This year has been an expensive one for cord-cutters, with a cheaper future not in sight.
Live TV streaming services Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV and fuboTV all raised their starting price this year to $64.99. This did not come without changes to the service, such as YouTube TV adding Viacom channels this summer and adding NFL Network and NFL RedZone in the fall.
Hulu with Live TV added Lifetime Movie Network and FYI this fall, and fuboTV added Disney networks such as Disney Channel, ESPN networks, National Graphic, MLB Network and MLB StrikeZone earlier this year too.
Still though, there are some solutions to not paying those high prices for a live TV streaming service.
Here are some other streaming methods to look into:
- Sling TV: Whether you’re on the Sling Orange or Sling Blue plan, you’ll still only be spending $30 a month. The Sling Orange plan is the one sports fans will want to go to for those ESPN channels and the Sling Blue plan will be good for those who want sports channels like FS1, FS2 and NBCSN. Both plans will have channels like TBS, TNT and AMC. There is another plan on the service that combines both the Sling Orange and Sling Blue plans for $45 a month, which is $20 per month cheaper than the streaming services mentioned earlier.
- VidGo: This is one of the newer streaming services on the market right now, but that’s a good thing since the service does have relatively low prices, especially if you consider the number and types of channels it has. We’re talking all of the ESPN, FS1, FS2, Texas Longhorn Network and NFL Network. On top of that, outside of sports networks, it has Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, Hallmark networks, CMT, History Channel and Teen Nick, as well as others. The service starts at $40 a month. There is another plan that costs $50 a month and includes channels such as MTV Classic, MTV 2, NFL RedZone and more.
Those are the two streaming services we recommend for those getting away from Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV or fuboTV.
Sling TV and VidGo have free trials available. They are available to stream on the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Apple TV and Mac too.
Let us know what your plan is if you are going to be leaving Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV or fuboTV soon because of their price increases this year. You can reach out to us on Twitter at @appleosophy.