Things are shifting. People aren’t just watching their favourite TV and film shows on streaming services. They’re streaming live TV too. With so many options to pick from, each with different prices and features (some are even free! ), It can be unclear which service to choose. We’ve compiled the top choices in live streaming that provide the most value for your money.
- Pluto TV
What is Pluto TV?
If you’re in search of streaming services that are completely free that broadcast lives, you’re in the right place. Pluto TV is part of Viacom and offers more than 100 live TV channels, including stations like Comedy Central, CNN, NBC News, Nick, VH1 and MTV. This week, it was announced that the service will soon add a number of CBS stations, in addition to ET Live, a 24/7 live stream of entertainment news to its platform, for no cost. While you don’t need to enter details for your credit card to get access to Pluto TV, it does have a price. The service doesn’t come without ads; you’ll have to view commercials as you stream your favourite shows occasionally.
Alongside Live TV on the internet, this platform offers on-demand services for popular TV shows like Roseanne, Dog the Bounty Hunter and Storage Wars; documentaries like Supersize Me and Beyonce Behind the Glam and movies that include diverse James Bond films.
How to Watch
You can stream using the Pluto TV app for Android, iOS and Android devices. It’s also accessible through Roku TV, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, and smart TVs like Vizio, Samsung and Sony. You can also stream online on every Windows and Mac computer.
- Sling TV
- Sling TV is running an offer that is offering 40% off on every package, which means it’s the current price of $15-25 per month according to the package you select, but prices can increase after the deal closes.
What is Sling TV?
Sling Orange offers 30+ channels that include ESPN and Disney Channel, while Sling Blue provides just under 50 channels that include USA, Bravo and E! The combination package includes more than 60 channels and is the most popular choice. It also allows users to customize the TV show lineup to build an individual channel guide based on their most loved shows, in addition to on-demand movies and Pay-Per-View programming. There are a variety of extras available through Sling TV, including additional channels for sports (+$10/month) and channels for kids (+$5/month) news channels (+$5/month) and international channels (+$5/month) as well as the best channels from Spanish television (+$5/month) comedy channels such as Impractical Jokers on truTV (+$5/month) and an option to add channels at a later time that allows users to include a particular channel (+$3/month).
How to Watch
Install your Sling TV app; you can stream on your television, tablet, or phone. It is available through Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast, Amazon Fire Tablets, iOS 11 and up, Android OS 5 and higher, Google Chrome for Mac and Windows OS and Xbox One.
- The monthly cost is $49 and includes the option of a 2-week trial at no cost for a brief period of time.
What is YouTube?
With YouTube, you can live stream TV from more than 70+ channels, including ABC, FOX, NBC, ESPN, TNT and HGTV. You can also add on a premium network and sports package for a month, comprising Fox Soccer Plus, Showtime and STARZ. Membership includes six logins per user, which can be used simultaneously for up to three streams per given account, and personal recommendations for viewing. One of the benefits is an unlimited recording of DVRs, meaning users don’t need to worry about deleting old episodes to create room for new episodes.
How to Watch
You can watch from home or while on the move via Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV Stick, Chromecast, Android TV, Xbox One and all Vizio SmartCast televisions, Samsung as well as LG Smart TVs (2016plus) as well as HiSense TVs.
Hulu + Live TV
- A month for $45 after a free one-week trial.
What is Hulu + Live TV?
The Hulu + Live TV plan includes 60plus channels (including FOX, ABC, CBS, SNN, HGTV, E!, TLC and Bravo) with 50 hours of live TV recording and the entire Hulu streaming collection. You can upgrade your subscription to include additional channels by purchasing add-ons for HBO (+$15/month), Cinemax (+$10/month), Showtime (+$11/month) and STARZ (+$9/month). The upgrade also allows the ability to stream unlimited screens (without this upgrade, only two screens can stream simultaneously) or advanced Cloud DVR that permits unlimited simultaneous recordings. Additionally, there’s an entertainment option containing programming from Discovery Family and Discovery Life and an Espanol add-on, which contains CNN en Espanol, Discovery en Espanol and Discovery Familia.
How to Watch
Hulu + Live TV is accessible via iPhones as well as iPads. Android smartphones and tablets Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One and Xbox 360, select Samsung TV and LG TV models, Nintendo Switch and Android TV.
AT&T TV Now
- The packages featured range between $50 and $70 per month. A trial is free and available. However, users must buy a package before the trial begins.
What is AT&T TV Now?
The plus package ($50/month) includes 45 plus channels of life and streaming on-demand comprising HBO, HBO Family, ABC, BET, E!, MTV, NBC, USA and VH1. A-Max plan ($70/month) provides 60+ channels, including HBO, Cinemax and ABC, and an array of sports channels like ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNews. It is possible to upgrade to Showtime (+$11/month), STARZ (+$11/month), Epix (+$6/month) and Movies Extra Pack (+$5/month) in addition to Spanish and international television additions. The basic service provides two streams at a time. However, users can upgrade to a third screen for $5 per month. Cloud DVR lets users save up to 20 hours of TV and play it anytime.
There are five more expensive packages (ranging from $86/month up to $135/month) with more channels, including The Game how Network, OWN and STARZ Encore Family.
How to Watch?
AT&T TV Now is available on Apple gadgets (iOS 10+), including Apple TV, Android devices, Amazon Fire TV devices, Roku devices, Chromecast TVs, and other devices, as well as Google Chrome and Safari browsers.
- Customers with the existing AT&T Unlimited and More and AT&T Unlimited and More premium plans can sign up for AT&T WatchTV for free. Otherwise, it’s $15 per month following a one-week trial.
What is AT&T WatchTV?
AT&T WatchTV offers 35+ live TV channels, including TBS, Cartoon Network, Food Network, CNN and Discovery and offers choices to upgrade to HBO (+$18/month), Cinemax (+$14/month), Showtime (+$14/month) and STARZ (+$14/month). The users also have access to the collection of over 15,000 films and shows that are available to stream on demand. While WatchTV can be configured on multiple devices, they can stream only on one device simultaneously.
How to Watch
You can stream AT&T WatchTV through the same platforms that you can watch AT&T Now.
- Fubo TV
- The plan can range from $20 and $75 per month with a one-week trial free of charge.
What is Fubo TV?
Although Fubo TV was introduced as an online streaming service specifically for soccer, it has since been expanded to offer a variety of other. At the same time, the service is focused on sports fans because it has sporting events HD resolution. It also provides streamed live information (CBS, NBC, FOX local) and streaming on demand of popular shows, including 90 Day Fiance, Empire, House Hunters and The Walking Dead, and movies such as Sully, Godzilla and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
There are three options to pick from the family package ($60/month) provides the following channels: 95 channels, 130+ sporting activities in high definition, Cloud DVR, 500 hours of storage, and the ability to use three screens simultaneously. It also offers the Latino Quarterly ($20/month billed every three months) provides “the most popular Latin TV”–31 channels and 130+ sporting events in 4K and three screens. Finally, Ultra ($75/month) offers 130+ sporting events in 4K, three screens simultaneously, 500 hours of storage and 37 entertainment channels—twenty-three sports and nine channels stream streaming Showtime films.
How to Watch
Get the Fubo TV application and watch TV through Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, iOS, Android, Samsung Smart TVs, and Chromecast.
- Philo TV
- The cost is $20 per month following 7 days of trial.
What is Philo TV?
Philo provides live TV and streaming shows that can be accessed simultaneously on up to three devices. With 58 channels available to select from, including A&E, MTV, Animal Planet, Lifetime and TLC and the ability to access all shows like Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood, House Hunters and Fear the Walking Dead, it’s possible to say that this service keeps you entertained for an extended period for a reasonable price. The platform allows up to 10 profiles that are personalized for each account and the capability to save and record episodes for up to 30 consecutive days.
How to Watch
The users can watch Philo TV on the web through Mac or Windows PCs, iPhones and iPad, Android tablets and phones, Android TV, Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV. To begin the trial for 7 days, the users must supply their mobile numbers for identification to access the trial.