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Live TV Streaming Deals & Prices: May 2021

Whether new to streaming or just looking to switch, here are the current live TV deals and prices for Hulu Live, Sling, YouTube TV and more.

Live TV streaming services including YouTube TV, Hulu Live TV and Sling TV routinely change the price and launch promotions for new and existing customers. However, it is not only the cost that often changes, but the channel lineups as well. All of which offers plenty of reasons to consider switching to a new service.

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A major benefit of streaming live TV is that there are no long term contracts or fees for canceling. Whether new to live TV streaming, looking to switch to save money, or to gain channels, changing services is as easy as hitting the cancel button and signing up to a new one.

Besides straight discounts on the monthly cost of a subscription, some services will often offer longer free trials than usual or even gift devices for free when signing up. Therefore, keeping track of the current costs and deals is a good way to make sure you are getting the best of what live TV has to offer at the cheapest price possible.

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Below is a summary of the cheapest plans in May 2021 for all of the live TV streaming services, along with the minimum number of channels and any free trials that are currently available.

ServiceChannelsCurrent plan p/mFree trial
AT&T TV65+$707 days
fuboTV113$657 days
Hulu Live TV65+$657 days
Philo63$207 days
Sling TV30+$35None
Vidgo60$10None
YouTube TV85+$6514 days

Current deals and promotions

In addition to any current deals or promotions, the sections below also include some extra details that consumers might want to know before signing up, such as limits on cloud DVR or the number of simultaneous streams.

AT&T TV

ATT TV listings with banner

AT&T TV offers both no-contract and two-year contract-based live TV plans. While AT&T TV is not the cheapest live TV streaming service around, the channel lineups may suit some consumers better than other services. This is particularly true for those already paying for premium networks, as some are included with AT&T TV’s plans at no additional cost.

Plans and prices:

Plan Price
(p/m)
Channels Premium Networks
(included)
Entertainment$69.9965+None
Choice$84.9990+HBO Max
Ultimate$94.99130+HBO Max
Premier$139.99140+HBO Max, Cinemax, Showtime, Starz

Additional information:

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  • DVR: 20 hours (unlimited for $10 p/m).
  • Number of streams: 20 (at home), 3 (outside)
  • Premium networks: Yes
  • Local channels and RSNs: select areas (check here)
  • Free trial: 7 days

fuboTV

fuboTV logo banner

fuboTV has always been more of a sports-focused live TV streaming service. Due to this, the channel lineup is likely to appeal to sports fans and those looking for sports content not available through other services. For everyone else, fuboTV still offers plenty of entertainment channels as well.

Plans and prices:

Plan Price
(p/m)
Channels Premium Networks
(included)
Starter$64.99112None
Elite$79.99 159None
Latina Quarterly$3332None

Additional information:

  • DVR: 250 hours (Starter), 1000 (Elite)
  • Number of streams: 3 (Starter), 10 (at home with Elite)
  • Premium networks: yes
  • Local channels and RSNs: select areas (check here)
  • Free trial: 7 days

Hulu Live TV

Hulu LIve TV with listings banner

Hulu Live TV quickly climbed the ranks and is now understood to be the live TV streaming service with the most subscribers in the US. One of the reasons for Hulu Live TV‘s quick rise is that it offers access to live TV plus the basic Hulu subscription. The latter of which normally costs a minimum of $5.99 per month. If you’re already paying for basic Hulu, then that’s an automatic saving.

Plans and prices:

Plan Price
(p/m)
Channels Premium Networks
(included)
Live TV only$63.9965+None
With ads$64.9965+Basic Hulu
No Ads$71.9965+Basic Hulu

Deal: Hulu Live TV (with Ads) can be bundled with Disney+ and ESPN+ for $72.99 per month.

Additional information:

  • DVR: 50 hours (200 hours for $9.99 p/m)
  • Number of streams: 2 (upgrade to third $9.99 p/m)
  • Premium networks: yes
  • Local channels and RSNs: select areas (check here)
  • Free trial: 7 days

Philo

Philo Live TV

Philo has always positioned itself as an affordable live TV streaming service. While the upside is the price, the downside is you might not get all of the main channels and networks you are used to. In spite of the fewer channels, Philo offers good value for money overall and comes with some additional features, such as cloud DVR at no additional cost.

Plans and prices:

Plan Price
(p/m)
Channels Premium Networks
(included)
Standard$2063None

Additional information:

  • DVR: unlimited
  • Number of streams: 3
  • Premium networks: yes
  • Local channels and RSNs: none
  • Free trial: 7 days

Sling TV

Sling TV Banner

Sling TV was one of the original live TV streaming services. Due to this, many will already be familiar with what it has to offer and the channel lineup, but for those new to Slinging, the service has always been a price-conscious solution. Sling TV does what it can to keep prices as low as possible and while this has resulted in the occasional blackout or channels dropped, Sling TV continues to offer good value for money.

Plans and prices:

Plan Price
(p/m)
Channels Premium Networks
(included)
Orange$3530+None
Blue$3545+None
Orange & Blue$5045+None

Deal #1: $10 for first month (get deal).

Deal #2: Prepay two months, get a free AirTV Mini (get deal).

Additional information:

  • DVR: 50 hours (200 for $5 p/m)
  • Number of streams: 1 (Orange), 3 (Blue)
  • Premium networks: yes
  • Local channels and RSNs: select areas (check here)
  • Free trial: no

Vidgo

Vidgo channels

Vidgo is a fairly new addition to the live TV streaming market and it is designed to cater to both English and Spanish-speaking viewers. In addition to the channels, the service looks to differentiate itself by offering a social-based experience that you won’t find with other services. For example, the mobile apps come with the option to chat in groups and watch live shows and events remotely with others.

Plans and prices:

Plan Price
(p/m)
Channels Premium Networks
(included)
English$5560None
Spanish$3025None

Deal: $10 for the first month (get deal)

Additional information:

  • DVR: no
  • Number of streams: 3
  • Premium networks: no
  • Local channels and RSNs: select areas
  • Free trial: no

YouTube TV

YouTube TV Live TV guide

YouTube TV is another popular live TV service and one of the reasons for this is its focus on features. The base plan not only comes with a good selection of channels, but also an unlimited cloud DVR. YouTube TV also offers some additional sports-related features, including in-game stats and key plays, making it a good option for sports fans.

Plans and prices:

Plan Price
(p/m)
Channels Premium Networks
(included)
Standard $64.99 85+None

Additional information:

  • DVR: unlimited
  • Number of streams: 3
  • Premium networks: yes
  • Local channels and RSNs: select areas (check here)
  • Free trial: 14 days

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By John Finn

John started Streaming Clarity to help consumers navigate the live TV streaming and subscription service landscape. John has been writing about technology and TV-related services and devices since 2014 and believes the best streaming approach is to bounce between services as needed. Contact John via email at john@streamingclarity.com or on Twitter

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