What Streaming Service Is Right for Me?

Each streaming service offers packages at various price points with different channel lineups that are constantly in flux.  It’s important to run a full comparison of each streaming service to review which is best for you to ensure your favorite networks are included. Beyond channels, each streaming providers offers different details for their services such as number of accounts, ad-free options, cancellation terms, and device compatibility.  As you continue this journey towards cutting the cord, use SmartMove’s streaming service comparison below to help you make the best decision possible.

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What We Compared

To help you review the available streaming providers efficiently, SmartMove has gathered data about each service, including:

  • Monthly Fees – What are the base monthly fees to subscribe to the streaming service?
  • Ad-Free Options – Does the platform offer an ad-free format to avoid commercials?
  • Number of Channels – How many channels are available in the base package?
  • Live Sports – Does the package include any national sports channels?
  • Local News – Does the package include local news options?
  • User Profiles – How many user profiles can be created under the base package?
  • Multiple Streams – How many users can stream live TV at the same time?
  • Cloud DVR Storage – How many hours of recorded content can be stored on the Cloud DVR?
  • Trial Period – Does the service offer a trial period?

Streaming Service Comparison Table

Below is a full comparison of the main attributes of all streaming services available.  Use this chart as a starting point to analyze which streaming service is the right fit for you?  If you're more curious about head to head comparisons, check out some more specific comparisons below.

Provider Ad-Free Option Channels Sports Channels Local News Family/User Profiles Simultaneous Streams Cloud DVR Storage
Fubo TV logo Yes 170+ 35+ Yes Yes 2 250 Hours
Hulu Live logo Yes 65+ 15+ Yes Yes, 6 accounts per household 2 ($10 option for unlimited) 50 Hours
AT&T Now logo Yes 60+ 15+ Yes No 3 500 Hours
Philo logo Yes 50+ 0 No Yes, up to 10 accounts 3 Unlimited
Sling TV logo Yes 70+ 30+ No No 3 10 Hours
YouTube TV logo Yes 85+ 20+ Yes Yes 3 Unlimited

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Hulu Live vs. Sling TV

While Hulu Live is a more expensive option, starting at $55/month, Sling TV offers more overall channels and more live sports channels for prices starting at $30/month.  While Sling TV does have more channels, Hulu Live is a better option for Local News.  Hulu Live is the better option for families as it offers multiple user profiles, however, both Hulu and Sling TV offer simultaneous streams.  Hulu Live offers 50 hours of Cloud DVR Storage, much more than Sling TV’s 10 hours. Finally, you’ll be able to test out Hulu Live for a little longer as it offers a 7-day trial period.

Provider Ad-Free Option Channels Sports Channels Local News Family/User Profiles Simultaneous Streams Cloud DVR Storage
Hulu Live logo Yes 65+ 15+ Yes Yes, 6 accounts per household 2 ($10 option for unlimited) 50 Hours
Sling TV logo Yes 70+ 30+ No No 3 10 Hours

Hulu Live vs. Fubo TV

Fubo TV may cost $10 more per month than Hulu Live, but for that extra money, you get more overall channels, more sports channels, and more hours of Cloud DVR.   Fubo TV offers 170+ channels while Hulu Live offers 65+ channels.  Fubo TV includes 35+ channels for sports, while Hulu Live only has 15+.  The Cloud DVR difference is the largest with Fubo TV offering 250 hours compared to Hulu Live’s 50 hours.  Both services offer a 7-day trial period, so take them for a test run to see which the best fit is for you!

Provider Ad-Free Option Channels Sports Channels Local News Family/User Profiles Simultaneous Streams Cloud DVR Storage
Hulu Live logo Yes 65+ 15+ Yes Yes, 6 accounts per household 2 ($10 option for unlimited) 50 Hours
Fubo TV logo Yes 170+ 35+ Yes Yes 2 250 Hours

Fubo TV vs. YouTube TV

These two streaming services are the upper tier of the price range, with Fubo TV and YouTube TV both starting at $65/month.  With these costs, you’re getting the most entertainment for your money as Fubo TV has the most total channels with 170+ while Youtube TV has the second most channels with 85+.  Both packages are tremendous options for sports fans, but Fubo TV does have more sports channel options with 35+.  For families, YouTube TV may be the better option as it offers more simultaneous streams and unlimited Cloud DVR storage.  Give them a both a shot today for free, both services are currently offering 7-day free trials.  

Provider Ad-Free Option Channels Sports Channels Local News Family/User Profiles Simultaneous Streams Cloud DVR Storage
Fubo TV logo Yes 170+ 35+ Yes Yes 2 250 Hours
YouTube TV logo Yes 85+ 20+ Yes Yes 3 Unlimited

YouTube vs. Hulu Live

YouTube TV and Hulu Live are two of the most popular and more robust streaming service options available with YouTube TV’s fees starting at $65/month while Hulu Live starts out at $55/month.  YouTube TV offers more overall channels with more live sports options than Hulu Live even if “Hulu has Live Sports”.  While both services offer multiple user profiles, simultaneous streams, and Cloud DVR, YouTube TV’s offers more of each of those than Hulu Live. Both services offer a 7-day trial period, so sign up and see which better fits your entertainment needs today!

Provider Ad-Free Option Channels Sports Channels Local News Family/User Profiles Simultaneous Streams Cloud DVR Storage
YouTube TV logo Yes 85+ 20+ Yes Yes 3 Unlimited
Hulu Live logo Yes 65+ 15+ Yes Yes, 6 accounts per household 2 ($10 option for unlimited) 50 Hours

YouTube TV vs. Sling TV

YouTube TV is on the more expensive side of streaming services with fees starting at $65/month while Sling TV is a less expensive option with fees starting at $30/month.  YouTube TV offers more channels overall but Sling TV offers more sports channels, so it could be the right choice for a sports fan.  YouTube TV may be the better choice for families as it offers multiple User Profiles with 3 simultaneous streams and unlimited Cloud DVR.  If you’re wanting to test them both out, YouTube TV offers a longer trial period than Sling TV with 7 Days.

Provider Ad-Free Option Channels Sports Channels Local News Family/User Profiles Simultaneous Streams Cloud DVR Storage
YouTube TV logo Yes 85+ 20+ Yes Yes 3 Unlimited
Sling TV logo Yes 70+ 30+ No No 3 10 Hours

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