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Sling TV: Orange vs Blue vs Orange & Blue Live TV Channels

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Sling TV is not only one of the most popular live TV streaming services, but also one of the oldest. If you’re thinking about signing up to the service then you will want to how many channels does Sling TV have?

As importantly, what are the channels Sling TV has? After all, and regardless of the price, if Sling TV does not have the channels you want then it’s not the right live TV streaming service for you.

This guide will highlight what plans Sling TV offers. The channels included with each of those plans. As well as explaining the channels you can add on top of a base subscription.

What is Sling TV?

Sling TV is a live TV streaming service that provides access to live TV channels over the internet.

The service was one of the first live TV streaming services to launch in the U.S. and this provided Sling TV with an opportunity to cement its position in the market.

Since then, and in spite of the rise in competition, Sling TV has managed to maintain a leadership spot in terms of subscriber numbers.

One of the reasons for this is the price. Sling TV was and still is one of the cheapest ways to get involved with live TV streaming.

What are the Sling TV plans?

Sling TV offers three main plans. These are Sling Orange, Sling Blue, and Sling Orange & Blue.

The Sling Orange plan is priced at $25 per month and offers access to more than 30 channels.

The Sling Blue plan is also priced at $25 per month with access to more than 45 channels.

Sling Orange & Blue is priced at $40 per month and provides access to more than 50 channels.

Sling TV Orange vs Blue vs Orange & Blue live channels

Both the Sling Orange and Sling Blue plans com with what’s largely the same channel lineup. However, they are not identical lineups.

To sum up, Orange comes with Disney-owned channels, such as the Disney Channel and ESPN.

In contrast, Blue comes with channels owned by Comcast, including NBC, NBCSN and USA.

With ESPN on Orange and NBCSN on Blue, if you want the best of sports then you might need to subscribe to both Orange and Blue plans.

This is where the Orange & Blue plan comes in. It provides access to all of the channels in both Orange and Blue plans but at a discounted price compared to subscribing to both plans separately.

Orange, Blue, Orange & Blue live TV full channel list

Here’s how the Sling TV base plans compare. Below is an overview of all the channels currently available through either the Orange, Blue or Orange & Blue plans.

OrangeBlueOrange & Blue
A&E
AMC
AXS TV
BBC America
BET
Bloomberg Television
Bravo
Cartoon Network
Cheddar Business
Cheddar News
CNN
Comedy Central
Comet
Discovery Channel
Disney Channel
E!
ESPN
ESPN2
ESPN3
EPIX Drive-In
Food Network
Fox
Fox Sports 1
Freeform
Fuse
FX
HGTV
History Channel
HLN
IFC
Investigation Discovery
Lifetime
Local Now
MotorTrend
National Geographic
Newsy
NBC
NBC RSNs
NBCSN
NFL Network
Nick Jr.
Paramount
Stadium
SYFY
TBS
TLC
TNT
Travel Channel
truTV
USA
Vice

Sling TV add-ons (Extras)

One of the big benefits of Sling TV is that it is a highly customizable service. For example, although the Orange and Blue plans are limited in the number of channels, you can buy add-on packs that add a number of additional channels.

Ranging from $5 to $10 in price, these “Extra” add-ons allow subscribers to create a more a la carte package. Subscribers have the choice of choosing from the following Extra channel packs: Sports, Comedy, Kids, News, Lifestyle, Hollywood, and Heartland.

As Orange and Blue feature slightly different channel lineups, the Extra add-ons also differ slightly depending on whether you’re an Orange or Blue subscriber.

Sling Orange Extras

Here’s a breakdown of all the channels you get with the Sports, Comedy, Kids, News, Lifestyle, Hollywood, and Heartland Extra add-ons as a Sling Orange subscriber.

Sports Extra

  • ACC Network
  • SEC Network
  • Pac-12
  • beIN SPORTS
  • NBA TV
  • ACC Network Extra
  • MLB Network
  • SEC Network+
  • ESPNU
  • ESPNEWS
  • Tennis Channel
  • NHL Network
  • MLB Network Strikezone
  • ESPN Goal Line
  • ESPN Bases Loaded
  • Outside Television

Comedy Extra

  • MTV
  • MTV2
  • CMT
  • Logo
  • Revolt
  • GSN
  • TV Land

Kids Extra

  • Disney Junior
  • Disney XD
  • Nick Jr.
  • NickToons
  • TeenNick
  • Boomerang
  • BabyTV
  • duckTV

News Extra

  • BBC World News
  • Free Speech
  • TheBlaze
  • NewsMax
  • HLN
  • Weather Nation
  • Fusion
  • Euronews
  • Science Channel
  • News18
  • RT America
  • CGTN

Lifestyle Extra

  • VH1
  • BET
  • Cooking Channel
  • DIY
  • FYI
  • Hallmark Channel
  • WE TV
  • Lifetime Movies
  • Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
  • Hallmark Drama
  • Z Living HD

Hollywood Extra

  • REELZ
  • HDNet Movies
  • SundanceTV
  • The Film Detective
  • Cinemoi
  • Turner Classic Movies

Heartland Extra

  • World Fishing Network
  • Sportsman Channel
  • Outdoor Channel
  • RIDE TV
  • American Heroes Network
  • RFD-TV
  • Destination America
  • PixL
  • The Cowboy Channel

Sling Blue Extras

For comparison, here’s all the channels you get with the Sports, Comedy, Kids, News, Lifestyle, Hollywood, and Heartland Extra add-ons as a Sling Blue subscriber.

Sports Extra

  • NFL RedZone
  • NBA TV
  • MLB Network
  • NHL Network
  • Golf Channel
  • beIN SPORTS
  • Pac-12
  • Tennis Channel
  • MLB Network Strike Zone
  • Outside Television
  • Olympic Channel

Comedy Extra

  • MTV
  • MTV2
  • CMT
  • Logo
  • Revolt
  • GSN
  • TV Land

Kids Extra

  • NickToons
  • TeenNick
  • Boomerang
  • BabyTV
  • ducktv

News Extra

  • MSNBC
  • CNBC
  • BBC World News
  • Free Speech
  • TheBlaze
  • NewsMax
  • HLN
  • Weather Nation
  • Science Channel
  • Euronews
  • France 24
  • News18
  • NDTV 24×7
  • RT America
  • CGTN

Lifestyle Extra

  • VH1
  • Oxygen
  • Cooking Channel
  • DIY
  • FYI
  • Hallmark Channel
  • WE TV
  • Lifetime Movies
  • Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
  • Hallmark Drama
  • Z Living HD

Hollywood Extra

  • REELZ
  • HDNet Movies
  • SundanceTV
  • The Film Detective
  • Cinemoi
  • Turner Classic Movies

Heartland Extra

  • World Fishing Network
  • Sportsman Channel
  • Outdoor Channel
  • RIDE TV
  • American Heroes Channel
  • RFD-TV
  • Destination America
  • PixL
  • The Cowboy Channel

Sling TV premium networks

In addition to choosing between the Orange and Blue main plans, and customizing them with the various Extra channel packs, Sling TV also lets subscribers add various premium networks as well.

Here’s the full list of premium networks currently available to both Sling Orange and Sling Blue customers.

  • CineFest
  • CineMoi
  • Comedy Dynamics
  • CONtv
  • CuriosityStream
  • Docurama
  • DOGTV
  • Dove Channel
  • DOX
  • Echoboom Sports
  • EPIX
  • FlixLatino
  • Genius Brands Network
  • Grokker
  • Hallmark Movies Now
  • Here TV
  • Hopster
  • Lion Mountain TV
  • Magnolia Selects
  • Monsters & Nightmares
  • Outside TV
  • Pantaya
  • Showtime
  • Starz
  • Stingray Karaoke
  • Stingray Qello
  • The Country Network
  • UP Faith & Family
  • VSiN
  • Warriors & Gangsters

Sling TV alternatives

There’s no shortage of options when it comes to picking a live TV streaming service. If Sling TV does not feel like the best option for you then here are some of the most popular alternatives to Sling TV:

To see how all of these live TV streaming services compare on price to Sling TV, check out our live TV streaming price guide.

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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