The biggest question when you're looking at cutting the cord and moving to an all-streaming solution is this: "But can I watch ..."

The back half of that question is going to be different for all of us, of course. Maybe you're way into movies. Maybe you have to have sports. Maybe local channels are the most important. Maybe it's something more obscure. But what you'll quickly find is that, YES, you can watch the same things you watched before.

The real questions are "How?", "Where?", and "What's it gonna cost me?"

We've got you covered. The Streaming Channel Matrix is a high-level look at which channels are available on which major streaming platforms, all in one place, with the following caveat: Not all channels are available on all plans on each streaming platform. And some may be add-ons, with additional fees.

Scroll on through to find the channels that matter most. And continue on down to the bottom — we've got a little more info that you need to know.

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PSVue DirecTV Now Sling TV Hulu Live YouTube TV Philo Fubo
ABC On Demand x x X x
CBS On Demand x x x
Fox on Demand x x X x
NBC On Demand x x x x
A&E x x x X X
ACC Network x
Adult Swim x
AMC x x x x X X
American Heroes Channel x x X
Animal Planet x x x X
Antena 3 x
Art Life Style Television
A Wealth of Entertainment x
Aspire x x
Atres Series x
Audience x
AXS TV x x X
BabyFirst x
Baby TV x x
Bandamax x
BBC America x x x x X X
BBC World News x x x X x
beIN Sports X
beIN Sports en espanol x x
BET x x X x
BET Her X X x
BET Soul x
BET Jams x
Big Ten Network x x x x X
Bloomberg Television x x
Boomerang x x x x
Bravo x x x x x X
Canal 22 Internacional x
Canal Once x
Caracol TV x
Cartoon Network x x x x x x
CBS Sports Network x x x x X
Centroamerica TV x
Cine Estelar x
Cine Mexicano x
Cine Nostalgia x
Cine Sony x
Cinelatino x
Cheddar x x x X X
Cheddar Big News x x
Chiller x
Cinemax x x
CNBC x x x x X
CNBC World x x X
CMT x X x
CNN x x x x x x
CNN en CNN En Espa\'f1ol x
CNN International x
Comedy Central x x X x
Comedy TV x
Comet x
Cooking Channel x x X x
CW x x X
De Pelicula x
De Pelicula Cl\'e1sico x
Decades x x
Destination America x x X
Discovery x x x x X
Discovery en Espa\'f1ol x
Discovery Familia x
Discovery Family x x X
Discovery Life x x X
Disney Channel x x x x x
Disney Junior x x x x
Disney XD x x x x
DIY x x X x
E! x x x x X
Ecuador TV x
Ecuavisa Internacional x
Eleven Sports X
El Ray Network x x X
Elnlace x
EPIX x x
EPIX Drive-In x
ESPN x x x x x
ESPN Classic
ESPN Deportes x x
ESPN2 x x x x x
ESPN Goal Line x
ESPN News x x x x
ESPN U x x x x
Estrella TV x
Flama x
FM x
Food Network x x x x x X X
FOROtv x
Fox Business x x x x X
Fox Deportes x
Fox News x x x x X
Fox Sports x x x
Foxlife x
Fox Sports Florida x X
Fox Sports Sun x X
Freeform x x x x X x
FS1 x x x x x X
FS2 x x x x x x
Fuse x x X
Fusion x x
FX x x x x x X
FXM x x x x X
FXX x x x x x X
FYI x x X X
Galavision x x X
GinX E Sports TV x x
GOLtv x
GSN x X x
Golf Channel x x x x x x
Hallmark x x X
Hallmark Drama x x x
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries x x x X
HBO x x x x
HGTV x x x x x X X
History x x x X X
History En Espa\'f1ol x
Hi-Yah x
HLN x x x x x
IFC x x x x X X
Impact x
Investigation Discovery x x x x X
IVC Net x
Justice Central x
Law and Crime x
Lifetime x x x X X
Lifetime Movies Network x x X X
Local Now x X
Logo x X x
Machinima x
MLB Network x x x
MotorTrend x x x x X
MSNBC x x x x x X
MTV x X x
MTV2 x X x
MTV Classic x x
MTV Live X x
MTVu x
Multimedios x
MyNetworkTV x
Nat Geo Mundo x
Nat Geo Wild x x x x x X
National Geographic x x x x x X
NBA TV x x x X
NBCSN x x x x x X
Newsy x x
NFL Network x x X
NHL Network x
Nick Jr. x x X x
Nickelodeon x X x
Nick Music x
Nick Toons x X x
NTN24 x
Nuestra Tele x
One American News x
Olympic Channel x x x x x
Outdoor Channel
Ovation x
OWN x x x X
Oxygen x x x x X
Pac12 Networks X
Paramount Network x X x
People TV x x
POP x x x x X
Reelz Channel x
Revolt x x x
SCI x x X
SEC Network x x x x
Showtime x x x x
Smithsonian Channel x x x
Sony Movie Channel x x
Sportsman Channel x
Sprout x
Stadium x x
Starz Encore Action x
Starz Encore Black x
Starz Encore Family x
Starz Encore Classic x
Starz Encore West x
Starz Encore Suspense x
Starz Encore Westerns x
Starz East x x
Sundance TV x x x X X
SUR Perú x
SYFY x x x x x X
Tastemade x x
TBS x x x x x x
TCM x x x x x
TeenNick x X x
Telemundo x x x x X
Tennis Channel x x
TLC x x x x X
TNT x x x x x x
Travel x x x x x X X
Tr3s x
Tribeca Shortlist x
TruTV x x x x x x
TV Chile x
TV Land x X x
TVOne x
TyC Sports x
UniMas x x x
Universal Kids x x x x X
Universo x x x
Univision x x X
Univision Deportes Network x x
Univision TDN x X
Up x x
USA x x x x X X
"Venevisión " x
VH1 x X x
Viceland x x x X x
VideoRola x
ViendoMovies x
Vme x
WAPA América x
WeTV x x x X X
Weather Channel x X
Weather Nation x
XITE Rock x
ZooMoo x

Streaming services change their lineups all the time. Is something missing? Let us know!

This just a starting point. Most of the major streaming services (save for YouTube TV and Hulu Live) have different packages available at different price points — and, yes, with different channels available. (Yes, a lot like cable TV. Some things never change.)

And a special caveat for Sling TV. While it may look like Sling is missing a lot of channels the other services have, remember that it's got a huge world of a la carte add-ons in addition to the Orange and Blue plans, which is what we've listed here. So you'll want to click through for more info on Sling.

And to repeat: Just because you see a channel is available on a particular service doesn't guarantee that it's available on the least-expensive plan, or without a separate fee.

Once you think you've found the streaming service that's right for you, you'll want to click through to it to check out the individual packages to really get into it and start pricing things out. Here's that list again:

PlayStation Vue | DirecTV Now | Sling TV | Hulu Live | YouTube TV | Philo

Updated Nov. 29, 2018: Added Discovery Networks channels to Sling TV.

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