YouTube TV vs. Sling Orange + Blue vs. Fubo

Of the three, Fubo is the most expensive streaming service, but is it worth the hefty price tag? Its base plan has almost 200 channels, many of which specialize in local and international sports. It also has all the beIN sports channels, which are only available on Sling and YouTube via an add-on. That said, it is missing key channels like PBS, as well as Warner Bros. channels like HBO, CNN, TBS, and oddly enough, TNT Sports. All these are available on Sling and YouTube, save for HBO, which is absent from Sling's lineup and comes at an extra fee on YouTube. But channels aside, there are other features to consider too, such as DVR storage (both YouTube and Fubo are unlimited, though the latter's doesn't expire), free trial availability (only Sling doesn't offer one), and device compatibility. To help you make a better assessment, we've compiled a comprehensive guide below that compares these three popular live TV services.

Which is cheaper?

The cheapest of the three streaming service in order are: Sling Orange + Blue ($60), YouTube TV ($72.99), and the most expensive of the bunch, Fubo ($79.99).

YouTube TV vs Sling Orange + Blue vs Fubo channel lineups

Channel YouTube TV
$72.99/month
Sling Orange + Blue
$60/month
Fubo
$79.99/month
A&E-YesYes
ABCYes-Yes
ABC NewsYes-Yes
ABC News Live--Yes
ACC Network--Yes
AccuWeather--Yes
Adult SwimYes--
AMCYesYes-
Animal PlanetYes-Yes
AXS TV-Yes-
BBC AmericaYesYes-
BBC World NewsYes--
Bein Sports--Yes
Bein Sports 4--Yes
Bein sports 5--Yes
Bein Sports 6--Yes
Bein Sports 7--Yes
Bein Sports 8--Yes
BETYesYes-
BET HerYes--
Big Ten NetworkYes-Yes
Big Ten Network (BTN)--Yes
Bloomberg-Yes-
Bloomberg Television-Yes-
BounceYes--
BravoYesYesYes
Cartoon NetworkYesYes-
CBSYes-Yes
CBS local channelsYes-Yes
CBS Sports NetworkYes-Yes
CBSN--Yes
Charge!-Yes-
CheddarYes-Yes
Cheddar NewsYes--
CMTYes-Yes
CNBCYes-Yes
CNBC WorldYes--
CNNYesYes-
Comedy CentralYesYesYes
Comedy TVYes--
CometYesYesYes
Court TVYes--
Cozi TVYes-Yes
CWYes-Yes
DablYes--
DiscoveryYesYesYes
Discovery Channel-YesYes
Disney Channel-YesYes
Disney JuniorYes-Yes
Disney XDYes-Yes
DocuramaYes--
Dove ChannelYes--
E!YesYesYes
EPIX Drive-In-Yes-
ESPNYesYesYes
ESPN UYes--
ESPN2YesYesYes
ESPN3-YesYes
ESPNewsYes--
Estrella TV--Yes
Food NetworkYesYesYes
FOXYes-Yes
Fox BusinessYes-Yes
Fox Business Network--Yes
Fox NewsYesYesYes
Fox News Channel-YesYes
FOX SOULYes--
Fox SportsYesYesYes
Fox Sports 1YesYesYes
Fox Sports 1 (FS1)YesYesYes
Fox Sports 2Yes-Yes
Fox Sports 2 (FS2)Yes-Yes
Fox WeatherYes--
FreeformYesYesYes
FS2Yes-Yes
fubo Sports Network--Yes
Fuse-Yes-
FXYesYesYes
FXMYes--
FXXYes-Yes
FYI--Yes
GalavisionYes-Yes
Game Show NetworkYes--
Get TVYes--
GetTV--Yes
Golf ChannelYes-Yes
HallmarkYes-Yes
Hallmark ChannelYes-Yes
Hallmark FamilyYes-Yes
Hallmark MysteryYes-Yes
HGTVYesYesYes
History-YesYes
HLNYesYes-
HSNYes--
ID-YesYes
IFCYesYesYes
Investigation DiscoveryYesYesYes
Investigation Discovery (ID)-YesYes
IONYes--
Justice CentralYes--
Justice Central TVYes--
Law & CrimeYes--
Lifetime-Yes-
Local NowYesYesYes
LocalishYes--
MotorTrendYesYesYes
MSNBCYesYesYes
MTVYes-Yes
MTV ClassicYes--
Nat Geo WildYes--
National GeographicYesYesYes
NBA TVYes--
NBCYesYesYes
NBC local channelsYesYesYes
NBC News NowYes--
NBC UniversoYes--
NBCLXYes-Yes
NBCSNYes-Yes
News NationYes--
Newsmax--Yes
NFL NetworkYesYesYes
Nick Jr.YesYesYes
NickelodeonYes-Yes
NicktoonsYes--
Olympic Channel--Yes
OWNYes-Yes
OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network)--Yes
OxygenYes-Yes
Oxygen True CrimeYes--
Paramount Network--Yes
PBSYes--
PBS KidsYes--
PBS local channelsYes--
PopYes-Yes
QVCYesYes-
Recipe.TVYes--
RSNs--Yes
Scripps NewsYes--
SEC NetworkYes-Yes
Smithsonian ChannelYes-Yes
Start TVYes--
Sundance TVYes--
SYFYYesYesYes
TastemadeYes-Yes
TBSYesYes-
Teen NickYes--
TeleHitYes--
TelemundoYes-Yes
Telemundo local channelsYes-Yes
The Weather ChannelYes-Yes
TLCYesYesYes
TNTYesYes-
Travel ChannelYesYesYes
True CrimeYes--
truTV-Yes-
TUDN--Yes
Turner Classic MoviesYes--
TV LandYes-Yes
TVG--Yes
UnimasYes-Yes
Unimas local channelsYes-Yes
Universal KidsYes-Yes
UniversoYes-Yes
UnivisionYes-Yes
Univision local channelsYes-Yes
USAYesYesYes
VH1Yes-Yes
Vice-YesYes
WYes-Yes
WE tvYes-Yes
Weather ChannelYes-Yes
WGN America--Yes

Device availability comparaison

Where each streaming service has an app:
Device YouTube TV
$72.99/month
Sling Orange + Blue
$60/month
Fubo
$79.99/month
AirplayYesYesYes
Airplay supportedYesYesYes
AirTV-Yes-
Amazon Fire TVYesYesYes
AndroidYesYesYes
Android TVYesYesYes
Apple TVYesYesYes
Chromecast-YesYes
Cox-Yes-
Fire TVYesYesYes
iOSYesYesYes
iPhone-Yes-
LGYesYes-
LG TVYesYes-
Mi Box-Yes-
PlayStationYes--
RokuYesYesYes
SamsungYesYes-
Samsung TVYesYes-
Shareplay supportedYes--
SharpYes--
TiVo-Yes-
VizioYesYes-
Vizio Smart TV-Yes-
Windows 10-Yes-
Windows 11-Yes-
XboxYesYes-
Xbox One-Yes-

Trials: YouTube TV includes a free trial

YouTube TV has a free trial of 7 days.

Go to YouTube TV

Trial: Sling Orange + Blue does not offer a trial

Sling Orange + Blue is currently not offering a trial.

Go to Sling Orange + Blue

Trials: Fubo includes a free trial

Fubo has a free trial of 7 days.

Go to Fubo

Why get YouTube TV?

Youtube TV boasts a wide offering of almost every major channel, unlimited DVR, six accounts, and up to three simultaneous streams. It's the perfect option for families. The cost is a little steep, and there are cheaper options out there, but with a great interface (Live TV services are not known to always have the most intuitive interfaces) and wide availability across devices, it's fair to say that you'll get your dollar's worth.

Go to YouTube TV

Why get Sling Orange + Blue?

Sling is a great option if you want to cut the cord but keep access to many channels. If you don't watch sports, you don't have to get the package for them.

Go to Sling Orange + Blue

Why get Fubo?

Get Fubo TV if you're currently paying more than its monthly price for your cable and if you like watching live TV channels. However, if you don't watch a lot of live TV there are much cheaper options out there for on-demand movies.

Go to Fubo

Fubo is a live TV and on-demand streaming service. The platform had it beginning as a soccer stream service, but it quickly became popular as a viable alternative to expensive cable subscriptions in the U.S, offering an attractive bundle of more than 100 live channels as well as an endless array of on-demand movies.

Price: $79.99/month

Free Trial: 7 days

Device availability: Airplay supported, Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, Roku

Channel lineup: A&E, ABC, ABC News Live, ACC Network, AccuWeather, Animal Planet, Bein Sports, Bein Sports 4, Bein sports 5, Bein Sports 6, Bein Sports 7, Bein Sports 8, Big Ten Network, Bravo, CBS, CBS local channels, CBS Sports Network, CBSN, Cheddar, CMT, CNBC, Comedy Central, Comet, Cozi TV, CW, Discovery Channel, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, E!, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, Estrella TV, Food Network, FOX, Fox Business Network, Fox News Channel, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, Freeform, fubo Sports Network, FX, FXX, FYI, Galavision, GetTV, Golf Channel, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Family, Hallmark Mystery, HGTV, History, IFC, Investigation Discovery, Local Now, MotorTrend, MSNBC, MTV, National Geographic, NBC, NBC local channels, NBCLX, NBCSN, Newsmax, NFL Network, Nick Jr., Nickelodeon, Olympic Channel, OWN, Oxygen, Paramount Network, Pop, RSNs, SEC Network, Smithsonian Channel, SYFY, Tastemade, Telemundo, Telemundo local channels, The Weather Channel, TLC, Travel Channel, TUDN, TUDNxtra1, TUDNxtra10, TUDNxtra11, TUDNxtra2, TUDNxtra3, TUDNxtra4, TUDNxtra5, TUDNxtra6, TUDNxtra7, TUDNxtra8, TUDNxtra9, TV Land, TVG, Unimas, Unimas local channels, Universal Kids, Universo, Univision, Univision local channels, USA, VH1, Vice, WE tv, WGN America

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