Sling vs Youtube TV: which is better?

Updated August 9, 2022 • Staff

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.

Go to Sling Orange + Blue

Why get YouTube TV?

Youtube TV boasts a wide offering of almost every major channel, unlimited DVR, six accounts, and up to three simultaneous streams. It's the perfect option for families. The cost is a little steep, and there are cheaper options out there, but with a great interface (Live TV services are not known to always have the most intuitive interfaces) and wide availability across devices, it's fair to say that you'll get your dollar's worth.

Go to YouTube TV

Popularity: YouTube TV is more popular than Sling Orange + Blue

YouTube TV has 4,000,000 subscribers whereas Sling Orange + Blue has 2,460,000 subscribers. This means that YouTube TV has 1,540,000 more subscribers than Sling Orange + Blue. That's a pretty big difference.

Price: Sling Orange + Blue is cheaper than YouTube TV

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

Devices: Sling Orange + Blue is more widely available than YouTube TV

Sling Orange + Blue is available on 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 or Xbox One.

Whereas YouTube TV is available on Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, iOS, LG TV, PlayStation, Roku, Samsung TV, Sharp, Vizio or Xbox. That's 6 less devices than Sling Orange + Blue.

Channel count: YouTube TV has 51 channels more than Sling Orange + Blue

YouTube TV's lineup includes 101 channels whereas Sling Orange + Blue has only 50 channels. Getting a subscription to YouTube TV will give you access to 51 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 3 days.

Find out more on Sling Orange + Blue

Trial: YouTube TV offers a trial

YouTube TV has a trial. The trial duration is 7 days.

Find out more on YouTube TV

Sling Orange + Blue's specialty

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

YouTube TV's specialty

The specialties of YouTube TV are: Lifestyle, News.

Channels on Sling Orange + Blue and not YouTube TV

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

  • A&E
  • AXS TV
  • Bloomberg
  • EPIX Drive-In
  • FOX (select markets)
  • Fuse
  • History
  • Lifetime
  • Stadium
  • Vice

Channels on YouTube TV and not Sling Orange + Blue

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

  • ABC
  • ABC News Live
  • ACC Network (ACCN)
  • Adult Swim
  • Animal Planet
  • BBC World News
  • BET Her
  • Big Ten Network (BTN)
  • CBS
  • CBS Sports Network
  • CMT
  • CNBC
  • CNBC World
  • Court TV
  • Cozi TV
  • CW
  • Dabl
  • Disney Junior
  • Disney XD
  • ESPNews
  • ESPNU
  • Fox Business Network
  • Fox Sports 2 (FS2)
  • FXM
  • FXX
  • Golf Channel
  • MLB Network
  • MTV
  • MTV Classic
  • MTV2
  • Nat Geo Wild
  • NBA TV
  • NBC News Now
  • NBC Universo
  • NBCLX
  • News Nation
  • Nickelodeon
  • Nicktoons
  • Olympic Channel
  • OWN
  • Oxygen
  • Paramount Network
  • PBS
  • PBS Kids
  • Pop
  • QVC
  • SEC Network
  • Smithsonian Channel
  • Start TV
  • Sundance TV
  • Tastemade
  • TCM (Turner Classic Movies)
  • Teen Nick
  • Telemundo
  • TV Land
  • TYT Network
  • Universal Kids
  • Universo
  • VH1
  • WE tv

Channels on both YouTube TV and Sling Orange + Blue

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

  • AMC
  • BBC America
  • BET
  • Bravo
  • Cartoon Network
  • Cheddar
  • CNN
  • Comedy Central
  • Comet
  • Discovery Channel
  • Disney Channel
  • E!
  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • ESPN3
  • Food Network
  • Fox News Channel
  • Fox Sports 1 (FS1)
  • Freeform
  • FX
  • HGTV
  • HLN
  • IFC
  • Investigation Discovery (ID)
  • Local Now
  • MotorTrend
  • MSNBC
  • National Geographic
  • NBC
  • NBCSN
  • Newsy
  • NFL Network
  • Nick Jr.
  • SYFY
  • TBS
  • TLC
  • TNT
  • Travel Channel
  • truTV
  • USA

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