Canceling Hulu with Live TV? Here are some great alternatives

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One of the heavyweight live TV streaming services in the US right now is Hulu with Live TV, a Disney-owned service that bundles in the Hulu streaming service with a cable-cutting live TV experience too.

Sometimes, though, the popular option isn't the right one for you — maybe the Hulu TV price is too high, or perhaps the channel you want isn't included, or possibly a perk of one of the other services appeals to you more.

Fortunately, there are plenty of alternatives to Hulu with Live TV that might appeal to you.

Here's a quick look at what you should look at if you're looking at getting rid of Hulu With Live TV.


You'll be forgiven if you've not heard of Fubo TV before. It's one of the newer streaming services and definitely doesn't have the name recognition of the others. But what it does have is a pretty decent list of live channels.

And where Fubo TV really stands out is with its sports offerings. It's lacking ESPN, but it's got other options that you can't find anywhere else. And Fubo TV is one of the only ways to watch any live sports in 4K resolution in the United States.

Fubo starts at $74 a month for the basic service (and before any of the add-ons). And for $84 a month you can upgrade things to more than 100 channels.

Sling TV

Sling still is one of the least expensive ways to watch Live TV. It's also as close as you can get to having a true "a la carte" service, wherein you only pay for the channels you watch. And there's a Sling TV free trial, so be sure to use that.

For $40 a month you'll get either the Sling "Blue" or Sling "Orange" plan. (You can get both for $55 a month.) From there you'll add on the "Extras" — packages that include things like more sports channels, or more news channels, or various entertainment channels. It's not quite a la carte, but it's closer, and it lets you build your own lineup better than any other service out there.

Philo TV

If you just want the basics — and only the basics — and don't want to pay too much for them, definitely check out Philo TV.

This one's pretty simple. It doesn't have all the major channels you'll find elsewhere, but it does have a surprisingly decent lineup for just $25 a month.

You really can't find a cheaper deal on live TV anywhere.

YouTube TV

Google's live TV service — YouTube TV — is one of our favorites to use because it's so simple. One monthly fee of $65, tied to your Google account. One list of channels. Just a few add-ons (including Showtime and NBA TV and Fox Soccer Plus), and that's it. And be sure to take advantage of the YouTube TV free trial.

Plus YouTube TV has unlimited cloud-based DVR, support for multiple profiles, and works well on just about any hardware you have.

For more, please see our YouTube TV vs. Hulu guide.