Sling TV

Sling TV

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Developer
Sling TV, L.L.C.
Version
9.3.74
Downloads
16974498
Category
Entertainment
Android OS
Varies by device
Price
Free

Sling TV may be the ideal option if you're trying to cut costs and get rid of high cable costs. For individuals who are prepared to give up traditional cable in favor of a more flexible and affordable choice to watch their preferred channels, this live TV streaming service is ideal. You can start saving while streaming live sports, news, entertainment, and more with Sling TV. 

What is it?

Targeting mostly the US market, Sling TV is a flexible live TV streaming service. For a moderate monthly subscription, it provides access to a large selection of television channels. It offers a broad selection of programming choices, movie rentals, and a free tier of preprogrammed and on-demand entertainment in addition to live TV stations.

It's important to remember, though, that Sling TV doesn't have as many local channels available as their competition in the streaming service industry.

Three different plans

Plan Sling Orange:
With 31 channels that cover a broad variety of interests, the Sling Orange plan is an extensive package. AMC, CNN, BBC America, Cartoon Network, Comedy Central, Disney, ESPN, Food Network, HGTV, IFC, TBS, TNT, and Travel Channel are among the well-known networks that are featured. Subscribers to this package can take advantage of a wide range of programs, from sports and lifestyle material to news and entertainment.

It's important to keep in mind that Sling Orange isn't compatible with all the channels that, for example, the blue plan offers, including Nick Jr., SYFY, NFL Network, MSNBC, FOX News, and Discovery. 

Sling Blue Program:
Approximately 42 channels are available with the Sling Blue subscription, depending on your local media market. Along with networks like NFL Network, Nick Jr., SYFY, FOX News, MSNBC, NBC Sports, and Discovery, it has all the channels accessible in the Sling Orange plan.

Local FOX and NBC stations are included in some markets with the Sling Blue package, giving customers access to live local television. This is one of the plan's main benefits. On the other hand, Sling Blue customers should be informed that ESPN and Disney are not included in the selection. 

Orange and Blue Sling Plan:
The Sling Orange & Blue package, which offers access to 48 channels overall, combines the features of both plans for consumers looking for the best of the two services.

This all-inclusive plan comes with an extensive lineup of networks covering news, sports, entertainment, and lifestyle material, among other categories.

It offers all the advantages of the other two, plus access to local FOX and NBC stations in some locations. Although this package has the largest selection of channels, it costs a little more than the individual plans. But it gives you the freedom to access more information without making a choice between the two.

Features

  • Controls and Interface: Rewind and fast-forward buttons are included in the normal controls on the Sling TV playback screen. On the other hand, playback resolution is not configurable. A guide to upcoming programs can be found in the navigation menu.
  • Multi-Device Streaming: Sling Orange and Sling Blue both support up to three simultaneous device streams. Users of Sling Orange & Blue can stream content simultaneously to up to four devices.
  • DVR Storage: 50 hours of free DVR storage are available with Sling TV, and for an extra, you can get 200 hours. If the membership is ongoing, recordings are accessible and can be fast-forwarded over advertisements.

My final thoughts

The Sling TV app, in our opinion, is a strong option for people looking to save money without losing access to a wide selection of live TV channels and on-demand entertainment. Its adaptable subscription packages, which include a free tier, suit various tastes and budgets.

On the other hand, compared to competitors, the app's fee is progressively rising, and it lacks the availability of certain local channels and regional sports networks. In general, Sling TV offers a practical and reasonably priced streaming choice for individuals wishing to avoid conventional cable contracts.

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Rating

3.1
Pros
  • Adaptable subscription plans.
  • No-cost tier.
  • Rentals of movies.
Cons
  • Prices are still rising.
  • Restricted selection of regional sports networks and local channels.
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Frequently asked questions

How many devices can I stream on simultaneously with Sling TV?

Sling Orange subscribers can stream on one device at a time, while Sling Blue subscribers can stream on up to three devices simultaneously. Customers with the Sling Orange & Blue plan can stream on up to four devices simultaneously.

Can I record shows with Sling TV?

Yes, Sling TV offers cloud DVR functionality, allowing subscribers to record their favorite shows and movies to watch later.

Does Sling TV offer local channels in my area?

Sling TV provides access to local channels such as FOX and NBC in select markets with the Sling Blue subscription. However, availability may vary depending on your location.

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