Sling vs Philo: Which is Best?

Updated January 15, 2022 • Staff

Sling and Philo are both kind of underdogs of live TV streaming - they're not Youtube TV or Hulu with Live TV, but they offer great value.

But which one offers the most value? That depends on your specific needs, and in this page, we hope to help you decide. 

Our verdict: go with Philo

We rank streaming services based on their value: how much will each dollar of subscription get you. Our score for Philo is 3 value units for each dollar and our score for Sling Orange + Blue is 1 value units for each dollar.

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Popularity: Sling Orange + Blue is more popular than Philo

Sling Orange + Blue has 2,460,000 subscribers whereas Philo has 750,000 subscribers. This means that Sling Orange + Blue has 1,710,000 more subscribers than Philo. That's a pretty big difference.

Price: Philo is cheaper than Sling Orange + Blue

Philo's costs $25 whereas Sling Orange + Blue costs $50. Getting Sling Orange + Blue instead of Philo will set you back $25 more every month.

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

Sling Orange + Blue is available on AirTV, Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, LG TV, Roku, Samsung TV or Xbox.

Whereas Philo is only available on Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS or Roku. That's 4 less devices than Sling Orange + Blue

Channel count: Philo has 18 channels more than Sling Orange + Blue

Philo's lineup includes 68 channels whereas Sling Orange + Blue has only 50 channels. Getting a subscription to Philo will give you access to 18 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: Philo offers a trial

Philo has a trial. The trial duration is 7 days.

Find out more on Philo

Sling Orange + Blue's specialty

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

Philo's specialty

The specialties of Philo are: Lifestyle, News.

Line-up: Channels on Sling Orange + Blue and not Philo

The channels that Sling Orange + Blue has and which are not available on Philo:

  • A&E
  • Bravo
  • Cartoon Network
  • CNN
  • Comet
  • Disney Channel
  • E!
  • EPIX Drive-In
  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • ESPN3
  • FOX (select markets)
  • Fox News Channel
  • Fox Sports 1 (FS1)
  • Freeform
  • Fuse
  • FX
  • HLN
  • Investigation Discovery (ID)
  • Local Now
  • MSNBC
  • National Geographic
  • NBC (select markets)
  • NBCSN
  • NFL Network
  • Stadium
  • SYFY
  • TBS
  • TNT
  • truTV
  • USA

Line-up: Channels on Philo and not Sling Orange + Blue

The channels that Philo has which are not available on Sling Orange + Blue:

  • A&E
  • AccuWeather
  • American Heroes Channel
  • Animal Planet
  • aspireTV
  • BBC World News
  • BET Her
  • Bloomberg Television
  • Cheddar News
  • Cleo TV
  • CMT
  • Cooking Channel
  • Crackle
  • Crime-Investigation
  • Destination America
  • Discovery Family
  • Discovery Life
  • DIY Network
  • FYI
  • Game Show Network
  • GetTV
  • Great American Country
  • Hallmark Channel
  • Hallmark Drama
  • Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
  • INSP
  • Law&Crime
  • LMN
  • Logo
  • MTV
  • MTV Classic
  • MTV Live
  • MTV2
  • Nickelodeon
  • Nicktoons
  • OWN
  • Paramount Network
  • PeopleTV
  • REVOLT
  • Revry
  • Science Channel
  • Sundance TV
  • Tastemade
  • TeenNick
  • TV Land
  • TV One
  • UPtv
  • VH1
  • WE tv

Line-up: Channels on both Philo and Sling Orange + Blue

The channels that are available on both Philo and Sling Orange + Blue are:

  • AMC
  • AXS TV
  • BBC America
  • BET
  • Bloomberg
  • Cheddar
  • Comedy Central
  • Discovery Channel
  • Food Network
  • HGTV
  • History
  • IFC
  • Lifetime
  • MotorTrend
  • Newsy
  • Nick Jr.
  • TLC
  • Travel Channel
  • Vice

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