How to Stream Live TV on Google Chromecast

"How to Stream Live TV with Google Chromecast"

The Google Chromecast is a media streaming device that can be used to watch Live TV Streaming Services. They offer two versions: Chromecast and Chromecast Ultra.

The Chromecast Ultra is almost 2x powerful as the Chromecast and can stream 4K at 60 fps.

Unlike most streaming devices, they do not have a built-in interface. To start streaming, you open the app you want to stream and tap the Cast button.

Both the Chromecast and Chromecast Ultra can be controlled hands-free by pairing it with your Google Home device.

We think the Chromecast is a great budget option at $35, but the Chromecast Ultra is a bit pricey at $69. We think the Roku Streaming Stick+ or Fire TV is a better value in the same price range.

Chromecast

The device can stream up to 1080p up at 60 fps and Dolby Digital. It supports the latest 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.0.

Chromcast Ultra

The device can stream up to 4K Ultra HD at 60 fps, HDR, and Dolby Atmos. It supports the latest 802.11ac dual-band MIMO Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet, and Bluetooth 5.0.

Compatible Services

You can use Google Chromecast to access DIRECTV NOW, fuboTV, Hulu Live TV, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, and YouTube TV.

Unfortunately, Philo cannot be used with Google Chromecast.

Other Devices

You can also check compatibility for other devices.

Local Channels

Depending on your location, here are what local channels you can watch on Google Chromecast with DIRECTV NOW, fuboTV, Hulu Live TV, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, and YouTube TV.

DIRECTV fuboTV Hulu PS Vue Sling TV YouTube
Free Trial Free Trial Sign Up Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial
$40–$75 $45–$50 $40 $45–$80 $25 $25 $40
ABC - - -
CBS - -
Fox -
NBC -

Top Cable Channels

DIRECTV fuboTV Hulu PS Vue Sling TV YouTube
Free Trial Free Trial Sign Up Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial
$40–$75 $45–$50 $40 $45–$80 $25 $25 $40
A&E - -
AMC -
Animal Planet - - - - -
BET - - - ^ $5 -
Bravo -
Cartoon Network
CNN
Comedy Central - - - -
Discovery - - - - -
Disney Channel - -
E! - ^ $5
ESPN - -
Food Network -
Fox News - -
Fox Sports 1 -
Freeform - -
FX -
FXX -
Hallmark - ≥ $50 ^ $5 ^ $5 -
HGTV -
History - -
Investigation Discovery - - - - -
Lifetime - -
MSNBC - ^ $5
MTV - - - ^ $5 ^ $5 -
Nickelodeon - - - - - -
OWN ≥ $55 - - - - -
Paramount Network - - - ^ $5 ^ $5 -
Syfy -
TBS
TLC - - - - -
TNT
truTV ^ $5
USA Network -
VH1 - - - ^ $5 ^ $5 -

Sports Channels

Sports fans tend to have different needs; some want national sports channels like ESPN and TNT, but others want regional sports networks like YES Network and Comcast Sportsnet.

National Sports Channels

DIRECTV fuboTV Hulu PS Vue Sling TV YouTube
Free Trial Free Trial Sign Up Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial
$40–$75 $45–$50 $40 $45–$80 $25 $25 $40
ESPN - -
ESPN2 - -
Fox Sports 1 -
Fox Sports 2 ≥ $65 -
NBC Sports Network -
TBS
TNT

Pro Sports

Most services don’t offer pro sports networks in their base plan.

DIRECTV fuboTV Hulu PS Vue Sling TV YouTube
Free Trial Free Trial Sign Up Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial
$40–$75 $45–$50 $40 $45–$80 $25 $25 $40
MLB Network ≥ $55 - - ≥ $50 - -
NBA TV ≥ $65 - ≥ $50 ^ $5 ^ $10
NFL Network ≥ $55 - ≥ $50 - -
NFL RedZone - ^ $9 - ^ $10 - ^ $10 -
NHL Network ≥ $65 - - - ^ $5 ^ $10 -

Other Sports Channels

DIRECTV fuboTV Hulu PS Vue Sling TV YouTube
Free Trial Free Trial Sign Up Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial
$40–$75 $45–$50 $40 $45–$80 $25 $25 $40
beIN Sports - - - ^ $5 ^ $10 -
Eleven Sports - - ≥ $60 - - -
ESPNEWS ≥ $55 - ≥ $50 ^ $5 -
Fox Soccer Plus - ^ $6 - ^ $15 - - ^ $15
Golf Channel ≥ $65 ≥ $50 - ^ $10
Olympic Channel ≥ $65 - -
Tennis Channel ≥ $55 - - - - -

Premium Channels

Most of the streaming services offer premium channels like Cinemax, HBO, Showtime, and Starz as add-ons to your subscription.

DIRECTV fuboTV Hulu PS Vue Sling TV YouTube
Free Trial Free Trial Sign Up Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial
$40–$75 $45–$50 $40 $45–$80 $25 $25 $40
Cinemax ^ $5 - ^ $9 ^ $15 ^ $10 ^ $10 -
EPIX - - - - ^ $5 ^ $5 -
HBO ^ $5 - ^ $5 ^ $15 ($80) ^ $15 ^ $15 -
Showtime ^ $8 ^ $11 ^ $10 ^ $11 ($80) ^ $10 ^ $10 ^ $11
Starz ^ $8 - - - ^ $9 ^ $9 -

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