From restaurants to bars, you need the highest-quality entertainment for your patrons, so your place is always at the top of their list when it's time to catch their favorite game.

DIRECTV and YouTube TV offer premium sports packages and enhanced channel coverage. If you are wondering which is best for your business, let's look at a breakdown of both options.

Channel Variety

On days when big games aren't on, having a wide variety of channels can also be a great backup plan.

DIRECTV includes 35 of the top cable channels available, compared to YouTube TV's 32.

When compared side by side, DIRECTV offers 220, while YouTube only comes in at 114.


Comparing the pricing, DIRECTV starts at $79.99 a month, and YouTube TV starts at $72.99 but comes with fewer channels.

Remember that this is just for the standard package, and these prices will change if you add extras, so check the fine print on what the subscription provides.

Sports Packages

When it comes to packages, YouTube TV is not the best choice because it's limited to regional sports networks. However, it does offer the option to add Sports Plus for an extra charge, which gives you access to channels like NFL RedZone, Sports Grid, and even Billiard TV.

If you want a regional sports network other than NBC Sports or channels like the NHL or MLB Network, DIRECTV has far superior options. In addition to regional sports networks, it also offers Altitude, Bally Sports, Root Sports, and a wide range of other channels that cover the needs of every sports fan.

Both options are comparable in college sports and come with the standard CBS, ESPNU, SEC Network, and truTV for extra coverage.

Add-Ons & Features

Both providers have unique features. YouTube TV offers simultaneous and unlimited streaming so you can share the subscription with multiple family members, and DIRECTV gives access to 4K ultra-high-definition streaming.

Both are compatible with multiple devices, like smartphones and tablets and offer on-demand content if you miss a favorite show or DVR features to record and watch later.

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Choosing between DIRECTV and YouTube TV mainly comes down to priorities, and DIRECTV delivers when you need enhanced sports viewing. If you're still undecided and need more support, our team is here to help!

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