Streaming Service Comparison

With so many live and video-on-demand streaming options out there, how do you know which service you need based on the channels you want?
Hulu Live

Hulu Live

VOD Live TV Local Channels

Hulu still has the video-on-demand service most of us know them for, but recently have built out a "live" section of channels, including locals.

Before signing up, you need to make sure that they service your local area. Go to their homepage and half way down, click the 'View Channels in your area' link ... Read More »

Sling

Sling

VOD Live TV Local Channels

Sling is a subsidiary of the Dish Network, but they have lately been trying to keep their costs down while most other streaming services have been raising their rates. They can do this by asking you to use a TV antenna if you want local channels. This saves them AND you money ... Read More »

Netflix

Netflix

VOD

Netflix was the first of the streaming services and jumpstarted the cord-cutting culture with their huge movie and rerun library. Lately they have continued to innovate with new and exciting Netflix Originals that are (mostly) better than any network broadcast shows ... Read More »

ESPN+

ESPN+

VOD Live TV

ESPN's new over-the-top subscription service hosts a powerful lineup of MLB, MLS, and NHL live games, as well as select PGA, boxing, and tennis events. The sports network presents exclusive content not available on their flagship ESPN cable channel ... Read More »

Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video

VOD

Amazon Prime Video comes free with your regular Prime membership, so if you already pay for that through Amazon, then utilizing their video-on-demand service is a no brainer. You can also add a ton of third-party services through their interface like HBO and Starz ... Read More »

YouTube TV

YouTube TV

VOD Live TV Local Channels

YouTube recently starting it's own streaming service, and is currently the cheapest out of the three listed here.

Before signing up, you need to make sure that they service your local area ... Read More »

Philo

Philo

Live TV

Philo is a new streaming service focused on the niche of affordable entertainment, education, and lifestyle programming. Originally targeted as a college campus solution, the startup streaming service opted to open access to the general public in late 2017 ... Read More »

AT&T TV Now

AT&T TV Now

VOD Live TV Local Channels

AT&T TV Now is the streaming service very similar to the DirecTV we all know and love, but without the contract. Or dish. The downside of this service is that their pricing is a little higher than most, and they are still - at heart - a cable TV company ... Read More »

Pluto TV

Pluto TV

Live TV

Pluto TV is the only 100% FREE streaming service and is the perfect streaming service if you want to surf channels and just watch whatever's on. They have some no-name channels, but also have some larger networks streamed live such as CBSN, Cheddar and NBC News ... Read More »

fuboTV

fuboTV

VOD Live TV Local Channels

fuboTV is a new sports and entertainment live streaming service. If you are familiar with how Sling TV works, you will understand what they offer: some on-demand shows, but live streaming of all their channels. fuboTV hails itself as a sports-centric Internet TV streaming service with the world's most popular live sports and entertainment content ... Read More »

Peacock Streaming Service

Peacock

VOD

As one of the last to enter the crowded streaming market in April 2020, NBCUniversal unveiled their newly named streaming service "Peacock". It is starting out with an impressive 15,000 hours of programming coming from their vast content holdings ... Read More »

HBO Max

HBO Max

VOD

HBO Max and launches in May in the U.S. with a full spectrum of content. Expansion to Latin America and Europe is planned for 2021. It is a replacement for HBO Now and will have all their original shows and more exclusive titles currently in development ... Read More »

Disney+

Disney+

VOD

Disney+ launches November 12, 2019 in the U.S. with a large library of family favorites. The impressive content library for the new service begins with 100 recent films in the collection of more than 500 movies and 7,500 television episodes ... Read More »

Apple TV+

Apple TV+

VOD

As Apple drops yet another streaming service into a crowded marketplace, consumers now face so many choices it's hard to know where to start. Featuring original content from producers like Sesame Street, Steven Spielberg, Oprah, and other media icons, the new service focuses on storytelling ... Read More »