If you just cut the cord or if you’re searching for a new live TV streaming option, then Sling TV could be an excellent choice. With Sling TV you will find popular live TV channels that feature sports, news, entertainment, on-demand titles, and more. Its also a great option for football season with the NFL Network and many college football networks, including the hard-to-find Pac-12 Network.
Those who are looking for something more affordable may enjoy Sling’s lower pricing options, with no annual contracts, just pay your monthly subscription and you can watch from anywhere with an internet connection.
Below is a breakdown of each service to help you determine if Sling TV fits your needs the best.
Which Device Do I Need to Watch?
To begin streaming with Sling TV all you need is an internet connection and a compatible device. The chart below shows which devices work with each service.
*Note: Chromecast will work on any Chromecast-supported device like Android TV and Google TV.
After cutting the cord, you might be wondering what channels can you watch on Sling TV. Sling offers plans with over 30 to 40+ channels, but each service offers many add-on channels.
Below is a breakdown of the local channels and the full lineup of each streamer. However, channels may vary depending on the package, plan, and viewer’s location.
Sling TV offers local channels, but Sling only offers ABC, FOX, and NBC in select markets.
|Local Channels||Sling TV|
Full Channel Lineup
|Al Jazeera (English)||✓|
|American Heroes Channel||✓|
|BBC World News||✓|
|beIN SPORTS En Español||✓*|
|beIN SPORTS Xtra||✓*|
|Big Ten Network||✓|
|Big Ten Network Alternate 2||✓|
|Big Ten Network Alternate 3||✓|
|Big Ten Network Alternate 4||✓|
|FOX Business Network||✓|
|FOX News Channel||✓|
|FOX Sports 1||✓|
|FOX Sports 2||✓|
|Great American Family||✓|
|Great American Living||✓|
|Game Show Network (GSN)||✓|
|Hallmark Movies & Mysteries||✓|
|Hallmark Movies Now||✓|
|Heroes & Icons||✓|
|Law & Crime||✓|
|Lifetime Movie Network||✓|
|MLB Strike Zone||✓|
|National Geographic Wild||✓|
|NBA League Pass||✓|
|Outside TV Features||✓|
|Oxygen True Crime||✓|
|Showtime Family Zone||✓|
|The Longhorn Network||✓|
|Willow Cricket HD||✓|
|World Fishing Network||✓|
✓* Channel available on Sling Freestream
**Channels vary based on plan, location, and are subject to change.
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Plans & Pricing
Sling has three different plans which give streamers flexibility to find something for themselves and the whole family. Channels vary based on location, but you can check out the full lineup for each plan here.
- Sling Blue – $40 per month: Sling Blue is perfect for those who enjoy news and entertainment as it includes TNT, TBS, Bravo, HGTV, and CNN as part of its lineup of over 40 channels. Plus, record your favorites with 50 hours of DVR and stream on 3 devices simultaneously.
- Sling Orange – $40 per month: Sling Orange is ideal for sports and families as it includes ESPN, ESPN2, Disney, and CNN, as part of its lineup of over 30 channels. Plus, record your favorites with 50 hours of DVR and stream on 1 device.
- Sling Orange & Blue – $55 per month: For the best of both worlds, Sling Orange & Blue unlocks and combines the best of the other two plans. Plus, record your favorites with 50 hours of DVR and stream Sling Orange channels on 1 device and Sling Blue channels on up to 3 devices simultaneously.
*In select markets there is an extra $5 charge for local channels.
Freestream is Sling’s free ad-supported TV service. With Freestream, you can watch over 40,000 shows and movies on-demand and over 210 live channels. There’s no need for a credit card or a Sling account. However, if you create a free Sling account, you can enjoy a more personalized experience by favoriting your favorite channels, creating a user profile, and more.
Subscribers to Sling TV can take advantage of a number of upgrades for one of the most customized streaming experiences. Sling has mini-channel collections called Sling Extras, additional DVR, and more.
Customize your viewing experience and get the most out of Sling with Sling Extras. Both Sling Orange and Sling Blue subscribers can get the following add-ons:
- Total TV Deal – $21 per month: Customers get all 7 Extras add-ons and DVR Plus.
- 4 Extras Deal – $13 per month: Watch Kids Extra, News Extra, Lifestyle Extra and Comedy Extra at one low price.
- DVR Plus – $5 per month: Up to 200 hours of DVR space so you can record your favorite shows and more.
Sling offers extras for each plan and an abundance of premium channels.
Sling Orange Extras
- Sports Extra – $11 per month: Orange includes sports channels like ESPN, but with this add-on, you can stream: SEC Network, ACC Network, The Longhorn Network, Pac-12 Network, ESPNU, SEC Network, +ACC Network Extra, ESPNEWS, MLB Network, NBA TV, beIN SPORTS, Tennis Channel, NHL Network, and MLB Network Strikezone
- Comedy Extra – $6 per month: This add-on is perfect for those who want more laughs and entertainment with networks that include: Paramount Network, MTV, Laff, truTV, FETV, MTV2, CMT, Logo, Revolt, GSN, and TV Land
- Kids Extra – $6 per month: The add-on is designed to keep the kids happy and unlock access to Disney Junior, Disney XD, NickToons, TeenNick, Boomerang, and Baby TV.
- News Extra – $6 per month: Stay informed with breaking news from across the world with live streams from BBC World News, NewsNation, NewsMax, HLN, Weather Nation, Science Channel, News18, CGTN, and Law & Crime.
- Lifestyle Extra – $6 per month: Reality TV and lifestyle lovers can stream Magnolia Network, Hallmark Channel, VH1, Cooking Channel, FYI, WE TV, Lifetime Movies, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and Hallmark Drama.
- Hollywood Extra – $6 per month: Classics, hit movies and more from REELZ, Heroes & Icons, Start TV, Grit, HDNet Movies, SundanceTV, Cinemoi, Turner Classic Movies, and Bounce.
- Heartland Extra – $6 per month: Those who love outdoor sports can stream: World Fishing Network, INSP, Sportsman Channel, Pursuit, Outdoor Channel, Great American Family, Great American Living, American Heroes Channel, RFD-TV, Destination America, PixL, and The Cowboy Channel.
Sling Blue Extras
- Sports Extra – $11 per month: Blue subscribers can watch sports on NFL RedZone, Big Ten Network, Pac-12, FOX Sports 2, Golf Channel, NHL Network, NBA TV, beIN SPORTS, MLB Network, Tennis Channel, and MLB Network Strike Zone.
- Comedy Extra – $6 per month: Blue subscribers can enjoy more laughs from Paramount Network, MTV, Laff, FETV, MTV2, CMT, Logo, Revolt, GSN, and TV Land.
- Kids Extra – $6 per month: Keep the kids entertained with NickToons, TeenNick, Boomerang, and BabyTV.
- News Extra – $6 per month: Watch breaking news and in-depth reporting on Fox Business Network, NewsNation, CNBC, BBC World News, Law & Crime, NewsMax, Weather Nation, Science Channel, News18, NDTV 24×7, and CGTN.
- Lifestyle Extra – $6 per month: Reality tv and lifestyle content lovers can stream Magnolia Network, Hallmark Channel, VH1, Cooking Channel, FYI, Oxygen True Crime, WE TV, Lifetime Movies, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and Hallmark Drama.
- Hollywood Extra – $6 per month: Indies, classics, blockbusters, and more are available to stream on FXX, Heroes & Icons, FX Movies, REELZ, Start TV, Grit, HDNet Movies, SundanceTV, Cinemoi, Turner Classic Movies, and Bounce.
- Heartland Extra – $6 per month: The best outdoor content on Nat Geo Wild, World Fishing Network, INSP, Pursuit, Sportsman Channel, Outdoor Channel, Great American Family, American Heroes Channel, Great American Living, Destination America, RFD-TV, PixL, and The Cowboy Channel.
|Add-On||Monthly Price||Add-on||Monthly Price|
|Showtime (9 channels)||$10||Hallmark Movies Now||$6|
|Discovery+ (20+ channels)||$4.99||Here TV||$8|
|Discovery+ (Ad-free) (20+ channels)||$6.99||Hopster||$5|
|Acorn||$6.99||IFC Films Unlimited||$6|
|BET+||$10.99||Monsters & Nightmares||$3|
|Cinemoi||$3||Outside TV Features||$1.99|
|CONtv||$5||Qello Concerts by Stingray||$8|
|Desi Binge Mini (4 channels)||$10||Shudder||$6|
|DOX||$3||True Royalty TV||$6|
|Gallery||$5||UP Faith & Family||$5|
|NBA League Pass||Varies||Warriors & Gangsters||$3|