Streaming video services like Netflix and Amazon prime have been around for a couple of years now. The reason why they are so popular is perhaps because their subscription fees is quite less as compared to cable TV services.
However, streaming services want their subscribers to have it all and so a number of new video streaming services are designing their services in a way that it replicates a typical cable TV package. The type of content and the channels you get vary in each region.
These newer video streaming services now include local broadcast channels, like CBS and ABC. Plus, almost all of them offer a free trial period as well. This allows you to experiment and familiarize with them before you subscribe to their services. Most of these service providers will automatically cut the monthly fees through your credit card, hence you’ll need to keep track of when the trial period is ending.
The only downside of these services is that they are not available in all regions. However, if they are, you should certainly give them a shot.
Let’s take a look at some of these cable-replacement services available.
AT&T TV Now
AT&T TV Now was formerly known as DirecTV Now. The new service is appealing for those who want DirecTV service without the satellite dish. AT&T has also amended the subscription fees of its cheapest plan to $55 per month as compared to $65 previously. However, it has also cut HBO from this plan. The move was somehow related to HBO’s Max subscription service that was introduced in May 2020. Also, AT&T is no longer going to broadcast the NFL Network. It will however still be available to those who’ve subscribed to DirecTV satellite TV.
AT&T TV Now’s $55 per month subscription has around 40 channels, whereas it’s $80 per month plan has about 60 channels that consists of Cinemax and HBO, several sports channels, and regional sports.
Both of these plans come alongside a cloud DVR that has 20 hours’ worth of free storage, and two users can watch it at the same time. You can also choose to add a third user option for an extra $5 per month. It also offers a few other step-up plans.
Pair this streaming service with AT&T Internet Services and you can enjoy your content without any buffering.
FuboTV is a sports-centric service that offers a combination of live and on-demand channels from various broadcasting networks, such as CBS, Fox, ABC, and NBC in certain markets. It also offers cable channels like AMC. A&E, Discovery, CNN, Bravo, Cartoon Network, and a few more, and sports networks like NBA TV, FS1, Golf Channel and BeIn Sports.
It has recently added ESPN 1 to 3, SEC and ACC networks in a few markets that were presumably lacking in sports services. FuboTV is known to always upgrade its channel lineups and plans. Fubo decided to cancel its Ultra plan of $85 per month, and replace it with the Elite plan that’ll now cost $79.99 per month.
Apart from that, Fubo is also shifting its $60 per month Standard plan’s subscribers that offered over 100 channels with 30 hours of DVR Cloud storage to its new Family plan that’ll cost $64.99 per month. This new plan is a combination of the Standard plan with an Extra package with the option of three simultaneous users.
Similar to AT&T TV Now, Fubo also offers a number of add-on plans. FuboTV was one the very first streaming services that offered its viewers the experience of watching sports in 4K. If you’re a sports fanatic, then this is the choice for you.
Sling TV recently updated its pricing. Sling TV’s Orange plan that included 30 cable channels without any broadcast TV, cost $30 per month, and only support one user. Sling TV’s Blue plan, which is also $30 per month has an entirely different combination of around 40 channels, and further supports three users at a time.
If you were to opt for a combined plan, it’ll be $45 per month. It also offers add-on packs for an additional $5 per month, in which you can include premium channels. Sling currently has a promotion going on that offers $10 off any of its main services, but it’s only applicable for the first month.
Another new promotion offered by Sling is the Total TV Deal, which includes seven Extra programming packs with a cloud DVR that has 50 hours of storage for an additional $20 per month with one of its plans.
Sling also offers an NBA Team Pass for a much lesser price. You will definitely find Sling’s new promotions enticing since they’re reasonably priced as well.
Hulu + Live TV
Hulu + Live TV offers around 70 channels, some of which are major broadcast channels, such as CBS, ABC, Fox, and NBC. You can also enjoy cable channels like the Cartoon Network, Disney, A&E, and CNN, among many others.
This channel lineup also includes ESPN, Fox Sports, CBS Sports, and a few regional sports networks. However, as of December 2020, it has started charging new and current subscribers $64.99 per month as compared to $45 to $55 a month previously.
Moreover, it has ad in its video-on-demand part of the TV bumble. In order to be ad-free, you’ll need to pay $70.99 a month. Moreover, it has cut a number of their ad-on.
Change your entertainment game!
These new cable-replacement services have a number of attractive points to take note of. However, you should choose the one that is the best suited for your needs and of course budget.
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