Sling vs Netflix: which is better?

Why get Sling Orange + Blue?

Sling is a great option if you want to cut the cord but keep access to many channels. If you don't watch sports, you don't have to get the package for them.

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Why get Netflix?

High-quality original programming: With Netflix, you'll have access to their critically acclaimed Original shows, such as House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, as well as their big-budget docu-series like Making a Murderer, all of which you can't access on other streaming platforms.

User experience: The UI is pretty much perfect across the board. There are also perks like having different viewer profiles when sharing the account. Parental controls are also centralized.

Offline downloads on mobile: If you want to watch a movie or show on the go, Netflix gives you the option to download videos on your device for offline viewing.

The algorithm: Netflix has one of the smartest algorithms in the streaming landscape, so the personalized recommendations are usually on-point.

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Popularity: Netflix is more popular than Sling Orange + Blue

Netflix has 209,000,000 subscribers whereas Sling Orange + Blue has 2,460,000 subscribers. This means that Netflix has 206,540,000 more subscribers than Sling Orange + Blue. That's a pretty big difference.

Price: Netflix is cheaper than Sling Orange + Blue

Netflix's costs $9 whereas Sling Orange + Blue costs $55. Getting Sling Orange + Blue instead of Netflix will set you back $46 more every month.

Devices: Netflix is more widely available than Sling Orange + Blue

Netflix is available on Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Changhong, Chromecast, Haier, Hisense, iOS, LG TV, Nvidia SHIELD, Panasonic, Philips, PlayStation, Roku, Roku TV, Samsung, Samsung TV, Sharp, Skyworth, Sony, TiVo, Vestel, Vizio, Wii or Xbox.

Whereas Sling Orange + Blue is available on AirTV, Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Cox, iOS, iPhone, LG TV, Mi Box, Roku, Samsung TV, TiVo, Vizio, Vizio Smart TV, Windows 10, Windows 11, Xbox or Xbox One. That's 6 less devices than Netflix.

Trial: Sling Orange + Blue does not offer a trial

Sling Orange + Blue does not offer a free trial.

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Trial: Netflix does not offer a trial

Netflix does not offer a free trial.

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Sling Orange + Blue's specialty

The specialties of Sling Orange + Blue are: Lifestyle, News, Science fiction, Sports.

Netflix's specialty

The specialties of Netflix are: Anime, International Shows, Movies, Science fiction, TV shows.

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Netflix is an ad-free streaming platform that operates on a monthly, or annual, subscription.

There are three pricing plans – Basic, Standard and Premium – and the one you choose will determine the number of devices that you can simultaneously use to watch Netflix, in case you want to share the account with someone else.

There are three plans, though pricing differs from region to region. First up is the Basic plan, which allows you to watch on one device at a time. Upgrading to the Standard plan allows you to watch shows and movies, and download them for offline viewing, on up to 2 different devices at a time. The top-tier Premium plan lets you watch and download on up to 4 different devices, and comes with the options to watch videos in HD and Ultra HD.

Once subscribed, you can watch movies and TV shows directly on your browser via Netflix.com.

You also have the option of downloading the app on pretty much any mobile device, including iOS, Android, or Windows. The app also works on computers using Windows XP or later and Macs with OS X Tiger or later.

Price: $8.99/month

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Changhong, Chromecast, Haier, Hisense, iOS, LG TV, Nvidia SHIELD, Panasonic, Philips, PlayStation, Roku, Roku TV, Samsung, Samsung TV, Sharp, Skyworth, Sony, TiVo, Vestel, Vizio, Wii, Xbox

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