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YouTube TV's search is much quicker and more advanced; it lets you combine search terms, such as a genre and a year. In addition to the two base subscriptions and the premium options listed above, 11 add-on packages are available for an additional $5 apiece each month: These channel line-ups excel at offering additional niche programming for a few extra bucks per month. Sling TV provides a range of settings for users to control the content available or modify the viewing experience, which is why we ranked it the, Sling TV’s most noteworthy add-ons are the international channels. Learn more about how we make money. Sling Blue, in contrast, has more of your locals, as well as different sports and entertainment channels: NBC, USA, FOX, FS1 and FS2, FX, Paramount Network, Discovery Channel, etc. Read more: YouTube TV vs. Sling TV: Which live TV streaming service is best for you? Sling TV Blue package subscribers get 2 more simultaneous streams and 12 more channels for the same cost as Sling TV Orange. However, more is available by upgrading to Kids Extra for $5/mo., which adds the likes of Disney Junior and Nick Junior on Sling TV Orange, and Boomerang, NickToons, and TeenNick on both plans. If you get Blue and Orange combined, you'll be able to view on up to 4 devices at once. In case you aren’t sure what your internet speed is, then you can check it here (or by searching for “internet speed test” on Google). Why is that? While the DVR works on all media streamers and mobile platforms that have the Sling app, there are a few limitations: So that can be a major bummer for some people.

ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN 3, and Stadium are available to all subscribers, while Sling TV Blue also includes FOX Sports 1, NBC Sports Network, and NFL Network. Sling Orange costs $30 per month and includes 32 channels, including AMC, CNN, BBC America, Cartoon Network, Comedy Central, Disney, ESPN, Food Network, HGTV, IFC, and TBS.

That said, they aren’t available for PS3, PS4, or older Apple TVs (pre-4th generation)– but at least in the case of PS4, that could easily change in the future. Competitors like Hulu + Live TV or AT&T TV do include a selection of local channels, but it’s worth noting they are a bit pricer.

The main app page, called My TV, shows horizontally scrolling lists of content categories, such as Hit Movies, Popular Shows, and Kids' Favorites. The now playing screen is a little bit cluttered, especially if you expand the guide from the bottom of the screen. And users can get even more by adding Lifestyle Extra for $5/mo. Ben Moore is an Analyst for PCMag's software team covering video streaming services, security software, GNU/Linux, and the occasional PC game. Are You Spending Too Much on App Subscriptions?

Sling Orange & Blue combines both lineups into a single $45-per-month, 53-channel package. Overall, finding things to watch requires a bit more patience, unlike YouTube TV or. Like Netflix or Amazon Prime, Sling TV uses your existing internet connection to stream your favorite content – all you need is some sort of player like a Roku, Xbox One or Android TV device to watch it on. The experience is better overall, zippier and it offers more channels. Sling TV was the first of its kind, having debuted in 2016, but it now has a bunch of competitors at different prices, including Hulu Plus Live TV, YouTube TV, AT&T TV Now, Philo and Fubo TV.

A complete list of supported products can be found on Sling's website. Not seeing something you like? The Hollywood Extra package provides access to several popular movie channels, including Cinémoi, HDNET Movies, Reelz, Sundance TV, and Turner Classic Movies, for $5/mo. However, more is available by upgrading to Kids Extra for $5/mo., which adds the likes of Disney Junior and Nick Junior on Sling TV Orange, and Boomerang, NickToons, and TeenNick on, There are basic news stations available through. Sling is available on a wide range of platforms including streaming devices, such as Apple TV, Roku, and Chromecast; Android and iOS devices; via the Windows Store and Chrome; and on the Xbox One. You can watch Sling TV on televisions using the Sling TV app on media streamers (like Roku, Amazon Fire TV), smart TV systems LG and Samsung) and game consoles (Xbox One), as well as to phones, tablets and computers, no cable box required. A great thing about Sling TV is that it provides some level of control.