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Best Live TV Streaming Services for Dad

Stumped for a gift? Hook Dad up with a new live TV streaming service for Father’s Day—we’ve picked five of the best.

What’s the best gift to give Dad for Father’s Day this year? We may be a bit biased, but we say Pops would appreciate a TV upgrade—specifically, a live TV streaming service.

Internet-delivered live TV streaming features all of the sports, news, and entertainment channels of cable or satellite, doesn’t require annual contracts, and (he’ll really like this) costs less monthly than traditional TV. Here are five live TV streaming services we think would make a great Father’s Day surprise.

Cable and satellite recs

Don’t want to make the jump to live TV streaming? Check out our Best TV Service Providers guide to help you find a good ole cable or satellite TV connection.

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YouTube TV | $64.99/mo. | 85+ channels

YouTube TV is our editorial pick live TV streaming service at thanks to its loaded channel lineup (between 85 and 100 channels, depending on your area) and unlimited cloud DVR. It also carries most every sports and local channel (including PBS), as well as over 25 available add-on channels.

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Hulu + Live TV | $69.99–$75.99/mo. | 75+ channels

With Hulu + Live TV, you get over 75 live channels (including a dozen sports channels) and access to Hulu’s large on-demand library of TV shows, movies, documentaries, and originals. Disney+ and ESPN+ are also included free with Hulu + Live TV, and HBO Max, CINEMAX, SHOWTIME, and STARZ are available as add-ons.

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Sling TV | $35.00–$50.00/mo. | 30–50+ channels

Sling TV’s basic 30- and 50-channel plans are good for the money, but the extras are where it’s at. Sling TV offers 30+ add-on channels and eight multi-channel add-on packages catering to movie buffs, news junkies, and comedy aficionados. Dad will love the Sports Extra add-on package, which features over 25 channels for $11 a month.

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fuboTV | $69.99–$99.99/mo. | 120–223+

fuboTV is great for sports fans (especially international soccer fans), and it carries up to 200+ channels. The plans also include 1,000 hours of cloud DVR space and allow for up to 10 simultaneous streams at home. Some channels, like TNT and TBS, are missing from the lineup, but there’s still plenty to like about fuboTV.


DIRECTV STREAM | $69.99–$149.99/mo. | 65–140+ channels

If Dad’s into fat channel lineups that also include regional sports networks (RSNs), DIRECTV STREAM is the live TV streaming service he’ll want. DIRECTV STREAM carries Bally Sports, YES, MASN, Altitude, ROOT Sports, and AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain RSNs in its plans, which range from 65 channels up to 140.

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