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- Sling’s Orange and Blue plans each cost $40 a month, or you can combine them for $55 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 $40 a month.
Though it has fewer channels in its base package, Sling remains less expensive than competitors like YouTube TV ($65/month), Hulu + Live TV ($70/month), and FuboTV ($70/month). You can watch Sling on iOS and Android devices, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, and many smart TVs from popular brands.
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’s two main offerings are Sling Orange and Sling Blue. Channels largely overlap between the two plans, but there are a few differences that might push you to choose one over the other.
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 $40 a month, or you can combine the two for $55 a month, giving you access to all 47 channels. Sling also has 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).