Sling TV: A La Carte TV. Watch Live Shows & Sports
By Sling TV, LLC
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Sling TV is A La Carte TV, the only live service that lets you personalize your channel lineup
Start with the service best for you, then pick Extras in your favorite genres: sports, comedy, kids, news, movies, lifestyle, Spanish TV & more. Change your service online anytime.
Over 100 live channels available to stream instantly on all of your favorite devices. Watch your favorite live sports, hit TV shows like Fargo, The Americans, Better Call Saul, SportsCenter, plus 10,000+ hours of on-demand shows and movies.
A La Carte TV means you can get both TV and Cloud DVR on your terms — add it when you
want and choose when you watch, for just $5.
Stream anytime, anyplace on TVs, tablets, phones, computers, gaming consoles, and other
This is TV on your terms. No paying for useless channels, no long-term contracts, no hidden fees, easy online cancellation.
The Sling Orange service offers 30 channels for just $20/mo – including ESPN, Disney
Channel, AMC, TNT, TBS, CNN, A&E, History, and many more.
The Sling Blue service offers 40+ channels for just $25/mo – including FOX and NBC (select markets only) HGTV, FX, History, Comedy Central, Cartoon Network, National Geographic, and many more.
Interested in Latino or International content? Sling TV also offers the #1 live international TV service in the US, offering 18 languages including Spanish, Hindi, Arabic, Brazilian, and more.
Please note: This app features Nielsen’s proprietary measurement software which will allow
you to contribute to market research, like Nielsen’s TV Ratings. Please see www.nielsen.com/digitalprivacy for more information.
What's New in Version 5.1.0
Now introducing Cloud DVR support on iOS! And, as always, this update includes a host of improvements to quality, stability, and performance. Happy streaming!
It could be great if it worked all the time...
Update June 2017: The new versions are a bit better, I don't see the recycling of the picture happen as often, but there is a glitch that remains and is very frustrating. Every time there is a Harry Potter marathon on FreeForm, the streaming stutters, almost as if someone is hitting the revers button. The picture freezes and it take a few moment to be back in sync with the dialog I can still hear. Ive noticed this often happens toward the end of the weekend or even a few times I haven't even been able to watch it anymore and FreeForm commercials play in a loop. I'm not certain if this is SlingTV or FreeForm, but it is ALWAYS during HP weekends and one or all of these issues happens every single time.
I have tried this app via Chromcast and the brand new version of FireTV Stick as of Oct 2016.
On Chromecast the quality of the picture is really bad, always going in and out of clear to pixelated picture. It almost always seemed to do some catch up/thinking at the end of each episode watched.
On FireTV Stick, it is constantly stopping its streaming in the middle of episodes even if the picture doesn't go in and out of focus like on Chrome. I don't understand why it just stops streaming, sometimes after like 10 minutes and other times it's longer. There doesn't seem to be a rhyme or reason and doesn't seem to be an issue with settings of the Kindle device.
If I'm paying even the $20/month I am wanting a bit better service.
Great App; Needs Work; Suggestions For Improving
When I first heard of Sling, I thought this was a great idea. I could access the cable channels I enjoyed watching without the heavy financial burden of paying a monthly cable bill. Cable comes with so many unwatchable channels, it was nice to see this come to life. So, here are some pros and cons:
-watch live TV of any featured channel
-search any show and favorite it so it's easier to find
-On Demand feature so I can watch a show I missed
-channels I never had access to are now available
-On Demand feature still plays commercials
-Bugs cause app to either crash or lose my spot in a show I was watching, causing me to start from the beginning
-Because of said bugs, watching from the beginning forces me to watch said show with commercials and no possible way of skipping ahead to the spot where I remember being in the show.
-On Demand feature only allows a couple episodes of a show to be watched.
I would like to see some of these cons addressed and fixed, seeing as it's a service I'm paying for monthly. I think On Demand should be commercial free, all episodes from a season should be available for viewing as they air or just after they air, up until maybe a month after the season has ended. On Demand should have a skip button to allow you to either skip the ads or fast forward to the spot where you were, in the event your place wasn't saved after closing out of the app.