Sling Orange vs Sling Blue vs Fubo

It’s true that Fubo is more expensive than Sling Orange and Sling Blue combined, but is it worth it? If you need all 190 of its channels, maybe. But if you’re happy with the usual live channels plus Disney and ESPN, then Sling Orange should suffice. Meanwhile, if you’re looking for more entertainment options, then maybe Sling Blue, what with its extra offerings like FX, Nat Geo, and E!, is more your style. It even has local channels in select markets, though Fubo admittedly has wider coverage. But content aside, how do these three popular live TV streaming services match up when it comes to features like DVR storage, device compatibility, and free trial availability? We look into that and more below, so read on if you want to know which among the three is the best fit for you.

Which is cheaper?

The cheapest of the three streaming service in order are: Sling Orange ($40), Sling Blue ($45), and the most expensive of the bunch, Fubo ($79.99).

Sling Orange vs Sling Blue vs Fubo channel lineups

Channel Sling Orange
$40/month
Sling Blue
$45/month
Fubo
$79.99/month
A&EYesYesYes
ABC--Yes
ABC News--Yes
ABC News Live--Yes
ACC Network--Yes
AccuWeather--Yes
AMCYesYes-
Animal Planet--Yes
AXS TVYesYes-
BBC AmericaYesYes-
Bein Sports--Yes
Bein Sports 4--Yes
Bein sports 5--Yes
Bein Sports 6--Yes
Bein Sports 7--Yes
Bein Sports 8--Yes
BETYesYes-
Big Ten Network--Yes
Big Ten Network (BTN)--Yes
BloombergYesYes-
Bloomberg TelevisionYesYes-
Bravo-YesYes
Cartoon NetworkYesYes-
CBS--Yes
CBS local channels--Yes
CBS Sports Network--Yes
CBSN--Yes
Charge!YesYes-
Cheddar--Yes
CMT--Yes
CNBC--Yes
CNNYesYes-
Comedy CentralYesYesYes
CometYesYesYes
Cozi TV--Yes
CW--Yes
DiscoveryYesYesYes
Discovery Channel-YesYes
Disney ChannelYes-Yes
Disney Junior--Yes
Disney XD--Yes
E!-YesYes
EPIX Drive-InYesYes-
ESPNYes-Yes
ESPN2Yes-Yes
ESPN3Yes-Yes
Estrella TV--Yes
Food NetworkYesYesYes
FOX--Yes
Fox Business--Yes
Fox Business Network--Yes
Fox News-YesYes
Fox News Channel-YesYes
Fox Sports-YesYes
Fox Sports 1-YesYes
Fox Sports 1 (FS1)-YesYes
Fox Sports 2--Yes
Fox Sports 2 (FS2)--Yes
FreeformYes-Yes
FS2--Yes
fubo Sports Network--Yes
FuseYesYes-
FX-YesYes
FXX--Yes
FYI--Yes
Galavision--Yes
GetTV--Yes
Golf Channel--Yes
Hallmark--Yes
Hallmark Channel--Yes
Hallmark Family--Yes
Hallmark Mystery--Yes
HGTVYesYesYes
HistoryYesYesYes
HLN-Yes-
IDYesYesYes
IFCYesYesYes
Investigation DiscoveryYesYesYes
Investigation Discovery (ID)YesYesYes
LifetimeYesYes-
Local NowYesYesYes
MotorTrendYes-Yes
MSNBC-YesYes
MTV--Yes
National Geographic-YesYes
NBC-YesYes
NBC local channels--Yes
NBCLX--Yes
NBCSN--Yes
Newsmax--Yes
NFL Network-YesYes
Nick Jr.YesYesYes
Nickelodeon--Yes
Olympic Channel--Yes
OWN--Yes
OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network)--Yes
Oxygen--Yes
Paramount Network--Yes
Pop--Yes
QVCYes--
RSNs--Yes
SEC Network--Yes
Smithsonian Channel--Yes
SYFY-YesYes
Tastemade--Yes
TBSYesYes-
Telemundo--Yes
Telemundo local channels--Yes
The Weather Channel--Yes
TLC-YesYes
TNTYesYes-
Travel ChannelYesYesYes
truTV-Yes-
TUDN--Yes
TV Land--Yes
TVG--Yes
Unimas--Yes
Unimas local channels--Yes
Universal Kids--Yes
Universo--Yes
Univision--Yes
Univision local channels--Yes
USA-YesYes
VH1--Yes
ViceYesYesYes
W--Yes
WE tv--Yes
Weather Channel--Yes
WGN America--Yes

Device availability comparaison

Where each streaming service has an app:
Device Sling Orange
$40/month
Sling Blue
$45/month
Fubo
$79.99/month
AirplayYesYesYes
Airplay supportedYesYesYes
AirTVYesYes-
Amazon Fire TVYesYesYes
AndroidYesYesYes
Android TVYesYesYes
Apple TVYesYesYes
ChromecastYesYesYes
CoxYes--
Fire TVYesYesYes
iOSYesYesYes
LGYesYes-
LG TVYesYes-
Mi BoxYes--
RokuYesYesYes
SamsungYesYes-
Samsung TVYesYes-
TiVoYes--
VizioYes--
Windows 10Yes--
Windows 11Yes--
XboxYesYes-
Xbox 360-Yes-
Xbox OneYes--

Trial: Sling Orange does not offer a trial

Sling Orange is currently not offering a trial.

Go to Sling Orange

Trial: Sling Blue does not offer a trial

Sling Blue is currently not offering a trial.

Go to Sling Blue

Trials: Fubo includes a free trial

Fubo has a free trial of 7 days.

Go to Fubo

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 Sling Blue?

If you like channels such as Comedy Central, Cartoon Network, and TBS, Sling Blue is a cheap alternative to cable - costing only $40 a month.

Go to Sling Blue

Why get Fubo?

Get Fubo TV if you're currently paying more than its monthly price for your cable and if you like watching live TV channels. However, if you don't watch a lot of live TV there are much cheaper options out there for on-demand movies.

Go to Fubo

Fubo is a live TV and on-demand streaming service. The platform had it beginning as a soccer stream service, but it quickly became popular as a viable alternative to expensive cable subscriptions in the U.S, offering an attractive bundle of more than 100 live channels as well as an endless array of on-demand movies.

Price: $79.99/month

Free Trial: 7 days

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

Channel lineup: A&E, ABC, ABC News Live, ACC Network, AccuWeather, Animal Planet, Bein Sports, Bein Sports 4, Bein sports 5, Bein Sports 6, Bein Sports 7, Bein Sports 8, Big Ten Network, Bravo, CBS, CBS local channels, CBS Sports Network, CBSN, Cheddar, CMT, CNBC, Comedy Central, Comet, Cozi TV, CW, Discovery Channel, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, E!, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, Estrella TV, Food Network, FOX, Fox Business Network, Fox News Channel, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, Freeform, fubo Sports Network, FX, FXX, FYI, Galavision, GetTV, Golf Channel, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Family, Hallmark Mystery, HGTV, History, IFC, Investigation Discovery, Local Now, MotorTrend, MSNBC, MTV, National Geographic, NBC, NBC local channels, NBCLX, NBCSN, Newsmax, NFL Network, Nick Jr., Nickelodeon, Olympic Channel, OWN, Oxygen, Paramount Network, Pop, RSNs, SEC Network, Smithsonian Channel, SYFY, Tastemade, Telemundo, Telemundo local channels, The Weather Channel, TLC, Travel Channel, TUDN, TUDNxtra1, TUDNxtra10, TUDNxtra11, TUDNxtra2, TUDNxtra3, TUDNxtra4, TUDNxtra5, TUDNxtra6, TUDNxtra7, TUDNxtra8, TUDNxtra9, TV Land, TVG, Unimas, Unimas local channels, Universal Kids, Universo, Univision, Univision local channels, USA, VH1, Vice, WE tv, WGN America

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