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Sling: Live TV, Shows & Movies
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SLING is a streaming service with the best of live TV, both free and paid, streamed to you on any device. And with 200+ channels, SLING has something for everyone. It’s the live TV you love for half the cost of cable. Plus, watch over 85,000 movies & shows on demand. Programming Available From SLING TV: With free channels like ABC News Live and premium cable networks such as CNN and FOX News, Sling keeps you informed while you stay safe inside. Entertainment networks like Lifetime, TLC, and HGTV mean SLING TV has something for everyone. NEWS | Stay up-to-date and informed with plenty of news channels like CNN, FOX News, and Bloomberg. ENTERTAINMENT | Stay in & SLING in with entertainment for the whole family. Sign up and get Freeform, A&E, Investigation Discovery, TBS and TNT. LIFESTYLE | With SLING TV, you can get your DIY fix with HGTV and satisfy your cravings for new recipes on Food Network. Plus, we have plenty of other lifestyle channels like TLC, Hallmark and Discovery. KIDS’ SHOWS | Keep the kids happy and the Saturday morning cartoon tradition rolling with Disney and Cartoon Network. SPORTS | Catch the latest news, analysis and feature films of your favorite sports on ESPN, ESPN2, TNT, and a whole lot more. INTERNATIONAL | SLING TV is one of the best international streaming services in the U.S., offering programs in 22 languages including Spanish, Hindi & Arabic. So what’s the hold up? Download the app today and start SLINGing. Please note: This app features Nielsen’s proprietary measurement software that will allow you to contribute to market research, like Nielsen’s TV Ratings. Please see www.nielsen.com/digitalprivacy for more information.
Great variety
by Jcb34thr on 2021/01/17 00:47
Love the options and variety. I only wish there were at least 2 screens for Sling Orange. Having one screen is just silly. I do sorta miss local channels, but it’s okay if they leave the prices low. I can get locals other ways. If they ever can get locals, I hope they continue to keep options and make that also an option!!
Please Support Airplay or Screen Mirroring!!!
by Mrd1zzle on 2021/01/16 20:42
Cant watch Sling on my Vizio SmartTv since you don’t provide an app for Vizio TVs. If you aren’t going to provide an app for Vizio, please support Airplay or at the very least support screen mirroring of in this app! Incredibly frustrating that I am not even allowed to screen mirror this app.
Amazing
by Brandon Kravec on 2021/01/16 20:32
The Most Amazing Streaming App Yet! The best price wise, Quality channels from wherever your at! Highly Recommended!!!
Shady
by username673920 on 2021/01/16 19:11
Only after I signed up and gave them my credit card did the wording get clear that I was not getting what it said it would give me. Thanks for reeling me in on showing me certain channels I would get and then later to say it’s outside of my region. What a joke.
Too slow
by Akak71 on 2021/01/16 16:34
This app is too slow even on the latest ios (iphone 11) - too slow to load - too slow to switch between channels - hangs frequently - casting is not reliable Just a pain in the neck compared to Prime/Netflix/Hulu in these areas.
Pasan partidos repetidos y no en vivo
by chove007 on 2021/01/15 03:44
Ahora jugaba el real Madrid y pasaron una repetición
Sling is OK
by coyStuff on 2021/01/15 00:00
I believe it can be better. Although, I have Sling blue the HD is not as good. I have AppleTV box on a 4K TCL 50” and HD video looks great when observing with Sling. Sling HD is better with the wait time than my no-AppleTV box DTV. If you use Sling Blue with just a low end Smartv you will not enjoy it as will. I have the Q50R 32 inch. I do have a problem with search layout. There’s preference to have Fox channels always at start under Guide menu even though it’s not picked as Favored. On my non-AppleTV Smartv it is a strain to search for current / live video news channels sometimes. Sling gets stuck on the old video news dates.
Scam
by What#the%#!* on 2021/01/14 23:36
Fraudulent company now they are switching all channels to Tv + which requires you to pay more money for a newer version of channel they made up. Fraudulent scam this company should be sued in court of law Period for Fraud!
Simply the Best
by RoThePowerhouse on 2021/01/14 23:32
I love you
Worst streaming service ever.
by xcros86 on 2021/01/14 23:22
Shows and movies cut off all the time !!! Awful and annoying!!! Very frustrating!!😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡
I’m a slinger. I got rid of my cable box and just sling all day. Thank you Sling
by Bobo902 on 2021/01/14 22:47
Because of Sling TV, I don’t have cable or Dish TV. I only get WiFi and I watch Sling! Who needs more ??? It’s a great all around tv alternative. Price is fair as long they don’t raise it. We need a concert channel where you can watch bands in concert 24/7 and sports. Thanks sling for brining me over to the dark side.
Ads are now ridiculously long
by paid sub on 2021/01/14 21:56
Had their service for years and now if you want to watch non live channels/videos their commercials are 3 times longer smh
Best bang for the buck!
by PiNkfre@k on 2021/01/14 16:37
No complaints.
Cannot live without it
by ricombie on 2021/01/14 03:10
I am so addicted to sling tv it’s crazy lol
Awful
by Jeri in PA on 2021/01/14 00:36
SlingTV is crap. Buffers, or just stops in the middle of a segment and an ad picks up and when we return to the programming, it is often the 10 minutes prior to when the interruption occurred. Sometimes the next show has been on for ten minutes before we get to it. It’s not my internet. That’s been checked and double checked. I’ve spent plenty of time with their customer support, too. Don’t waste your money. I’d give it zero stars if that was an option.
la mejor
by Sansalvador15 on 2021/01/14 00:05
Muy buena aplicación la mejor de todas
Support. ???????
by forget thiss crapp on 2021/01/13 23:14
So far No good support ???
Sling Approval
by Fullback Greg on 2021/01/13 12:18
We cancelled our cable we like the App so much. All Good!!!
Commercials are way too long
by Fireman9170 on 2021/01/13 00:26
For a paid streaming subscription service there are way too many commercials. I just got a new fire stick and the commercials are now longer and more of them. Each set of commercials has a timer running at the top and it is set at 5:00. The selection of channels is good, but I’m considering another option based on the commercials
Love it
by CatWoman Austin on 2021/01/12 22:33
I cancelled my DirecTV service, and cable before that. I love Sling. I have tons of content for $50 per month and a cloud-based DVR. Works great on AppleTV and Roku. There is a great selection of programming. I can’t imagine going back to cable or satellite. Make sure you have an unlimited internet package if you watch a lot of tv.
Solid meh
by Dissapointed in the Valley on 2021/01/12 21:32
The lineup is fine. The app is awful and makes cycling through shows you recorded very hard. It’s cheap so I guess you get what you pay for but worth it spring for another streaming service that actually has their stuff together.
Best life stream service
by tdortiz1992 on 2021/01/11 20:27
Just more Local sports
Sling rocks
by shirderrick on 2021/01/11 17:22
SLING IS ONE OF THE BEST!!!! My family and I enjoys Sling😍
Good app
by PascaleLaLa on 2021/01/11 14:55
Very easy to use and navigate! I believe that it is worth the money I am paying for it. However, I think that they should make their movie section free. Other than that, it’s pretty good!
Buffers randomly & unable to cast to another device
by Missy Nelly on 2021/01/11 05:59
The app constantly buffers - it’s not my wireless connecting - we’ve ruled that out! Times out every time we try to cast & when asked to provide feedback, it doesn’t accept the negative review.
2 screens
by chicago rel on 2021/01/11 04:15
Sling would be SOOOOOOOO much better if I could watch let’s say ESPN on 2 screens at a time. I personally have the highest package you offer, yet I can only watch espn on “1” screen at a time that’s horrible. You should be able to watch on two screens simultaneously at the least. PLEASE “FIX” THIS
Great app
by hdidgishd on 2021/01/11 04:01
Love the app, my only source of TV which is perfect and great priced. The ONLY reason why I put it at 3 stars. It once a week I get a message to put a review even if I’ve reviewed it before or not.
Terrible
by hYdroLucAs on 2021/01/11 03:02
This is a real review, not one that the company paid someone to write. You pay $45 for this app, and it might be good for normal live programming, but we mostly watch past aired shows. For that purpose, it is awful. If you don’t reload the app and use a specific sequence of clicks, this thing will put you on some random episode of either the latest season or some random season. Sometimes when we try to resume the last episode we were watching, it’ll play the last episode of the season. Then, if your phone is closed while you’re chromecasting, and a commercial break comes on, it’ll start playing the next episode after the commercial break. And you can’t just go to the title menu with all the episodes from the start of the app. You have to either resume the latest episode, which is a crap shoot as to wether that will actually work, or you have to go to the search menu and type in the name of the thing you want to watch. Aaaaaaaand as I’m sitting here writing this while watching Flea Market Flip with my beloved wife, we are trying to use the 30s forward button, but it’s grayed out, and won’t let us skip forward past the commercials. There are many more annoying things about Sling, but I don’t feel like writing a book right now. If you’re going to advertise that you can watch anything on the app, I don’t feel they’re giving people what they’re paying for. But hey, people are dumb, and if you don’t mind watching commercials, having bugs galore, and having the program you’re watching changed by a random loading screen, sure go ahead and pay money for it. It just proves your IQ, while these lazy creators laugh all the way to the bank.
Great service - buggy software
by Symmetric on 2021/01/11 02:22
I use sling on Apple TV - not sure how to review there. The service is great, but the app is *so* frustrating. Fast forward / rewind is borderline unusable the way it randomly jumps minutes instead of 10 seconds. The my channels listing also hangs and jumps randomly, but that’s not nearly as annoying. Another app would get 1-2 stars with these bugs! But I still use in all the time!
Do not cast with my chromecast
by Pink4001 on 2021/01/11 01:48
Th app does not work with my chromecast device, it is says too many devices active and stop working, when I am only watching it in one device. Totally ashamed of this version of the app. Previous versions work much better than this one. If you do not know how to develop/upgrade an app do not touch it, because you are making people furious and angry.
By by overpriced cable!
by eb4545 on 2021/01/10 23:34
Thank you Sling T V!
Satisfied customer
by sheenmiller on 2021/01/10 20:07
I love Sling over any other streaming network
Good and bad
by Stevie Blacke on 2021/01/10 19:45
Why do companies think always updating is a good thing. First off their dvr leaves a LOT to be desired. When it works it’s ok but often it either just uses the online version of what you record which makes you watch commercials (no way of forwarding) or it is really glitchy. This new “watch party” thing is the stupidest gimmick ever. I wish there was a way to turn it off (maybe using YouTube tv or Amazon tv is the way). Especially frustrating when I go to record a game and it records the stupid watch party game. Then I have to listen to random idiots talk instead of the normal announcer idiots which was the case of the football playoff game I wanted to watch but didn’t because they crewed up my recording. Another downside of the dvr is don’t choose what channels you want to record. Say I want a show that airs on multiple channels (say modern family for instance). You can’t set the dvr to record just the fox airings, it will seek and record every channel showing it which is not what I would want. The channel choices are ok. Used to be more channels when I first joined. No way of getting Hbo sho thru them anymore. Also no cbs or abc unless you get the OtA option which is ok but not ideal. That’s my 2 cents for what it’s worth.
Great App
by iBD10 on 2021/01/10 17:41
We’ve enjoyed Sling TV and the it’s saved us a lot of money each month. I like that you are able to select which channels you want to pay for. Before Sling TV we had Hulu. We decided to switch to Sling TV for two reasons. One was the price increase of Hulu by $10.00 in December. The second was that the Hulu app didn’t allow picture in picture on iPhones. When iOS 14 first came out I was able to watch news and sports while sending texts, checking email etc. After a few days when they updated the app they disabled that that function. I’m really happy that Sling TV allows picture in picture. It’s one of my favorite features of the app.
Channels
by kb89502020 on 2021/01/10 13:41
All channels for 40 bucks
Great Service
by crazy- town on 2021/01/10 03:07
Best thing since sliced bread!
Suggestion
by Mubarakaly on 2021/01/10 03:04
It’s a good app only if you can get some of more popular challan of Hindi then our app will become 5 star.
Not great
by applecrapola on 2021/01/10 02:45
My channels show up twice and it’s a pain to scroll up and back down through the same channels to get where you want, instead of just being able to enter a number corresponding to channel... tried reaching chat support they were no help. Even though they were supposed to be a way to turn it off it hasn’t done anything
DVR is horrible
by Gatorfan2042 on 2021/01/10 02:30
Horrible for recording ever constantly kicks me out of a recorded show.
Last version hangs every few minutes
by DgOnAS on 2021/01/10 00:52
After the latest update CNN keep stopping and restarting, it look like a buffering problem. There is no excuse for this on a fiber connection in excess of 100Mbps and plenty of available memory. In general for such a well established company the user interface is still very clunky, streaming stops randomly and crashes are too frequent.
Love Sling
by zelda444 on 2021/01/09 17:21
Love not having all the unwanted channels!
Worst streaming - 5 y+ exp
by dont watch sling on 2021/01/09 08:41
Big boss is your culprit
Bleh
by bydsgnkoi on 2021/01/09 07:09
Not worth the money, whoever developed this app needs to do better. The app lags like no other and has numerous issues when trying to AirPlay or chrome cast, it’ll skip through the episode or freeze or start playing ads randomly when trying to cast.
I give up...
by Ack lady on 2021/01/09 02:56
Can’t sign in, says my email doesn’t exist...see ya, not the only game in town....
Beware of being ripped off.
by LockPav on 2021/01/08 18:17
Sound like a deal when you’re first signing up. Then they hit you with tight-fisted we can’t refund you on anything. Customer service blows, they can’t answer any questions and worst part is that they don’t give specific direction on what devices allow you to also watch your local channels. Sling is a sham that’ll give you a run-around for your time.
Wow!
by LouiseTemple on 2021/01/08 16:25
I love being able to access shows on the Sling app and I appreciate the way the channels are organized. Very easy to use!
JJ Tex
by easttx jj on 2021/01/08 15:12
I have saved the moment I switched from my cable provider and I can customize slingtv to my preferences for half the price of cable also it's more reliable that fiber optic cable and have not had any issues with sling since I switched in 12 months
Sometimes Sling is Spotty
by Kmac 56 on 2021/01/08 01:34
So
No better way to subscribe to CNBC
by BayAreaLover on 2021/01/07 23:42
There is no better way to subscribe to CNBC to be able to record and watch any show, any time than Sling. The platform is stable and works great for the past several years!
Like Sling TV
by Energy Pulling on 2021/01/07 20:57
Enjoying!
Super Cost Effective compared to Cable
by COOLSHADES4ME on 2021/01/07 20:17
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It’s 2021, develop a quality user experience please!
by Jay_Pod on 2021/01/07 20:01
I’ve bee in the software industry since 1995 and understand a thing or two about the space. In other words, I’m critical. The UI and thus user experience, flat out blows in the Sling environment. iOS apps have a quality stream but the Sling app on my 2020 (Q90T) tv is just plain unwatchable. Furthermore, navigation is complete crap. So incredibly dissatisfied. Whoever is in charge of user experience needs a review.
Why No CSPAN?
by SF Lupa on 2021/01/07 06:57
Sling TV is way better than it was a couple years ago and even better than it was 3 months ago. That said, there’s a few things that need improvement. I don’t like that you have to pay to store more than 5 hrs of shows or whatever. Also channels occasionally disappear and the ones that get added I usually could care less about. But why no CSPAN? Or PBS? Limited local channels are also a drag but at the moment, CSPAN tops my wishlist.
ESPN - 1 Stream - Deal Killer
by Wendym1976 on 2021/01/07 03:53
I took advantage of the 3 day free trial. The app works very well and the picture quality is very good. I thought the UI was very easy to use and overall I really enjoyed Sling TV. I’m giving 4 stars since Sling Orange only allows 1 stream at a time. Essentially if my son wanted to watch a game on ESPN and I wanted to watch a HGTV we could not watch TV at the same time. Even if I upgraded to Sling Orange and Blue we could still only watch ESPN on 1 TV. This restriction unfortunately is a deal killer for me. All of the other competitors allow 2 to 3 simultaneous streams.
It’s ok.
by JDE1977 on 2021/01/07 02:59
Sling is a good value for what you get. I wish they offered a few more options but it’s ok.
NHL Network
by Johnclaw on 2021/01/07 00:25
This network was remove awhile back, will it be available soon?
sling is the best
by 2),63'sgsjw on 2021/01/07 00:17
better then cable ! why pay 200 a month and be on contract when you can pay less then 35 a month with all popular tv channels and even have spanish channels!
SLING CRASHES AS CAPITAL ASSAULTED
by qh87 on 2021/01/07 00:06
Updated Sling just crashed in the middle of watching coverage of the insurrection that took place at the US Capital today. EPIC F’ing FAIL!!!! Original Review Live TV recording is Meh I live in SoCal and frequently watch the Today show on NBC4, one of only two local channels Sling offers without an antenna (which don’t work in concrete and steel buildings, btw). On Monday January 4th, 2021 I recorded the Today show using Sling’s TV recording feature and observed that the local station breaks were not that of the local SoCal station but were coming from New Haven, CT. Then this morning, I again recorded the Today show and instead of the local station breaks coming from SoCal, or New Haven, CT... this morning they are coming from NBC6 in Miami. Living in SoCal, and watching the local NBC station on the live broadcast I am baffled, and not amused, as to why when I record the local broadcast I can’t get the local tv station breaks. Positives: It’s nice getting the east coast feed on the west coast for evening programming from the national networks like TBS and FX. Neutrals: $50 to bundle blue and orange but the only thing orange offers that’s not in blue is ESPN. So you pay $25/mo. for ESPN. It’s cheaper on Dis+ Negatives: It is disappointing that the programming you expect from the local broadcast station is not available. Also, there is zero in the way of the free movies, that my previous wired tv provider offered with their service. The recording feature records your show. That’s it. But using an appleTV in my case, there is no way to rewind/ffwd at 1.5speed to skim a program or play in slowmo to slow down that awesome play. Play and pause is all you get and there is no accuracy when looking for the start of a scene in a show. Most of this is most probably due to the limitations in functionality that apple is pushing in the works. Form is def. winning over function in Cupertino. In conclusion, Sling will do most of what you want and it’s fine if you don’t know what you are missing. It fails when trying to replace cable completely.
Missing channels
by Smurphh585 on 2021/01/06 23:51
I am missing channels and things I could normally watch on demand on the fire stick sling app fine. The apple version definitely isn’t updated properly. I’m about to have to buy another fire stick just for sling in my bedroom because the Apple TV version is so limited and it isn’t cutting it.
Great feature
by ChickenKat on 2021/01/06 15:05
This has really saved me in replacing cable tv but the app can be slow at times. I won’t be going back to regular tv again
Sling
by bobbystover82 on 2021/01/06 15:02
Good price!
Not so good company
by only bussiness on 2021/01/06 02:56
Now they have commercials every 5 min and they block the fast forward ,I have to wait for almost 2 min of forced commercials 2 or 3 years ago I could fast forward not any more
No “Last” Button
by kcwallace on 2021/01/05 17:30
I use Sling as my primary Live TV source primarily through AppleTV, but also use the iOS app. I like it in general, but the lack of a Last Channel button is very frustrating. I know I’m not alone when I desire to flip between two to three channels. Every old cable box allowed it. Please add this functionality, especially for the AppleTV app.
Spectrum Who???
by Rosie Raul on 2021/01/05 17:27
I don’t understand how there are still people who are throwing away their money on Spectrum cable. What a waste of money. Love Sling best decision ever.
Good but needs work
by dpoulson on 2021/01/05 17:11
Love the content but there are a lot of problems with cutting out and not being available very long. Some won’t load...
Keep on Crashing, too many freezes and reboot.
by man1pon on 2021/01/05 02:49
Can’t enjoy the show :(
Needs a lot of work
by eb1222 on 2021/01/05 00:55
I’ve had Hulu and YouTube TV and for the most part, those two are much more polished. The user experience with Slimg is annoying, it needs to be more enjoyable. Sling needs improving and they’re kinda obvious like having a “live” button so you can press it and assure yourself that you’re actually watching a game or show live. You never know if you’re live unless you log off the app and back in. The interface needs improving. It’s sloppy and all over the place. Make it neater, easier to navigate and limit the unnecessary menus. Lastly, there’s no reason why it needs to load and jerk the page around when opening the app. Incredibly annoying. You guys should be doing updates every 1-2 weeks. Doesn’t anyone at Sling test the app and actually use it so you could see the glaring needs? Since signing up, I’ve seen only one update and that’s enough considering how many improvements are needed. Improve.
Draining battery in no time
by Denyur on 2021/01/05 00:16
iPad gets all hot and the battery charge is all gone in 2 hours of watching. Never happens on Netflix, Peacock, AppleTV.
No refunds
by TLI79 on 2021/01/05 00:05
I ordered playing specifically to watch a couple sporting events, but the app did not work properly and I miss the sporting events. Their policy is no refunds which I think is ridiculous I had it for one day.
The best
by bechbotllc on 2021/01/04 13:23
Only the best
Not worth it
by hfsr007 on 2021/01/04 05:45
Too much ads, piece a sh***
App and Customer Service are Abysmal
by Ajcharugundla on 2021/01/04 00:51
Decided to try Sling TV service and signed up for the prepay AirTV offer. First off, the Sling app and service are terrible. Second, it was impossible to get a hold of someone through customer service. AirTV was impossible to set up and continuously failed to connect to WiFi. Don’t bother wasting your money on this trash service.
Stay away if you watch sports
by Jkay47 on 2021/01/03 21:27
Stops loading in middle of games happens way too often. After you exit the app you won’t be able to find the game you were watching before so basically makes the whole point of sling pointless.
Not the best
by tugga87 on 2021/01/03 18:26
Sling is Always buffering which makes it hard to watch Live tv or on demand! I have Hulu, Amazon prime, and other apps that are free and I never have any issues. Sling should lower the price or at least add more channels to compensate for these issues.
What I’m looking for!
by Successful_Mentor on 2021/01/03 15:48
With my work schedule, I refuse to pay for outrageous prices and senseless packages to watch a little tv. This is the perfect fit!
Glitchy app difficult to navigate and doesn’t play continues episodes
by Darkiole on 2021/01/03 00:04
The
Beware they take out channels on you all the time
by qzarb on 2021/01/02 20:37
Super sketchy service, you sign up for one package and prepay and they take out the channels you wanted to watch and you are stuck paying for the full year. Don’t get excited with what you paid for
Slow and confusing app- casting issues
by Kanthsri on 2021/01/02 06:24
Loads slow, confusing menus. Need to know name of the movie/series to watch, tough to find on the home page or menu items. Won’t cast many web series on to TV without any warning! Doesn’t remember where you paused watching, to continue.
Bad quality design
by tudoemcima on 2021/01/02 04:20
Lost signal most the time. Have to closed app and open again.
Sling DVR
by $&@41970 on 2021/01/02 00:48
I have a 1TB Sling DVR that only can record OTA programming! How stupid when I only have 10 hrs. of Cloud DVR. I should be able to combine the two DVRs. But for some stupid reason you can’t! What a waste since I don’t watch all that much OTA programming. I wasted my money!!!
Worst App
by ahsjeidjje on 2021/01/01 20:18
You get what you pay for. I am disappointed. Buggy app is not able to play anything on chromcast. Why can’t it work seamlessly like Netflix or Yourube with chromcast?
Dump cable
by Petunia's owner on 2021/01/01 16:00
Sling is the only way to go
New more choices in 2021
by Zipmtrak on 2021/01/01 15:15
As client and member give us more choices to pick up special channels we wish and add it to our package. Let me know if you agree.
$$$ $aver
by MrJaysun on 2020/12/31 20:43
Love Sling. Cut the cord and still able to watch my favorite programs at a fraction of the price.
Getting worse
by no one in oaticular on 2020/12/31 00:58
I have had Sling for a couple of years on the Apple TV. It is now getting worse. First I have to wait 2-3 minutes to load. Then when I click on what I want to watch I get the somethings wrong check back later for a few minutes. Then when it comes on it crashes. This is every time I try to use it. Then the orange circle spins the whole time I am trying to watch. Please fix these bugs because it is getting difficult for me to use this service.
Drop the Big Name Cable
by yup, i said it on 2020/12/30 15:55
Best decision I have made.
Not Ready for Prime Time
by +8+ on 2020/12/30 13:26
The DVR is virtually useless. It records the same program twice for no reason. Trying to move to another part of the program works about 10% of the time. Often the recording can’t be accessed at all. When watching live it will unexpectedly just “pop” out of the program. It is nowhere near as stable as AT&T “Watch TV” that comes free with my phone plan. It has the look and feel of a beta version that they are charging $30 a month for. Save your money!
The best
by Dr.Javier B. Rais on 2020/12/29 14:53
I Yo tengo Sling desde hace un tiempo ya, el suficiente para decaer lo excelente y buenos que son. Me gustaría que transmitieran TUDN y TELEMUNDO DEPORTES, ellos transmiten La Bundesliga y la copa de campeones UEFA y, Euro liga. Además de ofrecer paquetes que incluyan DW Y TV MONDE)( precios más r rebajados) GRACIAS SLING DR. Javier Rais
Love my sling
by cocolover1968 on 2020/12/29 08:31
I love my sling .. I love my dvr it records the shows I dii ok not want to miss . Plz don’t raise your prices ..
Overcoming cellular data and Internet
by bujpooboo on 2020/12/29 02:57
Some programs just will not boot up at all Internet coverage versus cellular data coverage two different standards programs need work I the concept is great but receiving what it has to offer fall short of expectation it’s my hope that there is room to grow and become a better service
2 years with sling
by AJA14716538172 on 2020/12/28 22:24
Occasional lag, works great once I got my internet speeds up. Works on multiple devices at once. No issues and cheaper than other streaming providers
My Local TV, Almost...
by hillemmanuel on 2020/12/28 14:00
If you are like me, I have terrible Live TV signals. I get two channels really well and the rest are a blackout. Sling fills in as my local TV with benefits. It is almost perfect, except it does not get some major networks like ABC and CBS or PBS. Bummer. But everything else is there. I don’t need a satellite dish like all the other houses in my neighborhood and I get my fill of NFL, BBC, CNN and FOX.
No way to cast to Apple TV.
by JoyD1979 on 2020/12/28 01:41
No way to cast to Apple TV. This is a big pain
Terrible Service when streaming Chanel’s as Being sports and TyC sports.
by please improved svce on 2020/12/27 23:35
Ready to cancel service!😞
STAY AWAY
by H6762 on 2020/12/27 20:29
Terribly glitchy app and TV programming. I kept getting signed up and charged for extra services and they could not refund or discount my account since it’s a prepay service. The new episode recording function never worked. Absolute garbage.
Scam compared to real cable
by NicknamesAreStupid,Apple on 2020/12/27 16:57
Sling customers are less than real cable customers because it doesn’t let you watch recording shows.
Paying for ads
by Sminsf on 2020/12/27 05:47
I don’t think you should have to watch so many repetitive ads if you pay for a service. Ads are for free tv- you pay with your time. I truly dislike sling. Also the ads are awful, sometimes from car dealers in Florida which is funny/terrible. Like the worst of the worst.
Constant Lag and Kicks Me Out
by Jaffa86 on 2020/12/27 03:52
Lots of buffering that really steal the joy of watching live sports. I get kicked out of Sling usually three to four times per game.
Worst application ever.
by get me one bi&@$ on 2020/12/27 03:46
Never knew such of bad application,to slow plus it’s very tricky and false advertising. I would not recommend it at all
Pretty much flawless
by JAVIEREXEQUIEL on 2017/12/12 04:29
So first of all I just don’t write reviews. But I just had to do it because the app deserves it. It’s really good. Second I was skeptical about the services they provide. I didn’t know much. But once I found out more and signed up for it, it’s what they advertise. It is tv a la carte. I signed up for the Spanish channels and I even get an Argentinian channel I can’t get anywhere else. When it comes the app, it is flawless. It simply never crashes. Regardless of what channel I watch it always comes up without any problems. Once you choose the channel, you have to option to watch the program that’s on form the start, to start it over, or to watch it live. Once you stop watching, you can always come back to the same spot. It saves your programs so you can come back later and pick right up where you left off. You can do that with countless shows. You can also watch from a different source. If I’m watching on my phone, and stop watching, I can watch from the iPad or the Apple TV app and watch it also without any problems. Tv quality is fantastic too. You also don’t have to sing on every single time. I haven’t to sing in or log in since I first logged in months ago. This service along with the apps in the different platforms are simply seamless. It’s really one of the best, if not the best I have on all platforms. It’s literally fantastic. 10/10.
VERY Happy
by Szana1951 on 2020/10/23 14:23
Oh my gosh ...when SlING first came out I wasn’t very happy, I told em an I canceled ...then sometime later they actually sent me an invite to give em a try again & I did an I was impressed😬...now I been back for a while, but didn’t realize I hadn’t updated my review/comment & I feel bad...cuz they have grown WONDERFUL, I have ZERO complaints! for an App they have a good TV an movie selection that changes & rotates, yes there r some commercials but I don’t mind ...SLING is not the big name cable company (thank god🙄), & if ya can afford THEM then more power to ya, I can’t, I love the History Channel an I can access w/ SLING that’s my big happy...also their viewing selection is a nice buffet it’s great for me also an included w/ price is “💯” hours of record time I LOVE IT the whole “30 buck” pkg is perfect for me, disabled, SSI, an all I have to view on is an IPad...it’s GREAT and even better I HAVE NO COMPLAINTS😂 SO Thank You SLING PS I have Apple iPhone an iPad I have ZERO connection problems Apple has Sling app for iPad an that’s shared to my iPhone ..once in awhile the only problems I ever have has been w/ Cox WiFi that I been stuck having to use an that’s been once in awhile I tex em they fix it
Great potential, horrible results.
by Briannajoy248 on 2017/11/26 08:22
The concept of sling is great. An app that allows you to watch your favorite shows live and on demand, where ever and when ever, without all the equipment, hidden fees and insane contracts that regular cable a satellite providers are know for. It's a great concept, if sling was able to deliver. They don't though. There's still many channels that sling doesn't offer, like spike and TLC. They also don't offer the big channels like CBS,NBC, ABC, Fox, etc. The on demand shows rarely work, the app usually crashes. Often times it will crash in the middle or towards the end of a show, and the only way to ever see the end is to restart it from the beginning and pray you make it to the end before it crashes again. There are symbols that you'd assume were fast forward/rewind/pause buttons, but they don't do anything when you press them. Sometimes the pause button works, but the app crashes when you try to resume. So if the app crashes 5 minutes before the end of your show, you can either restart it from the beginning, or move on with your life and never see the ending. Take my advice, spend the extra money and go with a provider like dish or direct TV. Sling may be cheaper, but it's not worth $20-$40 a month considering it barely works. Spend the extra money of a different tv provider, at least their products and services function properly and you get all the channels you want and not just a few.
Zero customer service
by Pgsus on 2019/06/05 13:49
I had sling for a month and a half. The first two weeks it was great then it started being glitchy. One day it completely stopped functioning, the little thinking wheel just kept turning and nothing was happening. I tried everything I reset my device, my internet, rest my account downloaded the app three more times , etc etc. I called customer service they told me to do everything I’ve already done which was fine, then they tell me there must be an update on the app that they need to look into so they have to escalate the matter to the engineering department. I said ok sure thinking it will be fixed maybe later in the day or next day. I called again after 3 days still same answer. A week later I’m getting frustrated because there is no follow up on their end and the app still doesn’t work. I call to cancel and was hoping like any other professional and ethical company that cares about their customers and customer satisfaction they would compensate me but they said the couldn’t unfortunately but can remove any new charges to my account. I was appalled!!! How can you ask a customer to pay for a service that isn’t working? It wasn’t about the money it was more about the principle. Oh and that was me talking to the manager who apparently has no authority to do anything. Unprofessional and extremely disappointing!!! Will never use them ever again.
Cable my whole life, a great switch!
by Luuvsydd on 2020/07/04 20:24
I really love Sling. I hated cable because I didn’t get the shows I wanted without paying more money. I don’t want sports so I can select not having that package and costing more when basic cable packages usually included a majority sports. I love being able to have my reality tv shows for only $5 more a month. That’s well worth it when cable was $20+ for nearly not as many channels. I also like I can stop and start this subscription easier than cable. I’m in my 20s and have months where I’m barely at home or I’m at home constantly. Being able to start and stop without hassle is the best. I also like being able to watch all my shows in one place instead of jumping from app to app like cable companies often require. One thing I would like to see is a more refined search, kind of like categories on Netflix. The On Demand section, but with a little more defined categories that show ALL the available on demand movies or shows, not in the categories Sling creates.
Commercials follow you everywhere...
by Commercial-free guy on 2020/08/08 17:52
I like convenience of sling. I can run it on multiple devices simultaneously and it works great... well, when it does. However, the biggest annoyance I’m experiencing with constant advertising. It seems that 99% of the time, when I start live streaming, I’m getting 5 min. of commercials staring away. At first I thought it was just coincidental, but after using this service for several months, I can see a clear pattern. Also, commercials would continue popping up and you can’t even escape from them when watching archives. Today, I started CNN live and was presented with 3 min. of commercials right away, then there was a small 2 min. segment of CNN programming, and then it went back to commercials again. This is ridiculous. I’m sure sling people would dismiss it by saying that they are running the channel normally and commercials are being delivered as scheduled. But, my experience begs the difference. I’ll be probably canceling my service in the near future in favor of commercial-free services like Netflix. In the meantime, I’ll mute the sound and go do something else while commercials are being played. Those practices are very unfair, especially if you are a paying customer. At least, others would let you opt out of commercials for a bit extra money. Not sling.
This is beyond atrocious...
by illgmkeanedu on 2020/07/16 13:56
.Vue went away. Fubo is FUBAR (the one good thing about it being that I was finally able to make my own profile, then star channels in the order I want them in the guide.) I'd like to try Dish but like Sling, it appears to be missing a particular crucial channel, somehow. I mean, what year is this? It shouldn't be too much to ask to have ONE perfect service with every channel that isn't an intelligence-insulting ripoff. You'd have all the customers. That I can't create my own profile, login on the site, arrange a custom channel list in my desired order, and save it, is disgustingly prehistoric at this point. I've got a list of about 116 channels, of which none should be missing from a service; don't you want the widest, largest audience possible? (Note: I cut out all the boring news, sports, etc. I should be able to choose the ones I want.) Also? You should be able to watch while scrolling. The guide boxes should include as much text (episode titles, descriptions, etc.) as reasonably possible. It's probably best to see a highlighted channel's program info at the top of the screen so that only one click is needed to select it. I guess it'd just be a miracle for the free over-the-air channels (with the vastly superior guide) to be able to be added in with the rest instead of having to be separate.
WORST SERVICE EVER
by Dutchgirlmel on 2019/01/14 05:08
Your on demand programs crash and won’t cast to the TV, and in spite of several attempts via customer service to escalate the matter to get them resolved, after nearly a month, nothing has been resolved - even with proper error codes provided. To make matters worse, your customer service department says that you don’t credit back for the services you have failed to provide. This is INCREDIBLY unethical when a customer signs up in good faith to get a service and the provider fails to correct a problem, then adds insult to injury by saying they can’t credit back anything! The worst part of all is that I paid for your service unawares for 3 YEARS and never once used it until I researched charges on my bank account, and in good faith decided to try it out anyways - without complaint - and even upgraded the service to add STARZ and it doesn’t even stream on-demand without error codes and crashes (I never have gotten to watch a single on-demand show to it’s end). On-demand is the only reason I want this service to begin with, and your company simply can’t provide it- as is evidenced by bad review after bad review on Apple’s App Store! Your so-called customer service reps keep saying “sorry, but there are no refunds” and nothing ever gets fixed. What kind of business are you running there? This is outrageous!
So disappointed
by Bella serenity on 2020/05/11 02:34
To say I’m disappointed is an understatement, especially after paying for a subscription!! There were shows that I wanted to watch that I was able to through other apps, but not all episodes...so I thought ok, based off of other reviews and other family/friends experiences, what the heck....the APP STINKS!!! or the subscription, I don’t know! The amount of times that I spend, shutting down, all apps, my phone, the TV, etc (and yes, not that it matters but, I do have a new iPhone 11Pro Max...) it connects MAYBE 25% of the time and even then it doesn’t always stay connected, if I have to pause the show to (ya know, have a life for a moment) and hit resume, IT RESTARTS THE SHOW!!! Then, when I try and skip ahead back to where I was, it freezes, and says, oops, UNABLE TO CONNECT, AGAIN!!!! I spend more time trying to connect and get back to my show than I do actually get to enjoy watching my show (and I’m talking 60 min long shows) I don’t think I’ll be paying for another month. It’s not worth the hassle, great idea, but I’m so beyond disappointed and frustrated that it’s not worth my time or my money (PLUS, even after paying, I still have to watch commercials...so why?!?! What’s the point?! There isn’t!!) Nice try, but, bye-bye Sling...you’ve let me down and I would NOT recommend to ANYONE!
Great offerings but poor UX and UI
by D9 on 2020/02/20 04:49
The levels of channels, packages and device options at such a reasonable price makes SlingTV the service wonderful. However, it’s application solutions on every device (smartphone, Apple TV, web) hav such difficult and poorly performing user experience as to make it laborious to even want to use. The channel selection, the navigation, the program guide, and even the program options are just poorly thought out and weak. You can select favorite channels, but Sling app will never return to this custom list upon each app launch...you have to manually select it again as your guide preferences on each visit. Filters often don’t fully deliver their selection...I can choose Movies and be shown three movies, but select all channels and you’ll see 7 or 8 movies are available. There are no last channel options or channel range selection. The use of pull down or drag up dialog windows (like program info) is often hit-or-miss in working...it can take several swipes to get the intended action to occur. Again, great streaming service is countered by such a poor user experience and interface as to make you seek alternatives.
Great Service!
by RCRussell on 2018/03/15 14:48
So far, my family and I are really enjoying this service. In my line of work, there can be times where there is absolutely no work and so I have the time to watch a show or two. While there are a few glitches while watching, I hardly ever come across these issues. For what it is as a whole, I couldn’t be happier with this service. I know there are a bunch of negative reviews, but honestly I think there might be something wrong on their end of the spectrum. As with any company there is always room for improvement on quality. Besides the rare glitch that I have noticed, I have no issue with this service as I have had with certain cable companies that charge the hell out of their customers. We don’t even have upgrade channels and still paying almost $200 a month. Keep up the good work Sling.
Cheating! Misleading advertisement And bad customer service experience!
by Java learner on 2018/09/25 14:02
They sell fast and sell aggressively but provide no good support compared toother streaming services, i have tried all of them but Sling is the worst. There is t any option to give lower than 1 star here. I like to watch live cricket matches. There was an offer where you can buy Annual Willow tv package for little cheaper. So i bought it. After few days i realized Willow tv was not showing the live match. Instead it was showing some old match highlights. And then i saw bottom message that as per willow tv and sling tv partnership they cannot show the live match. Then, the willow tv on Sling is showing different matches than you take Original Willow Tv subscription from their website. This is misleading. When i contact them to discontinue subscription after 3 days. I asked i can remain subscribed for this month but i dont need Annual package. They said you can not discontinue Annual package. WILLOW TV CHANNEL AND WILLOW TV ON SLING SHOWS DIFFERENT PROGRAMS SO DONT GET ATTRACTED TO CHEAPER PACKAGES, YOU WILL BE STUCKED. Suppose tv streaming company tells you about new offer where you can watch HBO channel for $10 a month. You would buy it and then you realize that HBO channel showing old programs. How would you feel?
Sling TV Services
by snmvogue on 2019/11/29 17:02
I use SlingTv with my smart tv and I must say that this has been a horrible experience. I attempted to call the customer service number for troubleshooting and the service professionals were extremely dismissive about the glitches that I detailed. When watching any program that has commercials, be prepared to be interrupted with 2 minute buffer and blackout periods. This is such an inconvenience as it subtracts from being able to have a seamless viewing experience. By the time that the program returns from the blackout/commercial break I’m completely exhausted and lost about what I was watching and where I left off. I would be far more satisfied if Sling would fix this issue. If I must be subjected to commercials, they should play from beginning to end without stopping and starting then blacking out for two minutes before returning to the program. It’s exhausting and often times I’ve fallen asleep simply because the tv blacked out for so long! It’s very frustrating and the sling representatives were unhelpful and unwilling to offer any sort of compensation for this issue even though I’d only had the service for 2 days. I feel like I’ve been ripped off and I will not stop until my voice is heard!
Flawless.... if the app worked.
by kmgjjr0510 on 2019/11/29 04:23
I don’t normally write reviews but after being a paying customer for over a year I’m about done with sling. Don’t dare try to watch anything on demand. The app constantly crashes especially if you’re using your cellphone. Doesn’t matter if you have the greatest cellphone provider along with WiFi just don’t even bother because you’re not going to be able to watch an entire show no matter what. It typically crashes towards the middle to end so if you want to watch anything you’re better off dvr’ing it and then watching it on a smart tv or Xbox. It’s a joke honestly. Unfortunately for us where we live we don’t get very many options as far as cable providers and WiFi providers. If sling doesn’t up their game we will be switching to direct tv now. Only reason I haven’t switched is because sling is the provider my autistic children have been raised on and big changes like that make for weeks of meltdowns. So frustrating when you pay for a service and get less than 1/2 of what you’re paying for. It’s like buying a bag of chips. You pay for more air than actual food.
Works fairly well
by Mdriftda on 2019/01/17 17:26
I just recently switched to sling TV from DIRECTV in order to save cost every month. The one thing I will say is that when playing back episodes on A&E the screen tends to freeze and the video stops playing all the audio continues this happens a lot I have to restart the app to get it to come back I reinstalled the app a few times as well but it still happening not sure if it’s the one episode or if it’s a continuous issue I will update for sure but the developer may need to look at their on-demand video playback. The other thing that’s a little frustrating is that I can’t use my sling login on A&E to watch videos on their app since their app has no problems. I’m guessing more so this is a cable company contract a conundrum then something that sling has control over but it would be nice if I could use my sling cable subscription to login to all of the channels apps as well just like I used to with DIRECTV. I will also say that slings mobile app is much better than DIRECTV which has got to be one of the worst in the business
A swing and a miss
by Bound4Pleasure on 2020/12/17 02:18
I like the idea of Sling and I like the service WHEN it works! Was better in beginning but worse for last couple of months, and always well below ideal. There’s the frequent rebooting and streaming lags. Last couple months app will start recording 30 mins into a one hour show. Very frustrating!! But the WORST thing is that recorded shows almost NEVER play back on Chromecast and often won’t play back on Firestick. I occasionally watch content on my phone when on the move. But who wants to watch all of their recorded shows that way just because it won’t play back on big screen via chromecast/fire stick (because the service they paid for won’t perform as advertised)! SLING, do whatever is necessary to make your app actually work with Chromecast and Fire Stick, or at least honestly advertise that these platforms will likely not work. Customer service is completely useless and apparently only there for appearances, and all of the many negative reviews doesn’t seem to bother Sling at all. As a last resort I’m hoping Sling responds to my review and makes a good faith effort to improve situation. If so I will change my rating &review. If not I will dump Sling like radioactive waste! Sadly I won’t hold my breath.
Update Failed
by lg.... on 2019/08/18 17:19
I love the concept of the app and didn’t mind the minor issues. This recent update stopped the revolving favorites list, which I appreciate. Unfortunately, this update has made this app almost useless. It’s continually glitching up. In the shows with limited functionality you could generally go back if it skipped over something, no longer. It stops playing video, but continues playing sound and the app must be closed to sink them. I thought perhaps it was the channels I was watching. So today two hours ago I tried to finish 17 minutes of one show on a less stable channel, watch a 23 minute show on a fairly stable channel, and watch a 45 minute show on a very stable channel. As of now I managed to finish with difficulty the first show, not get past the preview to the second show, and some where between 15 and 20 into the third show. It glitched up again, so I decided to review the app. If this is not fixed soon, I will likely have to cancel my subscription. I did give it three stars because until two days ago, it was a pretty good app.
Buggy and just not worth the subscription price
by NYXAQ on 2020/12/13 16:43
I have had the app for a couple of months... it’s been a rather inexpensive choice to gain some access to channels that don’t yet have a live TV subscription from their standalone apps. That’s about the only good thing with this app. Almost always, the app will crash within a minute of first starting the app. The guide does not allow you to keep a program playing in the background while you browse the guide for future showtimes. If you tune to a channel towards the end of an hour and a show is starting at the top, you cannot tune into the live channel and have to wait for the live broadcast to catch up to the guide. If you set up “my channels” the guide resets at some unknown interval, but quite frequently. You always have to set it again to just see your preferred channels. Programs often freeze and buffer. I stuck around this long just because I had enough tolerance and wanted some live news channels through the end of the year. But I will be checking out other platforms even if the cost a bit more to avoid the frustrations.
Terrible.
by FrustratedManager on 2018/08/17 21:07
My family uses Sling at home with no problems. The app for XBOX works amazing. However, the iPhone app is GARBAGE. No matter where we are or what kind of connection we have the app crashes constantly across all our devices- tablets, phones, laptops, everything but the XBOX. For every 30 seconds of show you’re able to watch there is at least a minute of buffering. All the buffering and trying to get a better connection absolutely kills our battery percentage. Your typical trouble-shooting measures like reinstalling the app and upgrading your network connection do nothing. I’ve tried downloading and using the apps for the individual channels I like, but Sling doesn’t work with any of them so unlike other cable services I am unable to use those apps as an alternative when the Sling app is down. Also, again unlike the XBOX app, you are unable to skip through commercials and they play the same one over and over and over and over and over. Sling as a cable service is great, however their iPhone app is HORENDOUS.
Cut the cord with sling saving $100 a month
by cfwguy on 2018/03/22 06:50
I have sling blue for $25 a month it allows 3 screens simultaneously and is not ip linked(you can stream away from home). I recently convinced my parents to ditch cable and sling is a great substitute for us. The only downside is it lags when streamed via chromecast (I have a gen 1 chromecast so that could be why) otherwise playback via iPhones/iPads is great as well as on the Xbox one s my family’s main media hub. I would like there to be a way to continuously stream episodes but I get that they are trying to not strain their servers with unattended streams (It would be nice for this to be fixed but it likely isn’t going to happen). I’m happy with this service DISH is definitely on the right track with sling hopefully it remains as affordable as it is now! I am trying to get my family and friends to use streaming services like this to gut their cable bill with sling and a OTA antenna you can easily save $1,200-1,800 a year put that money to good use elsewhere.
On Apple TV 4K
by notlikingsling on 2020/06/06 20:27
After three full sweeps up and down I might be able to get the info on each channel to load on to a half sized grid, broadband connection. However the app doesn’t buffer the Apple remote swipes well so I’m often 6 hours in the future without knowing. Impossible to go straight up or down. I click on a show that is out of sync with the back end near when it’s about to start another show and one of two things happens.i get offered to record but not watch or my view changes away from grid view. Suggestions: Put views in settings and Not within UI since app writer cant control remote well. Also I would like a full screen grid like I had on androidtv but no way to get same interface on Apple. For the money being exchanged the interface and control aspects of this app are unacceptable. Considering alternate services that offer better app quality. This was magic on appletv but on Apple I feel you made my tv smaller and I am swinging to see past the half page ads. I don’t like ads. Give me full screen and a settings menu to never go away from a FULL SCREEN GRID!
Great Start, Needs Improvement
by Bama52 on 2018/10/13 15:44
Sling has great potential, and with some improvements, it could be a great app. The improvements needed would include PiP. As far as I know, Sling is the only streaming app that does not take advantage of PiP used with the iPad. Therefore, I have to shut the app down when I need to check email or try to do other tasks. A comment made by one of their competitors, when I checked to see if their app has PiP, was, they didn’t think Sling had the technical know how to do PiP. I’m beginning to wonder if that is true. There is no clock to see the time. You can get a general idea of the time based on the show you are watching, but to get the specific time, again, you have to shutdown the app. In fact, I had to shutdown the app to write this review that the app asked me to write. I feel disconnected when using the app due to having to shut it down just to check on various items. The app hangs and/or shuts down. I have missed many “good parts” due to the app either hanging up or just completely shutting down on its own.
The fail to have a fundamental feature
by BXii on 2020/03/02 03:56
I left the directtvnow app and tried this for the month. I would have saved $25 a month having this, but my family didn’t let me keep it. At first it was just the complaining of my children, and I could really care less about their opinions about the app. When me and the wife sat down to get out Sling, the first thing she noticed was the LACK OF AUTO PLAY. That was her one and only deal breaker. We both binge shows because 3 kids and full time jobs take up most of our time, as it should. When we are home together and want to watch Below Deck, we don’t want to get up and go into the menu every single time an episode ends. I couldn’t believe this app was incapable of integrating a feature that every other video streaming service has. I googled, Reddit, went through Sling Help section and I found nothing except complaint about them not having this feature from a lot of customers. Had to cancel and go back to the old directtvnow (now at&tnow). Until that feature is introduced, I will wait over at at&t and keep the family happy.
Good on demand, glitchy app
by ChiknTendrNFries on 2020/02/27 05:17
The idea of sling is great that you can watch on-demand as well as live tv. However, the app is very glitchy. When casting to google chromecast, sometimes the show won’t load, ads will freeze, and pausing never works and if you exit out of the app for too long (to scroll fb or something) the app will glitch. The only things to fix this would be to close and reopen the app. The interface is also very unorganized and “cluttery” in a sense. The search engine needs to be better. I also dont understand why some on-demand episodes won’t let you watch them if they’re coming on live soon even if they already aired. That’s the whole point of on demand. I don’t have any problems with the actual website on pc. I just think their mobile/portable apps need better technical support. Besides all that, I think Sling is a great idea. The glitches are aggravating but they’re not deal breaking and I would rather deal with these glitches than get cable.
Inconsistent functionality
by Tall drink of Sailor on 2019/04/30 01:05
I’m reporting inconsistency on this app on all platforms be it apple, Samsung tv, or google play store. Here’s my issue. First of all the system won’t let me record a specific program. That program being any Formula 1 race. I can record almost everything else I want except for F1. I have to watch it as a past program only if I don’t catch it live. Doing this prevents me from fast forwarding. Normally I would be ok with this but the “resume” feature does not work @ all! So if I pause or exit the stream that I’m in the program will start itself over every time no matter which device I start or resume from. This is obviously frustrating not to mention how sluggish & unresponsive the commands are from my remote ...& it not my tv cause every other app works fine & does not crash nearly as much. I deleted all unnecessary data & have everything set to auto update & it’s still glitchy. As of right now I regret paying for Sling TV. I hope they can fix this because they have a good thing that could easily turn customers away to other platforms if they don’t fix this.
UX and Ads are a nightmare
by Khresfyjmougdwtm on 2020/09/21 03:02
The app itself on our TV is the most irritating to navigate, slow, unintuitive and clunky. The ads are even worse. It’s not cheap enough for me to excuse the ads. We pay enough that the ads should be least intrusive as possible, however it’s the opposite. The stupid “iBotta” ad for example is glitching out and plays on repeat endlessly. What the duck. That causes my “on demand” to freeze and quit. Then...I have to navigate all the way back—start the show over—watch an ad before I can even fast forward to where it stopped—watch more ads—iBotta comes on and freezes—start process over. SO FRUSTRATING. Use all that ad money and hire people to fix your junk. (Currently watching the iBotta ad on loop with the spinning ball of death...) oh, and it just quit. Back to click through and find my show again, watch an ad and fast forward to finish 7mins of a show. YOU ARE WASTING PEOPLES PRECIOUS BREATH AND MAKING WHAT SHOULD BE RELAXING—a blood boiling experience. I don’t need Michael Phelps to tell me about mental health if Sling could just get current with basic technology.
Great service, okay app
by JMDragonWake on 2019/10/11 23:27
I really enjoy using Sling in lieu of cable to watch live and recent TV, but doing so on the iPhone can be annoying at times. For one thing, the menus are confusing: Suppose I want to watch CNN live. Should I look under “My TV,” “On Now,” “Guide,” or “Channels”? The interface doesn’t make it easy to watch the channels I view most often. It also cuts out at breaks between live shows, forcing me to refresh the app to watch the next program. On some channels, that maybe makes sense, but on news networks program boundaries aren’t supposed to be so disruptive. One of my biggest gripes though is that the audio doesn’t pause when I receive or accept phone calls. Every self-respecting audio or video app silences playback during phone calls, but Sling keeps the show blaring in the background as you try to talk to the person on the other end. I like my Sling subscription but I really hope they make some improvements to the app.
$110 in monthly saving from previous provider
by Erik Schutz on 2019/09/21 06:21
I tried sling a little over a year ago and originally didn’t like it because they didn’t have the current sports package they do now. So glad I gave it a second chance I pay $130 less a month then what I was paying with direct tv and have access to game being aired across the country no black outs or bs like that. I had to pay and extra $20 buck a month to get unlimited wireless internet so I guess it really only saves me $110 a moth... haha I don’t pay extra for NFL red zone and have access to the largest archive of tv shows when I want to watch a rerun than any other app or service available. I have a HBO and Netflix subscription but recently realized I Don’t need Netflix and am over game of thrones so I’ll be canceling both after this month. I honestly couldn’t be happier.
Beware of the time stamp....
by Danniedoll Nichol on 2018/01/10 01:05
I signed up for a free trial, some of the shows played well some would cut off right in the middle of live tv and forget watching “on demand items” you aren’t even able to fast forward without it kicking you off or freezing. And you better make sure you cancel tour free trial at the precise time that it says to cancel or else it will charge you at hat very moment. I cancelled my account 10 minutes too late and while scrambling to figure out who to contact and cancel the chat room representative tells me that she couldn’t couldn’t refund my services because I was presently in streaming mood. 🤔 that makes zero sense. Not an hour later 10 minutes later! And because I was presently streaming something she told me she couldn't cancel it. I figured they would just stop the service right at that second and cut it off the tv...that’s what a cable company would do. That to me made no sense. And for that I would give them a 0 In customer service. They say beware the fine print, in this case beware the time stamp!
Heads up Sling has got to do better.
by BrookylnnSkyy on 2020/01/08 11:08
There is some glitches on this app the channels where you can watch things on demand like a series would say season 2 with 8 episodes only to click on it and it not be that. Not the first time it has happened. Then on live tv it will say one thing is on only for it to be something else other than what it is. This app takes 30 bucks off my debit card monthly why should I as a customer have these issues? Yea it’s a lot cheaper than cable but if I did decide to switch to cable tv I wouldn’t have this issue. Also another thing I been having this app now for over 6 months update the on demand options. The same thing is on their from when I first got this app. Do the creator of sling even watch sling to know that these issues are there?
Worst customer service ever!
by MetallicatCFH on 2018/08/29 01:56
I do not have a problem with the product itself, it is a decent product. But after being sold devices that I did not need this is when things went terribly wrong! Over a 3 day period, at least 10 phone calls, and several hours of my time I continually explained that I was sold devices I didn’t need and could not perform the functions I was told they could. I was repeatedly given the same stock answers has if everyone there was reading from the same script, operators and supervisors alike. There was nothing anyone there could do, there was no customer satisfaction to be had. And if I really wanted to I could send the equipment back at my own cost! They made no attempt to make the situation right or even offer to take a single penny off the bill. Just kept saying there was nothing they could do and that there was nobody in the company who could even give a return. I highly doubt that! These people have no respect for their customers and will out right lie in your face! Buyer beware!
FREE TRIALS DO NOT EXIST
by April Conrady on 2020/07/22 17:31
I went to the Sling website to try a free trial to see if the quality and quantity of channels they offered. That is when I noticed the lowest subscription was $30 a month. I couldn’t afford that, but went ahead with a free 3 day trial anyways. After two hours I cancelled it to ensure I didn’t forget to cancel and get charged later. Well $60 was taking out of my account two days later. I called Sling and they told me I started a two month membership with a free AirTv Mini. I DID NOT! And there wasn’t even a confirmation email from Sling when I signed up. But I did get a cancellation confirmation. So basically they just let you sign up and don’t even confirm via email that you have signed up, and then tell you that you signed up for something you didn’t. I think I would have realized I was signing up for a membership that is going to ship something to my house. I put in a billing address for my card, but not a shipping address. Worst service and customer service ever. I will happily pay for 3 different streaming apps before I get Sling.
Good but tv app trash
by SammyyMV on 2019/03/13 01:05
I like sling - although the apple app is great the tv one is trash . We downloaded the sling app for our Samsung curve 65” . If watching live tv it’s fine but watching previous season of a show it constantly stops and blacks out, then returns, it restarts, it black outs and freezes blacked out, etc . It also is slow when receiving remote control signals . Like I click down down and it’s stuck at the top . It takes a few tries to pause a show also . I thought it was the reponte and went to a different app - perfectly fine . I don’t know if it’s does the same rn for recoded shows but for previous on demand shows it’s trash . So frustrating . Please fix it . We’re paying $54/m the same for cable - an cable doesn’t cause these issues . So please fix otherwise you’ve lost out services and I’ll make sure family and friends are aware of these issues and recommend they stay away from sling . Thank you.
Terrible
by WantsToWatchSports on 2018/01/13 18:27
This service is terrible. It's saving grace is that it's the only major streaming service I've found that doesn't have ESPN and thus is affordable (I don't need ESPN). If you're looking for a package with ESPN, there is absolutely no reason you should be using sling TV. IF you can get the app to load a program you're trying to watch, it very often will not load it to a Chromecast. Just a spinning orange loading screen. It's impossible to watch a program on demand as the app is guaranteed to crash at sometime in the program everytime. What make this worse is neither of the "resume watching" or fast forward function have ever worked, so your only option is to start the program over from the beginning. Incredibly frustrating. I had this app for several months but couldn't stand wasting my money anymore and cancelled as I couldn't believe that they'd done nothing to fix the multitude of problems that this thing has. Save yourself the frustration and go with literally any other streaming service.
A lot of glitches still, some improvements needed.
by Marco!!!! on 2020/12/24 17:37
Apple TV: After watching a channel for around a minute, the channel stops playing and it brings you back to the main menu. This happens about 75% of the time. [Update: it now happens more frequently than that] It’s really frustrating especially when you click on the channel and walk away to do some cooking and you have to stop to go back and click the button again. Also the scrubbing/rewind/fast forward controls are the most frustrating and erratic thing. You’ll be scrubbing slowly, then all of a sudden it moves over 10 minutes. iPhone app: When using Picture in Picture and you go back to the app to watch in full screen again, sometimes the video disappears entirely, forcing you to close the app and reopen just to be able to watch it again. Improvements wanted: I would like to be able to change the order in which my favorites show up. One of my favorite channels shows up at the very end of the list and I have to slide all the way over in order to click on it. Quicker access would be nice. Another improvement I would like to see is the ability to record from the beginning of the when you started watching . Say you’ve been watching the show since the beginning and you see that yellow bar indicating that you can rewind and you decide you want to hit record it only records from the point you hit the button, instead of when you started watching.
I was referred & Now I refer
by SamConKam on 2020/06/12 05:06
It goes off on me but I believe it’s my device NOT sling! The one thing I wish they had in their settings would be sleep mode, shut off after 2hrs of inactivity, 4hrs of inactivity or Never! Like the light/screen on your phone. That’s only a suggestion, not an issue! Personally, The biggest selling point for me was how affordable it was. Sadly, once they started becoming well known & used, They raised the price! Even for current & loyal customers which has swayed my feelings a bit! If not by much Depending on the company, area etc, Its still cheaper than most cable companies & it’s live as if it were cable. I was referred to sling & I used to refer & tell everyone about it. I haven’t referred it as much since they raised the price tho bc that’s what made it stand out, Basically the same as cable tv for a portion of the price...
I would give a ZERO if i could...
by COMBAT VETERAN - US ARMY on 2018/01/09 23:04
I tried the free trial and was very disappointed, it kept having to buffer and it froze alot. So I cancelled the free trial online and it showed that it had been cancelled. Then 3 months later i find out that it actually never cancelled and that they have been charging me $30 something dollars a month and i called customer service so i could get my money back and the represenative over the phone was very rude and had an attidude and kept saying they couldnt do anything about it. I asked to speak to a manager and the representative over the phone again says he cant do anything about it. So at this time i guess i got screwed out $90 dollars but im on here to tell everyone “DO NOT” get sling tv!!! You all should check out VADER STREAMS or NITRO TV. You get 1700 channels including all these channels that sling makes you pay extra for and only for $20 Check em out!!! Well i guess it is what it is and as long as at least 1 person doesnt get sling b/c of my review then thats worth my $90 dollars that they stole from me. Deuce!!! XD
WORST INTERNATIONAL INDIAN CHANNEL SERVICE
by IT SM on 2019/11/06 03:44
Whenever these Sling people do an update there is some flaw included with their patch, always their indian channels or any other games channels come hanging and the orange ring keeps turning and it gives an error message of 4-310 or 4-410 when we tried to reach their customer service all they give are lame and dumb excuses as restart your app or delete app and re install it, I have told them I work in IT security and I know how all you guys work and what they come up is we will let our engineering department know and they will try and fix the issue on 1-2 weeks time or it may take more, am like you must me joking with me and she said no mam., she sure doesn’t know what the hell she is talking about., Sling you either close your service or fix and dam bugs right away and let our parents watch indian TV channels and news with no issue., this is absurd, train your people fully and fix the issue 1-2 week to fix and issue? Cut the crap I will tell all my friend not to have Sick Sling no more
All the channels I want, nearly impossible to watch.
by chazamonkey on 2020/08/29 23:30
We have had Sling for over a year, and while I love all the available channels and being able to stay current on my fave shows in-season, the app is so glitchy and it’s nearly impossible to watch a show from beginning to end without some kind of issue. It usually takes an hour and a half minimum to watch a 45 minute program. Crashes after the exorbitant number of commercial breaks, forces you to rewatch the same block of commercials after a crash, blips back to the beginning of programs after the last or next-to-last commercial breaks. These are just a few of the issues we’ve faced with the app. It’s the only way I have to watch certain shows I like to keep up with, so we keep our subscription, but it’s been a lot of hassle. Really not worth what we pay for it. Had I known it was this bad going in, we’d not have subscribed in the first place.
The idea is great and the service is affordable - but not always usable.
by Tmareee on 2017/11/12 03:43
We signed up a couple months ago and would use it with our Apple hdmi hook-up on the tv and it worked pretty well. No error messages at that time - it would, however, take a long time to start a channel and sometimes i would have to shut the app off, and restart several times before it would start up. My iPhone 8 auto-updated the app and now I get the ‘screen-mirroring’ message which makes the app unusable for me. Very frustrating. I don’t like paying for a service that is so glitchy and now completely useless. If this ever gets fixed I will sign back up because I like having the hallmark channel for the Christmas movies but it looks like that won’t happen this year. I hope the technical issues get fixed. It’s really a great idea and a good value when it works!
Pretty Much What We Needed I guess
by JessieMetcalf on 2019/12/08 05:07
Update: Changed my rating after dealing with awful customer service rep. I noticed that all of my shows had two or three extra long commercial breaks and when the show would come back on, it was like I had missed several scenes. Turns out Sling was airing their own commercials after the live program has returned to the show. What? I’m paying for TV and missing a third of the show so Sling can make money from me and it’s own commercials? Nope. When I explained this to the representative they were incredibly rude and said they weren’t going to fix my issue but could tell me how to turn the app off and back on. Completely ridiculous. My family enjoys sling tv. We use it on our smart tv and our iPads. It does freeze occasionally, has a few blurry channels during high demand hours, and it often crashes a time or two at start up. However, despite that, it works for us since we don't want to spend a ridiculous amount of money on channels we don't care about. We love the selection of shows available to "watch now" and many of the channels are ones we would choose to buy if we could pick individuals. I do wish they had more 'add on' channels available, but that is probably a dish contract stipulation. Hopefully more will be added in the future. I only gave it four stars because they could do even more to make the channel set individualized.
Great service, get another device
by rossbballin on 2017/11/04 06:13
Sling TV in itself is a good cable alternative because you get what you want for the price you want to pay. I have had hardly any complaints about their service in itself. I pay $35 a month for all the sports I ever watch, which is just about unbeatable. However, the connection using the app is abysmal. The first couple months I streamed everything through my google chromecast but then it started glitching out after about 2 months. It was unwatchable and Sling’s average customer service reps had no good solutions for me. The right answer after discovering I was not the only one having this issue is that sling does not stream well using that type of device. I bought a Roku stick and the difference in performance as well as picture is night and day. So that’s why I say this app in itself is below average at best but when utilizing the proper platform, sling is an affordable service very much worth considering.
Very poor service
by Durjay on 2018/02/10 13:44
I am a subscriber of sports channels in Sling and very sorry to inform that, the pathetic service that Sling is providing will soon make me to run away from it. Their Bot support is a smoke scree, one of the worst bots may be prepared during medieval time . Tried to reach out to them and they have a timing for that as well. I waited too call them for the next day(my match was gone) They don’t pick the call. There was no other way for me to reach out other than writing this review. I wanted to switch streaming on my phone to my tv, after that it is complaining it can’t play as it exhausted the max connection. If that is the case Why on earth I cannot have control to shut connection that’s part of my home WiFi router or that belongs to my account ? Is it such a big deal ? To resolve this why on earth I have to face your sub standard Bots Or in fact your service that I am experiencing ? I am shocked to see the rating of this app 4.4 out of 5 average. Is it the Bot effect ?
Regarding My Satisfaction with SLING TV,,,
by COOL G-ma on 2018/02/05 22:45
I really like Sling TV, but I am unable to acquire the basic TV Channels of ABC NBC CBS CNN FOXNEWS, etc. But, I was wrong. This Sling TV app, was suggested to me from an employee at Best Buy’s Electronics Dept., & that I would be satisfied with this app. Well, I can get channels that I always enjoyed on cable TV, prior to my moving, but those channels were ALL of the Hallmark Channels, HGTV, DIY, Food Network, and others that I enjoy. But I am unable to acquire the major networks, and FOXNEWS Channel. Once I get to my sister’s, until I actually find where I will eventually relocate.....she has no televisions in her home. Therefore, the service of this SLING TV, will not really meet my needs. I may very possibly be searching for another TV APP, hat will provide me with more of what my needs really are. Otherwise, the channels that are on SLING TV, are OK....but not sufficient for all that I’m needing.
Atrocious for Nhl hockey. HATE IT
by Scampbell18 on 2019/04/21 21:13
SLING! PLEASE READ I CANT TAKE IT ANYMORE I upgraded to blue plan plus news and sports add ons so I could get all of the NHL playoffs. Two days into playoffs and I’m completely regretting not going with directTV or something else. The games have been going blacked out before they end, the streaming keeps tearing, and the app on my appleTV has been locking up and freezing my whole AppleTV. I can’t get any customer service on the phone because they only allow for online chat, I spent a half hour waiting for them and then another half hour chatting through the issues. I hope someone at the company reads these so they can fix these bugs so I can watch the games and see the last two minutes and overtimes. Hugely disappointed and I never write reviews, I’m just hoping they are reading this and can get their programmers on the issues. UPDATE: I HATE this app!!! It’s infuriating!! The games keep going black minutes before the game is over!!!!! FIX IT!!!
Rude customer service -1 star
by bandapalli on 2018/06/13 15:39
They have some loopholes in their policy. Better read it completely, understand it thoroughly. Do not trust like any other normal subscription company. I took it 4 days back and called them 2 days ago and mentioned that I was particularly looking for a program and it wasn’t coming and they said that they are working with them and they don’t know the ETA to resolve it. And two days later I called them to check on it they mentioned they are not providing that program and rudely answered that big boss is not only the show you are getting on MAA tv you can watch any other show which we are providing. When I requested for cancellation and mentioned that I can pay for 4 days they said we can cancel after an year. The point was is if they are particular about their policy, they should be particular about customer satisfaction too. There is no mentions on their web site regarding unavailable shows when i signup.
It keeps crashing.
by Don31476 on 2019/11/08 03:31
This app used to be great, but ever since iOS 13 it is glitchy and crash-prone garbage. Across the board, on all my devices, this app will not work for longer than 10 minutes before something happens. Do you like watching television with audio? If so, don’t use this app because the sound drops out every third word. Do you enjoy not having the news freeze? Well, you’re not in luck here. The news will freeze right when the information that you were waiting for begins. The upside though is that after the freeze, you get to restart the app 4-5 times and it will still not work. This is followed by restarting the device of your choosing to 2-3 times - still no luck. The cool thing is that you get to miss out on the information that you waited to here over and over. However, the silver lining is that it never seems to crash during commercials. If you like watching commercials on-the-go, then the Sling TV app is for you.
POOR CUSTOMER SURVICE, pray you don’t have a problem if you sign up.
by Pismw on 2018/11/28 04:16
so, let me start with Sling is a great “idea”, allows me to watch sports when I’m not tie to one tv. HOWEVER, it has happened to me multiple times that Sling wouldn’t start, or just wouldn’t let me click on ANY channels, saying it wasn’t available in my region (which is obviously not the reason, I was in the states, using regular WiFi) And when you contact the support (either on phone, or with chat), all they tell you to do is, restart your app, restart your website, delete your app and reinstall, restart you phone. Which, I tried all of it, and none of it helped. And then they’ll just say sorry, while your problem is unresolved, unexplained. It makes me feel like they don’t value their service nor their costumer. So yeah, I’m an upset paying customer. All I’m saying is you better hope your service never have problem, because when they do, you might not have a solution and just wasting money.
Worst Live TV I’ve ever experienced
by Geneva' on 2020/09/16 01:21
Don’t want to be mean but it really is the worst. I am so poor but really want to listen to live news so I put up with it. I cannot count how many times I have had to shut it down, turn it on/ off, restart a show and have a show black out on screen or delete the app and reinstall. Lately it decides to shut down at the top of the hour or when a show might end, it just shuts off. Or it decides to replay the show I was already watching. It buffers constantly. Watching an on demand movie is ridiculous as it’s picture is so bad, if you want to pause it can’t because it can’t remember that it’s playing a movie. Honestly there’s more but not worth the explanation. And it’s not me, I’ve tried all the suggested fixes as I am quite the researcher on these matters. Not my internet as my Prime shows come in completely clear with no buffering. We had a better picture in the 60s with rabbit ears.
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SLING is a streaming service with the best of live TV, both free and paid, streamed to you on any device. And with 200+ channels, SLING has something for everyone. It’s the live TV you love for half the cost of cable. Plus, watch over 85,000 movies & shows on demand. Programming Available From SLING TV: With free channels like ABC News Live and premium cable networks such as CNN and FOX News, Sling keeps you informed while you stay safe inside. Entertainment networks like Lifetime, TLC, and HGTV mean SLING TV has something for everyone. NEWS | Stay up-to-date and informed with plenty of news channels like CNN, FOX News, and Bloomberg. ENTERTAINMENT | Stay in & SLING in with entertainment for the whole family. Sign up and get Freeform, A&E, Investigation Discovery, TBS and TNT. LIFESTYLE | With SLING TV, you can get your DIY fix with HGTV and satisfy your cravings for new recipes on Food Network. Plus, we have plenty of other lifestyle channels like TLC, Hallmark and Discovery. KIDS’ SHOWS | Keep the kids happy and the Saturday morning cartoon tradition rolling with Disney and Cartoon Network. SPORTS | Catch the latest news, analysis and feature films of your favorite sports on ESPN, ESPN2, TNT, and a whole lot more. INTERNATIONAL | SLING TV is one of the best international streaming services in the U.S., offering programs in 22 languages including Spanish, Hindi & Arabic. So what’s the hold up? Download the app today and start SLINGing. Please note: This app features Nielsen’s proprietary measurement software that will allow you to contribute to market research, like Nielsen’s TV Ratings. Please see www.nielsen.com/digitalprivacy for more information.
Great variety
by Jcb34thr on 2021/01/17 00:47
Love the options and variety. I only wish there were at least 2 screens for Sling Orange. Having one screen is just silly. I do sorta miss local channels, but it’s okay if they leave the prices low. I can get locals other ways. If they ever can get locals, I hope they continue to keep options and make that also an option!!
Please Support Airplay or Screen Mirroring!!!
by Mrd1zzle on 2021/01/16 20:42
Cant watch Sling on my Vizio SmartTv since you don’t provide an app for Vizio TVs. If you aren’t going to provide an app for Vizio, please support Airplay or at the very least support screen mirroring of in this app! Incredibly frustrating that I am not even allowed to screen mirror this app.
Amazing
by Brandon Kravec on 2021/01/16 20:32
The Most Amazing Streaming App Yet! The best price wise, Quality channels from wherever your at! Highly Recommended!!!
Shady
by username673920 on 2021/01/16 19:11
Only after I signed up and gave them my credit card did the wording get clear that I was not getting what it said it would give me. Thanks for reeling me in on showing me certain channels I would get and then later to say it’s outside of my region. What a joke.
Too slow
by Akak71 on 2021/01/16 16:34
This app is too slow even on the latest ios (iphone 11) - too slow to load - too slow to switch between channels - hangs frequently - casting is not reliable Just a pain in the neck compared to Prime/Netflix/Hulu in these areas.
Pasan partidos repetidos y no en vivo
by chove007 on 2021/01/15 03:44
Ahora jugaba el real Madrid y pasaron una repetición
Sling is OK
by coyStuff on 2021/01/15 00:00
I believe it can be better. Although, I have Sling blue the HD is not as good. I have AppleTV box on a 4K TCL 50” and HD video looks great when observing with Sling. Sling HD is better with the wait time than my no-AppleTV box DTV. If you use Sling Blue with just a low end Smartv you will not enjoy it as will. I have the Q50R 32 inch. I do have a problem with search layout. There’s preference to have Fox channels always at start under Guide menu even though it’s not picked as Favored. On my non-AppleTV Smartv it is a strain to search for current / live video news channels sometimes. Sling gets stuck on the old video news dates.
Scam
by What#the%#!* on 2021/01/14 23:36
Fraudulent company now they are switching all channels to Tv + which requires you to pay more money for a newer version of channel they made up. Fraudulent scam this company should be sued in court of law Period for Fraud!
Simply the Best
by RoThePowerhouse on 2021/01/14 23:32
I love you
Worst streaming service ever.
by xcros86 on 2021/01/14 23:22
Shows and movies cut off all the time !!! Awful and annoying!!! Very frustrating!!😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡
I’m a slinger. I got rid of my cable box and just sling all day. Thank you Sling
by Bobo902 on 2021/01/14 22:47
Because of Sling TV, I don’t have cable or Dish TV. I only get WiFi and I watch Sling! Who needs more ??? It’s a great all around tv alternative. Price is fair as long they don’t raise it. We need a concert channel where you can watch bands in concert 24/7 and sports. Thanks sling for brining me over to the dark side.
Ads are now ridiculously long
by paid sub on 2021/01/14 21:56
Had their service for years and now if you want to watch non live channels/videos their commercials are 3 times longer smh
Best bang for the buck!
by PiNkfre@k on 2021/01/14 16:37
No complaints.
Cannot live without it
by ricombie on 2021/01/14 03:10
I am so addicted to sling tv it’s crazy lol
Awful
by Jeri in PA on 2021/01/14 00:36
SlingTV is crap. Buffers, or just stops in the middle of a segment and an ad picks up and when we return to the programming, it is often the 10 minutes prior to when the interruption occurred. Sometimes the next show has been on for ten minutes before we get to it. It’s not my internet. That’s been checked and double checked. I’ve spent plenty of time with their customer support, too. Don’t waste your money. I’d give it zero stars if that was an option.
la mejor
by Sansalvador15 on 2021/01/14 00:05
Muy buena aplicación la mejor de todas
Support. ???????
by forget thiss crapp on 2021/01/13 23:14
So far No good support ???
Sling Approval
by Fullback Greg on 2021/01/13 12:18
We cancelled our cable we like the App so much. All Good!!!
Commercials are way too long
by Fireman9170 on 2021/01/13 00:26
For a paid streaming subscription service there are way too many commercials. I just got a new fire stick and the commercials are now longer and more of them. Each set of commercials has a timer running at the top and it is set at 5:00. The selection of channels is good, but I’m considering another option based on the commercials
Love it
by CatWoman Austin on 2021/01/12 22:33
I cancelled my DirecTV service, and cable before that. I love Sling. I have tons of content for $50 per month and a cloud-based DVR. Works great on AppleTV and Roku. There is a great selection of programming. I can’t imagine going back to cable or satellite. Make sure you have an unlimited internet package if you watch a lot of tv.
Solid meh
by Dissapointed in the Valley on 2021/01/12 21:32
The lineup is fine. The app is awful and makes cycling through shows you recorded very hard. It’s cheap so I guess you get what you pay for but worth it spring for another streaming service that actually has their stuff together.
Best life stream service
by tdortiz1992 on 2021/01/11 20:27
Just more Local sports
Sling rocks
by shirderrick on 2021/01/11 17:22
SLING IS ONE OF THE BEST!!!! My family and I enjoys Sling😍
Good app
by PascaleLaLa on 2021/01/11 14:55
Very easy to use and navigate! I believe that it is worth the money I am paying for it. However, I think that they should make their movie section free. Other than that, it’s pretty good!
Buffers randomly & unable to cast to another device
by Missy Nelly on 2021/01/11 05:59
The app constantly buffers - it’s not my wireless connecting - we’ve ruled that out! Times out every time we try to cast & when asked to provide feedback, it doesn’t accept the negative review.
2 screens
by chicago rel on 2021/01/11 04:15
Sling would be SOOOOOOOO much better if I could watch let’s say ESPN on 2 screens at a time. I personally have the highest package you offer, yet I can only watch espn on “1” screen at a time that’s horrible. You should be able to watch on two screens simultaneously at the least. PLEASE “FIX” THIS
Great app
by hdidgishd on 2021/01/11 04:01
Love the app, my only source of TV which is perfect and great priced. The ONLY reason why I put it at 3 stars. It once a week I get a message to put a review even if I’ve reviewed it before or not.
Terrible
by hYdroLucAs on 2021/01/11 03:02
This is a real review, not one that the company paid someone to write. You pay $45 for this app, and it might be good for normal live programming, but we mostly watch past aired shows. For that purpose, it is awful. If you don’t reload the app and use a specific sequence of clicks, this thing will put you on some random episode of either the latest season or some random season. Sometimes when we try to resume the last episode we were watching, it’ll play the last episode of the season. Then, if your phone is closed while you’re chromecasting, and a commercial break comes on, it’ll start playing the next episode after the commercial break. And you can’t just go to the title menu with all the episodes from the start of the app. You have to either resume the latest episode, which is a crap shoot as to wether that will actually work, or you have to go to the search menu and type in the name of the thing you want to watch. Aaaaaaaand as I’m sitting here writing this while watching Flea Market Flip with my beloved wife, we are trying to use the 30s forward button, but it’s grayed out, and won’t let us skip forward past the commercials. There are many more annoying things about Sling, but I don’t feel like writing a book right now. If you’re going to advertise that you can watch anything on the app, I don’t feel they’re giving people what they’re paying for. But hey, people are dumb, and if you don’t mind watching commercials, having bugs galore, and having the program you’re watching changed by a random loading screen, sure go ahead and pay money for it. It just proves your IQ, while these lazy creators laugh all the way to the bank.
Great service - buggy software
by Symmetric on 2021/01/11 02:22
I use sling on Apple TV - not sure how to review there. The service is great, but the app is *so* frustrating. Fast forward / rewind is borderline unusable the way it randomly jumps minutes instead of 10 seconds. The my channels listing also hangs and jumps randomly, but that’s not nearly as annoying. Another app would get 1-2 stars with these bugs! But I still use in all the time!
Do not cast with my chromecast
by Pink4001 on 2021/01/11 01:48
Th app does not work with my chromecast device, it is says too many devices active and stop working, when I am only watching it in one device. Totally ashamed of this version of the app. Previous versions work much better than this one. If you do not know how to develop/upgrade an app do not touch it, because you are making people furious and angry.
By by overpriced cable!
by eb4545 on 2021/01/10 23:34
Thank you Sling T V!
Satisfied customer
by sheenmiller on 2021/01/10 20:07
I love Sling over any other streaming network
Good and bad
by Stevie Blacke on 2021/01/10 19:45
Why do companies think always updating is a good thing. First off their dvr leaves a LOT to be desired. When it works it’s ok but often it either just uses the online version of what you record which makes you watch commercials (no way of forwarding) or it is really glitchy. This new “watch party” thing is the stupidest gimmick ever. I wish there was a way to turn it off (maybe using YouTube tv or Amazon tv is the way). Especially frustrating when I go to record a game and it records the stupid watch party game. Then I have to listen to random idiots talk instead of the normal announcer idiots which was the case of the football playoff game I wanted to watch but didn’t because they crewed up my recording. Another downside of the dvr is don’t choose what channels you want to record. Say I want a show that airs on multiple channels (say modern family for instance). You can’t set the dvr to record just the fox airings, it will seek and record every channel showing it which is not what I would want. The channel choices are ok. Used to be more channels when I first joined. No way of getting Hbo sho thru them anymore. Also no cbs or abc unless you get the OtA option which is ok but not ideal. That’s my 2 cents for what it’s worth.
Great App
by iBD10 on 2021/01/10 17:41
We’ve enjoyed Sling TV and the it’s saved us a lot of money each month. I like that you are able to select which channels you want to pay for. Before Sling TV we had Hulu. We decided to switch to Sling TV for two reasons. One was the price increase of Hulu by $10.00 in December. The second was that the Hulu app didn’t allow picture in picture on iPhones. When iOS 14 first came out I was able to watch news and sports while sending texts, checking email etc. After a few days when they updated the app they disabled that that function. I’m really happy that Sling TV allows picture in picture. It’s one of my favorite features of the app.
Channels
by kb89502020 on 2021/01/10 13:41
All channels for 40 bucks
Great Service
by crazy- town on 2021/01/10 03:07
Best thing since sliced bread!
Suggestion
by Mubarakaly on 2021/01/10 03:04
It’s a good app only if you can get some of more popular challan of Hindi then our app will become 5 star.
Not great
by applecrapola on 2021/01/10 02:45
My channels show up twice and it’s a pain to scroll up and back down through the same channels to get where you want, instead of just being able to enter a number corresponding to channel... tried reaching chat support they were no help. Even though they were supposed to be a way to turn it off it hasn’t done anything
DVR is horrible
by Gatorfan2042 on 2021/01/10 02:30
Horrible for recording ever constantly kicks me out of a recorded show.
Last version hangs every few minutes
by DgOnAS on 2021/01/10 00:52
After the latest update CNN keep stopping and restarting, it look like a buffering problem. There is no excuse for this on a fiber connection in excess of 100Mbps and plenty of available memory. In general for such a well established company the user interface is still very clunky, streaming stops randomly and crashes are too frequent.
Love Sling
by zelda444 on 2021/01/09 17:21
Love not having all the unwanted channels!
Worst streaming - 5 y+ exp
by dont watch sling on 2021/01/09 08:41
Big boss is your culprit
Bleh
by bydsgnkoi on 2021/01/09 07:09
Not worth the money, whoever developed this app needs to do better. The app lags like no other and has numerous issues when trying to AirPlay or chrome cast, it’ll skip through the episode or freeze or start playing ads randomly when trying to cast.
I give up...
by Ack lady on 2021/01/09 02:56
Can’t sign in, says my email doesn’t exist...see ya, not the only game in town....
Beware of being ripped off.
by LockPav on 2021/01/08 18:17
Sound like a deal when you’re first signing up. Then they hit you with tight-fisted we can’t refund you on anything. Customer service blows, they can’t answer any questions and worst part is that they don’t give specific direction on what devices allow you to also watch your local channels. Sling is a sham that’ll give you a run-around for your time.
Wow!
by LouiseTemple on 2021/01/08 16:25
I love being able to access shows on the Sling app and I appreciate the way the channels are organized. Very easy to use!
JJ Tex
by easttx jj on 2021/01/08 15:12
I have saved the moment I switched from my cable provider and I can customize slingtv to my preferences for half the price of cable also it's more reliable that fiber optic cable and have not had any issues with sling since I switched in 12 months
Sometimes Sling is Spotty
by Kmac 56 on 2021/01/08 01:34
So
No better way to subscribe to CNBC
by BayAreaLover on 2021/01/07 23:42
There is no better way to subscribe to CNBC to be able to record and watch any show, any time than Sling. The platform is stable and works great for the past several years!
Like Sling TV
by Energy Pulling on 2021/01/07 20:57
Enjoying!
Super Cost Effective compared to Cable
by COOLSHADES4ME on 2021/01/07 20:17
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It’s 2021, develop a quality user experience please!
by Jay_Pod on 2021/01/07 20:01
I’ve bee in the software industry since 1995 and understand a thing or two about the space. In other words, I’m critical. The UI and thus user experience, flat out blows in the Sling environment. iOS apps have a quality stream but the Sling app on my 2020 (Q90T) tv is just plain unwatchable. Furthermore, navigation is complete crap. So incredibly dissatisfied. Whoever is in charge of user experience needs a review.
Why No CSPAN?
by SF Lupa on 2021/01/07 06:57
Sling TV is way better than it was a couple years ago and even better than it was 3 months ago. That said, there’s a few things that need improvement. I don’t like that you have to pay to store more than 5 hrs of shows or whatever. Also channels occasionally disappear and the ones that get added I usually could care less about. But why no CSPAN? Or PBS? Limited local channels are also a drag but at the moment, CSPAN tops my wishlist.
ESPN - 1 Stream - Deal Killer
by Wendym1976 on 2021/01/07 03:53
I took advantage of the 3 day free trial. The app works very well and the picture quality is very good. I thought the UI was very easy to use and overall I really enjoyed Sling TV. I’m giving 4 stars since Sling Orange only allows 1 stream at a time. Essentially if my son wanted to watch a game on ESPN and I wanted to watch a HGTV we could not watch TV at the same time. Even if I upgraded to Sling Orange and Blue we could still only watch ESPN on 1 TV. This restriction unfortunately is a deal killer for me. All of the other competitors allow 2 to 3 simultaneous streams.
It’s ok.
by JDE1977 on 2021/01/07 02:59
Sling is a good value for what you get. I wish they offered a few more options but it’s ok.
NHL Network
by Johnclaw on 2021/01/07 00:25
This network was remove awhile back, will it be available soon?
sling is the best
by 2),63'sgsjw on 2021/01/07 00:17
better then cable ! why pay 200 a month and be on contract when you can pay less then 35 a month with all popular tv channels and even have spanish channels!
SLING CRASHES AS CAPITAL ASSAULTED
by qh87 on 2021/01/07 00:06
Updated Sling just crashed in the middle of watching coverage of the insurrection that took place at the US Capital today. EPIC F’ing FAIL!!!! Original Review Live TV recording is Meh I live in SoCal and frequently watch the Today show on NBC4, one of only two local channels Sling offers without an antenna (which don’t work in concrete and steel buildings, btw). On Monday January 4th, 2021 I recorded the Today show using Sling’s TV recording feature and observed that the local station breaks were not that of the local SoCal station but were coming from New Haven, CT. Then this morning, I again recorded the Today show and instead of the local station breaks coming from SoCal, or New Haven, CT... this morning they are coming from NBC6 in Miami. Living in SoCal, and watching the local NBC station on the live broadcast I am baffled, and not amused, as to why when I record the local broadcast I can’t get the local tv station breaks. Positives: It’s nice getting the east coast feed on the west coast for evening programming from the national networks like TBS and FX. Neutrals: $50 to bundle blue and orange but the only thing orange offers that’s not in blue is ESPN. So you pay $25/mo. for ESPN. It’s cheaper on Dis+ Negatives: It is disappointing that the programming you expect from the local broadcast station is not available. Also, there is zero in the way of the free movies, that my previous wired tv provider offered with their service. The recording feature records your show. That’s it. But using an appleTV in my case, there is no way to rewind/ffwd at 1.5speed to skim a program or play in slowmo to slow down that awesome play. Play and pause is all you get and there is no accuracy when looking for the start of a scene in a show. Most of this is most probably due to the limitations in functionality that apple is pushing in the works. Form is def. winning over function in Cupertino. In conclusion, Sling will do most of what you want and it’s fine if you don’t know what you are missing. It fails when trying to replace cable completely.
Missing channels
by Smurphh585 on 2021/01/06 23:51
I am missing channels and things I could normally watch on demand on the fire stick sling app fine. The apple version definitely isn’t updated properly. I’m about to have to buy another fire stick just for sling in my bedroom because the Apple TV version is so limited and it isn’t cutting it.
Great feature
by ChickenKat on 2021/01/06 15:05
This has really saved me in replacing cable tv but the app can be slow at times. I won’t be going back to regular tv again
Sling
by bobbystover82 on 2021/01/06 15:02
Good price!
Not so good company
by only bussiness on 2021/01/06 02:56
Now they have commercials every 5 min and they block the fast forward ,I have to wait for almost 2 min of forced commercials 2 or 3 years ago I could fast forward not any more
No “Last” Button
by kcwallace on 2021/01/05 17:30
I use Sling as my primary Live TV source primarily through AppleTV, but also use the iOS app. I like it in general, but the lack of a Last Channel button is very frustrating. I know I’m not alone when I desire to flip between two to three channels. Every old cable box allowed it. Please add this functionality, especially for the AppleTV app.
Spectrum Who???
by Rosie Raul on 2021/01/05 17:27
I don’t understand how there are still people who are throwing away their money on Spectrum cable. What a waste of money. Love Sling best decision ever.
Good but needs work
by dpoulson on 2021/01/05 17:11
Love the content but there are a lot of problems with cutting out and not being available very long. Some won’t load...
Keep on Crashing, too many freezes and reboot.
by man1pon on 2021/01/05 02:49
Can’t enjoy the show :(
Needs a lot of work
by eb1222 on 2021/01/05 00:55
I’ve had Hulu and YouTube TV and for the most part, those two are much more polished. The user experience with Slimg is annoying, it needs to be more enjoyable. Sling needs improving and they’re kinda obvious like having a “live” button so you can press it and assure yourself that you’re actually watching a game or show live. You never know if you’re live unless you log off the app and back in. The interface needs improving. It’s sloppy and all over the place. Make it neater, easier to navigate and limit the unnecessary menus. Lastly, there’s no reason why it needs to load and jerk the page around when opening the app. Incredibly annoying. You guys should be doing updates every 1-2 weeks. Doesn’t anyone at Sling test the app and actually use it so you could see the glaring needs? Since signing up, I’ve seen only one update and that’s enough considering how many improvements are needed. Improve.
Draining battery in no time
by Denyur on 2021/01/05 00:16
iPad gets all hot and the battery charge is all gone in 2 hours of watching. Never happens on Netflix, Peacock, AppleTV.
No refunds
by TLI79 on 2021/01/05 00:05
I ordered playing specifically to watch a couple sporting events, but the app did not work properly and I miss the sporting events. Their policy is no refunds which I think is ridiculous I had it for one day.
The best
by bechbotllc on 2021/01/04 13:23
Only the best
Not worth it
by hfsr007 on 2021/01/04 05:45
Too much ads, piece a sh***
App and Customer Service are Abysmal
by Ajcharugundla on 2021/01/04 00:51
Decided to try Sling TV service and signed up for the prepay AirTV offer. First off, the Sling app and service are terrible. Second, it was impossible to get a hold of someone through customer service. AirTV was impossible to set up and continuously failed to connect to WiFi. Don’t bother wasting your money on this trash service.
Stay away if you watch sports
by Jkay47 on 2021/01/03 21:27
Stops loading in middle of games happens way too often. After you exit the app you won’t be able to find the game you were watching before so basically makes the whole point of sling pointless.
Not the best
by tugga87 on 2021/01/03 18:26
Sling is Always buffering which makes it hard to watch Live tv or on demand! I have Hulu, Amazon prime, and other apps that are free and I never have any issues. Sling should lower the price or at least add more channels to compensate for these issues.
What I’m looking for!
by Successful_Mentor on 2021/01/03 15:48
With my work schedule, I refuse to pay for outrageous prices and senseless packages to watch a little tv. This is the perfect fit!
Glitchy app difficult to navigate and doesn’t play continues episodes
by Darkiole on 2021/01/03 00:04
The
Beware they take out channels on you all the time
by qzarb on 2021/01/02 20:37
Super sketchy service, you sign up for one package and prepay and they take out the channels you wanted to watch and you are stuck paying for the full year. Don’t get excited with what you paid for
Slow and confusing app- casting issues
by Kanthsri on 2021/01/02 06:24
Loads slow, confusing menus. Need to know name of the movie/series to watch, tough to find on the home page or menu items. Won’t cast many web series on to TV without any warning! Doesn’t remember where you paused watching, to continue.
Bad quality design
by tudoemcima on 2021/01/02 04:20
Lost signal most the time. Have to closed app and open again.
Sling DVR
by $&@41970 on 2021/01/02 00:48
I have a 1TB Sling DVR that only can record OTA programming! How stupid when I only have 10 hrs. of Cloud DVR. I should be able to combine the two DVRs. But for some stupid reason you can’t! What a waste since I don’t watch all that much OTA programming. I wasted my money!!!
Worst App
by ahsjeidjje on 2021/01/01 20:18
You get what you pay for. I am disappointed. Buggy app is not able to play anything on chromcast. Why can’t it work seamlessly like Netflix or Yourube with chromcast?
Dump cable
by Petunia's owner on 2021/01/01 16:00
Sling is the only way to go
New more choices in 2021
by Zipmtrak on 2021/01/01 15:15
As client and member give us more choices to pick up special channels we wish and add it to our package. Let me know if you agree.
$$$ $aver
by MrJaysun on 2020/12/31 20:43
Love Sling. Cut the cord and still able to watch my favorite programs at a fraction of the price.
Getting worse
by no one in oaticular on 2020/12/31 00:58
I have had Sling for a couple of years on the Apple TV. It is now getting worse. First I have to wait 2-3 minutes to load. Then when I click on what I want to watch I get the somethings wrong check back later for a few minutes. Then when it comes on it crashes. This is every time I try to use it. Then the orange circle spins the whole time I am trying to watch. Please fix these bugs because it is getting difficult for me to use this service.
Drop the Big Name Cable
by yup, i said it on 2020/12/30 15:55
Best decision I have made.
Not Ready for Prime Time
by +8+ on 2020/12/30 13:26
The DVR is virtually useless. It records the same program twice for no reason. Trying to move to another part of the program works about 10% of the time. Often the recording can’t be accessed at all. When watching live it will unexpectedly just “pop” out of the program. It is nowhere near as stable as AT&T “Watch TV” that comes free with my phone plan. It has the look and feel of a beta version that they are charging $30 a month for. Save your money!
The best
by Dr.Javier B. Rais on 2020/12/29 14:53
I Yo tengo Sling desde hace un tiempo ya, el suficiente para decaer lo excelente y buenos que son. Me gustaría que transmitieran TUDN y TELEMUNDO DEPORTES, ellos transmiten La Bundesliga y la copa de campeones UEFA y, Euro liga. Además de ofrecer paquetes que incluyan DW Y TV MONDE)( precios más r rebajados) GRACIAS SLING DR. Javier Rais
Love my sling
by cocolover1968 on 2020/12/29 08:31
I love my sling .. I love my dvr it records the shows I dii ok not want to miss . Plz don’t raise your prices ..
Overcoming cellular data and Internet
by bujpooboo on 2020/12/29 02:57
Some programs just will not boot up at all Internet coverage versus cellular data coverage two different standards programs need work I the concept is great but receiving what it has to offer fall short of expectation it’s my hope that there is room to grow and become a better service
2 years with sling
by AJA14716538172 on 2020/12/28 22:24
Occasional lag, works great once I got my internet speeds up. Works on multiple devices at once. No issues and cheaper than other streaming providers
My Local TV, Almost...
by hillemmanuel on 2020/12/28 14:00
If you are like me, I have terrible Live TV signals. I get two channels really well and the rest are a blackout. Sling fills in as my local TV with benefits. It is almost perfect, except it does not get some major networks like ABC and CBS or PBS. Bummer. But everything else is there. I don’t need a satellite dish like all the other houses in my neighborhood and I get my fill of NFL, BBC, CNN and FOX.
No way to cast to Apple TV.
by JoyD1979 on 2020/12/28 01:41
No way to cast to Apple TV. This is a big pain
Terrible Service when streaming Chanel’s as Being sports and TyC sports.
by please improved svce on 2020/12/27 23:35
Ready to cancel service!😞
STAY AWAY
by H6762 on 2020/12/27 20:29
Terribly glitchy app and TV programming. I kept getting signed up and charged for extra services and they could not refund or discount my account since it’s a prepay service. The new episode recording function never worked. Absolute garbage.
Scam compared to real cable
by NicknamesAreStupid,Apple on 2020/12/27 16:57
Sling customers are less than real cable customers because it doesn’t let you watch recording shows.
Paying for ads
by Sminsf on 2020/12/27 05:47
I don’t think you should have to watch so many repetitive ads if you pay for a service. Ads are for free tv- you pay with your time. I truly dislike sling. Also the ads are awful, sometimes from car dealers in Florida which is funny/terrible. Like the worst of the worst.
Constant Lag and Kicks Me Out
by Jaffa86 on 2020/12/27 03:52
Lots of buffering that really steal the joy of watching live sports. I get kicked out of Sling usually three to four times per game.
Worst application ever.
by get me one bi&@$ on 2020/12/27 03:46
Never knew such of bad application,to slow plus it’s very tricky and false advertising. I would not recommend it at all
Pretty much flawless
by JAVIEREXEQUIEL on 2017/12/12 04:29
So first of all I just don’t write reviews. But I just had to do it because the app deserves it. It’s really good. Second I was skeptical about the services they provide. I didn’t know much. But once I found out more and signed up for it, it’s what they advertise. It is tv a la carte. I signed up for the Spanish channels and I even get an Argentinian channel I can’t get anywhere else. When it comes the app, it is flawless. It simply never crashes. Regardless of what channel I watch it always comes up without any problems. Once you choose the channel, you have to option to watch the program that’s on form the start, to start it over, or to watch it live. Once you stop watching, you can always come back to the same spot. It saves your programs so you can come back later and pick right up where you left off. You can do that with countless shows. You can also watch from a different source. If I’m watching on my phone, and stop watching, I can watch from the iPad or the Apple TV app and watch it also without any problems. Tv quality is fantastic too. You also don’t have to sing on every single time. I haven’t to sing in or log in since I first logged in months ago. This service along with the apps in the different platforms are simply seamless. It’s really one of the best, if not the best I have on all platforms. It’s literally fantastic. 10/10.
VERY Happy
by Szana1951 on 2020/10/23 14:23
Oh my gosh ...when SlING first came out I wasn’t very happy, I told em an I canceled ...then sometime later they actually sent me an invite to give em a try again & I did an I was impressed😬...now I been back for a while, but didn’t realize I hadn’t updated my review/comment & I feel bad...cuz they have grown WONDERFUL, I have ZERO complaints! for an App they have a good TV an movie selection that changes & rotates, yes there r some commercials but I don’t mind ...SLING is not the big name cable company (thank god🙄), & if ya can afford THEM then more power to ya, I can’t, I love the History Channel an I can access w/ SLING that’s my big happy...also their viewing selection is a nice buffet it’s great for me also an included w/ price is “💯” hours of record time I LOVE IT the whole “30 buck” pkg is perfect for me, disabled, SSI, an all I have to view on is an IPad...it’s GREAT and even better I HAVE NO COMPLAINTS😂 SO Thank You SLING PS I have Apple iPhone an iPad I have ZERO connection problems Apple has Sling app for iPad an that’s shared to my iPhone ..once in awhile the only problems I ever have has been w/ Cox WiFi that I been stuck having to use an that’s been once in awhile I tex em they fix it
Great potential, horrible results.
by Briannajoy248 on 2017/11/26 08:22
The concept of sling is great. An app that allows you to watch your favorite shows live and on demand, where ever and when ever, without all the equipment, hidden fees and insane contracts that regular cable a satellite providers are know for. It's a great concept, if sling was able to deliver. They don't though. There's still many channels that sling doesn't offer, like spike and TLC. They also don't offer the big channels like CBS,NBC, ABC, Fox, etc. The on demand shows rarely work, the app usually crashes. Often times it will crash in the middle or towards the end of a show, and the only way to ever see the end is to restart it from the beginning and pray you make it to the end before it crashes again. There are symbols that you'd assume were fast forward/rewind/pause buttons, but they don't do anything when you press them. Sometimes the pause button works, but the app crashes when you try to resume. So if the app crashes 5 minutes before the end of your show, you can either restart it from the beginning, or move on with your life and never see the ending. Take my advice, spend the extra money and go with a provider like dish or direct TV. Sling may be cheaper, but it's not worth $20-$40 a month considering it barely works. Spend the extra money of a different tv provider, at least their products and services function properly and you get all the channels you want and not just a few.
Zero customer service
by Pgsus on 2019/06/05 13:49
I had sling for a month and a half. The first two weeks it was great then it started being glitchy. One day it completely stopped functioning, the little thinking wheel just kept turning and nothing was happening. I tried everything I reset my device, my internet, rest my account downloaded the app three more times , etc etc. I called customer service they told me to do everything I’ve already done which was fine, then they tell me there must be an update on the app that they need to look into so they have to escalate the matter to the engineering department. I said ok sure thinking it will be fixed maybe later in the day or next day. I called again after 3 days still same answer. A week later I’m getting frustrated because there is no follow up on their end and the app still doesn’t work. I call to cancel and was hoping like any other professional and ethical company that cares about their customers and customer satisfaction they would compensate me but they said the couldn’t unfortunately but can remove any new charges to my account. I was appalled!!! How can you ask a customer to pay for a service that isn’t working? It wasn’t about the money it was more about the principle. Oh and that was me talking to the manager who apparently has no authority to do anything. Unprofessional and extremely disappointing!!! Will never use them ever again.
Cable my whole life, a great switch!
by Luuvsydd on 2020/07/04 20:24
I really love Sling. I hated cable because I didn’t get the shows I wanted without paying more money. I don’t want sports so I can select not having that package and costing more when basic cable packages usually included a majority sports. I love being able to have my reality tv shows for only $5 more a month. That’s well worth it when cable was $20+ for nearly not as many channels. I also like I can stop and start this subscription easier than cable. I’m in my 20s and have months where I’m barely at home or I’m at home constantly. Being able to start and stop without hassle is the best. I also like being able to watch all my shows in one place instead of jumping from app to app like cable companies often require. One thing I would like to see is a more refined search, kind of like categories on Netflix. The On Demand section, but with a little more defined categories that show ALL the available on demand movies or shows, not in the categories Sling creates.
Commercials follow you everywhere...
by Commercial-free guy on 2020/08/08 17:52
I like convenience of sling. I can run it on multiple devices simultaneously and it works great... well, when it does. However, the biggest annoyance I’m experiencing with constant advertising. It seems that 99% of the time, when I start live streaming, I’m getting 5 min. of commercials staring away. At first I thought it was just coincidental, but after using this service for several months, I can see a clear pattern. Also, commercials would continue popping up and you can’t even escape from them when watching archives. Today, I started CNN live and was presented with 3 min. of commercials right away, then there was a small 2 min. segment of CNN programming, and then it went back to commercials again. This is ridiculous. I’m sure sling people would dismiss it by saying that they are running the channel normally and commercials are being delivered as scheduled. But, my experience begs the difference. I’ll be probably canceling my service in the near future in favor of commercial-free services like Netflix. In the meantime, I’ll mute the sound and go do something else while commercials are being played. Those practices are very unfair, especially if you are a paying customer. At least, others would let you opt out of commercials for a bit extra money. Not sling.
This is beyond atrocious...
by illgmkeanedu on 2020/07/16 13:56
.Vue went away. Fubo is FUBAR (the one good thing about it being that I was finally able to make my own profile, then star channels in the order I want them in the guide.) I'd like to try Dish but like Sling, it appears to be missing a particular crucial channel, somehow. I mean, what year is this? It shouldn't be too much to ask to have ONE perfect service with every channel that isn't an intelligence-insulting ripoff. You'd have all the customers. That I can't create my own profile, login on the site, arrange a custom channel list in my desired order, and save it, is disgustingly prehistoric at this point. I've got a list of about 116 channels, of which none should be missing from a service; don't you want the widest, largest audience possible? (Note: I cut out all the boring news, sports, etc. I should be able to choose the ones I want.) Also? You should be able to watch while scrolling. The guide boxes should include as much text (episode titles, descriptions, etc.) as reasonably possible. It's probably best to see a highlighted channel's program info at the top of the screen so that only one click is needed to select it. I guess it'd just be a miracle for the free over-the-air channels (with the vastly superior guide) to be able to be added in with the rest instead of having to be separate.
WORST SERVICE EVER
by Dutchgirlmel on 2019/01/14 05:08
Your on demand programs crash and won’t cast to the TV, and in spite of several attempts via customer service to escalate the matter to get them resolved, after nearly a month, nothing has been resolved - even with proper error codes provided. To make matters worse, your customer service department says that you don’t credit back for the services you have failed to provide. This is INCREDIBLY unethical when a customer signs up in good faith to get a service and the provider fails to correct a problem, then adds insult to injury by saying they can’t credit back anything! The worst part of all is that I paid for your service unawares for 3 YEARS and never once used it until I researched charges on my bank account, and in good faith decided to try it out anyways - without complaint - and even upgraded the service to add STARZ and it doesn’t even stream on-demand without error codes and crashes (I never have gotten to watch a single on-demand show to it’s end). On-demand is the only reason I want this service to begin with, and your company simply can’t provide it- as is evidenced by bad review after bad review on Apple’s App Store! Your so-called customer service reps keep saying “sorry, but there are no refunds” and nothing ever gets fixed. What kind of business are you running there? This is outrageous!
So disappointed
by Bella serenity on 2020/05/11 02:34
To say I’m disappointed is an understatement, especially after paying for a subscription!! There were shows that I wanted to watch that I was able to through other apps, but not all episodes...so I thought ok, based off of other reviews and other family/friends experiences, what the heck....the APP STINKS!!! or the subscription, I don’t know! The amount of times that I spend, shutting down, all apps, my phone, the TV, etc (and yes, not that it matters but, I do have a new iPhone 11Pro Max...) it connects MAYBE 25% of the time and even then it doesn’t always stay connected, if I have to pause the show to (ya know, have a life for a moment) and hit resume, IT RESTARTS THE SHOW!!! Then, when I try and skip ahead back to where I was, it freezes, and says, oops, UNABLE TO CONNECT, AGAIN!!!! I spend more time trying to connect and get back to my show than I do actually get to enjoy watching my show (and I’m talking 60 min long shows) I don’t think I’ll be paying for another month. It’s not worth the hassle, great idea, but I’m so beyond disappointed and frustrated that it’s not worth my time or my money (PLUS, even after paying, I still have to watch commercials...so why?!?! What’s the point?! There isn’t!!) Nice try, but, bye-bye Sling...you’ve let me down and I would NOT recommend to ANYONE!
Great offerings but poor UX and UI
by D9 on 2020/02/20 04:49
The levels of channels, packages and device options at such a reasonable price makes SlingTV the service wonderful. However, it’s application solutions on every device (smartphone, Apple TV, web) hav such difficult and poorly performing user experience as to make it laborious to even want to use. The channel selection, the navigation, the program guide, and even the program options are just poorly thought out and weak. You can select favorite channels, but Sling app will never return to this custom list upon each app launch...you have to manually select it again as your guide preferences on each visit. Filters often don’t fully deliver their selection...I can choose Movies and be shown three movies, but select all channels and you’ll see 7 or 8 movies are available. There are no last channel options or channel range selection. The use of pull down or drag up dialog windows (like program info) is often hit-or-miss in working...it can take several swipes to get the intended action to occur. Again, great streaming service is countered by such a poor user experience and interface as to make you seek alternatives.
Great Service!
by RCRussell on 2018/03/15 14:48
So far, my family and I are really enjoying this service. In my line of work, there can be times where there is absolutely no work and so I have the time to watch a show or two. While there are a few glitches while watching, I hardly ever come across these issues. For what it is as a whole, I couldn’t be happier with this service. I know there are a bunch of negative reviews, but honestly I think there might be something wrong on their end of the spectrum. As with any company there is always room for improvement on quality. Besides the rare glitch that I have noticed, I have no issue with this service as I have had with certain cable companies that charge the hell out of their customers. We don’t even have upgrade channels and still paying almost $200 a month. Keep up the good work Sling.
Cheating! Misleading advertisement And bad customer service experience!
by Java learner on 2018/09/25 14:02
They sell fast and sell aggressively but provide no good support compared toother streaming services, i have tried all of them but Sling is the worst. There is t any option to give lower than 1 star here. I like to watch live cricket matches. There was an offer where you can buy Annual Willow tv package for little cheaper. So i bought it. After few days i realized Willow tv was not showing the live match. Instead it was showing some old match highlights. And then i saw bottom message that as per willow tv and sling tv partnership they cannot show the live match. Then, the willow tv on Sling is showing different matches than you take Original Willow Tv subscription from their website. This is misleading. When i contact them to discontinue subscription after 3 days. I asked i can remain subscribed for this month but i dont need Annual package. They said you can not discontinue Annual package. WILLOW TV CHANNEL AND WILLOW TV ON SLING SHOWS DIFFERENT PROGRAMS SO DONT GET ATTRACTED TO CHEAPER PACKAGES, YOU WILL BE STUCKED. Suppose tv streaming company tells you about new offer where you can watch HBO channel for $10 a month. You would buy it and then you realize that HBO channel showing old programs. How would you feel?
Sling TV Services
by snmvogue on 2019/11/29 17:02
I use SlingTv with my smart tv and I must say that this has been a horrible experience. I attempted to call the customer service number for troubleshooting and the service professionals were extremely dismissive about the glitches that I detailed. When watching any program that has commercials, be prepared to be interrupted with 2 minute buffer and blackout periods. This is such an inconvenience as it subtracts from being able to have a seamless viewing experience. By the time that the program returns from the blackout/commercial break I’m completely exhausted and lost about what I was watching and where I left off. I would be far more satisfied if Sling would fix this issue. If I must be subjected to commercials, they should play from beginning to end without stopping and starting then blacking out for two minutes before returning to the program. It’s exhausting and often times I’ve fallen asleep simply because the tv blacked out for so long! It’s very frustrating and the sling representatives were unhelpful and unwilling to offer any sort of compensation for this issue even though I’d only had the service for 2 days. I feel like I’ve been ripped off and I will not stop until my voice is heard!
Flawless.... if the app worked.
by kmgjjr0510 on 2019/11/29 04:23
I don’t normally write reviews but after being a paying customer for over a year I’m about done with sling. Don’t dare try to watch anything on demand. The app constantly crashes especially if you’re using your cellphone. Doesn’t matter if you have the greatest cellphone provider along with WiFi just don’t even bother because you’re not going to be able to watch an entire show no matter what. It typically crashes towards the middle to end so if you want to watch anything you’re better off dvr’ing it and then watching it on a smart tv or Xbox. It’s a joke honestly. Unfortunately for us where we live we don’t get very many options as far as cable providers and WiFi providers. If sling doesn’t up their game we will be switching to direct tv now. Only reason I haven’t switched is because sling is the provider my autistic children have been raised on and big changes like that make for weeks of meltdowns. So frustrating when you pay for a service and get less than 1/2 of what you’re paying for. It’s like buying a bag of chips. You pay for more air than actual food.
Works fairly well
by Mdriftda on 2019/01/17 17:26
I just recently switched to sling TV from DIRECTV in order to save cost every month. The one thing I will say is that when playing back episodes on A&E the screen tends to freeze and the video stops playing all the audio continues this happens a lot I have to restart the app to get it to come back I reinstalled the app a few times as well but it still happening not sure if it’s the one episode or if it’s a continuous issue I will update for sure but the developer may need to look at their on-demand video playback. The other thing that’s a little frustrating is that I can’t use my sling login on A&E to watch videos on their app since their app has no problems. I’m guessing more so this is a cable company contract a conundrum then something that sling has control over but it would be nice if I could use my sling cable subscription to login to all of the channels apps as well just like I used to with DIRECTV. I will also say that slings mobile app is much better than DIRECTV which has got to be one of the worst in the business
A swing and a miss
by Bound4Pleasure on 2020/12/17 02:18
I like the idea of Sling and I like the service WHEN it works! Was better in beginning but worse for last couple of months, and always well below ideal. There’s the frequent rebooting and streaming lags. Last couple months app will start recording 30 mins into a one hour show. Very frustrating!! But the WORST thing is that recorded shows almost NEVER play back on Chromecast and often won’t play back on Firestick. I occasionally watch content on my phone when on the move. But who wants to watch all of their recorded shows that way just because it won’t play back on big screen via chromecast/fire stick (because the service they paid for won’t perform as advertised)! SLING, do whatever is necessary to make your app actually work with Chromecast and Fire Stick, or at least honestly advertise that these platforms will likely not work. Customer service is completely useless and apparently only there for appearances, and all of the many negative reviews doesn’t seem to bother Sling at all. As a last resort I’m hoping Sling responds to my review and makes a good faith effort to improve situation. If so I will change my rating &review. If not I will dump Sling like radioactive waste! Sadly I won’t hold my breath.
Update Failed
by lg.... on 2019/08/18 17:19
I love the concept of the app and didn’t mind the minor issues. This recent update stopped the revolving favorites list, which I appreciate. Unfortunately, this update has made this app almost useless. It’s continually glitching up. In the shows with limited functionality you could generally go back if it skipped over something, no longer. It stops playing video, but continues playing sound and the app must be closed to sink them. I thought perhaps it was the channels I was watching. So today two hours ago I tried to finish 17 minutes of one show on a less stable channel, watch a 23 minute show on a fairly stable channel, and watch a 45 minute show on a very stable channel. As of now I managed to finish with difficulty the first show, not get past the preview to the second show, and some where between 15 and 20 into the third show. It glitched up again, so I decided to review the app. If this is not fixed soon, I will likely have to cancel my subscription. I did give it three stars because until two days ago, it was a pretty good app.
Buggy and just not worth the subscription price
by NYXAQ on 2020/12/13 16:43
I have had the app for a couple of months... it’s been a rather inexpensive choice to gain some access to channels that don’t yet have a live TV subscription from their standalone apps. That’s about the only good thing with this app. Almost always, the app will crash within a minute of first starting the app. The guide does not allow you to keep a program playing in the background while you browse the guide for future showtimes. If you tune to a channel towards the end of an hour and a show is starting at the top, you cannot tune into the live channel and have to wait for the live broadcast to catch up to the guide. If you set up “my channels” the guide resets at some unknown interval, but quite frequently. You always have to set it again to just see your preferred channels. Programs often freeze and buffer. I stuck around this long just because I had enough tolerance and wanted some live news channels through the end of the year. But I will be checking out other platforms even if the cost a bit more to avoid the frustrations.
Terrible.
by FrustratedManager on 2018/08/17 21:07
My family uses Sling at home with no problems. The app for XBOX works amazing. However, the iPhone app is GARBAGE. No matter where we are or what kind of connection we have the app crashes constantly across all our devices- tablets, phones, laptops, everything but the XBOX. For every 30 seconds of show you’re able to watch there is at least a minute of buffering. All the buffering and trying to get a better connection absolutely kills our battery percentage. Your typical trouble-shooting measures like reinstalling the app and upgrading your network connection do nothing. I’ve tried downloading and using the apps for the individual channels I like, but Sling doesn’t work with any of them so unlike other cable services I am unable to use those apps as an alternative when the Sling app is down. Also, again unlike the XBOX app, you are unable to skip through commercials and they play the same one over and over and over and over and over. Sling as a cable service is great, however their iPhone app is HORENDOUS.
Cut the cord with sling saving $100 a month
by cfwguy on 2018/03/22 06:50
I have sling blue for $25 a month it allows 3 screens simultaneously and is not ip linked(you can stream away from home). I recently convinced my parents to ditch cable and sling is a great substitute for us. The only downside is it lags when streamed via chromecast (I have a gen 1 chromecast so that could be why) otherwise playback via iPhones/iPads is great as well as on the Xbox one s my family’s main media hub. I would like there to be a way to continuously stream episodes but I get that they are trying to not strain their servers with unattended streams (It would be nice for this to be fixed but it likely isn’t going to happen). I’m happy with this service DISH is definitely on the right track with sling hopefully it remains as affordable as it is now! I am trying to get my family and friends to use streaming services like this to gut their cable bill with sling and a OTA antenna you can easily save $1,200-1,800 a year put that money to good use elsewhere.
On Apple TV 4K
by notlikingsling on 2020/06/06 20:27
After three full sweeps up and down I might be able to get the info on each channel to load on to a half sized grid, broadband connection. However the app doesn’t buffer the Apple remote swipes well so I’m often 6 hours in the future without knowing. Impossible to go straight up or down. I click on a show that is out of sync with the back end near when it’s about to start another show and one of two things happens.i get offered to record but not watch or my view changes away from grid view. Suggestions: Put views in settings and Not within UI since app writer cant control remote well. Also I would like a full screen grid like I had on androidtv but no way to get same interface on Apple. For the money being exchanged the interface and control aspects of this app are unacceptable. Considering alternate services that offer better app quality. This was magic on appletv but on Apple I feel you made my tv smaller and I am swinging to see past the half page ads. I don’t like ads. Give me full screen and a settings menu to never go away from a FULL SCREEN GRID!
Great Start, Needs Improvement
by Bama52 on 2018/10/13 15:44
Sling has great potential, and with some improvements, it could be a great app. The improvements needed would include PiP. As far as I know, Sling is the only streaming app that does not take advantage of PiP used with the iPad. Therefore, I have to shut the app down when I need to check email or try to do other tasks. A comment made by one of their competitors, when I checked to see if their app has PiP, was, they didn’t think Sling had the technical know how to do PiP. I’m beginning to wonder if that is true. There is no clock to see the time. You can get a general idea of the time based on the show you are watching, but to get the specific time, again, you have to shutdown the app. In fact, I had to shutdown the app to write this review that the app asked me to write. I feel disconnected when using the app due to having to shut it down just to check on various items. The app hangs and/or shuts down. I have missed many “good parts” due to the app either hanging up or just completely shutting down on its own.
The fail to have a fundamental feature
by BXii on 2020/03/02 03:56
I left the directtvnow app and tried this for the month. I would have saved $25 a month having this, but my family didn’t let me keep it. At first it was just the complaining of my children, and I could really care less about their opinions about the app. When me and the wife sat down to get out Sling, the first thing she noticed was the LACK OF AUTO PLAY. That was her one and only deal breaker. We both binge shows because 3 kids and full time jobs take up most of our time, as it should. When we are home together and want to watch Below Deck, we don’t want to get up and go into the menu every single time an episode ends. I couldn’t believe this app was incapable of integrating a feature that every other video streaming service has. I googled, Reddit, went through Sling Help section and I found nothing except complaint about them not having this feature from a lot of customers. Had to cancel and go back to the old directtvnow (now at&tnow). Until that feature is introduced, I will wait over at at&t and keep the family happy.
Good on demand, glitchy app
by ChiknTendrNFries on 2020/02/27 05:17
The idea of sling is great that you can watch on-demand as well as live tv. However, the app is very glitchy. When casting to google chromecast, sometimes the show won’t load, ads will freeze, and pausing never works and if you exit out of the app for too long (to scroll fb or something) the app will glitch. The only things to fix this would be to close and reopen the app. The interface is also very unorganized and “cluttery” in a sense. The search engine needs to be better. I also dont understand why some on-demand episodes won’t let you watch them if they’re coming on live soon even if they already aired. That’s the whole point of on demand. I don’t have any problems with the actual website on pc. I just think their mobile/portable apps need better technical support. Besides all that, I think Sling is a great idea. The glitches are aggravating but they’re not deal breaking and I would rather deal with these glitches than get cable.
Inconsistent functionality
by Tall drink of Sailor on 2019/04/30 01:05
I’m reporting inconsistency on this app on all platforms be it apple, Samsung tv, or google play store. Here’s my issue. First of all the system won’t let me record a specific program. That program being any Formula 1 race. I can record almost everything else I want except for F1. I have to watch it as a past program only if I don’t catch it live. Doing this prevents me from fast forwarding. Normally I would be ok with this but the “resume” feature does not work @ all! So if I pause or exit the stream that I’m in the program will start itself over every time no matter which device I start or resume from. This is obviously frustrating not to mention how sluggish & unresponsive the commands are from my remote ...& it not my tv cause every other app works fine & does not crash nearly as much. I deleted all unnecessary data & have everything set to auto update & it’s still glitchy. As of right now I regret paying for Sling TV. I hope they can fix this because they have a good thing that could easily turn customers away to other platforms if they don’t fix this.
UX and Ads are a nightmare
by Khresfyjmougdwtm on 2020/09/21 03:02
The app itself on our TV is the most irritating to navigate, slow, unintuitive and clunky. The ads are even worse. It’s not cheap enough for me to excuse the ads. We pay enough that the ads should be least intrusive as possible, however it’s the opposite. The stupid “iBotta” ad for example is glitching out and plays on repeat endlessly. What the duck. That causes my “on demand” to freeze and quit. Then...I have to navigate all the way back—start the show over—watch an ad before I can even fast forward to where it stopped—watch more ads—iBotta comes on and freezes—start process over. SO FRUSTRATING. Use all that ad money and hire people to fix your junk. (Currently watching the iBotta ad on loop with the spinning ball of death...) oh, and it just quit. Back to click through and find my show again, watch an ad and fast forward to finish 7mins of a show. YOU ARE WASTING PEOPLES PRECIOUS BREATH AND MAKING WHAT SHOULD BE RELAXING—a blood boiling experience. I don’t need Michael Phelps to tell me about mental health if Sling could just get current with basic technology.
Great service, okay app
by JMDragonWake on 2019/10/11 23:27
I really enjoy using Sling in lieu of cable to watch live and recent TV, but doing so on the iPhone can be annoying at times. For one thing, the menus are confusing: Suppose I want to watch CNN live. Should I look under “My TV,” “On Now,” “Guide,” or “Channels”? The interface doesn’t make it easy to watch the channels I view most often. It also cuts out at breaks between live shows, forcing me to refresh the app to watch the next program. On some channels, that maybe makes sense, but on news networks program boundaries aren’t supposed to be so disruptive. One of my biggest gripes though is that the audio doesn’t pause when I receive or accept phone calls. Every self-respecting audio or video app silences playback during phone calls, but Sling keeps the show blaring in the background as you try to talk to the person on the other end. I like my Sling subscription but I really hope they make some improvements to the app.
$110 in monthly saving from previous provider
by Erik Schutz on 2019/09/21 06:21
I tried sling a little over a year ago and originally didn’t like it because they didn’t have the current sports package they do now. So glad I gave it a second chance I pay $130 less a month then what I was paying with direct tv and have access to game being aired across the country no black outs or bs like that. I had to pay and extra $20 buck a month to get unlimited wireless internet so I guess it really only saves me $110 a moth... haha I don’t pay extra for NFL red zone and have access to the largest archive of tv shows when I want to watch a rerun than any other app or service available. I have a HBO and Netflix subscription but recently realized I Don’t need Netflix and am over game of thrones so I’ll be canceling both after this month. I honestly couldn’t be happier.
Beware of the time stamp....
by Danniedoll Nichol on 2018/01/10 01:05
I signed up for a free trial, some of the shows played well some would cut off right in the middle of live tv and forget watching “on demand items” you aren’t even able to fast forward without it kicking you off or freezing. And you better make sure you cancel tour free trial at the precise time that it says to cancel or else it will charge you at hat very moment. I cancelled my account 10 minutes too late and while scrambling to figure out who to contact and cancel the chat room representative tells me that she couldn’t couldn’t refund my services because I was presently in streaming mood. 🤔 that makes zero sense. Not an hour later 10 minutes later! And because I was presently streaming something she told me she couldn't cancel it. I figured they would just stop the service right at that second and cut it off the tv...that’s what a cable company would do. That to me made no sense. And for that I would give them a 0 In customer service. They say beware the fine print, in this case beware the time stamp!
Heads up Sling has got to do better.
by BrookylnnSkyy on 2020/01/08 11:08
There is some glitches on this app the channels where you can watch things on demand like a series would say season 2 with 8 episodes only to click on it and it not be that. Not the first time it has happened. Then on live tv it will say one thing is on only for it to be something else other than what it is. This app takes 30 bucks off my debit card monthly why should I as a customer have these issues? Yea it’s a lot cheaper than cable but if I did decide to switch to cable tv I wouldn’t have this issue. Also another thing I been having this app now for over 6 months update the on demand options. The same thing is on their from when I first got this app. Do the creator of sling even watch sling to know that these issues are there?
Worst customer service ever!
by MetallicatCFH on 2018/08/29 01:56
I do not have a problem with the product itself, it is a decent product. But after being sold devices that I did not need this is when things went terribly wrong! Over a 3 day period, at least 10 phone calls, and several hours of my time I continually explained that I was sold devices I didn’t need and could not perform the functions I was told they could. I was repeatedly given the same stock answers has if everyone there was reading from the same script, operators and supervisors alike. There was nothing anyone there could do, there was no customer satisfaction to be had. And if I really wanted to I could send the equipment back at my own cost! They made no attempt to make the situation right or even offer to take a single penny off the bill. Just kept saying there was nothing they could do and that there was nobody in the company who could even give a return. I highly doubt that! These people have no respect for their customers and will out right lie in your face! Buyer beware!
FREE TRIALS DO NOT EXIST
by April Conrady on 2020/07/22 17:31
I went to the Sling website to try a free trial to see if the quality and quantity of channels they offered. That is when I noticed the lowest subscription was $30 a month. I couldn’t afford that, but went ahead with a free 3 day trial anyways. After two hours I cancelled it to ensure I didn’t forget to cancel and get charged later. Well $60 was taking out of my account two days later. I called Sling and they told me I started a two month membership with a free AirTv Mini. I DID NOT! And there wasn’t even a confirmation email from Sling when I signed up. But I did get a cancellation confirmation. So basically they just let you sign up and don’t even confirm via email that you have signed up, and then tell you that you signed up for something you didn’t. I think I would have realized I was signing up for a membership that is going to ship something to my house. I put in a billing address for my card, but not a shipping address. Worst service and customer service ever. I will happily pay for 3 different streaming apps before I get Sling.
Good but tv app trash
by SammyyMV on 2019/03/13 01:05
I like sling - although the apple app is great the tv one is trash . We downloaded the sling app for our Samsung curve 65” . If watching live tv it’s fine but watching previous season of a show it constantly stops and blacks out, then returns, it restarts, it black outs and freezes blacked out, etc . It also is slow when receiving remote control signals . Like I click down down and it’s stuck at the top . It takes a few tries to pause a show also . I thought it was the reponte and went to a different app - perfectly fine . I don’t know if it’s does the same rn for recoded shows but for previous on demand shows it’s trash . So frustrating . Please fix it . We’re paying $54/m the same for cable - an cable doesn’t cause these issues . So please fix otherwise you’ve lost out services and I’ll make sure family and friends are aware of these issues and recommend they stay away from sling . Thank you.
Terrible
by WantsToWatchSports on 2018/01/13 18:27
This service is terrible. It's saving grace is that it's the only major streaming service I've found that doesn't have ESPN and thus is affordable (I don't need ESPN). If you're looking for a package with ESPN, there is absolutely no reason you should be using sling TV. IF you can get the app to load a program you're trying to watch, it very often will not load it to a Chromecast. Just a spinning orange loading screen. It's impossible to watch a program on demand as the app is guaranteed to crash at sometime in the program everytime. What make this worse is neither of the "resume watching" or fast forward function have ever worked, so your only option is to start the program over from the beginning. Incredibly frustrating. I had this app for several months but couldn't stand wasting my money anymore and cancelled as I couldn't believe that they'd done nothing to fix the multitude of problems that this thing has. Save yourself the frustration and go with literally any other streaming service.
A lot of glitches still, some improvements needed.
by Marco!!!! on 2020/12/24 17:37
Apple TV: After watching a channel for around a minute, the channel stops playing and it brings you back to the main menu. This happens about 75% of the time. [Update: it now happens more frequently than that] It’s really frustrating especially when you click on the channel and walk away to do some cooking and you have to stop to go back and click the button again. Also the scrubbing/rewind/fast forward controls are the most frustrating and erratic thing. You’ll be scrubbing slowly, then all of a sudden it moves over 10 minutes. iPhone app: When using Picture in Picture and you go back to the app to watch in full screen again, sometimes the video disappears entirely, forcing you to close the app and reopen just to be able to watch it again. Improvements wanted: I would like to be able to change the order in which my favorites show up. One of my favorite channels shows up at the very end of the list and I have to slide all the way over in order to click on it. Quicker access would be nice. Another improvement I would like to see is the ability to record from the beginning of the when you started watching . Say you’ve been watching the show since the beginning and you see that yellow bar indicating that you can rewind and you decide you want to hit record it only records from the point you hit the button, instead of when you started watching.
I was referred & Now I refer
by SamConKam on 2020/06/12 05:06
It goes off on me but I believe it’s my device NOT sling! The one thing I wish they had in their settings would be sleep mode, shut off after 2hrs of inactivity, 4hrs of inactivity or Never! Like the light/screen on your phone. That’s only a suggestion, not an issue! Personally, The biggest selling point for me was how affordable it was. Sadly, once they started becoming well known & used, They raised the price! Even for current & loyal customers which has swayed my feelings a bit! If not by much Depending on the company, area etc, Its still cheaper than most cable companies & it’s live as if it were cable. I was referred to sling & I used to refer & tell everyone about it. I haven’t referred it as much since they raised the price tho bc that’s what made it stand out, Basically the same as cable tv for a portion of the price...
I would give a ZERO if i could...
by COMBAT VETERAN - US ARMY on 2018/01/09 23:04
I tried the free trial and was very disappointed, it kept having to buffer and it froze alot. So I cancelled the free trial online and it showed that it had been cancelled. Then 3 months later i find out that it actually never cancelled and that they have been charging me $30 something dollars a month and i called customer service so i could get my money back and the represenative over the phone was very rude and had an attidude and kept saying they couldnt do anything about it. I asked to speak to a manager and the representative over the phone again says he cant do anything about it. So at this time i guess i got screwed out $90 dollars but im on here to tell everyone “DO NOT” get sling tv!!! You all should check out VADER STREAMS or NITRO TV. You get 1700 channels including all these channels that sling makes you pay extra for and only for $20 Check em out!!! Well i guess it is what it is and as long as at least 1 person doesnt get sling b/c of my review then thats worth my $90 dollars that they stole from me. Deuce!!! XD
WORST INTERNATIONAL INDIAN CHANNEL SERVICE
by IT SM on 2019/11/06 03:44
Whenever these Sling people do an update there is some flaw included with their patch, always their indian channels or any other games channels come hanging and the orange ring keeps turning and it gives an error message of 4-310 or 4-410 when we tried to reach their customer service all they give are lame and dumb excuses as restart your app or delete app and re install it, I have told them I work in IT security and I know how all you guys work and what they come up is we will let our engineering department know and they will try and fix the issue on 1-2 weeks time or it may take more, am like you must me joking with me and she said no mam., she sure doesn’t know what the hell she is talking about., Sling you either close your service or fix and dam bugs right away and let our parents watch indian TV channels and news with no issue., this is absurd, train your people fully and fix the issue 1-2 week to fix and issue? Cut the crap I will tell all my friend not to have Sick Sling no more
All the channels I want, nearly impossible to watch.
by chazamonkey on 2020/08/29 23:30
We have had Sling for over a year, and while I love all the available channels and being able to stay current on my fave shows in-season, the app is so glitchy and it’s nearly impossible to watch a show from beginning to end without some kind of issue. It usually takes an hour and a half minimum to watch a 45 minute program. Crashes after the exorbitant number of commercial breaks, forces you to rewatch the same block of commercials after a crash, blips back to the beginning of programs after the last or next-to-last commercial breaks. These are just a few of the issues we’ve faced with the app. It’s the only way I have to watch certain shows I like to keep up with, so we keep our subscription, but it’s been a lot of hassle. Really not worth what we pay for it. Had I known it was this bad going in, we’d not have subscribed in the first place.
The idea is great and the service is affordable - but not always usable.
by Tmareee on 2017/11/12 03:43
We signed up a couple months ago and would use it with our Apple hdmi hook-up on the tv and it worked pretty well. No error messages at that time - it would, however, take a long time to start a channel and sometimes i would have to shut the app off, and restart several times before it would start up. My iPhone 8 auto-updated the app and now I get the ‘screen-mirroring’ message which makes the app unusable for me. Very frustrating. I don’t like paying for a service that is so glitchy and now completely useless. If this ever gets fixed I will sign back up because I like having the hallmark channel for the Christmas movies but it looks like that won’t happen this year. I hope the technical issues get fixed. It’s really a great idea and a good value when it works!
Pretty Much What We Needed I guess
by JessieMetcalf on 2019/12/08 05:07
Update: Changed my rating after dealing with awful customer service rep. I noticed that all of my shows had two or three extra long commercial breaks and when the show would come back on, it was like I had missed several scenes. Turns out Sling was airing their own commercials after the live program has returned to the show. What? I’m paying for TV and missing a third of the show so Sling can make money from me and it’s own commercials? Nope. When I explained this to the representative they were incredibly rude and said they weren’t going to fix my issue but could tell me how to turn the app off and back on. Completely ridiculous. My family enjoys sling tv. We use it on our smart tv and our iPads. It does freeze occasionally, has a few blurry channels during high demand hours, and it often crashes a time or two at start up. However, despite that, it works for us since we don't want to spend a ridiculous amount of money on channels we don't care about. We love the selection of shows available to "watch now" and many of the channels are ones we would choose to buy if we could pick individuals. I do wish they had more 'add on' channels available, but that is probably a dish contract stipulation. Hopefully more will be added in the future. I only gave it four stars because they could do even more to make the channel set individualized.
Great service, get another device
by rossbballin on 2017/11/04 06:13
Sling TV in itself is a good cable alternative because you get what you want for the price you want to pay. I have had hardly any complaints about their service in itself. I pay $35 a month for all the sports I ever watch, which is just about unbeatable. However, the connection using the app is abysmal. The first couple months I streamed everything through my google chromecast but then it started glitching out after about 2 months. It was unwatchable and Sling’s average customer service reps had no good solutions for me. The right answer after discovering I was not the only one having this issue is that sling does not stream well using that type of device. I bought a Roku stick and the difference in performance as well as picture is night and day. So that’s why I say this app in itself is below average at best but when utilizing the proper platform, sling is an affordable service very much worth considering.
Very poor service
by Durjay on 2018/02/10 13:44
I am a subscriber of sports channels in Sling and very sorry to inform that, the pathetic service that Sling is providing will soon make me to run away from it. Their Bot support is a smoke scree, one of the worst bots may be prepared during medieval time . Tried to reach out to them and they have a timing for that as well. I waited too call them for the next day(my match was gone) They don’t pick the call. There was no other way for me to reach out other than writing this review. I wanted to switch streaming on my phone to my tv, after that it is complaining it can’t play as it exhausted the max connection. If that is the case Why on earth I cannot have control to shut connection that’s part of my home WiFi router or that belongs to my account ? Is it such a big deal ? To resolve this why on earth I have to face your sub standard Bots Or in fact your service that I am experiencing ? I am shocked to see the rating of this app 4.4 out of 5 average. Is it the Bot effect ?
Regarding My Satisfaction with SLING TV,,,
by COOL G-ma on 2018/02/05 22:45
I really like Sling TV, but I am unable to acquire the basic TV Channels of ABC NBC CBS CNN FOXNEWS, etc. But, I was wrong. This Sling TV app, was suggested to me from an employee at Best Buy’s Electronics Dept., & that I would be satisfied with this app. Well, I can get channels that I always enjoyed on cable TV, prior to my moving, but those channels were ALL of the Hallmark Channels, HGTV, DIY, Food Network, and others that I enjoy. But I am unable to acquire the major networks, and FOXNEWS Channel. Once I get to my sister’s, until I actually find where I will eventually relocate.....she has no televisions in her home. Therefore, the service of this SLING TV, will not really meet my needs. I may very possibly be searching for another TV APP, hat will provide me with more of what my needs really are. Otherwise, the channels that are on SLING TV, are OK....but not sufficient for all that I’m needing.
Atrocious for Nhl hockey. HATE IT
by Scampbell18 on 2019/04/21 21:13
SLING! PLEASE READ I CANT TAKE IT ANYMORE I upgraded to blue plan plus news and sports add ons so I could get all of the NHL playoffs. Two days into playoffs and I’m completely regretting not going with directTV or something else. The games have been going blacked out before they end, the streaming keeps tearing, and the app on my appleTV has been locking up and freezing my whole AppleTV. I can’t get any customer service on the phone because they only allow for online chat, I spent a half hour waiting for them and then another half hour chatting through the issues. I hope someone at the company reads these so they can fix these bugs so I can watch the games and see the last two minutes and overtimes. Hugely disappointed and I never write reviews, I’m just hoping they are reading this and can get their programmers on the issues. UPDATE: I HATE this app!!! It’s infuriating!! The games keep going black minutes before the game is over!!!!! FIX IT!!!
Rude customer service -1 star
by bandapalli on 2018/06/13 15:39
They have some loopholes in their policy. Better read it completely, understand it thoroughly. Do not trust like any other normal subscription company. I took it 4 days back and called them 2 days ago and mentioned that I was particularly looking for a program and it wasn’t coming and they said that they are working with them and they don’t know the ETA to resolve it. And two days later I called them to check on it they mentioned they are not providing that program and rudely answered that big boss is not only the show you are getting on MAA tv you can watch any other show which we are providing. When I requested for cancellation and mentioned that I can pay for 4 days they said we can cancel after an year. The point was is if they are particular about their policy, they should be particular about customer satisfaction too. There is no mentions on their web site regarding unavailable shows when i signup.
It keeps crashing.
by Don31476 on 2019/11/08 03:31
This app used to be great, but ever since iOS 13 it is glitchy and crash-prone garbage. Across the board, on all my devices, this app will not work for longer than 10 minutes before something happens. Do you like watching television with audio? If so, don’t use this app because the sound drops out every third word. Do you enjoy not having the news freeze? Well, you’re not in luck here. The news will freeze right when the information that you were waiting for begins. The upside though is that after the freeze, you get to restart the app 4-5 times and it will still not work. This is followed by restarting the device of your choosing to 2-3 times - still no luck. The cool thing is that you get to miss out on the information that you waited to here over and over. However, the silver lining is that it never seems to crash during commercials. If you like watching commercials on-the-go, then the Sling TV app is for you.
POOR CUSTOMER SURVICE, pray you don’t have a problem if you sign up.
by Pismw on 2018/11/28 04:16
so, let me start with Sling is a great “idea”, allows me to watch sports when I’m not tie to one tv. HOWEVER, it has happened to me multiple times that Sling wouldn’t start, or just wouldn’t let me click on ANY channels, saying it wasn’t available in my region (which is obviously not the reason, I was in the states, using regular WiFi) And when you contact the support (either on phone, or with chat), all they tell you to do is, restart your app, restart your website, delete your app and reinstall, restart you phone. Which, I tried all of it, and none of it helped. And then they’ll just say sorry, while your problem is unresolved, unexplained. It makes me feel like they don’t value their service nor their costumer. So yeah, I’m an upset paying customer. All I’m saying is you better hope your service never have problem, because when they do, you might not have a solution and just wasting money.
Worst Live TV I’ve ever experienced
by Geneva' on 2020/09/16 01:21
Don’t want to be mean but it really is the worst. I am so poor but really want to listen to live news so I put up with it. I cannot count how many times I have had to shut it down, turn it on/ off, restart a show and have a show black out on screen or delete the app and reinstall. Lately it decides to shut down at the top of the hour or when a show might end, it just shuts off. Or it decides to replay the show I was already watching. It buffers constantly. Watching an on demand movie is ridiculous as it’s picture is so bad, if you want to pause it can’t because it can’t remember that it’s playing a movie. Honestly there’s more but not worth the explanation. And it’s not me, I’ve tried all the suggested fixes as I am quite the researcher on these matters. Not my internet as my Prime shows come in completely clear with no buffering. We had a better picture in the 60s with rabbit ears.
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