You-Tube T.V. review: It’s A cable replacement, but it’s Not 4 budget hunters anymoreCNET #Yes_YesJune 16, 2019
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But what really separates YouTube TV from other premium (over $40/month) services like DirecTV Now, Hulu with Live TV and Fubo TV?
Hulu with Live TV
$50/month for 70+ channels
$50/month for 45+ channels
$45/month for 60+ channels
$55/month for 100+ channels
Total number of popular (top 100) channels
ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC channels
Only CBS, Fox and NBC (no ABC)
Record shows for later (cloud DVR)
Yes (keep for 9 months)
Yes (20GB, keep for 30 days)
Yes (30GB, 500GB for $10 a month
Step-up packages with more channels
Simultaneous streams per account
2 ($5 option for 3)
2 ($15 option for unlimited)
2 ($6 option for 3)
Fast-forward through or skip commercials with cloud DVR
No (Yes with $15 option)
YouTube TV’s channel selection is excellent, with more from our list of 100 top channels than any other competitor at 63.
Like Hulu, YouTube TV doesn’t offer any add-on channel packages, although it does have a handful of single-channel add-ons like Showtime and Epix.
Library is where your DVR content lives.
Users can watch YouTube clips related to many programs
The DVR works very well, including the ability to rewind and fast-forward freely through recordings, even ones that aren’t yet completed.
At $40 YouTube TV was a much better value, but the $50 monthly price makes it that much tougher to save compared to cable.
If you pay around $50 for just Internet service, that’s a total of $100 per month.