Sling TV: Pricing, content, app, and everything else you need to know

Sling TV: Pricing, content, app

Any cable-cutter you know in the city would tell you about Sling TV and how it is a great alternative. For us, it has the best series and lives TV. The winters are getting colder so it’s a great excuse to be curled up at home to watch Sling TV Canada in comfort. Whether you want to stream the Stanley Cup or Men’s Hockey finals, the cost-cutting solution is here. 

Now if you’re confused about where to begin, consider this your starter guide. In this article, we will take you through the details of Sling TV, everything from price to content to compatibility and more. Of course, we cannot cram up the entire encyclopedia of Sling TV here, but we will cover the most, which will get you hooked on Sling TV. So, let’s get started.


Price is usually a dealbreaker because you’ve got cable TV in competition. But remember, we said ‘cost-cutting solution’ 

Before we talk about Sling TV, you must know about its two products: Sling Orange and Sling Blue. Both subscriptions vary as they offer different options of channels. If we talk about Sling Orange, it offers over 30 channels at 44.56 CAD. Sling Blue provided over 35 channels at 44.56 CAD. There is also a combined version of Blue and Orange and it is offered for 63.65 CAD. This is much cheaper than cable TV

2.Channels Offered:

We talked about the difference between the three packages; Orange, Blue, and combined. If you want to pick one package, it will have to be based on the channels offered. That is why the following exclusive channels come in the Sling Orange package: 

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  • Disney Channel
  • ESPN2
  • ESPN3
  • Freeform
  • MotorTrend

The following are exclusive channels offered by Sling Blue:

  • Bravo
  • Discovery Channel
  • E!
  • Fox (select markets)
  • Fox News
  • Fox Sports 1
  • FX
  • HLN
  • NBC (select markets)
  • NBC Sports Network
  • NFL Network
  • National Geographic
  • SYFY
  • TLC
  • truTV
  • USA

There are channels offered on both packages which are as follows:

  • A&E 
  • AMC
  • AXS TV
  • BBC America
  • BET
  • Bloomberg Television
  • CNN
  • Cartoon Network
  • Cheddar
  • Comedy Central
  • Comet 
  • EPIX Drive-In
  • Food Network
  • Fuse 
  • HGTV
  • History Channel
  • IFC
  • Investigation Discovery
  • Lifetime
  • Local Now
  • Nick Jr.
  • Stadium
  • TBS
  • TNT
  • Travel Channel

The list does not stop here as Sling TV also features add-ons. One of its add-ons is the Comedy Extra. For just an extra 7.64 CAD/month, it gives us channels like:

  • CMT
  • GSN
  • Logo
  • MTV
  • MTV2
  • Revolt
  • TV Land
  • Laff
  • FETV
  • Paramount Network

There is also an add-on called Kids Extra. At the same price, it offers kid-friendly channels like:

  • NickToons
  • TeenNick
  • Boomerang
  • BabyTV
  • duckTV

For all news enthusiasts, the News Extra will serve you well. It gives you access to channels like:

  • NewsNation
  • NewsMaxTV
  • Science Channel
  • BBC World News
  • Weather Nation
  • Euronews
  • News18
  • RT America
  • CGTN
  • Law & Crime Trial Network

For all Lifestyle show lovers, this add-on is for you. The Lifestyle Extra gives you access to channels like:

  • Cooking Channel
  • DIY Network
  • FYI
  • Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
  • Hallmark Channel
  • Hallmark Drama
  • Lifetime Movie Network
  • VH1
  • WE TV

Then there is the exclusive Hollywood add-on which features channels like:

  • Cinemoi
  • HDNet Movies
  • Heroes & Icons
  • Start TV
  • GRIT
  • SundanceTV
  • Turner Classic Movies

Some other extras of Sling TV with varying prices include:

  • Showtime (12.73 CAD/month)
  • AMC Plus (8.91 CAD/month)
  • Epix (6.37 CAD/month)
  • Starz (it is 11.46 CAD/month)
  • ALLBLK (6.37 CAD/month)
  • BET+ (12.73 CAD/month)
  • CineFest (6.37 CAD/month)
  • CuriosityStream (3.82 CAD/month)
  • Docurama (6.37 CAD/month)
  • DOGTV (6.37 CAD/month)
  • Dove Channel (6.37 CAD/month)
  • DOX (3.82 CAD/month)
  • FlixLatino (3.82 CAD/month)

3.Device Support

Sling TV is compatible with the following devices:

  • TiVo Stream 4K
  • iOS mobile devices 
  • Apple TV (4th gen and later)
  • Roku TVs from Hisense and TCL
  • Android mobile devices
  • Roku LT and higher
  • Selected LG, Samsung, and Vizio smart TVs
  • Oculus Go
  • web browsers on PC and Mac
  • Chromecast
  • Amazon Fire TV devices
  • Xbox
  • Google Nest
  • Fire tablets (OS 4.4.2 and later)

Needless to say, it is compatible with almost every device you can think of.

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4.DVR Feature

DVR Feature carries an important place in the cable TV world. When it comes to Sling TV, it offers Cloud DVR Storage which continuously increases on upgrades. Its regular subscription gives you 50 hours of recording. It also has an upgrade called Cloud DVR Plus Package which gives you 200 hours of DVR Storage at just 5$ per month.

5.Video On Demand service

You are just the list of live TV channels readily available, but you must be wondering about the Video on Demand (VOD) service. The answer is YES! Sling TV has a VOD service, and it is the channels that decide the movies and series that are made available to stream on-demand. 


Is Sling TV worth it? That depends on your preference of content. For us, we look at its VOD service, channels, price, and consider it a better option than cable TV. Even with the extra add-ons, it is a strong competitor in the market. Whether you prefer live TV over VOD service or vice versa, Sling TV still stands as a great competitor for us and will be a gateway to some great shows to stream during the winters of Canada. Happy streaming! 

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