YouTube TV vs Hulu TV 2019 | Which Is Better?

YouTube TV vs Hulu TV 2019 | Which Is Better?

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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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.


  1. Revisiting this again. Switched back to Hulu for awhile and many channels just buffer until the stream fails. Same channels on YouTube TV no issues. Cancelled Hulu tonight and going back to YouTube TV. I noticed Hulu increased their prices again too.

  2. The only thing live tv means is you pay a higher rate to watch 20 min of commercials for every hour of programming. And the advertisers also pay the networks for you to have the pleasure of watching their 20 min of commercials for every hour of programming.
    And you will not be able to fast forward or skip them.

    I want these platforms to understand one thing.

    I do not tune into a certain network on a certain day at a certain time to watch my favorite commercial.

    and HULU commercial free tv is NOT commercial free.

  3. Very informative and creative LOL The debate and special effects were seamless, on top of getting the pros and cons that I needed, the video was very convincing and entertaining! Would you DM me and let me know how you did this I'd like to make a video with 2 of me for my family? I was impressed with the little details as simple as looking at your other self at the correct eye level great job! If I could thumbs up twice I would!!!

  4. Going to try YouTube. The fact Hulu says you can use multiple devices and then tries to connect to one static IP address is like a kick in the face to its long standing customer base.

  5. I recently switched from Spectrum to YouTubeTV. I have no complaints, although I would like to see consistent navigation through all of my devices. It wasn't hard to learn the diffences, however at times it can be a bit confusing. Having said that, I can watch TV on all 4 of my TVs simultaneously with no problems. If you are on the fence, I will tell you my personal experience with YouTubeTV has been great.

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