Updated: Sling TV vs PlayStation Vue – We Break Them Down For You


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Family sitting in living room with remote control smilingPicking the right live TV streaming service is increasingly confusing as more and more services hit the market. So we wanted to break it down and help making the decision between Sling TV and PlayStation Vue easier.

Yet things keep changing so here is your updated breakdown as of September 6th 2016.

The first thing which of these services is work on the devices you own?

Streaming Player Sling TV PS Vue
Roku X X
Fire TV X X
Apple TV X
Chromecast X X
iOS X X
Android Phones/Tables X X
Android TV X

The next what service has the channels you want. (Both of these services offer local channels in select markets to make sure to check out their sites to see if you get local channels.)

Channel Sling TV PS Vue
A&E X
AMC X X
American Heroes Channel X
Animal Planet X
Baby TV X
BBC America X
BBC World News X
Channel Sling TV PS Vue
BET X X
BET Gospel X
BET Jams X
BET Soul X
Big Ten Network X
Bloomberg Television X
Boomerang X X
Bravo X X
Campus Insider X
Cartoon Network/Adult Swim X X
Centric X
Chiller X
Channel Sling TV PS Vue
Cinemax X
Cloo X
CMT X X
CMT Music X
CNBC X X
CNBC World X
CNN X X
CNN International
Comcast Sportsnet X  X
Comedy Central X X
Cooking Channel X X
Channel Sling TV PS Vue
Destination America X
Discovery X
Discovery Family X
Discovery Life X
Disney Channel X X
Disney Junior X X
Disney XD X X
DIY Network X X
Duck TV X
Channel Sling TV PS Vue
E! X X
EPIX X
EPIX Drive-In X
EPIX Hits X X
EPIX2 X
ESPN X X
ESPN 2 X X
ESPN Bases Loaded X
ESPN Buzzer Beater X
ESPN Deportes X X
ESPN Goal Line X
ESPN U X X

X

ESPN News X
Channel Sling TV PS Vue
El Ray X
Esquire X
Euronews X
Fla Ma X
Food Network X X
Fox (where available) X
Fox Business X
Fox College Sports X
Fox News Channel X
Fox Regional Sports Networks X X
Channel Sling TV PS Vue
France 24 X
FreeForm X X
FS1 X X
FS2 X X
FX X X
FXM X
FXX X X
FYI X
Golf Channel X X
HBO X
Channel Sling TV PS Vue
HGTV X X
History X
Hi-Yah! X
HLN X X
HLN X X
IFC X X
Investigation Discovery X
Channel Sling TV PS Vue
Lifetime X
Lifetime Movies X
Local Now X
Logo X X
Machinima X
Maker X
MGM X
MSNBC X X
MTV X X
MTV 2 X X
MTV Hits X
Channel Sling TV PS Vue
MTV Live X
MTV Classic X
MTV U X
Nat Geo Wild X X
Nat Geo X X
NBC Sports Network X X
NFL Network X X
NDTV X
News18 X
Newsy X X
Nick Jr. X X
Nickolodeon X
Nicktoons X X
Channel Sling TV PS Vue
One World Sports X
Outside TV X X
OWN X
Oxygen X X
Poker X
Polaris+ X
Pop X
RT Network X
Channel Sling TV PS Vue
Science Channel X
SEC Network X X
Showtime X
Sony Movie Channel X
Spike X X
Sprout X
Sundance TV X X
SyFy X X
TBS X X
TeenNick X X
TLC X
TNT X X
Channel Sling TV PS Vue
Travel Channel X X
Tru TV X X
Turner Classic Movies X X
TV Land X X
Universal X
Unimas X
Univision X
USA X X
Velocity X
VH1 X X
VH1 Classic X
Vibrant X
Viceland X
WE tv X X
 Fox Deportes X X
One World Sports X

Number of Streams

Sling TV will allow you to stream one or three streams at once depending on what package you sign up for. You can also use your Sling TV login for some apps such as WatchESPN.

PlayStation Vue will work on five devices at once but they must all be in your home network. You can use your PlayStation Vue login on different apps such as WatchESPN.

DVR

Sling TV has no DVR, but most of their channels have on-demand versions of the shows aired on their channels.

PlayStation Vue offers a 30-day DVR, and after 30 days the recording is removed.

Accesses Outside of Your House

Sling allows subscribers to login from anywhere in the United States. Sling also works with WatchESPN and has announced that FOX apps will soon also be supported.

PlayStation Vue limits access outside of your home network. You can use PlayStation Vue login on many networks apps like Fox Sports GO and WatchESPN for access outside of your home network.

So what service should you pick?

The best part is both Sling TV, and PlayStation Vue offer a free trial. Our suggestion is to give them a try and see if you like them. Also as for price check each service site as they keep changing prices. (Note PS Vue charges an extra $10 a month for some markets.)

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