Is Sling a Better Deal Than DIRECTV NOW Plus? We Take a Look…




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We’ve covered Philo + PlayStation Vue vs. DIRECTV NOW Plus and Philo + YouTube TV vs. DIRECTV NOW Plus. Now, we’re back with our most cost-effective alternative yet.

For a limited time, you can subscribe to Sling Blue for $15/month, Sling Orange for $15/month, or Sling Blue + Orange for $25/month. This offer only goes to March 31, so sign up soon at Sling to lock in the lower price!

After signing up for this deal, the limited time pricing will be in effect for three months, then pricing will go back to normal with the price of Sling Blue + Sling Orange at $40/month.

The channels offered with this combo make this deal a great option for those that might be looking for an alternative to the DIRECTV NOW Plus package. One common question we’ve been getting about making that switch is how DVR features compare. With Sling, you can add on the Cloud DVR Extra, giving you 50 extra hours of DVR storage and the ability to record multiple shows at once for just $5/month.

That means that after this promotion ends, you can get Sling Orange, Sling Blue, and the DVR add on for a total of $45/month.

Sling Blue + Sling Orange

A combo of Sling Blue + Sling Orange will give you the following channels (those not available with DIRECTV NOW Plus in bold):

  • ESPN
  • TNT
  • TBS
  • CNN
  • AMC
  • HGTV
  • Comedy Central
  • History
  • A&E
  • IFC
  • Food Network
  • BBC America
  • ID
  • Travel Channel
  • Cartoon Network
  • Epix
  • Lifetime
  • Viceland
  • AXS
  • Fuse
  • Newsy
  • ESPN 2
  • ESPN 3
  • Freeform
  • Bloomberg TV
  • Motor Trend
  • Disney
  • Cheddar Business
  • Cheddar News
  • ACC Network Extra
  • Tribeca Shortlist
  • Local Now
  • Discovery
  • Fox (select markets)
  • NBC (select markets)
  • TLC
  • Fox Sports (select markets)
  • NBC Sports (select markets)
  • FX
  • NFL Network
  • NBC Sports Network
  • FXX
  • FS1
  • FS2
  • USA
  • Nick Jr
  • SyFy
  • Bravo
  • National Geographic
  • Nat Geo Wild
  • BET
  • TruTV
  • Stadium
  • Comet
  • E!


DIRECTV NOW Plus will cost you $50/month for 47 channels. (Previously, plans started at $40/month for 65+ channels.)

With the new Plus plan, you’ll get the following channels (those not available on Sling in bold):

  • HBO
  • HBO Family
  • HBO Latino
  • ABC
  • AccuWeather
  • Audience
  • Boomerang
  • Bravo
  • Cartoon Network
  • CBS
  • CNBC
  • CNBC World
  • CNN
  • CW
  • Disney Channel
  • Disney Junior
  • Disney XD
  • E!
  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • FOX
  • FOX Business Network
  • FOX News Channel
  • FS1
  • Freeform
  • FX
  • FX Movie Channel
  • FXX
  • Hallmark Channel
  • HLN
  • My TV
  • Nat Geo Wild
  • National Geographic Channel
  • NBC
  • NBC Sports
  • Ovation
  • Oxygen
  • Pop
  • Revolt
  • SYFY
  • TBS
  • TCM
  • Telemundo
  • TNT
  • TruTV
  • Universal Kids
  • Universo
  • USA
  • VME

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