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Sling TV channels: The complete list for every live TV package

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Sling TV is billed as an à la carte streaming service, allowing you to pick and choose the Sling TV channels you really want to see. But the very thing that makes it so unique in the live TV streaming space and one of the best ways to stream NFL games is also what makes it so incredibly frustrating. Sling TV packages are basically split in two, and it can be difficult to figure out which channels are available where and what upgrades come with each package. For example, Sling TV put ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN3 in its Sling Orange channel lineup but not in its sports-centric Sling Blue package, and NFL RedZone is only available as an add-on to the Sling Blue channels.

Confused yet? Don’t worry. We’re going to break down everything you need to know about Sling TV channels, local channels, add-on packages, and more to help you get exactly what you’re looking for.

Sling TV channels: Local options

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Sling TV only offers local channels for Fox and NBC in select markets and for Sling Blue customers. (You’ll need to either invest in an HD antenna to pick up the CW, ABC, and CBS, or you can invest in standalone apps like CBS All Access.) You can check what’s available in your area by going here and entering your ZIP code. If live feeds of those two channels aren’t available in your area, on-demand version of Fox and NBC will be available to Sling Blue subscribers, but it’s worth noting that most content won’t be available until the following morning. Here’s what’s available in Washington, D.C., for example:

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1) Sling Orange channels

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Cost: $25 per month

The Sling Orange channel lineup is fairly basic and considerably smaller than Sling Blue, with just 28 channels. That includes, however, three ESPN channels, AMC, Comedy Central, and the Disney Channel.

Sling Orange channels:

  • ACC Network
  • A&E
  • AMC
  • BBC America
  • Bloomberg Television
  • Cartoon Network
  • Cinefest
  • Cheddar
  • Cheddar Big News
  • CNN
  • Comedy Central
  • Discovery Channel
  • Disney Channel
  • Epix Drive-In
  • ESPN
  • ESPN 2
  • ESPN 3
  • Food Network
  • FreeForm
  • Fuse
  • HGTV
  • History Channel
  • Hopster
  • IFC
  • Investigation Discovery
  • Lifetime
  • MotorTrend
  • Newsy
  • TBS
  • Tennis Channel
  • TNT
  • TLC
  • Tribeca Shortlist
  • Travel Channel
  • Viceland

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2) Sling Blue channels

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The Sling Blue channel lineup has almost everything you’re looking for in a sports package—NFL Network, FS1 and FS2, NBCSN, TNT, and TBS—with the obvious exception of those aforementioned ESPN channels. With Sling Blue, you’re getting 42 channels, which includes FX and FXX. Otherwise, there’s a lot of overlap with the Sling Orange package.

Sling Blue channels:

  • A&E
  • AMC
  • AXS TV
  • BBC America
  • BET
  • Bloomberg Television
  • Bravo
  • Cartoon Network
  • Cheddar
  • Cheddar Big News
  • Cinefest
  • Comedy Central
  • CNN
  • Discovery Channel
  • Epix Drive-In
  • Food Network
  • FS1
  • FS2
  • Fox (select markets)
  • Fox Sports (select markets)
  • Fuse
  • FX
  • FXX
  • HGTV
  • History Channel
  • Hopster
  • IFC
  • Investigation Discovery
  • Lifetime
  • Local Now
  • MotorTrend
  • National Geographic
  • Nat Geo Wild
  • NBC (select markets)
  • NBC Sports (select markets)
  • NBC Sports Network
  • Newsy
  • Nick Jr.
  • NFL Network
  • SYFY
  • Tennis Channel
  • TBS
  • TLC
  • TNT
  • Travel Channel
  • Tribeca Shortlist
  • TruTV
  • USA
  • Viceland


3) Sling Orange + Blue channels

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Cost: $40 per month

Sling Orange + Blue combines the two packages into one comprehensive channel lineup. Given that it’s only six more channels than Sling Blue, the value is certainly debatable. If you can live without ESPN and the Disney Channel, you’re better served by Sling Blue.

Sling Orange + Blue channels:

  • ACC Network
  • A&E
  • AMC
  • AXS TV
  • BBC America
  • BET
  • Bloomberg Television
  • Bravo
  • Cartoon Network
  • Cheddar
  • Cheddar Big News
  • Cinefest
  • CNN
  • Comedy Central
  • Discovery Channel
  • Disney Channel
  • Epix Drive-In
  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • ESPN3
  • Food Network
  • Fox (select markets)
  • Fox Sports (select markets)
  • FreeForm
  • FS1
  • FS2
  • Fuse
  • FX
  • FXX
  • HGTV
  • History Channel
  • Hopster
  • IFC
  • Investigation Discovery
  • Lifetime
  • Local Now
  • MotorTrend
  • National Geographic
  • Nat Geo Wild
  • NBC (select markets)
  • NBC Sports (select markets)
  • NBCSN
  • Newsy
  • NFL Network
  • Nick Jr.
  • SYFY
  • TBS
  • Tennis Channel
  • TNT
  • TLC
  • Travel Channel
  • Tribeca Shortlist
  • TruTV
  • USA
  • Viceland

How does the Sling TV channel lineup compare to the competition? See for yourself:


Sling TV channels: Premium channels

Sling TV has made huge strides since launching in its addition of premium channels. While the pricing is fairly standard from what you’ll find elsewhere, it’s convenient to bundle your services together. Unfortunately, HBO and Cinemax were pulled from the service in November 2018, but there are plenty of other premium options to choose from:

  • Showtime: $10 per month*
  • Starz: $9 per month
  • Epix: $5 per month
  • CuriosityStream: $6 per month*
  • UP Faith & Family: $5 per month*
  • Pantaya: $6 per month*
  • NBA League Pass: $28.99 per month*
  • NBA Team Pass: $17.99
  • Stingray Karaoke: $7 per month*
  • Dove Channel: $5 per month*
  • Outside TV Features: $5 per month*

* Former Sling TV customers on Roku can subscribe to these channels without having a basic Sling TV subscription.

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Sling TV channels: Add-on packages

This is where things get unnecessarily confusing. Most of Sling TV’s add-on packages have different channels and sometimes different pricing based on whether you’re adding on to a Sling Orange or Sling Blue package. Here’s what you can add and what you need to know. Note: You can subscribe to four Extra packages (Kids Extra, Lifestyle Extra, Comedy Extra, and News Extra) for $10 per month.

1) Sports Extra: Sling Orange

Cost: $5 per month

This package gives you most of what you’re missing from Sling Blue, with the noted exception of NFL Network.

  • NBA TV
  • SEC Network (2 channels)
  • Pac 12 Network
  • ESPNU
  • ESPNEWS
  • NHL Network
  • BeIN Sports
  • ESPN Goal Line
  • ESPN Bases Loaded
  • Stadium
  • Outside TV
  • Motorsport.TV
  • Tennis Channel

2) Sports Extra: Sling Blue

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Cost: $10 per month

Tacked onto Sling Blue, this is the cheapest way to watch NFL RedZone online.

  • NFL RedZone
  • NBA TV
  • NHL Network
  • NBC Golf
  • BeIN Sports
  • Pac 12 Network
  • Stadium
  • Outside TV
  • Olympic Channel
  • Motorsport.TV
  • Tennis Channel


3) Comedy: Sling Orange

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Cost: $5 per month

There’s a lot to like in this Sling TV package, but I don’t see why it’s labeled comedy. You’d expect some standup-specific programming.

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


4) Comedy: Sling Blue

Cost: $5 per month

The same “comedy” package as before but without TruTV, which is already included in the Sling Blue channel lineup.

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

5) Hollywood Extra

Cost: $5 per month

A crash course in classic movies, full of movies you probably need to see but haven’t.

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

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6) News Extra: Sling Orange

Cost: $5 per month

World news of varying quality. Would not recommend.

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

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7) News Extra: Sling Blue

Cost: $5 per month

This package still has some outlets that should be avoided (The Blaze, RT), but it’s rounded out by quality news outlets.

  • MSNBC
  • CNBC
  • BBC World News
  • The Blaze
  • HLN
  • Weather Nation
  • EuroNews
  • France24
  • News18
  • NDTV 24×7
  • RT
  • CGTN
  • Science Channel

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8) Lifestyle Extra: Sling Orange

Cost: $5 per month

A solid if random block of programming for retired moms and the Black community, most of which is available in Sling Blue.

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

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9) Lifestyle Extra: Sling Blue

Cost: $5 per month

Comparable to what’s available in the Sling Orange version but with VH1 and E!.

  • VH1
  • E!
  • Oxygen
  • Cooking
  • DIY Network
  • FYI
  • Hallmark Channel
  • WeTV
  • Lifetime Movies
  • Vibrant TV Network
  • Z Living
  • Afro

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10) Heartland

Cost: $5 per month

Rugged programming for rural America, featuring shows like Timmy Horton Outdoors.

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

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11) International

A truly unique group of channels that feature original content and live sports from India, the Middle East, China, and Europe.

Cost: $5 per month

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

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

Cost: $5 per month

This is an awesome collection of Spanish programming that positions Sling TV to directly compete with FuboTV.

  • 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
  • LaLiga TV


13) Español: Best of Spanish TV (Sling Blue)

Cost: $5 per month

The Sling Blue version of this package swaps ESPN Deportes for NBC Universo and adds Univision Tlnovelas.

  • NBC Universo
  • Univision Tlnovelas
  • 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
  • LaLiga TV

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14) Kids Extra: Sling Orange

Cost: $5 per month

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

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15) Kids Extra: Sling Blue

Cost: $5 per month

  • NickToons
  • Boomerang
  • TeenNick
  • BabyTV
  • ducktv

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Austin Powell

Austin Powell

Austin Powell is the managing editor of the Daily Dot. His work focuses on the intersection of entertainment and technology. He previously served as a music columnist for the Austin Chronicle and is the co-author of The Austin Chronicle Music Anthology.