Sling vs Xfinity Flex: which is better?

The main difference between Sling and Xfinity Flex is availability. Sling TV is available to everyone and on most devices, whereas Xfinity Flex is available only for Xfinity internet customers and on the Xfinity device. 

Below we look at more factors that set the two apart: channels, price, trial, devices, and more. 

Channels on Sling Orange + Blue and not Xfinity Choice TV

The channels that Sling Orange + Blue has and which are not available on Xfinity Choice TV:

Channels on Xfinity Choice TV and not Sling Orange + Blue

The channels that Xfinity Choice TV has which are not available on Sling Orange + Blue:

  • Animal Planet
  • CBS local channels
  • CNBC
  • ESPNews
  • Fox Business
  • FXX
  • Golf Channel
  • Hallmark Channel
  • Hallmark Movies and Mysteries
  • MTV
  • National Geographic channel
  • Nickelodeon
  • OWN
  • Regional Sports Networks
  • Telemundo local channels
  • Tennis Channel
  • TV One
  • Unimas local channels
  • Universal Kids
  • Univision local channels
  • VH1

Price: Xfinity Choice TV is cheaper than Sling Orange + Blue

Xfinity Choice TV's costs $45 whereas Sling Orange + Blue costs $60. Getting Sling Orange + Blue instead of Xfinity Choice TV will set you back $15 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 Xfinity Choice TV?

With a starting price of $18/month, you can get local channels as well as basic national TV channels. It's good value if you only watch a few channels, but to increase your options, you have to buy into more packages. Prices vary depending location, but getting all packages should cost you around $79.5. You also can cancel at any time (here and change in between different packages depending on your needs. Exact pricing depends on where you are based.

Go to Xfinity Choice TV

Devices: Sling Orange + Blue is more widely available than Xfinity Choice TV

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 Xfinity Choice TV is available on Xfinity Flex. That's 19 less devices than Sling Orange + Blue.

Channel count: Sling Orange + Blue has 4 channels more than Xfinity Choice TV

Sling Orange + Blue's lineup includes 47 channels whereas Xfinity Choice TV has only 43 channels. Getting a subscription to Sling Orange + Blue will give you access to 4 more channels than Xfinity Choice TV.

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: Xfinity Choice TV offers a trial

Xfinity Choice TV has a trial. The trial duration is 30 days.

Find out more on Xfinity Choice TV

Sling Orange + Blue's specialty

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

Xfinity Choice TV's specialty

The specialties of Xfinity Choice TV are: Lifestyle, News, Science fiction.

Channels on both Xfinity Choice TV and Sling Orange + Blue

The channels that are available on both Xfinity Choice TV and Sling Orange + Blue are:

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Choice TV with Xfinity Flex is for people looking to stay connected to big-name live networks, without getting bogged down by a slew of niche channels. Xfinity Choice TV customers keep things light with HD live TV and 20 hours of DVR storage, but still have the opportunity to add genre channel bundles for more variety.

Price: Varies depending on your location and account history.

Features: monthly subscription