Directv and Sling Tv

Review of Sling or Directv now

If you are looking to move forward from heavy cable bills, multiple requirements of setup boxes, and afraid of channel bundles and other satellite services immediately switch to best online services like sling Tv or Directv now. Here we will give you a brief comparison between both of them.

Sling Tv – This is the affordable services for the ones who are looking to save more money. With sling tv, you can stream your favorite channels at the lowest price. Sling Tv offers 40% off for the first month sign up. There are two popular packages of sling tv (blue and orange). Sling Tv orange package is good for those who love to watch more sports. It has the best digital antenna service in all over the USA but local channels are very limited to the service. DVR is not included with the service but if you wish to buy then pay $5.

Directv Now –

This is the first online best streaming service which offers the best quality network. Without any new hardware, you can enjoy live+on-demand content with a compatible device. Directv now packages are more costly than Sling tv but it also gives more channels and offers better promotions, free trial facility and many more. The HBO channel cost with Directv now service is $5 Per month. Let’s discuss both in details.

Sling Tv VS Directv Now – Price & Packages Difference

Both services are owned by different satellite companies (Directv now – AT&T, Sling Tv – Dish TV). They have a lower price than traditional cable TV but you will not get similar channels or features. Directv now is costly than Sling Tv service but if you do not have any price issue this is the best option for you. On the other hand, Sling Tv is cheaper and gives the widest variety of content.

Directv now –

Plan

                   Price                    

Channels

Live a little

$40

60+

Just Right

$55

                80+                 

Go big

$65

105+

Gotta have it

$75

120+

Sling Tv

Plan

        Price              Channels     

Sling orange

$25

35+

Sling blue

$25

40+

Orange + blue

$40

50+

After comparing both the packages we are able to see that even the smallest plan of Directv now ( live a little) offers more channels and price than Sling Tv service. There are many channels that Sling tv does not include such as Fox News, The CW, Telemundo. There are other ways also that you can stream more programming channels through add ons that cost $5 per month. With all these plans you will get a free 7-day trial period.

Sling Tv Vs Directv Now – Channel lineup

Directv offers a heavy number of channels such as ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox plus ESPN and HBO in its base plan and has more channels as compared to Sling TV. But if you are searching for Foreign content then Sling TV such as Mexico to Hindi mini. Sling Tv packages have a different set of channels. Just paying $40 you will get all sports, lifestyle, entertainment, and news channels. Sling Tv has a low cost but still, it gives access to your channels.

Directv  Now – There are more than 120+ channels such as ABC, Accu weather, NBC, CW, hallmark channel, HBO family, FX, FS2, Disney channel, Nick Jr, Nick, comedy central, BET, FX movie, TCM, SYFY, CNBC, CNBC World, CNN, CW, ESPN, ESPN2, My network Tv, National Geographic channel, Fox business network, Ovation, Oxygen, Pop, Revolt, SYFY, TBS, TCM, Telemundo, TNT, TruTV, Universal Kids, Universo, USA Network, VME,Paramount, and many more

Sports channel  – Big ten network, MLB network, CBS sports network, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU, ESPN News, FOX Sports (FS1), FOX Sports 2 (FS2), MLB Network, NFL Network, NBCSN, SEC Tennis Channel, Golf Channel, NBA TV, Network, BTN Network, CBS Sports Network,

Local – ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, Telemundo, Univision, The CW.  Directv now has 218 local affiliates. There are local live channels which are available in a few markets, and if you want on-demand content then it depends on the area which you stay.

Premium

Channel

                          Price                            

HBO (Plus and Max plan)

$5

Showtime

N/A

Expix

N/A

Starz

$8

Cinemax (Max plan)

$5

Sling Tv channels – With Sling service you will get more than 60+ channels such as Viceland, USA, TrueTV, Tribeca Shortlist, NFL network, TBS, TNT, Tennis channels, NBC sports network, SYFY, travel channel, Local Now, NFL network, Newsy, Lifetime, Hopster, IFC, Motor Trend, NBC, NBC Sports, HGTV, FX, FXX, FS1, FS2, Food network, Cinefest, Cheddar Big News, Cheddar, etc.

Sports – NFL Network, NFL Red zone, NBA TV, Sec Network, Sec Network+ PAC 12, ESPNU, beIN Sports, ESPNews, Stadium, outside television, Motorsports  

Local –  ABC, ABS, PBS, Fox, NBC, NBC Sports. There are 28 local affiliates with the Sling TV local.  

Premium

Channel

                Price                    

HBO

$15

Showtime

$10

Expix

$5

Starz

$9

Cinemax

$10

UP faith & family

$5

Pantaya

$6

CuriosityStream

$3

Directv now and sling Tv – Supportive devices

If you are a fan of PlayStation 4 then it is easy to stream your favorite programs on Directv now, Sling TV and other devices.

Directv Now – MAC, PC, Google chromecast (2nd generation and higher), Apple tv( 4th generation), Windows phone, Roku, Amazon Fire Tv (2 generations), Amazon Fire Tv cube, Amazon Fire Tv stick (2 and 3 generations), IOS, Android mobiles, laptops.

Sling Tv – Xbone, AirTv player, Amazon fire Tv, Google chromecast, Apple Tv (4th generation), Roku LT and higher, MAC, PC, Window phones, IOS and, mobile phones.

Multiple streaming – Directv Now VS Sling Tv

Both the services have a difference in best streaming service such as –

Directv now –  You can only stream 2 devices at once for more streaming pay $5 extra every month.

Internet speed

  • 12Mbps broadband connection for the entire home.
  • Minimum 2.5 Mbps to 7.5 Mbps

Sling Tv – The orange pack stream 1 device, Blue pack stream 2 devices and with the combination of Slings ( Blue and Orange pack) stream up to 4 devices at once.

Internet Speed

  • 5Mbps for TV PC, and MAC
  • 25Mbps for your entire house connections
  • 3.5 Mbps for tablet and smartphones

Directv Now and Sling Tv – advantages and Disadvantages

Advantages of Sling Tv

  • Cheapest price starting from $25
  • Best way to get ESPN Sports channels
  • Multiple compatible devices
  • Add ons at $5 per month
  • Lowest price bundles

Disadvantages of Sling Tv

  • DVR cost is higher
  • Less local channels
  • Stream 1 device with orange package 

Advantages of Directv Now

  • Various best streaming service players and devices
  • HBO in new packages
  • No contract easy
  • Free installation and activation fees

Disadvantages of Directv Now

  • You can stream 2 devices at ones only
  • 40+ channels at $50 per month $70 per month for some regional and sports channels

DVR comparison

Sing Tv – unfortunately, you will not get any DVR services with any single package. If you want then pay $5 extra every month. But Sling TV DVR is best than Directv now because it has 50 hours of recording for unlimited days. It also auto-delete the previous data. So you have to delete the other recordings to keep your favorite recordings because the storage will be full.  

Directv Now – You will get free cloud DVR with every smallest or highest plan but the hours of storing your recording will be less which means up to 20 hours. There is no option of recording the on-demand content with Directv now you have to watch it early before it automatically gets removed from the library.

DirecTV Now Storage (Price + Storage) Sling TV storage  (Price + Storage

20 hours

50 hours

30 days

Unlimited days

Add on packages Sling Tv

From news to lifestyle and entertainment unlimited add on channels with Sling Tv package.

Hindi channels – &Tv, Aapka Colors, Star Plus, ZeeTV, Colors Tv, Sony entertainment television.

Add on packages –  Lifestyle, News, Sports, Comedy Kids, Heartland, Espanol, International, and Hollywood.

Who is the best – Directv Now or SlingTv?

Sling TV is the best for you if you are a sports lover. By giving extra $10 you can add a variety of sports channels with the service. Choose your channels and stream at the lowest price. On the other hand, Directv now offers more channels at a higher price range. If you are AT&T customer then the package you will select is less than the previous one. You will be free from 1 or 2 years contract, there is no new hardware, no installing or activating.  If we compare both the companies if you are saving your money then sling Tv is cheaper. But if you want more best streaming service without money issue then Directv now is a good option.