Sling Orange vs Sling Blue: What’s the Difference?

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Sling Orange vs Sling Blue


Are you familiar with Sling TV? If you are, you know it’s a live stream service that offers a replacement to traditional cable. It’s cheaper, offers good channel options, and it allows you to watch on the streaming device of your choice. One thing that could be confusing though is which package to sign up for. Sling TV offers two packages, Sling TV Orange and Sling TV Blue. Each of them have specific perks and are well worth considering. So, which one is right for you?

That’s what this article is here for! We’re going to pit Sling Orange vs Sling Blue so you can determine the service that best suits your needs! We’ll look at the channels offered by both Sling Orange and Sling Blue, along with pricing, how many streams each offers, and more!


Sling Orange vs Sling Blue: Channels

So, let’s start with one of the most important issues. What channels are offered. Sling Orange offers 30+ channels and Sling Blue has 40+ channels. First, let’s look at the channels that come in both packages. Those include:

  • A&E
  • AMC
  • Cartoon Network/Adult Swim
  • CNN
  • El Rey
  • Food Network
  • Galavision
  • HGTV
  • Viceland
  • History
  • IFC
  • Lifetime
  • TBS
  • TNT
  • Many Others!

So, now that we know what channels are shared between Sling Orange vs Sling Blue, what does each channel offer that the other doesn’t?

Sling Orange has Freeform, ESPN, and ESPN2. Meanwhile, Sling Blue offers a bit more with NFL Network, FOX and NBC (in select cities), FX, FXX, National Geographic, Nat Geo Wild, truTV, UniMas, Univision, USA, NBCSN, Bravo, Syfy, Nick Jr, BET, and NFL Network.


Sling Orange vs Sling Blue: Add-On Channels

Sling TV specializes in a la carte package options. Beyond the base packages of Sling Orange and Sling Blue, they offer single channels and bundle packages to help you grow your package how you want. Pricing and availability changes slightly depending on the package that you start with.

Here is a breakdown:

Sports Extra

Sling Orange – $5 (9 channels)

Sling Blue – $10 (6 channels)

Kids Extra

Sling Orange – $5 (8 channels)

Sling Blue – $5 (5 channels)

World News Extra

Sling Orange – $5 (8 channels)

Sling Blue – $5 (9 channels)

Lifestyle Extra

Sling Orange – $5 (8 channels)

Sling Blue – $5 (9 channels)

Comedy Extra

Sling Orange – $5 (8 channels)

Sling Blue – $5 (6 channels)

Broadcast Extra is only available in Sling Orange for $5. Sling Blue includes two of the channels, Univision and UniMas. Hollywood Extra is offered with the same channels to both Sling Orange and Sling Blue for $5. Premium channels are also available for both packages and at the same prices.


Sling Orange vs Sling Blue: Pricing

It’s a matter of dollars between Sling Orange and Sling Blue. In fact, it’s just $5 if you want to be exact. Sling Orange is available for $20/month and Sling Blue is $25. Both packages offer a 7-day trial, and the add-on options mentioned above. Both plans are an amazing deal, it just really comes down to channels and which package suits you best.


Sling Orange vs Sling Blue: Features

Both Sling Orange and Sling Blue offer channels that include on-demand options. The on-demand library is limited, but if you’re looking for a popular show there is a good chance that you’ll find it in the library. If you have local channels, like in Sling Blue, your local content may also be on-demand unless you live in a city that offers live stream.

If you’re using Sling TV as a family, you’ll be happy to know that Sling Blue allows for three simultaneous streams, as opposed to one stream that comes with Sling Orange. Having more streams is convenient if more than one person has access to your Sling TV account.

In the competition of Sling Orange vs Sling Blue, there is no specific winner. Both packages offer things to love. It just comes down to the specifics that you’re looking for! And remember, you get a free 7-day trial so you can test out your package to ensure it’s what you want!

Ashtyn Evans

Author Ashtyn Evans

Ashtyn Evans is a screenwriter and freelance writer from the Midwest. She owns nearly a thousand films on Amazon and holds streaming subscriptions to everything from HBO and Hulu to Showtime and Starz. Email her at [email protected] Disclosure: Streaming Observer is supported by readers. Articles may contain referral links. For more information, see the disclosure at the bottom of the page.

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