Hulu Live vs YouTube TV – Which One Is Better in 2020?

Hulu Live vs YouTube TV – Which One Is Better in 2020?

To read Chantel’s take on why she thinks YouTube TV is the winner head here:

YouTube TV vs Hulu + Live TV is the biggest rivalry in live TV streaming at the moment. So if you’re debating between these two, which one should get your money? In this video, Craig makes the case for why Hulu Live is the winner, taking on the CORPORATE MACHINE that is … his colleague Chantel, who thinks it’s YouTube TV. Who wins? You’ll have to decide that after hearing both of their takes!

In this video:
0:00 – Overview and device availability
1:34 – Pricing
3:25 – Channels available
5:05 – DVR
6:07 – Who’s got more subscribers?
7:19 – Why Hulu Live wins


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  1. Douglas Thatcher on February 19, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    I talked to hulu. They do not have commercial free .They have add free. They told me they cannot let you fast foward through commercials.

  2. JASON SeAY on February 19, 2021 at 10:44 pm

    If Hulu live tv gets nba tv I will love it .. I’m thinking of changing right just foe one channel .

  3. EasyFeeling on February 19, 2021 at 10:44 pm

    Youtube Live is way more bang for your buck

  4. StevenRayFilms on February 19, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    Just read Youtube TVs FAQs and it states that if you record a show that is on demand, chances are it will just play the on demand version, and in most cases you won’t be allowed to skip commercials. That’s incredibly stupid to me.

  5. Edwin Wilkinson on February 19, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    Doesn’t really matter which one to the lazy people wanting to watch such crap.

  6. Chris Jones on February 19, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    Despite the price increase, I’m still on YouTube TV. It’s just a better interface, way more channels, easy customization, included DVR and a set price with the features I want vs features that are add-ons.

  7. David Astle on February 19, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    Hulu live tv does not work on LG TVs without 3.5 OS or above.. 2017 tv won’t allow it.

  8. Wolfie1038 on February 19, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    Been with YTTV for 3 yrs but have to also have Philo to get the channels I want. Trying Hulu Live starting today but I am not seeing where you can customize the guide like you can with the other 2.

  9. Peter M on February 19, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    11.99 for no ads. Umm no. Zero ppl like to be forced to watch idiot content. Back to YouTube Tv.

  10. Janet Aldridge on February 19, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    I’ve been trying Hulu and have been going crazy with My Stuff constantly dropping my channels and recording instructions. It’s time to try Youtube TV and I also hope their DVR and channels are far better organized. Still not ready to cut the cord.

  11. BBQ Pitmaster on February 19, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    Was this guy a spokesperson for YouTube TV? Because he literally did not say one good thing about Hulu. Hulu is more expensive than YouTube TV, No Unlimited DVR, and Less channels.

  12. Jeff on February 19, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    You are so so WRONG!!
    YOUTUBE TV is the best!!

  13. K H on February 19, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    I think you could have went further with price. If you bundle Hulu with Disney ESPN then it is cheaper then youtubetv. Also my wife will still want Hulu for its on demand content. So if I were to pay for youtubetv then I am still paying for Disney+ and Hulu with no ads. So if you are already using Hulu service and Disney, then I think it is cheaper to go with Hulu and just bundle them all together.

  14. Daniel Hadley on February 19, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    In Dec Hulu live went up $10

  15. TheTSRush on February 19, 2021 at 10:55 pm

    I legit have tried everything from rabbit ears to PlutoTV. And I was one of the first to settle into YoutubeTV out of price and channel selection…until YTTV raised the price by 15$. Then I went to HULU…now HULU has raised thier price by 10 bucks. Difference here is the channels. I’m a sports fanatic (NFL) and I like comedy central. Niether of those channels are on HULU. Yet the price is the same. So right now I’m deciding on the two yet again. Should’ve stayed with YTTV except HULU has movies, anime, and I can find other options to watch NFL. I’m stuck in my decision making.

  16. Sam M on February 19, 2021 at 10:55 pm

    I need YouTube TV to add Lifetime 🤬🤬🤬🤬

  17. Jerome Ridgel on February 19, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    youtube tv comes with youtube originals? hulu comes with originals? youtube tv is cheaper, hulu has nothing that beats it

  18. Lisadee on February 19, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    I tried both Hulu Live and YouTube TV. I liked YouTube TV better. For me I loved that it has the sports, more channels and unlimited DVR. Been a subscriber of YouTube TV now for several months and I love it.

  19. erin corinne on February 19, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    Hulu is increasing $10/month on the 18th. That being known, I wonder if he still has the same opinion.

  20. One Seater on February 19, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    All in cahoot

  21. Frank M on February 19, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    I have HULU and I’m switching to YouTube tv in 3 days because Hulu is so glitchy and the DVR sucks I pay for Add free viewing and still have to watch commercials also Hulu only has 65 channels in my area so all your points for Hulu made me want YouTube tv even more. lol this is an epic fail on your part.

  22. robert jackson on February 19, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    👁️👄👁️ me looking at this tv countdown to poweroff.

  23. Laura Shaw on February 19, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    Hulu just went up to 65

  24. Adam Guidry on February 19, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    I’m switching to YouTube TV…I have Disney+ so I don’t need Hulu now that they increased their price.

  25. Le'Will Brown on February 19, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    My coworker just told me about Youtube Tv, and I have Hulu Live TV. I think they’re about o get canceled. Youtube TV, here I come.

  26. Ilko Iliev on February 19, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    I made a long-term comparison between the two. Currently, I have Hulu+live+Disne+Espn. But Hulu is increasing the price on 12/18 with $10.00 minimum getting to $72, with no sense. This review which is an old comparison does NOT cover the quality of the pics as a comparison and also, IS you tube going to increase the price any soon?

  27. Derrick Townsend on February 19, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    With HULU’s price hike and the fact they dropped our local CBS channel, I’m done with them!
    YouTubeTV here I come.

  28. eros6912 on February 19, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    Bruh?!? Hold this "L" FOH LOL

  29. Josh Baker on February 19, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    I’ve been at DIRECTV full package customer for years but I’m so disillusioned with their services lately ever since ATT had been driving the car. So ready to cut the cord but I’ve been struggling finding who has an equal channel selection any recommendations ?? These are the channels I need ….Animal planet
    History channel
    Food network

  30. Starlightt on February 19, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    Why does Hulu even have ads on ANY of their subscription plans? You’re already paying them money… they need ad revenue on top of it? Hulu is the ONLY subscription service that I know of (atleast the more well known ones) that does this bs.
    Not to mention their applications are buggy, subtitles are crap most of the time and aren’t synced right, the rewind and fast-forward function is garbage compared to Netflix’s.
    I’ve used most streaming services out there and Hulu is by far the worst, Apple TV being the 2nd worst.
    I wouldn’t use Hulu again if it only cost $5 a month.

  31. Greg Tastad on February 19, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    I’ll make it easy for anyone that’s on the fence on where too go being either YouTube tv or HULU after watching this video and make this short & sweet…. Hulu lies flat out, Hulu got rid of FOX SPORTS and CBS but still advertises that you will get these channels on their website even though I’ve called two seperate times asking “Did you recently get these channels back? I was told NO!! So I asked why then does your website say you are offering them? There answer was “I just work here”. Great answer huh? So they take channels away and then give you a price increase AND lie…. you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to figure this one out ok? YouTube is cheaper with more channels, Pretty simple. Good luck

  32. Michael Pando on February 19, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    Thanks for the video review! You just talked me into YouTube TV, lol!!!

  33. jay Jay on February 19, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    Thanks bro

  34. Terry Stoute on February 19, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    this didn’t age well. youtube and hulu live are the same price except youtube has viacom channels. Im swapping

  35. Mr PSD on February 19, 2021 at 11:15 pm

    Paid for by Hulu

  36. Harvey Holloway on February 19, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    I have more than enough entertainment off you tube free, and my thousands of dvds..

  37. Laura Fern on February 19, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    If you already have Amazon Prime do you have to pay extra for it?

  38. J. Adams J.D. on February 19, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    I don’t know why in the hell YouTube keeps offering me YouTube TV because they permanently terminated my account WITHOUT ANY EMAIL WARNING WHATSOEVER! According to YouTube’s own policies they SAY they give you THREE WARNINGS. I never got any warnings. So why in the hell would they think I’d EVER subscribe to YouTube TV? Pretty insane.
    Actually, before they permanently terminated my account, my husband and I were discussed giving YouTube TV a try. Now? No way in hell!

  39. Karl Coleman on February 19, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    Just looking at this one speech on it’s own, I feel like you made a better case for YouTube TV and kinda contradicted yourself. You spent the first half saying over and over that you, the consumer, wants choice. But then when it came to whether the ‘content service’ (basic hulu/youtube premium) was included in the price, you changed your tone and gave the point to Hulu. Shouldn’t you, the consumer, give this point to Google for giving people the choice of adding this service? Why doesn’t Hulu give the option to get Live TV for a lower price without the added hulu content?

  40. Freddy Jruger on February 19, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    LoL I am a nerd. I noticed that I have every book on your bookshelf on my bookshelf……….mine’s bigger tho lol

  41. Drew Wilson on February 19, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    Hulu Live TV just raised their price by $10/month.

  42. Paula Espejo on February 19, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    We have Hulu package and there rate just jumped on Jan 2021 which we are now previewing YouTubTV. No one talks about the one function that I cannot live without. "Watch from the Beginning" on Live. This is a Must that would have sealed the deal, but without this function YTTV is really a DISTANCE 2nd. I can’t believe this is not talked about as the top comparo??? I searched the web, maybe I was missing something, and I did find, if you record live then jump over to the Library you will get the option. Well I tested it and no "Watch from Start". If there is this function, please share… as it is not intuitive.

  43. Paul Smith on February 19, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    Yes but now do a review on YouTube TV versus Hulu live TV now that their prices are the same that on demand continent from Hulu can only take you so far

  44. Bob Ruchalski on February 19, 2021 at 11:29 pm

    Hulu live raised prices again and is dropping Fox Sports regional channels. NBA about to restart and I’m switching to YouTube to watch NO Pelicans and Zion!

  45. fred reed on February 19, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    Ever since Disney took over Hulu their service went way down the tubes. Hulu was much better then it is now. Their techs are so bad that they refuse to address the problems that should have already been addressed. Problems like their app crashing or audio will get extremely loud for no reason. These problems should have already have been fixed but these techs can’t even do a simple job and fix them why. Read my lips Disney sell Hulu to someone else who is willing to make Hulu a better service like It once was.

  46. Mr Conweezy on February 19, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    PlayStation was the best hands down i hate shut down their service

  47. FC LLC, JD, MD, CHT on February 19, 2021 at 11:34 pm

    I find it VERY ironic that almost every time I watch YouTube I’m offered YouTube TV. Youtube has permanently censored me and terminated my account for something I see on YouTube every day. I know it’s computer generated but SERIOUSLY?!!
    According to YouTube’s OWN community guidelines, they give people THREE email warnings, I got ZERO! It’s just censorship plain and simple.

  48. Kaseys Lens on February 19, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    I just canceled my Spectrum TV, way too expensive just for tv. It’s just way cheaper with wifi. Just got YouTube TV and saving $50 with more features

  49. Thorn Shenron on February 19, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    Yeah seems you convinced me more so to get YoutubeTV

  50. Robert Lohr on February 19, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    I watched the video and still waiting for any reason to go Hulu Live, this literally convinced me to go YouTube TV. Thanks!