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Sling TV: Orange vs Blue Channel Comparison


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Sling TV provides access to a number of popular channels and the low price can make it an affordable live TV solution for many homes. Sling TV is also a highly customizable service, making it possible to create more of a unique live TV package. Of course, making any changes to the base channel lineup will result in a higher monthly cost.

Speaking of which, Sling TV offers two main live TV packages to choose from, Sling Orange and Sling Blue. While the channel lineups are very similar overall, they are not identical, so checking the channel lineup before signing up can help to make sure you are subscribing to the plan that best suits your needs.

Orange vs Blue Channel lineups

Officially, the Sling Orange package comes with more than 30 live TV channels for $40 a month. In contrast, the Sling Blue plan unlocks access to more than 40 live TV channels. While Blue also costs $40 a month, homes in some areas will be charged an additional $5/month fee for access to their local ABC channel.

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BBC America
Bloomberg Television
Cartoon Network
Comedy Central
Discovery Channel
Disney Channel
Food Network
Fox News
Fox Sports 1
History Channel
Investigation Discovery
Local Now
MGM+ Drive-In
National Geographic
NFL Network
Nick Jr.
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Travel Channel

The exact channel lineup a subscriber receives can vary slightly from what’s listed above due to their location. For example, Sling TV only provides access to local ABC, Fox and NBC channels in select areas. If access to any of these local channels is important to you, it is best to check local channel availability before signing up.

Channels exclusive to Sling Orange

The Sling Orange plan is generally considered the better option for those looking for access to more family and sports channels. The follow channels are only available with the Sling Orange plan

  • Disney Channel
  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • ESPN3
  • Freeform
  • MotorTrend
  • QVC

Channels exclusive to Sling Blue

The Blue package is generally considered the better option for those looking for more news and entertainment channels. The follow channels are only available with the Sling Blue plan

  • Bravo
  • Discovery Channel
  • E!
  • NBC
  • Fox News
  • Fox Sports 1
  • FX
  • HLN
  • National Geographic
  • NFL Network
  • SYFY
  • TLC
  • truTV
  • USA

For those that don’t want to choose between these lineups, it is also possible to subscribe to the Sling Orange & Blue plan. Sling Orange & Blue costs $55 a month ($60 in ABC areas) and unlocks access to all of the base plan channels listed above, including all of the channels exclusive to Sling Orange and Sling Blue.

Sling TV Extra add-ons

It is also possible to customize either the Sling Orange or Sling Blue base plan by bundling additional channels packs. These ‘Extra’ packs unlock access to a specific set of themed channels and cost an additional fee each month.

  • Entertainment Extra – $6/month
  • Heartland Extra – $6/month
  • Hollywood Extra – $6/month
  • Kids Extra – $6/month
  • Lifestyle Extra – $6/month
  • News Extra – $6/month
  • Sports Extra – $11/month

If you want as many channels as possible, it might be worth considering adding the Total TV Deal add-on. Total TV Deal unlocks access to all of the Extra add-ons listed above for $21 a month, which is less than half the price of subscribing to all of the add-ons separately. The Total TV Deal add-on can be bundled with either the Sling Orange or Sling Blue base plan.

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