What is Sling TV? Channels List, Review, Cost, Devices, and More (2018)

OUR RATING — a breakdown of our Sling TV review:

DVR  ★★★☆☆
Sports  ★★★★☆
Channel Count   ★★★★☆
Local Coverage  ★★☆☆☆
Streaming Quality  ★★★☆☆
OVERALL —★★★☆☆

What is Sling TV?

Sling TV is a livestreaming service that came from the good people at DISH back in 2015. That said, it’s one of the oldest and most established streaming services out there. DISH must have caught wind of the streaming revolution and wisely wanted to get the jump on the trend.

Sling TV Packages

Let’s talk about what you want to know—what channels can you stream on Sling TV?

First, let’s do a breakdown of the packages. As stand-alone packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue currently offer the two cheapest streaming packages in the industry. However, when you combine the two of them together, it’s around the same price you would pay for any other streaming service. So, if you can live with only having one package, you can get away with a great deal. Here are the details:

Sling OrangeSling BlueSling Orange + Sling Blue
Free TrialFree TrialFree Trial
Live Channels30*39*45*
On-Demand Channels22*33*37*
Live Channels
On-Demand Channels
Sling Orange Sling Blue Sling Orange + Sling Blue
Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial
30* 39* 45*
22* 33* 37*
$20/mo. $25/mo. $40/mo.
*Actual channel count varies by area

Sling TV Channels

If you want more specifics, here are the channels you’ll get with each package.

Live/On-DemandSling Orange
Sling Blue
Sling Orange + Sling Blue
Free TrialFree TrialFree Trial
ACC Network ExtraLIVE
Bloomberg TVLIVE / VOD
Cartoon Network/Adult SwimLIVE / VOD
Comedy CentralLIVE / VOD
Disney ChannelLIVE / VOD
El Rey NetworkLIVE / VOD
Food NetworkLIVE / VOD
Fox (Select Markets)LIVE / VOD
FOX Sports Network (Select Markets)LIVE / VOD
Fox Sports 1LIVE / VOD
Fox Sports 2LIVE / VOD
FreeformLIVE / VOD
GalavisionLIVE / VOD
HistoryLIVE / VOD
Local NowLIVE
Nat Geo WildVOD
National GeographicLIVE / VOD
NBC (Select Markets)LIVE / VOD
NBC Sports Network (Select Markets)LIVE / VOD
Nick Jr.LIVE
Travel ChannelLIVE / VOD
VicelandLIVE / VOD
Free TrialFree TrialFree Trial
ACC Network Extra
BBC America
Bloomberg TV
Cartoon Network/Adult Swim
Comedy Central
Disney Channel
El Rey Network
Food Network
Fox (Select Markets)
FOX Sports Network (Select Markets)
Fox Sports 1
Fox Sports 2
Local Now
Nat Geo Wild
National Geographic
NBC (Select Markets)
NBC Sports Network (Select Markets)
NFL Network
Nick Jr.
Travel Channel
USA Network
Live/On-Demand Sling Orange
Sling Blue
Sling Orange + Sling Blue
Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial
Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial

Hopefully seeing all the channels laid out for you makes it easier to compare packages and determine what you’d be signing up for. There are a few notable exceptions between packages, like ESPN being available on Sling Orange and not Sling Blue, so make sure you’re aware of details like that before committing yourself to anything. Feel free to sign up for the 7-day Sling TV trial so you can try out the different packages and see what suits you best.

Sling TV Add-Ons

These channel packs offer genre-specific expansions to one of the three base packages listed above, allowing you to fine-tune your channel selection for more of the content you want.

To clarify, that means you can’t just subscribe to the Sports Extra package by itself. You have to have one of the basic packages (Sling Orange, Sling Blue, or Sling Orange + Blue) to begin with. Keep in mind that the add-ons come with different prices, so don’t be caught off guard.

Sling TV offers more add-ons than any other streaming service, so if there’s an obscure channel you’re looking to stream, your chances of getting it are higher with Sling TV.

Sports Extra ($10 per month)

If you want to make sure you’ve got all your sports channels covered, check out the Sports Extra add-on. Whether you’re a fan of college sports, the NBA, or the NFL, there’s something for every sports fan. Here’s a complete list of the channels:

Kids Extra ($5 per month)

Every parent knows that life gets a lot easier when you have a way to watch kids shows online. This add-on is also available in the Multi-Extra Discount package, so you can bundle it with other interesting channels. Here’s a list of all the channels included with the Kids Extra package:

HBO ($15 per month)

With this add-on, you get live HBO streaming and access to HBO’s full on-demand library (similar to HBO GO and HBO NOW). HBO subscribers also get up to three simultaneous streams of HBO in addition to the single stream that comes with Sling TV’s core and add-on packages. HBO can also be added on to Sling Latino or Sling International packages.

Showtime ($10 per month)

Sling TV also offers live Showtime streaming for $10 a month. You’ll get live access to everything Showtime:

  • Showtime
  • Showtime 2
  • Showtime Beyond
  • Showtime Extreme
  • Showtime Next
  • Showtime Showcase
  • Showtime West
  • Showtime Women

And by the way, this covers live access as well as on-demand content.

Cinemax ($10 per month)

When you get this  Cinemax livestreaming add-on, you also get access to the network’s full on-demand library of content, with shows like The Knick.

STARZ ($9 per month)

The STARZ add-on package includes a whole family of channels:

  • STARZ Comedy
  • STARZ Edge
  • STARZ Encore
  • STARZ Kids & Family
  • STARZ West

Comedy Plus Extra ($5 per month)

This add-on provides a variety of channels for various senses of humor:

Lifestyle Plus Extra ($5 per month)

If you love Hallmark movies as we do, you’re going to enjoy this add-on. Check out the channels included:

Hollywood Extra ($5 per month)

Want to stream classic movies? Here are all of the Hollywood Extra channels:

  • EPIX
  • EPIX2
  • EPIX Drive-In
  • EPIX Hits
  • HDNet Movies
  • SundanceTV
  • Turner Classic Movies (TCM)

World News Extra ($5 per month)

If you’re the type of person who wants to consume all things news, this add-on has got you covered.

Best of Spanish TV ($5 per month)

Just like the name says, this add-on contains all the best channels for livestreaming Spanish television shows (at least in the USA):

  • AZ Cinema
  • AZ Clic
  • AZ Corazon
  • Azteca
  • BabyTV
  • Bandamax
  • BeIN SPORTS en Espanol
  • Cbeebies
  • Cinelatino
  • Cine Sony
  • De Pelicula
  • De Pelicula Clasico
  • ESPN Deportes
  • FOROtv
  • Galavision
  • NTN24
  • Pasiones
  • TeleFormula
  • Telehit
  • TeLe-Romantica
  • UniMas
  • Univision
  • Univision Deportes
  • Univision telenovelas

Broadcast Extra ($5 per month, available only in select markets)

If you want to stream ABC, Univision, and UniMas, you’ll need this add-on.

Multi-Extra Discount ($10 per month)

Sling Tv add ons

If you like the idea of Sling TV’s add-ons, you’ll be interested to know  you can bundle them together for a better price. The Multi-Extra Discount Bundle adds four existing add-on packages (Kids Extra, Lifestyle Plus Extra, Comedy Plus Extra and News Extra) for only $10 per month. That’s a total of 40+ new networks:

Other Sling TV Channels and Plans

Sling Latino

Sling TV offers a package consisting of channels exclusively in Spanish. Check out the channel list, and you’ll see essentials like ESPN, Disney Channel, and HGTV. However, you won’t see any region-specific channels. Those come into play with the add-ons, like Caribe Extra, Colombia Extra, Espana Extra, and others. You can read more about channels available in the Latino service here.

Other International Packages

Finally, there are a number of international, foreign-language Sling TV packages. Sling TV offers a special 30-day free trial on all international packages. Learn more about all of the international packages by visiting the Sling International website.

Sling TV with NBA League Pass

Where are our NBA fans at? Sling TV added NBA League Pass as an add-on for subscribers. If you want access to the entire league, you can pay an extra $29 a month, or if you just want to follow one NBA team, you can pay $18 more a month. Be aware that you need a Sling TV subscription (starting at $20 a month) to get the NBA League Pass add-on, and you can only stream NBA games out of your market.

What about Sling TV Local Channels?

Streaming local channels on Sling TV depends entirely on your location. The same can be said for every other streaming service out there. While 95% of Sling TV channels are available nationwide, local channels are available in only select markets.

Luckily, we’ve done the legwork for you and found what local channels you get depending on what market you live in.

Find your market in the list below, and see if you can stream local channels in your area. If you don’t see your market, it means that Sling TV doesn’t provide local channel coverage in your area just yet.

  • Mesa, AZ: FOX (KSAZ)
  • Fresno, CA: ABC (KFSN)
  • Los Angeles, CA: ABC (KABC), FOX (KTTV), NBC (KNBC)
  • San Diego, CA: NBC (KNTV)
  • San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA: ABC (KGO), FOX (KTVU), NBC (KNTV)
  • Hartford-New Haven, CT: NBC (WRC)
  • Washington D.C: FOX (WTTG), NBC (WRC)
  • High Springs-Ocala-Gainesville, FL: FOX (WOGX)
  • Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL: NBC (WTVJ)
  • Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne, FL: FOX (WOFL)
  • Petersburg-Tampa, FL: FOX (WTVT)
  • Atlanta, GA: FOX (WAGA)
  • Chicago, IL: ABC (WLS), FOX (WFLD), NBC (WMAQ)
  • Boston, MA: NBC (WBTS)
  • Detroit, MI: FOX (WJBK)
  • Paul, MN: FOX (KMSP)
  • Belmont-Charlotte, NC: FOX (WJZY)
  • Goldsboro-Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville, NC: ABC (WTVD)
  • New York City, NY: ABC (WABC), FOX (WNYM), NBC (WNBC)
  • Philadelphia, PA: ABC (WPVI), FOX (WTXF), NBC (WCAU)
  • Austin, TX: FOX (KTBC)
  • Fort Worth-Dallas, TX: FOX (KDFW), NBC (KXAS)
  • Houston, TX: ABC (KTRK), CBS (KHOU)

Sling TV is constantly adding new local affiliate stations to its service, so you can always double-check your coverage using Sling TV’s ZIP finder. Just click the “Show My Available Channels” button, enter your ZIP code, and the results page will tell you what local channels you can stream in your area.

What Features Does Sling TV Offer?

When it comes to distinguishing the best streaming service for you, it’s often features that make all the difference. We’ll go through Sling TV’s lightning-round style in the sections below.

Any Package50 hrs+$5 a month
Any Package
Hours Price
50 hrs +$5 a month

If you want to add cloud DVR to your package, it will cost you an additional $5 a month for 50 hours of storage. Also, your storage lasts forever—it won’t be deleted after a certain amount of time (unlike PlayStation Vue, for example, which deletes recorded content after 28 days).

Simultaneous StreamsStreamsPrice
Any Package1Included
Additional Streams Add-On (Sling Blue)3+$5/mo
Additional Streams Add-On (Sling Orange + Sling Blue)4+$20/mo
Simultaneous Streams
Any Package
Additional Streams Add-On (Sling Blue)
Additional Streams Add-On (Sling Orange + Sling Blue)
Streams Price
1 Included
3 +$5/mo
4 +$20/mo

You’ve got some options here for adding simultaneous streams to your Sling TV package, meaning you can have multiple people streaming live TV from a single subscription at the same time.

The benefit of having more streams at a time is that you can share your subscription with multiple people. If you can find some people willing to chip in for a shared subscription, it would more than pay for the cost of additional streams. Just some food for thought.

CommercialsLiveOn Demand
Basic PackageYesYes
Basic Package
Live On Demand
Yes Yes

Yes, you will have to deal with commercials while watching live TV and on-demand content. However,  if you pay for the DVR service, you can always record content and fast-forward through commercials later. But if that’s your plan of attack, keep in mind Sling TV will allow you to fast-forward through commercials only on select channels.

We don’t know exactly what channels those are because Sling TV doesn’t provide users with a list, and so far we haven’t discovered a pattern to them. So you may need to do some exploring. However, most channels allow for fast-forwarding recorded content.

Playback FeaturesLiveOn DemandPrice
(4 seconds max)
Playback Features
Live On Demand Price
(4 seconds max)
Yes Included
No Yes Included
No Yes Included

Some Sling TV channels offer an innovative feature called “3-Day Replay.” This lets you scroll back and watch any TV show that has aired on that channel over the last three days. It’s a really cool feature, but not all channels allow you to do this. We’re hoping more of them will adopt it soon.

Picture Quality and Interface

Two more things you’ll want to consider when choosing your streaming service are the streaming quality and reputation of the service as well as the interface it operates with.

Streaming quality affects how clear and smooth your stream turns out. Low streaming quality could strand you in the eternal void of buffering or audio delays (we shudder at the thought). Meanwhile, the interface is how you interact with the product, so you’ll want yours to be easy to maneuver through, or else you might find yourself getting lost and missing that premiere you’ve been looking forward to.

Sling TV Streaming Quality

Are you one of the lucky souls with a 4K TV? Well, we hate to disappoint you, but Sling TV doesn’t (yet) support 4K-quality streaming.

LiveOn DemandPrice
4K AvailabilityNoneNoneN/A
4K Availability
Live On Demand Price
None None N/A

Overall, we had a positive experience streaming Sling TV. We watched on a shared Wi-Fi connection and enjoyed HD-quality streaming with very few issues. The issues we did have were brief buffering periods where the picture and audio dipped.

We suggest an internet bandwidth of at least 5.3 Mbps for the best streaming quality.

Sling TV’s Interface

sling tv interface

Let’s break down Sling TV’s interface so you can get a feel for the service.

Sling TV is available on tons of different devices, and the interface will look different depending upon the device you’re using, but the overall aesthetic is similar across the board. The screenshots below are from Google Chrome.

When you log into your Sling account, there are five different tabs that organize your options. The first tab is called “My TV.”

sling tv interface

Kind of like a favorites section, Sling TV saves the channels you watch the most and lets you quickly access them to see what’s playing.

The “On Now” section gives you a snapshot of what’s playing right now, organized by genre.

sling tv interface

So if you’re in the mood for sports, you can see what’s going on, or if you need to put on a show for your kids, you can see what’s playing for them as well. It’s a nifty tool for users who don’t have anything specific in mind when they turn on their TV.

The third tab is your typical guide menu, with a little twist. Take a look.

sling tv interface

Instead of scroll-down menu to scan all your channel options, Sling TV presents the information in a grid format. You can scroll through channels in the top bar to see what’s playing.

The benefit of this format is that it’s quicker for jumping around channels, but the drawback is you can’t see what’s playing on multiple channels at once. It works for a streaming service because you don’t have hundreds of channels to scan through, but habitual channel surfers may get annoyed with not being able to see the big picture.

The fourth tab is entirely dedicated to sports.

sling tv interface

It’s basically the same thing as the sports section in the “On Now” section, except with more options. It’s nice to see Sling TV recognizes many streamers are sports fans.

The fifth “Rentals” tab is exactly what it sounds like.

sling tv interface

There is one section that offers free movie rentals, and another with new releases you can rent for a few dollars. It’s very similar to the renting services on iTunes and Amazon.

Overall, we thought navigating through Sling TV was pretty easy—which is something we look for in a good streaming service. We were able to find what we wanted to watch without much difficulty. Just keep in mind that  if you’re used to cable, the navigation may take a bit of adjustment.

What Devices Can Play Sling TV?

What is Sling TV available on? Here’s a complete list of compatible devices:

TV and Video Players:

Phones and Tablets:

Other Devices:

So, what if you don’t have one of those streaming devices? Don’t worry—Sling TV actually offers special deals on compatible streaming devices when you sign up for the service. Check out Sling TV’s device offers page to check out the latest deals.

All in all, Sling TV does a good job of making its service accessible for those new to cutting the cord as well as cord-cutting veterans.

Sling TV Promotions

Sling TV Antenna Deal

Sling TV Review Summary: Our Verdict

Let’s start with the good things and move on to the not-so-great things about Sling TV overall.


  • Incredible amount of add-ons
  • Cheapest package options
  • Simple interface
  • Quality streaming picture


Overall, we’ve enjoyed using Sling TV, and we’ve enjoyed the price tag even more. At the end of the day, that’s what Sling TV has going for it—an incredible price for livestreaming. As long as you can live with missing out on a few channels, Sling TV can save you tons of money on your monthly TV bill.

Our Verdict: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (out of a possible five stars)

Sling TV Review FAQs

To provide you with as much information as possible, we’ve included answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we receive about Sling TV. If you have additional questions left unanswered in our Sling TV review, please leave a comment below.

Where Can You Get Sling TV?

Sling TV is available only in the United States at this time, and we expect that to remain the case for a long time to come.

How Much Does Sling TV Cost?

Sling TV starts at just $20 per month for its Orange package. That gets you over 30 Sling TV channels, including ESPN, ESPN2, AMC, TBS, TNT, CNN, and more.

For a slightly different selection of channels, including FS1, FX, and NBC, the Sling Blue package is available for $25 a month, with 40+ channels in total.

If you really want to max out your channel selection, go with the Sling Orange + Sling Blue package, which includes all the channels from BOTH packages (60+ in total) for $40 a month.

There are also various add-on packages that are genre-specific as well, and each has a different price per month. Most of the add-on packages are just $5 each per month, as detailed in the review above.

On top of Sling TV’s cheap price, there’s no contract. You pay month to month, just like you would with Netflix, Hulu, or any other streaming package. You’ll never be locked into an expensive cable contract again.

How Does Sling TV Work?

Sling TV is an online streaming service, meaning that it works exclusively over the internet. You won’t need a cable or satellite subscription to enjoy live TV.

Essentially, Sling TV purchased the broadcasting rights for all the channels it offers. This means it can legally broadcast these channels over the internet to its subscribers. There’s no cable box, so you’ll need a compatible device to access the service from your TV. You can see our Sling TV devices section above for more info. Once you have one of these devices, you’ll just need an internet connection, and you’ll be good to go.

What Internet Speed Is Needed to Stream Sling TV?

The internet speed you need to enjoy Sling TV is in line with what you need to watch Netflix, Hulu, and other popular streaming services—5 Mbps or more.

If you have multiple people in your household using the internet at the same time (especially if they’re streaming), you’ll likely want to add 5 Mbps per additional person to ensure the smoothest possible experience.

How Are the Sling TV Video and Audio Quality?

The picture and sound you get with Sling TV are very good, especially for streaming live TV. While the video quality is slightly lower than what you’d get with full HD cable (Sling tends to look a little softer), the colors still look vibrant, and the audio quality is up to par as well. You get stereo-only audio when watching live TV; meanwhile, on-demand content lets you enjoy 5.1 surround sound where available.

As with all streaming, your internet connection can affect quality, so make sure you have a reliable, high-speed connection.

Can I Try Sling TV Free?

Yes, Sling TV currently offers a free 7-day trial. You can try as many Sling packages as you want during your 7-day trial, giving you a real chance to test out the streaming service and see if it’s right for you. Click here to sign up for a free 7-day trial.

Additionally, Sling International (the brand for all foreign-language packages) offers new subscribers a 30-day free trial. You can try it out with 30-day free trial to Sling International. Be aware that Sling TV is not available internationally, but you can watch international channels in the United States.

What Makes Sling TV Different from Cable TV?

While Sling TV delivers many of the same live TV channels as a typical cable package, there are a number of differences.

First, there’s the cost. The Sling TV price of $20 (with no hidden fees, we might add) is much cheaper than most cable packages. So, you’ll likely save a lot of money with Sling as opposed to cable TV.

There’s also no contract. So, if you ever decide you want to cancel Sling TV, you can do so at any time without penalty. It’s very similar to Netflix and other on-demand streaming services in this way.

The Sling TV channels also stream over your internet connection instead of cables, and you can enjoy the service on your TV with a connected streaming device, phone, tablet, or computer, so it’s a flexible experience.

Can I Watch Sling TV on Multiple Devices Simultaneously?

This is where it can get a little tricky. The short answer is it depends on which Sling TV package you have.

If you subscribe to the Sling Orange package, you can  watch included channels on only one device at a time. Simultaneous streams are restricted at this time.

However, if you are subscribed to the Blue Sling TV package, you can stream those channels on up to three devices at the same time. There is a catch, however, to add those additional streams, it will cost an extra $5 a month.

If you subscribe to both Orange and Blue, you can upgrade to four simultaneous streams for an additional $20 a month. However, some Sling TV channels (like ESPN) will still allow only one stream at a time. Yeah, we think it’s a bit annoying too.

Additionally, if you have added HBO to your subscription, you’ll be happy to know this premium channel allows three simultaneous streams.

Does Sling TV Offer a DVR?

Yes. Sling TV offers 50 hours of cloud DVR storage for an additional $5 a month, and you’re welcome to keep shows stored as long as you want. You’ll have to live with your streaming subscription costing you $5 more a month, but even with that, Sling TV is cheaper than most other streaming providers.

Can You Use Sling TV Credentials to Authenticate TV Everywhere Apps?

Currently, Sling TV subscribers can authenticate the following apps from TV Everywhere (depending on which of the Sling TV packages you have) with their login info:

WatchESPN, FOX NOW, FXNOW, E! Now, NFL Network, MSNBC Now, USANow, Oxygen, NBC Universo, Bravo, SyFy.

This list is subject to change as new Sling TV channels are added and new deals closed with network providers.

Is There a Sling TV Gift Card?

Want to gift Sling TV to a friend? Sling TV is now offering gift cards, so you can instantly give the gift of live TV to the entertainment lover in your life. Gift cards can be applied toward any Sling TV subscription and don’t require any long-term contracts, credit checks, or credit cards.

Walmart stores carry $25 Sling TV gift cards, while Best Buy and GameStop will have $25–$100 gift cards. Don’t have time to run to the store? Buy a gift card online here.

Note that when you use a gift card, you can’t take advantage of a free device sign-up offer (like the free Roku with two-month prepay deal).

How Does Sling TV Compare to Other Streaming Services?

We’re glad you asked. Our comparison pages provide an in-depth analysis to help you decide if Sling or another streaming service is right for you.

How Can I Learn More about Sling TV?

For more information on Sling TV, click here to visit their website. Or if you have any questions, you can comment below and I’ll help!

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94 Comments on "What is Sling TV? Channels List, Review, Cost, Devices, and More (2018)"

  1. I just cut the cord today from cable and it feels amazing… I did purchase a roku3, sling TV $20 package, and Netflix. It works amazing to tell the cable company good bye. Savings per month including high speed internet- $201…. Haha goodbye cable and hello more money in my pocket… And the TV content we watch… Now I’m hunting for a good antenna for football. Thanks for the advice!!

  2. I recommend you sign up for the free trial and give it a try. After that, the basic Sling package is $20 per month. For more info on watching college football, check out my guide here: http://www.cutcabletoday.com/sports/college-football

  3. For local channels, you need a good antenna. I recommend the Mohu Leaf 50.

  4. Hello. Am I able to try the 7 day free trial offer and then take the 50% off Roku 3 with 3 months prepaid subscription?

  5. Do any providers offer MSNBC? Thanks for the info!

  6. I am close Dee needs her Fox and friends are you able to watch that if not can that be steamed
    ? Kelly

  7. Will Sling TV be supporting BRAVO soon? If not, what’s best way to stream current BRAVO shows?

  8. I just wanted to know, if I drop cable, and keep the Internet is that how it works? I want to get rid of cable.

  9. Is it likely to anticipate more channels to be available in the near future? Like Hallmark channel? That would add many users to SlingTV for sure!

  10. This is my first step toward getting rid of cable television and the info is really helpful, but I have an really old TV,will I have to get a new TV? Thank you!!

  11. We currently have basic cable TV because the reception is very poor without, even with the best antenna. I assume we would need to keep cable TV to watch major stations like ABC, NBC, CBS, etc. Can we sign up for a Sling TV simultaneously since it seems like a better deal than a cable package that includes ESPN?

  12. Chris hicks | January 4, 2016 at 9:36 pm |

    With all the Movies that you offer are any of them free

  13. I would love to see BET and OXYGEN channels. Will these be added soon.

  14. Can Sling TV be viewed simultaneously on multiple devices?

  15. What about MLB, is that available?

  16. Michael Rhoden | January 26, 2016 at 10:25 am |

    When SlingTV adds NBCSN and Fox News, I’m sold. The only thing I worry about is we live in an area where we are forgotten by cable companies and others. All we have is a 6MB DSL connection that use constantly for gaming and netflx, etc. We are a home school family so we have to have the internet for school related issues also. We use DirecTV at the moment for TV and ATT for DSL. So….our connection works for everything else, but I am a little afraid of depending on it strictly for television.

  17. Sling offers the full live stream of those channels. They also have pretty in-depth on-demand libraries for each channel.


  19. Do you think Sling TV will eventually make it to where you can stream on multiple devices at the same time?

  20. Dishworld was rebranded as Sling TV. I’m assuming this happened during that process. In general, I don’t recommend Smart TVs because they aren’t very flexible as far as allowing you to add apps. You could try a Roku streaming stick, which would plug into your HDMI outlet and be virtually invisible. You could also potentially try and attach your Roku to the back of your TV so it will be out of sight. The Roku does not have to be in line of sight with the remote, as it works off WiFi.

  21. You can watch on your PC. However, I wouldn’t hold my breath on them adding MSNBC. As for ABC, you could get that with an antenna.

  22. I have a Roku1 can I get Sling TV on it? Will they be getting the Discovery Channel??

  23. Can you watch sling on multiple tvs in your house on the same account?

  24. How do I cancel my Sling TV subscription? I don’t watch it at all & it’s still charging my card :(

  25. Does the sling system require wi-fi or internet connection?

  26. This only currently works with the WatchESPN app.

  27. What DSL speed (10mbs, 20mbs) is necessary to get a steady Sling TV picture that does not cut out for caching.

  28. Is FX channel available on Sling? I didn’t see it but maybe it’s buried in one of the pkgs.

  29. Dat usage depends on quality of stream. As a rule of thumb, SD video will use about a gig of data per hour, and HD will use about 3.

  30. I think the Amazon Fire sounds good,how much data will this use for watching TV ? I have about 3 or 4 months left on my Directv agreement and they will be gone.I’m sick and tired of these people raising the monthly fee when ever they feel like it and then dare you to do anything about.I currently have Verizon Broadband for my lap top,would I be able to use it and about how much data would it use for TV viewing ?I currently have a 6gig plan.

  31. OK I’m confused if you have 2 roku,s can a person be watching sling TV in one room and the other watching Amazon in the other room ?

  32. can you also have all hindi channels those are hd? please inform me of this package.I am interested.

  33. Barclays Premier League viewers beware. The Extra Sports package does NOT include Universal Sports (NBC) as shown in the article. This must be a mistake as I read major TV conglomerates ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX refuse to sign contracts with SlingTV. Otherwise, this is a very good service.

    • Jay, thanks for the comment. Sling TV did used to carry Universal Sports, but it looks like NBC recently took that channel off the air across the board. It doesn’t exist anymore as of late 2015. Also, Sling TV does carry ABC in its Broadcast Extra package in select markets.

  34. As of right now, you can only device at a time. However, I will say that in my house it’s rarely an issue, as we subscribe to Amazon Prime (as well as other streaming services from time to time) so there are plenty of programming options.

  35. I wish they included PBS proramming.

  36. Stephanie | April 6, 2016 at 3:48 am |

    I’m new to all of this & am learning. I am joining Sling Tv this weekend after my ATT wifi is installed. What is Roku? Thank you in advance.

  37. For Hindi channels, you will want to check out sling international: https://www.cutcabletoday.com/go/slingtv-international

  38. What if you cancel the service then X amount of months later you decide to start back up. Does it cost a fee to restart?

  39. How many TVs do you have? Also, what’s your current ISP speed? You may not need to upgrade.

  40. The new FOX option now lets you stream on three devices as well.

  41. Does Sling work with an Apple TV?

  42. James Harris | April 18, 2016 at 12:00 am |

    Is it possible to record shows with Sling? Can ESPN be frozen and restarted during a game?

  43. I have a roku 3. Im in canada. How can i get mexican chanels?

  44. Does sling tv provide the Hallmark and Lifetime channels?

  45. William Kelley | April 19, 2016 at 3:16 am |

    Is there any way Sling TV can be used with a Tablo to record TV in the same way you can record from an antenna?

  46. Edison V. Onate | April 25, 2016 at 1:50 pm |

    will the Chicago Blackhawks be on Sling. Tonight, Monday April 25th 2016?

  47. Is CSN or NBCSN available?

  48. Lezley Rocha | April 27, 2016 at 3:35 pm |

    I can not seem to understand. Do I have to purchase and subscribe to a Roku 3 and antenna device for every television I own? I also have renters next door, I carry the satellite subscription for the property, will I have to purchase for them as well?

    • Marilyn Greig | May 19, 2016 at 6:14 pm |

      For yourself: You will need to purchase a Roku 2, 3, 4 or Roku Stick for each television. If any of your televisions don’t have HDMI ports (pre-2006), make sure to purchase an older Roku 2 that has composite (red/white/yellow cable) hookups with built-in WiFi for those older sets. I have a Roku 2 with composite connection that I purchased in 2013 that still works great. You will also need at least one antenna, which can be either indoor or outdoor and subscribe to broadband internet. There are ways to connect one antenna to multiple television sets. You will need to install and try out the antenna on one television to determine which type of antenna you need (one direction, omnidirectional, and/or amplified) depending on where the closest towers are located. Make sure you can return the antenna to the store if it doesn’t perform to your satisfaction. I highly recommend the MOHU brand. Check antenna.org or tvfool.com to find out which stations broadcast OTA (free over-the-air) in your area and where they are located. If they are close together, one direction will suffice. If they are far apart, then you will need an omnidirectional antenna. If the stations are over 30 miles from your home, you might need an amplified antenna. (If you can’t get good OTA reception in your area, then I would suggest dropping the antenna and subscribing to HULU and Sling TV instead.) Sling has a new multi-streaming service for 3 devices at the same time. You could add a TIVO OTA DVR for your own home ($13-$15 monthly subscription). Once you have your antenna(s) set up, your renters can buy their own Roku(s) (Best Buy or Amazon) and sign up online and pay for their own subscriptions to Netflix, Sling TV, Hulu, Amazon Prime, HBO Now, etc. If your renters are located in a separate structure, you probably need to buy a separate outdoor antenna for them (or have them buy their own indoor antenna). Good luck.

  49. Monday Night Football – yes.

  50. Can I watch my Local channels on sling?

  51. You’ll have to sign in to your account online to add

  52. Yes…the main difference is beta has more channels and allows multiple simultaneous streams. Everything else is basically the same.

  53. Nope-if you have a Roku TV, no need for the separate device

  54. Does Sling tv have NBC and NBCSN? I hope so because there are so many great streaming services, but none of them offer services for streaming NHL hockey and I’m a Devils fan. Plus I’m so hyped for the Olympics in Rio this year. How am I suppose to watch the ceremonies and the games?

  55. We dumped Comcast. Started out first year around $118. Next year was paying around $280 a month and tried to get a different package and they sent me more boxes and a DVR and started charging for this. Closed account and bought an Antenna. I only get about 19 channels but get all local and CW. Love it. But how does Sling work? Do we have to have internet? It was part of the package we dumped. But I have saved $1400. Dollars in just a half a year now………LOVE IT!!

  56. Fritz Little | June 2, 2016 at 10:08 am |

    Will Sling work with netgear and if not why?

  57. Vicki Andresen | June 6, 2016 at 8:16 am |

    Ok. I have 3 tv’s with Roku sticks. I have the new beta stream. 2 tv’s are on this, no problems other not being able to use sling at the same time on these 2. I also have a second account for the third tv. Can I eliminate paying the second account and adding it to the two other tv’s on the 1st account? And how? I can’t remember how I got the 2nd tv on the same account

  58. Just cut the cord last week. Still figuring out everything. I have Netflix, Hulu and Sling TV. Can’t watch live news on NBC or any CBS show. Will try with an antenna. Any other suggestion?
    Also, just found out there aren’t any free movies on Sling TV. Am i right?

    • It depends on what stations you have with your Sling package. Certain stations have on demand content, which could include movies. For local stations, you should get an antenna.

  59. Odds are you won’t have a great experience with any streaming service using satellite internet. You’re going to run through your data pretty quickly.

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