Streaming TV comparison: Which service has the best channel lineup?

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Streaming TV comparison: Which service has the best channel lineup?
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Are you tired of overpaying for more than 100 TV channels with your cable or satellite provider when you only watch a handful of them on a regular basis?

You may be able to lower your monthly bill to $40 or less by switching to a live TV streaming service.

RELATED: How to cut the cord and never pay for cable TV again

Streaming TV channel lineups: Compare the cheapest options!

These cable and satellite alternatives offer smaller bundles, so it’s important that you carefully review the channel lineups to make sure that your favorite networks are included.

We have two charts to help you compare the best live TV streaming services…

The first chart highlights the channel lineups for DirecTV Now, YouTube TV, PlayStation Vue, Hulu with Live TV and Sling TV. The plans featured cost around $40 a month and have a mix of sports, news and entertainment networks.

Enter your zip code on a streaming provider’s website to see if you also get local stations and regional sports networks.

If you don’t want to pay for cable sports or your local stations, scroll down to our second chart. It lists the channel bundles from Philo and AT&T WatchTV that cost $20 a month or less.

To learn more about which streaming TV service is best for you, see our guide to cutting the cord.

Don’t know if any of these plans will work for you? Call a family meeting and have everyone write down the channels that are most important to them, then see which bundle is the best fit for your household.

We’ve added a search bar to our charts to help you quickly find specific networks that are on your must-have list.

Channel lineups: YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, DirecTV Now and PlayStation Vue

YouTube TV: $40/monthHulu with Live TV: $39.99/monthSling TV: “Orange + Blue” plan, $40/monthDirecTV Now: “Live a Little” plan, $40/monthPlayStation Vue: “Access” plan, $44.99/month
A&EA&EA&E
ABCABCABC (select markets)ABCABC
ABC News Live
ACC Network Extra
AccuWeather
AMCAMCAMCAMC
Animal PlanetAnimal PlanetAnimal Planet
Audience
AXS TVAXS TV
Baby First
BBC AmericaBBC AmericaBBC AmericaBBC America
BBC World News
BETBET
Big Ten Network (BTN)Big Ten Network (BTN)
BloombergBloomberg
Boomerang
BravoBravoBravoBravoBravo
C-SPAN
C-SPAN 2
Cartoon NetworkCartoon NetworkCartoon NetworkCartoon NetworkCartoon Network
CBSCBSCBSCBS
CBSN
CBS Sports NetworkCBS Sports Network
CheddarCheddarCheddar
Cheddar Big NewsCheddar Big News
CMT
CNBCCNBCCNBCCNBC
CNNCNNCNNCNNCNN
CNN International
Comedy CentralComedy Central
Comet
Cozi TV Cozi TV
CWCWCW
Destination America
Discovery ChannelDiscovery ChannelDiscovery ChannelDiscovery Channel
Disney ChannelDisney ChannelDisney ChannelDisney ChannelDisney Channel
Disney JuniorDisney JuniorDisney JuniorDisney Junior
Disney XDDisney XDDisney XDDisney XD
E!E!E!E!
EPIX Drive-In
ESPNESPNESPNESPNESPN
ESPN2ESPN2ESPN2ESPN2ESPN2
ESPN3
ESPNewsESPNews
ESPNUESPNU
Food NetworkFood NetworkFood NetworkFood Network
FOXFOXFOX (select markets)FOXFOX
Fox Business NetworkFox Business NetworkFox Business NetworkFox Business Network
Fox News ChannelFox News ChannelFox News ChannelFox News Channel
Fox Sports 1 (FS1)Fox Sports 1 (FS1)Fox Sports 1 (FS1)Fox Sports 1 (FS1)Fox Sports 1 (FS1)
Fox Sports 2 (FS2)Fox Sports 2 (FS2)Fox Sports 2 (FS2)Fox Sports 2 (FS2)
FreeformFreeformFreeformFreeformFreeform
FXFXFXFXFX
FXMFXM
FXXFXXFXXFXXFXX
Fuse
Galavision
Golf ChannelGolf Channel
Hallmark Channel
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
HGTVHGTVHGTVHGTV
History ChannelHistory ChannelHistory Channel
HLNHLNHLNHLN
IFCIFC
Investigation Discovery (ID)Investigation Discovery (ID)Investigation Discovery (ID)Investigation Discovery (ID)
Lifetime Lifetime Lifetime
Local NowLocal Now
MLB Network
MotorTrendMotorTrendMotorTrend
MSNBCMSNBCMSNBCMSNBC
MTV
MTV2
National GeographicNational GeographicNational GeographicNational GeographicNational Geographic
Nat Geo WildNat Geo WildNat Geo Wild
NBA TV
NBCNBCNBC (select markets)NBCNBC
NBCSNNBCSNNBCSNNBCSNNBCSN
NewsyNewsy
NFL Network
Nick Jr.Nick Jr.
Nickelodeon
Olympic ChannelOlympic Channel
One America News
OWN
OxygenOxygenOxygen
Paramount Network
PopPop
REELZ
RFD-TV
Science Channel
SEC NetworkSEC Network
Smithsonian ChannelSmithsonian Channel
Start TVStart TV
Sundance TV
SYFYSYFYSYFYSYFYSYFY
Tastemade
TBSTBSTBSTBSTBS
TCM (Turner Classic Movies)TCM (Turner Classic Movies)TCM (Turner Classic Movies)
TeenNick
TelemundoTelemundoTelemundoTelemundo
Tennis Channel
TLCTLCTLCTLC
TNTTNTTNTTNTTNT
Travel ChannelTravel ChannelTravel Channel
Tribeca Shortlist
truTVtruTVtruTVtruTVtruTV
TV Land
Univision
Universal KidsUniversal Kids
Universo
USAUSAUSAUSAUSA
VH1
VicelandVicelandViceland
WE tvWE tvWE tv

Channel lineups: Philo and AT&T WatchTV

Philo: $16/month planPhilo: $20/month planAT&T WatchTV: $15/month,
free for unlimited wireless subscribers
A&E A&E A&E
AMCAMCAMC
Animal PlanetAnimal PlanetAnimal Planet
aspireTV
Audience
AXS TVAXS TV
BBC AmericaBBC AmericaBBC America
BBC World NewsBBC World NewsBBC World News
BETBETBET
Boomerang
Cartoon Network
CheddarCheddar
Cheddar Big NewsCheddar Big News
CMTCMT
CNN
Comedy CentralComedy CentralComedy Central
Cooking Channel
Destination America
Discovery ChannelDiscovery ChannelDiscovery Channel
Discovery Family
Discovery Life
DIY NetworkDIY Network
Food NetworkFood NetworkFood Network
FYIFYIFYI
Game Show NetworkGame Show Network
Hallmark ChannelHallmark ChannelHallmark Channel
Hallmark Movies & MysteriesHallmark Movies & MysteriesHallmark Movies & Mysteries
Hallmark DramaHallmark Drama
HGTVHGTVHGTV
History ChannelHistory ChannelHistory Channel
HLN
IFCIFCIFC
Investigation DiscoveryInvestigation DiscoveryInvestigation Discovery
Law&Crime
LifetimeLifetimeLifetime
Lifetime MoviesLifetime MoviesLifetime Movies
Logo
MotorTrendMotorTrendMotorTrend
MTVMTV
MTV2MTV2MTV2
MTV Live
Nick Jr.Nick Jr.
Nickelodeon Nickelodeon
NicktoonsNicktoons
OWNOWNOWN
Paramount NetworkParamount Network
PeopleTVPeopleTV
REVOLT
Science ChannelScience Channel
Sundance TVSundance TVSundance TV
Tastemade
Tastemade
TBS
TCM
TeenNickTeenNickTeenNick
TLCTLCTLC
TNT
Travel ChannelTravel Channel
truTV
TV LandTV Land
UPtv
VH1VH1VH1
VicelandVicelandViceland
WE tvWE tvWE tv

There’s more to these live TV streaming services than just the channel lineups. You also want to consider other factors like the ability to watch multiple streams at once, cloud DVR and the list of supported devices.

Learn more about these services in Clark’s guide to the best live TV streaming plans and deals!

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