What’s Different: YouTube TV Vs Hulu
There are so many streaming services to choose from, knowing which one is the best option to go with can be stressful. Two of the latest entrants into the field are Hulu and YouTube TV. Now that Hulu has lowered it’s base tier to a mere $5.99 per month and offers live TV starting at $44.99 per month, you might be wondering whether or not it is better than YouTube TV. In this article, we will be going over some of the things to consider with each when looking at YouTube TV vs Hulu.
YouTube TV vs Hulu:
The main thing that you are likely going to notice is that Hulu’s live TV service is cheaper. That being said, the price difference is nothing that should dictate your decision. With Hulu’s live TV service, you will be able to get over 60 live and on-demand channels that include sports. With YouTube TV, you will be getting 82 channels along with sports. You want to check the channel lineup to see which service (if any) has any advantages that you deem necessary for your TV usage patterns.
This is one of the biggest issues that many have with streaming services. If you are someone that is looking to get into a live streaming service as an alternative to traditional cable, you are likely going to be concerned with the simultaneous streams that it allows for. With YouTube TV, you are going to be able to stream on up to 3 devices at a single time. Whereas, if you subscribe to Hulu, you will be able to watch on up to 2 screens at a time. Therefore, you will be able to get 1 additional screen with YouTube TV at the base price. That being said, with Hulu, you now have the option to upgrade to unlimited screens for an additional $9.99 per month.
3. Cloud DVR.
Another major thing that a lot of people should be looking at when you are weighing your options in the live streaming service field would have to be the Cloud DVR functionality and features that come along with the service. If you are someone that regularly uses Cloud DVR functionality, you will want to be sure that you are subscribing to a service that not only offers it, but that offers enough storage capabilities to handle your usage patterns. With Hulu’s live TV service, you are going to be able to record up to 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage. You can increase the amount that you are able to save by paying an additional $9.99 per month which bumps you up to 200 hours of storage and the ability to record multiple shows at the same time. Whereas, with YouTube TV, you are going to be able to take advantage of unlimited storage and you will even be able to record shows simultaneously and watch from any device that you own.
Choosing the right one comes down to figuring out how much you are willing to pay, what channels you deem essential, and whether or not the screen limit impacts your ability to use the service and how much it costs additionally to get the features you need.