Sling TV is the most popular live streaming service out there. And while it has an almost ridiculous smorgasbord of channels available, you're still going to have to make some choices when it comes to pricing. Because like almost everyone else, Sling has a couple of plans from which you'll pick.

Sling has three options for plans and pricing:

  • Orange Plan ($25 a month): This is the basic plan. (Its price increased on June 28, 2018.) If you get nothing else, you'll have this. It covers the basic of what you'd find on cable TV, with more than 20 channels at the ready.
  • Blue Plan ($25 a month): For $25 a month you'll get even more news and movies and sports. But this doesn't comprise every channel that's available in the Orange Plan.
  • Orange & Blue ($40 a month): The best of both worlds. You get the full smash — Orange and Blue plans.

Sling TV channels

Here's how the Orange and Blue plans break down:

Sling TV channels, packages and pricing

Channel Orange ($25 monthly) Blue ($25 monthly)
A&E X X
ACC Network Extra X
AMC X X
AXS TV X X
BBC America X X
BET X
Bloomberg Television X X
Bravo X
Cartoon Network X X
Cheddar X X
Cheddar Big News X X
CNN X X
Comedy Central X X
Disney Channel X
EPIX Drive-In X X
ESPN X
ESPN 2 X
ESPN 3 X
Food Network X X
Fox (Select markets) X
Fox Regional Sports X
FS1 X
FS2 X
FX X
FXX X
Freeform X
Fuse x
HGTV X X
History Channel X X
IFC X X
Lifetime X x
Local Now X X
National Geographic X
Nat Geo Wild X
NBC On Demand X
NBC Regional Sports X
NBC Sports Network X
NFL Network X
Newsy X X
Nick Jr. X
SYFY X
TBS X X
TNT X X
Travel Channel X X
Tribecca Shortlist x x
Tru-TV X
USA X
Viceland X X

Sling TV Extras

Sling TV also has a large number of add-ons — extras, they call 'em — available alongside the Orange and Blue (or both together) plans. Prices listed are monthly.

  • Cloud DVR ($5): Record shows, in the cloud. (May not be available on all channels.)
  • Sports Extra ($10): NBA TV, NFL RedZone, NHL Network, Golf Channel, beIN Sports, PAC 12 Network, Stadium, Outside TV, Olympic Channel, and MotorSport.tv.
  • Comedy Extra ($5): MTV, Paramount Network, MTV 2, CMT, Logo, GSN, Revolt, TV Land.
  • Kids Extra ($5): Nicktoons, TeenNick, Boomerang, BABY-TV, DUCK-TV.
  • News Extra ($5): MSNBC, CNBC, BBC World News, The Blaze, Free Speech TV, NewsMax TV, HLN, WTHR-HD, EuroNews, France 24, News 18 (India), NOTV 24x7, RT, CGTN.
  • Lifestyle Extra ($5): VH1, E!, Oxygen, Cooking Channel, DIY Network, FYI, Hallmark Channel, WE TV, Lifetime Movies, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Hallmark Drama, Vibrant, Z Living, Afro.

Updated Aug. 6, 2018: Cleaned out some old cruft and made sure the channels are all up to date.

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