Opinion: Which live TV streaming service should YouTube TV subscribers go to?

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Appleosophy | Opinion: Which live TV streaming service should YouTube TV subscribers go to?
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YouTube TV announced a couple weeks ago that it would be increasing its price from $54.99 a month to $64.99 a month.

The reason for the raise in price was due to the addition of Viacom channels, which include channels such as Nickelodeon, MTV, CMT, TV Land and many others.

But what if you are someone who is saying, “Hey, I am tired of the price increases. I don’t want, nor will use, any of these new channels.” Where should that person go?

Here are your possible solutions:

  • Philo: If you want a little bit of something for everyone, but so that it’s not $64.99 a month coming out of your pocket and you’re not a sports fan, this is the route to go. It only costs $20 a month and the service just added INSP and getTV last month at no additional cost to its customers.


  • Sling TV: For $30 a month, you’re getting a pretty good buy with a wide variety of channels to choose from. The service is always looking to add more to it as well and regularly has free previews of channels like Starz and Showtime.


  • VidGo: This is good for those who want to truly focus on sports, but also have a little bit more for the family. Right now is a good time to be looking into too since it costs $29.99 a month. It great for sports fans since it includes many of the ESPN and FOX Sports channels (no regional FSN stations), as well as other sports networks like Big Ten Network (BTN), NFL Network and NFL Red Zone and the PAC 12 Networks. It also has a great selection of non-sports channels like the Hallmark networks, Nickelodeon stations, HGTV and Paramount Network.

All of the services mentioned here have apps available on the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Apple TV and can be streamed on the Mac via a web browser.

Let us know which live TV streaming service you think is a good alternative from YouTube TV on Twitter at @appleosophy.

David Becker
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