What we like: Cheap price
Drawbacks: Glitchy streams, complicated packages, and no CBS
Who it’s perfect for: Cord-cutters who want NFL RedZone for the lowest possible price
Can you watch RedZone online with Sling TV? Yes. In fact, it’s the cheapest way to watch NFL RedZone. That makes it an ideal choice for cord-cutters on a budget.
That’s the good news.
The bad news is Sling TV tends to glitch, especially on slower internet connections. And because Sling TV packages are weirdly complicated, you could wind up paying almost as much as you would with PlayStation Vue or fuboTV just to get both ESPN and the NFL Network.
Oh, and did we mention you can’t watch this year’s Super Bowl using Sling TV? That’s a major buzzkill if you want an all-in-one service that offers everything you need. But if you’re okay with switching inputs every now and then so you can get your local channels via over-the-air antenna, Sling TV is a great way to save a few bucks per month.
Sling TV pricing
To get NFL RedZone on Sling TV, you have to sign up for the Sling Blue package ($25 per month) or higher. Then you have to add the Sports Extra add-on for another $10 per month.
So when you do the math, Sling TV is definitely the most cost-efficient way to get NFL RedZone. Prices start at $35 per month, so it’s $20 less than PlayStation Vue (our number-one pick).
But here’s the problem: the Sling Blue package doesn’t include ESPN, so you can’t watch any Monday Night Football coverage unless you upgrade to the Sling Orange + Blue package ($40 per month). When you add the Sports Extra, that comes out to $50 per month.
If you’re a dedicated NFL fan, that makes Sling TV only slightly more affordable than PS Vue or fuboTV. And we tend to think it’s worth paying $5 extra to avoid Sling TV’s glitchiness and lagging.
That being said, if you’re interested only in getting NFL RedZone at the lowest price, Sling TV is definitely your best bet.
Glitchy streams and long load times with Sling TV
We know we’ve said it before, but we’ll say it again: Sling TV leaves a lot to be desired in terms of streaming quality.
For some people, Sling TV’s livestream is passable and well worth the lower price. But glitches and slow load times during channel changes only get worse the slower your internet connection is. So if you’re using a cable internet provider or you’re on a low-speed plan, you might want to consider PlayStation Vue or fuboTV instead.
Watching the 2019 Super Bowl with Sling TV
Sling doesn’t really do local channels. In fact, it doesn’t offer CBS at all. Translation: no Super Bowl 2019 with Sling TV unless you get an over-the-air antenna. We recommend the Mohu ReLeaf Indoor Antenna for its range and reliability. Plus, it’s usually pretty cheap on Amazon. Problem solved.
Sling TV DVR
Again, we know most NFL RedZone streamers won’t care about DVR space, which works out because Sling TV’s DVR is nothing to write home about.
Sling TV service actually doesn’t come with a DVR at all. If you want to record anything, you have to add a $5-per-month DVR upgrade to your package. Even then, you get only 50 hours of storage. That’s enough for anyone who just wants to save a game here or there, but it’s certainly not enough to save a week’s worth of primetime shows. On the plus side, you’ll get really good at picking and choosing which shows are important enough to record.
Sling TV device compatibility
Sling TV is compatible with pretty much every major streaming device, so you can watch NFL RedZone just as easily on your phone as on your Apple TV or Roku.