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Everything you need to know about Sling Orange

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Austin Powell


Posted on Nov 6, 2018   Updated on Apr 7, 2020, 5:10 pm CDT


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Sling TV offers three different introductory packages—Sling Orange, Sling Blue, and Sling Orange + Blue—and they vary significantly in terms of their channels, add-ons, and how many devices you can use them with at once. Here’s everything you need to know about Sling Orange.

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What is Sling Orange?

Sling Orange was once considered Sling TV’s most basic package, and it cost a little less than Sling Blue. While that’s no longer the case (both now cost $25 per month), still feels like the inferior option. It comes with fewer channels and no local programming, but it’s the cheapest way to watch ESPN online.

Sling Orange cost

Both of Sling TV’s introductory packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, cost $30 per month. Sling Orange + Blue, a combination package, costs $45 per month. All packages come with $10 off your first month.

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Sling Orange devices

No matter which package you select, you can access Sling TV via Amazon Fire Stick and Amazon Fire TV and Echo Show, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, Google Chromecast, Samsung, LG, Portal TV, Nintendo Switch, Playstation, and iOS and Android devices. (You can find a complete list of Sling TV compatible devices and specifications here.)

However, how many devices you can use with Sling TV varies depending on your package. Here’s how it breaks down.

  • Sling Orange = 1 device
  • Sling Blue = 3 devices
  • Sling Orange + Blue = 4 devices
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Sling Orange channels

Sling Orange comes with roughly 32 channels, but only seven of those are exclusive to the package (meaning they’re not also featured in Sling Blue): ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, Disney Channel, FreeForm. Investigation Discovery, and Motortrend. That suite of ESPN channels and the Disney Channel are what makes Sling Orange so appealing, but it’s a little discouraging just how little you get with this package. You can’t even access local channels with Sling Orange.

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Note: Your channel lineup may vary slightly depending on your location. You’ll want to use this link to show the Sling Orange channels available in your area. (Here’s a complete guide to Sling TV channels.)


BBC AmericaBloomberg TVCartoon Network
Cheddar BusinessCheddar NewsCNN
Comedy CentralCometDisney Channel
ESPN3Food NetworkFreeform
FuseHGTVHistory Channel
IFCInvestigation DiscoveryLifetime
Local NowMotortrendNewsy
Travel ChannelViceland
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Sling Orange vs. Sling Blue

Sling Blue trumps Sling Orange in every measurable category. It offers more channels (42 to 28), more devices you can use at once, and local channels. The following channels are included in Sling Blue but not Sling Orange: BET, Fox and Fox Sports (select markets), FS1 and FS2, FX and FXX, Local Now, National Geographic, Nat Geo Wild, NBC and NBC Sports (select markets), NBCSN, Nick Jr., NFL Network, TruTV, and USA.

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If you’re not a sports fan or can just live without ESPN, you’re going to want Sling Blue. To get the best of both, you can always upgrade to Sling Orange + Blue, which costs $40 per month.

No matter which package you select, there are a few channels simply not offered by Sling TV. Those include the CW, CBS, and ABC in most markets.


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Sling Orange channels: Add-on packages

While Sling Orange offers fewer channels than Sling Blue, you can get most of the channels you’re missing (and then some) via add-on packages. Worth noting: While most of these packages are $5 per month, you can add four Extra packages (Kids Extra, Lifestyle Extra, Comedy Extra, and News Extra) for $10 per month total.

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1) Sports Extra: Sling Orange

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Cost: $5 per month

This package makes up for most of the sports in Sling Blue, with the noted exceptions of NFL Network, Fox Sports, NBC Sports, and FS1. Note: You need the Sling Blue version of this package, which costs $10 per month, to get NFL RedZone.

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2) Comedy: Sling Orange

Cost: $5 per month

Most of the Viacom channels you’re missing in Sling Orange are hiding here.

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  • MTV
  • TruTV
  • Paramount Network
  • MTV2
  • CMT
  • Logo
  • GSN
  • TV Land
  • Revolt

3) Hollywood Extra

Cost: $5 per month

A solid value for classic movies. It’s the same package for Sling Orange and Sling Blue.

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  • Fandor Festival
  • Reelz
  • HDNet Movies
  • Sundance TV
  • TCM
  • Cinemoi
  • The Film Detective

4) News Extra: Sling Orange

Cost: $5 per month

Only worthwhile if you really need BBC World News.

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  • BBC World News
  • The Blaze
  • HLN
  • Fusion
  • RT
  • News18
  • WeatherNation
  • Science Channel

5) Lifestyle Extra: Sling Orange

Cost: $5 per month

Want to marathon Hallmark Christmas movies? You’ll need this add-on.

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  • VH1
  • BET
  • Cooking Channel
  • DIY Network
  • FYI
  • Hallmark Channel
  • WeTV
  • Lifetime Movies
  • Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
  • Hallmark Drama
  • Vibrant TV Network
  • Z Living HD
  • Afro

6) Heartland

Cost: $5 per month

Get shows like Timmy Horton Outdoors with this package of channels focused on rural America and outdoor sports.

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  • World Fishing Network
  • Sportsman Channel
  • Outdoor Channel
  • Ride TV
  • RFD TV
  • PixL
  • Cowboy Channel
  • American Heroes Channel
  • Destination America

7) International

One of the best international offerings in all of live TV streaming.

Cost: $5 per month

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  • Aaj Tak
  • CCTV-4
  • MBC
  • ProSiebenSat1 Welt
  • Rai Italia
  • Globo
  • Sony Entertainment Television Asia
  • TV5Monde Info
  • WillowHD
  • Zee Cinemalu

8) Español: Best of Spanish TV (Sling Orange)

Cost: $5 per month

If you follow international soccer, this is a must-add. It’s comparable to what you’ll find with FuboTV, only significantly cheaper.

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  • ESPN Deportes
  • Cine Latino
  • Cine Sony
  • Discovery en Español
  • Discovery Familia
  • History en Español
  • Azteca
  • EstrellaTV
  • BeIN Sports (4 channels)
  • Pasiones
  • Inti
  • VME Kids
  • NTN4
  • BabyTV Español
  • ZeeMundi
  • BBC’s CBeebies
  • Hola TV
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9) Kids Extra: Sling Orange

Interested in Sling Orange for the Disney Channel? You’ll want to add these other channels for the kids in your life.

Cost: $5 per month

  • Nick Jr.
  • NickToons
  • Boomerang
  • Disney Junior
  • TeenNick
  • BabyTV
  • Disney XD
  • ducktv
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*First Published: Nov 6, 2018, 6:00 am CST
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