YouTube TV vs Hulu TV 2019 | Which Is Better?
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YouTube TV vs Hulu TV 2019 | Which Is Better?

November 16, 2019


Hulu Live and YouTube TV are easily the two fastest growing
streaming TV services out there right now. You guys are very passionate about these, so if history is any guide, I’m about to get a lot
of comments on this one. Let’s get started. (techno music) Now before we get started,
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like that these days. Right now it’s five Chromecasts that’s available for a few more days only so make sure you hit subscribe and check the description for that. Now to compare YouTube
TV versus Hulu Live, I’m gonna tackle a few
different areas of each. The available devices, the channels, the DVR, simultaneous
streams, and of course price. Now if you’re sharp, you noticed something left off the list. The interface. I’m sure there are a few of you out there who love the interface of
one or the other so much that this will be the deciding
factor between the two, but I don’t think it should be. And anyway I can’t possibly
rate those interfaces since frankly it’s just too subjective. For instance, I think Hulu’s
interface looks great, but I actually hate the layout. But that doesn’t mean you have to. Anyway we can do future videos on exactly how all these interfaces work, but for now let’s get
into exactly why Hulu Live is the number one streaming service out there right now. – Whoa, whoa, whoa! Look that’s a pretty bold claim there. I’m here to contend that YouTube
TV is in fact much better. – Who the hell are you? – I’m you, only smarter.
See? – Maybe so but why do you get a podium? – Well thank you. YouTube TV can’t be number one because it’s not even available
on the Amazon Fire TV, because Google and Amazon won’t just kiss and make up already. Hulu Live is available
pretty much everywhere. – Well it’s not on the
Android TV platform. It’s also not on PlayStation. – Well you know YouTube TV
isn’t on the PlayStation either. – Yeah, that’s true. But Hulu is missing some of the
greatest channels out there. No AMC.
No BBC America. Everybody’s gonna miss out on “The Walking Dead” and “Doctor Who”. – Nerd! Oh please. You just named two channels. Neither of them is even
in the top 10 on cable. YouTube TV is missing Discovery, HGTV, Food Network, Lifetime. These are some serious omissions. – Wait, wait, oh!
Transmission incoming. Yes, this just in. YouTube TV just added a
bunch of Discovery networks, so now they do in fact have HGTV, Food Network, and Discovery. – Oh. – Hey at least we’re both
missing all the Viacom channels. – You know I don’t think that’s something we should be bragging about. – Well maybe not, but I bring it up because either way somebody’s
probably gonna add Philo to their service line up in order to get those Viacom channels. But there are a lot of repeat channels between Philo and Hulu Live that you end up paying for twice, but Philo and YouTube TV actually
fit together much better. – Maybe so.
Maybe. But we can at least both brag
about our local channels. Those are both great. – Yeah that’s true. We are pretty even there, so maybe we should talk
about the DVRs now. – No. – No really. Give us your best pitch
on Hulu Live’s DVR. – Okay, fine. At no extra charge Hulu Live gives you 50 hours of recording. Then for a nominal fee
of 10 bucks a month, you can increase that
storage to 200 hours. – Right and what else does that
nominal fee allow you to do? – Well it also let’s you fast
forward through commercials. – So okay. (laughs) You mean you can’t fast forward through commercials with the free DVR? How delightful. Alright so my turn. At no extra charge, YouTube TV gives you unlimited storage, and recordings are kept for nine months, and you get to fast forward
through your commercials. – Yeah but doesn’t YouTube TV swap in their on-demand content
for your recordings with all of the commercials. – Yeah, they used to. Yes it was pretty bad, but they’ve gotten a lot better at it now. They don’t do that very much. Pretty much works as advertised now. – Alright but you know what
this is really all about? It’s all about family, right? And Hulu Live is the
friendliest service out there for big families because you
can get unlimited streams. – Yeah for 10 bucks a month. – Well sure at 10 bucks a month, but listen to what I
said: unlimited streams. So if I’ve got a big family
or lots of roommates, 10 bucks is a pretty small price to pay. – But it is a price to pay. So for no extra cost, YouTube TV gives you three
simultaneous streams. Better than the two you get
on Hulu Live’s base package, and frankly three is plenty
for my small household. – You know I’m glad you brought up price. Let’s talk about price. Hulu comes in at 45 bucks a month and YouTube TV is– now remind me was it 40 bucks a month? – Okay fine. Yes, they did recently raise their price to 50 bucks a month. (laughs) – Awesome so now with Hulu
Live I can get Live TV plus all the regular
Hulu on-demand content. I could even bump it up to
the no commercials version of Hulu and it’s still
cheaper than YouTube TV? – Look I’m not thrilled about this either. – I am. – Well hey at least with YouTube TV you don’t get a bunch of add-ons. 50 bucks a month may be quite a bit, but you get the great DVR and the three simultaneous streams. – And for less than that,
Hulu with Live TV gives you: Hulu and live TV. – Alright well here’s my final pitch. Look the price may have
been raised recently, but it is still the simpler option with a much better DVR. And I think you can all agree with me, and if you do, hit the comments below. Let me know why I’m right. – Well Hulu has more content
and a cheaper base cost. The value is easy to see, and I have no doubt that these good people will agree with me in the comments below. (techno music) You know you fit in
those jeans really well. – You know if nothing
else, you smell delightful.

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  1. I have HULU Live. I love it. I love the live tv and the streaming service of it for my kids. The only reason I am considering another service is because the walking dead is about to start and HULU does not have AMC. What makes it worse is they have some shows from AMC to stream like Fear the Walking Dead, but not the original. I don't know what to do honestly…

  2. I have tried both. And I really love both. But honestly, YouTube TV has everything I need for a better price. My only issue with YouTube TV is that I wish they would get the boomerang channel. YouTube TV also has BBC America, which is a no the channel that I love. The DVR on YouTube TV is amazing and The video quality is pretty good as well. Also, when I travel, is easy to change my location and pick up local channels in the area I am in. YouTube TV is more accessible.

  3. I've tried HuluTV, DirectTV and YoutubeTV, Youtube TV wins hands down and the $10 extra bucks a month compared to HULU is worth it. If you're a sports fan, YouTube tv is great because I dvr multiple games and can fly through them with no commericals! I hate being limited by dvr hours limits, I like how I can dvr anything and watch it when I want.

  4. I'm leaning towards YouTube. Currently have Hulu, w/out live TV, but the list of networks they carry is somewhat deceiving in that they carry say, Syfy, but not all the regular series you find on Syfy. And the DVR option is pretty full featured.

  5. Agree with what he said. Have had both. One thing he doesn't touch on is reliability. Hulu service drops often buffers often. Never been a problem with youtubetv. Called Hulu about streaming reliability and they told me to get lost and must be my internet connection that is the problem. YouTube tv definitely worth the 5 bucks a month difference

  6. I have Hulu and I pay for no commercials, however I still have commercials and you can not fast forward through them.

  7. I’m paying $56 dollars a month for Hulu!! Hulu is complicated to figure out too. I’m going to switch to YouTube after this pay period.

  8. I'm trying to get a friend to cut the cord but so scared of change. Worried about the dumb Xfinity security cameras and DVR. I know it's a better option for security cameras as well without the monthly fee.

  9. I have constant buffering issues with Hulu on my Xbox One. YouTube TV runs pretty flawless. Just wish YTTV could get South Park.

  10. Hulu doesn't have AMC..that means no walking dead..unless you already have netflix but you watch previous seasons..always behind on the new chapters…Youtube does have AMC

  11. Playstation Vue is canceling at the end of January next year so I'm here to research our options. Have these improved over the last 6 months? Leaning toward youtube tv at the moment.

  12. I signed up for YouTubeTV thinking the unlimited DVR made sense. Most of the shows I record still do not in most cases allow fast-forwarding. In my view that is a requirement of a DVR. I did not really have time to figure this out during the trial period, so I basically had to pay for one month to figure out this issue, particularly with CBS shows. I hope Hulu truly allows fast-forwarding with the upcharge.

  13. I think we may be trying YouTube TV, after we use up these free months of sling we got. We were going to go back to psvue after, but sadly it'll be gone in 2 months. Someone mentioned that they were surprised amazon didn't buy it, which would have been great! It was the only service I could change channels using Alexa's voice controls :'(.

  14. I never tried either but I was leaning on YouTube TV based on older reviews and name recognition. Also didn't like the interface on Hulu TV from what I saw. (I currently have Hulu now. )

    This video definitely made a case for Hulu TV for me though. They are now on more even footing.

  15. Honestly they're both about the same, just wish either one added UFC PPV for free as part of their lineup or at least added more Spanish channels and TFC. My dad watches the Spanish channels and my wife TFC but neither has TFC and both have only 2 Spanish channels which could be better by adding Univision and Galavision. At least if you could put subtitles in the regular TV channels would be awesome.

  16. I have fireboxes all over the house. No way I am going to replace all of those plus ask my low tech family to adjust. We will be migrating from PlayStation Vue which goes away in January to Hulu TV.

  17. Just switched from PS Vue to YouTube TV because PS Vue is shutting down in Jan 2020. I really liked it, and YouTube TV is just as comparable. Hulu Live isnt as appealing to me

  18. Soon cancelling or cable. Disney+ is coming next week, including Hulu and ESPN. Since we already have Netflix, these four services will be great.

  19. I WANTED to use Youtube TV but we stream over a Firestick… and even after going through the trouble figuring out how to download the ap… It just didn't run well… so we went with PS Vue…. unfortunately that's being discontinued so on to Hulu… Im not crazy about the interface, but the service has been good so far.

  20. I just got an email today that my Hulu is going up from 44.99 to 54.99 a month in December. That’s the reason Im watching this. Looks like Youtube is now beating Hulu on price.

  21. Totally confused. I thought if you were canceling cable you were doing so to reduce cost . Why would you replace with almost equal cost?

  22. Hulu Live is raising prices from $50 to $60 in December 2019. They raised prices earlier this year, also. No new channels. Streaming quality dropping. No real sin to raise price but they did.

    Terrible move.

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