Sling vs Youtube TV: which is better?

Updated November 17, 2021 • Staff

Our verdict: go with YouTube TV

We rank streaming services based on their value: how much will each dollar of subscription get you. Our score for YouTube TV is 2 value units for each dollar and our score for Sling Orange + Blue is 1 value units for each dollar.

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

YouTube TV is available on Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, iOS, LG TV, PlayStation, Roku, Samsung TV, Sharp, Vizio 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 YouTube TV

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 7 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.

Line-up: 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
  • NBC (select markets)
  • Stadium
  • Vice

Line-up: 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

Line-up: 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
  • NBCSN
  • Newsy
  • NFL Network
  • Nick Jr.
  • SYFY
  • TBS
  • TLC
  • TNT
  • Travel Channel
  • truTV
  • USA

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