Sling Orange vs. Philo: Which is Best?

Updated May 22, 2022 • Staff

If you're a sports fan and need ESPN as part of your streaming package, then the obvious choice is Sling TV's Sling Orange plan. 

For everybody else, the choice is not so easy. Both Philo and Sling Orange offer such different lineups that intersect very little with one another. 

In this article, we hope to help you decide which one is for you, even if our editors already have a favorite. 

Why get Sling Orange?

Get Sling Orange if you watch ESPN or Disney channels, which are not available on Sling Blue.

Go to Sling Orange

Why get Philo?

Nothing beats the price: $20 is really cheap, one of the cheapest ways out there to get Live TV. And the fact that you get unlimited DVR -if you care about that kind of stuff- on top of that is kind of crazy. Just as a comparison, Youtube TV offers unlimited DVR but it costs three times as much.

Go to Philo

Popularity: Sling Orange is more popular than Philo

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

Price: Philo is cheaper than Sling Orange

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

Devices: Sling Orange is more widely available than Philo

Sling Orange 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 Philo is available on Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS or Roku. That's 11 less devices than Sling Orange.

Channel count: Philo has 40 channels more than Sling Orange

Philo's lineup includes 68 channels whereas Sling Orange has only 28 channels. Getting a subscription to Philo will give you access to 40 more channels than Sling Orange. That's quite a bit of channels.

Trial: Sling Orange offers a trial

Sling Orange has a trial. The trial duration is 3 days.

Find out more on Sling Orange

Trial: Philo offers a trial

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

Find out more on Philo

Sling Orange's specialty

The specialties of Sling Orange are: Sports.

Philo's specialty

The specialties of Philo are: Lifestyle, News.

Channels on Sling Orange and not Philo

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

  • Cartoon Network
  • Cheddar Big News
  • CNN
  • Disney Channel
  • EPIX Drive-In
  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • ESPN3
  • Freeform
  • Fuse
  • TBS
  • TNT
  • Tribeca Shortlist
  • Viceland

Channels on Philo and not Sling Orange

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

  • AccuWeather
  • American Heroes Channel
  • Animal Planet
  • aspireTV
  • BBC World News
  • BET
  • 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
  • Nick Jr.
  • Nickelodeon
  • Nicktoons
  • OWN
  • Paramount Network
  • PeopleTV
  • REVOLT
  • Revry
  • Science Channel
  • Sundance TV
  • Tastemade
  • TeenNick
  • TLC
  • TV Land
  • TV One
  • UPtv
  • VH1
  • WE tv

Channels on both Philo and Sling Orange

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

  • A&E
  • AMC
  • AXS TV
  • BBC America
  • Bloomberg Television
  • Cheddar
  • Comedy Central
  • Food Network
  • HGTV
  • History
  • IFC
  • Lifetime
  • Newsy
  • Travel Channel

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Philo is one of the most interesting ways to cut the cord out there: it offers over 60 channels for as little as $20. If you don't watch sports or a lot of local TV, but want access to everything else, it's the perfect Live TV option. 

Price: $25 per month

Free Trial: 7 days

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, Roku

Channel lineup: A&E, AccuWeather, AMC, American Heroes Channel, Animal Planet, aspireTV, AXS TV, BBC America, BBC World News, BET, BET Her, Bloomberg Television, Cheddar, Cheddar News, Cleo TV, CMT, Comedy Central, Cooking Channel, Crackle, Crime-Investigation, Destination America, Discovery Channel, Discovery Family, Discovery Life, DIY Network, Food Network, FYI, Game Show Network, GetTV, Great American Country, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Drama, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, HGTV, History, IFC, INSP, Investigation Discovery, Law&Crime, Lifetime, LMN, Logo, MotorTrend, MTV, MTV Classic, MTV Live, MTV2, Newsy, Nick Jr., Nickelodeon, Nicktoons, OWN, Paramount Network, PeopleTV, REVOLT, Revry, Science Channel, Sundance TV, Tastemade, TeenNick, TLC, Travel Channel, TV Land, TV One, UPtv, VH1, Vice, WE tv

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