An alternative to steeply priced cable subscriptions, Sling TV has two plans available, as well as the option to bundle both together. Sling Orange pertains to families with a range of channels in its roster that benefit all tastes and interests within one household, as well as being the plan of choice for sports fans.
Including live sports channels and kids channels like Disney Channel, there is also a heavy dose of entertainment with Freeform and more niche channels. Below we’ve broken down what you’ll get from a Sling Orange package: the channels exclusive to the plan alongside the full line-up, plus the exciting Extras available to enliven your streaming experience.
Get 50% off your first month of Sling TV
Opt for either its Orange or Blue plan (or both) and new and returning customers can currently save 50% off their first month of Sling TV. That brings the price down from $40 to $20. Or, if you opt for both, it’ll cost $30 for your first month of both the Blue and Orange packages.
Sling Orange explained: what is the package and how does it differ from the Blue plan?
Sling TV Orange is made up of 31 channels from the Sling TV channels roster. It includes three ESPN channels, MotorTrend, the Disney Channel and Freeform, describing itself as the perfect package for NBA coverage and families, while Sling Blue is tailored for those who want more entertainment and news.
ESPN provides coverage of everything from football, boxing, basketball, tennis, and golf, while car enthusiasts can enjoy Top Gear and more on MotorTrend.
There’s heaps of child-oriented programming courtesy of the Disney Channel. Meanwhile Freeform provides even more movies and TV shows aimed at families – for example, The Lion King, Grown-ish, 10 Things I Hate About You – but of a more grown-up, PG-rated nature.
The only other disparity between Sling Orange and Blue is the number of devices subscribers can stream to with each. A Sling TV Orange package lets one user log in and watch content at a time, while Blue allows you up to three simultaneous streams.
How much does Sling Orange cost?
A Sling Orange subscription is $40 per month, which makes it an incredibly affordable option when compared to IPTV platforms like Hulu with Live TV and FuboTV. Currently you can also shave 50% off your first month thanks to one of the current best streaming deals available.
Not only do you get an enticing bundle of live channels and VOD content, but 50 hours DVR storage is thrown in for free – which just about makes up for the lack of a Sling TV free trial right now. That’s perfect for recording the latest football match or that explosive TV season finale. There’s no long-term contract, either – unlike cable – so you can cancel your membership at any time.
What Sling Orange Channels can I watch?
- AXS TV
- BBC America
- Bloomberg TV
- Cartoon Network
- Cheddar News
- Comedy Central
- Disney Channel
Full list of Sling Orange channels
- EPIX Drive-In
- ESPN 2
- ESPN 3
- Food Network
- History Channel
- Investigation Discovery
- Local Now
- Nick Jr.
- Travel Channel
What else can I watch on Sling TV?
The great thing about Sling is that, once you’ve picked your core plan, you can enhance it by purchasing additional content for an extra fee: themed bundles of content, a la carte Premium channels, and even a wide range of international programming, including Spanish-language content from Sling Latino. So, you can diversify and expand your plan according to your budget.
There are eight mini bundles available, depending on your interests:
- Total TV Deal – $21
- 4 Extras Deal – $13
- Sports Extra – $11
- Comedy Extra – $6
- News Extra – $6
- Lifestyle Extra – $6
- Hollywood Extra – $6
- Heartland Extra – $6
- AMC+ – $7
Even more excitingly, you can add 37 Premium channels to your line-up, ranging in price between $3 and $10 each. These include Showtime, Starz, Hallmark Movies Now, and even Dog TV.
For a more thorough breakdown of what Sling can offer, read our Sling TV channels explained guide.
You can find more information about how to sign up to Sling here. We also have dedicated guides on how to get Sling TV on Fire Stick and Sling TV on Roku. If you’re still unsure whether it’s the ideal choice for you, we’ve also compared the best TV streaming services currently available in more detail.