Sling Orange vs Sling Blue vs Vidgo

Despite costing way more, Vidgo actually shares similarities with the much more affordable Sling Orange and Sling Blue. Like Sling Orange, Vidgo carries Disney and ESPN channels, and like Sling Blue, it has National Geographic and NFL Network. Vidgo's main advantage—and the likely reason why it's offered at a hefty price despite faulty interface and limited DVR—is that it has a competitive lineup of sports and family-friendly channels. Vidgo has beIN Sports, MLB Network, Big Ten Network, and the Hallmark channels, all of which are only available via add-ons on Sling. Speaking of add-ons, Sling has a lot of them, so if you don't mind customizing, then Sling's budget-friendly Orange and Blue plans might be for you. But if you like having everything in one place, then maybe Vidgo is a better fit. To help you figure out the best service for your needs, we've compiled all there is to know about these three popular live TV streaming services.

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, Vidgo ($69.99).

Sling Orange vs Sling Blue vs Vidgo channel lineups

Channel Sling Orange
$40/month
Sling Blue
$45/month
Vidgo
$69.99/month
A&EYesYesYes
ABC--Yes
ABC News--Yes
ABC News Live--Yes
ACC Network--Yes
AMCYesYes-
Aspire--Yes
AXS TVYesYes-
Baby TV US--Yes
Bandamax--Yes
BBC AmericaYesYes-
BETYesYesYes
Big Ten Network--Yes
BloombergYesYesYes
Bloomberg TelevisionYesYes-
Bloomberg TV--Yes
Bravo-Yes-
BYUtv--Yes
Cartoon NetworkYesYes-
Charge!YesYes-
Cheddar--Yes
Cheddar News--Yes
CMT--Yes
CNNYesYes-
Comedy CentralYesYesYes
CometYesYes-
DiscoveryYesYes-
Discovery Channel-Yes-
Disney ChannelYes-Yes
Disney Junior--Yes
Disney XD--Yes
E!-Yes-
EPIX Drive-InYesYes-
ESPNYes-Yes
ESPN Deportes--Yes
ESPN2Yes-Yes
ESPN3Yes--
ESPNews--Yes
ESPNU--Yes
FETV--Yes
Food NetworkYesYes-
ForoTV--Yes
Fox Business--Yes
Fox Deportes--Yes
Fox News-YesYes
Fox News Channel-YesYes
Fox Sports-YesYes
Fox Sports 1-YesYes
Fox Sports 1 (FS1)-Yes-
Fox Sports 2--Yes
Fox Weather--Yes
FreeformYes-Yes
FuseYesYes-
FX-YesYes
FXX--Yes
FYI--Yes
Galavision--Yes
Game Show Network--Yes
Get TV--Yes
Great American Family--Yes
Hallmark--Yes
Hallmark Channel--Yes
Hallmark Family--Yes
Hallmark Mystery--Yes
HGTVYesYes-
HistoryYesYesYes
HLN-Yes-
IDYesYes-
IFCYesYes-
INSP--Yes
Investigation DiscoveryYesYes-
Investigation Discovery (ID)YesYes-
LifetimeYesYesYes
Lifetime Movies--Yes
Local NowYesYes-
Longhorn Network--Yes
MLB--Yes
MLB Network--Yes
Motor Trend--Yes
MotorTrendYes--
MSNBC-Yes-
MTV--Yes
National Geographic-YesYes
National Geographic Wild--Yes
NBC-Yes-
Newsmax--Yes
NewsNation--Yes
NFL Network-YesYes
Nick Jr.YesYesYes
Nickelodeon--Yes
Paramount Network--Yes
QVCYes-Yes
SEC Network--Yes
Sony Movies--Yes
SYFY-Yes-
TBSYesYes-
Teen Nick--Yes
TeleHit--Yes
Telehit Musica--Yes
Telenovelas--Yes
Tennis Channel--Yes
TLC-Yes-
TNTYesYes-
Travel ChannelYesYes-
truTV-Yes-
TUDN--Yes
TV Land--Yes
Unimas--Yes
Univision--Yes
UPtv--Yes
USA-Yes-
VH1--Yes
ViceYesYesYes
W--Yes

Device availability comparaison

Where each streaming service has an app:
Device Sling Orange
$40/month
Sling Blue
$45/month
Vidgo
$69.99/month
AirplayYesYes-
Airplay supportedYesYes-
AirTVYesYes-
Amazon Fire TVYesYesYes
AndroidYesYesYes
Android TVYesYesYes
Apple TVYesYesYes
ChromecastYesYes-
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

Trial: Vidgo does not offer a trial

Vidgo is currently not offering a trial.

Go to Vidgo

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 Vidgo?

If you don't mind a messy interface and no recording capability and want to save a few dollars a month, Vidgo might be something to consider. However, you can either check out cheaper options that offer more limited selections of channels or pay a little more for much better services.

Go to Vidgo

Vidgo is a Live TV streaming service that was soft-launched in 2017

Price: $69.99/month

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, iOS, Roku

Channel lineup: A&E Network, ABC, ABC News Live, ACC Network, Aspire, AWE, Baby TV US, Bandamax, BET, Big Ten Network, Bloomberg TV, BYUtv, Cheddar News, CineLife, Classic Reruns TV, CMT, Comedy Central, Curiosity Stream, Disney Channel, Disney Junior US, Disney XD, ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN2, ESPNews, ESPNU, Family Movie Classics, FETV, ForoTV, Fox, Fox Business, Fox Deportes, Fox News Channel, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, Fox Weather, Freeform, FX, FX Movie Channel, FXX, FYI Channel, Galavision, Game Show Network, Get TV, Great American Family, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Family, Hallmark Mystery, History, i24 News English, Impact Network, INSP, Lifetime, Lifetime Movies, Longhorn Network, MavTV, MLB Network, Motor Trend, MTV - Music Television, National Geographic, National Geographic Wild, Newsmax, NewsNation, NFL Network, NHL, Nick Jr., Nickelodeon, OAN, Paramount Network, QVC, SEC Network, Sony Movies, Sports Grid, Teen Nick, TeleHit, Telehit Musica, Telenovelas, Tennis Channel, TUDN, TV Land, TVOne, Unimas, Univision, UPtv, VH1, Viceland

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