Sling TV

Sling TV

 3.2/5 (414 reviews)

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About Sling TV

Sling TV offers subscribers the best of cable TV without paying for hundreds of channels you don't need. It specializes in live TV streaming, meaning viewers can watch their favorite shows on their preferred channels. Subscribers may view on various devices, including AirTV, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, Xbox One and more.

Pros & Cons


  • Customization options
  • Good channel selection
  • Affordable alternative to cable
  • No contracts


  • Add-ons quickly hike the price
  • Local channels are limited

Bottom Line

Sling TV is an affordable alternative to cable. There is no long-term commitment, and you don't have to sacrifice your favorite national channels. Sling is easily accessible through streaming on your preferred devices.

Top Sling TV Reviews

Rated with 5 stars

They are adding channels and programs all the time with proper content for family tv in all genres. I love the variety of switching from Fox News to WWE to Live PD and more! ... L...

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Rated with 5 stars

Sling TV is PERFECT for watching those big sports games that I don’t want to miss. Getting all of the sports channels all year would cost so much more than activating Sling ... I ...

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What is Sling TV?

Sling TV is similar to cable, but it transmits over the internet instead of through a cable box. To watch Sling, connect it to your chosen media streaming device, such as an Xbox, Roku or Apple TV. If you're not using a streaming device, you can download the app to your phone, computer, smart TV or any other compatible device.

With Sling TV, you can pick between the news- and entertainment-centric Sling Blue or the sports- and family-centric Sling Orange. If you'd rather not choose, you can combine both packages. All package options include a DVR function that saves to your cloud. The company offers mini-channel collections, referred to as extras, as add-ons. Premium channels such as Showtime, Starz and Epix are also options.

How much is Sling TV a month?

Sling TV offers two packages: Sling Orange and Sling Blue. Each plan costs $30 a month, or you can get both plans for $45 a month. There are several add-on options, such as lifestyle, comedy, kid-friendly and sports channels. These extras range between $5 and $10 monthly. Other premium channels range between $3 and $10 a month.

Sling TV FAQ

What channels are on Sling TV?

The channel selection varies based on the package you choose. Some popular channels found on Sling TV include Disney, ESPN, FX, TLC and Food Network. There are also add-on options such as sports, children's programming, comedy and news.

Is Sling live tv?

Sling TV is live and offers programming as it’s broadcast. It also has a DVR feature so customers can record shows for later viewing.

Does Sling have local channels?

You can receive local channels by purchasing a separate HD antenna.

How much is Sling TV monthly?

Your monthly cost varies based on what package you choose. Sling Blue and Sling Orange each cost $30 monthly. If you want to combine both packages, your monthly cost is $45. From there, add-ons generally run between $5 and $10 a month.

Can I get a refund from Sling?

Sling does not offer refunds for prepaid or partial services. If you cancel in the middle of a month, you still pay for the full month.

Is Sling better than cable?

Unlike many cable services, Sling can be streamed from nearly any device, so it's much more portable. It also stores your DVR recordings to a cloud instead of a cable box. Plus, it's often more affordable.

How can I contact Sling TV?

Sling TV has several methods of contact. This includes online chat, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and calling directly.

Is Sling free with Amazon Prime?

No, Sling is not free with Amazon Prime. It is available to purchase through Amazon and can be watched using the Amazon Fire.

Is Sling TV good?

For those looking to cut ties with cable companies, Sling TV offers a good alternative. There are no contracts, and packages start at just $30. There are several options to build on the basic packages, though that increases the total cost. There are no long-term commitments, and you can cancel any time. Sling TV offers a service that makes it worth comparing the numbers and maybe saying goodbye to cable for good.

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Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: May 12, 2023

I don't care if Sling is cheaper than HULU or YouTube, if you can't log in or stay logged in, it doesn't matter even if it is free! Also, there is no customer service number and the Chat has never worked. It's back to Hulu for me.

3 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: May 5, 2023

Was lied to by support staff and they refused to transfer me to a manager. I tried to sign up online for Sling Orange. Their website would not allow me to sign up at all. The Check out button did not work... lol. I tried to call customer support multiple times to receive the discount to, The first agent put me on hold for 5 minutes to "See if I could get the $20 off discount". He told me there was no way I could do this and only offered me the $10 Discount, for a reason unknown, then hung up on me. The next agent assured me I could get the discount, then told me I was not able to because of my area. Then the agent refused to transfer me to a manager. Sling TV is a terrible company and they're definitely outsourced to India.

4 people found this review helpful

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    Original review: April 27, 2023

    Can’t save program, have to watch. Can’t fast forward, Sling makes you watch commercials at the end of the hour. Can’t watch tv without commercials. If I could find anything other company that has cheap news, I’d go.

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    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: April 25, 2023

    I tried getting the app to work for over an hour, by then the show I wanted to watch was over and I never got to watch it. So I canceled the subscription due to it not working. I called customer service and they told me no refund because I had canceled the subscription, and they have a no refund policy. Which doesn't coincide with the other posts I have read. Hopefully I don't get charged for another month like the other reviews I am reading. Sling must have a license to steal, paying for a product that doesn't work.

    3 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: April 22, 2023

    I signed up for the “free” trial back in March. After trying it out for a day, I immediately canceled because it wasn’t what we needed. I was charged anyway. $40. I spent over an hour talking to customer service who explained they have a “no refund” policy…. for ANY situation, to include an erroneous charge on your account. I advise being extremely wary of giving your credit card information to a company who has a “no refunds ever” policy. Not to mention, clearly canceling your account with them is not straightforward.

    7 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: April 20, 2023

    All the reviews here are true, Sling is a complete Scam, dont give them your credit card information. I got a free trial and I'm certain I cancelled it before it expired, but they still charged me the whole month that I didn't wanted, since their channel selection and quality of image is terrible, and contacted them in 24 hours as soon as I noticed the transaction, and their horrible customer service (that I could notice was very used to this type of complaint) refused to cancel this subscription immediately and provide a refund. Beware and don't take the risk of giving these stealers your credit card number. They better believe I will dispute this transaction to the bank until the last consequences.

    8 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: April 12, 2023

    As many others described, I cancelled my subscription online. I then noticed a few months later I was still being charged for services. I contacted customer service to request a refund and they refused to issue any refund.

    8 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: April 8, 2023

    I order as the title said, waited and waited, and no email was ever sent stating that my AirTV Anywhere shipped. In talking with their customer center, they don't have a date for delivery, and no ETA when that might happen. They state that they have had an IT incident, and that they won't be able to refund, or delay starting the service. I've not used the service, and simply put they have told me I am out of luck and money. I'll need to contest this via my credit card - and it should not have to happen this way. These people are very likely going out of business. They have had a bad IT breach and lost access to their data because they cannot pay the hacker a ransom, and don't have the IT intelligence to avoid such issues.

    5 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: April 3, 2023

    They billed me for another month after I canceled. I called to straighten it out. They told me no refund because they had no record of my cancellation. I know that I did. Their website screwed up. They still took my money. The Customer Service Rep on the phone told me they were having problems with their site. Still no refund. Now I'm paying for a month of service I'm not using. I guess they have a license to steal.

    11 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: April 1, 2023

    I was being charged by Sling TV on two different credit cards for the same service and when I pointed the unauthorized charges this company with dubious trade practices refused to refund it stating that it’s a prepaid service. It also has extremely poor customer service and do not deliver what they promise, I would advise prospective customers to choose some other streaming service and stay away from Sling TV.

    9 people found this review helpful
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