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- Sling offers two packages — Orange and Blue – for $35 a month each, or combined for $50 a month.
- The channel selection differs between both plans, though some networks are available on both.
- You can also add on multi-channel packages, like Sports Extras, or premium add-ons like Showtime.
If you’re hoping to get the most bang for your buck once you cut the cord with your cable subscription, Sling is one of the most affordable live streaming services on the market. You can read our full Sling TV review here.
The service has two packages with over 30 channels starting at just $35 a month. But Sling’s website makes it a bit difficult to compare services and ensure you’ll be getting the channels you’re after, so we’ve broken down exactly what you’ll get with each package and all the add-ons you can include to enhance your channel offerings.
The two main packages — Sling Orange and Sling Blue — offer 30+ channels for $35 a month, or $50 combined
Sling’s two main offerings are Sling Orange and Sling Blue, each available to stream for $35 a month. For a limited time, new customers can get their first month of service for just $10.
Channels largely overlap between the Blue and Orange, but there are a few key differences that might cause you to choose one over the other.
The channels that overlap on both Orange and Blue include standouts like Food Network, Lifetime, AMC, CNN, the History Channel, and more. Meanwhile, Disney and ESPN are only included with Sling Orange. In their place, Sling Blue offers NFL Network and a slate of Fox-owned and NBC-owned channels, including stations like FX, Fox Sports 1, USA, and Bravo.
Blue also comes with local NBC and Fox affiliates, but only if you live in select markets. Sling Orange doesn’t offer any local channels at all, so if you’re hoping to catch your local nightly news, Sling Blue is the way to go.
If you’re keeping up with the newest season of “What We Do in the Shadows” on FX, but you absolutely can’t live without “SportsCenter” on ESPN, you might want to combine the two packages for $50 a month, giving you access to all 50+ channels Sling offers.
There are plenty of add-ons starting at $5 a month if you’re looking for specific genres or channels
If you want to further enhance your channel selection, Sling offers a slate of genre-based add-ons starting at $5 a month. Each add-on, like Kids Extras, Sports Extras, and Lifestyle Extras, offers a mini-bundle of channels for an additional charge.
Though HBO is no longer offered, there are still several premium add-ons you may want to tack onto your service. For $10 a month, you’ll get a slate of nine Showtime channels. Sling also offers a Starz package for $9 a month and an Epix package for $5 a month.
If you’re using Sling a la carte, the monthly charges per add-on can increase your rates pretty quickly, but if you’re happy with its baseline Orange or Blue offerings, Sling is incredibly cost-efficient.