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Live TV Streaming Prices And Deals: December 2022

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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. It is not only the cost that often changes, with channel lineups 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 service deals that are currently available.

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Below is a summary of the cheapest plans in December 2022 for all of the main live TV streaming services, along with the minimum number of channels and any free trials that are currently available.

Cheapest live TV plans: December 2022

Directv stream logo brand65+ channels$60/month*5-day free trialDirecTV Stream
fuboTV logo110 channels$70/month7-day free trialfuboTV
Hulu logo75+ channels$70/monthNo free trialHulu Live TV
60+ channels$25/month7-day free trialPhilo
Sling TV updated logo30+ channels$20/month**No free trialSling TV
Vidgo logo110+ channels$60/monthNo free trialVidgo
YouTube TV logo branding100+ channels$20 (1st month) with "Holiday" code7-day free trialYouTube TV
*first 3 months, **first month

Since Sling TV first launched in early 2015, the selection of services offering access to live TV channels over the internet has increased greatly, providing consumers with more choice than ever before. However, the cost of live TV streaming has also been steadily increasing over time as well. Right now, most base live TV plans tend to hover around the $60-$70 price per month.

That’s not to say consumers will end up paying a minimum of $60 each month for live TV, as the prices do vary greatly. In fact, some consumers might find that there are some cheaper live TV services suit their needs just fine. For others, it might be a matter of simply looking for the best deal on live TV at the time, and switching services on a regular basis to ensure they are always paying the lowest price possible.

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In addition to temporary discounts on the monthly cost of a subscription, some services often offer longer free trials than usual, or gift devices to new customers when signing up. Therefore, keeping track of any current promotions is a good way to make sure you are getting the best deal on live TV streaming.

Deals and promotions: December 2022

Below are some extra details that consumers might want to know before signing up to a live TV service. For example, any major limitations on the cloud DVR or the number of simultaneous streams, both of which can affect how suitable a particular live TV service is for an individual or households where multiple people are sharing the same subscription.

For reference, the services below are listed in alphabetical order, not in order of the cheapest price or the best service.

DirecTV Stream

DirecTV Stream Channels plans

Formerly AT&T TV, DirecTV Stream offers a selection of no-contract live TV plans for consumers to choose from. While DirecTV Stream is not the cheapest live TV streaming service around, the channel lineup may suit some homes better than others, as DirecTV Stream does tend to come with a greater number of channels overall. DirecTV Stream might also be a better option for any homes already paying for select premium networks, considering some high profile services are included at no extra cost for the first few months.

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Deal 1: DirecTV Stream is currently offering $10 off the monthly price of any live TV plan for the first three months. This promotion is due to end on 2/28/23. The discount is automatically applied at checkout.

PlanPrice
(p/m)
Channels Premium networks
(included)
Entertainment$69.99
$59.99*
75+HBO Max, Cinemax, Showtime, Starz, Epix**
Choice$89.99
$79.99*
105+HBO Max, Cinemax, Showtime, Starz, Epix**
Ultimate$104.99
$94.99*
140+HBO Max, Cinemax, Showtime, Starz, Epix**
Premier$149.99
$139.99*
150+HBO Max, Cinemax, Showtime, Starz, Epix**
*first 3 months, discount applied at checkout, **first 3 months

DEAL 2: DirecTV Stream is offering $50 ($10 per month over 5 months) off the cost of a live TV plan (Choice or higher) when purchasing a DirecTV Stream Device. The company’s streaming player costs an additional $10 per month or $120 when purchased outright.

Deal 3: DirecTV Stream is currenty offering three months of HBO Max, Cinemax, Starz, Showtime, and Epix with any live TV plan, resulting in a saving of up to $160 per month. Unless canceled, all of these premium add-ons will automatically renew at their usual monthly rate after the first three months. This promotion can be combined with either of the other two deals.

Additional DirecTV Stream information:

  • DVR: Unlimited
  • Number of streams: 20 (at home), 3 (outside)
  • Premium networks: yes (via add-ons)
  • Local channels and RSNs: select areas
  • Free trial: 5 days

fuboTV

fuboTV logo banner

fuboTV has always been more of a sports-focused live TV streaming service and this evidently means that the channel lineup is likely to specifically appeal to sports fans. However, it is not solely a sports service, so many households will find the overall experience suitable for their live TV needs. fuboTV does also offer more than one plan to choose from, with the price, selection of channels, cloud DVR hours, and the number of simultaneous streams all affected.

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DEAL: fuboTV is currently offering an $8 discount on the first month of a Latino subscription. After the first month, subscribers will automatically be billed $32.99 per month unless the subscription is canceled. Alternatively, new subscribers can sign up and prepay for three months to lock in the lower rate for all three months.

Plan Price
(p/m)
Channels Premium networks
(included)
Pro$69.99132None
Elite$79.99194None
Ultimate$99.99232Showtime
Latino$32.99
$24.99*
45None
*1st month or prepay for 3 months at lower rate

Additional fuboTV information:

  • DVR: up to 1000 hours
  • Number of streams: 10 at home
  • Premium networks: yes (via add-ons)
  • Local channels and RSNs: select areas
  • Free trial: 7 days

Hulu Live TV

Hulu LIve TV with listings banner

Hulu Live TV is one of the most popular live TV streaming services in the US. One of the reasons for this is Hulu’s approach of bundling services. Previously, Hulu Live TV only offered access to live TV plus the basic Hulu subscription. However, it also now comes with Disney+ and ESPN+ subscriptions as well. These additional subscriptions can make the overall monthly cost much cheaper for any households that are already paying separately for live TV and these additional services.

Plan Price
(p/m)
Channels Premium networks
(included)
Live TV only$68.9975+None
With ads$69.9975+Hulu, Disney+, ESPN+
No Ads$75.9975+Hulu, Disney+, ESPN+

Additional Hulu Live TV information:

  • DVR: Unlimited
  • Number of streams: Unlimited (at home), 3 (away from home)
  • Premium networks: yes (via add-ons)
  • Local channels and RSNs: select areas
  • Free trial: none

Philo

Philo Live TV

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 or are used to getting. In spite of the fewer channels, Philo does offer good value for money overall, and comes with some premium features that other services charge extra for each month. Most notably, an unlimited cloud DVR at no additional cost.

Plan Price
(p/m)
Channels Premium networks
(included)
Standard$2560+None

Additional Philo information:

  • DVR: unlimited
  • Number of streams: 3
  • Premium networks: yes (via add-ons)
  • Local channels and RSNs: none
  • Free trial: 7 days

Sling TV

Sling TV TV listings

Considering Sling TV is one of the original live TV streaming services, 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 been a price-conscious live TV solution. Sling TV does what it can to keep prices as low as possible. While this does mean that the base selection of channels is more limited than with some other services, Sling TV does offer plenty of add-ons to build out a more substantial package, albeit at a higher price each month.

Deal 1: Sling TV is currently offering half-off the first month of a subscription. This means subscribers can sign up to either Sling Orange or Sling Blue for as little as $20 for the first month. Alternatively, they can sign up to Sling Orange + Blue for $27.50 per month.

Plan Price
(p/m)
Channels Premium networks
(included)
Orange$40
$20*
31None
Blue$40
$20*
41None
Orange & Blue$55
$27.50*
47None
*first month only

Deal 2: For Black Friday, Sling was offering a free Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite and $10 off the first month. Although this Black Friday deal was supposed to end on Nov. 28, it still appears to be available to new customers when signing up.

Deal 3: Sling TV is currently offering a free first month of the Lifestyle Extra add-on (which includes Hallmark Channel) to new customers. To take advantage of the offer, add Lifestyle Extra to the base package before checking out. Offer expires Dec. 18 and can be combined with the free Fire TV Stick Lite deal.

Additional Sling TV information:

  • DVR: 50 hours (200 for $5/month)
  • Number of streams: 1 (Orange), 3 (Blue)
  • Premium networks: yes (via add-ons)
  • Local channels and RSNs: select areas
  • Free trial: none

Vidgo

Vidgo Channels Updated 2022

Vidgo is a newer live TV streaming service and is designed to cater to both English and Spanish-speaking viewers. In addition to the channels, the service looks to differentiate itself by offering a social-based experience that you won’t find with any other service. For example, the mobile apps allow subscribers to chat in groups with each other while watching live shows and events.

Plan Price
(p/m)
Channels Premium networks
(included)
Plus$59.95110+None
Premium$79.95130+None
Ultimate$99.95160+None
Vidgo Mas$39.9545+None

Additional Vidgo information:

  • DVR: 20 hours
  • Number of streams: 3
  • Premium networks: no
  • Local channels and RSNs: select areas
  • Free trial: none

YouTube TV

YouTube TV Live TV guide

YouTube TV is another hugely popular live TV service in the US. One of the reasons for its popularity is the service’s focus on features. The base plan not only comes with a good selection of channels, but also provides an unlimited cloud DVR to each person using the same subscription. YouTube TV also offers some additional sports-related benefits that some will appreciate, including in-game stats and key plays, making it a good option for sports fans in general.

DEAL: The HOLIDAY promo code reduces the cost of the first month of YouTube TV to just $19.99. This promotion is only available to new YouTube TV customers and the promo code is due to remain good through Dec. 31, 2022.

Plan Price
(p/m)
Channels Premium networks
(included)
Standard$64.99
$19.99*
100+None
*Ends Dec. 31, 2022

DEAL 2: YouTube TV is currently offering a discount of $10 per month for the first three months. This brings the cost of the base subscription down to $54.99 per month for each of the first three months. Subscribers will automatically be charged the higher monthly rate once the discounted period comes to an end.

Plan Price
(p/m)
Channels Premium networks
(included)
Standard$64.99
$59.99*
100+None
*first 3 months, offer ends Dec. 31, 2022

Additional YouTube TV information:

  • DVR: unlimited
  • Number of streams: 3 (unlimited at home for $20 p/m)
  • Premium networks: yes (via add-ons)
  • Local channels and RSNs: select areas
  • Free trial: up to 21 days

Updated: Dec. 1, 2022

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John Finn

By John Finn

John started Streaming Better to help consumers navigate the live TV streaming and subscription service landscape. John has been writing about technology and TV-related services and devices since 2014 and believes the best streaming approach is to bounce between services as needed. Contact John via email at john@streamingbetter.com or on Twitter

3 replies on “Live TV Streaming Prices And Deals: December 2022”

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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