Sling vs Hulu with Live TV: which is better?

Updated November 17, 2021 • Staff

Our verdict: go with Hulu with Live TV

We rank streaming services based on their value: how much will each dollar of subscription get you. Our score for Hulu with Live TV is 1 value units for each dollar and our score for Sling Orange + Blue is 1 value units for each dollar.

Go to Hulu with Live TV

Popularity: Hulu with Live TV is more popular than Sling Orange + Blue

Hulu with Live TV has 4,100,000 subscribers whereas Sling Orange + Blue has 2,460,000 subscribers. This means that Hulu with Live TV has 1,640,000 more subscribers than Sling Orange + Blue. That's a pretty big difference.

Price: Sling Orange + Blue is cheaper than Hulu with Live TV

Sling Orange + Blue's costs $50 whereas Hulu with Live TV costs $65. Getting Hulu with Live TV instead of Sling Orange + Blue will set you back $15 more every month.

Devices: Hulu with Live TV is more widely available than Sling Orange + Blue

Hulu with Live TV is available on Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, LG TV, Nintendo Switch, Roku, Roku TV, Samsung TV or Xbox.

Whereas Sling Orange + Blue is only available on AirTV, Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, LG TV, Roku, Samsung TV or Xbox. That's 1 less devices than Hulu with Live TV

Channel count: Hulu with Live TV has 25 channels more than Sling Orange + Blue

Hulu with Live TV's lineup includes 75 channels whereas Sling Orange + Blue has only 50 channels. Getting a subscription to Hulu with Live TV will give you access to 25 more channels than Sling Orange + Blue. That's quite a bit of channels.

Trial: Sling Orange + Blue offers a trial

Sling Orange + Blue has a trial. The trial duration is 7 days.

Find out more on Sling Orange + Blue

Trial: Hulu with Live TV offers a trial

Hulu with Live TV has a trial. The trial duration is 7 days.

Find out more on Hulu with Live TV

Focus: Sling Orange + Blue and Hulu with Live TV have the same specialty

The specialties of Sling Orange + Blue and Hulu with Live TV are: Lifestyle, News, Sports.

Line-up: Channels on Sling Orange + Blue and not Hulu with Live TV

The channels that Sling Orange + Blue has and which are not available on Hulu with Live TV:

  • A&E
  • AMC
  • AXS TV
  • BBC America
  • BET
  • Comedy Central
  • Comet
  • EPIX Drive-In
  • FOX (select markets)
  • Fuse
  • IFC
  • Local Now
  • NBC (select markets)
  • Newsy
  • NFL Network
  • Nick Jr.
  • Stadium

Line-up: Channels on Hulu with Live TV and not Sling Orange + Blue

The channels that Hulu with Live TV has which are not available on Sling Orange + Blue:

  • A&E
  • ABC
  • ABC News Live
  • ACC Network (ACCN)
  • Adult Swim
  • Animal Planet
  • Big Ten Network (BTN)
  • Boomerang
  • CBS
  • CBS Sports Network
  • CBSN
  • CNBC
  • CNN International
  • Cozi TV
  • CW
  • Dabl
  • Disney Junior
  • Disney XD
  • ESPN College Extra
  • ESPNews
  • ESPNU
  • Fox Business Network
  • Fox Sports 2 (FS2)
  • FXM
  • FXX
  • FYI
  • Golf Channel
  • Lifetime Movie Network (LMN)
  • Nat Geo Wild
  • Olympic Channel
  • Oxygen
  • Pop
  • QVC
  • SEC Network
  • Smithsonian Channel
  • Start TV
  • TCM (Turner Classic Movies)
  • Telemundo
  • Universal Kids
  • WGN America

Line-up: Channels on both Hulu with Live TV and Sling Orange + Blue

The channels that are available on both Hulu with Live TV and Sling Orange + Blue are:

  • Bloomberg
  • Bravo
  • Cartoon Network
  • Cheddar
  • CNN
  • Discovery Channel
  • Disney Channel
  • E!
  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • ESPN3
  • Food Network
  • Fox News Channel
  • Fox Sports 1 (FS1)
  • Freeform
  • FX
  • HGTV
  • History
  • HLN
  • Investigation Discovery (ID)
  • Lifetime
  • MotorTrend
  • MSNBC
  • National Geographic
  • NBCSN
  • SYFY
  • TBS
  • TLC
  • TNT
  • Travel Channel
  • truTV
  • USA
  • Vice

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