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Sling TV: Sling Orange vs. Sling Blue

If you’re looking into choosing Sling TV as your cable alternative then choosing the right package is key. At Sling TV you’ll have the choice between Sling Orange and Sling Blue or combining both packages. The packages have a lot of the same main channels with a few differences, so depending on the channels you watch you’ll want to make sure you have all of the top channels.

In this guide, we break down all of the packages available along with a channel list for each package. We also give you some insight into which package you may want to choose depending on how many people are going to be using the service in your house and your viewing habits.

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Sling Orange – $20 Per Month

Sling Orange Channels
Sling TV’s Orange plan is the entry-level plan with most of the top channels and a price of only $20 per month. This plan will give most people what they need with everything from ESPN to HGTV. It’s also the only individual package that includes Disney channels (Disney Channel and ESPN/ESPN 2). You also have the option to add things such as the “sports package” for only $5 per month extra which includes most of the non-major sports networks.

One thing to remember when you choose the Sling Orange plan is that it only includes one stream at a time. This means it’s not ideal for households with multiple people who will be streaming shows at the same time. So if you want ESPN and the other exclusive channels with this package along with multiple devices streaming at the same time then you’ll need to choose the Sling Orange + Blue package.

Sling Blue – $25 Per Month

Sling Blue Channels
Sling Blue is the other option you have at Sling which gives you access to a lot of the same popular channels as the Orange package along with a few exclusives. The exclusives for Sling Blue include Fox channels such as Fox, FS1, FS2 along with other channels such as National Geographic, BET, NFL Network, NBCSN, and Bravo.

This package is $25 per month and allows you to have 3 streams going at once. This makes the Sling Blue package better for families and households with multiple devices streaming. As we previously mentioned, if you choose the Sling Orange + Blue package for $40 per month you can get access to all of the channels mentioned on up to 3 devices at once. You can find the full channel list below broken down by channels included on both packages along with those exclusive to each individual package.

Sling TV Full Channel List

Below you can find the full channel listings of Sling. We break down the channels in alphabetical order along with each packages channels. There are many channels that are available when purchasing each individual package along with channels exclusive to both Blue and Orange. You can also purchase the combined package Orange + Blue at a discount which gives you all of the channels below.

We do our best to keep this list updated as Sling makes changes to their plans, but always double check their website before purchasing to make sure the channels you want are included in your package.

Channels On Both Orange and Blue

  • AE (Orange and Blue)
  • AMC (Orange and Blue)
  • AXS TV (Orange and Blue)
  • BBC America (Orange and Blue)
  • Bloomberg TV (Orange and Blue)
  • Cartoon Network (Orange and Blue)
  • Chedder (Orange and Blue)
  • CNN (Orange and Blue)
  • Comedy Central (Orange and Blue)
  • Flama (Orange and Blue)
  • Food Network (Orange and Blue)
  • Galavision (Orange and Blue)
  • HGTV (Orange and Blue)
  • History Channel (Orange and Blue)
  • IFC (Orange and Blue)
  • Lifetime (Orange and Blue)
  • LocalNow (Orange and Blue)
  • Newsy (Orange and Blue)
  • TBS (Orange and Blue)
  • TNT (Orange and Blue)
  • Travel Channel (Orange and Blue)
  • Viceland (Orange and Blue)

Channels Only Included In Orange Package

  • Disney Channel (Orange)
  • ESPN (Orange)
  • ESPN 2 (Orange)

Channels Only Included In Blue Package

  • BET (Blue)
  • Bravo (Blue)
  • Fox (Blue)
  • Fox Sports Regional Channels (Blue)
  • FS1 (Blue)
  • FS2 (Blue)
  • FX (Blue)
  • FXX (Blue)
  • National Geographic (Blue)
  • Nat Geo Wild (Blue)
  • NBCSN (Blue)
  • NFL Network (Blue)
  • Syfy (Blue)
  • TruTV
  • Univision (Blue)
  • USA Network (Blue)

What’s The Difference Between Sling Blue and Orange?

There are essentially two major differences between the available packages. The first difference is that Sling Orange only allows you to have one account streaming at a time whereas Sling Blue allows you to have up to three streams going at once. If you’re planning on having multiple TV’s streaming Sling at once then you’ll need to go with the Sling Blue package which includes three streams at once or the Sling Blue + Orange which includes all channels and up to four streams at a time.

The other major difference between the two packages is that the Orange package has Disney owned channels and Blue has the Fox-owned channels. This means that the Orange package will give you the exclusive channels of Disney Channel, ESPN, and ESPN 2 and the Blue package will give you the exclusive channels of Fox, FS1, FS2, FX and more.

Overall, the difference essentially just comes down to which channels you currently watch the most. If you currently watch both exclusive channels from the Blue and Orange packages then you can opt for the Orange + Blue package which is currently $40 per month. At that price point, you might also want to check out a few alternatives to Sling TV to see if you can get those channels for less.

Speaking of price, you will want to check to see what Sling TV deals are currently available before purchasing as there are usually a few deals available. The deals can range from discounts on the price of select packages along with free streaming devices when you prepay for a select number of months.

* The channel listing was up to date at the time of this guide. Always check the latest information on their website to see exactly which channels are currently available for each package.

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