YouTube TV vs Sling TV Reviews – which streaming tv service is best for your family? If you’re looking to get rid of cable and switch to watching live tv online with a streaming provider like YouTube TV or Sling, this video review is for you.
We’ll compare YouTube TV and Sling TV in terms of price, channel packages, DVR, # of Streams, Local News & Sports, Kids Programming, International Programming, Premiums like HBO, Showtime, and much more.
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Youtube TV vs Sling TV – The Video Review
Let’s compare YouTube TV and Sling TV in terms of price, channel packages, DVR, # of Streams, Local News & Sports, Kids Programming, International Programming, Premiums like HBO, Showtime, and much more. Watch this video to see my full review of both services…
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YouTube TV vs Sling TV Head to Head Comparison
|YouTube TV||Sling TV|
|Base Package Pricing||$50|
|Channel Package Options||1||3|
|Local Channel Availability||Excellent||Poor|
(# Hours, # Days Storage)
|Unlimited Hours, 9 Months||$5 extra|
50 hours, 30 Days
|# of Streams||3||1-4 streams|
|Free Trial (Typical)||7 Days||7 Days|
YouTube TV is Best For…
YouTube TV is best for people who want to get rid of cable and have one main service that provides an experience similar to cable – that means a service that includes Live LOCAL tv as part of the streaming service.
You can read my full review of YouTube TV here
BTW – YouTube TV is now the streaming tv service that my family currently uses.
Sign up for YouTube TV Free Trial Here
Sling TV is Best For…
Sling TV is best for people who want to get rid of cable tv and save a lot of money BUT who don’t mind using an HD antennae to pick up live local tv and/or who don’t care about live local tv.
Sling TV is also best for people who want to be able to customize their streaming tv package.
You can read my full review of Sling here.
If Sling offered better local channels, Sling would be the streaming tv provider I chose, but as of yet you’ll need an HD antennae to watch all the local channels with Sling and I don’t want to mess with that.
Sign up for a Free Trial of Sling TV here
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2 thoughts on “YouTube TV vs Sling TV – Which is the Best Live TV Streaming Service?”
Just cut the cord. Amazon Fire Stick. You tube.tv, but can’t get History channel on Prime Video, attuverse or YouTube. “authentication error”!!!! What’s that???
That’s a curious case but it seems you are correct – History channel is on pretty much every other service except for Youtube. Doh!