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In between popular streaming sites like Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu as well as satellite and cable service, you will find Sling TV which is the first multichannel TV to stream live over the internet. Having started only in 2015, it has opened the door for many others to follow, although it still maintains its position as one of those on the top and one of the cheapest.

Sling TV does not offer as many channels as you would get with your normal cable but it expands on what sites like Hulu and Netflix offer, with its inclusion of popular channels including news, sports, kids channels, and other regular entertainment channels.

Sling TV Packages

The Live Streaming service comes with three packages; Sling Orange, Sling Blue, and Sling Orange + Blue. Before now, its charges start at $20 per month, however, it has now taken it to $25 per month.

Sling Orange: At $25 per month, this package gets you access to 29 channels including ESPN, Comedy Central, Disney, Cartoon Network, and more. This package is only limited to one simultaneous stream at a time.

Sling Blue: Also like the Orange, this is priced at $25 per month. Interestingly, you get access to 35 channels, including Fox, BET, and NBC channels. Nonetheless, you will not have access to ESPN and Disney channels. The Blue package allows you up to three simultaneous streams.

Sling Orange + Blue: If you are looking to get all the channels from both Orange and Blue, this is the package for you. Instead of paying $50, you are charged $40 for the 48 channels that you get. You can simultaneously stream up to 4 channels at a time, but only one Orange channel can be streaming at a particular time.

While these are the major packages, there are also some extras that you can get. The extra and smaller packages are customized for people who want specific things and for each of these, you get to be charged $5 per month. The extra packages include Heartland Extra, Hollywood Extra, International, Comedy, Kids, News, as well as Cloud DVR.

List of all the available channels

Channel Sling Orange  Sling Blue  Sling Orange + Blue 
A&E Yes Yes Yes
AMC Yes Yes Yes
AXS TV Yes Yes Yes
BBC America Yes Yes Yes
BET No Yes Yes
Bloomberg TV Yes Yes Yes
Bravo No Yes Yes
Cartoon Network/Adult Swim Yes Yes Yes
Cheddar Yes Yes Yes
CNN Yes Yes Yes
Comedy Central Yes Yes Yes
Disney Channel Yes No Yes
El Rey Network No Yes Yes
EPIX Drive-In Yes Yes Yes
ESPN Yes No Yes
ESPN 2 Yes No Yes
ESPN 3 Yes No Yes
Flama Yes Yes Yes
Food Network Yes Yes Yes
Fox No Yes Yes
Fox Regional Sports No Yes Yes
Fox Sports 1 No Yes Yes
Fox Sports 2 No Yes Yes
Freeform Yes No Yes
FX No Yes Yes
FXX No Yes Yes
Galavision Yes Yes Yes
HGTV Yes Yes Yes
History Yes Yes Yes
IFC Yes Yes Yes
Lifetime Yes Yes Yes
Local Now Yes Yes Yes
Nat Geo Wild No Yes Yes
National Geographic No Yes Yes
NBC No Yes Yes
NBC Regional Sports No Yes Yes
NBC Sports Network No Yes Yes
Newsy Yes Yes Yes
NFL Network No Yes Yes
Nick Jr. No Yes Yes
Syfy No Yes Yes
TBS Yes Yes Yes
TNT Yes Yes Yes
Travel Channel Yes Yes Yes
Tribeca Shortlist Yes Yes Yes
USA Network No Yes Yes
Viceland Yes Yes Yes

How does it work?

Sling TV works in a very simple way and it doesn’t need a dish, cable connections, or even any box that you will have to put on your TV or beside your computer. Because it is not open to all the parts of the world, the first thing you have to do if you are not in the United States is to check the site. If you can access it, that means it is available in your country.

The next thing to do is for you to subscribe and set up your account. Once that is done, what you should do is to install the Sling TV app on your device. Sling supports devices such as iOS and Android devices, Xbox One, Roku box, Chromecast, and other Windows devices. How this works is that you will simply launch the app and decide based on your subscription, what channel to watch.

Another thing to understand is that being different from Netflix and other similar services, you get access to channels in realtime as they happen in the same way as your satellite or cable channels.

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That said, most channels have “3 Day Replay,” which is a feature that makes it possible for you to watch shows that have been aired within the past 3 days. Some even allow you to access shows that have been aired for up to 7 days. Contents are aired with commercials which you can skip. However, if you are watching past shows, you may not be able to skip.

How To Login To Sling TV

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Before we get down to how you can log in, here are the steps to take if you want to sign up to Sling TV:

  • Go to Sling.com and click on Watch now or Watch 7 Days Free to sign up for a free trial.
  • Put in your email address and then your password.
  • Now click on register.
  • It’s time to select the package that you want and then select the add-on services you want.
  • In the next page, put in your billing information.
  • Submit by clicking on Finish.

Here are the steps to log in:

  • Go to Sling.com
  • Click on Sign in
  • Once you are here, you can decide what you want to watch, although this will depend on your subscription.

Promo Code

Just like many other services, you may get to find promo codes and coupons for Sling TV on the internet. There are a good number of sites that offer the promo codes with varying discounts on what you will ordinarily pay.

Customer Service

Sling has a good customer support which can be accessed on the website. There, you can decide to make calls, chat, and find more info on a lot of other things.