Streaming service channel comparison charts -- Hulu, YouTube, Sling, DirecTV and Playstation Vue
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Hulu With Live TV -- We present their basic channel lineup. They have two additional packages -- Entertainment Add-on and Espanol Add-on -- that offer even more channels. To view, go to hulu.com and select "Channels," then "Customize with add-ons" and select "Network Add-ons."
YouTube TV -- YouTube may have the simplest channel lineup of the lot. They have one channel lineup plus a menu of a-la-carte individual channels like EPIX and Showtime that you can add for additional fees. Go to tv.youtube.com to view their channel lineup.
DirecTV Now -- We compared their two featured packages, PLUS and MAX. They have five additional packages -- ENTERTAINMENT, CHOICE, XTRA, ULTIMATE and OPTIMO MAS -- that offer more channels at progressively higher monthly fees. Go to Directvnow.com, select "View all packages," and select "Other Packages."
Sling -- We compared their Orange and Blue basic channel lineups and noted where channels may be available from one of their seven "Extras" -- comedy, lifestyle, sports, Hollywood, kids, news and heartland. They also offer premium a-la-carte add-ons for individual channels (Showtime, Starz).
PlayStation Vue -- We compared their four plans -- Access, Core, Elite and Ultra. Additionally they offer a Sports Pack and an Espanol Pack, which you can see at playstation.com. Go to Services and select PS Vue. Select Channels, and scroll down to view the Sports and Espanol packs.