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Best Live TV Streaming Deals And Prices In May 2024

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Live TV streaming services like Hulu Live TV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV routinely change the price of their plans and/or launch limited-time deals for new and existing customers. Knowing what’s available can help you find the best price on a live TV package.

Cheapest live TV plans in May 2024

Below is a summary of the cheapest plans currently available from each of the main live TV streaming services, along with the minimum number of channels, and any free trials that might be available.

Directv stream logo brand75+ channels$80/mo5 days freeDirecTV Stream
Frndly TV logo50+ channels$8/mo7 days freeFrndly TV
Fubo new logo branding185 channels$80/mo7 days freefubo
Hulu logo95+ channels$77/mo3 days freeHulu Live TV
70+ channels$25/mo7 days freePhilo
Sling TV updated logo32+ channels$20/mo*No free trialSling TV
YouTube TV logo branding100+ channels$58/mo**7 days freeYouTube TV
*first month **first 3 months

Since Sling TV launched in early 2015, the variety of live TV streaming services has increased greatly, resulting in more choice than ever before. At the same time, the cost of live TV streaming has steadily increased as well, and to the point where most base plans now hover around $70-$80 per month.

That said, prices do vary wildly and there is a number of cheaper live TV services available. While these cheaper live TV options may prove perfect for some homes, others may need to shop around for the best deal on live TV.

It is not only the cost that can change, as channel lineups are also subject to change at a moment’s notice. With the price and channels never guaranteed, it is always worth being aware of any live TV streaming promotions that are currently available.

Live TV deals and promotions in May

Switching between services on a regular basis can help to make sure you are always paying the lowest price possible. The services below are listed in alphabetical order, not in order of the cheapest price, or our experience with them.

DirecTV Stream

DirecTV Stream
Directv stream live guide$80+
75+ channels
20 streams (at home)
Unlimited DVR
5 Days Free

DirecTV Stream offers four different base packages (Entertainment, Choice, Ultimate and Premier) for consumers to choose from. While DirecTV Stream isn’t the cheapest live TV streaming service around, the channel lineup may suit some homes better than others.

Deal 1: DirecTV Stream is currently offering the option to bundle Entertainment and Sports Pack together for $84.98/month for three months. This compares to the usual combined cost of $94.98/month, resulting in a saving of $10 a month or $30 over the first three months.

Deal 2: DirecTV Stream is offering a $10 monthly discount on either Choice (normally $108.99/month) or Ultimate (normally $119.99/month) for the first three months (a saving of $30 over three months) along with one month of Sports Pack for free.

Deal 3: DirecTV Stream is offering a $10 monthly discount on the cost of Premier for the first three months, reducing the monthly cost down to $154.99/month for three months.

Deal 4: DirecTV Stream is still offering three months of Max, Cinemax, Starz, Paramount+ with Showtime, and MGM+ for free when adding any (or all) of these premium networks to a new live TV package.

Deal 5: DirecTV Stream subscribers can currently save $2 on the first month of AMC+, Discovery+ and Peacock. Alternatively, subscribers can also add Fox Nation to their live TV plan for an additional $0.99/month for the first three months.

DirecTV Stream plans and prices

DirecTV StreamPrice (p/m)ChannelsPremium networks
(included)
Entertainment$79.9990+None
Choice$108.99
$98.99*
125+None
Ultimate$119.99
$109.99*
160+None
Premier$164.99
$154.99*
185+Max
Cinemax
Showtime
Starz
*first 3 months
  • Additional DirecTV Stream information

Frndly TV

Frndly TV
Frndly TV GuideFrom $7.99/month
40+ channels
Up to 4 streams
Unlimited DVR (select plans)
7-day free trial

Frndly TV is designed to be an affordable live TV streaming service and offers monthly plans that are considerably cheaper than many other live TV streaming services. However, we do recommend checking the channel lineup before signing up to Frndly TV to make sure it suits your needs.

Deal 1: Unlike other live TV streaming services, Frndly TV offers annual plans. While these subscriptions require payment in advance for 12 months, they offer a saving of up to 21% compared to paying the usual monthly cost for 12 months.

Frndly TV plans and prices

Frndly TVPrice (p/m)ChannelsPremium networks
(included)
Basic$7.9950+None
Classic$9.9950+None
Premium$11.9950+None
  • Additional Frndly TV information
    • Unlimited DVR (Classic, Premium)
    • Streams: 1 (Basic), 2 (Classic), 4 (Premium)
    • No premium networks
    • No local channels or RSNs
    • 7-day free trial
    • Frndly TV review

Fubo

Fubo
fuboTV live guide listings$80+ a month
190+ channels
10 streams
1000-hour DVR
7-Day Free Trial

As Fubo has always been more of a sports-focused live TV streaming service, the channel lineup is likely to appeal even more to sports fans. Fubo also offers more than one plan to choose from, with each unlocking access to a different selection of channels.

Important: Fubo charges a regional sports fee in various locations, increasing the base plan price by as much as $15 per month. The exact cost depends on the location and the number of available RSNs.

Deal: Fubo is offering a 14-day free trial to Cleveland Guardians, Houston Astros, Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers fans.

Fubo plans and prices

FuboPrice (p/m)ChannelsPremium networks
(included)
Pro$79.99*190None
Elite$89.99*266None
Premier$99.99*275Paramount+ with Showtime
Latino$32.9966None
*price subject to RSN fee
  • Additional Fubo information
    • 1000-hour DVR
    • 10 streams (home)
    • Premium networks available (add-ons)
    • Local channels and RSNs in select areas
    • 7-day free trial
    • Fubo review

Hulu Live TV

Hulu Live TV
Hulu LIve TV guide$77+ a month
95+ channels
2 streams
Unlimited DVR
Disney+ and ESPN+
3 Days Free

Hulu Live TV is one of the most popular live TV streaming services in the US, and partly thanks to its bundling approach. A Hulu Live TV subscription not only includes access to more than 95 live TV channels but also basic Hulu, Disney+ Basic and ESPN+ as well.

Hulu Live TV plans and prices

HuluPrice (p/m)ChannelsPremium networks
(included)
Live TV only$75.9995+None
Base$76.9995+Hulu (With Ads)
Disney+ Basic
ESPN+
Premium$89.9995+Hulu (No Ads)
Disney+ Premium
ESPN+
  • Additional Hulu Live TV information
    • Unlimited DVR
    • Unlimited streams (home)
    • Premium networks available (add-ons)
    • Local channels and RSNs (select areas)
    • Free trial
    • Hulu Live TV review

Philo

Philo
Philo Live TV guide$25/month
70+ channels
3 streams
Unlimited DVR
7-day Free Trial

Philo has always positioned itself as an affordable live TV streaming service. While the upside is the price, the downside is consumers might not get all of the channels and networks they want. In spite of the fewer channels, Philo does offer good value for money overall, and comes with premium features that some services charge extra for.

Philo plans and prices

PhiloPrice (p/m)ChannelsPremium networks
(included)
Base$2570+None
  • Additional Philo information
    • Unlimited DVR
    • 3 streams
    • Premium networks available (add-ons)
    • No local channels or RSNs
    • 7-day free trial
    • Philo TV review

Sling TV

Sling Blue
Sling TV new app
$40/month
40 channels
3 streams
50 hours DVR
50% Off Your First Month

Sling TV is one of the oldest live TV streaming services and many cord-cutters will already be familiar with what it has to offer and the channel lineup. For those new to Slinging, the service has always focused on price and keeping costs as low as possible.

Important: Sling TV charges an ABC fee in certain locations, increasing the base plan price by $5 per month. Whether a home has to pay this fee depends on the plan, their location, and whether they have access to their local ABC station.

Deal 1: Sling TV is currently offering up to 50% off the first month, lowering the price of one month down to as little as $20.

Deal 2: Sling TV is offering the option to save $30 when prepaying for the first three months. This deal lowers the cost of three months down to as little as $30.

Deal 3: New subscribers can sign up to Sling TV and get an AirTV Anywhere + OTA Bundle for $89 when prepaying for three months.

Sling TV plans and prices

Sling TVPrice (p/m)ChannelsPremium networks
(included)
Orange$40
$20*
32None
Blue$40*
$20*
42None
Orange & Blue$55*
$27.50*
46None
*first month and subject to ABC fee
  • Additional Sling TV information

YouTube TV

YouTube TV
YouTube TV live guide listings$73 a month
100+ channels
3 streams
Unlimited DVR
$58/mo for 3 months

YouTube TV is currently the most popular live TV streaming service in the US. The base plan not only comes with a good selection of channels, but also an unlimited cloud DVR. In addition, YouTube TV provides access to some additional sports-related benefits, including NFL Sunday Ticket, in-game stats and key plays.

Deal 1: YouTube TV is offering a saving of $45 over the first three months. The $15 monthly discount lowers the cost of the YouTube TV base plan down to $57.99 a month for the first three months.

Deal 2: On top of the $45 saving over three months, YouTube TV is also offering the option to bundle NFL Sunday Ticket for $170. In total, this bundle deal results in a saving of $215.

YouTube TV plans and prices

YouTube TVPrice (p/m)ChannelsPremium networks
(included)
Base$72.99
$57.99*
100+None
Spanish$34.9930None
*first 3 months
  • Additional YouTube TV information
    • Unlimited DVR
    • 3 streams (upgrade available)
    • Premium networks available (add-ons)
    • Local channels and RSNs in select areas
    • 7-day free trial
    • YouTube TV review

Not sure which live TV service is best for you?

If you’re still unsure which live TV service to go with, it might be worth taking a closer look at some of the other differences to see if they can help narrow down the list. For example, limitations on the cloud DVR or the number of simultaneous streams can affect the suitability of a live TV service. This is especially true for busier households where a subscription is likely to be shared between multiple people.

John Finn

Comments

3 responses to “Best Live TV Streaming Deals And Prices In May 2024”

  1. All of these tv services are a rip off. Get an antenna and receive 100s of channels for free.

  2. About YouTube TV; can you explain what it means where it says 3 streams, unlimited at home for $20/ month?

    1. Hi Kevin,

      YouTube TV only allows three people (devices) to watch at the same time. However, YouTube TV also offers a $19.99 per month 4K Plus add-on which makes it possible to stream on an unlimited number of devices (in the home) at the same time.

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