Sling TV Review
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Sling TV is an online TV service that lets you watch a good number of TV channels live from the internet. If you want an amazing replacement of your cable network, at a very cheap cost, you can subscribe to Sling TV

Sling TV was first launched in 2015. It has a primary focus on Live shows. There are many international, regional, and sports channels under their coverage. They also feature lots of on-demand shows. 

Basic information on Sling TV

Channels75+ channels
Plans & pricingSling Orange ($35/mo), Sling Blue ($35/mo), Orange + Blue Services ($50/mo)
ESPNYes
Supported devicesIos, Android, and tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TV, Xbox, and Amazon Fire TV.
Cloud DVR50-200 hours of DVR storage
Free trialThere is no free trial option here

Packages Sling TV offers

Sling TV offers 3 packages. They are:

Sling Orange:

  • Costs only $35 per month
  • Consists of 30+ channels
  • Can be watched on 1 device
  • 50 hours of DVR storage

Sling Blue:

  • Costs only $35 per month
  • Consists of 45 channels.
  • Can be watched on 3 devices
  • 50 hours of DVR storage

Sling Blue+Orange:

  • Costs only $50 per month
  • Consists of all the channels of sling blue and orange
  • Can be watched on 3 devices
  • 50 hours of DVR storage, you can expand up to 200 hours just with just $5 addons

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User Experience and Review

Platforms:

You can watch Sling TV on many platforms. They are available on Ios, Ipad, Android phones and tablets, Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TV, Xbox, and Amazon Fire TV, mobile devices, tablets, or streaming devices. They also have their application for mobile and streaming services.

Numbers of channels:

Regular channels:

You will get 75+ channels on the Sling TV. the whole channel list is given below

Sling Orange Channels:

A&E, AMC, AXS TV, BBC America, BET, Bloomberg Television, Cartoon Network, Cheddar, CNN, Comedy Central, Comet, Disney Channel, Epix Drive-In, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, Food Network, Freeform, Fuse, HGTV, History, IFC, Investigation Discovery, Lifetime, Local Now, Motortrend, Newsy, Nick Jr., Stadium, TBS, TNT, Travel Channel, Viceland.

Sling Blue Channels:

A&E, AMC, AXS TV, BBC America, BET, Bloomberg Television, Bravo, Cartoon Network, Cheddar, CNN, Comedy Central, Comet, Discovery, E!, EPIX Drive-In, Food Network, Fox, Fox News, FS1, Fuse, FX, HGTV, History, HLN, IFC, Investigation Discovery, Lifetime, Local Now, MSNBC, National Geographic, NBC, NBCSN, Newsy, NFL Network, Nick Jr., Stadium, SYFY, TBS, TLC, TNT, Travel Channel, TRU TV, USA, Viceland

Add on channels:

You can get many extra channels by paying only $6 per month. America Heros Channels, CMT, Destination America, Game Show Network, Logo, MTV, MTV2, etc are available in the add ons.

Premium channels:

Sling TV offers some premium channels in their premium service. They offer:

  • Showtime
  • STARZ
  • EPIX
  • Hallmark Movies Now
  • IFC Films Unlimited

Local channels:

One of the drawbacks of sling TV is that it doesn’t support that many local channels. It only supports NBC and fox networks. It doesn’t support ABC or CBS broadcasts. 

Video Quality:

Sling TV broadcasts decent quality content. You can watch 720p content on this channel. That means they don’t support any 1080p or 4k content. This may be a problem for the viewers who love to find details in the video

Interface:

The interface is very simple. After opening the sling, you will find My TV screen. This screen is divided into many sections: My Channels, Recordings, Recommended For You, and collections like Top News and Hit Movies.

Some tabs will fulfill all your expectations. There are On now, Guide, Sports, On-demand tabs in the menu. 

How to Sign Up For Sling TV:

  1. At first, you have to visit sling.com.
  2. You will have to select a link if you want to sign up.
  3. Enter your email address and choose a strong password.
  4. After that, you will find the package window. Select the service you want to take.
  5. Select your billing options.
  6.  You will find some on-screen instructions. Follow them to complete your sign-up.
  7. Your sign-up process is completed. Now watch your favorite shows.

How to watch live sports on sling TV:

  1. Go to Slingtv.com from your browser. You can also open the Sling TV app on your mobile or streaming device.
  2. Sign in to your Sling TV account. After logging in, you will see the Sling TV interface.
  3. In the menu, you will find many tabs like My TV, My channels, Recordings, Sports, Recommend for your tabs.
  4. In the sports tab, you will find the sports categories like Football, basketball, soccer, hockey, rugby, and many more.
  5. Select your favorite sports program.
  6. You can also find the sports channel you want from the search option.

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