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Philo vs Sling Blue: Which is the Better Deal? We Take a Look…

Cutting the cable connection to coax connector illustrating retired people cancelling cable TV serviceIf you’re looking for a deal in cord cutting, skinny bundles are a great option. In today’s post, we’re comparing two of these affordable streaming service options: Philo and Sling Blue.

Plans and Pricing

Last month, Philo announced that they would be eliminating their $16/month package and moving to a single package option on May 6. That single package costs $20/month. You can try Philo out with a 7 day free trial before subscribing.

Currently, Sling has a deal, offering 40% off on each of their packages for the first three months of a subscription. With that deal, you can get Sling Blue for just $15/month. When the deal expires, you’ll pay $25/month. Sling is also currently offering an extended free trial, giving new customers the chance to try out the streaming service for 14 days.

Channel and Price Comparison

With a Philo subscription, you’ll get 58 channels for $20/month, bringing the cost per channel to 34 cents.

With Sling Blue, you’ll get 49 channels for $15/month for 3 months, coming in at about 31 cents per channel. After the promotional deal, you’ll pay $25/month, bringing that cost up to 51 cents per channel.

Channel Lineups

These are the channels you’ll get with a Philo subscription:

  • A&E
  • AMC
  • American Heroes Channel
  • Animals Planet
  • Aspire
  • AXS
  • BBC America
  • BBC World News
  • BET
  • BET Her
  • Cheddar Business
  • Cheddar News
  • CLEO TV
  • 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 Trial Network
  • 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

These are the channels you’ll get with Sling Blue:

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

Simultaneous Viewing

Both Sling Blue and Philo allow you to stream content on up to 3 devices simultaneously.

Cloud DVR

Philo offers unlimited Cloud DVR storage, so you can save as many shows as you want. Your content will be saved for 30 days after recording.

With Sling TV, Cloud DVR can be added on as an extra for an additional $5/month. When you add Cloud DVR on, you’ll be able to record and watch live TV, fast forward through commercials, keep your recordings for as long as you’re a customer, and record multiple shows at once.

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