* RSNs (regional sports networks) vary by area.
Best for sports add-ons: Sling TV
Sling TV offers three plan options, but, to get the most sports channels, you’d want the priciest one ($45 a month) with an add-on sports package ($15 a month). It involves a little more thinking and math—we know, not cool—but Sling TV can stream almost all the sports you can handle.
Sling Orange (30 channels) and Sling Blue (50 channels) aren’t bad individually, but Sling’s combined Orange + Blue plan nets you mainstream sports channels like ESPN, FS1, and NBC Sports. Combined with 24 more sports channels from Sling’s Sports Extra package, that’s over 30 sports channels for $60 a month.
Of course, you may not be interested in all of the sports in the Orange + Blue + Sports Extra plan, in which case you might want to downsize to either the Orange or Blue plan alone, both of which offer their own individualized Sports Extra add-ons. Sling TV is nothing if not customizable.
Big “but” warning: Sling TV includes only 10 hours of cloud DVR space, which can be upgraded to an only-slightly-better 50 hours for an extra $5 a month. Good luck recording more than a few sports events with that measly allotment.
Sling TV (Orange + Blue + Sports Extra) sports channels: