by David Katzmaier
July 20, 2017
The five big live TV streamers — DirecTV Now, Hulu, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV and YouTube TV — all offer some combination of ABC, CBS, Fox and/or NBC. Find out how they compare in your city.
Hey cord cutter, did you know you might be able to watch your favorite local TV station live, right now over the Internet, without subscribing to cable or messing with an antenna?
You probably did. You might even be aware that the “big 5” live streaming TV services, namely DirecTV Now, Hulu with Live TV, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV and YouTube TV, offer the local feeds of ABC, CBS, Fox and/or NBC in select markets. (Note: CBS is the parent company of CNET.)
But maybe you don’t know what local channels each one delivers to your neck of the woods, or how they compare nationwide.
To find out whether your particular city is covered with live, streaming, local TV, I reached out to all five services and asked them to list every local channel they currently have available for live streaming. I put them together into the big chart above, showing local streaming coverage from Miami to Anchorage and everywhere in between.