Sling TV is one of the most affordable services with live sports networks, but it’s missing ABC and CBS.
Sling TV is a live TV streaming service with two main plans: Sling Blue and Sling Orange. The channel selection differs between them, though some networks are shared by both.
If you want to watch live sports on NBC or Fox networks, Sling Blue is your best option. Local channel availability can vary by location, so be sure to check Sling’s website first to see if these channels are offered in your market. Sling Blue also includes access to the NFL Network.
Meanwhile, Sling Orange ditches NBC, Fox, and NFL Network, but adds ESPN, ESPN 2, and ESPN 3 instead. To get the best of both worlds, we recommend combining both plans for $50 a month.
If you want even more channels, Sling TV offers a Sports Extra add-on for an additional $11/month. Again, the channel selection differs depending on whether you have the Blue or Orange plan, but stations like NBA Network, NHL Network, and MLB Network are included with both options.
Even with the extra add-on fee, Sling ends up being one of the most affordable ways to stream cable channels with live sports. On the downside, it’s missing support for local CBS and ABC stations.
For more information about Sling TV, check out our full list of Sling channels and packages.