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

Family watching TVFinding the right live TV streaming service is increasingly confusing as more and more services hit the market. Even in just the month since we last updated we postedthere have been several major changes to both services. So we wanted to break them down once again and help you make the decision between Sling TV and PlayStation Vue more easily.

Because things keep changing here is your updated look at the Sling TV and PlayStation Vue as of November 16th, 2016.

First you should look at which of these services works on the devices you own?

Streaming PlayerSling TVPS Vue
RokuXX
Fire TVXX
Apple TVX
ChromecastXX
iOSXX
Android Phones/TablesXX
Android TVX X

For now PS Vue and Sling TV have a simular lineup except for Apple TV. For game systems PS Vue is on PlayStation 3 & 4 and Sling works on the Xbox One.

Next, you should check to see which service has the channels you want?

Both services offer local channels in different markets. You can find a full list of Sling TV local channels and markets HERE. You can find a full list of PlayStation Vue local channels and markets HERE.

ChannelSling TVPS Vue
A&EX
AMCXX
American Heroes ChannelX
Animal PlanetX
Baby TVX
BBC AmericaXX
BBC World NewsX X
Blaze TVX
ChannelSling TVPS Vue
BETX
Big Ten NetworkX
Bloomberg TelevisionX
BoomerangXX
BravoXX
Campus InsiderX
Cartoon Network/Adult SwimXX
ChillerX
ChannelSling TVPS Vue
CinemaxX X
CheddarX
ClooX
CMTX
CNBCXX
CNBC WorldX
CNNXX
 AXS TV X
Comcast SportsnetX X
Comedy CentralX
Cooking ChannelXX
ChannelSling TVPS Vue
Destination AmericaX
DiscoveryX
Discovery FamilyX
Discovery LifeX
Disney ChannelXX
Disney JuniorXX
Disney XDXX
DIY NetworkXX
Duck TVX
ChannelSling TVPS Vue
E!XX
EPIXX
EPIX Drive-InX
EPIX HitsXX
EPIX2X
ESPNXX
ESPN 2XX
ESPN Bases LoadedX
ESPN Buzzer BeaterX
ESPN DeportesXX
ESPN Goal LineX X
ESPN UXX
ESPN NewsXX
ChannelSling TVPS Vue
El ReyX
EsquireX
EuronewsX
Fla MaX
Food NetworkXX
Fox (where available)X
Fox BusinessX
Fox College SportsX
Fox News ChannelX
Fox Regional Sports NetworksXX
ChannelSling TVPS Vue
France 24X
FreeFormXX
FS1XX
FS2XX
FXXX
FXMX
FXXXX
FYIX
Golf ChannelXX
Hallmark ChannelX
HBOXX
ChannelSling TVPS Vue
 HDNet Movies X
HGTVXX
HistoryX
Hi-Yah!X
HLNXX
 GSN X
IFCXX
Investigation DiscoveryX
ChannelSling TVPS Vue
LifetimeX
Lifetime MoviesX
Local NowX
LogoX
MachinimaX
MakerX
MGMX
MSNBCXX
MTVX
MTV 2X
ChannelSling TVPS Vue
Nat Geo WildXX
Nat GeoXX
NBA TVX X
NBC Sports NetworkXX
NFL NetworkXX
NDTVX
NHL NetworkX
News18X
NewsyXX
Nick Jr.X
NicktoonsX
ChannelSling TVPS Vue
One World SportsX
Outside TVXX
OWNX
OxygenXX
Pac-12X
PokerX
Polaris+X X
PopX
RT NetworkX
ChannelSling TVPS Vue
Science ChannelX
SEC NetworkXX
ShowtimeX
Sony Movie ChannelX
SpikeX
SproutX
Sundance TVXX
SyFyXX
TBSXX
TeenNickX
TLCX
TNTXX
ChannelSling TVPS Vue
Travel ChannelXX
Tru TVXX
Turner Classic MoviesXX
TV LandX
UniversalX
UnimasX
UnivisionX
USAXX
VelocityX
VH1X
VibrantX
VicelandX
WE tvXX
 Fox DeportesXX

DVR

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

Sling TV does not have a DVR, but most of their channels have on-demand versions of the aired shows.

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.

Access Outside of Your House

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

Sling TV 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.

So what service should you pick?

Hopefully this guide has helped you find the right service. If you are still wondering which is the best for you and your family the best thing to do is to try the free trial both Sling TV, and PlayStation Vue offer. Our suggestion is to give them a try and see if you like them. Check each service’s site for current prices because they keep changing. (Note: The PlayStation Vue charges an extra $10 a month for some markets.)

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