Sling Orange vs. Sling Blue: What’s the Difference?

Again, if you want just one plan, we suggest Sling Blue because its Sports Extra add-on package includes NFL RedZone, where Orange’s doesn’t. Follow us here: Sling’s sports add-on packages differ slightly between Orange and Blue (both $10 a month).

Orange’s Sports Extra package includes NBA TV, SEC Network, SEC Network+, Pac-12, ESPNU, ESPNEWS, NHL Network, beIN SPORTS, ESPN Goal Line, ESPN Bases Loaded, Outside Television, Tennis Channel, and Not bad, though a couple of these are filler sports channels at best (Goal Line and Bases Loaded probably aren’t anyone’s go-to ESPNs).

Meanwhile, Blue’s Sports Extra package gives you NFL RedZone, NBA TV, NHL Network, Golf Channel, beIN SPORTS, Pac-12, Stadium, Outside Television, Olympic Channel, Tennis Channel, and That’s a nice variety of sports classes, and NFL RedZone puts it over the top easily.

The combined Orange + Blue Sports Extra package goes for $15 a month, overlapping channels and all. It gives you a near-complete roundup of sports, with the notable exception of MLB channels—where’s the baseball, Sling?