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Live TV Streaming Prices & Deals: Updated June 2020

Whether looking at live TV streaming for the first time or considering switching services, here’s a roundup of all the current prices and deals.

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Keeping track of live TV streaming service prices is a great way to make sure you are getting the best possible deal on your subscription and this live TV streaming price roundup is here to ensure you know exactly how much each service costs.

One of the major benefits of live TV streaming services is that they are offered on a no-contract and no-commitment basis. As a result, whether you’re new to live TV streaming or just looking to switch to a different service to save money each month or gain access to certain channels, switching is as easy as hitting the cancel button on your existing service and signing up with the new one.

This live TV streaming price guide is updated at the start of each month to ensure you are always seeing the current prices. In addition, if a service happens to be running a special discount or deal where you can add more content or get hardware for free, that information will be displayed below under the relevant service’s section. regularly to make sure you’re always seeing the most recent and current best prices for all of the main live TV streaming services.

For quick reference, the table below is a summary of the current prices for all of the live TV streaming services discussed in this guide. The prices listed are relevant to the cheapest plans available from these services.

Last updated: June 1, 2020

Live TV streaming service price summary: Cheapest plans

ServiceCurrent price
AT&T TV NOW$55
fuboTV$55
Hulu + Live TV$55
Philo$20
Sling TV$30
Vidgo$30
WatchTV$15
YouTube TV$50
Current live TV streaming services price summary

While the information above is a handy way to see how the entry level packages for all of the main live TV services compare, below you’ll find more information on each of these services. Each service has its own section where any and all plans are listed along with the prices to provide an overview for what you can get if you spend more.

In addition, each section also provides information on whether the service is currently running any limited-time deals, or includes access to any premium networks that you would otherwise have to pay. This way you can factor those savings into the cost of each plan, accordingly. For example, if you already to subscribe to Showtime, then you might be best off opting for a plan that includes Showtime. Even if that plan costs a few dollars more.

Showtime shows
Sometimes premium networks are included for free

We also take a moment to highlight some of the extra additional information that you might need to know to make an informed choice. This includes if there are any limits on cloud DVR or the number of simultaneous streams.

Enough talk, let’s get you hooked up with the best live TV streaming service for you, at the best price possible. You can use the links directly below to jump to a specific live TV service.

AT&T TV NOW

AT&T TV NOW comparison

AT&T TV NOW used to be known as DIRECTV NOW. The name-change took effect in 2019, following a revamping of the plans and channel lineups. AT&T TV NOW is not the cheapest live TV streaming service around, and if recent indications are anything to go by, that’s not going to change anytime soon.

AT&T TV NOW current plans and prices:

AT&T TV NOW Price
(p/m)
Premium Networks
(included with plan)
Plus$55
Max$80HBO Max, Cinemax
Vietnamese (standalone)$20
Brazilian (standalone)$30
Korean (standalone)$30

AT&T TV NOW additional information:

  • DVR: 500 hours cloud DVR. Recordings expire after 90 days
  • Number of streams: 3 streams at the same time
  • Premium network add-ons: Cinemax, Epix, HBO Max, Showtime, Starz
  • Local channels and Regional Sports Networks: Yes, in some areas. To check local channel availability click here
  • Free trial: AT&T TV NOW currently offers a 7-day free trial
  • Read more: AT&T TV NOW channels list

fuboTV

fuboTV comparison

fuboTV is more of a sports-focused live TV streaming service. Due to this, fuboTV is a great option for those looking for sports channels that might be missing from some of the other services.

In spite of the emphasis on sports, fuboTV does come with a wide selection of entertainment channels as well and therefore, is comparable to the other services on this list.

Tip: If you’re not really into sports, this is probably not the best service for you.

fuboTV current plans and prices:

fuboTV Price
(p/m)
Premium Networks
(included with plan)
Standard$54.99
Family$59.99
Family w/Showtime$64.99*SHOWTIME
Ultra$79.99
Fútbol Trimestral$19.99**
*$64.99 for first 3 months. $69.99 afterwards.
** Fútbol Trimestral is billing every quarter, not monthly.

fuboTV additional information:

  • DVR: 30 hours cloud DVR for Standard. All other plans come with 500 hours
  • Number of streams: 2 streams at the same time. A third stream can be added for $5.99 per month
  • Premium network add-ons: Showtime
  • Local channels and Regional Sports Networks: Yes, in some areas. To check local channel availability click here
  • Free trial: fuboTV currently offers a 7-day free trial
  • Read more: fuboTV channels list

Hulu Live TV

Hulu TV comparison

Compared to some of the other services, Hulu is a fairly new entrant to the live TV streaming scene. However, it has very 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 just that – it offers access to live TV streaming from all your favorite channels plus access to the standard Hulu on-demand catalog. The standard Hulu on-demand subscription costs a minimum of $5.99 per month. If you’re already paying for basic Hulu then you can deduct the cost of what you’re paying from the plan prices listed below.

Hulu Live TV current plans and prices:

Hulu Live TV Price
(p/m)
Premium Networks
(included with plan)
Live TV only$53.99
With ads$54.99
No Ads$60.99

Hulu Live TV additional information:

  • DVR: 50 hours cloud DVR. Can upgrade to 200 hours for an additional $9.99 per month
  • Number of streams: 2 streams at the same time. Can add a third stream for an additional $9.99 per month
  • Premium network add-ons: Cinemax, HBO, Max Showtime, Starz
  • Local channels and Regional Sports Networks: Yes, in some areas. To check local channel availability click here
  • Free trial: Hulu + Live TV currently offers a 7-day free trial
  • Read more: Hulu Live TV review

Philo

Philo TV comparison

Philo has always prided itself on being 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 fewer channels, Philo offers good value for money through the additional features, including cloud DVR at no additional cost.

Philo used to have two main plans but opted to remove the very cheapest plan. As a result, anyone signing up to the service today only has one option to choose from.

Philo current plans and prices:

Philo Price
(p/m)
Premium Networks
(included with plan)
Standard$20

Philo additional information:

  • DVR: Unlimited cloud DVR. Recordings last for 30 days
  • Number of streams: 3 streams at the same time
  • Premium network add-ons: None
  • Local channels and Regional Sports Networks: None
  • Free trial: Philo currently offers a 7-day free trial
  • Read more: Philo channels list

Sling TV

Sling TV comparison

Sling TV was one of the original live TV streaming services and therefore, you might already be familiar with what Sling TV has to offer. For those new to Slinging, the service has always been a price-conscious option. In other words, Sling TV does what it can to keep prices as low as possible. At times, this has resulted in the occasional blackout or a channel having been dropped from the lineup, but overall, Sling TV offers good value for money.

Sling TV current plans and prices:

Sling TV Price
(p/m)
Premium Networks
(included with plan)
Orange$30*
Blue$30*
Orange & Blue$45**
*Sling Orange, Sling Blue customers are only charged $20 for the first month. After the first month, the price rises to the usual $30 per month
**Sling ‘Orange & Blue’ customers are only charged $30 for the first month. After the first month, the price rises to the usual $45 per month.

Sling TV additional information:

  • DVR: 10 hours of cloud DVR included with price. 50 hours cloud DVR available as a $5 per month add-on. Recordings last indefinitely
  • Number of streams: 1 stream with Sling Orange. 3 streams with Sling Blue. 4 streams with Sling Orange & Blue
  • Premium network add-ons: Encore, Epix, Showtime, Starz
  • Local channels and Regional Sports Networks: Yes, in some areas. To check local channel availability click here
  • Free trial: Sling TV currently offers a 3-day free trial
  • Read more: Sling TV full channel list

Deal Alert #1: New subscribers currently get one month of Showtime, Starz and Epix thrown in for free.

Deal Alert #2: If you prepay for 2 months of Sling TV you can get a free AirTV Mini device – a saving of $79.99.

Vidgo

Vidgo live tv

Vidgo is the newest live TV streaming addition to the list and is designed to cater to both English and Spanish-speaking viewers equally with different plans curated to each language, and priced accordingly.

The service looks to differentiate itself by offering additional social-based features that you won’t find with the other services. For example, some of the apps come with the option to group chat and watch during live shows and events.

Vidgo current plans and prices:

Vidgo Price
(p/m)
Premium Networks
(included with plan)
Core$29.99*
Plus$39.99*
Latino$9.99*
Latino Mas$19.99*DAZN
*Price is a limited-time offer and due to expire on June 30, 2020. After which the plan will revert to its usual monthly cost.

Vidgo additional information:

  • DVR: Vidgo currently does not offer any cloud DVR but plans to
  • Number of streams: Vidgo allows subscribers to stream on up to 3 devices at the same time
  • Premium network add-ons: None
  • Local channels and Regional Sports Networks: Vidgo does provide access to some local channels but only in select markets.
  • Free trial: Vidgo currently offers a 7-day free trial
  • Read more: Vidgo full channel list

WatchTV

AT&T WatchTV comparison

WatchTV is similar to Philo in the sense that it’s a low-cost streaming service. What’s more, WatchTV is brought to you by AT&T, offering consumers a much cheaper alternative to AT&T TV NOW. However, that cheaper price does come with its limitations, and not only in terms of content, but also features.

WatchTV current plans and prices:

AT&T WatchTV Price
(p/m)
Premium Networks
(included with plan)
Standard$15

WatchTV additional information:

  • DVR: No cloud DVR available
  • Number of streams: 1 stream at a time
  • Premium network add-ons: Cinemax, HBO, Showtime, Starz
  • Local channels and Regional Sports Networks: None
  • Free trial: WatchTV currently offers a 7-day free trial
  • Read more: WatchTV channels list

YouTube TV

YouTube TV comparison

Like Hulu Live TV, YouTube TV is another newer addition to the streaming world. Also like Hulu Live TV, YouTube TV has been making its presence felt in the market and is quickly gaining subscribers. One of the reasons for this is YouTube TV’s focus on features as packs a lot of additional features included with the base price.

The best example of this is cloud DVR. While some services might charge you for cloud DVR, it is still likely to be limited in terms of how many movies and shows you can watch. In contrast, YouTube TV has very few restrictions in place as it offers unlimited cloud DVR included in the base price, and recordings are stored for up to 9 months. When it comes to cloud DVR, YouTube TV is the best live TV streaming service.

YouTube TV current plans and prices:

YouTube TV Price
(p/m)
Premium Networks
(included with plan)
Standard $49.99

YouTube TV additional information:

  • DVR: Unlimited cloud DVR. Recordings last for 9 months
  • Number of streams: 3 streams at the same time
  • Premium network add-ons: Acorn TV, AMC Premiere, CuriosityStream, Fox Soccer Plus, NBA League Pass, Showtime, Shudder, Starz, Sundance Now, Urban Movie Channel
  • Local channels and Regional Sports Networks: Yes, in some areas. To check local channel availability click here
  • Free trial: YouTube TV currently offers a 14-day free trial (ends June 14 and then the standard 7-day free trial resumes)
  • Read more: YouTube TV channels list
Streaming Clarity Staff

By Streaming Clarity Staff

The Streaming Clarity team is headed up by John Finn, the founder of the site. Here to bring you all the information you need to see through the streaming fog.

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