Among the oldest cord-cutting options on the market for live TV, Sling TV’s deceptively simple 3-package option is just the tip of the iceberg. After you select your base package, there are dozens of potential add-on channels waiting to explore, making Sling TV a gold mine for those who love hard-to-find channels. Read on to learn more about Sling TV.
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Sling TV’s three main subscription packages offer different combinations of unique and shared channels.
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$20 for your first month
1 simultaneous stream.
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$20 for your first month
3 simultaneous streams
|Sling Orange + Blue|
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$35 for your first month
4* simultaneous streams
Unfortunately, Sling TV’s features also vary depending on which subscription plan you get. Sling Orange only supports single-device streaming while Sling Blue supports three-device streaming. Even if you get the combined subscription, any channels that are unique to Sling Orange are subject to the single-device limit.
Sling TV requires a separate subscription to its cloud DVR and prevents you from recording programs on ESPN and other channels.
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Here’s a more detailed breakdown of what channels you’ll get with Sling TV’s various subscription plans. One thing to note: Sling TV does not stream ABC or CBS. If those stations are important, you may want a different service.
Channels In All Sling Plans
You’ll get these channels no matter which subscription plan you choose:
- AXS TV
- BBC America
- Bloomberg TV
- Cartoon Network
- Cheddar Business
- Cheddar News
- Comedy Central
- Epix Drive-in
- Food Network
- Investigation Discovery
- Local Now
- Travel Channel
Channels In Sling Blue and Sling Orange+Blue
None of these channels are available if you only subscribe to Sling Orange. You must subscribe to either Sling Blue or the combined Sling Orange+Blue plans to get these channels. Note that local Fox and NBC stations are only available in a very limited number of markets.
- National Geographic
- NBC Sports
- NBC Sports Network
- NFL Network
- Nick Jr.
- Paramount Network
- Tru TV
Channels In Sling Orange and Sling Orange+Blue
You cannot get these channels if you only subscribe to Sling Blue. You must subscribe to either Sling Orange or Sling Orange+Blue to get these channels. Keep in mind that, even if you get the combo plan, you can only stream one of these channels at a time. In other words, you can’t watch ESPN when somebody else in the house is watching Disney.
- Disney Channel
Sling TV Channel Add-ons
Once you get past the complexity of Sling TV’s basic channel lineup, you can customize your subscription even more by adding dozens of Sling TV Extras. Of course, Sling TV does not make this easy either. The channels contained in each Extra — as well as the pricing — vary depending on which base subscription you get. To give you an idea of what that means, here is the channel lineup for popular Sling TV Extras:
- Sports Extra (Orange) for $10/month: MLB Network, MLB Strikezone, NBA TV, SEC Network, SEC Network+, PAC 12 Network, ACC Network, ACC Network+, ESPNU, ESPNews, NHL Network, beIN Sports, NFL GoalLine, ESPN Bases Loaded, Outside TV, Tennis Channel, Longhorn Network
- Sports Extra (Blue) for $10/month: MLB Strikezone, MLB Network, NFL Red Zone, NBA TV, NHL Network, Golf Channel, beIN Sports, PAC 12 Network, Outside TV, Olympic Channel, Tennis Channel
- Kids Extra (Orange) for $5/month: Disney Junior, Disney XD, nickjr, nicktoons, TeenNick, Boomerang, BabyTV, DuckTV
- Kids Extra (Blue) for $5/month: nicktoons, TeenNick, Boomerang, BabyTV, DuckTV
- News Extra (Orange) for $5/month: BBC World News, The Blaze, HLN, W, Fusion, Euronews, News18, RT America, CGTN, Science, NewsmaxTV, Law&Crime
- News Extra (Blue) for $5/month: CNBC, BBC World News, W, Euronews, France24, News18, NDTV24x7, RT America, CGTN, Science, NewsmaxTV, Law&Crime
You can also subscribe to Lifestyle, Heartland, Comedy and Hollywood Extras. The Español and International Extras lets you get TV channels from around the world.
An a-lá-carte menu lets you add individual channels from these 22 channels:
- Country Network Plus
- Curiosity Stream
- DOG TV
- Dove Channel
- Flix Latino
- Genius Brand Networks
- Hallmark Movies Now
- Here TV
- Outside TV Features
- Stingray Karaoke
- UP Faith & Family
Compare Sling TV to Other Cord-Cutting Options
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