Philo vs Frndly TV vs Sling Orange

It's hard to compete with Frndly TV and Philo when it comes to price. Even Sling, what with all the recent price hikes, is now closer to premium than affordable. But how do these budget-friendly live TV services match up to Sling's Orange plan? While all are generally family-friendly, they do have their unique offerings. Philo is the only one with the Discovery Channel and TLC, for instance, while only Frndly has Dove and Curiosity Channel. But depending on your needs, Sling Orange might have them all beat by being the only service among the three to have all Disney and ESPN channels. But we're not just looking at channels, are we? There's device compatibility and DVR storage to consider, while free trials can make or break your choice (Sling famously does not offer a trial). Read on to learn more about how these services stack up against each other.

Which is cheaper?

The cheapest of the three streaming service in order are: Frndly TV ($6.99), Philo ($25), and the most expensive of the bunch, Sling Orange ($40).

Philo vs Frndly TV vs Sling Orange channel lineups

Channel Philo
$25/month
Frndly TV
$6.99/month
Sling Orange
$40/month
A&EYesYesYes
AccuWeatherYesYes-
AMCYes-Yes
American Heroes ChannelYes--
Animal PlanetYes--
aspireTVYes--
AXS TVYes-Yes
BBC AmericaYes-Yes
BBC World NewsYes--
BETYes-Yes
BET HerYes--
Bloomberg--Yes
Bloomberg Television--Yes
BYUtv-Yes-
Cartoon Network--Yes
Charge!--Yes
CheddarYes--
Cheddar NewsYes--
Circle-Yes-
CMTYes--
CNN--Yes
Comedy CentralYes-Yes
Comet--Yes
Cooking ChannelYes--
Crime-InvestigationYesYes-
Curiosity Channel-Yes-
Destination AmericaYes--
DiscoveryYes-Yes
Discovery ChannelYes--
Discovery FamilyYes--
Discovery LifeYes--
Disney Channel--Yes
Dove Channel-Yes-
EPIX Drive-In--Yes
ESPN--Yes
ESPN2--Yes
ESPN3--Yes
FETVYesYes-
FMC-Yes-
Food NetworkYes-Yes
Freeform--Yes
Fuse--Yes
FYIYesYes-
Game Show NetworkYes--
GetTVYesYes-
Great American FamilyYesYes-
Great American LivingYesYes-
Gusto TVYes--
HallmarkYesYes-
Hallmark ChannelYesYes-
Hallmark FamilyYesYes-
Hallmark MysteryYesYes-
Heartland-Yes-
Heroes & IconsYesYes-
HGTVYes-Yes
HistoryYesYesYes
ID--Yes
IFCYes-Yes
INSPYesYes-
Investigation DiscoveryYes-Yes
Investigation Discovery (ID)--Yes
Justice Central TV-Yes-
LifetimeYesYesYes
Lifetime Movie Network-Yes-
LMNYes--
Local Now-YesYes
LogoYes--
Magnolia NetworkYes--
MeTVYesYes-
Military HISTORY-Yes-
Motor TrendYes--
MotorTrend--Yes
MTVYes--
MTV ClassicYes--
MTV LiveYes--
MTV2Yes--
Nick Jr.Yes-Yes
NickelodeonYes--
NicktoonsYes--
Outdoor Channel-Yes-
Paramount NetworkYes--
pocket.watchYes--
PopYes--
Pop TVYes--
QVC-YesYes
Recipe.TV-Yes-
RetroCrushYes--
REVOLTYes--
RevryYes--
Science ChannelYes--
Smithsonian ChannelYes--
Sportsman Channel-Yes-
Start TVYesYes-
Story TelevisionYesYes-
Sundance TVYes--
TastemadeYes--
TBS--Yes
TeenNickYes--
The Weather Channel-Yes-
TLCYes--
TNT--Yes
Travel ChannelYes-Yes
TV LandYes--
TV OneYes--
UPtvYesYes-
Vevo CountryYes--
Vevo Hip-HopYes--
Vevo PopYes--
VH1Yes--
ViceYesYesYes
WYesYes-
WE tvYes--
Weather Channel-Yes-

Device availability comparaison

Where each streaming service has an app:
Device Philo
$25/month
Frndly TV
$6.99/month
Sling Orange
$40/month
AirplayYes-Yes
Airplay supportedYes-Yes
AirTV--Yes
Amazon Fire TVYesYesYes
AndroidYesYesYes
Android TVYesYesYes
Apple TVYesYesYes
ChromecastYesYesYes
Cox--Yes
Fire TVYesYesYes
iOSYesYesYes
iPhoneYes--
LG--Yes
LG TV--Yes
Mi Box--Yes
RokuYesYesYes
SamsungYes-Yes
Samsung TVYes-Yes
TiVo--Yes
Vizio--Yes
Windows 10--Yes
Windows 11--Yes
Xbox--Yes
Xbox One--Yes

Trials: Philo includes a free trial

Philo has a free trial of 7 days.

Go to Philo

Trials: Frndly TV includes a free trial

Frndly TV has a free trial of 7 days.

Go to Frndly TV

Trial: Sling Orange does not offer a trial

Sling Orange is currently not offering a trial.

Go to Sling Orange

Why get Philo?

Nothing beats the price: $25 is really cheap, one of the cheapest ways out there to get Live TV. And the fact that you get unlimited DVR -if you care about that kind of stuff- on top of that is kind of crazy. Just as a comparison, Youtube TV offers unlimited DVR but it costs three times as much.

Go to Philo

Why get Frndly TV?

Frndly is one of the cheapest Live TV streaming services out there, so if there is a chance you're only interested in the channels it offers (such as Hallmark), go for it. However, if you like more options and are willing to pay more, there are streaming services with many (many!) more options.

Go to Frndly TV

Why get Sling Orange?

Get Sling Orange if you watch ESPN or Disney channels, which are not available on Sling Blue.

Go to Sling Orange

Sling Orange used to be more expensive than Sling Blue but they now both cost $40 each, or $28 if you get both of them ($55/month if you get Sling Orange+Blue)

Price: $40/month

Device availability: Airplay supported, AirTV, Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Cox, iOS, LG TV, Mi Box, Roku, Samsung TV, TiVo, Vizio, Windows 10, Windows 11, Xbox, Xbox One

Channel lineup: A&E, AMC, AXS TV, BBC America, BET, Bloomberg Television, Cartoon Network, Charge!, CNN, Comedy Central, Comet, Disney Channel, EPIX Drive-In, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, Food Network, Freeform, Fuse, HGTV, History, IFC, Investigation Discovery, Lifetime, Local Now, MotorTrend, Nick Jr., QVC, TBS, TNT, Travel Channel, Vice

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