OTT & CTV – Skinny Bundles

Meet the Skinny Bundles

What is a skinny bundle? Well, now you know – but you don’t know which services are skinny bundles. Here are a few of the largest and most trusted skinny bundles on the market right now. Each of these services offers a free trial, so checking out one or two would be a good way to familiarize yourself with the world of skinny bundles.

DIRECTV NOW

What is a Skinny Bundle? - DIRECTV NOW

AT&T’s version of the skinny bundle offers a selection of bundles that range from the smallest, “Live a Little” ($35 per month) on up to much less skinny options. You can read our review of DIRECTV NOW here, or you can check it out for yourself by taking a look at its week-long free trial offer – the link is below.

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fuboTV

What is a Skinny Bundle? - fuboTV

fuboTV started life as a soccer-specific streaming service before rebooting and re-launching as a more general-interest skinny bundle. Fans of some sports will still find that fuboTV has some advantages for them, but there’s something for everyone in the service now. Read our review of fuboTV here, or check out the free trial below.

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Hulu with Live TV

What is a Skinny Bundle? - Hulu with Live TV

Streaming video on demand (SVOD) service Hulu also has a skinny bundle option. The appropriately named Hulu With Live TV costs $39.99 per month for its only skinny bundle option. You can learn more about Hulu with Live TV by reading our review here.

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Philo

What is a Skinny Bundle? - Philo

Philo’s goal is to be the cheapest of the skinny bundles, and it’s doing a pretty good job of it. Philo keeps the prices on its twin bundles down to just $16 per month and $20 per month, respectively. That’s possible in part because of what Philo doesn’t have: sports and local channels. By skipping those costly bits of skinny bundle fare, Philo is able to offer everything else at crazy competitive prices. If you don’t need sports or local channels, Philo is a fantastic option.

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PlayStation Vue

What is a Skinny Bundle? - PlayStation Vue

PlayStation Vue is available for all sorts of different platforms, including Roku and Fire TV devices, so don’t let the name scare you off just because you’re not a PlayStation owner. PlayStation Vue offers subscribers a choice of bundles that range from the $39.99 per month “Access” bundle up to much larger ones. PlayStation Vue offers a five-day free trial.

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Sling TV

What is a Skinny Bundle? - Sling TV

Sling TV got some attention in this article, because it was the first service to being to define live TV streaming services and answer that question in our title: what is a skinny bundle? In Sling TV’s view, it’s an a la carte bundle that you build yourself by starting with a base package (the $20-per-month Sling Orange or the $25-per-month Sling Blue) and then adding add-on bundles for $5 or more a pop. You can check out Sling TV for free for a week.

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YouTube TV

What is a skinny bundle? - YouTube TV

YouTube TV is Google’s version of the skinny bundle. As of this writing, YouTube TV is still in the midst of a region-by-region rollout. But it’s available in many areas already, and it’s a very strong service that earned good marks in our YouTube TV review. YouTube TV costs $40 per month and includes a lot of great channels. You can check it out for free for a week by signing up for its free trial offer.

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PHILO VS. SLING TV VS. DIRECTV NOW VS. YOUTUBE TV VS. HULU VS. PLAYSTATION VUE VS. FUBO TV: TOP 100 CHANNELS COMPARED

Channel Philo ($16) Sling Orange ($25) Sling Blue ($25) DirecTV Now ($40) YouTube TV ($40) Hulu with Live TV ($40) PS Vue ($45) Fubo TV ($45)
Total channels: 32 23 34 59 54 52 46 43
ABC No $ No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
CBS No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fox No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
NBC No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
A&E Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes
AMC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Animal Planet Yes No No Yes No No Yes No
BBC America Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
BBC World News Yes $ $ $ Yes No $ $
BET Yes $ Yes Yes No No No No
Big Ten Network No No No $ Yes Yes $ Yes
Bloomberg TV No Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Boomerang No $ $ $ No Yes $ No
Channel Philo ($16) Sling Orange ($25) Sling Blue ($25) DirecTV Now ($35) YouTube TV ($40) Hulu with Live TV ($40) PS Vue ($45) Fubo TV ($45)
Bravo No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cartoon Network/ Adult Swim No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
CBS Sports Network No No No $ Yes Yes $ Yes
Cheddar Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes
Cinemax No $ $ $ No $ $ No
CMT Yes $ $ Yes No No No No
CNBC No No $ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
CNN No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Comedy Central Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Cooking Channel $ $ $ $ No No $ $
CSPAN No No No Yes No No No No
CW No No No Yes Yes Yes No No
Destination America $ No No $ No No Yes No
Discovery Channel Yes No No Yes No No Yes No
Discovery Family $ No No $ No No $ No
Discovery Life $ No No $ No No $ No
Disney Channel No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Disney Junior No $ No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Disney XD No $ No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
DIY Yes $ $ $ No No $ $
Channel Philo ($16) Sling Orange ($25) Sling Blue ($25) DirecTV Now ($35) YouTube TV ($40) Hulu with Live TV ($40) PS Vue ($45) Fubo TV ($45)
E! No No $ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
EPIX No $ $ No No No $ No
ESPN No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
ESPN 2 No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
ESPN 3 No Yes No No No No No No
ESPNEWS No $ No $ Yes Yes $ No
ESPNU No $ No $ Yes Yes $ No
Food Network Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Fox Business No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fox News No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fox Sports 1 No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fox Sports 2 No No Yes $ Yes Yes Yes Yes
Freeform No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
FX No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FX Movie Channel No No No $ Yes Yes $ Yes
FXX No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Golf Channel No No $ $ Yes Yes $ Yes
Hallmark No $ $ Yes No No $ Yes
HBO No $ $ $ No $ $ No
HGTV Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
History Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes
HLN No $ $ Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Channel Philo ($16) Sling Orange ($25) Sling Blue ($25) DirecTV Now ($35) YouTube TV ($40) Hulu with Live TV ($40) PS Vue ($45) Fubo TV ($45)
IFC Yes Yes Yes $ Yes No $ Yes
Investigation Discovery Yes No No Yes No No Yes No
Lifetime Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes
Lifetime Movie Network Yes $ $ $ No Yes No Yes
MLB Network No No No $ Yes No $ No
MSNBC No No $ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MTV Yes $ $ Yes No No No No
MTV2 Yes $ $ Yes No No No No
MyNetworkTV No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Nat Geo Wild No No Yes $ Yes Yes $ Yes
National Geographic No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
NBA TV No $ $ $ Yes No $ Yes
NBC Sports Network No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Newsy No Yes Yes No Yes No No No
NFL Network No No Yes $ No No $ Yes
NFL Red Zone No No $ No No No $ No
NHL Network No $ $ $ No No No No
Nick Jr. Yes $ Yes Yes No No No No
Nickelodeon Yes No No Yes No No No No
Nicktoons $ $ $ $ No No No No
Channel Philo ($16) Sling Orange ($25) Sling Blue ($25) DirecTV Now ($35) YouTube TV ($40) Hulu with Live TV ($40) PS Vue ($45) Fubo TV ($45)
OWN Yes No No $ No No Yes No
Oxygen No No $ $ Yes Yes Yes Yes
Paramount Network Yes $ $ Yes No No No No
PBS No No No No No No No No
Science Yes No No $ No No Yes No
SEC Network No $ No $ Yes Yes $ No
Showtime No $ $ $ $ $ $ $
Starz No $ $ $ $ No No No
Sundance TV Yes $ $ $ Yes No $ Yes
Syfy No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
TBS No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Telemundo No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tennis Channel No No No $ Yes No No No
TLC Yes No No Yes No No Yes No
TNT No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Travel Channel Yes Yes Yes $ No Yes Yes Yes
TruTV No $ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Turner Classic Movies No $ $ Yes Yes Yes $ No
TV Land Yes $ $ Yes No No No No
Univision No No No Yes No No No Yes
USA Network No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
VH1 Yes $ $ Yes No No No No
Viceland Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes
WE tv Yes $ $ Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Weather Channel No No No $ No No No Yes
Channel Philo ($16) Sling Orange ($25) Sling Blue ($25) DirecTV Now ($35) YouTube TV ($40) Hulu with Live TV ($40) PS Vue ($45) Fubo TV ($45)
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