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Channel selection differs depending on what Sling plan you sign up for.
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Sling’s Orange and Blue plans each cost $35 a month, or you can combine them for $50 a month.
Blue has NBC and Fox stations, while Orange has Disney and ESPN channels.
You can also add extra channels and premium networks, like Showtime, for an additional fee.
Sling is one of the most affordable live streaming services on the market, making it a good option for anyone who wants a cheaper alternative to cable. The service has two main packages with over 30 channels each, and they both start at $35 a month.
You can watch Sling on iOS and Android devices, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, and many smart TVs from popular brands. For a limited time, new customers can claim an extended free trial that lasts until August 20.
With so many competing live TV services on the market, deciding which platform is best for your needs can be tricky. Below, we’ve detailed all the ins and outs of Sling’s different channel offerings, so you can decide which plan is best for your needs. And be sure to check out our full Sling review for detailed impressions.
What channels are included with Sling Orange and Sling Blue?
Sling Orange has 31 channels, including several Disney and ESPN networks you won’t find on Sling Blue. Meanwhile, Sling Blue makes up for its lack of Disney and ESPN with a total of 41 channels, including a collection of Fox-owned and NBC-owned networks like USA and Bravo. Blue also comes with local NBC and Fox networks, but only in select markets.
Each plan is available to stream for $35 a month. You can also combine the two for $50 a month, giving you access to all 47 channels.
If you want to further enhance your channel selection, Sling also offers a slate of genre-based add-ons starting at $6 a month. Each add-on offers a mini-bundle of related channels. There are several premium add-ons as well, including Showtime ($10/month) and Starz ($9/month).
See below for a full breakdown of Sling’s channel offerings and add-ons, and click here to sign up and start streaming live TV.
The following channels are included with Sling Orange:
A&E AMCAXS TVBBC AmericaBETBloomberg TelevisionCNNCartoon NetworkCharge!Comedy CentralComet Disney Channel*EPIX Drive-InESPN*ESPN2*ESPN3*Food NetworkFreeform*Fuse HGTVHistory ChannelIFCInvestigation DiscoveryLifetimeLocal NowMotorTrend*Nick Jr.TBSTNTTravel ChannelVice
*Exclusive to Sling Orange
The following channels are included with Sling Blue:
A&E AMCAXS TVBBC AmericaBETBloomberg TelevisionBravo*Charge!CNNCartoon NetworkComedy CentralCometDiscovery Channel*E!*Epix Drive-InFood NetworkFox* (select markets)Fox News*Fox Sports 1*Fuse FX*HGTVHLN*History ChannelIFCInvestigation DiscoveryLifetimeLocal NowMSNBC*NBC* (select markets)NFL Network*National Geographic*Nick Jr.SYFY*TBSTLC*TNTTravel ChanneltruTV*USA*Vice
*Exclusive to Sling Blue
Sling offers two discounted bundles that let you add multiple packages of extra channels to your base subscription.
Total TV Deal ($21/month) – This bundle includes all seven of Sling’s extra channel packages: Sports, Comedy, Kids, News, Lifestyle, Hollywood, and Heartland. It also includes DVR Plus. The package features a total combined value of $45, so you end up saving $24 a month with the bundle. 4 Extras Deal ($13/month) – This option gives you four of Sling’s most popular extras: Kids, News, Lifestyle, and Comedy. The bundle costs $13 a month, which is about half off the regular combined price of all four add-ons.
The following channels are available in the Sports Extra add-on for Sling Orange:
ACC Network ACC Network Extra Longhorn Network ESPNU ESPNewsSEC Network SEC Network+ MLB NetworkMLB Network Strike ZoneTennis ChannelNBA TVPac-12 NetworkNHL NetworkbeIN Sports
The following channels are available in the Sports Extra add-on for Sling Blue:
FS2 Golf Channel Olympic ChannelNFL RedZone MLB NetworkMLB Network Strike ZoneTennis ChannelNBA TVPac-12 NetworkNHL NetworkbeIN SportsBig Ten Network
The following channels are available in the Comedy Extra add-on:
CMTGSNLogoMTVMTV2RevoltTV LandLaffFETVParamount NetworktruTV (already included in Sling Blue)
The following channels are available in the Comedy Extras package:
Disney Junior (Sling Orange only)Disney XD (Sling Orange only)NickToonsTeenNickBoomerangBabyTVduckTV
The following channels are available in the News Extra add-on:
CNBC (Sling Blue only)Fox Business (Sling Blue only)NDTV 24×7 (Sling Blue only)HLN (Sling Orange only)NewsNationNewsMaxTVScience ChannelBBC World NewsWeather NationNews18CGTNLaw & Crime Trial Network
The following channels are available in the Lifestyle Extra add-on:
Oxygen (Sling Blue only)Cooking ChannelMagnolia NetworkFYIHallmark Movies & MysteriesHallmark ChannelHallmark DramaLifetime Movie NetworkVH1WE TV
The following channels are available in the Hollywood Extra add-on:
FXX (Sling Blue only)FX Movie Channel (Sling Blue only) BounceCinemoiHDNet MoviesREELZHeroes & IconsStart TVGRITSundanceTVTurner Classic Movies
The following channels are available in the Heartland Extra add-on:
Nat Geo Wild (Sling Blue only)World Fishing NetworkSportsman ChannelAmerican Heroes ChannelDestination AmericaOutdoor ChannelRFD-TVPixLThe Cowboy Channel PursuitGreat American Country FamilyGreat American Country LivingINSP
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AMC Plus is not a live TV channel, but it does give you access to on-demand series and movies. The following on-demand services are available in the AMC Plus add-on:
AMC PlusShudderSundance NowIFC Films Unlimited
The following channels are available in the Showtime add-on:
ShowtimeShowtime 2Showtime x BETShowtime ExtremeShowtime FamilyShowtime NextShowtime ShowcaseShowtime WestShowtime Women
The following channels are available in the Epix add-on:
EpixEpix 2Epix HitsEpix Drive-In
The following channels are available in the Starz add-on:
StarzStarz ComedyStarz EdgeStarz EncoreStarz Kids and FamilyStarz West
For viewers who want more Spanish-language options, Sling offers many add-ons that each cost $10/month. If you combine two or more, you can can save $5 a month.
Best of Spanish TV – includes 22 channels México – includes 13 channelsSudamérica – includes 12 channelsCentroamérica – includes 3 channelsCaribe – includes 9 channelsEspaña – includes 4 channels
The following channels are available à la carte:
Acorn: $7/monthALLBLK: $5/monthBET+ $10/monthCineFest: $5/monthCineMoi: $3/monthCocina ON: $3/monthComedy Dynamics: $5/monthCONtv: $5/monthCuriosityStream: $3/monthDocurama: $5/monthDOGTV: $5/monthDove Channel: $5/monthDOX: $3/monthFlixLatino: $3/monthGallery by SLING scapes: $5/monthGrokker: $7/monthHallmark Movies Now: $6/monthHere TV: $8/monthHopster: $5/monthIFC Films Unlimited: $6/monthKartoon Channel!: $4/monthMagellan TV: $5/monthMagnolia Selects: $5/monthMonsters & Nightmares: $3/monthNoggin: $8/monthOutside TV Features: $5/monthPANTAYA: $6/monthPlayKids: $5/monthQello Concerts by Stingray: $8/monthScreamFlix: $3/monthShudder: $6/monthSonyLIV: $6/monthStingray Karaoke: $7/monthSundance Now: $7/monthTasteMade+: $3/monthTrue Royalty TV: $6/monthTumbleBooks: $5/monthUP Faith & Family: $5/monthVSiN: $4/monthWarrior & Gangsters: $3/month