DirecTV Stream vs Yip TV: which is better?

Updated May 29, 2022 • Staff

Streaming television has never been easier and more available. DirecTV Stream is one of the more popular services out there, boasting live TV, sports shows, cable channels, and more. But with a more affordable price range and a wide array of international channels, Yip TV is fast becoming a strong competitor. So which among the two is the better option? 

We're here to help you make that choice. Below, we dig into each of the service's popularity, price, device availability, channel availability, specialties, and trial offers so you can see and ultimately decide which service fits your preference the most. 

Why get DirecTV Stream?

DirecTV Stream is a Live TV streaming platform with a twist: you can download the app on any of your existing devices, or for a $120, you can get a box with a custom remote control for the service. But without the box, DirecTV Stream functions like a Netflix or Hulu, allowing you to stream Live TV from anywhere by downloading the app. Within your home, you can stream on up to 20 devices (!), and from outside your home you can stream on up to three devices.

Go to DirecTV Stream

Why get YipTV?

For $49.99 per year, YipTV is much cheaper than adding an international package to standard cable. It offers live channels and on-demand content, all of which is easily accessible from the app. Plus, a single account can host simultaneous viewing from five different devices, so your Smart TV, iPhone, desktop and whatever else you can rustle up can all be going at once.

Go to YipTV

Price: YipTV is cheaper than DirecTV Stream

YipTV's costs $15 whereas DirecTV Stream costs $70. Getting DirecTV Stream instead of YipTV will set you back $55 more every month.

Devices: DirecTV Stream is more widely available than YipTV

DirecTV Stream is available on Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, iOS, Roku, Roku TV or Samsung TV.

Whereas YipTV is available on Android, Apple TV or iOS. That's 5 less devices than DirecTV Stream.

Channel count: DirecTV Stream has 26 channels more than YipTV

DirecTV Stream's lineup includes 70 channels whereas YipTV has only 44 channels. Getting a subscription to DirecTV Stream will give you access to 26 more channels than YipTV. That's quite a bit of channels.

Trial: DirecTV Stream offers a trial

DirecTV Stream has a trial. The trial duration is 5 days.

Find out more on DirecTV Stream

Trial: YipTV does not offer a trial

YipTV does not offer a free trial.

Find out more on YipTV

DirecTV Stream's specialty

The specialties of DirecTV Stream are: Lifestyle, News, Sports.

YipTV's specialty

The specialties of YipTV are: Spanish-language content.

Channels on DirecTV Stream and not YipTV

The channels that DirecTV Stream has and which are not available on YipTV:

  • A&E
  • ABC
  • AMC
  • Animal Planet
  • AXS TV
  • Baby First TV
  • BBC America
  • BET
  • Bloomberg Television
  • Boomerang
  • Bravo
  • C-SPAN
  • C-SPAN2
  • Cartoon Network
  • CMT
  • CNBC
  • CNN
  • CNN en Espanol
  • Comedy Central
  • Discovery
  • Disney Channel
  • Disney Jr
  • Disney XD
  • E! Entertainment
  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • ESPN3
  • Food Network
  • Fox Business Network
  • Fox News Channel
  • Fox Sports 1
  • Freeform
  • FX
  • FXX
  • Galavision
  • Gem Shopping Network
  • Hallmark Channel
  • Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
  • HGTV
  • History
  • HLN
  • Home Shopping Network
  • Investigation Discovery
  • Lifetime
  • MotorTrend
  • MSNBC
  • MTV
  • MTV2
  • One America News
  • Ovation
  • Paramount Network
  • QVC
  • QVC2
  • ReelzChannel
  • REVOLT
  • RFD-TV
  • SundanceTV
  • SYFY
  • TBS
  • TCM
  • TeenNick
  • TLC
  • TNT
  • truTV
  • TV Land
  • Univision East
  • USA Network
  • VH1
  • Vice
  • WE tv

Channels on YipTV and not DirecTV Stream

The channels that YipTV has which are not available on DirecTV Stream:

  • ¡Hola! TV
  • 360 Tune Box
  • Antena3
  • Arirang TV
  • Atreseries
  • BizTV
  • Bloomberg TV
  • Bolivia TV
  • Canal 52 MX
  • Canal Sur
  • CB24 Noticias
  • Centroamérica TV
  • Cine Sony
  • CubaMax TV
  • Destinos TV
  • Docubox HD
  • Dominican View
  • El Financiero Bloomberg TV
  • FashionBox Live
  • Fast & Fun Box HD
  • Fightbox HD
  • FilmBox Art House
  • FilmBox Russia
  • France 24
  • Gametoon Box HD
  • Kino Polska International
  • Kino Polska Muzyka
  • Latin Angels
  • Mi Gente TV
  • Mis Películas
  • NTN24
  • Pasiones
  • RCN Novelas
  • Show Business TV
  • Sony Movie Channel
  • Supercanal
  • Tele El Salvador
  • Teleformula
  • Telesur
  • Televisión Dominicana
  • TV Chile
  • Video Rola
  • WAPA América
  • YouToo America

Channels on both YipTV and DirecTV Stream

The channels that are available on both YipTV and DirecTV Stream are:

    If you choose to subscribe to a streaming service we recommend as a result of our research, analysis, and curation, our work is sometimes (but not always) supported by an affiliate commission from the streaming service when you make a purchase.

    YipTV provides viewers with the international content they’ve been missing, prioritizing TV and film from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Spain, with select content from the U.S.

    Price: $14.99 per month

    Device availability: Android, Apple TV, iOS

    Channel lineup: ¡Hola! TV, 360 Tune Box, Antena3, Arirang TV, Atreseries, BizTV, Bloomberg TV, Bolivia TV, Canal 52 MX, Canal Sur, CB24 Noticias, Centroamérica TV, Cine Sony, CubaMax TV, Destinos TV, Docubox HD, Dominican View, El Financiero Bloomberg TV, FashionBox Live, Fast & Fun Box HD, Fightbox HD, FilmBox Art House, FilmBox Russia, France 24, Gametoon Box HD, Kino Polska International, Kino Polska Muzyka, Latin Angels, Mi Gente TV, Mis Películas, NTN24, Pasiones, RCN Novelas, Show Business TV, Sony Movie Channel, Supercanal, Tele El Salvador, Teleformula, Telesur, Televisión Dominicana, TV Chile, Video Rola, WAPA América, YouToo America

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