Getting a cable connection to watch live TV is gone now. All the live TV shows and news are broadcasted with an internet connection. Most of the cable TV channels started their own app to stream its contents. Now, there are a lot of live TV streaming apps available for both smartphones and streaming devices. If you are using an Apple TV streaming device and want to stream live TV content, this will help you. Here, we picked the best apps to stream live TV content on your Apple TV.
List of Best Apps to Stream Live TV on Apple TV
- YouTube TV
- Hulu + Live TV
- Sling TV
- AT&T TV
- BBC iPlayer
YouTube TV is the best live TV app for Apple TV. With YouTube TV, you will get access to more than 85 live TV channels on Apple TV and get live news from the USA. YouTube TV is the only live streaming app that offers unlimited cloud DVR storage. The subscription starts at $64.99 per month. With the subscription, you can watch it on 6 accounts and 3 live streams simultaneously. The channels are available in news, sports, kids, movies, science, and YouTube Originals. If you want more channels, you can get add-ons like HBO Max, Showtime, and more.
Installation Guide: How to Install and Watch YouTube TV on Apple TV.
Hulu + Live TV
Hulu is an all-round streaming app. It has four subscription plans, and two of them are live TV plans. Hulu + Live TV costs $54.99 per month, and Hulu + Live TV (No Ads) costs $60.99 per month. The other two are for movies, TV shows, and Hulu originals. Hulu + Live TV is accessible only on Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD. The older generations of Apple TV (3rd gen or below) will support only the Hulu movies and TV shows pack. In the Hulu + Live TV, you will get access to more than 65 live TV channels from Entertainment, Kids, News, and more.
Installation Guide: How to Watch Hulu on Apple TV.
Sling offers a great list of live TV channels than any other live TV apps for Apple TV. It has three subscription plans, Sling Orange and Sling Blue costs $30 per month, Sling Orange + Blue costs $45 per month. Sling Orange is recommended for sports-related videos, and the Sling Blue is suited for news and kid’s content. In the combined pack, you will get access to more than 200 live TV channels and 85,000 of on-demand content.
Installation Guide: How to Stream Sling TV on Apple TV.
fuboTV is the best live TV app for sports fans. In the app, you can watch sports channels like beIN Sports, FOX Sports, NBC Sports, and other popular live TV channels. fuboTV has more than 100 sports TV channels. The subscription costs $59.99 per month. You will get to store 30 hours of Cloud DVR space with the subscription. If you want more, you can upgrade the space to 500 hours. fuboTV covers all the sports events like Football, Baseball, Basketball, and all the regional matches. In addition to that, it also has 10,000 hours of on-demand movies & TV shows.
AT&T TV (DirecTV Now) is one of the most used live TV platforms in the USA. It is available only in the USA, and you can’t access the app outside the USA. It has six subscription plans, Entertainment, Choice, Xtra, Ultimate, Premier, and Optimo Mas. The availability of the channels will vary based on your zip code. You can get live news, sports events, live TV shows, and thousands of on-demand titles.
CBS is a two-way streaming app. You can pay the subscription fee to use the app, or you can use your TV provider credentials to access the app. The subscription costs $5.99 per month. If you choose your TV provider credentials, you don’t need to pay any extra money. The app has channels in all categories like Kids, News, Sports, Entertainment, and more. Other than the live TV channels, you can get more than 15,000 episodes for all-time kid’s favorite Nickelodeon, BET, MTV, and other original series.
Installation Guide: How to Add and Stream CBS on Apple TV.
Hotstar is the best live TV app to stream sports events. Like the fuboTV, Hotstar is more suited for sports fans. The app is available only in the USA and India. In the app, you will get to watch all the sports matches that are telecasted on Star Network. The subscription starts at $9.99 per month and $12.99 in Canada. In Sports, Hotstar is more concentrated on Cricket. All the major cricket tournaments like IPL, World Cup will be streamed live on Hotstar. Apart from that, Hotstar also has 100,000 hours of movies and TV shows.
ESPN, the only dedicated live sports streaming app. In the app, you will get all the video contents that are related to sports, behind the scenes moments, highlights of the match, game tactics, and all the upcoming matches. It also has a few original shows and documentaries related to sportspersons and former players. If you are a sports fan, ESPN is one of the must-have apps on your Apple TV. The subscription costs $5.99 per month and $49.99 per year.
Installation Guide: How to Watch ESPN on Apple TV.
Philo is the simplest of all live TV apps for Apple TV. You can access more than 50 channels with unlimited DVR storage. It also has a free trial period of 7 days. The subscription starts at $20 per month. If you want more channels, you can include add-ons like Epix and STARZ. All the recorded shows will be saved for 30 days. You can use the subscription on 10 devices with 3 simultaneous streaming. It is one of the best live TV apps for Apple TV.
Installation Guide: How to Install Philo on Apple TV.
BBC iPlayer is a UK-based internet streaming platform available for Apple TV. In the app, you can watch live TV channels and on-demand video content. While streaming the live contents, you can pause, restart, and record the video contents. As you can’t install apps manually on Apple TV 3rd Gen or below, you can use the screen mirroring feature to cast the BBC iPlayer app from your iPhone to Apple TV.
These are apps that you can install on your Apple TV to watch all the live TV content. Choose the app based on your needs and the subscription price. The channel availability is based on your area. Make sure you check the channels list before buying the subscription. By getting these live TV apps, you will get to know all the things that are happening around you and in the world. Comment your best live TV on Apple TV in the comments below.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What live channels are on Apple TV?
There are numerous live TV apps available for Apple TV. Some of them are listed above.
2. How can I watch live TV on Apple TV for free?
Some live TV apps like Pluto offer free live TV channels. You can install the Pluto TV on Apple TV.