Most of you know that I’m a data guy — I need proof. So when I got in my head a couple of months ago that Hulu+Live TV was no longer the best streaming service in the market, I went straight to research. You may remember that I evaluated Hulu+Live TV, YouTube TV, Sling TV, and DirectTV Now 12 months ago, but streaming services change so often, it was time to reevaluate.

Spoiler alert: Hulu did not come out on top this time. Below are the results of my research. Did this change your mind or reinforce your decision?

As an FYI, we also separately subscribe to Netflix, Amazon Prime (which gives us Amazon Videos), Hulu (when a new season of Handmade’s Tale comes out), and Hallmark Movies Now during the Christmas season.


Hulu+Live TV YouTube TV Sling TV AT&T Now
 monthly  $54.99  $49.99  $35.00  $65.00
 dvr  free 40 hours  free unlimited  $5.00  free 20 hours
A&E Yes no no too
ABC Yes Yes local expensive
ABC News Live Yes no channels
ACC Network Yes Yes too
AccuWeather no no eliminated few
AMC no Yes from channels
Animal Planet Yes Yes review
Audience no no eliminated
AXS TV no no from
Baby First no no review
BBC America no Yes
BBC World News no Yes
BET no no
Big Ten Network Yes Yes
Blomberg Television no no
Boomerang Yes no
Bravo Yes Yes
C-SPAN no no
C-SPAN2 no no
Cartoon Network Yes Yes
CBS Yes Yes
CBS News Yes no
CBS Sports Network Yes Yes
Cheddar Business Yes Yes
Cheddar News no Yes
CMT no no
CNBC Yes Yes
CNBC World no Yes
CNN Yes Yes
CNN International Yes no
Comedy Central no no
Comet no Yes
Cozi TV Yes Yes
Discovery Yes Yes
Disney Channel Yes Yes
Disney Junior Yes Yes
Disney XD Yes Yes
E Channel Yes Yes
Epix Drive-in no no
ESPN Yes Yes
ESPN2 Yes Yes
ESPN3 no no
ESPN Bases Loaded Yes no
ESPN College Extra Yes no
ESPN Goal Line Yes no
ESPN News Yes Yes
ESPN U Yes Yes
Food Network Yes Yes
Fox Yes Yes
Fox Business Yes Yes
Fox News Yes Yes
Fox Sports no no
Freeform Yes Yes
FS1 Yes Yes
FS2 Yes Yes
Fuse no no
FX Yes Yes
FXX Yes Yes
FXM Yes Yes
FXZ no no
Galavision no no
Golf Channel Yes Yes
Hallmark Channel no no
Headline News Network Yes Yes
HGTV Yes Yes
History Yes no
IFC no Yes
Investigation Discovery Yes Yes
Lifetime Yes no
Local Now no Yes
MLB Network no Yes
Motortrend Yes Yes
MTV no no
MTV2 no no
My TVZ no Yes
NASA Yes no
National Geographic Yes Yes
National Geographic Wild Yes Yes
NBA TV no Yes
NBC Yes Yes
NBC Regional Sports Network Yes Yes
NBC Sports Network Yes Yes
Newsy no Yes
NFL Network no no
Nick Jr. no no
Nickelodeon no no
One American News no no
Olympic Channel Yes Yes
Ovation no no
Own no Yes
Oxygen Yes Yes
Paramount Network no no
Pop Yes Yes
REELZ no no
RFD-TV no no
SEC Network Yes Yes
Smithsonian Channel Yes Yes
Start TV no Yes
Sundance TV no Yes
SyFy Yes Yes
Tastemade no Yes
TBS Yes Yes
TeenNick no no
Telemundo Yes Yes
Tennis Channel no Yes
The CW no Yes
TLC Yes Yes
TNT Yes Yes
Tribeca Shortlist no no
Tru TV Yes Yes
Trvl Channel Yes Yes
Turner Classic Movies Yes Yes
TV Land no no
TYT no Yes
UNC-TV no Yes
Universal Kids Yes Yes
Universo no Yes
Univision no no
USA Yes Yes
Velocity no no
VH1 no no
Viceland Yes no
We TV no Yes
WHRO no Yes
WHRO Kids no Yes