YouTube TV review: The most full-featured live TV streamer is no longer the best value

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Ever had a cable bill jump by 30% in a single month? That’s what subscribers of YouTube TV are feeling now after a price hike from $50 to $65 taking place July 31. While the service did get some extra channels in the form of Comedy Central, MTV and Nickelodeon, they’re not worth another $15 a month for most subscribers. YouTube TV is still the easiest live TV streaming service to use and the one with the most channels and best features, but it’s no longer our top overall choice. That honor goes to Hulu Plus Live TV, which costs $55 a month, has an excellent slate of essential channels and includes Hulu’s vast on-demand library.


  • More channels than any competitor, including PBS
  • Superb cloud DVR
  • Excellent on-screen interface and handy search bar

If you’re the kind of cord cutter who can stomach the

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