Sling TV on Firestick: Are you in search of cutting your cable cost? But won’t most of the live channels. And also want to enjoy the live TV experience in a handy way.
You have landed in the right place folks! Sling TV is one such amazing opportunity to cut down your cable cost to less than $100. Sling TV is almost compatible with all the devices such as smartphones, iOS, Tablets, computers, Apple TV, Roku.
This article is going to guide you on How to Install and Signup for Sling TV on Firestick. This is going to help you in getting rid of your hectic Cable TV networks and enjoy live TV anywhere and everywhere.
What is Sling TV?
Sling TV is an internet-based live TV platform is on the field since February 2015. Sling TV App can be used with any device such as Android, iOS, and even on the Web platforms.
It is designed for people of all ages. Sling TV works as a great alternative option against cable TV networks. This is because of the low cost of Sling TV compared to Cable TV networks. Sling TV being a Dish networking streaming, it doesn’t need any dish subscription ie., satellite dish.
It provides its users with all genres of content that include News, Entertainment, Kids’ Shows, Lifestyle, International, and Sports. Sling TV provides this content in almost around 20 languages such as Arabic, Hindi and etc.
It also provides users with 85,000 movies to enjoy. And Sling TV offers lots and lots of popular cable channels and broadcast channels without any extra charges rather than the subscription amount.
To be specific, Sling TV is available all around the United States. Sling TV is user-friendly because it is easy to subscribe as well as cancel subscriptions from its services. And it’s easy to navigate through its Menu.
How to Connect with Sling TV?
Sling TV can be streamed with any device by linking it to a particular device ( smartphones, Apple TV, Roku, computers, tablets, and TV). To watch Sling TV, one should link Sling TV with its Google Chromecast and can enjoy watching live TV.
To watch Sling TV on TV there is no need for cable boxes. The cable box is being replaced either with a media streamer or game console or simply can be viewed on Smartphones.
Also simply can use the Sling TV App on Smart TV to watch. Sling TV is more or less the same as cable networks but the only difference is that the Sling TV’s operation is based entirely on the Internet.
To use Sling TV in single-stream the Internet speed should be above 5Mbps. When there is a usage of multiple devices then the Internet speed should be around 25 Mbps.
What are the Sling TV Subscription Packages?
Sling TV provides 3 Subscription Plans.
- Sling Orange provides 30+ channels for $30/mo. This Sling Orange package support only 1 streaming device.
- Sling Blue provides 45+ channels for $30/mo. But it doesn’t include most of the channels from Sling Orange. The Sling Blue supports streaming in 3 devices at a time.
- And the last package is the combo plan, Sling Orange + Blue for $40/mo offers 50+ channels.
- There is also a Spanish plan, Best of Spanish for $10.
— The user can add extra channels based on genres at the cost of $5/month.
— To subscribe for premium networks the cost changes according to the networks. For example, Showtime costs $10/month, Epix costs $5/month.
- There is also an additional package called Sling Extras where the user can add extra premium channels by paying $15/month. The channels in the Extras package isn’t available in either Sling Orange or Sling Blue package.
By default, Sling TV provides users with 10 hours of cloud DVR storage. To add the storage the user can pay $5/month for 50 hours of storage. This additional DVR subscription lets the user pause, rewind, and fast-forward the video content as per the user’s wish. But this is not applicable in all the channels because many videos have inbuilt ads that cannot be fast-forwarded.
The user can continue or discontinue their subscription for which no fine or penalty is been applied by the Sling TV.
The old subscribers as well as the new subscribers can avail price guarantee subscription by signing up for Sling TV by August 1, 2020. And Sling TV provides free devices for the new members.
Signing up for Sling TV by paying for 3 months provides the users with free AirTV 2 and an antenna. For users convenience, Sling TV comes with parental control ie., a child-safe option.
How to Signup for Sling?
Instantly one can signup for Sling TV at Sling.com. To easily avail of the free trial, the user can signup via various online streaming devices that are compatible with Sling TV. Following devices are the compatible devices:
- Amazon Fire TV devices
- Android tablets and smartphones
- Android TV
- Apple TV
- iOS devices
- LG TV Smart TVs
- Samsung Smart TVs
- Xbox One
Type Sling.com in the URL and Enter.
At Sling.com, select the orange box which states, “Get 3 Days Free”. Proceed further by reading the terms and clicking the orange box.
Then in the next window, enter your mail address and create a new password, and select register.
Then opt for Sling TV Subscription Packages which suits you.
- Sling Orange – $ 30
- Sling Blue -$30
- Orange + Blue – $45
This is for you to choose your Extras (extra channels) and fill the bill as per your wish and select Continue.
Enter your credit card to avail 3-days free trial.
Note- If you forget to cancel your subscription if in case you aren’t interested in Sling TV, then the price amount will be deducted without any delay. So it is safe to be prior in action.
After registering, it is safe to save the confirmation mail in order to have a safe login in the future.
How to Install Sling TV on Firestick?
As said already, Sling TV is compatible with almost all devices even smartphones. The following steps elaborate on how to Install Sling TV on Firestick.
Switch on your Firestick.
Click on the search icon on the home screen of your Firestick.
On the search panel, type Sling TV.
Select the option Sling TV in the list which appears.
Under Apps & Games, click the Sling TV.
And select Get.
The Sling TV App installs and selects Open.
The Sling TV app is installed on your Firestick.
After the launching of the Sling TV App, 2 options are provided:
- 3-days free trial
- Explore free content
It is better to select explore free content because it is useful to choose the Sling TV Subscription Packages.
Two options are available under Explore free content:
- My TV
How to Sign in to Sling TV App on Firestick?
Let’s see how to sign in to Sling TV App on Firestick.
Open the Sling TV App and click Sign in at the bottom of the screen.
Enter your registered mail address and the password you created while signing up for Sling TV.
You will be taken to the home screen the My TV screen.
How to Use Sling TV on Firestick?
On the home screen, you can add your favorites. On this screen, the channels appear as per your viewing history.
Select the On Now option at the top to know the live telecast. To make it easier for the users, this section provides the users with genres such as News, Lifestyle, etc.
By clicking the Guide option at the top, the user can get to know about the schedule of the programs. Even the list of the upcoming programs appears on the Guide screen.
There is a special option for viewing the Sports program. The user can opt for any sports channel based on the sport they prefer. For example, Cricket, Hockey, etc.
How to cancel Sling TV subscription?
To get rid of Sling TV Subscription, follow the below-mentioned steps. To cancel a subscription, the user should sign in on the Web only. Because even the Manage option in the Sling TV App directs the user to the webpage only.
On www.sling.com/signin, login with your Sling TV details.
Select Settings at the top right corner of the screen.
Then, select Account on the left, further select Manage Account on the right.
And then, select Cancel Subscription and follow the procedure mentioned onscreen to cancel your Sling TV Account.
How to Fix Sling App not working on Firestick?
- Sling TV is very much compatible with Firestick. But at times, you may undergo some buffering and freezing issues. This is because of either low internet speed problems or Sling TV server problem. If this happens often then it is advisable to take the Internet speed test.
- 2 methods are defined as the methods to fix any App issues:
- Reboot the Firestick It restarts the App and its operating system.
- Uninstall and Reinstall Sling TV.
- At times, because of large storage also the working of the Sling TV App may not be appreciable. Then it’s time to clear tha cache data of the App.
Select Settings at the home screen of your Firestick.
Continue by selecting Applications.
Then, click Manage Installed Applications.
Scroll down and select Sling TV on the next screen of your installed apps.
Select Clear data.
Again select Clear Data.
The End Note
Though the Sling TV App works on the Internet totally, it is more like watching a cable TV network. Being in the field for around 5 years, it still competes with its new competitors. It is satisfactory in the fact of low cost and providing demanded content.
But the number of channels and extra payment for channels stand as a flaw. It’s handy to use in Smartphones is very much appreciable. And the greater part is that the DVR storages are available for 30 days even after canceling the subscription. Hope this article is worth the read!!