Hulu with Live TV vs Sling TV: Which is Right for You?

Hulu with Live TV and Sling TV are two of the most popular live TV streaming services out right now. The features offered by each of these streaming services are very similar. So much so, that it can sometimes be confusing to understand which service has what.

Here are some of the distinguishing features that define each service.

What is Hulu with Live TV? 

Hulu with Live TV gives users the ability to watch live TV on Hulu. At $54.99/month, this subscription gives Hulu users access to an assortment of channels and content. You can also customize your Hulu with Live TV account with add-ons to enhance your streaming.

Channels offered on Hulu with Live TV

  • A&E
  • Adult Swim
  • Big Ten Network
  • Boomerang
  • Bravo
  • Cartoon Network
  • CBS Sports Network
  • Cheddar
  • Chiller
  • CNN
  • CNN International
  • CNBC
  • Disney Channel
  • Disney XD
  • Disney Junior
  • E!
  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • ESPNU
  • ESPNews
  • ESPN-SEC Network
  • Food Network
  • Fox Business Network
  • Fox News Channel
  • Fox Sports 1
  • Fox Sports 2
  • Freeform
  • FX
  • FXM
  • FXX
  • FYI
  • Golf Channel
  • HGTV
  • History
  • HLN
  • Lifetime Movie Network (LMN)
  • Nat Geo Wild
  • National Geographic
  • NBCSN
  • Oxygen Network
  • POP
  • Smithsonian
  • Sprout
  • Syfy
  • TBS
  • TCM
  • TNT
  • Travel Channel
  • TruTV
  • Universal Kids (East)
  • Viceland

Add-ons offered with Hulu with Live TV

  • Premium Networks (HBOMax, Cinemax, STARZ, and Showtime)
  • Enhanced Cloud DVR
  • Unlimited Screens
  • Entertainment Add-on
  • Español Add-on

Features

  • 50 hours of DVR included, with the option to upgrade to 200 hours for $9.99/month
  • Up to 6 user profiles
  • Up to 2 simultaneous streams

Related: Hulu 2020: Free Trial, Deals, and Bundles

What is Sling TV?

Sling TV is an app-based TV service that allows you to stream live content over the internet. The streaming service offers two plans for new users, Sling Blue and Sling Orange, each priced at $30/month. 

Sling Blue

According to the company website, Sling Blue is good for news and entertainment as it allows you to stream on three devices, gives you 50+ channels to watch, and 10 hours of free DVR storage. 

Channels offered in Sling Blue

  • A&E
  • AMC
  • AXS TV
  • BBC America
  • BET
  • Bravo
  • Bloomberg Television
  • Cartoon Network
  • Cheddar
  • Cheddar Big News
  • Comedy Central
  • CNN
  • EPIX Drive-In
  • Food Network
  • FOX News
  • Fuse
  • FX
  • History Channel
  • HGTV
  • HLN
  • IFC
  • Lifetime
  • MSNBC
  • National Geographic
  • NBC Select Markets
  • NBC Regional Sports Networks
  • NBC Sports Network
  • Newsy
  • Nick Jr
  • SYFY
  • TBS
  • TNT
  • Travel Channel
  • Tribeca Shortlist
  • truTV
  • USA
  • Viceland

Sling Orange

Sling Orange is good for sports and families as it allows you to stream on one device, gives you 30+ channels to watch, and 10 hours of free DVR storage.

Channels Offered in Sling Orange

  • A&E
  • AMC
  • AXS TV
  • BBC America
  • Bloomberg Television
  • Cartoon Network
  • Cheddar
  • Cheddar Big News
  • Comedy Central
  • CNN
  • Disney Channel
  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • ESPN3
  • EPIX Drive In
  • Food Network
  • Freeform
  • Fuse
  • History Channel
  • HGTV
  • IFC
  • Lifetime
  • Newsy
  • TBS
  • TNT
  • Travel Channel
  • Tribeca Shortlist
  • Viceland

Add-ons offered with Sling TV

  • Premium channels
  • Cloud DVR Plus
  • Sports Extra
  • Comedy Extra
  • Kids Extra
  • News Extra
  • Lifestyle Extra
  • Heartland Extra
  • Hollywood Extra

Features

  • Free AirTV Mini when you subscribe to Sling TV and prepay for two months
  • 1 stream with Sling Orange, up to 3 simultaneous streams with Sling Blue
  • 10 hours of DVR included, with the option to upgrade to 50 hours for $5/month

Related: Sling TV: How to get Sling TV’s free trial and other deals

The final cut

Sling TV and Hulu + Live TV are two similar streaming services that offer cord cutters the chance to watch their favorite programs in live time, but they are also very different in their offerings and price. Find the streaming service with the channels and features that match your personal preferences.

Now that you’re in the know, we hope that you will be able to make an informed decision about these streaming services and decide what the right plan is for you.

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