The Ultimate Showdown Between Sling TV and DirectTV NOW

David Matthews
Created by David Matthews
On Nov 9, 2019
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The Ultimate Showdown Between Sling TV and DirectTV NOW

With cable prices going through the roof, opting for streaming has become a no-brainer. Even conglomerates like AT&T are introducing cord cutting options like DirectTV; this speaks volumes about how dominant streaming has become countrywide. But with the number of options available, it can be hard to decide between them.

In this blog, we’ll compare Sling TV and DirectTV to help you decide between them.

What does DirectTV Now have to offer?
DirectTV offers loads of channels for as little as fifty dollars a month, which is one of the many reasons that make it so appealing to many ex-cable users. There are four bundles available, including ‘Live a Little,’ ‘Just Right,’ ‘Go Big,’ and ‘Gotta Have it!’.

The number of channels included in even their most basic package is extensive, with popular favorites like FX, TBS, TNT, CNN and Fox News available.

Most channels also let you watch on demand, which is best for those who have not so flexible schedules.

However, AT&T recently announced an increase in the cost per month rates for every package; even for those who have already subscribed.

How does it compare to Sling TV?

Sling TV has been around long enough to become a serious contender, with more and more channels being offered on the platform every year.

It offers two basic packages known as Orange or Blue. They can be subscribed to separately at $20 and $25 respectively, and come with thirty to forty channels.

A combined package of all the channels between the two is also available. There is also an option of paying an extra $5 for add-on packages like Sports Extra or HBO for a little more than that $15.
If the channel list available with Sling TV meets your requirements, then it’s definitely the most ideal and economical option to choose.

Compatibility
Sling TV is compatible with all the possible major platforms such as iOS, Android, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Roku, Android TV, LeEco TVs, and Xbox One.

Whereas DirectTV Now falls short in the list of platforms it is compatible with. For example, it does not work on Roku as of yet.
 
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