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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 MSNBC and FOX News, Sling keeps you informed while you stay safe inside. Entertainment networks like Lifetime, Food Network, and HGTV mean SLING TV has something for everyone. NEWS | Stay up-to-date and informed with plenty of news channels like FOX News and Bloomberg. ENTERTAINMENT | Stay in & SLING in with entertainment for the whole family. Sign up and get Freeform and A&E. 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 Hallmark and Cooking Channel. 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, FS1, 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. 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.
Update the update!!
by spicy415 on 2022/06/28 18:47
I used to love this app but ever since the most recent update I can’t watch any of my recorded shows. Smh considering deleting unless this is fixed soon.
Your QA is terrible
by trafik25 on 2022/06/28 03:42
Whoever the QA Director or Manager is needs to be fired. You guys are clearly not doing enough testing. You have a major bug where the user is watching an episode, it cuts out, then you try watching it again and it takes you to a completely different episode. Why is this not a boundary test case in your development process? Why are we the end users having to navigate by luck to get back to the right episode? For $50 a month— this should work flawlessly. HBO is 15.99 and Netflix is 14.99 and you’re charging all this money and we have to work to find the right episode? Come on man. Fire your QA manager immediately! Get someone who really knows how to test.
Glitchy
by ATLMediaGuy on 2022/06/27 18:06
The app needs improvement on iPhone 12. It freezes, stops playing for no reason, etc.
Good and bad
by Stevie Blacke on 2022/06/26 18:27
Update: I went from 2 down to 1 star. Pretty much cancelling today The app can not make it thru an30 min live broadcast without crashing 6 times. Totally crap!!! Do not join sling!!!! Used to be solid and have good programming. Now they charge more and give you less and it usually doesn’t work properly. 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.
Definitely Not The Best of the Best
by CyndCyndy on 2022/06/26 08:36
If you are looking for a low cost streaming platform with no perks and clunky interactive, inconsistent connectivity this is the platform for you.
HOW DO I CANCEL SLING?
by Calculating excellence on 2022/06/26 04:21
You advertise sling at $35 but I'm paying $73 w taxes. How do I cancel sling? You don't show up in my media purchases. Will contact apple is sling doesnt outreach to me
Does not support AirPlay speakers/devices
by Tahoe Jimbo on 2022/06/24 20:51
Buyer beware! You cannot send audio to any AirPlay speakers. This is apparently by design. Not even the AppleTV version can do this, and that feature is baked into tvOS. You cannot stream Sling content to anything, including an AirPlay compatible Smart TV.
Getting annoyed
by Antlovegrove on 2022/06/24 17:52
Not sure what happened. Problems: 1. Can’t record series now 2. Cricket games are long - if you’re recording a 6 hour show, and you’re running behind, if the iPad goes to sleep on pausing, you go back into the pauses show and you could end up being anywhere - live/right back to the start, anywhere it wants 3. I pay $5 extra for Willow. Suddenly if you’re not watching live, you can’t forward through commercials. I don’t want to buy a massive Hyundai SUV regardless of how many times you’re endlessly ramming your adverts down my throat I officially hate this app now
The Guide is useless
by sludge on 2022/06/23 22:12
Both the app and website. You can’t search channels. On the website you can’t even scroll two hours ahead. What’s the point?
Update is NOT WORKING
by Mbarbat on 2022/06/22 23:31
The sling app was working great, then suddenly it wasn’t after it updated. It opens, I click on a show, it plays the commercials then it just loops then gives me error codes UNDEFINED [28-60] I’ve contacted Sling and have not heard back. Also, when you go on the website to confirm that iPad is supported, it says it does not support IOS 11 or higher and it does not support Chrome 102 on an IOS device 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️. Like I said it was working fine for several months then suddenly it just stopped working. I need this rectified ASAP since I watch sling on my IPAD that is updated with IOS 15 and I’ve deleted the app as suggested by Sling tech support and reinstalled to no avail. So why does it play ESPN and commercials but nothing else? And I receive errors when I attempt to watch online instead of thought the app. I have screenshots if needed, it DOES NOT WORK ON IPAD since the update last week!
Canceled Immediately
by KayLady12 on 2022/06/21 16:34
I was looking for a cheaper alternative to YouTube TV and decided to give Sling a try. I see why this is cheap. No local channels in my area, not a lot of the major cable channels in general and the guide moves really slow. Absolutely not.
Worst app. Has adds even after subscription
by Rony210991 on 2022/06/21 07:00
Worst app. Waste of money and time. Has adds even after subscription
It used to be good.
by JasonReedMilner on 2022/06/20 00:05
1. The navigation of the platform used to be great. It was streamlined and easy to get around. Then some idiot changed everything and it’s confusing, time consuming, and a waist of time. It’s downright painful compared to other streaming services. 2. Commercials used to be tolerable. Now I see the exact same commercials over and over. If you open the app, you are forced to watch a commercial before it cuts to the program. Every time… 3. The pricing is too high. They raised the pricing and doubled the commercials. If they have commercials, they are making money off add revenue. If you pay, there should not be commercials. Pick one, this is garbage. I’d pay more not to watch these offensive commercials.
Buggy at best
by Rock Mon on 2022/06/19 14:31
The app crashes a lot. Unable to pause and play without an issue. Switched to philo it’s cheaper, has a better Line up, and the ui is ten times better .
Thanks for the update!
by K-allen on 2022/06/19 04:54
My only complaint is that when viewing local television I can’t use PnP. I haven't found an explanation for this but would love to be able to txt or whatnot and watch at same time. I mean, I’m seeing/hearing the show/ads whether I’m forced to stay in app or if I’m multitasking so makes no sense. I primarily use the Sling app in conjunction with an AirTV device to watch local tv anywhere. Previously, every single time the app was opened you had to go through multiple steps to get to the locals even if they were favorites. Now, the app opens and when you hit guide boom, straight to my locals! I noticed the app is a lot faster too. I do appreciate the app improvement.
June update
by cm8888881 on 2022/06/18 21:57
New update has been terrible. Looks fine, but doesn’t function like it used to. Can’t record the shows I want to watch - there is just no button for it. Ridiculous.
All the Spanish channels
by Kilikina02 on 2022/06/18 04:46
I very much appreciate the facts that you offer Spanish language programming however It would be great if there was an option to hide those channels. Thank you!
Local channels
by love123456678 on 2022/06/18 03:11
The only thing that sling tv doesn’t have is local channels. I want the local channels so I guess when my trial is up I won’t renew because of the local stations.
The User Experience on the New App is Awful
by Lbs⬇ on 2022/06/17 15:23
The layout is enlarged, so you see less channels as you are scrolling. Additionally, before you could select a channel and read the description of the show before watching. Now the moment you select a channel, it starts playing. It’s weird. You can’t see all channels in one view unless it’s A-Z, now you have to select a genre of channels to view and it pre-selects the categories and channels that appear. It’s also extremely buggy. I watch a show for 15-20 minutes and the app starts freezing. It never did that before I was forced to upgrade to this new version. Fix it! It’s clear there was no consumer focus group prior to this new version launch. We could have you so much time and money providing feedback that the features you took away were beloved and needed, and the version you have now is horrendous and needs to be scrapped for the old one.
Why
by Fingerfighter on 2022/06/16 15:41
How about removing the white bar from the bottom of full screen hello does anybody know any way to fix code
Straight trash
by sanchotobe420 on 2022/06/16 07:12
This service is garbage. Even if you cancel they rip you off and charge you anyway. Thieves. A company that will steal from you.
Rewind the Update!!!!!
by FletchMA518 on 2022/06/15 02:06
This app USED TO work just fine — about my only complaint was that I would have liked a sleep timer. Then Sling pushed an update, and now the whole thing is buggy and infuriating. Can’t find anything, can’t perform functions I used to do easily, and the whole thing crashes constantly. Whatever it was you were hoping to improve with this update is a mystery — unless it was to force us to watch more ads, because I feel like I have to sit through 3x as many while I try to get to whatever it is I’m hoping to watch. PLEASE, just undo the update and don’t roll it out again until it’s ready.
Full of Commercials
by Ric_Steinberger on 2022/06/14 05:12
This app is cheap because it floods its channels with commercials
Buggy, can’t record certain channels
by zrieie on 2022/06/14 03:01
Can’t record ESPN 3
Doesn’t show what I want…
by Dopeboy jt on 2022/06/12 16:17
I got this only to watch formula 1 and at first it worked just fine but now mid season half the practices sessions are missing and some races are only in Spanish like if I wanna watch F1 in freaking Spanish smfh waist of money….
User-friendly and accessible
by SoundMan87 on 2022/06/12 00:31
I contemplated getting Sling a couple years ago when they came out with the Heartland Extra, but the interface was clunky and inaccessible with Voiceover on IOS. After launching my business made cord-cutting a smart decision, I decided to give it another try. Now I’m blown away with how flawlessly it works with IOS and Apple TV and the fact that everything is accessible with Voiceover. I also live in a market where Sling doesn’t carry my locals, and I’m very pleased with the Air TV 2 integration with the Sling guide. Now all i need is one antenna to scan for channels using my Wi-Fi powering every device in the home. Thank you for making this service flawless and screen-reader friendly.
this dang old update
by emily post-punk on 2022/06/11 05:27
Add me to the list of people who are super unhappy with this update. I am especially peeved that the DVR no longer gives you an entire show even if you set it to record after the show has started, and why is the guide not available in landscape mode??? You had a pretty decent app and you took it down to clunky town. Please undo.
No sirve nueva actualización
by Negrita0721 on 2022/06/10 18:35
Desde la ultima actualización no puedo ver nada. La pantalla de queda con el logo. Ya intente desde dos teléfonos y nada más no puedo ver mi programación Por favor arreglen ese error
Update is trash
by TUTATILLY on 2022/06/10 16:11
This updated version of sling is clunky and freezes all the time! I have to literally delete the app and re install it several times a day on my phone. This is pure trash and not what I expect to pay $56 a month for 🤬
Update Doesn't Work At All
by Witman7seven on 2022/06/09 10:36
Previous app versions were fine. Now, when the app is supposed to open, there's nothing but a blank, dark screen. There are no titles, no letters...absolutely nothing.
Sling TV app
by Gabe XT on 2022/06/09 03:38
This app works well if watching directly on my device 😁… but when trying to cast to TV 😬 that’s an entirely different ball game. For this reason, I chose to give this app 3 stars in my rating.
Newly worthless
by Acstodd on 2022/06/09 03:08
The recent redesign has made Sling virtually useless to me. Buggy, harder to navigate, no longer able play while using other apps. Used to do that flawlessly. Now it buffers constantly, goes to black screen, glitches out at random. It was nice while it lasted. Hoping they’re getting massive feedback about these problems. If it’s just me for whatever reason, I’ll switch to YouTube tv. Used to like Sling a lot. This version is useless. Find myself never opening it now. It’s my most expensive subscription so if it doesn’t get fixed, I’ll dump it.
Extremely Dissatisfied
by jenleekbyl on 2022/06/09 02:39
Sling plays shows somewhat okay when watching it off my phone. But the second I try to stream it to my TV, it is the worst experience ever. It is impossible to finish any show or watch a show without it skipping major parts. I was first really impressed with this app, but now with dealing with this service for almost 2 years, I would not recommend it to anyone.
The worst update ever.
by JBNigs on 2022/06/09 01:49
We have a Chromecast and have zero issues casting from Netflix, Hulu, HBO, etc. Since this app update we can’t watch any DVR or OnDemand content on our TV. The DVR just won’t load at all. The OnDemand freezes consistently during commercials. Sling, FIX THIS—it was never like this until the May 2022 update.
Loving sling
by Di swobo on 2022/06/09 01:29
We got this because we’ were tired big bill tv. Don’t regret it for a min. Never a dull moment
No so much a la carte
by WhyNotTwoOfTheSame? on 2022/06/08 01:23
I have and use Sling, but the "a la carte" slogan is just a marketing gimmick. Still cheaper than cable, though. One cannot just pick individual channels to watch, but packages of channels with potentially a bunch of them one doesn't want to pay for. It is design to get one to pay more, the more one wants to "customize/personalize" the viewing.
App doesn’t work when not full screen
by JJMM113025 on 2022/06/07 23:31
Pause, Stop, Skip and Reverse don’t work when the app is not full screen. You have to convert to full screen to pause or skip forward or backward. No other similar apps (Netflix, Amazon) have this issue.
App keeps crashing
by robertwag on 2022/06/07 19:55
App is glitching constantly Keeps freezing I’ve done everything suggested to restart, reset etc. It’s impossible to watch anything for more than a minute. Waste of money
NHL games
by Juanchex68 on 2022/06/07 18:48
In the NHL games they do not transmit overtime ! Its bad
Service Stinks
by Green balls Rock on 2022/06/06 01:17
There live streaming service stinks! Then the customer service is the worse! We just wanted to watch the softball World Series and we can’t due to constant buffering or the app shuts down!
Since they added local ads… this App is just terrible
by yourfriendvic on 2022/06/05 19:56
You get this annoying TV ads when you are watching. It cuts the content and then you are unable to resume where you left off. Looking for alternatives that are more reliable and lets you watch without intrusive commercials.
Wrong direction
by eurotransplant on 2022/06/05 17:57
Prior to recent update I was very happy for years. This version is horrible, if not improved quickly I will be changing provider of tv.
Trash. NEVER WORKS RIGHT!
by CoinopBruce on 2022/06/05 03:40
Conceptually this is a cool app, in reality every second or third time we try to use it we have to delete and reinstall the app through our Amazon fire stick. Even then 50% of the time it won’t work. The DVR is horrible if you ever pause a show and try to go back into it it will always restart from the beginning. Save your money!!
New UI is a problem
by JessLew11 on 2022/06/04 00:04
This is the 2nd UI change recently and it gets worse with each. Functionality is lost, navigation becomes more difficult and the DVR is so bad. I can’t start a recorded show while the recording is still in progress without it buffering for 20 seconds after every 5 seconds it plays. Prior version of the app used to do it just fine and even had a ‘Play from beginning’ button! These constant downgrades in performance have me considering a switch to another streaming service.
Expensive and redundant
by chelswa on 2022/06/03 14:16
Same thing over and over again… tried the blue and orange… still the same crap.
Update is no good
by Berliner 1234 on 2022/06/02 01:35
Since the update the mobile app no longer has the full screen option🫤 I’m not happy with this update
Ridiculous
by blazeofglory45 on 2022/06/02 01:02
This is the ONLY video app on my phone that CONSTANTLY buffers and loads, every 2 seconds. Even on low quality with nothing else running. I do every update, my device is fully updated, every single other streaming service works flawlessly, yet i cant watch anything without a buffer every 2-3 seconds. Absolutely ridiculous. I pay for a subscription, ive been a customer for years. Is it too much to expect the thing i pay for to, idk actually work? Its not my internet connection, i have the best speeds i could possibly get, yet still cant watch anything through without 1,000 interruptions. App needs some serious work.
DVR never works
by bythebay10 on 2022/06/02 00:29
If you plan on recording a series, use another web tv service. Sling fails to do even basic series recording like recording nbc nightly news. I’ve set up a series recording dozens of times for this one program over the years and somehow it always stops recording new episodes after a while for no apparent reason even when DVR storage is less than half full. Bugs galore! Not worth the $10/mo savings vs other streaming services.
Repetitive Ads!
by duevicebdl on 2022/06/02 00:02
Please stop playing that horrid Ashley Furniture Ad over and over or I am canceling my service!!!!
Quality is poor
by Ver unhappy on 2022/06/01 23:45
I have been using Sling since 2018 and it has never been this bad. It does not load properly anymore. Even with uninstalling and re installing on the fire tv. All the channels in my package does not show everytime through guide. Some channels don’t even have sound to it. It will stall and reload at any given time. Yet the application wants to increase service prices? It doesn’t make sense. It is very frustrating for us paying customers.
Wall to wall commercials
by Rbluford on 2022/05/31 22:16
If you love paying for commercials then you’ll love Sling.
Beware of Sling
by worddinder on 2022/05/31 20:42
Beware they have poor customer service and you may be double charged. They will not reverse charges and you can not cancel account on your TV. They use this to their advantage.
New App is a Problem
by Iamnetti on 2022/05/31 19:04
There are several issues with the new app. First, if you go into your DVR recordings, there are no dates listed. Therefore, if you have 5 recordings of the same show, you cant find the one you want without going through all of them. Very time consuming. Second, the option you are given is DELETE ALL when you open a particular TV show. There is no option to DELETE only one show. A problem. Third, the TV shows that were protected from being deleted on the old app, are no longer protected. I guess you gave to manually go in and protect or LOCK them all again. I love Sling streaming and was a happy customer until this new app. Please correct these issues so I can enjoy Sling again.
What Happened with NBC New York???
by SimRedhead on 2022/05/31 11:27
With the newest update, NBC New York (channel 4) is now no longer available. How can you just remove the only NYC local channel from Sling??? I watch NBC News New York religiously at home every morning, and now I can’t continue to watch it on the go. If and when NBC New York is added back to the lineup, I’ll change my rating.
Error
by MN-Bear78 on 2022/05/31 02:56
I’m trying to watch shows on your app, it’s giving me Error number 21-51 on my 2020 iPhone on iOS
Shows Freeze After 5 minutes
by sarahs911 on 2022/05/31 02:40
Shows that I’m streaming to my tv freeze every five minutes. With that new update I can’t click watch again. I have to disconnect from my tv and reconnect. It is beyond frustrating. I’ve been a customer for 6 years and I’m about done considering it’s impossible to watch any show without it freezing.
Continue Watching
by questionbox on 2022/05/29 14:03
I have reported this by mail and customer service. There is NO way to remove programs that you do not wish to watch. These land up in Continue Watching queue. This is totally unacceptable, I have shows that are least 7 to 8 day old. PLEASE FIX IT…
New update, big oversight
by ClassCAir on 2022/05/29 06:10
The newest update looks slick, with one major oversight. I like to record many seasons of a series. With the new update, it doesn’t show you what episodes you’ve watched and which ones you haven’t. Heck, when you go to your recordings, it doesn’t even take you to the same season you left off. It always opens with the last season. Other than that, impressive app.
Meets a Niche
by sjrdragon on 2022/05/28 00:28
UPDATED: The new APP layout works and looks great. Kudos to the APP Development Team. The niche is not being fully satisfied. The user interface works, but UI fits better a decade ago. Compare YouTubeTV for a great user interface. Also, You cannot reduce picture to PIP size, really. How is this a good idea in 2019 on an iOS platform. The cost benefit keeps me coming back. I don’t watch much TV. If MSNBC had their own GO or Now app subscription I wouldn’t need TV. For viewing entertainment I use Kindle, AmazonPrime, or Netflix.
New app is awful
by rjp16 on 2022/05/28 00:07
I loved the previous Sling app. I found it very easy to navigate, feature rich, and incredibly reliable. The recent update is constantly freezing and very buggy, but my biggest disappointment is the new UI which is much less usable. I have yet to identify a single valuable feature that has been added in this new version, but it seems that several have been removed. I would definitely prefer the old app back.
Great service but ESPN 3 will end game early
by faaaaahhhhhhkkkk on 2022/05/27 23:23
There’s nothing worse than watching a close nba playoff game in the final minutes and the game cuts off suddenly because the program was only supposed to run until 10:30 pm and sling doesn’t let you resume the program after that time. If the game extends on past it’s allotted time which they usually do, you won’t be able to watch it on ESPN 3 (abc) which the entire finals will be showed on.
Latest update ruined app
by GP2068 on 2022/05/27 03:10
I really liked Sling until the latest update. It makes watching a chore. You can no longer click on a show to watch it from the recent channel list. You have to click the three dots then select “watch now”. Toggling between show is a pain. The app closes frequently when I click on a show from the guide screen. Resuming a paused show is not as easy as it was on the previous version. Switching between minimized window and full screen is a multiple click process. The list goes on and on. This needs to be fixed quickly.
Poor quality for live sports
by SpatialT on 2022/05/27 02:58
Streaming live sports is almost always choppy regardless of internet connectivity. Really need to figure that out. Otherwise, good bargain
When it works it’s great
by Bobbybobs on 2022/05/27 02:12
Bought sling for NHL playoffs. Keeps kicking me off the game to the main menu screen. Try to click on the game and it doesn’t load or if I’m able to click it I get a loading screen for several minutes. Extremely frustrating when watching a live game that is tied or it kicks me out 2 minutes end of game and leaves me in suspense of what happened in the game. The suspense is relieved when I get an update on my sports app telling me the score that I wasn’t able to watch live through the Sling app. Is it just sling or do the other major live tv apps have the same issues? I tried all the troubleshooting and loaded up other apps to see if it was my internet but this time it was only the sling app giving me lagging issues.
Worst update
by CeeBee417 on 2022/05/26 14:16
I can see I’m not alone in hating the newest update. If you pause for too long (and I’m talking 5 minutes, not hours) it brings you back to the start of the show rather than resume where you left off. Going to cancel Sling all together. This is junk.
Why????? Please restore!
by Gamma 1 bjajb? on 2022/05/26 04:41
Why can I not delete shows in the “continue watching” category? I used to be able to delete shows I don’t want to “continue watching” but since the last update I can’t delete them anymore. When you channel surf it stores every show you even glance at so it is difficult to go through the whole category just to get to a show I might want to watch. Please restore the delete for this category. I LOVE watching Sling, but I’m afraid to start watching a program I may not want to finish. Please fix.
Here’s my review so I stop getting pop ups
by Bourne_Awesome123 on 2022/05/26 00:01
Here it is.
I agree with everyone, horrible
by DD Writing A Review on 2022/05/25 04:37
They didn’t post my original negative review, so I’m not going to spend time rewriting … I’ll say … I agree with everyone else, horrible.
Upgrade Is Terrible
by JV_42 on 2022/05/25 02:10
I received an update on the sling app. After the update it has been freezing. The original app was flawless. More QA should have been applied before this release.
Extreme buffering during playoffs
by Gambler001 on 2022/05/24 19:04
If you think you’re going to get a good viewing experience watching a major sporting on this, think again. If you don’t care much for sports, than this might work out for you.
Commercial
by Neil Jou on 2022/05/24 02:37
The commercial sound plays so loud when it gets to commercials
Worst update ever
by Eldodave on 2022/05/23 21:53
I loved this service. Latest update is horrible. DVR does not work with live broadcast. Developers should be terminated, just like I’m considering terminating my subscription.
Sling takes away the best part of their app - Picture in Picture
by Tar Heel 91 on 2022/05/23 04:14
I can’t understand why people update and take away great features. What was so cool about sling is that I could work and still watch games on my iPad. Now they have taken that feature away. The fact that you used to be able to make the Picture in Picture feature zoom in and out was so awesome. Now they update the app only to make it worse. Why did you do that? No other app had that feature. You were so outstanding before, and now you are just like everyone else. This is terrible. Bring this feature back so you can do work in other apps yet still watch.
No more 30 second skip
by Gdgeorge on 2022/05/22 23:11
Looks like they took away the 30 second skip feature of the DVR. Please bring it back!
Not user friendly
by aeockwm on 2022/05/22 17:20
Literally the most un-user friendly app ever! If you go out of app, you can’t access what your watching. You have to restart the show from the very beginning. Needs some major help.
No Super Bowl game and pathetic app
by Ahsana on 2022/05/22 04:06
Is only use ur cause it cheaper than direct tv. Otherwise, so many bugs in the sling tv, crappy interface.
Not the best experience
by Brad_7 on 2022/05/21 19:46
I've tested Sling twice now and have been pretty underwhelmed both times. When you're watching a game and pause for a minute and return, it takes you back to live, not the last place you left off. I don't recall the other issues I had but the general user experience isn't great. The first representative was not willing to provide a refund, but the 2nd time I called back they were, so I updated my rating for their willingness to at least try to resolve the situation.
Worst Streaming App Ever
by J-Dizzy on 2022/05/21 17:51
I downloaded this app and paid the promotional rate (50% off) to watch the NBA conference finals and spent more time watching the app buffer than the actual game last night (Warriors-Mavs Game 2). I tried EVERYTHING I could find in terms of troubleshooting with literally no results. I’ve several streaming services and have had ZERO issues with any of them. Canceled my subscription.
Missed a lot of sports moments
by BK100010101 on 2022/05/21 15:23
It’s fine when it works. But when it doesn’t work it’s frustrating. Doesn’t work like 25-50% of the time. Latest update is a lot worse. Constantly loading and disconnecting. Occasionally weird blurry images with lots of trails. I dislike that I can’t just put on a channel and have it stay on that channel until I change it. Instead it’s blocks of time for shows. When sports games go over the scheduled time it will time out, thus missing crucial 4th quarter moments.
New update trash
by jckyxjfzjgxjtx on 2022/05/21 13:45
The new update is horrible. I can not make it through 1 single episode of anything with the app freezing or shutting down completely. I will not be renewing next month!
Why do some companies destroy a great UI?
by Jesse Krup on 2022/05/21 03:53
I loved this app, but the new version is buggy and keeps freezing. That’s fine as I’m sure they’re working out the kinks, but what’s worse is that the new UI is horrendous. It went from a small screen with a pleasing layout to the app version of those phones for people with vision issues. Why is everything so large and non-intuitive now?! They went from something beautiful to something that looks like its from alpha testing of a failed app. If they don’t change it to something similar to the previous version I’ll be cancelling which is really unfortunate. PS - terrible for sports since the update for multiple reasons!
Constantly buffering
by Melda1208 on 2022/05/21 03:45
After update, can’t watch anything; it’s constantly buffering (on wifi or 5g ) if not fixed asap switching to live Hulu
Horrible Service
by Davidtvega on 2022/05/21 03:41
If this were the first time Sling stopped working in the middle of a sports game I’d chalk it up to life, fact is it happens more often than not, tonight is was Game 2 of Western Conference Playoffs, Checked app service and was confirmed it’s the number 1 app currently crashing, will not ever use this service again, canceling tonight, sad that what appeared to be a win on value turns out to be a loss of confidence for this app
Trash.
by Nate Deezy 330 on 2022/05/21 03:35
This app is trash, just spend the extra money and get one that works like YouTube, Fubo, or Hulu TV 👍
Inconvenient in demand times
by r_non91 on 2022/05/21 03:31
Tried watching a game on tnt and it just buffers and stops takes you out the channel so frustrating
Trash
by Hate it!!!420 on 2022/05/21 03:30
Sling is garbage! Anytime you watch something, it buffers, but those commercials get played! Trying to watch the NBA WCF and TNT is the only station buffering except for commercials! Sling is garbage!
Frequent crashes
by justwannawatchthegame on 2022/05/21 03:29
Seems to crash at exactly the wrong time. Got it for sports but it makes it spectacularly frustrating to watch a game. Also will randomly rewind 30 minutes during a game and you have to restart the app. Wow not sure how it gets such a hight rating from others.
Garbage
by Rip off one on 2022/05/21 03:29
The only people that should ever really get this app are poor people or people with very little money. The service is not good. I have fiber optic internet and a MR 9600 ax router. Constantly get a error message oops something went wrong !!!I This only happens on certain networks.For example Fox News, If you have the money to get a better service you definitely should. Sling may work for a month or two but eventually you will have problems. The app redesign they started last year and now another rollout of a new platform is not good. Considering the network coverage is intermittent and the new platform is garbage. I wouldn’t recommend Sling at all. Come on dish network you can do better than this. You are driving existing customers away.
Scam
by dontknowaboutthisapp on 2022/05/21 03:21
This has been the worst app ever since I’ve updated it. And they updated without my permission not to mention I only had the 1 month subscription smh all bad….
Terrible
by neleh25 on 2022/05/21 03:21
Would give zero stars if I could. Constant erroring on all my devices
Unreliable
by One4Dworld on 2022/05/21 03:20
My primary reason to have slaying is to watch sports etc. the one channel keeps having an error is TNT with the NBA playoffs and WILL NOT WORK
Can’t stream
by jlivingston672341 on 2022/05/21 03:19
Doesn’t stream the Mavs vs Warriors game. Awful.
Latest Update
by Tjigsaw on 2022/05/21 03:17
The latest update of the app is horrible. It keeps crashing and, though I use my network, it keeps buffering. I really enjoyed it until this latest update. That is why I gave it four stars.
Unreliable
by bo.dacious_ on 2022/05/21 03:12
This is the most unreliable streaming service, especially when you want to watch sports. Constant buffering and throttling bandwidth. My internet service is super fast and works perfectly fine with other apps. It’s just sling tv.
UPDATE YOUR SAMSUNG SMART TV APP!
by Randy Rubirosa on 2022/05/21 03:09
IT DOES NOT WORK! 🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️ . Actually, is not the app for I can tell now since it is also freezing in my computer. Is it the whole network!!? 🤦🏾‍♂️
Trash App
by slinger hater on 2022/05/21 03:08
I had to download sling to receive my NBA package through TNT. Trash! Playoffs streaming horribly! Stutters every other minute, completely pausing for minutes at a time, STUCK between screens. Canceling tomorrow!
Buggy! Don’t bother
by ThisproductdoesNOTwork on 2022/05/21 03:01
Keeps dropping and reloading. I will be canceling at the end of the month. Very disappointing.
Painful
by johngme22 on 2022/05/21 03:00
It hangs. It stops. It jumps to earlier parts of the broadcast. It plays a commercial while the game and the audio from the game are still live (I have 192 Mbps internet - according to Speedtest and so that is not the problem). I rejoined to watch the NBA. So frustrating. Both on an ipad and the computer.
Horrific quality
by gimme my money back please on 2022/05/21 02:53
Lost an entire quarter to the stream glitching out
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.
Great!
by Chinese Guy 100 on 2021/09/20 14:10
I enjoy watching ESPN, CNN, HGTV, and a few other channels of Sling TV. Although there is limited number of channels with either the (basic) Orange package or Blue Package and given me lack of time to watch a lot of channels, this $35 a month value is well worth it. You can also bounce back and forth at any time of the month between the Blue Package (NFL network, USA, Fox Sports 1, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, USA, HGTV but not have ESPN/Disney channel) and the Orange Package (ESPN 1/2/3, HGTV, CNN, Disney, but not have NFL network, USA, MSNBC, Fox News, and Fox Sports 1 channels). The other downside is you have to rely on internet connection. I do not experience too much “buffer” issues due to internet issues. You can also add-on channels to your basic package like for children, sports, Cantonese, Spanish, Christian channels, comedy, and so on starting at $3/mo to like $15/mo. I highly recommend this cable streaming app and it is tremendously an impressive alternative to paying hefty cable/satellite bills like over $100/mo from Comcast or Direct TV. I think there is a 3 day free trial for Sling tv, which I did try out.
New Changes Less User Friendly
by bartolomundo on 2021/11/07 17:46
I have subscribed to Sling off and on for the last 5 years and though I like the service generally I hate the new interface! The greatest advantage to Sling over it’s competitors apps was that you could search the guide at the bottom of the screen while watching something without disrupting the continuity of what you are watching. The new interface, however, makes this very difficult. It takes forever to scroll through the grid guide because of ‘visual enhancements’ to schedule data and now half the screen is filled with visual content (on Apple TV) that is redundant and unnecessary. Please return to your standard TV Guide-style grid and get rid of all this extraneous content. Also, make it easier to switch back to the last channel you watched. And, keep the guide preference (All, Favorites, Movies, Sports, etc.) locked until manually changed by the user. I am constantly having to move between screens now just to see what else is on. And, sometimes I lose streaming while trying to check to guide (which never happened with your easier, more stream-lined and more user-friendly older app). Change is NOT always better! And, if something is NOT BROKEN, DON’T ‘FIX’ IT! You had the best streaming app for user-friendliness and accessibility and you screwed it all up!
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.
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.
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.
False advertising
by kegangowens on 2021/10/18 01:20
Sling tv advertises that they have the movie “Malignant” when I couldn’t find it I asked for a refund. An agent told me they could help me with that, then asked why I wanted a refund. When I explained the situation they looked in to it and I was told I needed. To get the “con tv” channel. Sense I wanted to see the movie I decided do that. After spending more money on the con tv channel I sat down to watch the movie only to find out that the movie that played was not the movie advertised. Different actors, different story, they just threw the cover are from “Malignant” on a different movie and falsely advertised ad having it available. When I tried again talking to a sling tv representative I was told they don’t to refunds, and beyond that he said that it’s not there fault that their con tv channel was Mis advertising the movie, and do was sling tv. Now not only did I not get the refund I was lead to believe id get from the first agent but I also spent more money on the channel the told me I’d be able to watch the movie on. Most important though sling tv is false advertising “Malignant.” How many other movie do the advertise falsely? How much money do they get from people because of these false advertisements, and then just say, nope no refunds? How much money is the actual movie “malignant” (and probably other movies) missing out on because of sling tv’s false advertising?
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
Very glitchy, unreliable, lots of ads
by momo* on 2022/01/30 18:29
We recently downloaded sling as an alternative to cable. I am a big fan of watching shows on demand and I am initially disappointed by the lack of episodes available for the shows. It looks like there’s a lot to offer by seeing the shows, but once you see the amount of episodes we kind of felt a little put off. Additionally, the shows are constantly buffering, constant ads throughout, and when there are ads, the episodes skip through so a 20 min show is really like 10 minutes of the actual show and another 10 of ads. If I try to rewind it to see the parts it skips over, it makes me watch more ads and will crash. It doesn’t cast well to the tv and we have the app installed in our other television and it is a little bit less glitchy when watching “live” tv, but the on demand is still not that great. Additionally, we cannot watch live football even though it says we are supposed to. Going to have to look into other services, this has been pretty disappointing because it just looks so so promising and good on paper.
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.
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.
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.
A lot of glitches still, some improvements needed.
by Marco!!!! on 2021/02/26 04:30
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 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.
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.
Terrible customer service and surprise billing
by Trytrytry2008 on 2022/02/26 21:07
I have been a Sling customer for a couple of years and was happy about the service until about half a year ago. I only subscribe to their world sport package so I can watch soccer games on BeinSports. About four months ago, I lost access to my subscribed channels despite I still have 6 month left on my subscription. I contacted Sling numerous times for this issue. All their agents acknowledged the issue but none of them was able to fix it. And every time when I contact them, they ask me to log out log in numerous times and on all my devices. It was a gigantic waste of time! Last week finally someone realized there was an error in their system and finally fixed it. Now I have access to BeinSports again but I’ve already lost 4 month. They refuse to do everything about the lost time, of course! Three days later I found on my credit bill that they actually charged me an extra amount for a new subscription. Not sure if anyone can find a worse service than Sling!
A couple of things…
by IsleOasis on 2021/09/22 02:07
Well I have to commend you all at the recent improvements. Much appreciated. Better functionality overall. Would like to see a timestamp on all future recordings. Sometimes it is difficult to know when the will air or has aired. Currently if I stumble across a movie that I would like to record from the beginning I can’t search in the future to fine an opportunity in the future. It only lets you find and record what’s currently airing. If it’s already started or halfway through there’s nothing you can do other than search the old fashion way scanning day after day until you find it running again. Please fix this. It’s very frustrating. Also would love to be able to change the channels on my tv using the sling app on my iPad. Or start watching on my iPad and easily switch to the tv via the sling app. Please put the station the show is airing on in the caption.
$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.
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.
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 $54/m the same for cable - an cable doesn’t cause these issues . So please fix otherwise you’ve lost out services and I’ll make sure family and friends are aware of these issues and recommend they stay away from sling . Thank you.
The best tv provider
by eurekaSpeedReviews on 2021/08/23 04:39
For me sling tv is the best tv provider because they are both cheep and give you the option the stream active tv shows and movies on demand in app this means that you have a price that compared to other tv providers is very cheep and the ability to easily watch the shows you want even if you forgot to record them or don’t have room to It is more expensive than Netflix or Disney plus and does not reduce the amount of adds but for my use case of getting a few shows only available on television currently on demand for cheep it is the best option Do note that currently this app requires a subscription that to get the Chanel’s you want will still cost around 40$ monthly but compared to the triple digit prices I found elsewhere it’s a great choice
Roku App has lots of bugs
by KL765 on 2022/05/14 13:28
I am a subscriber and use my Roku for access. When I’m on the Home Screen and scroll right to view “My Channels” I rarely get to the end of my list before the sw resets and I’m at the start of the list again. And to make it more annoying is the sequence of the list is reordered. So it’s not like I can quickly scroll back to where I was and see what’s remaining. Sling app seems to always crash or close after a few hours. Maybe this is intentional. It’s annoying when I’ve been binging shows. Please add a function to enable the deletion of shows in the “Continue Watching” list. It saves shows that I may tune to for a second but I’m not watching. Not sure how this algorithm works but it needs to pick shows that are tuned in for longer than a minute. Several updates ago, the fast forward and rewind function was changed. I find the current state to be very variable in speed. Not smooth at all. Once a channel is selected everything seem to work ok. If you ignore the app resetting or closing several times a week. Lots of issues but the cost is low so I guess that’s the trade off. I would not pay any more for this product at the current performance level. If the price goes up I will definitely switch to another provider. So for now I will put up with these few bugs.
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?
Fraud
by CJSandhu on 2021/11/24 14:52
I had bought a package. Channels are not working. Some Channels have a permanent display that it will be released to the device soon. Others just go blank. I called the Customer Service on day one and was told that their team is looking into it and someone will call back. No one reached out for a couple of days and I contacted again. Next time they mentioned that a tech ticket was opened. The fourth time the customer service was not sure when the ticket was submitted. When I talked to the manager, I was told that it is a modern day streaming service and if you are not able to watch it then its your problem. I paid for a service then I should either get the product OR be provided and ETA for rectification OR extend the service for that time frame OR reimburse my money. The manager was rude and simply said they can do anything. Today after days of calling the service is still not there. I have cancelled it. I have never had this kind of an experience in United States. Sheer Fraud & cheating.
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.
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!
Download failures & crashes
by Chels Latrice on 2022/01/25 20:45
I’ve used this app for years. It’s good when it’s working right but it does crash on multiple occasions since I’ve had it throughout the years. You can be watching something then all of a sudden it takes you back to the selection of options to choose from again or you’ll have to restart the app. Lately I haven’t been able to watch on my fire stick for a couple of weeks now. I restarted & cleared cache multiple times, restarted app & firestick multiple times and uninstalled. I’ve been trying to reinstall for a couple weeks now and it gives me a download failure error. So now I can’t even use the app. It works on my phone but not my tv where I prefer to watch it. All other apps work fine on the firestick so idk why this is the only app that isn’t. However I pay too much money monthly to have these issues.
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!
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 bug in the IPad ap
by Joey1374 on 2021/08/13 17:59
My Airtv failed which I presumed was the result of a power surge after lightning occurred in my area. I ordered an Airtv2. It has the same problem. I had installed a new router after the lightning so I assumed it was the router. I swapped routers back to an old one. I was able to ping the Airtv with both the old and new router. My conclusion is the software has a bug. I used both an iPad version and the iPhone version and the Sling software doesn’t seem to be able to seethe Airtv2 box. I have confirmed that there is an Ethernet connection, I see inside the router that an Ip address was assigned, and I can ping it. Whats left is the sling software. Technical help was useless. The person walked me through the normal stuff like reset etc. Then told me they could not help me. Oh, and it looks like the Mac address on the label is also mismatched to what the router shows. Slightly diferent. UPDATE: After mindlessly hitting the “try Again” button the app finally linked to the Airtv2. It took maybe 5 mindless trys.
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
Enough already
by :))) DOLPHIN LOVER on 2021/07/13 00:09
The commercials have always been ridiculous, but I’m in the middle of the most outrageous experience. I’ve been trying to load a show for 62 minutes now and have watched nothing but commercials, followed by various loading errors. I’m glad the “streaming errors” and my internet issues somehow don’t extend to your ads, I’m able to watch a wide array of high quality advertisements with no problems (except the occasional glitch where it will load 2x in a row because ad timer is broken ☺️ again, thanks Sling.) Add a feature where it won’t force you to watch another ad if you have seen one in the last 30-60 seconds. This might be an isolated incident but seriously, ENOUGH WITH THE COMMERCIALS. They’re shoved down our throat enough as it is. Especially if you encounter errors that kick you out of your show randomly and you want to try and resume, expect to watch atleast 4-5 minutes of commercials if you want to get back to your spot.
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
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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 MSNBC and FOX News, Sling keeps you informed while you stay safe inside. Entertainment networks like Lifetime, Food Network, and HGTV mean SLING TV has something for everyone. NEWS | Stay up-to-date and informed with plenty of news channels like FOX News and Bloomberg. ENTERTAINMENT | Stay in & SLING in with entertainment for the whole family. Sign up and get Freeform and A&E. 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 Hallmark and Cooking Channel. 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, FS1, 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. 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.
Update the update!!
by spicy415 on 2022/06/28 18:47
I used to love this app but ever since the most recent update I can’t watch any of my recorded shows. Smh considering deleting unless this is fixed soon.
Your QA is terrible
by trafik25 on 2022/06/28 03:42
Whoever the QA Director or Manager is needs to be fired. You guys are clearly not doing enough testing. You have a major bug where the user is watching an episode, it cuts out, then you try watching it again and it takes you to a completely different episode. Why is this not a boundary test case in your development process? Why are we the end users having to navigate by luck to get back to the right episode? For $50 a month— this should work flawlessly. HBO is 15.99 and Netflix is 14.99 and you’re charging all this money and we have to work to find the right episode? Come on man. Fire your QA manager immediately! Get someone who really knows how to test.
Glitchy
by ATLMediaGuy on 2022/06/27 18:06
The app needs improvement on iPhone 12. It freezes, stops playing for no reason, etc.
Good and bad
by Stevie Blacke on 2022/06/26 18:27
Update: I went from 2 down to 1 star. Pretty much cancelling today The app can not make it thru an30 min live broadcast without crashing 6 times. Totally crap!!! Do not join sling!!!! Used to be solid and have good programming. Now they charge more and give you less and it usually doesn’t work properly. 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.
Definitely Not The Best of the Best
by CyndCyndy on 2022/06/26 08:36
If you are looking for a low cost streaming platform with no perks and clunky interactive, inconsistent connectivity this is the platform for you.
HOW DO I CANCEL SLING?
by Calculating excellence on 2022/06/26 04:21
You advertise sling at $35 but I'm paying $73 w taxes. How do I cancel sling? You don't show up in my media purchases. Will contact apple is sling doesnt outreach to me
Does not support AirPlay speakers/devices
by Tahoe Jimbo on 2022/06/24 20:51
Buyer beware! You cannot send audio to any AirPlay speakers. This is apparently by design. Not even the AppleTV version can do this, and that feature is baked into tvOS. You cannot stream Sling content to anything, including an AirPlay compatible Smart TV.
Getting annoyed
by Antlovegrove on 2022/06/24 17:52
Not sure what happened. Problems: 1. Can’t record series now 2. Cricket games are long - if you’re recording a 6 hour show, and you’re running behind, if the iPad goes to sleep on pausing, you go back into the pauses show and you could end up being anywhere - live/right back to the start, anywhere it wants 3. I pay $5 extra for Willow. Suddenly if you’re not watching live, you can’t forward through commercials. I don’t want to buy a massive Hyundai SUV regardless of how many times you’re endlessly ramming your adverts down my throat I officially hate this app now
The Guide is useless
by sludge on 2022/06/23 22:12
Both the app and website. You can’t search channels. On the website you can’t even scroll two hours ahead. What’s the point?
Update is NOT WORKING
by Mbarbat on 2022/06/22 23:31
The sling app was working great, then suddenly it wasn’t after it updated. It opens, I click on a show, it plays the commercials then it just loops then gives me error codes UNDEFINED [28-60] I’ve contacted Sling and have not heard back. Also, when you go on the website to confirm that iPad is supported, it says it does not support IOS 11 or higher and it does not support Chrome 102 on an IOS device 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️. Like I said it was working fine for several months then suddenly it just stopped working. I need this rectified ASAP since I watch sling on my IPAD that is updated with IOS 15 and I’ve deleted the app as suggested by Sling tech support and reinstalled to no avail. So why does it play ESPN and commercials but nothing else? And I receive errors when I attempt to watch online instead of thought the app. I have screenshots if needed, it DOES NOT WORK ON IPAD since the update last week!
Canceled Immediately
by KayLady12 on 2022/06/21 16:34
I was looking for a cheaper alternative to YouTube TV and decided to give Sling a try. I see why this is cheap. No local channels in my area, not a lot of the major cable channels in general and the guide moves really slow. Absolutely not.
Worst app. Has adds even after subscription
by Rony210991 on 2022/06/21 07:00
Worst app. Waste of money and time. Has adds even after subscription
It used to be good.
by JasonReedMilner on 2022/06/20 00:05
1. The navigation of the platform used to be great. It was streamlined and easy to get around. Then some idiot changed everything and it’s confusing, time consuming, and a waist of time. It’s downright painful compared to other streaming services. 2. Commercials used to be tolerable. Now I see the exact same commercials over and over. If you open the app, you are forced to watch a commercial before it cuts to the program. Every time… 3. The pricing is too high. They raised the pricing and doubled the commercials. If they have commercials, they are making money off add revenue. If you pay, there should not be commercials. Pick one, this is garbage. I’d pay more not to watch these offensive commercials.
Buggy at best
by Rock Mon on 2022/06/19 14:31
The app crashes a lot. Unable to pause and play without an issue. Switched to philo it’s cheaper, has a better Line up, and the ui is ten times better .
Thanks for the update!
by K-allen on 2022/06/19 04:54
My only complaint is that when viewing local television I can’t use PnP. I haven't found an explanation for this but would love to be able to txt or whatnot and watch at same time. I mean, I’m seeing/hearing the show/ads whether I’m forced to stay in app or if I’m multitasking so makes no sense. I primarily use the Sling app in conjunction with an AirTV device to watch local tv anywhere. Previously, every single time the app was opened you had to go through multiple steps to get to the locals even if they were favorites. Now, the app opens and when you hit guide boom, straight to my locals! I noticed the app is a lot faster too. I do appreciate the app improvement.
June update
by cm8888881 on 2022/06/18 21:57
New update has been terrible. Looks fine, but doesn’t function like it used to. Can’t record the shows I want to watch - there is just no button for it. Ridiculous.
All the Spanish channels
by Kilikina02 on 2022/06/18 04:46
I very much appreciate the facts that you offer Spanish language programming however It would be great if there was an option to hide those channels. Thank you!
Local channels
by love123456678 on 2022/06/18 03:11
The only thing that sling tv doesn’t have is local channels. I want the local channels so I guess when my trial is up I won’t renew because of the local stations.
The User Experience on the New App is Awful
by Lbs⬇ on 2022/06/17 15:23
The layout is enlarged, so you see less channels as you are scrolling. Additionally, before you could select a channel and read the description of the show before watching. Now the moment you select a channel, it starts playing. It’s weird. You can’t see all channels in one view unless it’s A-Z, now you have to select a genre of channels to view and it pre-selects the categories and channels that appear. It’s also extremely buggy. I watch a show for 15-20 minutes and the app starts freezing. It never did that before I was forced to upgrade to this new version. Fix it! It’s clear there was no consumer focus group prior to this new version launch. We could have you so much time and money providing feedback that the features you took away were beloved and needed, and the version you have now is horrendous and needs to be scrapped for the old one.
Why
by Fingerfighter on 2022/06/16 15:41
How about removing the white bar from the bottom of full screen hello does anybody know any way to fix code
Straight trash
by sanchotobe420 on 2022/06/16 07:12
This service is garbage. Even if you cancel they rip you off and charge you anyway. Thieves. A company that will steal from you.
Rewind the Update!!!!!
by FletchMA518 on 2022/06/15 02:06
This app USED TO work just fine — about my only complaint was that I would have liked a sleep timer. Then Sling pushed an update, and now the whole thing is buggy and infuriating. Can’t find anything, can’t perform functions I used to do easily, and the whole thing crashes constantly. Whatever it was you were hoping to improve with this update is a mystery — unless it was to force us to watch more ads, because I feel like I have to sit through 3x as many while I try to get to whatever it is I’m hoping to watch. PLEASE, just undo the update and don’t roll it out again until it’s ready.
Full of Commercials
by Ric_Steinberger on 2022/06/14 05:12
This app is cheap because it floods its channels with commercials
Buggy, can’t record certain channels
by zrieie on 2022/06/14 03:01
Can’t record ESPN 3
Doesn’t show what I want…
by Dopeboy jt on 2022/06/12 16:17
I got this only to watch formula 1 and at first it worked just fine but now mid season half the practices sessions are missing and some races are only in Spanish like if I wanna watch F1 in freaking Spanish smfh waist of money….
User-friendly and accessible
by SoundMan87 on 2022/06/12 00:31
I contemplated getting Sling a couple years ago when they came out with the Heartland Extra, but the interface was clunky and inaccessible with Voiceover on IOS. After launching my business made cord-cutting a smart decision, I decided to give it another try. Now I’m blown away with how flawlessly it works with IOS and Apple TV and the fact that everything is accessible with Voiceover. I also live in a market where Sling doesn’t carry my locals, and I’m very pleased with the Air TV 2 integration with the Sling guide. Now all i need is one antenna to scan for channels using my Wi-Fi powering every device in the home. Thank you for making this service flawless and screen-reader friendly.
this dang old update
by emily post-punk on 2022/06/11 05:27
Add me to the list of people who are super unhappy with this update. I am especially peeved that the DVR no longer gives you an entire show even if you set it to record after the show has started, and why is the guide not available in landscape mode??? You had a pretty decent app and you took it down to clunky town. Please undo.
No sirve nueva actualización
by Negrita0721 on 2022/06/10 18:35
Desde la ultima actualización no puedo ver nada. La pantalla de queda con el logo. Ya intente desde dos teléfonos y nada más no puedo ver mi programación Por favor arreglen ese error
Update is trash
by TUTATILLY on 2022/06/10 16:11
This updated version of sling is clunky and freezes all the time! I have to literally delete the app and re install it several times a day on my phone. This is pure trash and not what I expect to pay $56 a month for 🤬
Update Doesn't Work At All
by Witman7seven on 2022/06/09 10:36
Previous app versions were fine. Now, when the app is supposed to open, there's nothing but a blank, dark screen. There are no titles, no letters...absolutely nothing.
Sling TV app
by Gabe XT on 2022/06/09 03:38
This app works well if watching directly on my device 😁… but when trying to cast to TV 😬 that’s an entirely different ball game. For this reason, I chose to give this app 3 stars in my rating.
Newly worthless
by Acstodd on 2022/06/09 03:08
The recent redesign has made Sling virtually useless to me. Buggy, harder to navigate, no longer able play while using other apps. Used to do that flawlessly. Now it buffers constantly, goes to black screen, glitches out at random. It was nice while it lasted. Hoping they’re getting massive feedback about these problems. If it’s just me for whatever reason, I’ll switch to YouTube tv. Used to like Sling a lot. This version is useless. Find myself never opening it now. It’s my most expensive subscription so if it doesn’t get fixed, I’ll dump it.
Extremely Dissatisfied
by jenleekbyl on 2022/06/09 02:39
Sling plays shows somewhat okay when watching it off my phone. But the second I try to stream it to my TV, it is the worst experience ever. It is impossible to finish any show or watch a show without it skipping major parts. I was first really impressed with this app, but now with dealing with this service for almost 2 years, I would not recommend it to anyone.
The worst update ever.
by JBNigs on 2022/06/09 01:49
We have a Chromecast and have zero issues casting from Netflix, Hulu, HBO, etc. Since this app update we can’t watch any DVR or OnDemand content on our TV. The DVR just won’t load at all. The OnDemand freezes consistently during commercials. Sling, FIX THIS—it was never like this until the May 2022 update.
Loving sling
by Di swobo on 2022/06/09 01:29
We got this because we’ were tired big bill tv. Don’t regret it for a min. Never a dull moment
No so much a la carte
by WhyNotTwoOfTheSame? on 2022/06/08 01:23
I have and use Sling, but the "a la carte" slogan is just a marketing gimmick. Still cheaper than cable, though. One cannot just pick individual channels to watch, but packages of channels with potentially a bunch of them one doesn't want to pay for. It is design to get one to pay more, the more one wants to "customize/personalize" the viewing.
App doesn’t work when not full screen
by JJMM113025 on 2022/06/07 23:31
Pause, Stop, Skip and Reverse don’t work when the app is not full screen. You have to convert to full screen to pause or skip forward or backward. No other similar apps (Netflix, Amazon) have this issue.
App keeps crashing
by robertwag on 2022/06/07 19:55
App is glitching constantly Keeps freezing I’ve done everything suggested to restart, reset etc. It’s impossible to watch anything for more than a minute. Waste of money
NHL games
by Juanchex68 on 2022/06/07 18:48
In the NHL games they do not transmit overtime ! Its bad
Service Stinks
by Green balls Rock on 2022/06/06 01:17
There live streaming service stinks! Then the customer service is the worse! We just wanted to watch the softball World Series and we can’t due to constant buffering or the app shuts down!
Since they added local ads… this App is just terrible
by yourfriendvic on 2022/06/05 19:56
You get this annoying TV ads when you are watching. It cuts the content and then you are unable to resume where you left off. Looking for alternatives that are more reliable and lets you watch without intrusive commercials.
Wrong direction
by eurotransplant on 2022/06/05 17:57
Prior to recent update I was very happy for years. This version is horrible, if not improved quickly I will be changing provider of tv.
Trash. NEVER WORKS RIGHT!
by CoinopBruce on 2022/06/05 03:40
Conceptually this is a cool app, in reality every second or third time we try to use it we have to delete and reinstall the app through our Amazon fire stick. Even then 50% of the time it won’t work. The DVR is horrible if you ever pause a show and try to go back into it it will always restart from the beginning. Save your money!!
New UI is a problem
by JessLew11 on 2022/06/04 00:04
This is the 2nd UI change recently and it gets worse with each. Functionality is lost, navigation becomes more difficult and the DVR is so bad. I can’t start a recorded show while the recording is still in progress without it buffering for 20 seconds after every 5 seconds it plays. Prior version of the app used to do it just fine and even had a ‘Play from beginning’ button! These constant downgrades in performance have me considering a switch to another streaming service.
Expensive and redundant
by chelswa on 2022/06/03 14:16
Same thing over and over again… tried the blue and orange… still the same crap.
Update is no good
by Berliner 1234 on 2022/06/02 01:35
Since the update the mobile app no longer has the full screen option🫤 I’m not happy with this update
Ridiculous
by blazeofglory45 on 2022/06/02 01:02
This is the ONLY video app on my phone that CONSTANTLY buffers and loads, every 2 seconds. Even on low quality with nothing else running. I do every update, my device is fully updated, every single other streaming service works flawlessly, yet i cant watch anything without a buffer every 2-3 seconds. Absolutely ridiculous. I pay for a subscription, ive been a customer for years. Is it too much to expect the thing i pay for to, idk actually work? Its not my internet connection, i have the best speeds i could possibly get, yet still cant watch anything through without 1,000 interruptions. App needs some serious work.
DVR never works
by bythebay10 on 2022/06/02 00:29
If you plan on recording a series, use another web tv service. Sling fails to do even basic series recording like recording nbc nightly news. I’ve set up a series recording dozens of times for this one program over the years and somehow it always stops recording new episodes after a while for no apparent reason even when DVR storage is less than half full. Bugs galore! Not worth the $10/mo savings vs other streaming services.
Repetitive Ads!
by duevicebdl on 2022/06/02 00:02
Please stop playing that horrid Ashley Furniture Ad over and over or I am canceling my service!!!!
Quality is poor
by Ver unhappy on 2022/06/01 23:45
I have been using Sling since 2018 and it has never been this bad. It does not load properly anymore. Even with uninstalling and re installing on the fire tv. All the channels in my package does not show everytime through guide. Some channels don’t even have sound to it. It will stall and reload at any given time. Yet the application wants to increase service prices? It doesn’t make sense. It is very frustrating for us paying customers.
Wall to wall commercials
by Rbluford on 2022/05/31 22:16
If you love paying for commercials then you’ll love Sling.
Beware of Sling
by worddinder on 2022/05/31 20:42
Beware they have poor customer service and you may be double charged. They will not reverse charges and you can not cancel account on your TV. They use this to their advantage.
New App is a Problem
by Iamnetti on 2022/05/31 19:04
There are several issues with the new app. First, if you go into your DVR recordings, there are no dates listed. Therefore, if you have 5 recordings of the same show, you cant find the one you want without going through all of them. Very time consuming. Second, the option you are given is DELETE ALL when you open a particular TV show. There is no option to DELETE only one show. A problem. Third, the TV shows that were protected from being deleted on the old app, are no longer protected. I guess you gave to manually go in and protect or LOCK them all again. I love Sling streaming and was a happy customer until this new app. Please correct these issues so I can enjoy Sling again.
What Happened with NBC New York???
by SimRedhead on 2022/05/31 11:27
With the newest update, NBC New York (channel 4) is now no longer available. How can you just remove the only NYC local channel from Sling??? I watch NBC News New York religiously at home every morning, and now I can’t continue to watch it on the go. If and when NBC New York is added back to the lineup, I’ll change my rating.
Error
by MN-Bear78 on 2022/05/31 02:56
I’m trying to watch shows on your app, it’s giving me Error number 21-51 on my 2020 iPhone on iOS
Shows Freeze After 5 minutes
by sarahs911 on 2022/05/31 02:40
Shows that I’m streaming to my tv freeze every five minutes. With that new update I can’t click watch again. I have to disconnect from my tv and reconnect. It is beyond frustrating. I’ve been a customer for 6 years and I’m about done considering it’s impossible to watch any show without it freezing.
Continue Watching
by questionbox on 2022/05/29 14:03
I have reported this by mail and customer service. There is NO way to remove programs that you do not wish to watch. These land up in Continue Watching queue. This is totally unacceptable, I have shows that are least 7 to 8 day old. PLEASE FIX IT…
New update, big oversight
by ClassCAir on 2022/05/29 06:10
The newest update looks slick, with one major oversight. I like to record many seasons of a series. With the new update, it doesn’t show you what episodes you’ve watched and which ones you haven’t. Heck, when you go to your recordings, it doesn’t even take you to the same season you left off. It always opens with the last season. Other than that, impressive app.
Meets a Niche
by sjrdragon on 2022/05/28 00:28
UPDATED: The new APP layout works and looks great. Kudos to the APP Development Team. The niche is not being fully satisfied. The user interface works, but UI fits better a decade ago. Compare YouTubeTV for a great user interface. Also, You cannot reduce picture to PIP size, really. How is this a good idea in 2019 on an iOS platform. The cost benefit keeps me coming back. I don’t watch much TV. If MSNBC had their own GO or Now app subscription I wouldn’t need TV. For viewing entertainment I use Kindle, AmazonPrime, or Netflix.
New app is awful
by rjp16 on 2022/05/28 00:07
I loved the previous Sling app. I found it very easy to navigate, feature rich, and incredibly reliable. The recent update is constantly freezing and very buggy, but my biggest disappointment is the new UI which is much less usable. I have yet to identify a single valuable feature that has been added in this new version, but it seems that several have been removed. I would definitely prefer the old app back.
Great service but ESPN 3 will end game early
by faaaaahhhhhhkkkk on 2022/05/27 23:23
There’s nothing worse than watching a close nba playoff game in the final minutes and the game cuts off suddenly because the program was only supposed to run until 10:30 pm and sling doesn’t let you resume the program after that time. If the game extends on past it’s allotted time which they usually do, you won’t be able to watch it on ESPN 3 (abc) which the entire finals will be showed on.
Latest update ruined app
by GP2068 on 2022/05/27 03:10
I really liked Sling until the latest update. It makes watching a chore. You can no longer click on a show to watch it from the recent channel list. You have to click the three dots then select “watch now”. Toggling between show is a pain. The app closes frequently when I click on a show from the guide screen. Resuming a paused show is not as easy as it was on the previous version. Switching between minimized window and full screen is a multiple click process. The list goes on and on. This needs to be fixed quickly.
Poor quality for live sports
by SpatialT on 2022/05/27 02:58
Streaming live sports is almost always choppy regardless of internet connectivity. Really need to figure that out. Otherwise, good bargain
When it works it’s great
by Bobbybobs on 2022/05/27 02:12
Bought sling for NHL playoffs. Keeps kicking me off the game to the main menu screen. Try to click on the game and it doesn’t load or if I’m able to click it I get a loading screen for several minutes. Extremely frustrating when watching a live game that is tied or it kicks me out 2 minutes end of game and leaves me in suspense of what happened in the game. The suspense is relieved when I get an update on my sports app telling me the score that I wasn’t able to watch live through the Sling app. Is it just sling or do the other major live tv apps have the same issues? I tried all the troubleshooting and loaded up other apps to see if it was my internet but this time it was only the sling app giving me lagging issues.
Worst update
by CeeBee417 on 2022/05/26 14:16
I can see I’m not alone in hating the newest update. If you pause for too long (and I’m talking 5 minutes, not hours) it brings you back to the start of the show rather than resume where you left off. Going to cancel Sling all together. This is junk.
Why????? Please restore!
by Gamma 1 bjajb? on 2022/05/26 04:41
Why can I not delete shows in the “continue watching” category? I used to be able to delete shows I don’t want to “continue watching” but since the last update I can’t delete them anymore. When you channel surf it stores every show you even glance at so it is difficult to go through the whole category just to get to a show I might want to watch. Please restore the delete for this category. I LOVE watching Sling, but I’m afraid to start watching a program I may not want to finish. Please fix.
Here’s my review so I stop getting pop ups
by Bourne_Awesome123 on 2022/05/26 00:01
Here it is.
I agree with everyone, horrible
by DD Writing A Review on 2022/05/25 04:37
They didn’t post my original negative review, so I’m not going to spend time rewriting … I’ll say … I agree with everyone else, horrible.
Upgrade Is Terrible
by JV_42 on 2022/05/25 02:10
I received an update on the sling app. After the update it has been freezing. The original app was flawless. More QA should have been applied before this release.
Extreme buffering during playoffs
by Gambler001 on 2022/05/24 19:04
If you think you’re going to get a good viewing experience watching a major sporting on this, think again. If you don’t care much for sports, than this might work out for you.
Commercial
by Neil Jou on 2022/05/24 02:37
The commercial sound plays so loud when it gets to commercials
Worst update ever
by Eldodave on 2022/05/23 21:53
I loved this service. Latest update is horrible. DVR does not work with live broadcast. Developers should be terminated, just like I’m considering terminating my subscription.
Sling takes away the best part of their app - Picture in Picture
by Tar Heel 91 on 2022/05/23 04:14
I can’t understand why people update and take away great features. What was so cool about sling is that I could work and still watch games on my iPad. Now they have taken that feature away. The fact that you used to be able to make the Picture in Picture feature zoom in and out was so awesome. Now they update the app only to make it worse. Why did you do that? No other app had that feature. You were so outstanding before, and now you are just like everyone else. This is terrible. Bring this feature back so you can do work in other apps yet still watch.
No more 30 second skip
by Gdgeorge on 2022/05/22 23:11
Looks like they took away the 30 second skip feature of the DVR. Please bring it back!
Not user friendly
by aeockwm on 2022/05/22 17:20
Literally the most un-user friendly app ever! If you go out of app, you can’t access what your watching. You have to restart the show from the very beginning. Needs some major help.
No Super Bowl game and pathetic app
by Ahsana on 2022/05/22 04:06
Is only use ur cause it cheaper than direct tv. Otherwise, so many bugs in the sling tv, crappy interface.
Not the best experience
by Brad_7 on 2022/05/21 19:46
I've tested Sling twice now and have been pretty underwhelmed both times. When you're watching a game and pause for a minute and return, it takes you back to live, not the last place you left off. I don't recall the other issues I had but the general user experience isn't great. The first representative was not willing to provide a refund, but the 2nd time I called back they were, so I updated my rating for their willingness to at least try to resolve the situation.
Worst Streaming App Ever
by J-Dizzy on 2022/05/21 17:51
I downloaded this app and paid the promotional rate (50% off) to watch the NBA conference finals and spent more time watching the app buffer than the actual game last night (Warriors-Mavs Game 2). I tried EVERYTHING I could find in terms of troubleshooting with literally no results. I’ve several streaming services and have had ZERO issues with any of them. Canceled my subscription.
Missed a lot of sports moments
by BK100010101 on 2022/05/21 15:23
It’s fine when it works. But when it doesn’t work it’s frustrating. Doesn’t work like 25-50% of the time. Latest update is a lot worse. Constantly loading and disconnecting. Occasionally weird blurry images with lots of trails. I dislike that I can’t just put on a channel and have it stay on that channel until I change it. Instead it’s blocks of time for shows. When sports games go over the scheduled time it will time out, thus missing crucial 4th quarter moments.
New update trash
by jckyxjfzjgxjtx on 2022/05/21 13:45
The new update is horrible. I can not make it through 1 single episode of anything with the app freezing or shutting down completely. I will not be renewing next month!
Why do some companies destroy a great UI?
by Jesse Krup on 2022/05/21 03:53
I loved this app, but the new version is buggy and keeps freezing. That’s fine as I’m sure they’re working out the kinks, but what’s worse is that the new UI is horrendous. It went from a small screen with a pleasing layout to the app version of those phones for people with vision issues. Why is everything so large and non-intuitive now?! They went from something beautiful to something that looks like its from alpha testing of a failed app. If they don’t change it to something similar to the previous version I’ll be cancelling which is really unfortunate. PS - terrible for sports since the update for multiple reasons!
Constantly buffering
by Melda1208 on 2022/05/21 03:45
After update, can’t watch anything; it’s constantly buffering (on wifi or 5g ) if not fixed asap switching to live Hulu
Horrible Service
by Davidtvega on 2022/05/21 03:41
If this were the first time Sling stopped working in the middle of a sports game I’d chalk it up to life, fact is it happens more often than not, tonight is was Game 2 of Western Conference Playoffs, Checked app service and was confirmed it’s the number 1 app currently crashing, will not ever use this service again, canceling tonight, sad that what appeared to be a win on value turns out to be a loss of confidence for this app
Trash.
by Nate Deezy 330 on 2022/05/21 03:35
This app is trash, just spend the extra money and get one that works like YouTube, Fubo, or Hulu TV 👍
Inconvenient in demand times
by r_non91 on 2022/05/21 03:31
Tried watching a game on tnt and it just buffers and stops takes you out the channel so frustrating
Trash
by Hate it!!!420 on 2022/05/21 03:30
Sling is garbage! Anytime you watch something, it buffers, but those commercials get played! Trying to watch the NBA WCF and TNT is the only station buffering except for commercials! Sling is garbage!
Frequent crashes
by justwannawatchthegame on 2022/05/21 03:29
Seems to crash at exactly the wrong time. Got it for sports but it makes it spectacularly frustrating to watch a game. Also will randomly rewind 30 minutes during a game and you have to restart the app. Wow not sure how it gets such a hight rating from others.
Garbage
by Rip off one on 2022/05/21 03:29
The only people that should ever really get this app are poor people or people with very little money. The service is not good. I have fiber optic internet and a MR 9600 ax router. Constantly get a error message oops something went wrong !!!I This only happens on certain networks.For example Fox News, If you have the money to get a better service you definitely should. Sling may work for a month or two but eventually you will have problems. The app redesign they started last year and now another rollout of a new platform is not good. Considering the network coverage is intermittent and the new platform is garbage. I wouldn’t recommend Sling at all. Come on dish network you can do better than this. You are driving existing customers away.
Scam
by dontknowaboutthisapp on 2022/05/21 03:21
This has been the worst app ever since I’ve updated it. And they updated without my permission not to mention I only had the 1 month subscription smh all bad….
Terrible
by neleh25 on 2022/05/21 03:21
Would give zero stars if I could. Constant erroring on all my devices
Unreliable
by One4Dworld on 2022/05/21 03:20
My primary reason to have slaying is to watch sports etc. the one channel keeps having an error is TNT with the NBA playoffs and WILL NOT WORK
Can’t stream
by jlivingston672341 on 2022/05/21 03:19
Doesn’t stream the Mavs vs Warriors game. Awful.
Latest Update
by Tjigsaw on 2022/05/21 03:17
The latest update of the app is horrible. It keeps crashing and, though I use my network, it keeps buffering. I really enjoyed it until this latest update. That is why I gave it four stars.
Unreliable
by bo.dacious_ on 2022/05/21 03:12
This is the most unreliable streaming service, especially when you want to watch sports. Constant buffering and throttling bandwidth. My internet service is super fast and works perfectly fine with other apps. It’s just sling tv.
UPDATE YOUR SAMSUNG SMART TV APP!
by Randy Rubirosa on 2022/05/21 03:09
IT DOES NOT WORK! 🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️ . Actually, is not the app for I can tell now since it is also freezing in my computer. Is it the whole network!!? 🤦🏾‍♂️
Trash App
by slinger hater on 2022/05/21 03:08
I had to download sling to receive my NBA package through TNT. Trash! Playoffs streaming horribly! Stutters every other minute, completely pausing for minutes at a time, STUCK between screens. Canceling tomorrow!
Buggy! Don’t bother
by ThisproductdoesNOTwork on 2022/05/21 03:01
Keeps dropping and reloading. I will be canceling at the end of the month. Very disappointing.
Painful
by johngme22 on 2022/05/21 03:00
It hangs. It stops. It jumps to earlier parts of the broadcast. It plays a commercial while the game and the audio from the game are still live (I have 192 Mbps internet - according to Speedtest and so that is not the problem). I rejoined to watch the NBA. So frustrating. Both on an ipad and the computer.
Horrific quality
by gimme my money back please on 2022/05/21 02:53
Lost an entire quarter to the stream glitching out
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.
Great!
by Chinese Guy 100 on 2021/09/20 14:10
I enjoy watching ESPN, CNN, HGTV, and a few other channels of Sling TV. Although there is limited number of channels with either the (basic) Orange package or Blue Package and given me lack of time to watch a lot of channels, this $35 a month value is well worth it. You can also bounce back and forth at any time of the month between the Blue Package (NFL network, USA, Fox Sports 1, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, USA, HGTV but not have ESPN/Disney channel) and the Orange Package (ESPN 1/2/3, HGTV, CNN, Disney, but not have NFL network, USA, MSNBC, Fox News, and Fox Sports 1 channels). The other downside is you have to rely on internet connection. I do not experience too much “buffer” issues due to internet issues. You can also add-on channels to your basic package like for children, sports, Cantonese, Spanish, Christian channels, comedy, and so on starting at $3/mo to like $15/mo. I highly recommend this cable streaming app and it is tremendously an impressive alternative to paying hefty cable/satellite bills like over $100/mo from Comcast or Direct TV. I think there is a 3 day free trial for Sling tv, which I did try out.
New Changes Less User Friendly
by bartolomundo on 2021/11/07 17:46
I have subscribed to Sling off and on for the last 5 years and though I like the service generally I hate the new interface! The greatest advantage to Sling over it’s competitors apps was that you could search the guide at the bottom of the screen while watching something without disrupting the continuity of what you are watching. The new interface, however, makes this very difficult. It takes forever to scroll through the grid guide because of ‘visual enhancements’ to schedule data and now half the screen is filled with visual content (on Apple TV) that is redundant and unnecessary. Please return to your standard TV Guide-style grid and get rid of all this extraneous content. Also, make it easier to switch back to the last channel you watched. And, keep the guide preference (All, Favorites, Movies, Sports, etc.) locked until manually changed by the user. I am constantly having to move between screens now just to see what else is on. And, sometimes I lose streaming while trying to check to guide (which never happened with your easier, more stream-lined and more user-friendly older app). Change is NOT always better! And, if something is NOT BROKEN, DON’T ‘FIX’ IT! You had the best streaming app for user-friendliness and accessibility and you screwed it all up!
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.
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.
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.
False advertising
by kegangowens on 2021/10/18 01:20
Sling tv advertises that they have the movie “Malignant” when I couldn’t find it I asked for a refund. An agent told me they could help me with that, then asked why I wanted a refund. When I explained the situation they looked in to it and I was told I needed. To get the “con tv” channel. Sense I wanted to see the movie I decided do that. After spending more money on the con tv channel I sat down to watch the movie only to find out that the movie that played was not the movie advertised. Different actors, different story, they just threw the cover are from “Malignant” on a different movie and falsely advertised ad having it available. When I tried again talking to a sling tv representative I was told they don’t to refunds, and beyond that he said that it’s not there fault that their con tv channel was Mis advertising the movie, and do was sling tv. Now not only did I not get the refund I was lead to believe id get from the first agent but I also spent more money on the channel the told me I’d be able to watch the movie on. Most important though sling tv is false advertising “Malignant.” How many other movie do the advertise falsely? How much money do they get from people because of these false advertisements, and then just say, nope no refunds? How much money is the actual movie “malignant” (and probably other movies) missing out on because of sling tv’s false advertising?
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
Very glitchy, unreliable, lots of ads
by momo* on 2022/01/30 18:29
We recently downloaded sling as an alternative to cable. I am a big fan of watching shows on demand and I am initially disappointed by the lack of episodes available for the shows. It looks like there’s a lot to offer by seeing the shows, but once you see the amount of episodes we kind of felt a little put off. Additionally, the shows are constantly buffering, constant ads throughout, and when there are ads, the episodes skip through so a 20 min show is really like 10 minutes of the actual show and another 10 of ads. If I try to rewind it to see the parts it skips over, it makes me watch more ads and will crash. It doesn’t cast well to the tv and we have the app installed in our other television and it is a little bit less glitchy when watching “live” tv, but the on demand is still not that great. Additionally, we cannot watch live football even though it says we are supposed to. Going to have to look into other services, this has been pretty disappointing because it just looks so so promising and good on paper.
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.
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.
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.
A lot of glitches still, some improvements needed.
by Marco!!!! on 2021/02/26 04:30
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 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.
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.
Terrible customer service and surprise billing
by Trytrytry2008 on 2022/02/26 21:07
I have been a Sling customer for a couple of years and was happy about the service until about half a year ago. I only subscribe to their world sport package so I can watch soccer games on BeinSports. About four months ago, I lost access to my subscribed channels despite I still have 6 month left on my subscription. I contacted Sling numerous times for this issue. All their agents acknowledged the issue but none of them was able to fix it. And every time when I contact them, they ask me to log out log in numerous times and on all my devices. It was a gigantic waste of time! Last week finally someone realized there was an error in their system and finally fixed it. Now I have access to BeinSports again but I’ve already lost 4 month. They refuse to do everything about the lost time, of course! Three days later I found on my credit bill that they actually charged me an extra amount for a new subscription. Not sure if anyone can find a worse service than Sling!
A couple of things…
by IsleOasis on 2021/09/22 02:07
Well I have to commend you all at the recent improvements. Much appreciated. Better functionality overall. Would like to see a timestamp on all future recordings. Sometimes it is difficult to know when the will air or has aired. Currently if I stumble across a movie that I would like to record from the beginning I can’t search in the future to fine an opportunity in the future. It only lets you find and record what’s currently airing. If it’s already started or halfway through there’s nothing you can do other than search the old fashion way scanning day after day until you find it running again. Please fix this. It’s very frustrating. Also would love to be able to change the channels on my tv using the sling app on my iPad. Or start watching on my iPad and easily switch to the tv via the sling app. Please put the station the show is airing on in the caption.
$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.
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.
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 $54/m the same for cable - an cable doesn’t cause these issues . So please fix otherwise you’ve lost out services and I’ll make sure family and friends are aware of these issues and recommend they stay away from sling . Thank you.
The best tv provider
by eurekaSpeedReviews on 2021/08/23 04:39
For me sling tv is the best tv provider because they are both cheep and give you the option the stream active tv shows and movies on demand in app this means that you have a price that compared to other tv providers is very cheep and the ability to easily watch the shows you want even if you forgot to record them or don’t have room to It is more expensive than Netflix or Disney plus and does not reduce the amount of adds but for my use case of getting a few shows only available on television currently on demand for cheep it is the best option Do note that currently this app requires a subscription that to get the Chanel’s you want will still cost around 40$ monthly but compared to the triple digit prices I found elsewhere it’s a great choice
Roku App has lots of bugs
by KL765 on 2022/05/14 13:28
I am a subscriber and use my Roku for access. When I’m on the Home Screen and scroll right to view “My Channels” I rarely get to the end of my list before the sw resets and I’m at the start of the list again. And to make it more annoying is the sequence of the list is reordered. So it’s not like I can quickly scroll back to where I was and see what’s remaining. Sling app seems to always crash or close after a few hours. Maybe this is intentional. It’s annoying when I’ve been binging shows. Please add a function to enable the deletion of shows in the “Continue Watching” list. It saves shows that I may tune to for a second but I’m not watching. Not sure how this algorithm works but it needs to pick shows that are tuned in for longer than a minute. Several updates ago, the fast forward and rewind function was changed. I find the current state to be very variable in speed. Not smooth at all. Once a channel is selected everything seem to work ok. If you ignore the app resetting or closing several times a week. Lots of issues but the cost is low so I guess that’s the trade off. I would not pay any more for this product at the current performance level. If the price goes up I will definitely switch to another provider. So for now I will put up with these few bugs.
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?
Fraud
by CJSandhu on 2021/11/24 14:52
I had bought a package. Channels are not working. Some Channels have a permanent display that it will be released to the device soon. Others just go blank. I called the Customer Service on day one and was told that their team is looking into it and someone will call back. No one reached out for a couple of days and I contacted again. Next time they mentioned that a tech ticket was opened. The fourth time the customer service was not sure when the ticket was submitted. When I talked to the manager, I was told that it is a modern day streaming service and if you are not able to watch it then its your problem. I paid for a service then I should either get the product OR be provided and ETA for rectification OR extend the service for that time frame OR reimburse my money. The manager was rude and simply said they can do anything. Today after days of calling the service is still not there. I have cancelled it. I have never had this kind of an experience in United States. Sheer Fraud & cheating.
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.
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!
Download failures & crashes
by Chels Latrice on 2022/01/25 20:45
I’ve used this app for years. It’s good when it’s working right but it does crash on multiple occasions since I’ve had it throughout the years. You can be watching something then all of a sudden it takes you back to the selection of options to choose from again or you’ll have to restart the app. Lately I haven’t been able to watch on my fire stick for a couple of weeks now. I restarted & cleared cache multiple times, restarted app & firestick multiple times and uninstalled. I’ve been trying to reinstall for a couple weeks now and it gives me a download failure error. So now I can’t even use the app. It works on my phone but not my tv where I prefer to watch it. All other apps work fine on the firestick so idk why this is the only app that isn’t. However I pay too much money monthly to have these issues.
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!
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 bug in the IPad ap
by Joey1374 on 2021/08/13 17:59
My Airtv failed which I presumed was the result of a power surge after lightning occurred in my area. I ordered an Airtv2. It has the same problem. I had installed a new router after the lightning so I assumed it was the router. I swapped routers back to an old one. I was able to ping the Airtv with both the old and new router. My conclusion is the software has a bug. I used both an iPad version and the iPhone version and the Sling software doesn’t seem to be able to seethe Airtv2 box. I have confirmed that there is an Ethernet connection, I see inside the router that an Ip address was assigned, and I can ping it. Whats left is the sling software. Technical help was useless. The person walked me through the normal stuff like reset etc. Then told me they could not help me. Oh, and it looks like the Mac address on the label is also mismatched to what the router shows. Slightly diferent. UPDATE: After mindlessly hitting the “try Again” button the app finally linked to the Airtv2. It took maybe 5 mindless trys.
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
Enough already
by :))) DOLPHIN LOVER on 2021/07/13 00:09
The commercials have always been ridiculous, but I’m in the middle of the most outrageous experience. I’ve been trying to load a show for 62 minutes now and have watched nothing but commercials, followed by various loading errors. I’m glad the “streaming errors” and my internet issues somehow don’t extend to your ads, I’m able to watch a wide array of high quality advertisements with no problems (except the occasional glitch where it will load 2x in a row because ad timer is broken ☺️ again, thanks Sling.) Add a feature where it won’t force you to watch another ad if you have seen one in the last 30-60 seconds. This might be an isolated incident but seriously, ENOUGH WITH THE COMMERCIALS. They’re shoved down our throat enough as it is. Especially if you encounter errors that kick you out of your show randomly and you want to try and resume, expect to watch atleast 4-5 minutes of commercials if you want to get back to your spot.
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
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