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Streaming services are quickly becoming popular with people who like to be able to watch their favorite shows any time of the day and wherever they may be at the time. Disney Plus and Sling TV offer subscribers the best of both worlds. Disney Plus offers on-demand content that includes an enormous library full of Disney's most beloved movies and television series. Sling TV offers a large selection of local, cable, and sports channels that can be streamed from almost any location that offers a strong Wi-fi or internet connection. Both offer multiple packages at low to medium pricing without the restrictions associated with long-term contracts. You can stop, start or change your package at any time without a harsh penalty or any hidden fees.

Similarities

Both Disney Plus and Sling TV offer the convenience of being mobile. As long as you have a way to connect to the internet, you can stream your on-demand content from Disney or your live programs from Sling. There are no contracts or hidden fees that are often associated with cable services. Each service offers sports programming, although with Disney Plus it is limited to ESPN Plus. Both offer family-friendly programs that are ideal for subscribers of all ages. Disney Plus and Sling TV are compatible with most devices, including smart TVs and smartphones. At this time, both companies are offering discounted rates when new subscribers sign up.

Differences

The most substantial difference between the two streaming services involves on-demand vs live streaming. While Disney Plus is strictly on-demand, Sling TV provides live streaming access to both local and cable channels. Another difference is the pricing. While both offer similarly priced packages, you also have an option to combine Sling TV's smaller packages into one larger one that is over double the cost of Disney's most expensive plan. Sling also offers actual sports packages for most types of sports events, like football, baseball, and hockey. When it comes to paying for the services, both offer month-to-month options but Disney encourages subscribers to pay by the year. If they do pay for a full one to three years in advance, they will receive a discounted price. Disney Plus is set to launch on November 12, 2019. Sling also offers DVR options as well.

Costs & Monthly Plans

Disney Plus plans are some of the most affordable for what you get in each package. The basic plan starts at $6.99 if you choose to pay by the month. If you choose to pay by the year, the cost of the plan drops to $69.99. For those who want the bundled plan that includes Disney Plus, Hulu w/ads, and ESPN Plus, the cost per month is $12.99. If a new subscriber wants the best discount, Disney is encouraging them to sign up prior to the launch date and pay for three years in full. If they choose this option, they can save as much as $80.

The Sling TV Orange and Blue plans are $25 a month. If you decide you want the combo plan that includes channels from both the Orange and Blue plans, you can get it for $40 a month. You can also choose to add either (or both) premium sports and movie channels.

Original Series

In terms of original content, Disney Plus wins hands down. All of the content included in their library is from companies that are owned or have been acquired by Disney including Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic.

Sling TV does not offer any type of original content at this particular time.

Live TV

While Disney Plus does not offer live TV streaming, you can watch your favorite series episodes the day after they air if you have the bundled plan and go to Hulu w/ads.

Sling TV offers a large selection of channels through their combination plan that includes both the Orange and Blue packages. You can also choose live sports and movie channels to go along with your local networks and cable channels.

Summary: Disney Plus vs Sling TV

If you have a family and enjoy all of the Disney standards, then Disney Plus is your best choice. It's fully portable and can be viewed anywhere. You have the option to pay in advance as well as start or stop your service whenever you need to.

Sling TV is a great choice if you want the convenience of a mobile streaming service combined with all of your favorite local and cable channels. It's also the best choice if you have a sports fan in the family who likes to watch their team whenever, wherever they play.

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