., Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Hartford/New Haven, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Los Angeles, San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose and San Diego), so if you plan to tune in, make sure it’s available in your market.

Full breakdown: YouTube TV vs. Sling TV ►

Cloud DVR

Includes 50 Hour DVR, Can Upgrade to 200 Hour for $5

Max Streams

Includes up to 4 Streams (Depending on Channel)


2. Hulu + Live TV ($69.99)

Being owned by Disney, Hulu Live TV has all of Disney-owned channels, including ABC, ESPN, Disney Channel, SEC Network, and ACC Network. Starting next week, they will also include The Disney Bundle in your subscription, meaning you get Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu On-Demand for no extra charge.

You’ll get 33 channels of the 35 Top Cable Channels, including your local NBC Sports RSN. The service carries a similar number of ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX affiliates as YouTube TV, so you’re likely to get them in your area.

In comparison to YouTube TV, you’ll lose AMC och WE tv, but you’ll gain A&E, History, och Lifetime.

If you’re a College Sports fan, you’ll also get ACC Network, Big Ten Network, SEC Network, ESPNU, and CBS Sports Network. You will lose MLB Network and NBA TV, but they recently added NFL Network to their base plan and offer NFL RedZone as part of Sports Add-on ($10).

Full breakdown: Hulu Live TV vs. YouTube TV ►

Cloud DVR

Includes 50 Hour DVR (but you can’t skip ads), can upgrade to 200 hour DVR for $9.99 a month, which includes the ability to fast-forward through ads.

Max Streams

Includes up to 2 Simultaneous Streams, but can upgrade to Unlimited Screens in your home (and 3 on mobile) for $9.99 a month.


3. fuboTV ($64.99)

fuboTV carries many of the same channels as YouTube TV, including ACC Network, Disney Channel, ESPN, Freeform, FX, och SEC Network.

In comparison to YouTube TV, you’ll lose Cartoon Network, CNN, TBS, TNT, och truTV, but you’ll gain Disney channels. In total, they carry 27 of the Top 35 Cable Channels.

In terms of sports, they are one of the only alternatives that carry NFL Network, NFL RedZone, NBA TV, MLB Network, and NHL Network as part of their service (some require their $8 Extra or $11 Sports Plus add-on). They also are the only service that offers a similar multi-screen (PIP) feature that many streamers love for sports.

For those in Boston, New York, Houston, Pittsburgh, and Seattle they are one of the only streaming services that offer NESN, MSG/MSG+, AT&T SportsNet Southwest, AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh, and ROOT Sports Northwest.

The service includes a 250 Hour DVR with no expiration, so you can keep the content as long as you like. It comes with there simultaneous streams. You can upgrade to their Elite Bundle ($79.99) which includes 10 simultaneous streams and a 1,000 Hour DVR.

Full breakdown: fuboTV vs. YouTube TV ►

Cloud DVR

The service includes a 250 Hour DVR, but can be upgraded to 1,000 DVR

Max Streams

The service includes 3 Simultaneous Streams, but can be upgraded to 10 streams

4. DIRECTV STREAM ($69.99)

Just like fubo, DIRECTV STREAM also carries Disney-owned channels. The service has most of the same local NBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX affiliates as YouTube TV, but not all of them.

One of the biggest benefits compared to YouTube TV, is that they also carry Bally Sports RSNs, YES Network, NESN, Altitude, MASN, AT&T SportsNet, Spectrum SportsNet, and all of the NBC Sports RSNs (except Philadelphia). In order to get your local RSN, you will need to get for their $84.99 Choice Plan.

In comparison to YouTube TV, you’ll gain A&E, History, och Lifetime. They also don’t carry NFL Network or NFL RedZone.

If you’re a College Sports fan, you’ll also get ACC Network, Big Ten Network, CBS Sports Network, ESPNU, och SEC Network.

Full breakdown: DIRECTV STREAM vs. YouTube TV ►

Cloud DVR

Includes Unlimited DVR

Max Streams

Includes up to 20 Simultaneous Streams (at-home) and 3 Simultaneous Streams while traveling.


Comparison of Channels Across Live TV Streaming Services

DTV STREAM fuboTV Hulu Philo YouTube Sling
“Choice” “fubo” “Hulu Live TV” “Base” “YouTube TV” “Combo”
Gratis provversion Gratis provversion Registrera dig Gratis provversion Registrera dig 50% OFF
$89.99 $69.99 $69.99 $16 $64.99 $55
A&E - -
AMC -
BET
Bravo -
Cartoon Network - -
CNN - -
Comedy Central
Discovery
Disney Channel -
Disney Junior - ^ $6
E! -
ESPN -
Food Network
Fox News -
Freeform -
FX -
FXX - ^ $6
Hallmark Channel ^ $6
HGTV
History - -
Investigation Discovery
Lifetime - -
MSNBC -
MTV ^ $6
Nickelodeon -
Paramount Network ^ $6
Syfy -
TBS - -
TLC
TNT - -
Travel Channel
truTV - -
USA Network -
VH1 ^ $6
WE tv - ^ $6

Locals

DTV STREAM fuboTV Hulu Philo Sling
“Choice” “fubo” “Hulu Live TV” “Base” “Combo”
Gratis provversion Gratis provversion Registrera dig Gratis provversion 50% OFF
$89.99 $69.99 $69.99 $16 $55
ABC - -
CBS - -
Fox -
NBC -
Telemundo - -
The CW - -
Univision - - -

Regional Sports

DTV STREAM fuboTV Hulu YouTube Philo Sling
“Choice” “fubo” “Hulu Live TV” “YouTube TV” “Base” “Combo”
Gratis provversion Gratis provversion Registrera dig Registrera dig Gratis provversion 50% OFF
$89.99 $69.99 $69.99 $64.99 $16 $55
Regional Sports Networks (RSNs) - -

National Sports

DTV STREAM fuboTV Hulu YouTube Philo Sling
“Choice” “fubo” “Hulu Live TV” “YouTube TV” “Base” “Combo”
Gratis provversion Gratis provversion Registrera dig Registrera dig Gratis provversion 50% OFF
$89.99 $69.99 $69.99 $64.99 $16 $55
ESPN -
ESPN2 -
FS1 -
Fox Sports 2 - - ^ $15
TBS - -
TNT - -
USA Network -

Pro Sports

DTV STREAM fuboTV Hulu YouTube Philo Sling
“Choice” “fubo” “Hulu Live TV” “YouTube TV” “Base” “Combo”
Gratis provversion Gratis provversion Registrera dig Registrera dig Gratis provversion 50% OFF
$89.99 $69.99 $69.99 $64.99 $16 $55
MLB Network ^ $11 - - ^ $15
NBA TV ^ $11 - - ^ $15
NFL Network - -
NFL RedZone - ^ $11 ^ $10 ^ $11 - ^ $15
NHL Network - ^ $11 - - - ^ $15

College Sports

DTV STREAM fuboTV Hulu YouTube Philo Sling
“Choice” “fubo” “Hulu Live TV” “YouTube TV” “Base” “Combo”
Gratis provversion Gratis provversion Registrera dig Registrera dig Gratis provversion 50% OFF
$89.99 $69.99 $69.99 $64.99 $16 $55
ACC Network - ^ $15
ACC Network Extra - - - ^ $15
Big Ten Network - ^ $15
CBS Sports Network - - -
ESPNU ^ $8 - ^ $15
Longhorn Network - - - - - ^ $15
Pac-12 Network - ^ $11 - - - ^ $15
SEC Network - ^ $15

Other Sports

DTV STREAM fuboTV Hulu YouTube Philo Sling
“Choice” “fubo” “Hulu Live TV” “YouTube TV” “Base” “Combo”
Gratis provversion Gratis provversion Registrera dig Registrera dig Gratis provversion 50% OFF
$89.99 $69.99 $69.99 $64.99 $16 $55
beIN Sports - - ^ $11 - ^ $15
Next Level Sports - - - - -
ESPNEWS ^ $8 - ^ $15
Fox Soccer Plus - ^ $6 - ^ $11 - -
Golf Channel - ^ $15
Olympic Channel - - ^ $15
Tennis Channel ^ $11 - - - ^ $15

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