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Best Streaming TV for Local Channels

With the advent of technology, we can access any type of content from local channels to live sporting events. Whether it be on a bus, a local restaurant, or in a café, just take out your smartphone or laptop, start watching your favorite program on the go.

The battle between streaming TV and cable TV has always been there. People are shifting more towards streaming TV services instead of cable subscription, due to increased prices. However, the fact is that the difference is not more than a few extra dollars. For instance, you can get Spectrum plans for as low as $44.99 per month while Hulu + Live TV costs you around $54.99 per month. Even if you add additional charges in Spectrum plans, the cost won’t exceed as much as you might think.

If you are looking forward to sticking to streaming TV for local channels, it’s a great option. Especially, if you are a frequent mover or live alone in your apartment. In this post, we are going to discuss some of the best streaming TV for local channels in case you haven’t subscribed to any. Stay tuned and compare the offerings before finalizing.

YouTube TV

YouTube TV is one of the most recommended streaming TV you could ever get. According to CNET, it has the best channel lineup and DVR in 2020. The streaming platform offers you 85+ channels including anything from entertainment to news, and live sports to educational stuff. On top of it, YouTube TV does not charge anything extra for cable boxes. Moreover, if you subscribe to YouTube TV, you don’t even have to sign any contract or pay any hidden charges that come out of nowhere (mostly seen in cable subscription).

YouTube TV provides top-notch channels than any cable provider offers at a higher price. For instance, you can watch Comedy Central, TNT, Food Network, NBC, HGTV, FOX News, and ESPN. Save as much as $500 per year with YouTube TV as they don’t charge local channel fees, cancellation fees, DVR fees, rental box fees, and broadcast fees.

YouTube TV’s basic plan starts from $64.99 per month with unlimited cloud DVR storage, no annual contract, and zero installation fee.


If you are looking forward to cutting the cord forever, FuboTV is an ideal option to go for. Streaming TV offers plenty of channels including sports, entertainment, and news. However, compared to other streaming TV services, FuboTV is costlier as its lower-tier plan is for $65 per month. The price is even more than Hulu + Live TV and even YouTube TV. The fact is that none of the streaming services offer a complete package that can satisfy as much as a cable subscription.

If you are a sports lover, FuboTV is better than any other streaming service. It offers a huge selection of channels and is super attractive for soccer-loving fans. But FuboTV is not only limited to offering soccer, as it brings NFL fans to watch their favorite sporting events.

FuboTV also offers cloud DVR storage and if you are subscribed to a family plan, you will get 500 hours of storage. Compared to Philo and YouTube TV, FuboTV is not an ideal deal because the other two offer unlimited storage.

Back in August 2020, FuboTV added some other channels as well including Disney and ESPN. However, the flip side of the story is that they dropped channels like TBS, CNN, and TNT at the same time.  Although FuboTV is a big treat for sports lovers, but not an ideal one to die for.

Hulu + Live TV

If you are not sure what particular you like to watch often, then Hulu + Live TV is made for you. You get everything from local channels to sports, and news to entertainment. One of the best things about the live TV service is that it grants you access to Hulu’s on-demand streaming collection for only $54.99 per month. However, the price will be increased to $64.99 on December 18, 2020.

Also, the streaming TV service offers cloud DVR storage for a limited time of 50 hours. It can be streamed on two screens simultaneously, but if you upgrade the plan, the option will be extended. Some of the supported devices include Amazon Fire TV, Google Chromecast, and Roku.

Some of the channel lineups of Hulu + Live TV include Bravo, Food Network, History, A&E, E!, Food Network, HGTV, Discovery, ESPN, FS1, and FS2.

 AT&T TV Now

AT&T TV Now which was formerly known as DirecTV offers live streaming services. Since its inception, the streaming service has gone through plenty of changes. AT&T streaming TV allows its subscribers to bundle up its services. However, the prices are high and channel offering is limited. But the good news is that HBO Max is included in its plan.

AT&T has a great reputation among people. In the past, when it was popularly called DirecTV offered a huge channel lineup for $35 per month. The things were made more attractive by giving away free Apple TV.

In the past, AT&T streaming service has seen a decrease in subscribers after the packages were renewed in early 2019. Before overhauling, the AT&T TV Now was tested by a few of our members. One of the things noticed was frequent buffering and error messages. However, things have improved a lot since then.

One of the reasons to stick with AT&T is its channel lineup offering. Without any doubt, it is the best among the rest, but that’s the only reason why some people are still bearing it.

The AT&T TV Now Service is not the best but still can offer you, HBO Max, in its most expensive plan. However, if you wish to enjoy HBO Max as a standalone subscription, you can surely get it for $15 per month.

Summing Up

In this post, we have mentioned some of the best streaming TV services for local channels. Make sure to compare the plans and channel offerings before subscribing to any service.

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