Sling TV: Orange Vs Blue – Which suits you the best?

Written by Gabriela Vatu
Published on October 19, 2018

Sling TV is by far one of the best over-the-top (OTT) platforms out there which will definitely make it easy for you to watch your favorite TV channels online, without being tied completely to a cable company.

Sling TV features three starter bundles - Orange, Blue, and Orange + Blue, with the latter combining the channels of the first two. That one is also more expensive, as it costs $40 per month, as opposed to $25 per month.

But since many people want to quit cable precisely so they don't have to pay a lot of money, and since Sling TV is one of the best platforms out there in terms of customization options, which will raise the total monthly price quite a bit, we're going to focus on the first two bundles. What makes them different? What should make you want to pick any of them? Let's find out!

Sling Orange vs Sling Blue: Head to Head

Sling TV Orange

We're going to take a look and see what makes the two bundles different, as well as what makes them similar and we're going to go through a few main categories so we can compare them better.


What channels can you find in each bundle and who would like them better? Let's find out! We're going to highlight the common channels you'll find in both bundles.

So, Sling Orange is the perfect choice for sports fans thanks to the multiple ESPN channels, but then again Sling Blue features Fox Sports, the NFL Network, and more. In the end, it depends which sports channels you like best.

It's also worth the mention that Orange features fewer channels than Blue does. Plus, Blue has a few more channels that will appeal to families with children, from Disney Channel and Nick Jr to National Geographic.

Extra Channel Packs

Sling TV Kids Extra

While it's true that all channel bundles have access to the same extra packs, there are some differences in the channels they feature.

Kids Extra - $5 per month

Sports Extra - $5 for Orange, $10 for Blue

News Extra - $5 per month

Lifestyle Extra - $5 per month

Best of Spanish TV - $5 per month

Comedy - $5 per month

Hollywood Extra - $5 per month

Both: Fandor, Reelz, HDNet Movies, Sundance TV, TCM, CineMoi, The Film Detective

Heartland Extra - $5 per month

Both: World Fishing Network, Sportsman Channel, Outdoor Channel, Ride TV, RFD TV, PixL, Cowboy Channel

Premium channels - HBO, Starz, Cinemax, EPIX, Up Faith & Family, Showtime, CONtv, Docurama, CuriosityStream, Here TV, Comedy Dynamics, Grokker, DOGTV, Outside TV Features, Dove Channel, Stingray Karaoke.

Extra Features

There's another difference between Sling Orange and Sling Blue, which is the number of devices you can stream content to simultaneously. For instance, if you pick Sling Orange, you can only watch on one device, but, if you pick Sling Blue, you can watch on three devices at the same time. As a little bonus info, if you pick Orange + Blue, you're getting four simultaneous streams.

Final Thoughts

So, while there are some similarities between Sling Orange and Sling Blue, there are also loads of similarities. In the end, it just depends on what type of content you want to see. Truth be told, you'd probably be better off picking Orange + Blue to have all those base channels, and to get all the extra pack channels too.

We hope we've made it somewhat easier for you to decide which one to pick and that we managed to highlight the differences between the bundles. Follow TechNadu on Facebook and Twitter.

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