People can now easily watch live TV on their desktop and handsets without a cable or satellite subscription. There are more than a dozen options available depending on what they choose to watch. There is no need to worry about the exorbitant cable costs anymore.
The streaming programs are the new cable-replacement service that comes complete with live broadcasts and a variety of familiar channels, except they come over the Internet rather than through analog cables or satellite signals. Currently the most recognizable of these services are the DirecTV Now and Sling TV.
But there are more options as well to choose from. There is YouTube TV and there is Hulu and LiveTV. They have joined the fray recently. The channels available are E!, FX, TBS and TNT, ESPN, AMC, Cartoon Network, HBO and Univision. The exact lineup varies depending on the provider and can be looked up when one is opting for their services.
There are more than dozens channels available that can be watched in real-time like in a standard cable subscription. The cable providers are also offering monthly streaming services, such as Spectrum Streaming for $14.99 per month. Then a basic Sling TV package costs $30 per month for two dozen channels. Prices increase when more channels are added to the package.
The 24 Spanish channels are for $5 per month and HBO alone is for $15 per month. There are basic packages in Blue and Orange configurations. They charge $45 per month for both. It is available on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS and Android, Xbox One and computers.
The AT&T TV Now starts at $65 per month for 60 channels, costing up to $70 per month for more than 120 channels and is available on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android, Chromecast and iOS. YouTube TV costs $35 per month for 48 channels. Hulu With Live TV includes 44 channels with Hulu’s original programming for $40 per month.