Philo vs Sling Blue: Which is the Better Deal? We Take a Look (Updated August 2019)




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Teenager girl with remote control laying down and watching tv eating popcorn.Skinny bundles are a great way for cord cutters to watch great, live and on-demand content without spending a lot of money each month. In today’s post, we’re updating our comparison of two of these affordable services – Philo and Sling Blue.

Plans and Pricing

With a Philo subscription, you’ll get 58 channels for $20 per month.

Sling Blue costs $25 after a discounted first month.

Channel and Price Comparison

With Philo, you’ll pay $20 for 54 channels, bringing the cost per channel to 37 cents.

Sling Blue, as a base package, has 47 channels for $25, making the cost 53 cents per channel.

Channel Lineups

While these two services are skinny bundles, both have a solid lineup of channels, including news, entertainment, and sports.

With a Philo subscription, you’ll get the following channels.

  • A&E
  • AMC
  • American Heroes
  • Animal Planet
  • Aspire
  • AXS TV
  • BBC America
  • BBC World News
  • BET
  • BET Her
  • Cheddar Business
  • Cheddar News
  • CMT
  • Comedy Central
  • Cooking Channel
  • Destination America
  • Discovery
  • Discovery Family
  • Discovery Life
  • DIY
  • Food Network
  • FYI
  • Game Show Network
  • Hallmark Channel
  • Hallmark Drama
  • Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
  • HGTV
  • History
  • IFC
  • Investigation Discovery
  • Law & Crime
  • Lifetime
  • Lifetime Movies
  • Logo
  • Motor Trend
  • MTV
  • MTV Classic
  • MTV Live
  • MTV 2
  • Nick Jr.
  • Nickelodeon
  • Nick Toons
  • OWN
  • Paramount
  • People TV
  • Revolt
  • SCI
  • Sundance TV
  • Tastemade
  • Teen Nick
  • TLC
  • Travel Channel
  • TV Land
  • UP TV
  • VH1
  • Viceland
  • WE TV

With Sling Blue, these are the channels you’ll get:

  • A&E
  • AMC
  • AXS TV
  • BBC America
  • BET
  • Bloomberg Television
  • Bravo
  • Cartoon Network
  • Cheddar Business
  • Cheddar News
  • CNN
  • Comedy Central
  • Comet
  • Discovery
  • E!
  • Epix Drive-In
  • Food Network
  • Fox (Select Markets)
  • FS1
  • FS2
  • Fuse
  • FX
  • FXX
  • HGTV
  • History Channel
  • IFC
  • Investigation Discovery
  • Lifetime
  • Local Now
  • National Geographic
  • Nat Geo Wild
  • NBC (Select Markets)
  • NBC Sports (Select Markets)
  • NBC SN
  • Newsy
  • NFL Network
  • Nick Jr.
  • Paramount
  • Stadium
  • SyFy
  • TBS
  • TNT
  • TLC
  • Travel Channel
  • Tru TV
  • USA
  • Viceland

Simultaneous Viewing

With Philo, you can watch on up to 3 devices at the same time.

With Sling Blue, you can watch on 3 devices simultaneously.

Cloud DVR

Philo offers unlimited recording to save as many shows as you want.

To use Cloud DVR with Sling Blue, you’ll need to add the Cloud DVR add-on for an additional $5/month.

Are you using either of these affordable streaming services? Let us know in the comments!

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