Sling Blue vs Philo: Which is Best?

Updated January 2, 2022 • Staff

Sling TV's Sling Blue plan is almost the price of Philo, which makes deciding between the two very difficult. In this page, we hope to help you decide which one is for you. 

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 Blue is 1 value units for each dollar.

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Popularity: Sling Blue is more popular than Philo

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

Price: Philo is cheaper than Sling Blue

Philo's costs $25 whereas Sling Blue costs $35. Getting Sling Blue instead of Philo will set you back $10 more every month.

Devices: Sling Blue is more widely available than Philo

Sling 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 Blue

Channel count: Philo has 31 channels more than Sling Blue

Philo's lineup includes 68 channels whereas Sling Blue has only 37 channels. Getting a subscription to Philo will give you access to 31 more channels than Sling Blue. That's quite a bit of channels.

Trial: Sling Blue does not offer a trial

Sling Blue does not offer a free trial.

Find out more on Sling Blue

Trial: Philo offers a trial

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

Find out more on Philo

Focus: Sling Blue and Philo have the same specialty

The specialties of Sling Blue and Philo are: Lifestyle, News.

Line-up: Channels on Sling Blue and not Philo

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

  • A&E
  • Bravo
  • Cartoon Network
  • Cheddar Big News
  • CNN
  • EPIX Drive-In
  • Fox News
  • Fuse
  • FX
  • HLN
  • National Geographic
  • NBC (select markets)
  • NBC Sports Network
  • NFL Network
  • SYFY
  • TBS
  • TNT
  • Tribeca Shortlist
  • truTV
  • USA
  • Viceland

Line-up: Channels on Philo and not Sling Blue

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

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

Line-up: Channels on both Philo and Sling Blue

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

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

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