Best Streaming Services: We Compare DirecTV NOW, PlayStation Vue Sling TV, And More

A young woman is sitting in her kitchen and is loking at her receipts at home while using a smart phone>Most of us have found that we can save a significant amount of money each month by cutting cable and using streaming services instead. Rather than paying for hundreds of channels that you’ll never watch, cutting the cord gives you the opportunity to find a streaming service that has the channels you want, without paying for the extras you don’t.

Below, we’re breaking down the cost of the most popular live TV streaming services, so you’ll see exactly how much you’ll pay per channel.

One Last Note

Price is not everything. It really comes down to what service has the channels you want. If you want to see what channels each service has checkout our chart HERE.

Sling TV

Sling Orange

Monthly cost: $25

Number of channels: 29

Cost per channel: $0.86 

Sling Blue

Monthly cost: $25

Number of channels: 42

Cost per channel: $0.60 

Orange + Blue Bundle

Monthly cost: $40

Number of channels: 47

Cost per channel: $0.85

Sling recently raised the price of their Orange package by $5, putting it at the same price as the Blue package. The company noted that the amount of channels on Sling Orange has increased significantly, and the price hike was necessary to keep up with the cost of offering the growing lineup.

Sling TV offers a great variety of add on options, including a kid friendly package, a sports package, a comedy package, and more. You can also add on premium channels, including HBO, Showtime, Starz, Cinemax, Epix, Curiosity Stream, Up Faith & Family, and Pantaya. While each add on will cost an additional monthly fee, many viewers appreciate the ability to customize their subscription package to fit their personalities.

Hulu with Live TV

Monthly cost: $39.99

Number of channels: 60

Cost per channel: $0.67

You can add HBO, Cinemax, and Showtime to your plan for an additional monthly fee for each. With Hulu with Live TV, you’ll be able to record live TV, and each account comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage. Hulu has the option to upgrade that to 200 hours of storage, along with an option for watching on unlimited screens.

One important note about Hulu with Live TV is that with your monthly subscription, you’ll also have access to Hulu’s entire streaming library of TV shows, movies, and Hulu Originals.

PlayStation Vue

Access

Monthly cost: $44.99

Number of channels: 48

Cost per channel: $0.94

Core

Monthly cost: $49.99

Number of channels: 68

Cost per channel: $0.74

Elite

Monthly cost: $59.99

Number of channels: 88

Cost per channel: $0.68

Ultra

Monthly cost: $79.99

Number of channels: 90

Cost per channel: $0.89

Due to “rising business costs,” Sony recently announced that the prices for PlayStation Vue packages >will be increasing by $5/month as of July 24. The prices listed above are the new prices for each package.

In addition to the channels offered with each package, subscribers can also choose to add the Sports Pack for an extra $10/month, or the Espanol Pack for an extra $4.99/month.

DirecTV Now

Live a Little

Monthly cost: $40

Number of channels: 65

Cost per channel: $0.61

Just Right

Monthly cost: $55

Number of channels: 85

Cost per channel: $0.64

Go Big

Monthly cost: $65

Number of channels: 105

Cost per channel: $0.61

Gotta Have It

Monthly cost: $75

Number of channels: 125

Cost per channel: $0.60

Todo Y Mas

Monthly cost: $50

Number of channels: 90

Cost per channel: $0.55

DirecTV Now is also looking at >an increase for all monthly subscriptions. Prices for each package will be going up by $5 on July 26. The prices listed above reflect those changes.

With every subscription, you’ll get 20 hours of recording storage with True Cloud DVR. DirecTV Now has four premium channels that can be added on to any package for an additional monthly fee. Choose from HBO, Starz, Showtime, and Cinemax.

YouTube TV

Monthly cost: $40

Number of channels: 73

Cost per channel: $0.55

Recently, YouTube TV saw the same $5 >price increase as PlayStation Vue and DirecTV Now. The new price has been in effect since March, when the service added a group of new channels to their live streaming list.

Your YouTube TV account will let you stream content on up to 6 devices simultaneously. You’ll also get unlimited Cloud DVR storage. You’ll have the option to add on several premium channels including Showtime, Fox Soccer Plus, Shudder, Starz, and Sundance Now, each for an additional monthly fee.

FuboTV

Fubo

Monthly cost: $44.99

Number of channels: 90

Cost per channel: $0.50

Fubo Extra

Monthly cost: $49.99

Number of channels: 106

Cost per channel: $0.47

The sports focused fuboTV streaming service has several sports add-ons including Fubo Cycling, Sports Plus, International Sports Plus, and Adventure Plus. You can also add on Fubo Latino, Mundo Plus, Portugese Plus, and Showtime, each for an additional fee.

With every FuboTV package, you can stream content on two devices simultaneously. You’ll also get 30 hours of Cloud DVR storage and the ability to keep recording indefinitely. FuboTV has the option to upgrade to 500 hours of recording time, for an additional monthly fee.

Philo

40 Channel Package

Monthly cost: $16

Number of channels: 40

Cost per channel: $0.40

49 Channel Package

Monthly cost: $20

Number of channels: 49

Cost per channel: $0.41

With Philo, you can stream content on up to 3 screens simultaneously. You’ll also be able to record as many shows as you want thanks to unlimited storage. Your TV episodes will be saved for 30 days after recording.

Why the Price Increases?

No one wants to see >the price of their streaming service increase, but the extra $5/month also means access to more of your favorite channels and the best content. Networks are charging more for their content, and it makes sense that streaming services raise their prices to cover those costs. It’s worth noting that cable customers are seeing a >price increase this year as well.

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