At Kill The Cable Bill, we are all about helping our readers save money while still being able to watch the shows they want to watch! One of our favorite tools to recommend is a service called Sling TV, which is a live streaming TV service! This article is designed to do a deep-dive into the Sling TV packages available. Keep reading to see the full Sling TV channel lists for each package.
Sling TV Basics
If you’re new to the service, you may be curious about the basics of this service. Here’s what newcomers need to know:
- Sling TV is a live TV streaming service
- You can use it to watch live TV without cable
- It costs as little as $25 per month, and does not require a contract
- You can use it on all your favorite devices
- You can watch live sports, movies, TV shows, news and more
- There are various Sling TV packages available, ranging from 30 to 100+ channels (see the full list below)
- There’s a free 7-day trial available for new customers
Full details are covered in our Sling TV review. For details about the channels on Sling TV, keep reading this guide.
Sling TV Packages: Overview
We’ll get into the detailed Sling TV channels list below, but first let’s start with an overview of what’s on offer.
Sling TV has two “base” packages, and then options to expand your selection with add-ons. You can also get both base packages at a discounted rate. Here’s a breakdown:
Sling Orange – $25 per month – 30+ channels (including ESPN networks)
Sling Blue – $25 per month – 40+ channels (does not include ESPN networks)
Sling Orange + Blue – $40 per month – 50+ channels (includes everything in Orange and Blue combined)
On top of these, there are over a dozen add-on packages that allow you to expand your channel selection with additions from certain categories. For instance, there is a sports package you can add-on, a lifestyle package, etc. Details on these Sling TV packages can be found below.
Keep in mind that you can try a free 7 day trial of any of these packages.
Sling TV Packages – Detailed Breakdown
Now, let’s take a closer look at the various Sling TV plans to get a better idea for which one might be the best option for your viewing preferences (and budget).
Sling Orange Package ($25/Month)
Total Channels: 30+
Cost Per Month: $25
Channel List: ESPN, Disney Channel, A&E, TNT, AMC, HGTV, CNN, TBS, Comedy Central, History, IFC, Food Network, BBC America, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, Cartoon Network, Epix Drive-In, Lifetime, Viceland, AXS.TV, Fuse, Newsy, ESPN2, ESPN3, Freeform, Bloomberg TV, Motortrend, Cheddar Business, Cheddar News, Local Now, Comet, Stadium
The Sling Orange package is one of Sling’s most popular, and for good reason. It provides a very affordable way to watch live TV – including live sports – without cable. Networks like ESPN, AMC, TNT, and Comedy Central are some highlights of this package, although looking at the full channel list, you’ll see that there’s a good diverse mix of channels available. The main thing missing from this lineup is Sling TV local channels like NBC and FOX – which are included in Sling Blue, discussed below. Click here to try a free 7 day trial.
Sling Blue Package ($25/Month)
Total Channels: 40+
Cost Per Month: $25
Channel List: USA, NFL Network, Bravo, TNT, AMC, HGTV, CNN, TBS, Comedy Central, History, A&E, IFC, Food Network, BBC America, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, Cartoon Network, Epix Drive-In, Lifetime, Viceland, AXS.TV, Fuse, Newsy, Bloomberg TV, Cheddar Business, Cheddar News, Local Now, Discovery, FOX, NBC, NBC Sports, FX, TLC, NBCSN, FXX, FS1, FS2, Nick JR, SyFy, National Geographic, Nat Geo WILD, BET, TruTV, Stadium, Comet, E!, and Paramount Network
The Sling Blue package offers significantly more channels than Sling Orange, and also adds local networks like FOX and NBC (in select areas). However, it does NOT include the ESPN family of networks. This is the biggest difference between the two plans – Orange has ESPN’s networks, while Blue looses ESPN but gains local networks. The best Sling TV package for you just depends on your viewing preferences. Click here to try a free 7 day trial.
Sling Orange + Blue Package ($40/Month)
Total Channels: 50+
Cost Per Month: $40
Channel List: ESPN, TNT, AMC, TBS, USA, TLC, CNN, HGTV, Comedy Central, History, A&E, IFC, Food Network, BBC America, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, Cartoon Network, Epix Drive-In, Lifetime, Viceland, AXS.TV, Fuse, Newsy, ESPN2, ESPN3, Freeform, Bloomberg TV, Motortrend, Disney Channel, Cheddar Business, Cheddar News, Local Now, Discover, FOX, NBC, NBC Sports, FX, NFL Network, NBCSN, FXX, FS1, FS2, NickJR, SyFy, Bravo, National Geographic, Nat Geo WILD, BET, TruTV, Stadium, Comet, E!, and Paramount Network.
Sling Orange + Blue combines the best of both worlds, offering all the channels that are included in both base packages. It also presents a good discount, as it costs $40 per month (while each of the two base packages cost $25). For viewers who want sports networks, local channels and a solid base of entertainment channels, Sling Orange + Blue is a great option. Click here to try a free 7 day trial.
What About Add-Ons?
In addition to the Sling TV base packages, users can choose from a wide variety of add-ons to expand their channel selection. Most of these packages cover specific topics, such as sports or entertainment. Find details on Sling TV add-ons below.
Also, note that for some packages, the selection of channels that are added vary depending on what base package you have. This is mostly because subscribers of Sling Orange may already have some of the channels included in an expansion pack, while subscribers to Sling Blue may not. So, Sling offers slightly different channels in the expansion packs, depending on which base plan you have.
Comedy Extra – $5 per month
Sling Orange + Comedy Extra – adds MTV, TruTV, MTV2, CMT, Logo, GSN, TV Land, Revolt Sling Blue + Comedy Extra – adds MTV, MTV2, CMT, Logo, GSN, TV Land, Revolt
Kids Extra – $5 per month
Sling Orange + Kids Extra – adds Disney Junior, Disney XD, Nick Jr, NickToons, TeenNick, Boomerang, BabyTV, DuckTV
Sling Blue + Kids Extra – adds NickToons, Teennick, Boomerang, BabyTV, DuckTV
Sports Extra – $10 per month
Sling Orange + Sports Extra – adds MLB Network, MLB Network Strike Zone, NBA TV, SEC Network, SEC Network+, PAC-12, ESPNU, ESPNEWS, NHL Network, BeIN Sports, ESPN Goal Line, ESPN Bases Loaded, Stadium, Outside TV, Tennis Channel
Sling Blue + Sports Extra – adds MLB Network, MLB Network Strike Zone, NFL RedZone, NBA TV, NHL Network, Golf Channel, BeIN Sports, Pac-12 Network, Stadium, Outside TV, Olympic Channel, Tennis Channel
News Extra – $5 per month
Sling Orange + News Extra – adds BBC World News, TheBlaze, HLN, Weather Nation, Fusion, Euronews, News18, RT, CGTN, Sci, NewsMaxTV, FStv
Sling Blue + News Extra – adds MSNBC, CNBC, BBC World News, TheBlaze, HLN, Weather Nation, Euronews, France24, News18, NDTV 24×7, RT, CGTN, Sci, NewsMaxTV, FStv
Lifestyle Extra – $5 per month
Sling Orange + Lifestyle Extra – adds VH1, BET, Cooking Channel, DIY, FYI, Hallmark Channel, WEtv, Lifetime Movies, Halmark Movies & Mysteries, Hallmark Drama, ZLiving, Afro
Sling Blue + Lifestyle Extra – adds VH1, Oxygen, Cooking Channel, DIY Network, FYI, Hallmark Channel, WEtv, Lifetime Movies, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Hallmark Drama, ZLiving, Afro
Hollywood Extra – $5 per month
(this package is the same for both base plans). Adds Fandor Festival, REELZ, HD Net Movies, Sundance TV, Turner Classic Movies, Cinemoi North America, The Film Detective
Heartland Extra – $5 per month
(this package is the same for both base plans). Adds World Fishing Network, Sportsman Channel, Outdoor Channel, Ride TV, RFD-TV, PixL, The Cowboy Channel, American Heroes Channel, Destination America
In addition to these expansions, Sling TV also has a few international expansion packs for international/foreign language content. Most add-on packages come with a free 7 day trial.
Premium Channels on Sling TV
In addition to the Sling TV channels already discussed, Sling offers a variety of premium channels. These are available for an additional cost, and are not included in any of the base packages or normal add-ons.
Highlights include Showtime ($10/month), Starz ($9/month), Epix ($5/month), and many more. You can see the full list of premium channels on Sling TV during the signup process.
Sling TV Package Deals & Bonus Features
In addition to the packages already discussed, Sling TV offers a number of bundled add-ons at a discounted price. There are also some extra features that you can purchase to enhance your viewing experience. Keep in mind that deals can change frequently – check out this list of Sling TV offers for up-to-date information.
Total TV Deal – $20 per month
The Total TV Deal adds all the channels included in Sports Extra, Kids Extra, News Extra, Lifestyle Extra, Heartland Extra, Hollywood Extra, and Comedy Extra. It also gives you enhanced cloud DVR. In total, all these add-ons would cost $45/month if purchased separately, so $20/month for this bundle is a great deal.
4 Extras Deal – $10 per month
The 4 Extras Deal is also a good value. It adds the four most popular expansion packs, at a discounted price. This adds all the channels from Kids Extra, Comedy Extra, News Extra and Lifestyle Extra.
This may seem like a lot of information to digest. Fortunately, Sling TV’s user interface is well designed, and the channels available to you are made clear during the signup process.
For those that are new to Sling TV, we recommend signing up for one of the base packages using the free 7-day trial. That will give you time to explore the service, and see if it includes enough channels. If you’re craving more selection, you can simply add some expansion packs whenever you want.
And remember, Sling TV is non-contract (as are all of the add-ons), so you’re never locked in for more than a month at a time!