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Live Streaming Services Channel Comparison in 2022

Updated on Jason Gurwin
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 DIRECTV STREAM, 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:

Local Channels

Most services offer local ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC channels. The “Sling Orange” $35 plan doesn’t include any local channels. fuboTV now offers ABC in most local markets.

DTV STREAM fuboTV Hulu Philo Sling TV YouTube
Prueba gratis Prueba gratis Inscríbete Prueba gratis 50% OFF Inscríbete
$69.99 $69.99 $69.99 $25 $40 $40 $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 Paramount+ for $4.99. It’s a monthly subscription directly from CBS, which includes live streaming of most sports on CBS and on demand access for many of its shows. If you want your local CBS affiliate, you can upgrade to their $9.99 a month Premium Tier.

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 ($69.99) has 27 Top Cable Channels. While they have most major channels like ABC, ESPN, Disney Channel, FX, Nat Geo, Bravo, USA, FS1, and Fox News, they are missing TNT, TBS, CNN, A&E, History, & Lifetime.

YouTube TV ($64.99) offers 32 Top Cable Channels, but are missing A&E, History, and Lifetime.

Hulu Live TV ($69.99) includes 33 Top Cable Channels, and are only missing AMC, WE tv, and Hallmark. At $69.99, they are the nearly the same price of the others, but include They Disney Bundle (Disney+ and ESPN+), as well as access to Hulu Originals and on-demand library ($13.99 value).

DIRECTV STREAM’s plans start at $69.99+. With 34 of the Top 35 Cable Channels, they have more Top 35 cable channels than any other service. You will need to upgrade to their DIRECTV STREAM’s “Choice” ($89.99) plan to get access to regional sports networks (RSNs), which include Bally Sports RSNs.

The two best value offerings are Philo ($25) with 18 Top Cable Channels or Sling TV’s “Blue” plan, which includes 24 top cable channels Top Cable Channels for just ($40+) a month.

DTV STREAM fuboTV Hulu Philo Sling TV YouTube
Prueba gratis Prueba gratis Inscríbete Prueba gratis 50% OFF Inscríbete
$69.99 $69.99 $69.99 $25 $40 $40 $64.99
A&E - -
AMC -
BET ^ $6
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 ^ $6
HGTV
History - -
Investigation Discovery
Lifetime - -
MSNBC - -
MTV ^ $6 ^ $6
Nickelodeon - -
Paramount Network ^ $6 ^ $6
Syfy - -
TBS - -
TLC -
TNT - -
Travel Channel ≥ $89.99
truTV - - ^ $6
USA Network - -
VH1 ^ $6 ^ $6
WE tv - ^ $6 ^ $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, Bally Sports Detroit, NBC Sports Bay Area, NESN, Altitude, MASN, Spectrum Sportsnet, Altitude or AT&T Sportsnet.

If you need national sports, you have plenty of options. Nearly all the services carry ESPN and FS1, while most carry TNT and TBS.

Sling TV is the best budget option for sports fans but includes ESPN in Sling Orange and FS1, USA Network, and NFL Network in Sling Blue. You can also add the Sports Extra pack ($11) to add channels like NHL Network, College Sports networks like SEC Network, ACC Network, and Pac-12 Network.

If you need local sports, fuboTV includes some RSNs including hard-to-get ones like Altitude, MSG, NESN, Marquee Sports Network, AT&T SportsNet Southwest, AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain, AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh, ROOT Sports Northwest. It is also one of the only service with NFL Network, NFL RedZone, NBA TV, MLB Network, and NHL Network.

If you want to watch Bally Sports RSNs or YES Network, you will need DIRECTV STREAM, which also includes national sports channels like ESPN, FS1, USA Network, TNT, and TBS. YouTube TV, Hulu Live TV, fuboTV, and Sling TV no longer carry Bally Sports RSNs.

In addition to Bally Sports RSNs and YES Network, DIRECTV STREAM is the only service that carries MASN, Spectrum SportsNet, and Spectrum SportsNet LA.

National Sports Channels

Most services include ESPN/ESPN2, USA Network, FS1/FS2, TBS, and TNT in their basic packages. While fuboTV carries ESPN, USA, and FS1, they don’t have TBS or TNT.

DTV STREAM fuboTV Hulu Philo Sling TV YouTube
Prueba gratis Prueba gratis Inscríbete Prueba gratis 50% OFF Inscríbete
$69.99 $69.99 $69.99 $25 $40 $40 $64.99
ESPN - -
ESPN2 - -
FS1 - -
Fox Sports 2 ≥ $104.99 - - ^ $11
TBS - -
TNT - -
USA Network - -

Regional Sports Networks (RSNs)

fuboTV, Hulu Live TV, and YouTube TV offer regional sports networks (RSNs) in their base plans. DIRECTV STREAM 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 (now called DIRECTV STREAM). All but Sling carry those from NBC Sports like NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports Washington.

DTV STREAM fuboTV Hulu Philo Sling TV YouTube
Prueba gratis Prueba gratis Inscríbete Prueba gratis 50% OFF Inscríbete
$69.99 $69.99 $69.99 $25 $40 $40 $64.99
Regional Sports Networks (RSNs) ≥ $89.99 - - -

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

DTV STREAM fuboTV Hulu Philo Sling TV YouTube
Prueba gratis Prueba gratis Inscríbete Prueba gratis 50% OFF Inscríbete
$69.99 $69.99 $69.99 $25 $40 $40 $64.99
Altitude ≥ $89.99 - - - - -
AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh ≥ $89.99 - - - - -
AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain ≥ $89.99 - - - - -
AT&T SportsNet Southwest ≥ $89.99 - - - - -
Bally Sports Arizona ≥ $89.99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports Carolinas ≥ $89.99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports Detroit ≥ $89.99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports Florida ≥ $89.99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports Great Lakes ≥ $89.99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports Indiana ≥ $89.99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports Kansas City ≥ $89.99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports Midwest ≥ $89.99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports New Orleans ≥ $89.99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports North ≥ $89.99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports Ohio ≥ $89.99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports Oklahoma ≥ $89.99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports San Diego ≥ $89.99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports SoCal ≥ $89.99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports South ≥ $89.99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports Southeast ≥ $89.99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports Southwest ≥ $89.99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports Sun ≥ $89.99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports Tennessee ≥ $89.99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports West ≥ $89.99 - - - - - -
Bally Sports Wisconsin ≥ $89.99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Arizona ≥ $89.99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Carolinas ≥ $89.99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Detroit ≥ $89.99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Florida ≥ $89.99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Indiana ≥ $89.99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Kansas City ≥ $89.99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Midwest ≥ $89.99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports New Orleans ≥ $89.99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports North ≥ $89.99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Ohio ≥ $89.99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Oklahoma ≥ $89.99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Prime Ticket ≥ $89.99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports San Diego ≥ $89.99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports South ≥ $89.99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Southeast ≥ $89.99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Southwest ≥ $89.99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Sun ≥ $89.99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Tennessee ≥ $89.99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports West ≥ $89.99 - - - - - -
Fox Sports Wisconsin ≥ $89.99 - - - - - -
Longhorn Network - - - - ^ $11 - -
Marquee Sports Network ≥ $89.99 - - - - -
MASN ≥ $89.99 - - - - - -
MASN2 ≥ $89.99 - - - - - -
MSG ≥ $89.99 - - - - -
MSG Sportsnet ≥ $89.99 - - - - -
NBC Sports Bay Area ≥ $89.99 - - -
NBC Sports Boston ≥ $89.99 - - -
NBC Sports California ≥ $89.99 - - -
NBC Sports Chicago ≥ $89.99 - - -
NBC Sports Northwest - - - -
NBC Sports Philadelphia - - - -
NBC Sports Philadelphia+ - - - -
NBC Sports Washington ≥ $89.99 - - -
NBC Sports Washington+ - - - - -
NESN ≥ $89.99 - - - - -
Root Sports Northwest ≥ $89.99 - - - - -
Spectrum SportsNet ≥ $89.99 - - - - - -
Spectrum SportsNet LA ≥ $89.99 - - - - - -
SportsNet NY ≥ $89.99 - - -
SportsTime Ohio ≥ $89.99 - - - - - -
YES Network ≥ $89.99 - - - - - -

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 ($40) + Sports Extra ($11) which includes NFL Network, NFL RedZone, NBA TV, MLB Network, and NHL Network.

During the 2022 NFL Season, fuboTV, Hulu Live TV, YouTube TV, and Sling TV will each offer NFL Network and NFL RedZone.

DTV STREAM fuboTV Hulu Philo Sling TV YouTube
Prueba gratis Prueba gratis Inscríbete Prueba gratis 50% OFF Inscríbete
$69.99 $69.99 $69.99 $25 $40 $40 $64.99
MLB Network ≥ $89.99 ^ $11 - - ^ $11 ^ $11
NBA TV ≥ $89.99 ^ $11 - - ^ $11 ^ $11
NFL Network - - -
NFL RedZone - ^ $11 ^ $10 - - ^ $11 ^ $11
NHL Network ≥ $104.99 ^ $11 - - ^ $11 ^ $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 ($69.99) and fuboTV ($69.99) 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 DIRECTV STREAM, but only on their upgraded “Ultimate” ($104.99) plan.

fuboTV and Sling TV are the only providers of Pac-12 Network. It’s included in fuboTV ($69.99) Extra ($8) or Sports Plus ($11) add-on, or as part of Sling TV’s “Sports Extra” ($11) pack.

DTV STREAM fuboTV Hulu Philo Sling TV YouTube
Prueba gratis Prueba gratis Inscríbete Prueba gratis 50% OFF Inscríbete
$69.99 $69.99 $69.99 $25 $40 $40 $64.99
ACC Network ≥ $89.99 - ^ $11 -
ACC Network Extra - - - ^ $11 -
Big Ten Network ≥ $89.99 - - ^ $11
CBS Sports Network ≥ $104.99 - - -
ESPNU ≥ $89.99 ^ $8 - ^ $11 -
Longhorn Network - - - - ^ $11 - -
Pac-12 Network - ^ $11 - - ^ $11 ^ $11 -
SEC Network ≥ $89.99 - ^ $11 -

Other Sports Channels

fuboTV is the ideal streaming service for soccer fans. It includes beIN in its base ($69.99) plan. You can add Fox Soccer Plus for only $6, which is usually a $15 upgrade on other services.

DTV STREAM fuboTV Hulu Philo Sling TV YouTube
Prueba gratis Prueba gratis Inscríbete Prueba gratis 50% OFF Inscríbete
$69.99 $69.99 $69.99 $25 $40 $40 $64.99
beIN Sports - - - ^ $11 ^ $11 ^ $11
Next Level Sports - - - - - -
ESPNEWS ≥ $89.99 ^ $8 - ^ $11 -
Fox Soccer Plus - ^ $6 - - - - ^ $11
Golf Channel ≥ $89.99 - - ^ $11
Olympic Channel ≥ $104.99 - ^ $11 ^ $11
Tennis Channel ≥ $89.99 ^ $11 - - ^ $11 ^ $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.

DIRECTV STREAM includes three months 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.

DTV STREAM fuboTV Hulu Philo Sling TV YouTube
Prueba gratis Prueba gratis Inscríbete Prueba gratis 50% OFF Inscríbete
$69.99 $69.99 $69.99 $25 $40 $40 $64.99
Cinemax ^ $11 ($149.99) - ^ $9 - - - -
EPIX ^ $6 ^ $6 - ^ $5 ^ $6 ^ $6 ^ $6
HBO ^ $15 ($149.99) - ^ $15 - - - ^ $15
Showtime ^ $11 ($149.99) ^ $11 ^ $11 - ^ $10 ^ $10 ^ $11
Starz ^ $11 ($149.99) ^ $9 ^ $9 ^ $9 ^ $9 ^ $9 ^ $9

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