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Sling Total TV Deal: How Much Sling TV with All the Channels Costs

If you want Sling TV with all the channels then the Total TV Deal is for you.

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The Sling Total TV Deal is a way for Sling TV subscribers to maximize their live TV package with the minimal cost by gaining access to multiple add-ons at a discounted price. It is an option best-suited for those looking for a Sling TV package with all the channels. However, if cost is the ultimate reason as to why you are with Sling TV already, then the Total TV Deal might not be the best option for you.

Generally speaking, Sling TV is a cheap solution for those looking for access to live TV over the internet. Its plans start at $30 per month and for that cost, subscribers get access to a variety of live TV channels. The exact channel lineup depends on whether the user opts for the Sling Orange or the Sling Blue plan.

Regardless of which plan they go for, they are saving on the cost of a live TV subscription compared to most other live TV streaming services.

Live TV ServicesCost p/m
Slingfrom $30
AT&T TV NOWfrom $50
fuboTVfrom $55
Hulu Live TV$55
Philo$20
WatchTV$15
YouTube TV$50
How Sling TV prices compare

However, the downside with this approach is that Sling is not just cheaper in general, but comes with access to fewer channels than the other options. To compensate, and account for those consumers who want a more robust service, Sling offers an a la carte solution.

Sling’s a la carte channel shopping

While you can subscribe to Sling Orange or Sling Blue, and even combine the two through the Sling Orange + Blue package, the channel lineup may still be a little limited. One way to improve the channel selection is to upgrade a plan with add-ons.

Sling TV offers a number of different channel add-ons and while they are overall the same regardless of whether an Orange or Blue subscriber, the channels included with each of the add-ons might differ, considering the Orange and Blue plans have different channel lineups to begin with.

Sling TV add-on to choose from:

Add-onCost p/mOrangeBlue
Cloud DVR Plus$5
Sports Extra$10
Comedy Extra$5
Kids Extra$5
News Extra$5
Lifestyle Extra$5
Hollywood Extra$5
Heartland Extra$5
Sling TV Add-Ons

As you can see from the table above, adding these channel packs to a plan not only increases the channel selection, but also the price, and the more you add, the more the price increases. This is where the Total TV Deal becomes important.

How Sling’s Total TV deal works

For those after the absolute best deal overall, with all the channels Sling TV offers, then the Total TV Deal is a solution. Instead of subscribing to some of the individual add-ons, as well as the Cloud DVR Plus upgrade – which increases the cloud DVR storage limit from 10 to 50 hours – Sling lets subscribers have access to all of the available adds-on at a reduced price. In short, all of the channels available through Sling TV, excluding premium networks.

For example, if a Sling Orange or Sling Blue subscriber was to individually subscribe to each of the add-ons, the total price would be $45 per month. This is on top of the $30 per month for the main live TV package, bringing the overall total to $75 per month.

Sling Orange add-ons
Sling Orange or Blue add-ons

In contrast, the Total TV deal gives subscribers access to all of those add-ons for just $20 per month on top of the main package price, bringing the total down to $50 per month.

The same is true for Sling Orange + Blue subscribers who would be looking at $45 per month for the main package and then another $50 per month for the total cost of the add-ons – the Sports Extra package adds the extra $5 this time.

Instead, the Total TV Deal is available to these subscribers at just $25 per month. This results in a Sling Orange + Blue subscriber paying $70 per month for the main TV package and all of the availability add-ons, including Cloud DVR Plus.

Is the Total TV Deal worth it?

Whether the Total TV Deal is worth it comes down to perspective. From a Sling TV subscriber point of view, then yes, this deal is worth taking advantage of. If you want the richest Sling TV experience possible, then the Total TV Deal will add all the channels, and increase the cloud DVR limit, and for a reasonable increase of $20-25 per month, depending on Sling TV subscription.

Popular Sling TV channels
Popular Sling TV channels

However, that’s from the Sling TV subscriber point of view. From the wider perspective, with Sling Orange or Sling Blue subscribers seeing the monthly price increase from $30 to $50 per month, suddenly Sling TV is no longer as cheap as it once was.

At this price, Sling TV is suddenly similar to AT&T TV NOW’s Plus plan, as well as Hulu Live TV, and YouTube TV. At the higher cost, some Sling TV subscribers may find they are better off spending that $50 per month with one of the other services. For example, if in need of cloud DVR then for $50 per month, YouTube TV offers an unlimited cloud DVR, compared to the 50 hour cap included with the Sling Total TV Deal.

YouTube TV recordings
YouTube TV comes with unlimited cloud DVR

Alternatively, Hulu Live TV costs $55 per month and comes with access to the entire basic Hulu subscription, including Hulu Originals. This results in the consumer gaining access to significantly more on-demand content, as well as access to live TV channels.

HUlu TV originals
Hulu Live comes with Hulu Originals

This difference becomes even clearer for Sling Orange + Blue subscribers as while they are getting the best of Sling TV at $70 per month, that’s a higher cost than many of the other live TV streaming services, some of which may be better-suited to the consumer’s individual streaming needs in general. For example, at $70 per month, a subscriber could get a Hulu Live TV subscription and an HBO Max subscription.

Sling Total TV Deal Overall

To recap, the Total TV Deal can be a great way to add and enrich a current Sling live TV subscription with an increase in the number of channels and cloud DVR, for an additional monthly cost.

Sling PlanCost p/mTotal TV p/mTotal p/m
Orange$30$20$50
Blue$30$20$50
Orange + Blue$45$25$70
Total TV Deal Explained

Whether that increase is worth it comes down to how relevant the additional channels are to the subscriber and the need for more cloud DVR. As well as whether the price increase offers a better deal compared to the other live TV streaming services that charge a similar monthly price.

Live TV ServicesCost p/m
Total TV Dealfrom $50
AT&T TV NOWfrom $50
fuboTVfrom $55
Hulu Live TV$55
YouTube TV$50
How Sling Total TV compares

Overall, the Total TV Deal is just another option available to Sling TV customers and that’s the main point to take away. Sling TV is all about the choice and while the price might not suit everyone, the choice is there to add all the channels and increase the cloud DVR storage limit, for those who want it.

John Finn

By John Finn

John is the founder of Streaming Clarity and has been writing about smartphones and TV-related services and devices since 2014. John streams everything and genuinely believes the best streaming approach is to bounce between streaming services as needed. Contact John via email at john@streamingclarity.com or on Twitter

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