YouTube TV vs. Fubo vs. Hulu with Live TV

YouTube TV, Fubo, and Hulu with Live TV are all great cable-replacement options, but which among them is the best? The most affordable of the three is YouTube TV, and it's also the service with the most attractive channels, including AMC, BBC America, NBA TV, and IFC, which the other two either don't have or offer for a fee. It also helps that it has a smooth and familiar interface even your granny can navigate. But for a few bucks more, you could have Hulu with Live TV, which aside from the usual live channels, bundles Disney+ and ESPN+ in its base package. Finally, the priciest service, Fubo, boasts the most number of channels and up to 10 simultaneous streams, making it big-household-friendly. It's also more sports-heavy than the two, uniquely offering MLB Network and NHL Network, albeit for a fee. So to answer the question, the best service will largely depend on what you're looking for. YouTube has a great selection of live channels, Hulu's on-demand library is pretty hard to match, while Fubo is great for sports fans (though you should note that it doesn't have TNT, TBS, and other Turner-owned channels). Below, we compare all three in terms of channel lineup, device compatibility, free trial availability, and more to help you decide which live TV service to get.

Which is cheaper?

The cheapest of the three streaming service in order are: YouTube TV ($72.99), Hulu with Live TV ($75.99), and the most expensive of the bunch, Fubo ($79.99).

YouTube TV vs Fubo vs Hulu with Live TV channel lineups

Channel YouTube TV
$72.99/month
Fubo
$79.99/month
Hulu with Live TV
$75.99/month
A&E-YesYes
ABCYesYesYes
ABC Localish--Yes
ABC NewsYesYesYes
ABC News Live-YesYes
ACC Network-YesYes
AccuWeather-Yes-
Adult SwimYes-Yes
AMCYes--
Animal PlanetYesYesYes
BBC AmericaYes--
BBC World NewsYes--
Bein Sports-Yes-
Bein Sports 4-Yes-
Bein sports 5-Yes-
Bein Sports 6-Yes-
Bein Sports 7-Yes-
Bein Sports 8-Yes-
BETYes-Yes
BET HerYes--
Big Ten NetworkYesYesYes
Big Ten Network (BTN)-Yes-
Bloomberg--Yes
Bloomberg Television--Yes
BounceYes--
BravoYesYesYes
Cartoon NetworkYes-Yes
CBSYesYesYes
CBS local channelsYesYesYes
CBS News--Yes
CBS Sports NetworkYesYesYes
CBSN-Yes-
CheddarYesYesYes
Cheddar NewsYes-Yes
CMTYesYesYes
CNBCYesYesYes
CNBC WorldYes--
CNNYes-Yes
CNN International--Yes
Comedy CentralYesYesYes
Comedy TVYes-Yes
CometYesYes-
Court TVYes--
Cozi TVYesYesYes
CWYesYesYes
DablYes-Yes
DiscoveryYesYesYes
Discovery Channel-YesYes
Disney Channel-YesYes
Disney JuniorYesYesYes
Disney XDYesYesYes
DocuramaYes--
Dove ChannelYes--
E!YesYesYes
ESPNYesYesYes
ESPN College Extra--Yes
ESPN UYes--
ESPN2YesYes-
ESPN3-Yes-
ESPNewsYes-Yes
ESPNU--Yes
Estrella TV-Yes-
Food NetworkYesYesYes
FOXYesYesYes
Fox BusinessYesYesYes
Fox Business Network-Yes-
Fox NewsYesYesYes
Fox News Channel-YesYes
FOX SOULYes--
Fox SportsYesYesYes
Fox Sports 1YesYesYes
Fox Sports 1 (FS1)YesYesYes
Fox Sports 2YesYes-
Fox Sports 2 (FS2)YesYes-
Fox WeatherYes--
FreeformYesYesYes
FS2YesYesYes
fubo Sports Network-Yes-
FXYesYesYes
FXMYes-Yes
FXXYesYesYes
FYI-YesYes
GalavisionYesYes-
Game Show NetworkYes--
Get TVYes--
GetTV-Yes-
Golf ChannelYesYesYes
HallmarkYesYesYes
Hallmark ChannelYesYes-
Hallmark FamilyYesYes-
Hallmark MysteryYesYesYes
HGTVYesYesYes
History-YesYes
HLNYes-Yes
HSNYes--
ID-YesYes
IFCYesYes-
Investigation DiscoveryYesYes-
Investigation Discovery (ID)-Yes-
IONYes--
Justice Central TVYes-Yes
Law & CrimeYes--
Lifetime--Yes
Lifetime Movies--Yes
Local NowYesYes-
LocalishYes-Yes
Motor Trend--Yes
MotorTrendYesYes-
MSNBCYesYesYes
MTVYesYesYes
MTV ClassicYes--
Nat Geo WildYes-Yes
National GeographicYesYesYes
NBA TVYes--
NBCYesYesYes
NBC local channelsYesYesYes
NBC News NowYes-Yes
NBC UniversoYes--
NBCLXYesYesYes
NBCSNYesYes-
News NationYes-Yes
Newsmax-Yes-
NFL NetworkYesYesYes
Nick Jr.YesYesYes
NickelodeonYesYesYes
NicktoonsYes--
Olympic Channel-Yes-
OWNYesYesYes
OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network)-Yes-
OxygenYesYesYes
Oxygen True CrimeYes--
Paramount Network-YesYes
PBSYes--
PBS KidsYes--
PBS local channelsYes--
PopYesYesYes
QVCYes-Yes
Recipe.TVYes--
RSNs-Yes-
Scripps NewsYes--
SEC NetworkYesYesYes
Smithsonian ChannelYesYesYes
Start TVYes-Yes
Sundance TVYes--
SYFYYesYesYes
TastemadeYesYes-
TBSYes-Yes
Teen NickYes--
TeleHitYes--
TelemundoYesYesYes
Telemundo local channelsYesYes-
The Grio--Yes
The Weather ChannelYesYes-
TLCYesYesYes
TNTYes-Yes
Travel ChannelYesYesYes
True CrimeYes--
truTV--Yes
TUDN-Yes-
Turner Classic MoviesYes-Yes
TV LandYesYes-
TVG-Yes-
UnimasYesYes-
Unimas local channelsYesYes-
Universal KidsYesYesYes
UniversoYesYes-
UnivisionYesYes-
Univision local channelsYesYes-
USAYesYesYes
VH1YesYesYes
Vice-YesYes
WYesYesYes
WE tvYesYes-
Weather ChannelYesYesYes
WGN America-Yes-

Device availability comparaison

Where each streaming service has an app:
Device YouTube TV
$72.99/month
Fubo
$79.99/month
Hulu with Live TV
$75.99/month
AirplayYesYes-
Airplay supportedYesYes-
Amazon Fire TVYesYesYes
AndroidYesYesYes
Android TVYesYesYes
Apple TVYesYesYes
Chromecast-YesYes
Fire TVYesYesYes
iOSYesYesYes
iPhone--Yes
LGYes-Yes
LG TVYes-Yes
Nintendo Switch--Yes
PlayStationYes--
RokuYesYesYes
Roku TV--Yes
SamsungYes-Yes
Samsung TVYes-Yes
Shareplay supportedYes--
SharpYes--
VizioYes-Yes
Vizio Smart TV--Yes
XboxYes-Yes

Trials: YouTube TV includes a free trial

YouTube TV has a free trial of 7 days.

Go to YouTube TV

Trials: Fubo includes a free trial

Fubo has a free trial of 7 days.

Go to Fubo

Trial: Hulu with Live TV does not offer a trial

Hulu with Live TV is currently not offering a trial.

Go to Hulu with Live TV

Why get YouTube TV?

Youtube TV boasts a wide offering of almost every major channel, unlimited DVR, six accounts, and up to three simultaneous streams. It's the perfect option for families. The cost is a little steep, and there are cheaper options out there, but with a great interface (Live TV services are not known to always have the most intuitive interfaces) and wide availability across devices, it's fair to say that you'll get your dollar's worth.

Go to YouTube TV

Why get Fubo?

Get Fubo TV if you're currently paying more than its monthly price for your cable and if you like watching live TV channels. However, if you don't watch a lot of live TV there are much cheaper options out there for on-demand movies.

Go to Fubo

Why get Hulu with Live TV?

In 2020, Hulu updated their interface to a much neater version, allowing for one of the easiest and most intuitive Live navigation systems around.

Go to Hulu with Live TV

Hulu, being owned by The Walt Disney Company, started their Live TV service in May 2016, starting with Disney's other subsidiaries like ESPN. The service was priced at around $40, but after a series of other raises, in December 2022, the cost of the platform was raised to $75.

Price: $75.99/month

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, iPhone, LG TV, Nintendo Switch, Roku, Roku TV, Samsung TV, Vizio Smart TV, Xbox

Channel lineup: A&E, ABC, ABC Localish, ABC News Live, ACC Network, Adult Swim, Animal Planet, BET, Big Ten Network, Bloomberg Television, Bravo, Cartoon Network, CBS, CBS local channels, CBS News, CBS Sports Network, Cheddar News, CMT, CNBC, CNN, CNN International, Comedy Central, Comedy TV, Cozi TV, CW, Dabl, Discovery Channel, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, E!, ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN College Extra, ESPNews, ESPNU, Food Network, FOX, Fox Business, Fox News Channel, Fox Sports 1, Freeform, FS1, FS2, FX, FXM, FXX, FYI, Golf Channel, Hallmark, Hallmark Mystery, HGTV, History, HLN, ID, Justice Central TV, Lifetime, Lifetime Movies, Localish, Military History Chanel, Motor Trend, MSNBC, MTV, NASA, Nat Geo Wild, National Geographic, NBC, NBC local channels, NBC News Now, NBCLX, News Nation, NFL Network, Nick Jr., Nickelodeon, OWN, Oxygen, Paramount Network, Pop, QVC, SEC Network, Smithsonian Channel, Start TV, SYFY, TBS, Telemundo, The Grio, TLC, TNT, Travel Channel, truTV, Turner Classic Movies, TVLand, Universal Kids, USA, VH1, Vice, Weather Channel

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