What is Sling TV?
Sling is an American live TV service, offering packages from $25/month and aimed at cordcutters. As such, Sling is available to its users without a contract, so you can cancel anytime.
Sling TV is owned by Dish Network, a US television provider. The service was launched in 2015 at CES, and is the first real live TV service for cordcutters. The service has about 2.4 million subscribers (numbers from February 2019).
Sling TV is famed for their “a la carte” offer, which means that instead of paying $40-50/month for a large selection of channels, most of which you never watch, you get a skinny bundle starting at $25, and then you can add to that bundle with program add-ons (Sports Extra, News Extra, Kids extra etc.)
If you visit https://www.sling.com/channels you can see a list of the channels available, and what package the channel you select belongs to. That way, you’ll see that CNN is included in both the Sling TV Orange starting bundle and the Sling TV Blue starting bundle.
I wanna access Sling TV ASAP. What do I need to do?
If you are a playmoTV DNS user you can access Sling TV outside the US (as a matter of fact anywhere in the world).
If you’re not a playmoTV DNS user then you need to do the following (existing users that are linked can go to step 3):
- Sign up for a playmoTV DNS account (takes less than a minute if you sign up via Facebook)
- Link your computer or device to the playmoTV gateway so we can help you access Sling.
- Sign up for Sling at their website. Yes, it’s that easy!
Does playmoTV DNS come with a Sling account?
No, playmoTV DNS only helps you unblock access to Sling TV. We assume that you either have a Sling TV account, or you will sign up for one after you sign up for playmoTV.
How much does Sling cost?
Sling offers a variety of packages. Sling Orange costs $25/month and has a number of channels, including ESPN, AMC, CNN, Food Network, HGTV and TBS to name a few.
The most popular package for playmoTV users is Sling Blue for $25/month which has the following channels:
Adult Swim, A&E, AMC, BBC America, Bloomberg, Bravo, Cartoon Network, CNN, Comcast SportsNet, Comedy Central, El Rey, Flama, Food Network, FOX On-Demand**, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, Fox Sports Networks***, FX, FXX, Galavisión, HGTV, History, IFC, Lifetime, Local Now by The Weather Channel, Maker, National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo Wild, NBC Sports, Newsy, NFL Network, Nick Jr., Polaris TV, Syfy, TBS, TNT, Travel Channel, truTV, Univision, UniMas, USA Network, Viceland
If you subscribe to Sling Blue, you can watch the English Premier League via NBC Sports.
Sling also has a number of extra packages, like “World News Extra” for an additional $5/month which includes channels like CNBC (that airs a few Premier League each season) or Sports Extra (an additional $10/month), which includes beIN Sports, the Golf Channel, NFL RedZone, NBA TV and more.
What content is on Sling?
The core of the service is live TV, so with Sling TV you can get live sports, news programming, kids programming, movies, TV shows.
How to subscribe to Sling
You can sign up for Sling by using your credit card. When they ask for your zip card before submitting your credit card information just remember to write your zip code along with some additional digits so Sling thinks you’re in the US. (See this tip if you want further information on the zip code trick)
If you cannot use your credit card when signing up for Sling TV, then you can purchase a Sling TV gift card, and use that to activate your account.
Supported devices for Sling
Sling is supported on the following devices:
- Apple TV (4th generation).
- Amazon Fire TV/Fire TV Stick.
- Xbox One
- LG TV’s running webOS.