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 $50 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. We’ve featured their base plans ($40 to $50/month) that 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:
$49.99/month
Hulu with Live TV:
$44.99/month
Sling TV “Orange + Blue” plan:
$40/month
DirecTV Now "Plus" plan:
$50/month
PlayStation Vue “Access” plan:
$44.99/month
A&EA&E
ABCABCABC (select markets)ABCABC
ABC News Live
ACC Network Extra
AccuWeather
AMCAMCAMC
Animal PlanetAnimal PlanetAnimal Planet
Audience
AXS TV
BBC AmericaBBC AmericaBBC America
BBC World News
BETBET
Big Ten Network (BTN)Big Ten Network (BTN)
Bloomberg
BoomerangBoomerang
BravoBravoBravoBravoBravo
Cartoon NetworkCartoon NetworkCartoon NetworkCartoon NetworkCartoon Network
CBSCBSCBSCBS
CBSN
CBS Sports NetworkCBS Sports Network
Cheddar Business Cheddar Business Cheddar Business Cheddar Business
Cheddar NewsCheddar News
CNBCCNBCCNBCCNBC
CNBC World CNBC World
CNNCNNCNNCNNCNN
CNN International
Comedy CentralComedy Central
CometComet
Cozi TV 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!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
FXMFXMFXM
FXXFXXFXXFXXFXX
Fuse
Golf ChannelGolf Channel
Hallmark Channel
HBO, HBO Family and HBO Latino
HGTVHGTVHGTVHGTV
History ChannelHistory Channel
HLNHLNHLNHLN
IFCIFC
Investigation Discovery (ID)Investigation Discovery (ID)Investigation Discovery (ID)Investigation Discovery (ID)
Lifetime Lifetime
Local NowLocal Now
MLB Network
MotorTrendMotorTrendMotorTrend
MSNBCMSNBCMSNBCMSNBC
MTV
National GeographicNational GeographicNational GeographicNational GeographicNational Geographic
Nat Geo WildNat Geo WildNat Geo WildNat Geo Wild
NBA TV
NBCNBCNBC (select markets)NBCNBC
NBCSNNBCSNNBCSNNBCSNNBCSN
NewsyNewsy
NFL Network
Nickelodeon
Nick Jr.Nick Jr.
Olympic ChannelOlympic Channel
OWN (Coming later 2019) OWN
Ovation
OxygenOxygenOxygenOxygen
Paramount Network
PopPopPop
Revolt
Science Channel
SEC NetworkSEC Network
Smithsonian ChannelSmithsonian Channel
Spotlight
Stadium
Start TVStart TV
Sundance TV
SYFYSYFYSYFYSYFYSYFY
Tastemade
TBSTBSTBSTBSTBS
TCM (Turner Classic Movies)TCM (Turner Classic Movies)TCM (Turner Classic Movies)
TelemundoTelemundoTelemundo
Tennis Channel
TLCTLCTLCTLC
TNTTNTTNTTNTTNT
Travel ChannelTravel ChannelTravel ChannelTravel Channel
Tribeca Shortlist
truTVtruTVtruTVtruTVtruTV
Universal KidsUniversal KidsUniversal Kids
Universo
USAUSAUSAUSAUSA
VH1
VicelandViceland
WE tvWE tv

Channel lineups: Philo and AT&T WatchTV

Philo: $20/month planAT&T WatchTV: $15/month,
free for unlimited wireless subscribers
A&E A&E
AMCAMC
American Heroes Channel
Animal PlanetAnimal Planet
aspireTV
Audience
AXS TV
BBC AmericaBBC America
BBC World NewsBBC World News
BETBET
BET Her
Boomerang
Cartoon Network
Cheddar Business
Cheddar News
Cleo TV
CMT
CNN
Comedy CentralComedy Central
Cooking Channel
Destination America
Discovery ChannelDiscovery Channel
Discovery Family
Discovery Life
DIY Network
Food NetworkFood Network
FYIFYI
Game Show Network
Hallmark ChannelHallmark Channel
Hallmark Drama
Hallmark Movies & MysteriesHallmark Movies & Mysteries
HGTVHGTV
History ChannelHistory Channel
HLN
IFCIFC
Investigation DiscoveryInvestigation Discovery
Law&Crime
LifetimeLifetime
Lifetime MoviesLifetime Movies
Logo
MotorTrendMotorTrend
MTVMTV
MTV Classic
MTV2MTV2
MTV Live
Nick Jr.
Nickelodeon Nickelodeon
NicktoonsNicktoons
OWNOWN
Paramount Network
PeopleTV
REVOLT
Science Channel
Sundance TVSundance TV
Tastemade
TBS
TCM
TeenNickTeenNick
TLCTLC
TNT
Travel Channel
truTV
TV LandTV Land
UPtv
VH1VH1
VicelandViceland
WE 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!

Streaming TV reviews: Which service do you want to learn about?

YouTube TV Hulu with Live TV
PlayStation Vue DirecTV Now
Sling TV Philo
AT&T WatchTV fuboTV
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