Live streaming TV is literally a dream come true because it allows you to watch TV anytime and anywhere. Services like Sling TV make it super easy to do that with their great plans and features. Those of you, who’s a big fan of Sling TV, know very well that they offer some unbeatable plans in the name of Sling Orange, Sling Blue and the last one being Orange + Blue.
With all that options available, it is often a tough task to choose one and it gets worse when you have clearly no idea which one is better or suitable for your needs. In an effort to clear all the chaos in your mind, I have prepared this handy dandy little comparison guide for you that’ll help you pick the right one according to your requirements.
In this article, you can expect to know what Sling TV is (For those who’ve no clue), what their plans are and which one is the best. If that sounds interesting to you, let’s get straight to it.
What is Sling TV?
I want to make this guide useful to everyone out there so I’ll start with the basics first. So, what is Sling TV? It is a live TV streaming service by the dish network that lets you watch shows, movies, sports etc without having to sit in front of the traditional TV. This means it can be completely on the go.
The streaming works seamlessly on all devices including
- Amazon Fire stick
- Amazon Fire TV
- Apple TV
- Android TV
- Xbox One
- All Android & IOS Devices
They have numerous channels on different categories which are divided by their paid plans. In order to watch your desired channels, you need to pick the right plan for you.
Sling Orange vs. Sling Blue: Comparisons
Sling Orange costs $25 per month and hands you access to 30 channels which consists of BBC America, CNN, ESPN, Lifetime, AMC etc. With this plan, you’re only allowed to watch one channel at a time, no matter if you’re watching it live or recording it. (Yes, there is a possibility to record as well). The only way in which this plan is better than the other ones is, it exclusively has ESPN1, ESPN 2, ESPN 3 and Disney channels. Meaning, none of the other plans have these channels. The drawback in this plan is, it doesn’t have the local channels.
In my opinion, apart from the exclusivity there is really not much in this plan. The reason Sling TV has included the exclusive channels in this plan is to tempt users to go for the orange + blue plan which includes all the features and channels. Unless you like watching sports or cute Disney channels, this plan might not be for you. There is so much more to the Sling Blue plan so let’s discuss about it now.
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Priced at $25 per month, same as the orange one, Sling Blue is almost the best choice for you to go for. But, why do I say that? Well, because it gives you access to 42 channels (excluding ESPN and Disney ones) and lets you watch up to 3 channels simultaneously. That also means, 3 different people could share your account on their own devices and enjoy live TV.
You can also record 3 different channels at the same time. The multiple screening ability in this plan becomes really useful because, suppose you’re watching NFL sports in your living room, your kids/siblings can watch Cartoon Network on their bedroom and then your other family member can watch National Geographic channel. All through the same account. See the benefit?
I believe the orange plan really loses it to the blue one when it comes to number of channels and screens you can share and record. Sling Blue has great channels such as CNN, Cartoon Network, NFL Network, All Fox Star Networks, NBC RSN, National Geographic etc.
This plan really makes up for not having ESPN and Disney channels because in return it gives you so many more other interesting channels. As a matter of fact, 14 of Sling Blue’s channels are not available on the Sling Orange plan, so for the same price, Sling Blue really makes the cut.
Sling Orange + Blue
This one is the mega plan which costs $40 per month and gives you access to all of Blue and Orange channels into one place. This is considered the best valued plan and I do believe the picky channel options in both the above plans really warm you up to buy this plan to access them all. (This is not a bad thing at all!) It consists of 48 total channels, be it ESPN, Disney channels, NFL Network, National Geographic, etc. It’s all included for a rounded and lesser price.
There are a lot of reasons why you might want to pick this one over the others; number 1 being you would want ESPN along with the other channels. Nobody wants to be limited in what they’re allowed to watch. As an addition, all the plans allow you to buy add-ons such as the sports pack, which includes most of sports streaming channels. So, it is totally worth looking at that too!
Conclusion: Which one is best for you?
So you’ve made it this far and it all boils down to one last question: Which plan shall I pick? Well, it depends upon what channels you want. If you have specific favorites like ESPN and Disney ones, go for Sling Orange. On the other hand, if you like to watch the NFL, NBC, Cartoon Network etc, then go for Sling Blue.
Lastly, if you want to watch all of them, go for the mega Sling Orange + Blue plan which comes at a slashed price of $40. Not to mention, if you want to stream TV on different devices, you need to completely forget about the orange plan. Instead, choose between the blue and blue + orange one. That’s it for this article. Let us know if you have any question. Thanks for reading!