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What to Watch on Sling TV

There’s plenty to watch on Sling TV—we’ve collected a few of our favorite channels and shows to get you started.

Even though the color-coded channel lineups can be confusing, there’s plenty of solid TV entertainment to be had in its Orange and Blue TV plans (and the Orange + Blue combo). So you don’t necessarily have to pay for extra add-ons to find something to watch.

We’ve rounded up five of our favorite channels available on Sling TV’s plans and highlighted a handful of the best original series from each.

AMC

AMC is like a premium channel on basic cable, with a 24/7 mix of critically acclaimed original shows and blockbuster theatrical films. Series like Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead put AMC on the map, and it continues to produce high-quality originals—we also don’t mind the occasional Fast & Furious movies marathon.

AMC Availability

Sling TV Channel Package
Sling Orange
Sling Blue
Sling Orange + Blue
Availability

AMC originals (partial list)

  • The Walking Dead
  • Fear the Walking Dead
  • Breaking Bad
  • Better Call Saul
  • Gangs of London
  • Mad Men
  • Lodge 49
  • NOS4A2
  • Preacher
  • Dispatches from Elsewhere

FX

Like AMC, FX is known for its roster of superlative original series and movie favorites—and it has more of both. From comedies like What We Do in the Shadows to drama anthologies like Fargo, FX pretty much has something for everybody (except for children; most FX shows are very much on the adult side).

FX Availability

Sling TV Channel Package
Sling Orange
Sling Blue
Sling Orange + Blue
Availability

FX originals (partial list)

  • Atlanta
  • Fargo
  • Mayans
  • What We Do in the Shadows
  • Pose
  • American Horror Story
  • Snowfall
  • Breeders
  • Better Things
  • The New York Times Presents

Sports on Sling TV

If you’re looking for sports channels on Sling TV, you won’t find much in the main plans. Sling Orange carries ESPN and ESPN2; Sling Blue carries FS1 and NBC Sports Network; Sling Orange + Blue has all four. But, Sling TV’s Sports Extra add-on gets you 20 more sports channels for $11 a month.

Cartoon Network/Adult Swim

It’s tough to beat Cartoon Network as a digital babysitter for the kiddies during the daytime. When it phases into Adult Swim during the late-night hours, it’s home to some of the most original and bizarre shows for grownups on TV.

Cartoon Network’s daylight hours aren’t to be slighted, though—shows like Craig of the Creek are smart enough for adults to enjoy.

Cartoon Network Availability

Sling TV Channel Package
Sling Orange
Sling Blue
Sling Orange + Blue
Availability

Cartoon Network/Adult Swim originals (partial list)

  • Craig of the Creek
  • Elliott from Earth
  • Teen Titans Go!
  • Ben 10
  • Apple & Onion
  • Birdgirl
  • Rick & Morty
  • Robot Chicken
  • The Eric Andre Show
  • Three Busy Debras

Food Network (Sling Orange, Sling Orange + Blue)

If you don’t watch the Food Network, are you even living? A TV staple since the ’90s, Food Network has introduced the world to culinary stars like Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis, Jamie Oliver, Ted Allen, Guy Fieri’s flame shirts, and many more. We need shows like Chopped, The Great Food Truck Race, and Cupcake Wars like we need, well, food.

Food Network Availability

Sling TV Channel Package
Sling Orange
Sling Blue
Sling Orange + Blue
Availability

Food Network originals (partial list)

  • Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives
  • Chopped
  • The Great Food Truck Race
  • Cupcake Wars
  • Worst Cooks in America
  • The Kitchen
  • Barefoot Contessa
  • Good Eats
  • Cutthroat Kitchen
  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate

VICE

VICE (formerly known as VICELAND) is one of the most eclectic channels on TV. It’s a documentary, news, and reality TV network aimed at Millennials in its programming and attitude. Shows range from pro wrestling docuseries Dark Side of the Ring to foodie show F*ck That’s Delicious to music culture magazine Noisey to recreational pastime coverage like Weediquitte and Beerland.

Food Network Availability

Sling TV Channel Package
Sling Orange
Sling Blue
Sling Orange + Blue
Availability

VICE originals (partial list)

  • Bong Appetit
  • F*ck That’s Delicious
  • Most Expensivest
  • Dark Side of the Ring
  • Noisey
  • Weediquette
  • Beerland
  • Gaycation
  • Hamilton’s Pharacopeia
  • The Pizza Show

What to Watch on Sling TV FAQ

Does Sling TV have free movies?

Sling TV’s paid plans include hundreds of movies to watch live and on-demand as part of the package.

If you want to pay nothing, there’s Sling Free, a limited-content version of Sling TV that’s an ad-supported mix of live channels and on-demand movies and TV shows.

Do you get local channels with Sling TV?

In most markets, you can get local NBC and FOX channels on Sling TV, but only in the Sling Blue and Sling Orange + Blue plans—Sling Orange carries no local channels. But, Sling TV does offer several deals on digital antennas that will allow you to receive local channels for free and integrate them into its channel lineup grid.

Which Sling TV plan is best, Orange or Blue?

We recommend the Sling Orange + Blue plan to get the most channels, but either Sling Orange or Sling Blue can be customized with several add-on channel packages. It depends on your taste: Sling Orange is better for kids and sports programming (but has fewer channels), while Sling Blue features more entertainment and news channels.

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