There will be many of you who may not be very happy with your Cable TV operator. You might want to bid adieu to your cable TV but then how can you watch all your favorite channels like ESPN, CNN, FOX etc?
There is an option which will let you watch all your favorite channels even if you do not have cable TV. This option if Sling TV. This is a live TV service option. This is a budget live TV option that is known to provide the best service. According to some people, it is even cheaper as compared to even your cable service.
Sling TV Packages & Channel Details:
As already mentioned this is a live TV service. It lets you watch a number of television and on-demand TV channels on your television, computers, tablets, and phones. In this, you will not need a cable box. The streaming is done over the internet. The user can connect using a media streamer or a gaming console or you can make use of the sling tv app on your smart TV, computer, tablet or phone.
The Cost of Sling TV:
It has 2 packages. These are Sling Orange and Sling Blue. Both are priced at $25 per month. Orange used to cost $20 earlier. But recently there was a price hike. Sling Orange has 28 channels. Sling Blue has 40 channels. It must be noted that Sling Blue does not have all the channels that Sling Orange has. You can also buy both the Blue and Orange pack. This will cost $40 per month. So you are saving almost 20% money when you buy the combined pack. If you dont know Sling tv offering 7 days trial for all its first time users.
Add on options Packages in Sling TV:
The add-on packages are between $5 per month to $15 per month. If a subscriber wants all the channels then the monthly cost after taking the correct add-ons can be more than $100 per month.
If your location supports over the air antennae then it must be noted that Sling TV is compatible with over the air antennae service. There are offers where if you make 2 months advance payment of Sling TV then you can get a free indoor antenna which is worth $59.99. If you make 3 months advance payment of Sling TV then you can get Air TV player and adapter with an antenna.
List of Channels [ News, Entertainment & Much more]
The base Orange Sling package does not have any addons. The channels that it has are ESPN, AMC, CNN, Comedy Central, Cartoon Network, the Disney Channel, TNT, IFC, and A&E. In Sling Blue you can get channels like Fox, NBC, USA, Bravo, TBS, FX, Syfy, and Bloomberg TV. In both the packs, you get Pac-12 college sports networks, Starz and Starz Encore. The cost of Sports Extra package is $5 per month. The cost of the addon that has Starz and Starz Encore is $9 per month.
There are a number of add-on packages that have different sports channels as well as different movie channels. In the Sports Extra package, you will get NFL RedZone (which is also in Sling Blue), NBA TV, NHL Network, beIN Sports and ESPN Bases. The HBO package is priced at $15 per month and it has only HBO channel. The Showtime package is priced at $10 per month and it has only that one channel.
Sling TV has NBA League Pass which is priced at $29 per month which gives access to many different games. The team pass which is priced at $18 per month gives you access to the games of your favourite team.
Difference Between the Sling Orange and Sling Blue packs:
The first thing that you need to note is that both the packages have different channels. One difference between these 2 packages is that in Sling Blue has more channels as compared to Sling Orange. In Orange, there is no NBC whereas in Blue you will not get ESPN and Disney. Orange is a single stream service. In Blue, you get 3 simultaneous streams which mean that in this case, multiple users can watch different channels at the same time.
The local channels that Sling TV offers:
Sling TV does offer local channels but that will depend on the location of the person. For example, in some places, it offers NBC and Fox. Overall Sling TV is definitely one of the best alternatives to cable TV. It has a number of channels and options. You just need to choose the right option according to your requirement.