Sling vs Paramount+: which is better?

Sling might be more expensive than Paramount+ but it also offers more channels and customization options.

So which one is for you? Let's find out together using the criteria below.

Channels on Sling Orange + Blue and not Paramount+ Premium

The channels that Sling Orange + Blue has and which are not available on Paramount+ Premium:

Channels on Paramount+ Premium and not Sling Orange + Blue

The channels that Paramount+ Premium has which are not available on Sling Orange + Blue:

  • CBS local channels
  • CBS Sports HQ
  • CBSN
  • ET Live

Popularity: Paramount+ Premium is more popular than Sling Orange + Blue

Paramount+ Premium has 42,000,000 subscribers whereas Sling Orange + Blue has 2,330,000 subscribers. This means that Paramount+ Premium has 39,670,000 more subscribers than Sling Orange + Blue. That's a pretty big difference.

Price: Paramount+ Premium is cheaper than Sling Orange + Blue

Paramount+ Premium's costs $12 whereas Sling Orange + Blue costs $60. Getting Sling Orange + Blue instead of Paramount+ Premium will set you back $48 more every month.

Why get Sling Orange + Blue?

Sling is a great option if you want to cut the cord but keep access to many channels. If you don't watch sports, you don't have to get the package for them.

Go to Sling Orange + Blue

Why get Paramount+ Premium?

Soccer fans can enjoy every UEFA Champions League game and every UEFA Europa League game on Paramount+. Football fans can enjoy many NFL and College Football games on CBS Sports. Plus, there are CBS local channels that cover most of the United States.

Go to Paramount+ Premium

Devices: Sling Orange + Blue is more widely available than Paramount+ Premium

Sling Orange + Blue is available on AirTV, Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Cox, iOS, iPhone, LG TV, Mi Box, Roku, Samsung TV, TiVo, Vizio, Vizio Smart TV, Windows 10, Windows 11, Xbox or Xbox One.

Whereas Paramount+ Premium is available on Amazon Fire TV, Android, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, LG TV, PlayStation 4, Portal TV, Roku, Samsung TV, Vizio, Xbox, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X or Xfinity Flex. That's 4 less devices than Sling Orange + Blue.

Channel count: Sling Orange + Blue has 43 channels more than Paramount+ Premium

Sling Orange + Blue's lineup includes 47 channels whereas Paramount+ Premium has only 4 channels. Getting a subscription to Sling Orange + Blue will give you access to 43 more channels than Paramount+ Premium. That's quite a bit of channels.

Trial: Sling Orange + Blue does not offer a trial

Sling Orange + Blue does not offer a free trial.

Find out more on Sling Orange + Blue

Trial: Paramount+ Premium offers a trial

Paramount+ Premium has a trial. The trial duration is 7 days.

Find out more on Paramount+ Premium

Sling Orange + Blue's specialty

The specialties of Sling Orange + Blue are: Baseball, Lifestyle, News, Science fiction, Soccer, Sports, True Crime.

Paramount+ Premium's specialty

The specialties of Paramount+ Premium are: Action, Family, Movies, Old TV shows, Original series, Science fiction, Soccer, Sports, TV shows.

Channels on both Paramount+ Premium and Sling Orange + Blue

The channels that are available on both Paramount+ Premium and Sling Orange + Blue are:

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    Paramount Plus is mostly a Netflix-style streaming service, offering movies and TV shows on-demand like The Good Fight and Yellowstone. 

    The premium plan of Paramount Plus gives you access to Live TV from CBS: CBS local channels, CBS News (CBSN), CBS Sports, ET live, and some live sporting events like NFL on CBS Live. It also offers on-demand access to programming from Comedy Central, MTV, BET, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Paramount Pictures, and Smithsonian Channel.

    As of 2023, it increased its monthly price to $11.99, but with that comes a significant upgrade: Premium members have access to all of Showtime's content, which includes movies and shows like Billions, Dexter, and Yellowjackets, as well as live coverage on sports including boxing, football, and MMA.

    Price: $11.99/month

    Free Trial: 7 days

    Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, LG TV, PlayStation 4, Portal TV, Roku, Samsung TV, Vizio, Xbox, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, Xfinity Flex

    Channel lineup: CBS local channels, CBS Sports HQ, CBSN, ET Live

    Features: 4k-compatible, annual subscription, Dolby Atmos, kid profiles, likely to work with a VPN, multiple profiles, offline downloads, on-demand content, parental controls, picture in picture, up to three concurrent streams