PC Mag likes Hulu and Sling.
Of note - the price for Hulu cited in the grid only includes Hulu's on demand library. The starting price for Hulu Live TV is $39.99 per month. Also, Hulu permits 2 simultaneous live video streams under a basic subscription (not just 1).
CNET makes no specific recommendations, but does offer an overview of each service in the below article. Of note, none of the services offer 5.1 channel audio on live programming!! That is an absolute deal breaker for me. Hopefully, that'll change over the next year or two.
https://www.cnet.com/news/best-live-tv- ... d-cutters/
Overview from Wall Street Journal:
https://www.wsj.com/graphics/streaming- ... e-pickers/
Overview from Tom's Guide:
https://www.tomsguide.com/us/youtube-tv ... 24578.html
EDIT - Here's a great overview from a website called The Streamable. DirecTV Now recently added 5.1 surround sound to many of its live channels! However, DirectTV Now fares poorly in other areas.
https://thestreamable.com/guides/live-t ... pecs#audio
From a sheer technical performance standpoint, it appears DirectTV Now, Sling and fuboTV lag the competion. Hulu Live TV and YouTube TV appear to be best-in-class with regard to technical performance.
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