First take: Can you watch Sling TV on PC?
Yes, you can watch Sling TV on PC! Sí, se puede! There’s just one catch.
Sling TV–compatible personal computers
|Google Chromebook||Select devices|
|Mac laptops||With updated Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge browser|
|Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 laptops||With updated Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge browser|
|Windows 10 laptops or phones||Requires Sling TV app|
Sling TV no longer supports an app for Macs or for PCs running Windows 7, 8, and 8.1. Users will need to access the service using a browser player through the most recent versions of either Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge browsers. (Windows 10 users: you’re good to still use the app.)
It kinda sucks being forced to use a particular browser—but at least these aren’t Internet Explorer.
Sling TV–compatible streaming devices
|Streaming devices||Details||Available free from Sling TV?|
|Amazon Fire TV devices||All devices, including Amazon Fire TV Edition by Element||✗|
|Android TV||Sharp AQUOS, Sony Bravia, and LeEco Smart TVs, plus AirTV Player and AirTV Mini||AirTV Mini or AirTV Player + Antenna|
|Apple TV||4th Generation or newer; tvOS 10.0 on up||✗|
|Google Chromecast||All Chromecast-enabled devices, plus VIZIO Smart TVs||✗|
|LG TV||Web OS 3.0 or higher||✗|
|Roku devices||All devices from Roku LT up, plus Roku TVs from Hisense and TCL||Express or Ultra|
|Samsung Smart TVs||Select models||✗|
|Xbox||Xbox One, Xbox One S, Xbox One X||✗|
|Xfinity X1 (international and select Latino services)||Arris XG1v1, Arris XG1v3,Pace XG1v1, Pace XG1v3, XG1v4, Xi5||✗|
What’s that? You don’t own any of these gizmos? Well, get this: when you sign up for Sling TV, you can choose a free device. At this writing, there are offers for the AirTV Mini, an indoor over-the-air antenna, or Roku Express. You can also get a Roku Ultra at a deep discount.
|AirTV Mini||Prepay 2 mos.|
|Indoor antenna||Prepay 2 mos.|
|Roku Express||Prepay 2 mos.|
|Roku Ultra||Prepay 3 mos. and pay $49.99|
To get an AirTV Mini, Sling TV requires that you prepay for two months of service. If you want a swankier device, you can get the Roku Ultra for $49.99 (normally $99.99)—and also prepay for three months of Sling TV.
If you cancel after that period, you still get to keep your goodies. You’ll find two offers on the Sling TV home page and the rest on its device offers page, which changes every couple months and features seasonal offers for Black Friday, among other shopping holidays. Be sure to double-check for yourself.
It’s important to note that you can’t stack this deal with other offers. That means you’ll have to choose between a free (or discounted) device or 40% off your first month of Sling TV. We recommend the free streaming device because it’ll save you the most money.
Best streaming devices
Sling TV–compatible mobile devices
|Amazon Fire tablets||Android OS 4.4.2 or higher|
|Android tablets or phones||OS Kit Kat 4.4 or newer|
|iPad||iOS 11 or newer|
|iPhone||iOS 11 and up, iPhone XS, XS Max devices|
|iPod Touch||iOS 11 or newer|
We’re betting you have one of the above devices in your backpack, pocket, purse, or on your nightstand. Most of ‘em work with the Sling TV app.
Other Sling TV–compatible devices
Sling far out
|Oculus Go||Version 3.54 and up|
Whaaaaat?! Television in virtual reality? That’s like saying, “We heard you like TV. Now you can watch TV in VR, which is kinda like watching TV inside a TV!”
More accurately, with the Oculus Go you can watch Sling TV with friends and family—and they don’t even have to be at your place. Instead, they can join you in a virtual living room, which is probably much cleaner than your real one.
Your loved ones must meet two criteria to make this digital gathering happen. First, they need their own Oculus Go. Second, they can’t rely on your Sling TV password. They’ll need their own subscription.
What can I watch Sling TV on?
You can watch Sling TV on Mac and Windows computers and laptops, streaming sticks, set-top boxes, Xbox One, Xbox One S, and Xbox One X. You may also watch TV in virtual reality with the Oculus Go—welcome . . . to the future.
Can I use a VPN with Sling TV?
You can try to use a virtual private network (VPN) to access Sling TV while you’re out of the United States. Be warned, however, that if Sling TV detects it, they’ll cancel your account.
Can I get local channels on Sling TV?
Yes and no. Sling TV offers local channels FOX and NBC in some markets. Users in locations that aren’t listed in the linked chart have another option for viewing their local channels. It’s not too shabby either. If you prepay for two months of service, Sling TV will send you a free indoor over-the-air antenna to access local channels.
How much is Sling TV per month?
Sling TV offers three packages: Orange ($25 per month), Blue ($25 per month), and Orange & Blue ($40 per month).
New customers can get 40% off the first month. You’re better off with Sling TV’s other introductory offers, though, which will get you a free streaming device worth much more than the 40% discount. (You can’t use both offers at once.)
What are the Sling TV packages?
There are three: Orange ($25 per month, 32 channels), Blue ($25 per month, 47 channels), and Orange & Blue ($40 per month, 53 channels).
The difference between Orange and Blue is mainly channel count, but they also have different sports pack add-ons.
How many devices can use Sling TV?
The Orange plan allows one device to stream Sling TV. The Blue plan permits three. If you go with Orange & Blue, you get four.
Does Sling TV have DVR?
Yes, Sling TV has DVR for most users. And it offers cloud DVR as an add-on. For $5 a month, you get 50 hours of storage. It works with all content except Disney and ESPN networks. You can also skip commercials on everything except some FOX programming.
Unfortunately, the only cable or satellite DVR supported by Sling TV—the Xfinity X1—isn’t compatible with its DVR feature. But this will only affect users of Sling TV’s international and select Latino services, which are the only ones you can access through the X1.
How do I contact Sling TV by phone?
To get Sling TV’s phone number, you can visit its help page and enter your email address and reason for contacting support. But you don’t need to do that. We’ve got those digits for you right here: 1-888-363-1777.
Do you need Wi-Fi for Sling TV?
You don’t need Wi-Fi to use Sling TV—you just need an internet connection. The service will work with a broadband internet connection of at least 5 Mbps, but Sling TV recommends 25 Mbps to accommodate multiple streams in the same home.