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Sling: Live TV, Shows & Movies
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SLING is a streaming service with the best of live TV, both free and paid, streamed to you on any device. And with 200+ channels, SLING has something for everyone. It’s the live TV you love for half the cost of cable. Plus, watch over 85,000 movies & shows on demand. Programming Available From SLING TV: With free channels like ABC News Live and premium cable networks such as CNN, FOX News and MSNBC, Sling keeps you informed while you stay safe inside. Entertainment networks like Bravo!, LIfetime and HGTV mean SLING TV has something for everyone. NEWS | Stay up-to-date and informed with plenty of news channels like CNN, FOX News, CNBC, MSNBC and Bloomberg. ENTERTAINMENT | Stay in & SLING in with entertainment for the whole family. Sign up and get Bravo, Freeform, A&E, Investigation Discovery, TBS and TNT. LIFESTYLE | With SLING TV, you can get your DIY fix with HGTV and satisfy your cravings for new recipes on Food Network. Plus, we have plenty of other lifestyle channels like TLC, Hallmark and Discovery. KIDS’ SHOWS | Keep the kids happy and the Saturday morning cartoon tradition rolling with Disney and Cartoon Network. SPORTS | Catch the latest news, analysis and feature films of your favorite sports on ESPN, ESPN2, TNT, and a whole lot more. INTERNATIONAL | SLING TV is one of the best international streaming services in the U.S., offering programs in 22 languages including Spanish, Hindi & Arabic. So what’s the hold up? Download the app today and start SLINGing. Please note: This app features Nielsen’s proprietary measurement software that will allow you to contribute to market research, like Nielsen’s TV Ratings. Please see www.nielsen.com/digitalprivacy for more information.
Love it but...
by You need a bigger boat on 2020/10/28 09:51
Sometimes it’s stops in the middle or end of a program. I have to back out to the guide and go back to the program. It’s kind of a pain when it’s live.
Wow that’s dumb
by jesusespinoza559 on 2020/10/28 05:46
No option to create account so how do i sign in
Predatory pricing, terrible customer service
by Vivek Rathod on 2020/10/28 01:23
I have used sling on and off many times. Their pricing models are not customer centric. Canceling is hard. The apps have bugs on various platforms. And the customer service is terrible. I had one rep start yelling at me when I was nothing but polite. I wrote to them and no response. Canceled and got Hulu live and not going to come back
Sling TV works well
by Longmeir on 2020/10/28 00:15
Works better than cable tv.
Sling
by Erik Hernandez benetz on 2020/10/27 19:34
So goof I recommend
Freeze
by viewer nik on 2020/10/27 19:21
CNBC channel will lock up / freeze during normal viewing. There are no volume control on the screen. There is no mute option on most of the app.
Good option!
by Buiu on 2020/10/27 16:28
Specially for international! God option to connect with the news and entretenimento overall ! I can wait for more options for channels to come to sling ! They will be fill with more diverse than any other one out there !!
Sling Is Best For Cable
by Claudy Artist on 2020/10/27 09:04
Sling is the cheapest Cable available and remarkably also the best Cable you can buy! You will not be disappointed....
Terrible app.
by glenb2 on 2020/10/27 05:53
Unbelievable how Sling allows their service to be ruined by a bad app in 2020. Can you even imagine having to force quit Netflix or Hulu and restart their apps to get something to play? Never. Everyday for Sling app though.
More time loading than watching
by inspbilly on 2020/10/27 04:18
I am about to cancel but first I will see how knew router and extender works. Just order orbi. I don’t think it will make one but if difference. Always loading freezing etc dvr sometimes won’t let me watch, acts like no show available and wants to know if I want to cancel recording even though it’s a show I was trying to and was watching. I’m getting top line new router to see if that fixes but thing is Netflix works fine no constant buffering. Right now can’t get sling to even work at all for over last couple hours. Plus I just sign up a month or so ago and they already canceled two channels that I had so now they are both extra. I am not paying even more for something I can’t even see without getting ticked off
Hate it hate it
by trupor on 2020/10/26 22:28
Hate it
Like the service but UI needs work
by tmbenge on 2020/10/26 18:50
The app works well and Am happy with the device and value. I think the UI is cluttered and a little confusing
DVR issues
by JC_2882 on 2020/10/26 14:25
There are times when the DVR function doesn’t record something I’ve selected. Also times when I’m unable to watch something that’s currently being recorded. I have to wait until the entire recording is complete to watch it from the beginning otherwise it’ll start playing from wherever it currently is. The DVR will sometimes organize shows incorrectly or out of order. It seems to happen mostly with sporting events. Also, why are we unable to pause live TV for certain channels/shows? Thanks
Continually resetting to beginning of program
by capcomvalk on 2020/10/26 13:07
When using that app on my iPad live programs reset to the start of the show urging or after commercial breaks. If I back out of the show and then renter it I can get back to the correct spot in the program. Very annoying
Forced Advertisements
by a3595 on 2020/10/26 04:08
Paid apps should not have advertisements
Very flakey at best
by Mr lobo on 2020/10/26 00:32
I have the airtv2 box at home so I can watch over-the air shows anywhere. Well about 80% I cannot connect with this app, end even more often when I do, the recorded shows on the hard drive do not show up. I have the older slingbox m1 for my cable tv at the same location. That software connects every time so I know it’s not a problem with my 30 Mbps uplink. I hope sling can fix this issue soon. It’s getting a little better, but this issue is still like this for about 2 years now . And pause of live tv still doesn’t work. Even if I’m recording the show. You have to go to recordings, and start the show from there Over the air tv is still unwatchable with a 100mbps internet link. It constantly buffers, every few seconds . Other streaming apps don’t have this issue. Maybe the problem is the airtv2
Multiple screening issues
by Maraha22 on 2020/10/25 23:36
Paying $70 a month and every time we screen more than 1 tv, even though we have up to 4, it’s knocks all the TVs off and signs them out. This needs to be fixed
Sling is a keeper but Where’s CBS!?!
by AnITGuy on 2020/10/25 21:08
Been a Sling customer for quite a while. They have the best A la Carte out of all the streaming services. I really like that when I’m not watching anything or sports are at a lull, I can shave off $20 for a few months. The one irritating thing is that I don’t have CBS in my lineup. It should be because it’s a local channel on antenna. I I’ll have to put up an antenna and run some cable but I really shouldn’t have to. Also, I wish MASN was available. I’m in the DC area and am unable to watch Nationals games. This isn’t The fault of Sling, but hopefully they are working on an agreement to bring that network on board.
DVR Records Only 1 min
by i A P on 2020/10/25 15:43
Something is off with the DVR and it records only a minute or so of 2 hours it should have recorded.
Sling
by Netta Love Over All on 2020/10/25 15:10
I love sling it’s the best, affordable and you get all the good channels.. 5 stars from me!!!!
I Love this app excellent!!!!
by pelon Barza Fan on 2020/10/25 14:43
5+
Sling review
by Vitt1688 on 2020/10/25 13:55
I like sling because it has almost all the channels that I have when I have Cox cable. The problem that I have lately is that when I’m watching a channel lately it just freeze and move to the local channel. Sometimes it just don’t connect. And I I don’t think it’s the internet because I have the fastest speed I can get from cox. And that’s the reason I give this review a 3 star. I hope this will change otherwise I’m thinking of changing this service. I hope this is not cause by the Russian hackers.
Most horrible tv service rip-off
by Wiseking777 on 2020/10/25 10:54
Worst rip-off ! They force commercials on you after paid services. Can’t pause or skip commercials - disgusting !!!
It’s great
by Beaker809 on 2020/10/25 09:42
But I would wish the dvr would be bigger and the cost would be a little bit lower
Good internet based cable
by Chrome2012 on 2020/10/25 06:47
I Wish in the packages they would offer more Channel’s between the blue and yellow package and not repeat so many channels between them!
Search capability needs lots of improvement...
by frustrated three on 2020/10/25 03:48
Hate the search functionality
Not great for sports
by HNWL on 2020/10/25 03:13
Overall the service itself is fine. But good luck finding the game you want to watch. The guide makes no effort to keep up with the games in real time. Basically you have to search elsewhere to figure out the channel your team is supposed to playing on. In 2020, to watch the MLB World Series, I need to know to select “Big Bang Theory” reruns. That’s happened several times in the playoffs and regular season. Sling could do better than this.
I love this
by ThewristplAyer 4 on 2020/10/24 22:33
It’s the bedt
Best price for Fox News!
by Shammytack on 2020/10/24 20:25
Not only the best price for Fox News but so much more that I love. Super satisfied.
Twice the programming for half the price
by Old Fogey60 on 2020/10/24 17:55
After years of increasing costs to access cable channels, I switched to Sling. Easy access, no commitment, and no rental box fees make this a no brainer.
No casting???????????
by Bigpeckersinmymouth on 2020/10/24 17:35
They whole purpose of getting a streaming app is to cast... there’s no option to cast - are you kidding? No forewarning about this, so had to pay $40 for the pleasure of finding out afterward that it won’t do the only thing I got the app for.
Review
by anawytt on 2020/10/24 15:46
Amazing!
Ehhh!
by TJohnson730 on 2020/10/24 12:57
This company and its customer service is HORRIBLE! Half of the time it restarts while you’re watching tv or a movie. If you call in, you must get a call in code online first.. for them to give you some BS excuse to why it’s never working and to restart your TV! They claim they can’t give you a discount/credit for your services that aren’t working either! Looking for another streaming service because this is terrible!
Technology
by Master Alumnus on 2020/10/24 11:39
Awesome way to enjoy watching your favorite movies and TV!! The ability to cast it to your smart TV for the full experience !!!
Terrible since latest update
by Candyjas1 on 2020/10/24 07:39
I have a Smart Samsung tv and at the top of every hour when it’s time for a new program to start, the app freezes and closes out. Lately, i haven’t been able to watch 5 minutes of television without the app force closing. This is just ridiculous! Update: still freezing and force closing multiple times and now the dvr doesn’t work properly and I’m unable to watch shows that I recorded this week. For some reason the on demand shows keep cycling a sling commercial that says we’ll be right back 🙄. Where are the developers? Are they ever going to resolve these issues that your customers are complaining about? 2nd update: I’m an app developer and I don’t know how the developers for Sling feel good about themselves with this crap. One thing we are taught is to make sure that your app works across all platforms. You guys have completely just dismissed the Samsung tv because it’s virtually impossible to watch Sling on it. I can’t make it through 15 minutes before the sound goes out, the show freezes or the screen goes black. This is absolutely ridiculous and you all aren’t doing anything about it. I will definitely be canceling my subscription because I refuse to pay for something that I can only watch on my ipad 😡.
Lags and restats
by AW Fam on 2020/10/24 06:06
Movies restart in the middle of the show, LOTS of commercials and lags.
Sling freezes
by mepaez on 2020/10/24 05:02
Always freezes can’t get three one episode on demand does not work
News updates aren’t helping your app functions
by Jae0802 on 2020/10/24 03:07
Whatever new updates have been made recently have made the app not function very well, even more so than it was before. Now each time I go into my recordings to watch a show I’m consistently receiving an error message about the show not loading and try again later. This isn’t MY WiFi or MY internet connection, as this wasn’t as big of a problem until just recently. I went the past year with this only happening on occasion. Now it’s truly each time I go watch ANY recorded shows I get this message on all my recordings.
Bs
by Xavi.art on 2020/10/24 01:29
because even if I pay the monthly fee, I am obliged to watch the booflex commercial ????
Buggy
by CJG RN on 2020/10/24 01:12
Overall I like Sling. I like the selection mostly. I have noticed, however, that they’re buggy no matter what you watch it on. I have it on my iPad, iPhone, and Xbox one, and they all have issues (e.g, crashes). The MOST annoying issue (on ALL platforms I’ve tried) is when you stop a prerecorded show and it NEVER wants to play for you again! Instead you get the message “We’re sorry! Temporarily unable to load video. Try reloading or changing the channel.” Now, they use the word “temporarily” very loosely, because that show will NEVER load again. I mean ... I saved one prerecorded show for two months hoping it would eventually play, but it was broken across all platforms. Sorry Dateline .... guess I’ll never know who the murderer was in that episode! Ok, no other streaming service has this issue ... so figure it out ... please!
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
Love it
by mercedesalexandria on 2020/10/23 09:00
It’s just so simple and I’m the most simple person. It’s perfect for just me and my son and I loveeee that if we have to leave to go somewhere and he’s watching tv and wants to “finish his episode” I just put it on my phone and we’re out the door he can finish the episode in the car!!! Thanks sling for making my life easier!!!
3 second delay
by Cowboy De'Ore on 2020/10/22 23:51
The sling app on my Samsung TV with Roku has a 3 second delay while people are talking. Its not my internet, my FuboTV is working perfectly with my Roku. Please correct this and I’ll change my rating.
Lala
by alllllllcccccaaaa on 2020/10/22 23:21
Very ice veiwing
Not worth it. Feels like beta version but full price app.
by MsKelleyKell on 2020/10/22 15:10
Way too expensive first off. For the glitches this app has since day one and then they charge what they charge? No. Sorry but no. This app has had major issues since day one and feels like I’m using a Beta version that you’re paying full price for. Not even close to worth it.
Should be much better; 10-22-20
by BillKloos on 2020/10/22 14:33
10-22-20, still a problem: The DVR is not consistent. Skipping forward through commercials often causes the app to lock up (Apple TV, gigabit connection) requiring a complete restart of the app. When starting to watch a show that is still recording the app goes to the live point in the show rather than starting the recording at the beginning. 10-22-20, still a problem: Why alphabetize the guide filters so My Channels, the only filter worth using, is now several rows down? Once a filter is chosen it should remain that way even after the app is closed and reopened. 10-22-20, still a major problem: can’t sort the guide alphabetically on an iPad; really? How this app has 4.6 out of 5 is a great mystery to me. Low standards from other viewers?
So glad we switched
by Kaycjackson on 2020/10/22 08:48
We love Sling. We cut the cable cord.
Requests to force close 10-100
by Brian0009921 on 2020/10/22 03:50
I downloaded an update and it won’t start. I get an error that asks me to force close and wait 1 minute. 10-100 appears to be an error code. It won’t work now on my iPhone XS Max
Won’t connect to Xbox or Chromecast
by I wanted TV, but I got Sling on 2020/10/22 03:03
This service is no good. It won’t connect and therefore I don’t like it.
When App Store down and you still asking update
by metro.dwz on 2020/10/22 01:10
After repeatedly giving feedback the app can quit by itself on all Apple TV at home, it still can happen. Sling didn’t take it seriously at all.
Fixed chromecast support!
by Sixleggedghost on 2020/10/21 14:34
App works great now that chromecast is back. No complaints.
Better than Cox
by Anime Tankie on 2020/10/21 06:04
And that’s all I got to say.
One of the worst apps I have ever used on any platform
by Jonathan I am on 2020/10/21 03:26
I’ve never written on online review for anything but was compelled to do so here. Sling is a disaster. I only have YouTube TV to compare it to. That service is 3x more expensive and 100x better. Subscribe to Sling and be prepared for the following: a) programs set to record will not record b) recorded programs will not play c) recorded programs will start to play then crash 2 minutes in d) you can’t pause live TV e) you can’t rewind a recording in progress; you have to wait for the entire program to record to watch the whole thing f) the app will freeze while loading g) the app will freeze while using it. The suggested fixes are typical and usually don’t work unless you try multiple solutions (restart the app, hard restart the app, uninstall and reinstall the app, sign out, sign back in., etc) There’s nothing like coming home from a long day wanting to watch your recordings only to then have to fool around with the app for 15 minutes trying to get it to work. I fantasize about bringing a Sling programmer into my home and forcing them to use the app so they can suffer the same indignity. I had committed myself to trying the service for one month and never under any circumstances would I recommend it to anyone expect maybe my worst enemy because honestly it would be a brilliant way to troll them. Stay away. Far away. You’ve been warned
Functions removed
by JT19811111 on 2020/10/21 01:25
Recently a change was made so that I can’t restart a program at the beginning of the recording is in progress. It appears that now you need to wait until the show is completely done recording before you can watch from the beginning. So if I get to my tv five minutes late to watch a show I recorded I either have to accept that I’ve missed the first five minutes or I have to wait until the show is completely done recording to watch it. If there’s a way around this please help. It is happening on all my devices.
Sling needs to do better
by SupUserSet on 2020/10/21 00:29
Its worth more than one star but definitely not 5. The issue is Sling apps across the different devices are slow and clunky. The layout makes it hard to find what you want. The guide is slow and limited. Very few options for customization.
Not Great
by SherriBellbrook on 2020/10/20 22:24
I hate how you can’t start a show that’s recording from the beginning.
Hey
by AnthonyBanks on 2020/10/20 18:20
App quits and states that it’s being use by other device or the same channel on other device is being shared. No!
Bugged out
by ajh125 on 2020/10/20 05:16
All sorts of bugs on iPad. You usually can’t get thru an entire show without resetting the app. Would not recommend.
The best
by rogerrodz on 2020/10/20 01:38
Better than any other streaming services
Please improve the Apple TV app
by Phillysdon04 on 2020/10/20 01:33
The good: The Apple TV top shelf The bad: When entering a channel from the top shelf, you have to then click watch instead of starting the stream. Please allow on demand shows to integrate in the Apple TV app.
Cool
by Ianthedude2004 on 2020/10/20 00:27
Coolllllllll
Channel editing
by veryupsetwithslingtv on 2020/10/19 21:29
When I log in to edit my subscription. I see my Sling Blue and my Epix. I have no highlighted “review” button to remove Boomerang. I don’t even see Comedy Exyra on the side panel.
Barely functional
by Paul04la on 2020/10/19 18:19
I signed up for the service primarily for the MLB network channel. Now the channel has suddenly disappeared from the guide. There's no way to watch it. Customer service support is totally unhelpful. I will be canceling my subscription after my first month is over.
Good Programming problematic DVR
by 126rogue4 on 2020/10/19 17:04
So why is the DVR so awful. Every update brings a new issue with recording shows but you can’t access them or back to the old problem you have to wait till a show records to run it back to the beginning. The help desk gives you the runaround like error code 21-26 which you think would tell them something. Then we blame it on Apple products or user error. Maybe an app developer can tell us why it works so poorly and worse since the update a week ago making it Oct 12 for bug fixes and streaming issues. Trust me you didn’t fix it.
To much adds
by Stip with the god dang adds on 2020/10/19 16:52
When I am watching a movie on my phone it is nice but when it is interesting a ad pops up and then I have to wait 3 minutes just to keep watching my movie and when I go back in the movie there will be more ads that pop up.
Getting better every day
by the first the last the best on 2020/10/19 12:58
Me yes a still a little bit tough to get around Have a few can’t watch or restart encounters. Not always but other in the PM
Best ever
by Kuulei9612 on 2020/10/19 03:10
B
Won’t stop bugging me for review
by Annoying review notification on 2020/10/19 02:41
This app will not stop bugging me for review. No option to say “never ask me again.” The sixth or so time the app asked me to send them a review, I did. Here it is. Don’t force me to write a review! It’s obnoxious.
Steven Garcia
by Bulgaria528 on 2020/10/19 00:08
Great app
No NBC
by Totally oats on 2020/10/18 23:47
For some idiotic reason Sling blacks out NBC in my area. Why don’t I get to watch Sunday night football, Sling? Lost a customer.
Sling TV
by Gideon Dingle on 2020/10/18 23:42
Overall it’s OK,but there R lots of times I loose signal or don’t get a good connection,sometimes in the middle of whatever I’m watching.Also,all channel’s should B available like CBS and ABC.Needs improvement.🤪🇺🇸
Literally does not work on iPad.
by FluffKittyCatRacist on 2020/10/18 18:52
I can stream Sling channels from my tiny phone perfectly but on the iPad it gives the error message “Title Not Available” for every single show. Disappointing. I will be taking my business elsewhere.
Great app, but too many ads
by DestinyU21 on 2020/10/18 13:19
Too many ads.
Worse way to watch tv
by Dogsandpizzas on 2020/10/18 05:12
Takes over 3 hours to watch a 2 hour movie. The constant buffering, freezing, blank screen, no audio and bouncing back to my local station, not worth the money. Going hack to my old cable provider. And , half the channels are poop.
TV Ok, DRV is terrible
by ag1992/1 on 2020/10/18 00:42
On Apple TV, the DVR is crap. It’s amazing that in 2020 an online TV service can’t make a DVR that actually works. I recorded a football game today, get home before the game is over, go to watch and instead of giving me the option right away to start at the beginning, it goes to the live broadcast...so that kind of ruins things. So I figure out how to start at the beginning (which for some reason requires you to pause , then swipe up, then select “start at beginning”). Ok, so forget watching in progress recordings (because who wants that), then the fun begins. FF thru commercials, that kinda works..you swipe and it appears like you can move the video along a progress bar but when you try to select the play...nothing happens, everything just goes back to the live broadcast. Try tapping the right edge of the touch pad and it advances in the progress bar 30s at a time, hit the touch pad and it skips 30s. But only sometimes, sometimes not. Then; it just completely locks up and you have to exit the app, go back to the DVR and go back to the live broadcast, etc to watch you show. Want to stop and come back later..nope cannot do that either. It always starts over. Awesome...the circle going around and around in the middle of the screen is also fun ( but only in the DVR, the live broadcast is fine so it’s not my internet). Slings only redeeming quality is that it’s cheaper than everyone else. You get what you pay for..
Crashing and unresponsive
by TonicKG918 on 2020/10/18 00:17
This is my first review ever but I’m so frustrated with this app. I use it on my smart TV and no only does it randomly restart to “free up storage,” it also crashes when you start it, saying there is no subscription and when you try to log in, it says the password is incorrect (when the exact same log in works online and on the mobile app). Can’t wait for my subscription to expire and I most definitely will not ever come back. Waste of money and nerves.
Favorite APP
by PJB6bx on 2020/10/17 23:15
I love this app. It’s my favorite app.
Works great on phone but not aTV
by hopesfall225 on 2020/10/17 20:07
App works great on iphones and iPads. On apple tv if you scroll through the guide, every 5 channels you have to wait for the next 5 to load. I have super fast internet so I know it's the app. Also, when you delete an episode, it may delete it, but it still shows up in recordings and it really shouldn't, kind of annoying. I also wish that there was an option for the guide to fill up the whole screen, not just 5 channels worth.
Difficult watching Harry Potter on SYFY
by sludge on 2020/10/17 18:59
Harry Potter keeps buffering during commercials and jumping backwards ten minutes. But if yyou fast forward the cue preview shows where you should actually be. So you’re being forced to watch the same scenes again but the FF preview is on scenes you haven’t seen yet. When you press play it’s still on something you have already watched. Then it shows you the same ads and it happens again. Very frustrating.
Apple TV app is worthless
by verno32976 on 2020/10/17 17:44
The Sling TV app works fine on my iPhone and iPad but is basically useless on Apple TV. It is by far the most unreliable app on that platform. Thankfully it's also the app I pay the most per month to use. Don't waste your time
Update
by raytayssq on 2020/10/17 17:40
I can’t stream my movies because of this update I need help
Clunky at best.
by Uber Rich on 2020/10/17 17:23
Channels often do not work. Please try again message. The app opens to MY TV when I want to use the guide. The app constantly switches from the guide to grid view. It opens with a choice to go to sports channels. I don’t watch the sports channels and they do not give the option to change that to news or kids, etc. Customer service takes forever to answer. Overseas with English as a second language speakers , but knowledge of English seems to be adequate.but if they are hiring low paid workers, they should hire enough to reduce wait times.
Great alternative to regular service providers
by cars25273636 on 2020/10/17 14:55
Excellent tv service and customer support is friendly most importantly it’s very inexpensive! The place where they get you is the add on packs for $5 but overall great service and good channel offerings. Much better than ATT, version, optimum, etc
It’s so ridiculous
by ejimifor on 2020/10/16 23:33
I installed the app on my cuve Samsung T V devise and the app worked for just a day since then it gives error and it’s so frustrating I am looking for a way to unsubscribe because the service is very poor
Commercial after commercial
by slung is garbage on 2020/10/16 19:33
I can’t tell you guys how much I hate sling tv. It’s over priced an plays the same shows and episodes over an over. An if you want to jump into a show get ready to watch over 4 minutes of commercials an then more after that.
Nice Mix of Shows
by Indy4tex on 2020/10/16 08:15
That you would have get premium packages to receive at a fair price...we are loving it
The shoe review
by the cobler on 2020/10/15 23:45
I love the price but still too many stations i never watch or like . Please get rid of fake news CNN. Please add a good channel like OAN news network . I miss MT too
Good not great
by swvacowboy on 2020/10/15 23:32
Too many times during ads the tv will go black and the stream will end. When restarting the stream it kicks me back to 10 min or so into the show when I was 10-15 min from the end of an hr long show. Then I have to watch MORE ads to skip forward
Buggy as heck
by Dante937 on 2020/10/15 22:21
Apple TV app goes black at the change of the hour when watching any streaming channel. Had tried to get thru to tech support but they asked for payment info, I declined to give any support staff any payment info for any reason and I’m left with a clunk app and clunk service. Fix it already.
Disappointed
by Friend of Sling on 2020/10/15 22:18
At home we get channels dropped too often. Also when a show is on pause, it will lose its spot and you’ll have to start over. Please address these issues.
Cumbersome at best
by AustinGal45 on 2020/10/15 18:24
I downloaded and canceled within a day. What a weird way to try to watch live news. You have to use your phone. Not user friendly at all.
????
by RainnyDayBooks on 2020/10/15 16:04
Not sure whats going on, but ive never had Sling before. I download it, put in my email and password for first time and it tells me my email is incorrect. No its not. Then it tell me my password is incorrect. No its not. Then it tells me email cant be found. WHAT? It actually wont let me in. Im confused.
Better than most tv apps
by Mhanson815 on 2020/10/15 14:37
Sling is a breath of fresh air. I like: It doesn’t cut off recordings that go over by a minute. It starts and finishes a mixture before and after. Yeah! Favorite channels are limited to three. More would be better please. When recording I’d prefer to watch from the beginning when I join a program recording in progress. Possible? On demand selections help me reduce recordings in my DVR. And avoid tons of commercials. Guide: hard to visualize and make selections due to so many choices. Let’s streamline the amount that shows up - by stations I actually watch. Possible? Overall I’m very pleased with this service. Previously subscribed to HULU LIVE. However, I don’t have internet (rural area) and rely on a hotspot. HULU cut me off because I don’t have a static IP address. Sling is a pleasant surprise. I miss my local stations though.
Content is good but app needs improvement
by markmo1221 on 2020/10/15 13:03
Sling content is great but the app is subpar. Many glitches and issues with casting.
Awesome awesome awesome!
by Marlysa Hernandez on 2020/10/15 12:28
I have sling on my TVs at home and I absolutely love it!! Best type of cable I’ve ever had! Sling by far is better than traditional cable, Netflix, prime, Hulu, and all of the other tv/movie streaming out there!! I was stuck in my car for 12 hours one day/night waiting to be admitted to a center and I thought maybe sling has an app sure enough they did. I downloaded it, and it is just as amazing as it is on my tv at home! I love it! So easy to navigate, easy log in, has all my saved and recorded shows and all of the regular tv options are there and easy to see and access. Sling is by far the best tv stream around!
Playback is uneven
by HutchBomb on 2020/10/15 11:02
Recordings can sometimes be played from beginning during broadcast, sometimes not. Example - morning news shows cannot be viewed until recording has been completed. So, if I want 6 AM headline updates from beginning of the show, I have to wait until 9 AM to see them. Except for (sometimes on a Saturday). Frustrating!
Unpolished. Saving grace is price.
by jmooring on 2020/10/15 02:02
DVR unreliable and unresponsive during playback. App requires far too many restarts to orient itself. Poster frames during scrubbing are frequently from whole other recordings. A mess.
App freezes
by TReggie54 on 2020/10/14 23:42
I don’t know why my program freezes or go back to startup so much. I think it worked better when it was offered free.....
Too expensive & no football
by Neemefhdjjddbkkn on 2020/10/14 23:19
Way to expensive & no football. Use fubo instead.
Pretty much flawless
by JAVIEREXEQUIEL on 2017/12/12 04:29
So first of all I just don’t write reviews. But I just had to do it because the app deserves it. It’s really good. Second I was skeptical about the services they provide. I didn’t know much. But once I found out more and signed up for it, it’s what they advertise. It is tv a la carte. I signed up for the Spanish channels and I even get an Argentinian channel I can’t get anywhere else. When it comes the app, it is flawless. It simply never crashes. Regardless of what channel I watch it always comes up without any problems. Once you choose the channel, you have to option to watch the program that’s on form the start, to start it over, or to watch it live. Once you stop watching, you can always come back to the same spot. It saves your programs so you can come back later and pick right up where you left off. You can do that with countless shows. You can also watch from a different source. If I’m watching on my phone, and stop watching, I can watch from the iPad or the Apple TV app and watch it also without any problems. Tv quality is fantastic too. You also don’t have to sing on every single time. I haven’t to sing in or log in since I first logged in months ago. This service along with the apps in the different platforms are simply seamless. It’s really one of the best, if not the best I have on all platforms. It’s literally fantastic. 10/10.
VERY Happy
by Szana1951 on 2020/10/23 14:23
Oh my gosh ...when SlING first came out I wasn’t very happy, I told em an I canceled ...then sometime later they actually sent me an invite to give em a try again & I did an I was impressed😬...now I been back for a while, but didn’t realize I hadn’t updated my review/comment & I feel bad...cuz they have grown WONDERFUL, I have ZERO complaints! for an App they have a good TV an movie selection that changes & rotates, yes there r some commercials but I don’t mind ...SLING is not the big name cable company (thank god🙄), & if ya can afford THEM then more power to ya, I can’t, I love the History Channel an I can access w/ SLING that’s my big happy...also their viewing selection is a nice buffet it’s great for me also an included w/ price is “💯” hours of record time I LOVE IT the whole “30 buck” pkg is perfect for me, disabled, SSI, an all I have to view on is an IPad...it’s GREAT and even better I HAVE NO COMPLAINTS😂 SO Thank You SLING PS I have Apple iPhone an iPad I have ZERO connection problems Apple has Sling app for iPad an that’s shared to my iPhone ..once in awhile the only problems I ever have has been w/ Cox WiFi that I been stuck having to use an that’s been once in awhile I tex em they fix it
Great potential, horrible results.
by Briannajoy248 on 2017/11/26 08:22
The concept of sling is great. An app that allows you to watch your favorite shows live and on demand, where ever and when ever, without all the equipment, hidden fees and insane contracts that regular cable a satellite providers are know for. It's a great concept, if sling was able to deliver. They don't though. There's still many channels that sling doesn't offer, like spike and TLC. They also don't offer the big channels like CBS,NBC, ABC, Fox, etc. The on demand shows rarely work, the app usually crashes. Often times it will crash in the middle or towards the end of a show, and the only way to ever see the end is to restart it from the beginning and pray you make it to the end before it crashes again. There are symbols that you'd assume were fast forward/rewind/pause buttons, but they don't do anything when you press them. Sometimes the pause button works, but the app crashes when you try to resume. So if the app crashes 5 minutes before the end of your show, you can either restart it from the beginning, or move on with your life and never see the ending. Take my advice, spend the extra money and go with a provider like dish or direct TV. Sling may be cheaper, but it's not worth $20-$40 a month considering it barely works. Spend the extra money of a different tv provider, at least their products and services function properly and you get all the channels you want and not just a few.
Zero customer service
by Pgsus on 2019/06/05 13:49
I had sling for a month and a half. The first two weeks it was great then it started being glitchy. One day it completely stopped functioning, the little thinking wheel just kept turning and nothing was happening. I tried everything I reset my device, my internet, rest my account downloaded the app three more times , etc etc. I called customer service they told me to do everything I’ve already done which was fine, then they tell me there must be an update on the app that they need to look into so they have to escalate the matter to the engineering department. I said ok sure thinking it will be fixed maybe later in the day or next day. I called again after 3 days still same answer. A week later I’m getting frustrated because there is no follow up on their end and the app still doesn’t work. I call to cancel and was hoping like any other professional and ethical company that cares about their customers and customer satisfaction they would compensate me but they said the couldn’t unfortunately but can remove any new charges to my account. I was appalled!!! How can you ask a customer to pay for a service that isn’t working? It wasn’t about the money it was more about the principle. Oh and that was me talking to the manager who apparently has no authority to do anything. Unprofessional and extremely disappointing!!! Will never use them ever again.
Cable my whole life, a great switch!
by Luuvsydd on 2020/07/04 20:24
I really love Sling. I hated cable because I didn’t get the shows I wanted without paying more money. I don’t want sports so I can select not having that package and costing more when basic cable packages usually included a majority sports. I love being able to have my reality tv shows for only $5 more a month. That’s well worth it when cable was $20+ for nearly not as many channels. I also like I can stop and start this subscription easier than cable. I’m in my 20s and have months where I’m barely at home or I’m at home constantly. Being able to start and stop without hassle is the best. I also like being able to watch all my shows in one place instead of jumping from app to app like cable companies often require. One thing I would like to see is a more refined search, kind of like categories on Netflix. The On Demand section, but with a little more defined categories that show ALL the available on demand movies or shows, not in the categories Sling creates.
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.
WORST SERVICE EVER
by Dutchgirlmel on 2019/01/14 05:08
Your on demand programs crash and won’t cast to the TV, and in spite of several attempts via customer service to escalate the matter to get them resolved, after nearly a month, nothing has been resolved - even with proper error codes provided. To make matters worse, your customer service department says that you don’t credit back for the services you have failed to provide. This is INCREDIBLY unethical when a customer signs up in good faith to get a service and the provider fails to correct a problem, then adds insult to injury by saying they can’t credit back anything! The worst part of all is that I paid for your service unawares for 3 YEARS and never once used it until I researched charges on my bank account, and in good faith decided to try it out anyways - without complaint - and even upgraded the service to add STARZ and it doesn’t even stream on-demand without error codes and crashes (I never have gotten to watch a single on-demand show to it’s end). On-demand is the only reason I want this service to begin with, and your company simply can’t provide it- as is evidenced by bad review after bad review on Apple’s App Store! Your so-called customer service reps keep saying “sorry, but there are no refunds” and nothing ever gets fixed. What kind of business are you running there? This is outrageous!
So disappointed
by Bella serenity on 2020/05/11 02:34
To say I’m disappointed is an understatement, especially after paying for a subscription!! There were shows that I wanted to watch that I was able to through other apps, but not all episodes...so I thought ok, based off of other reviews and other family/friends experiences, what the heck....the APP STINKS!!! or the subscription, I don’t know! The amount of times that I spend, shutting down, all apps, my phone, the TV, etc (and yes, not that it matters but, I do have a new iPhone 11Pro Max...) it connects MAYBE 25% of the time and even then it doesn’t always stay connected, if I have to pause the show to (ya know, have a life for a moment) and hit resume, IT RESTARTS THE SHOW!!! Then, when I try and skip ahead back to where I was, it freezes, and says, oops, UNABLE TO CONNECT, AGAIN!!!! I spend more time trying to connect and get back to my show than I do actually get to enjoy watching my show (and I’m talking 60 min long shows) I don’t think I’ll be paying for another month. It’s not worth the hassle, great idea, but I’m so beyond disappointed and frustrated that it’s not worth my time or my money (PLUS, even after paying, I still have to watch commercials...so why?!?! What’s the point?! There isn’t!!) Nice try, but, bye-bye Sling...you’ve let me down and I would NOT recommend to ANYONE!
A swing and a miss
by Bound4Pleasure on 2019/10/23 02:58
I like the idea of Sling and I like the service WHEN it works! Was better in beginning but worse for last couple of months, and always well below ideal. There’s the frequent rebooting and streaming lags. Last couple months app will start recording 30 mins into a one hour show. Very frustrating!! But the WORST thing is that recorded shows almost NEVER play back on Chromecast and often won’t play back on Firestick. I occasionally watch content on my phone when on the move. But who wants to watch all of their recorded shows that way just because it won’t play back on big screen via chromecast/fire stick (because the service they paid for won’t perform as advertised)! SLING, do whatever is necessary to make your app actually work with Chromecast and Fire Stick, or at least honestly advertise that these platforms will likely not work. Customer service is completely useless and apparently only there for appearances, and all of the many negative reviews doesn’t seem to bother Sling at all. As a last resort I’m hoping Sling responds to my review and makes a good faith effort to improve situation. If so I will change my rating &review. If not I will dump Sling like radioactive waste! Sadly I won’t hold my breath.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Great service, okay app
by JMDragonWake on 2019/10/11 23:27
I really enjoy using Sling in lieu of cable to watch live and recent TV, but doing so on the iPhone can be annoying at times. For one thing, the menus are confusing: Suppose I want to watch CNN live. Should I look under “My TV,” “On Now,” “Guide,” or “Channels”? The interface doesn’t make it easy to watch the channels I view most often. It also cuts out at breaks between live shows, forcing me to refresh the app to watch the next program. On some channels, that maybe makes sense, but on news networks program boundaries aren’t supposed to be so disruptive. One of my biggest gripes though is that the audio doesn’t pause when I receive or accept phone calls. Every self-respecting audio or video app silences playback during phone calls, but Sling keeps the show blaring in the background as you try to talk to the person on the other end. I like my Sling subscription but I really hope they make some improvements to the app.
$110 in monthly saving from previous provider
by Erik Schutz on 2019/09/21 06:21
I tried sling a little over a year ago and originally didn’t like it because they didn’t have the current sports package they do now. So glad I gave it a second chance I pay $130 less a month then what I was paying with direct tv and have access to game being aired across the country no black outs or bs like that. I had to pay and extra $20 buck a month to get unlimited wireless internet so I guess it really only saves me $110 a moth... haha I don’t pay extra for NFL red zone and have access to the largest archive of tv shows when I want to watch a rerun than any other app or service available. I have a HBO and Netflix subscription but recently realized I Don’t need Netflix and am over game of thrones so I’ll be canceling both after this month. I honestly couldn’t be happier.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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!
Decent but has annoying bugs
by Turners16 on 2017/11/06 13:46
I like the fact that I can take television wherever I go with this app, but it’s sometimes unreliable. The app won’t even start some days and at other times it cuts off in the middle of whatever I’m watching. It also sometimes jumps backwards in time, particularly when I watch the news on CNN. For example, at 9:59 PM, the show I was watching will revert to the beginning of the hour instead of continuing on the 10 PM show. I have to close the app and restart to watch the 10 PM program. It’s been a constant frustration. Overall, it’s a good alternative to cable, and I have the networks I most want to watch. I hope they find a way to work out the annoying bugs in the app soon.
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.
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
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.
I was referred & Now I refer
by SamConKam on 2020/06/12 05:06
It goes off on me but I believe it’s my device NOT sling! The one thing I wish they had in their settings would be sleep mode, shut off after 2hrs of inactivity, 4hrs of inactivity or Never! Like the light/screen on your phone. That’s only a suggestion, not an issue! Personally, The biggest selling point for me was how affordable it was. Sadly, once they started becoming well known & used, They raised the price! Even for current & loyal customers which has swayed my feelings a bit! If not by much Depending on the company, area etc, Its still cheaper than most cable companies & it’s live as if it were cable. I was referred to sling & I used to refer & tell everyone about it. I haven’t referred it as much since they raised the price tho bc that’s what made it stand out, Basically the same as cable tv for a portion of the price...
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
Great service, get another device
by rossbballin on 2017/11/04 06:13
Sling TV in itself is a good cable alternative because you get what you want for the price you want to pay. I have had hardly any complaints about their service in itself. I pay $35 a month for all the sports I ever watch, which is just about unbeatable. However, the connection using the app is abysmal. The first couple months I streamed everything through my google chromecast but then it started glitching out after about 2 months. It was unwatchable and Sling’s average customer service reps had no good solutions for me. The right answer after discovering I was not the only one having this issue is that sling does not stream well using that type of device. I bought a Roku stick and the difference in performance as well as picture is night and day. So that’s why I say this app in itself is below average at best but when utilizing the proper platform, sling is an affordable service very much worth considering.
The idea is great and the service is affordable - but not always usable.
by Tmareee on 2017/11/12 03:43
We signed up a couple months ago and would use it with our Apple hdmi hook-up on the tv and it worked pretty well. No error messages at that time - it would, however, take a long time to start a channel and sometimes i would have to shut the app off, and restart several times before it would start up. My iPhone 8 auto-updated the app and now I get the ‘screen-mirroring’ message which makes the app unusable for me. Very frustrating. I don’t like paying for a service that is so glitchy and now completely useless. If this ever gets fixed I will sign back up because I like having the hallmark channel for the Christmas movies but it looks like that won’t happen this year. I hope the technical issues get fixed. It’s really a great idea and a good value when it works!
Terrible...but not many good alternatives
by batgirl09 on 2020/09/12 14:53
I really wanted to like Sling. Unfortunately, it’s incredibly frustrating which is counterproductive when all I want to do is watch live TV and relax. It freezes, crashes and logs me out consistently. It stops streaming at the top of every hour so I often have to disconnect and restart the app again to get it working. The interface is also a little tricky to navigate—it’s not exactly intuitive. You spend a lot of time toggling up and down the screen to find what you want which is also frustrating and time consuming. As soon as there is something else that is better, we are out. For now, we feel stuck because we want something that offers live news and sports. It’s too bad but I do long for my old fashioned cable box quite often when using Sling. I hope they improve it because I always have a sense of dread before I turn on the TV. No bueno.
Pretty Much What We Needed I guess
by JessieMetcalf on 2019/12/08 05:07
Update: Changed my rating after dealing with awful customer service rep. I noticed that all of my shows had two or three extra long commercial breaks and when the show would come back on, it was like I had missed several scenes. Turns out Sling was airing their own commercials after the live program has returned to the show. What? I’m paying for TV and missing a third of the show so Sling can make money from me and it’s own commercials? Nope. When I explained this to the representative they were incredibly rude and said they weren’t going to fix my issue but could tell me how to turn the app off and back on. Completely ridiculous. My family enjoys sling tv. We use it on our smart tv and our iPads. It does freeze occasionally, has a few blurry channels during high demand hours, and it often crashes a time or two at start up. However, despite that, it works for us since we don't want to spend a ridiculous amount of money on channels we don't care about. We love the selection of shows available to "watch now" and many of the channels are ones we would choose to buy if we could pick individuals. I do wish they had more 'add on' channels available, but that is probably a dish contract stipulation. Hopefully more will be added in the future. I only gave it four stars because they could do even more to make the channel set individualized.
POOR CUSTOMER SURVICE, pray you don’t have a problem if you sign up.
by Pismw on 2018/11/28 04:16
so, let me start with Sling is a great “idea”, allows me to watch sports when I’m not tie to one tv. HOWEVER, it has happened to me multiple times that Sling wouldn’t start, or just wouldn’t let me click on ANY channels, saying it wasn’t available in my region (which is obviously not the reason, I was in the states, using regular WiFi) And when you contact the support (either on phone, or with chat), all they tell you to do is, restart your app, restart your website, delete your app and reinstall, restart you phone. Which, I tried all of it, and none of it helped. And then they’ll just say sorry, while your problem is unresolved, unexplained. It makes me feel like they don’t value their service nor their costumer. So yeah, I’m an upset paying customer. All I’m saying is you better hope your service never have problem, because when they do, you might not have a solution and just wasting money.
It keeps crashing.
by Don31476 on 2019/11/08 03:31
This app used to be great, but ever since iOS 13 it is glitchy and crash-prone garbage. Across the board, on all my devices, this app will not work for longer than 10 minutes before something happens. Do you like watching television with audio? If so, don’t use this app because the sound drops out every third word. Do you enjoy not having the news freeze? Well, you’re not in luck here. The news will freeze right when the information that you were waiting for begins. The upside though is that after the freeze, you get to restart the app 4-5 times and it will still not work. This is followed by restarting the device of your choosing to 2-3 times - still no luck. The cool thing is that you get to miss out on the information that you waited to here over and over. However, the silver lining is that it never seems to crash during commercials. If you like watching commercials on-the-go, then the Sling TV app is for you.
Atrocious for Nhl hockey. HATE IT
by Scampbell18 on 2019/04/21 21:13
SLING! PLEASE READ I CANT TAKE IT ANYMORE I upgraded to blue plan plus news and sports add ons so I could get all of the NHL playoffs. Two days into playoffs and I’m completely regretting not going with directTV or something else. The games have been going blacked out before they end, the streaming keeps tearing, and the app on my appleTV has been locking up and freezing my whole AppleTV. I can’t get any customer service on the phone because they only allow for online chat, I spent a half hour waiting for them and then another half hour chatting through the issues. I hope someone at the company reads these so they can fix these bugs so I can watch the games and see the last two minutes and overtimes. Hugely disappointed and I never write reviews, I’m just hoping they are reading this and can get their programmers on the issues. UPDATE: I HATE this app!!! It’s infuriating!! The games keep going black minutes before the game is over!!!!! FIX IT!!!
Very poor service
by Durjay on 2018/02/10 13:44
I am a subscriber of sports channels in Sling and very sorry to inform that, the pathetic service that Sling is providing will soon make me to run away from it. Their Bot support is a smoke scree, one of the worst bots may be prepared during medieval time . Tried to reach out to them and they have a timing for that as well. I waited too call them for the next day(my match was gone) They don’t pick the call. There was no other way for me to reach out other than writing this review. I wanted to switch streaming on my phone to my tv, after that it is complaining it can’t play as it exhausted the max connection. If that is the case Why on earth I cannot have control to shut connection that’s part of my home WiFi router or that belongs to my account ? Is it such a big deal ? To resolve this why on earth I have to face your sub standard Bots Or in fact your service that I am experiencing ? I am shocked to see the rating of this app 4.4 out of 5 average. Is it the Bot effect ?
Regarding My Satisfaction with SLING TV,,,
by COOL G-ma on 2018/02/05 22:45
I really like Sling TV, but I am unable to acquire the basic TV Channels of ABC NBC CBS CNN FOXNEWS, etc. But, I was wrong. This Sling TV app, was suggested to me from an employee at Best Buy’s Electronics Dept., & that I would be satisfied with this app. Well, I can get channels that I always enjoyed on cable TV, prior to my moving, but those channels were ALL of the Hallmark Channels, HGTV, DIY, Food Network, and others that I enjoy. But I am unable to acquire the major networks, and FOXNEWS Channel. Once I get to my sister’s, until I actually find where I will eventually relocate.....she has no televisions in her home. Therefore, the service of this SLING TV, will not really meet my needs. I may very possibly be searching for another TV APP, hat will provide me with more of what my needs really are. Otherwise, the channels that are on SLING TV, are OK....but not sufficient for all that I’m needing.
Buggy
by CJG RN on 2020/10/24 01:12
Overall I like Sling. I like the selection mostly. I have noticed, however, that they’re buggy no matter what you watch it on. I have it on my iPad, iPhone, and Xbox one, and they all have issues (e.g, crashes). The MOST annoying issue (on ALL platforms I’ve tried) is when you stop a prerecorded show and it NEVER wants to play for you again! Instead you get the message “We’re sorry! Temporarily unable to load video. Try reloading or changing the channel.” Now, they use the word “temporarily” very loosely, because that show will NEVER load again. I mean ... I saved one prerecorded show for two months hoping it would eventually play, but it was broken across all platforms. Sorry Dateline .... guess I’ll never know who the murderer was in that episode! Ok, no other streaming service has this issue ... so figure it out ... please!
Just Okay
by T. One on 2018/07/01 22:41
The only reason I gave this service more than 1 star is the price point. $10/mo to watch World Cup matches live and on demand in Portuguese and French works well for me. The problem is they don’t tell you that they only record up to 2 hrs and 30 mins of each match. So if a match ends up in a penalty shootout and you don’t see it live, you won’t be able to watch it on demand. I missed both important matches today and they both ended in penalty shootouts. So, I won’t be able to see the end of those games on Slingtv, despite being a paying customer. The other aggravating thing is that they don’t organize the on demand matches in any particular order. So, you have to painstakingly scroll through each match till you figure out which is the one you’re looking for. I don’t know why they don’t sort them chronologically by default. But, I guess you get what you pay for.
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SLING is a streaming service with the best of live TV, both free and paid, streamed to you on any device. And with 200+ channels, SLING has something for everyone. It’s the live TV you love for half the cost of cable. Plus, watch over 85,000 movies & shows on demand. Programming Available From SLING TV: With free channels like ABC News Live and premium cable networks such as CNN, FOX News and MSNBC, Sling keeps you informed while you stay safe inside. Entertainment networks like Bravo!, LIfetime and HGTV mean SLING TV has something for everyone. NEWS | Stay up-to-date and informed with plenty of news channels like CNN, FOX News, CNBC, MSNBC and Bloomberg. ENTERTAINMENT | Stay in & SLING in with entertainment for the whole family. Sign up and get Bravo, Freeform, A&E, Investigation Discovery, TBS and TNT. LIFESTYLE | With SLING TV, you can get your DIY fix with HGTV and satisfy your cravings for new recipes on Food Network. Plus, we have plenty of other lifestyle channels like TLC, Hallmark and Discovery. KIDS’ SHOWS | Keep the kids happy and the Saturday morning cartoon tradition rolling with Disney and Cartoon Network. SPORTS | Catch the latest news, analysis and feature films of your favorite sports on ESPN, ESPN2, TNT, and a whole lot more. INTERNATIONAL | SLING TV is one of the best international streaming services in the U.S., offering programs in 22 languages including Spanish, Hindi & Arabic. So what’s the hold up? Download the app today and start SLINGing. Please note: This app features Nielsen’s proprietary measurement software that will allow you to contribute to market research, like Nielsen’s TV Ratings. Please see www.nielsen.com/digitalprivacy for more information.
Love it but...
by You need a bigger boat on 2020/10/28 09:51
Sometimes it’s stops in the middle or end of a program. I have to back out to the guide and go back to the program. It’s kind of a pain when it’s live.
Wow that’s dumb
by jesusespinoza559 on 2020/10/28 05:46
No option to create account so how do i sign in
Predatory pricing, terrible customer service
by Vivek Rathod on 2020/10/28 01:23
I have used sling on and off many times. Their pricing models are not customer centric. Canceling is hard. The apps have bugs on various platforms. And the customer service is terrible. I had one rep start yelling at me when I was nothing but polite. I wrote to them and no response. Canceled and got Hulu live and not going to come back
Sling TV works well
by Longmeir on 2020/10/28 00:15
Works better than cable tv.
Sling
by Erik Hernandez benetz on 2020/10/27 19:34
So goof I recommend
Freeze
by viewer nik on 2020/10/27 19:21
CNBC channel will lock up / freeze during normal viewing. There are no volume control on the screen. There is no mute option on most of the app.
Good option!
by Buiu on 2020/10/27 16:28
Specially for international! God option to connect with the news and entretenimento overall ! I can wait for more options for channels to come to sling ! They will be fill with more diverse than any other one out there !!
Sling Is Best For Cable
by Claudy Artist on 2020/10/27 09:04
Sling is the cheapest Cable available and remarkably also the best Cable you can buy! You will not be disappointed....
Terrible app.
by glenb2 on 2020/10/27 05:53
Unbelievable how Sling allows their service to be ruined by a bad app in 2020. Can you even imagine having to force quit Netflix or Hulu and restart their apps to get something to play? Never. Everyday for Sling app though.
More time loading than watching
by inspbilly on 2020/10/27 04:18
I am about to cancel but first I will see how knew router and extender works. Just order orbi. I don’t think it will make one but if difference. Always loading freezing etc dvr sometimes won’t let me watch, acts like no show available and wants to know if I want to cancel recording even though it’s a show I was trying to and was watching. I’m getting top line new router to see if that fixes but thing is Netflix works fine no constant buffering. Right now can’t get sling to even work at all for over last couple hours. Plus I just sign up a month or so ago and they already canceled two channels that I had so now they are both extra. I am not paying even more for something I can’t even see without getting ticked off
Hate it hate it
by trupor on 2020/10/26 22:28
Hate it
Like the service but UI needs work
by tmbenge on 2020/10/26 18:50
The app works well and Am happy with the device and value. I think the UI is cluttered and a little confusing
DVR issues
by JC_2882 on 2020/10/26 14:25
There are times when the DVR function doesn’t record something I’ve selected. Also times when I’m unable to watch something that’s currently being recorded. I have to wait until the entire recording is complete to watch it from the beginning otherwise it’ll start playing from wherever it currently is. The DVR will sometimes organize shows incorrectly or out of order. It seems to happen mostly with sporting events. Also, why are we unable to pause live TV for certain channels/shows? Thanks
Continually resetting to beginning of program
by capcomvalk on 2020/10/26 13:07
When using that app on my iPad live programs reset to the start of the show urging or after commercial breaks. If I back out of the show and then renter it I can get back to the correct spot in the program. Very annoying
Forced Advertisements
by a3595 on 2020/10/26 04:08
Paid apps should not have advertisements
Very flakey at best
by Mr lobo on 2020/10/26 00:32
I have the airtv2 box at home so I can watch over-the air shows anywhere. Well about 80% I cannot connect with this app, end even more often when I do, the recorded shows on the hard drive do not show up. I have the older slingbox m1 for my cable tv at the same location. That software connects every time so I know it’s not a problem with my 30 Mbps uplink. I hope sling can fix this issue soon. It’s getting a little better, but this issue is still like this for about 2 years now . And pause of live tv still doesn’t work. Even if I’m recording the show. You have to go to recordings, and start the show from there Over the air tv is still unwatchable with a 100mbps internet link. It constantly buffers, every few seconds . Other streaming apps don’t have this issue. Maybe the problem is the airtv2
Multiple screening issues
by Maraha22 on 2020/10/25 23:36
Paying $70 a month and every time we screen more than 1 tv, even though we have up to 4, it’s knocks all the TVs off and signs them out. This needs to be fixed
Sling is a keeper but Where’s CBS!?!
by AnITGuy on 2020/10/25 21:08
Been a Sling customer for quite a while. They have the best A la Carte out of all the streaming services. I really like that when I’m not watching anything or sports are at a lull, I can shave off $20 for a few months. The one irritating thing is that I don’t have CBS in my lineup. It should be because it’s a local channel on antenna. I I’ll have to put up an antenna and run some cable but I really shouldn’t have to. Also, I wish MASN was available. I’m in the DC area and am unable to watch Nationals games. This isn’t The fault of Sling, but hopefully they are working on an agreement to bring that network on board.
DVR Records Only 1 min
by i A P on 2020/10/25 15:43
Something is off with the DVR and it records only a minute or so of 2 hours it should have recorded.
Sling
by Netta Love Over All on 2020/10/25 15:10
I love sling it’s the best, affordable and you get all the good channels.. 5 stars from me!!!!
I Love this app excellent!!!!
by pelon Barza Fan on 2020/10/25 14:43
5+
Sling review
by Vitt1688 on 2020/10/25 13:55
I like sling because it has almost all the channels that I have when I have Cox cable. The problem that I have lately is that when I’m watching a channel lately it just freeze and move to the local channel. Sometimes it just don’t connect. And I I don’t think it’s the internet because I have the fastest speed I can get from cox. And that’s the reason I give this review a 3 star. I hope this will change otherwise I’m thinking of changing this service. I hope this is not cause by the Russian hackers.
Most horrible tv service rip-off
by Wiseking777 on 2020/10/25 10:54
Worst rip-off ! They force commercials on you after paid services. Can’t pause or skip commercials - disgusting !!!
It’s great
by Beaker809 on 2020/10/25 09:42
But I would wish the dvr would be bigger and the cost would be a little bit lower
Good internet based cable
by Chrome2012 on 2020/10/25 06:47
I Wish in the packages they would offer more Channel’s between the blue and yellow package and not repeat so many channels between them!
Search capability needs lots of improvement...
by frustrated three on 2020/10/25 03:48
Hate the search functionality
Not great for sports
by HNWL on 2020/10/25 03:13
Overall the service itself is fine. But good luck finding the game you want to watch. The guide makes no effort to keep up with the games in real time. Basically you have to search elsewhere to figure out the channel your team is supposed to playing on. In 2020, to watch the MLB World Series, I need to know to select “Big Bang Theory” reruns. That’s happened several times in the playoffs and regular season. Sling could do better than this.
I love this
by ThewristplAyer 4 on 2020/10/24 22:33
It’s the bedt
Best price for Fox News!
by Shammytack on 2020/10/24 20:25
Not only the best price for Fox News but so much more that I love. Super satisfied.
Twice the programming for half the price
by Old Fogey60 on 2020/10/24 17:55
After years of increasing costs to access cable channels, I switched to Sling. Easy access, no commitment, and no rental box fees make this a no brainer.
No casting???????????
by Bigpeckersinmymouth on 2020/10/24 17:35
They whole purpose of getting a streaming app is to cast... there’s no option to cast - are you kidding? No forewarning about this, so had to pay $40 for the pleasure of finding out afterward that it won’t do the only thing I got the app for.
Review
by anawytt on 2020/10/24 15:46
Amazing!
Ehhh!
by TJohnson730 on 2020/10/24 12:57
This company and its customer service is HORRIBLE! Half of the time it restarts while you’re watching tv or a movie. If you call in, you must get a call in code online first.. for them to give you some BS excuse to why it’s never working and to restart your TV! They claim they can’t give you a discount/credit for your services that aren’t working either! Looking for another streaming service because this is terrible!
Technology
by Master Alumnus on 2020/10/24 11:39
Awesome way to enjoy watching your favorite movies and TV!! The ability to cast it to your smart TV for the full experience !!!
Terrible since latest update
by Candyjas1 on 2020/10/24 07:39
I have a Smart Samsung tv and at the top of every hour when it’s time for a new program to start, the app freezes and closes out. Lately, i haven’t been able to watch 5 minutes of television without the app force closing. This is just ridiculous! Update: still freezing and force closing multiple times and now the dvr doesn’t work properly and I’m unable to watch shows that I recorded this week. For some reason the on demand shows keep cycling a sling commercial that says we’ll be right back 🙄. Where are the developers? Are they ever going to resolve these issues that your customers are complaining about? 2nd update: I’m an app developer and I don’t know how the developers for Sling feel good about themselves with this crap. One thing we are taught is to make sure that your app works across all platforms. You guys have completely just dismissed the Samsung tv because it’s virtually impossible to watch Sling on it. I can’t make it through 15 minutes before the sound goes out, the show freezes or the screen goes black. This is absolutely ridiculous and you all aren’t doing anything about it. I will definitely be canceling my subscription because I refuse to pay for something that I can only watch on my ipad 😡.
Lags and restats
by AW Fam on 2020/10/24 06:06
Movies restart in the middle of the show, LOTS of commercials and lags.
Sling freezes
by mepaez on 2020/10/24 05:02
Always freezes can’t get three one episode on demand does not work
News updates aren’t helping your app functions
by Jae0802 on 2020/10/24 03:07
Whatever new updates have been made recently have made the app not function very well, even more so than it was before. Now each time I go into my recordings to watch a show I’m consistently receiving an error message about the show not loading and try again later. This isn’t MY WiFi or MY internet connection, as this wasn’t as big of a problem until just recently. I went the past year with this only happening on occasion. Now it’s truly each time I go watch ANY recorded shows I get this message on all my recordings.
Bs
by Xavi.art on 2020/10/24 01:29
because even if I pay the monthly fee, I am obliged to watch the booflex commercial ????
Buggy
by CJG RN on 2020/10/24 01:12
Overall I like Sling. I like the selection mostly. I have noticed, however, that they’re buggy no matter what you watch it on. I have it on my iPad, iPhone, and Xbox one, and they all have issues (e.g, crashes). The MOST annoying issue (on ALL platforms I’ve tried) is when you stop a prerecorded show and it NEVER wants to play for you again! Instead you get the message “We’re sorry! Temporarily unable to load video. Try reloading or changing the channel.” Now, they use the word “temporarily” very loosely, because that show will NEVER load again. I mean ... I saved one prerecorded show for two months hoping it would eventually play, but it was broken across all platforms. Sorry Dateline .... guess I’ll never know who the murderer was in that episode! Ok, no other streaming service has this issue ... so figure it out ... please!
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
Love it
by mercedesalexandria on 2020/10/23 09:00
It’s just so simple and I’m the most simple person. It’s perfect for just me and my son and I loveeee that if we have to leave to go somewhere and he’s watching tv and wants to “finish his episode” I just put it on my phone and we’re out the door he can finish the episode in the car!!! Thanks sling for making my life easier!!!
3 second delay
by Cowboy De'Ore on 2020/10/22 23:51
The sling app on my Samsung TV with Roku has a 3 second delay while people are talking. Its not my internet, my FuboTV is working perfectly with my Roku. Please correct this and I’ll change my rating.
Lala
by alllllllcccccaaaa on 2020/10/22 23:21
Very ice veiwing
Not worth it. Feels like beta version but full price app.
by MsKelleyKell on 2020/10/22 15:10
Way too expensive first off. For the glitches this app has since day one and then they charge what they charge? No. Sorry but no. This app has had major issues since day one and feels like I’m using a Beta version that you’re paying full price for. Not even close to worth it.
Should be much better; 10-22-20
by BillKloos on 2020/10/22 14:33
10-22-20, still a problem: The DVR is not consistent. Skipping forward through commercials often causes the app to lock up (Apple TV, gigabit connection) requiring a complete restart of the app. When starting to watch a show that is still recording the app goes to the live point in the show rather than starting the recording at the beginning. 10-22-20, still a problem: Why alphabetize the guide filters so My Channels, the only filter worth using, is now several rows down? Once a filter is chosen it should remain that way even after the app is closed and reopened. 10-22-20, still a major problem: can’t sort the guide alphabetically on an iPad; really? How this app has 4.6 out of 5 is a great mystery to me. Low standards from other viewers?
So glad we switched
by Kaycjackson on 2020/10/22 08:48
We love Sling. We cut the cable cord.
Requests to force close 10-100
by Brian0009921 on 2020/10/22 03:50
I downloaded an update and it won’t start. I get an error that asks me to force close and wait 1 minute. 10-100 appears to be an error code. It won’t work now on my iPhone XS Max
Won’t connect to Xbox or Chromecast
by I wanted TV, but I got Sling on 2020/10/22 03:03
This service is no good. It won’t connect and therefore I don’t like it.
When App Store down and you still asking update
by metro.dwz on 2020/10/22 01:10
After repeatedly giving feedback the app can quit by itself on all Apple TV at home, it still can happen. Sling didn’t take it seriously at all.
Fixed chromecast support!
by Sixleggedghost on 2020/10/21 14:34
App works great now that chromecast is back. No complaints.
Better than Cox
by Anime Tankie on 2020/10/21 06:04
And that’s all I got to say.
One of the worst apps I have ever used on any platform
by Jonathan I am on 2020/10/21 03:26
I’ve never written on online review for anything but was compelled to do so here. Sling is a disaster. I only have YouTube TV to compare it to. That service is 3x more expensive and 100x better. Subscribe to Sling and be prepared for the following: a) programs set to record will not record b) recorded programs will not play c) recorded programs will start to play then crash 2 minutes in d) you can’t pause live TV e) you can’t rewind a recording in progress; you have to wait for the entire program to record to watch the whole thing f) the app will freeze while loading g) the app will freeze while using it. The suggested fixes are typical and usually don’t work unless you try multiple solutions (restart the app, hard restart the app, uninstall and reinstall the app, sign out, sign back in., etc) There’s nothing like coming home from a long day wanting to watch your recordings only to then have to fool around with the app for 15 minutes trying to get it to work. I fantasize about bringing a Sling programmer into my home and forcing them to use the app so they can suffer the same indignity. I had committed myself to trying the service for one month and never under any circumstances would I recommend it to anyone expect maybe my worst enemy because honestly it would be a brilliant way to troll them. Stay away. Far away. You’ve been warned
Functions removed
by JT19811111 on 2020/10/21 01:25
Recently a change was made so that I can’t restart a program at the beginning of the recording is in progress. It appears that now you need to wait until the show is completely done recording before you can watch from the beginning. So if I get to my tv five minutes late to watch a show I recorded I either have to accept that I’ve missed the first five minutes or I have to wait until the show is completely done recording to watch it. If there’s a way around this please help. It is happening on all my devices.
Sling needs to do better
by SupUserSet on 2020/10/21 00:29
Its worth more than one star but definitely not 5. The issue is Sling apps across the different devices are slow and clunky. The layout makes it hard to find what you want. The guide is slow and limited. Very few options for customization.
Not Great
by SherriBellbrook on 2020/10/20 22:24
I hate how you can’t start a show that’s recording from the beginning.
Hey
by AnthonyBanks on 2020/10/20 18:20
App quits and states that it’s being use by other device or the same channel on other device is being shared. No!
Bugged out
by ajh125 on 2020/10/20 05:16
All sorts of bugs on iPad. You usually can’t get thru an entire show without resetting the app. Would not recommend.
The best
by rogerrodz on 2020/10/20 01:38
Better than any other streaming services
Please improve the Apple TV app
by Phillysdon04 on 2020/10/20 01:33
The good: The Apple TV top shelf The bad: When entering a channel from the top shelf, you have to then click watch instead of starting the stream. Please allow on demand shows to integrate in the Apple TV app.
Cool
by Ianthedude2004 on 2020/10/20 00:27
Coolllllllll
Channel editing
by veryupsetwithslingtv on 2020/10/19 21:29
When I log in to edit my subscription. I see my Sling Blue and my Epix. I have no highlighted “review” button to remove Boomerang. I don’t even see Comedy Exyra on the side panel.
Barely functional
by Paul04la on 2020/10/19 18:19
I signed up for the service primarily for the MLB network channel. Now the channel has suddenly disappeared from the guide. There's no way to watch it. Customer service support is totally unhelpful. I will be canceling my subscription after my first month is over.
Good Programming problematic DVR
by 126rogue4 on 2020/10/19 17:04
So why is the DVR so awful. Every update brings a new issue with recording shows but you can’t access them or back to the old problem you have to wait till a show records to run it back to the beginning. The help desk gives you the runaround like error code 21-26 which you think would tell them something. Then we blame it on Apple products or user error. Maybe an app developer can tell us why it works so poorly and worse since the update a week ago making it Oct 12 for bug fixes and streaming issues. Trust me you didn’t fix it.
To much adds
by Stip with the god dang adds on 2020/10/19 16:52
When I am watching a movie on my phone it is nice but when it is interesting a ad pops up and then I have to wait 3 minutes just to keep watching my movie and when I go back in the movie there will be more ads that pop up.
Getting better every day
by the first the last the best on 2020/10/19 12:58
Me yes a still a little bit tough to get around Have a few can’t watch or restart encounters. Not always but other in the PM
Best ever
by Kuulei9612 on 2020/10/19 03:10
B
Won’t stop bugging me for review
by Annoying review notification on 2020/10/19 02:41
This app will not stop bugging me for review. No option to say “never ask me again.” The sixth or so time the app asked me to send them a review, I did. Here it is. Don’t force me to write a review! It’s obnoxious.
Steven Garcia
by Bulgaria528 on 2020/10/19 00:08
Great app
No NBC
by Totally oats on 2020/10/18 23:47
For some idiotic reason Sling blacks out NBC in my area. Why don’t I get to watch Sunday night football, Sling? Lost a customer.
Sling TV
by Gideon Dingle on 2020/10/18 23:42
Overall it’s OK,but there R lots of times I loose signal or don’t get a good connection,sometimes in the middle of whatever I’m watching.Also,all channel’s should B available like CBS and ABC.Needs improvement.🤪🇺🇸
Literally does not work on iPad.
by FluffKittyCatRacist on 2020/10/18 18:52
I can stream Sling channels from my tiny phone perfectly but on the iPad it gives the error message “Title Not Available” for every single show. Disappointing. I will be taking my business elsewhere.
Great app, but too many ads
by DestinyU21 on 2020/10/18 13:19
Too many ads.
Worse way to watch tv
by Dogsandpizzas on 2020/10/18 05:12
Takes over 3 hours to watch a 2 hour movie. The constant buffering, freezing, blank screen, no audio and bouncing back to my local station, not worth the money. Going hack to my old cable provider. And , half the channels are poop.
TV Ok, DRV is terrible
by ag1992/1 on 2020/10/18 00:42
On Apple TV, the DVR is crap. It’s amazing that in 2020 an online TV service can’t make a DVR that actually works. I recorded a football game today, get home before the game is over, go to watch and instead of giving me the option right away to start at the beginning, it goes to the live broadcast...so that kind of ruins things. So I figure out how to start at the beginning (which for some reason requires you to pause , then swipe up, then select “start at beginning”). Ok, so forget watching in progress recordings (because who wants that), then the fun begins. FF thru commercials, that kinda works..you swipe and it appears like you can move the video along a progress bar but when you try to select the play...nothing happens, everything just goes back to the live broadcast. Try tapping the right edge of the touch pad and it advances in the progress bar 30s at a time, hit the touch pad and it skips 30s. But only sometimes, sometimes not. Then; it just completely locks up and you have to exit the app, go back to the DVR and go back to the live broadcast, etc to watch you show. Want to stop and come back later..nope cannot do that either. It always starts over. Awesome...the circle going around and around in the middle of the screen is also fun ( but only in the DVR, the live broadcast is fine so it’s not my internet). Slings only redeeming quality is that it’s cheaper than everyone else. You get what you pay for..
Crashing and unresponsive
by TonicKG918 on 2020/10/18 00:17
This is my first review ever but I’m so frustrated with this app. I use it on my smart TV and no only does it randomly restart to “free up storage,” it also crashes when you start it, saying there is no subscription and when you try to log in, it says the password is incorrect (when the exact same log in works online and on the mobile app). Can’t wait for my subscription to expire and I most definitely will not ever come back. Waste of money and nerves.
Favorite APP
by PJB6bx on 2020/10/17 23:15
I love this app. It’s my favorite app.
Works great on phone but not aTV
by hopesfall225 on 2020/10/17 20:07
App works great on iphones and iPads. On apple tv if you scroll through the guide, every 5 channels you have to wait for the next 5 to load. I have super fast internet so I know it's the app. Also, when you delete an episode, it may delete it, but it still shows up in recordings and it really shouldn't, kind of annoying. I also wish that there was an option for the guide to fill up the whole screen, not just 5 channels worth.
Difficult watching Harry Potter on SYFY
by sludge on 2020/10/17 18:59
Harry Potter keeps buffering during commercials and jumping backwards ten minutes. But if yyou fast forward the cue preview shows where you should actually be. So you’re being forced to watch the same scenes again but the FF preview is on scenes you haven’t seen yet. When you press play it’s still on something you have already watched. Then it shows you the same ads and it happens again. Very frustrating.
Apple TV app is worthless
by verno32976 on 2020/10/17 17:44
The Sling TV app works fine on my iPhone and iPad but is basically useless on Apple TV. It is by far the most unreliable app on that platform. Thankfully it's also the app I pay the most per month to use. Don't waste your time
Update
by raytayssq on 2020/10/17 17:40
I can’t stream my movies because of this update I need help
Clunky at best.
by Uber Rich on 2020/10/17 17:23
Channels often do not work. Please try again message. The app opens to MY TV when I want to use the guide. The app constantly switches from the guide to grid view. It opens with a choice to go to sports channels. I don’t watch the sports channels and they do not give the option to change that to news or kids, etc. Customer service takes forever to answer. Overseas with English as a second language speakers , but knowledge of English seems to be adequate.but if they are hiring low paid workers, they should hire enough to reduce wait times.
Great alternative to regular service providers
by cars25273636 on 2020/10/17 14:55
Excellent tv service and customer support is friendly most importantly it’s very inexpensive! The place where they get you is the add on packs for $5 but overall great service and good channel offerings. Much better than ATT, version, optimum, etc
It’s so ridiculous
by ejimifor on 2020/10/16 23:33
I installed the app on my cuve Samsung T V devise and the app worked for just a day since then it gives error and it’s so frustrating I am looking for a way to unsubscribe because the service is very poor
Commercial after commercial
by slung is garbage on 2020/10/16 19:33
I can’t tell you guys how much I hate sling tv. It’s over priced an plays the same shows and episodes over an over. An if you want to jump into a show get ready to watch over 4 minutes of commercials an then more after that.
Nice Mix of Shows
by Indy4tex on 2020/10/16 08:15
That you would have get premium packages to receive at a fair price...we are loving it
The shoe review
by the cobler on 2020/10/15 23:45
I love the price but still too many stations i never watch or like . Please get rid of fake news CNN. Please add a good channel like OAN news network . I miss MT too
Good not great
by swvacowboy on 2020/10/15 23:32
Too many times during ads the tv will go black and the stream will end. When restarting the stream it kicks me back to 10 min or so into the show when I was 10-15 min from the end of an hr long show. Then I have to watch MORE ads to skip forward
Buggy as heck
by Dante937 on 2020/10/15 22:21
Apple TV app goes black at the change of the hour when watching any streaming channel. Had tried to get thru to tech support but they asked for payment info, I declined to give any support staff any payment info for any reason and I’m left with a clunk app and clunk service. Fix it already.
Disappointed
by Friend of Sling on 2020/10/15 22:18
At home we get channels dropped too often. Also when a show is on pause, it will lose its spot and you’ll have to start over. Please address these issues.
Cumbersome at best
by AustinGal45 on 2020/10/15 18:24
I downloaded and canceled within a day. What a weird way to try to watch live news. You have to use your phone. Not user friendly at all.
????
by RainnyDayBooks on 2020/10/15 16:04
Not sure whats going on, but ive never had Sling before. I download it, put in my email and password for first time and it tells me my email is incorrect. No its not. Then it tell me my password is incorrect. No its not. Then it tells me email cant be found. WHAT? It actually wont let me in. Im confused.
Better than most tv apps
by Mhanson815 on 2020/10/15 14:37
Sling is a breath of fresh air. I like: It doesn’t cut off recordings that go over by a minute. It starts and finishes a mixture before and after. Yeah! Favorite channels are limited to three. More would be better please. When recording I’d prefer to watch from the beginning when I join a program recording in progress. Possible? On demand selections help me reduce recordings in my DVR. And avoid tons of commercials. Guide: hard to visualize and make selections due to so many choices. Let’s streamline the amount that shows up - by stations I actually watch. Possible? Overall I’m very pleased with this service. Previously subscribed to HULU LIVE. However, I don’t have internet (rural area) and rely on a hotspot. HULU cut me off because I don’t have a static IP address. Sling is a pleasant surprise. I miss my local stations though.
Content is good but app needs improvement
by markmo1221 on 2020/10/15 13:03
Sling content is great but the app is subpar. Many glitches and issues with casting.
Awesome awesome awesome!
by Marlysa Hernandez on 2020/10/15 12:28
I have sling on my TVs at home and I absolutely love it!! Best type of cable I’ve ever had! Sling by far is better than traditional cable, Netflix, prime, Hulu, and all of the other tv/movie streaming out there!! I was stuck in my car for 12 hours one day/night waiting to be admitted to a center and I thought maybe sling has an app sure enough they did. I downloaded it, and it is just as amazing as it is on my tv at home! I love it! So easy to navigate, easy log in, has all my saved and recorded shows and all of the regular tv options are there and easy to see and access. Sling is by far the best tv stream around!
Playback is uneven
by HutchBomb on 2020/10/15 11:02
Recordings can sometimes be played from beginning during broadcast, sometimes not. Example - morning news shows cannot be viewed until recording has been completed. So, if I want 6 AM headline updates from beginning of the show, I have to wait until 9 AM to see them. Except for (sometimes on a Saturday). Frustrating!
Unpolished. Saving grace is price.
by jmooring on 2020/10/15 02:02
DVR unreliable and unresponsive during playback. App requires far too many restarts to orient itself. Poster frames during scrubbing are frequently from whole other recordings. A mess.
App freezes
by TReggie54 on 2020/10/14 23:42
I don’t know why my program freezes or go back to startup so much. I think it worked better when it was offered free.....
Too expensive & no football
by Neemefhdjjddbkkn on 2020/10/14 23:19
Way to expensive & no football. Use fubo instead.
Pretty much flawless
by JAVIEREXEQUIEL on 2017/12/12 04:29
So first of all I just don’t write reviews. But I just had to do it because the app deserves it. It’s really good. Second I was skeptical about the services they provide. I didn’t know much. But once I found out more and signed up for it, it’s what they advertise. It is tv a la carte. I signed up for the Spanish channels and I even get an Argentinian channel I can’t get anywhere else. When it comes the app, it is flawless. It simply never crashes. Regardless of what channel I watch it always comes up without any problems. Once you choose the channel, you have to option to watch the program that’s on form the start, to start it over, or to watch it live. Once you stop watching, you can always come back to the same spot. It saves your programs so you can come back later and pick right up where you left off. You can do that with countless shows. You can also watch from a different source. If I’m watching on my phone, and stop watching, I can watch from the iPad or the Apple TV app and watch it also without any problems. Tv quality is fantastic too. You also don’t have to sing on every single time. I haven’t to sing in or log in since I first logged in months ago. This service along with the apps in the different platforms are simply seamless. It’s really one of the best, if not the best I have on all platforms. It’s literally fantastic. 10/10.
VERY Happy
by Szana1951 on 2020/10/23 14:23
Oh my gosh ...when SlING first came out I wasn’t very happy, I told em an I canceled ...then sometime later they actually sent me an invite to give em a try again & I did an I was impressed😬...now I been back for a while, but didn’t realize I hadn’t updated my review/comment & I feel bad...cuz they have grown WONDERFUL, I have ZERO complaints! for an App they have a good TV an movie selection that changes & rotates, yes there r some commercials but I don’t mind ...SLING is not the big name cable company (thank god🙄), & if ya can afford THEM then more power to ya, I can’t, I love the History Channel an I can access w/ SLING that’s my big happy...also their viewing selection is a nice buffet it’s great for me also an included w/ price is “💯” hours of record time I LOVE IT the whole “30 buck” pkg is perfect for me, disabled, SSI, an all I have to view on is an IPad...it’s GREAT and even better I HAVE NO COMPLAINTS😂 SO Thank You SLING PS I have Apple iPhone an iPad I have ZERO connection problems Apple has Sling app for iPad an that’s shared to my iPhone ..once in awhile the only problems I ever have has been w/ Cox WiFi that I been stuck having to use an that’s been once in awhile I tex em they fix it
Great potential, horrible results.
by Briannajoy248 on 2017/11/26 08:22
The concept of sling is great. An app that allows you to watch your favorite shows live and on demand, where ever and when ever, without all the equipment, hidden fees and insane contracts that regular cable a satellite providers are know for. It's a great concept, if sling was able to deliver. They don't though. There's still many channels that sling doesn't offer, like spike and TLC. They also don't offer the big channels like CBS,NBC, ABC, Fox, etc. The on demand shows rarely work, the app usually crashes. Often times it will crash in the middle or towards the end of a show, and the only way to ever see the end is to restart it from the beginning and pray you make it to the end before it crashes again. There are symbols that you'd assume were fast forward/rewind/pause buttons, but they don't do anything when you press them. Sometimes the pause button works, but the app crashes when you try to resume. So if the app crashes 5 minutes before the end of your show, you can either restart it from the beginning, or move on with your life and never see the ending. Take my advice, spend the extra money and go with a provider like dish or direct TV. Sling may be cheaper, but it's not worth $20-$40 a month considering it barely works. Spend the extra money of a different tv provider, at least their products and services function properly and you get all the channels you want and not just a few.
Zero customer service
by Pgsus on 2019/06/05 13:49
I had sling for a month and a half. The first two weeks it was great then it started being glitchy. One day it completely stopped functioning, the little thinking wheel just kept turning and nothing was happening. I tried everything I reset my device, my internet, rest my account downloaded the app three more times , etc etc. I called customer service they told me to do everything I’ve already done which was fine, then they tell me there must be an update on the app that they need to look into so they have to escalate the matter to the engineering department. I said ok sure thinking it will be fixed maybe later in the day or next day. I called again after 3 days still same answer. A week later I’m getting frustrated because there is no follow up on their end and the app still doesn’t work. I call to cancel and was hoping like any other professional and ethical company that cares about their customers and customer satisfaction they would compensate me but they said the couldn’t unfortunately but can remove any new charges to my account. I was appalled!!! How can you ask a customer to pay for a service that isn’t working? It wasn’t about the money it was more about the principle. Oh and that was me talking to the manager who apparently has no authority to do anything. Unprofessional and extremely disappointing!!! Will never use them ever again.
Cable my whole life, a great switch!
by Luuvsydd on 2020/07/04 20:24
I really love Sling. I hated cable because I didn’t get the shows I wanted without paying more money. I don’t want sports so I can select not having that package and costing more when basic cable packages usually included a majority sports. I love being able to have my reality tv shows for only $5 more a month. That’s well worth it when cable was $20+ for nearly not as many channels. I also like I can stop and start this subscription easier than cable. I’m in my 20s and have months where I’m barely at home or I’m at home constantly. Being able to start and stop without hassle is the best. I also like being able to watch all my shows in one place instead of jumping from app to app like cable companies often require. One thing I would like to see is a more refined search, kind of like categories on Netflix. The On Demand section, but with a little more defined categories that show ALL the available on demand movies or shows, not in the categories Sling creates.
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.
WORST SERVICE EVER
by Dutchgirlmel on 2019/01/14 05:08
Your on demand programs crash and won’t cast to the TV, and in spite of several attempts via customer service to escalate the matter to get them resolved, after nearly a month, nothing has been resolved - even with proper error codes provided. To make matters worse, your customer service department says that you don’t credit back for the services you have failed to provide. This is INCREDIBLY unethical when a customer signs up in good faith to get a service and the provider fails to correct a problem, then adds insult to injury by saying they can’t credit back anything! The worst part of all is that I paid for your service unawares for 3 YEARS and never once used it until I researched charges on my bank account, and in good faith decided to try it out anyways - without complaint - and even upgraded the service to add STARZ and it doesn’t even stream on-demand without error codes and crashes (I never have gotten to watch a single on-demand show to it’s end). On-demand is the only reason I want this service to begin with, and your company simply can’t provide it- as is evidenced by bad review after bad review on Apple’s App Store! Your so-called customer service reps keep saying “sorry, but there are no refunds” and nothing ever gets fixed. What kind of business are you running there? This is outrageous!
So disappointed
by Bella serenity on 2020/05/11 02:34
To say I’m disappointed is an understatement, especially after paying for a subscription!! There were shows that I wanted to watch that I was able to through other apps, but not all episodes...so I thought ok, based off of other reviews and other family/friends experiences, what the heck....the APP STINKS!!! or the subscription, I don’t know! The amount of times that I spend, shutting down, all apps, my phone, the TV, etc (and yes, not that it matters but, I do have a new iPhone 11Pro Max...) it connects MAYBE 25% of the time and even then it doesn’t always stay connected, if I have to pause the show to (ya know, have a life for a moment) and hit resume, IT RESTARTS THE SHOW!!! Then, when I try and skip ahead back to where I was, it freezes, and says, oops, UNABLE TO CONNECT, AGAIN!!!! I spend more time trying to connect and get back to my show than I do actually get to enjoy watching my show (and I’m talking 60 min long shows) I don’t think I’ll be paying for another month. It’s not worth the hassle, great idea, but I’m so beyond disappointed and frustrated that it’s not worth my time or my money (PLUS, even after paying, I still have to watch commercials...so why?!?! What’s the point?! There isn’t!!) Nice try, but, bye-bye Sling...you’ve let me down and I would NOT recommend to ANYONE!
A swing and a miss
by Bound4Pleasure on 2019/10/23 02:58
I like the idea of Sling and I like the service WHEN it works! Was better in beginning but worse for last couple of months, and always well below ideal. There’s the frequent rebooting and streaming lags. Last couple months app will start recording 30 mins into a one hour show. Very frustrating!! But the WORST thing is that recorded shows almost NEVER play back on Chromecast and often won’t play back on Firestick. I occasionally watch content on my phone when on the move. But who wants to watch all of their recorded shows that way just because it won’t play back on big screen via chromecast/fire stick (because the service they paid for won’t perform as advertised)! SLING, do whatever is necessary to make your app actually work with Chromecast and Fire Stick, or at least honestly advertise that these platforms will likely not work. Customer service is completely useless and apparently only there for appearances, and all of the many negative reviews doesn’t seem to bother Sling at all. As a last resort I’m hoping Sling responds to my review and makes a good faith effort to improve situation. If so I will change my rating &review. If not I will dump Sling like radioactive waste! Sadly I won’t hold my breath.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Great service, okay app
by JMDragonWake on 2019/10/11 23:27
I really enjoy using Sling in lieu of cable to watch live and recent TV, but doing so on the iPhone can be annoying at times. For one thing, the menus are confusing: Suppose I want to watch CNN live. Should I look under “My TV,” “On Now,” “Guide,” or “Channels”? The interface doesn’t make it easy to watch the channels I view most often. It also cuts out at breaks between live shows, forcing me to refresh the app to watch the next program. On some channels, that maybe makes sense, but on news networks program boundaries aren’t supposed to be so disruptive. One of my biggest gripes though is that the audio doesn’t pause when I receive or accept phone calls. Every self-respecting audio or video app silences playback during phone calls, but Sling keeps the show blaring in the background as you try to talk to the person on the other end. I like my Sling subscription but I really hope they make some improvements to the app.
$110 in monthly saving from previous provider
by Erik Schutz on 2019/09/21 06:21
I tried sling a little over a year ago and originally didn’t like it because they didn’t have the current sports package they do now. So glad I gave it a second chance I pay $130 less a month then what I was paying with direct tv and have access to game being aired across the country no black outs or bs like that. I had to pay and extra $20 buck a month to get unlimited wireless internet so I guess it really only saves me $110 a moth... haha I don’t pay extra for NFL red zone and have access to the largest archive of tv shows when I want to watch a rerun than any other app or service available. I have a HBO and Netflix subscription but recently realized I Don’t need Netflix and am over game of thrones so I’ll be canceling both after this month. I honestly couldn’t be happier.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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!
Decent but has annoying bugs
by Turners16 on 2017/11/06 13:46
I like the fact that I can take television wherever I go with this app, but it’s sometimes unreliable. The app won’t even start some days and at other times it cuts off in the middle of whatever I’m watching. It also sometimes jumps backwards in time, particularly when I watch the news on CNN. For example, at 9:59 PM, the show I was watching will revert to the beginning of the hour instead of continuing on the 10 PM show. I have to close the app and restart to watch the 10 PM program. It’s been a constant frustration. Overall, it’s a good alternative to cable, and I have the networks I most want to watch. I hope they find a way to work out the annoying bugs in the app soon.
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.
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
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.
I was referred & Now I refer
by SamConKam on 2020/06/12 05:06
It goes off on me but I believe it’s my device NOT sling! The one thing I wish they had in their settings would be sleep mode, shut off after 2hrs of inactivity, 4hrs of inactivity or Never! Like the light/screen on your phone. That’s only a suggestion, not an issue! Personally, The biggest selling point for me was how affordable it was. Sadly, once they started becoming well known & used, They raised the price! Even for current & loyal customers which has swayed my feelings a bit! If not by much Depending on the company, area etc, Its still cheaper than most cable companies & it’s live as if it were cable. I was referred to sling & I used to refer & tell everyone about it. I haven’t referred it as much since they raised the price tho bc that’s what made it stand out, Basically the same as cable tv for a portion of the price...
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
Great service, get another device
by rossbballin on 2017/11/04 06:13
Sling TV in itself is a good cable alternative because you get what you want for the price you want to pay. I have had hardly any complaints about their service in itself. I pay $35 a month for all the sports I ever watch, which is just about unbeatable. However, the connection using the app is abysmal. The first couple months I streamed everything through my google chromecast but then it started glitching out after about 2 months. It was unwatchable and Sling’s average customer service reps had no good solutions for me. The right answer after discovering I was not the only one having this issue is that sling does not stream well using that type of device. I bought a Roku stick and the difference in performance as well as picture is night and day. So that’s why I say this app in itself is below average at best but when utilizing the proper platform, sling is an affordable service very much worth considering.
The idea is great and the service is affordable - but not always usable.
by Tmareee on 2017/11/12 03:43
We signed up a couple months ago and would use it with our Apple hdmi hook-up on the tv and it worked pretty well. No error messages at that time - it would, however, take a long time to start a channel and sometimes i would have to shut the app off, and restart several times before it would start up. My iPhone 8 auto-updated the app and now I get the ‘screen-mirroring’ message which makes the app unusable for me. Very frustrating. I don’t like paying for a service that is so glitchy and now completely useless. If this ever gets fixed I will sign back up because I like having the hallmark channel for the Christmas movies but it looks like that won’t happen this year. I hope the technical issues get fixed. It’s really a great idea and a good value when it works!
Terrible...but not many good alternatives
by batgirl09 on 2020/09/12 14:53
I really wanted to like Sling. Unfortunately, it’s incredibly frustrating which is counterproductive when all I want to do is watch live TV and relax. It freezes, crashes and logs me out consistently. It stops streaming at the top of every hour so I often have to disconnect and restart the app again to get it working. The interface is also a little tricky to navigate—it’s not exactly intuitive. You spend a lot of time toggling up and down the screen to find what you want which is also frustrating and time consuming. As soon as there is something else that is better, we are out. For now, we feel stuck because we want something that offers live news and sports. It’s too bad but I do long for my old fashioned cable box quite often when using Sling. I hope they improve it because I always have a sense of dread before I turn on the TV. No bueno.
Pretty Much What We Needed I guess
by JessieMetcalf on 2019/12/08 05:07
Update: Changed my rating after dealing with awful customer service rep. I noticed that all of my shows had two or three extra long commercial breaks and when the show would come back on, it was like I had missed several scenes. Turns out Sling was airing their own commercials after the live program has returned to the show. What? I’m paying for TV and missing a third of the show so Sling can make money from me and it’s own commercials? Nope. When I explained this to the representative they were incredibly rude and said they weren’t going to fix my issue but could tell me how to turn the app off and back on. Completely ridiculous. My family enjoys sling tv. We use it on our smart tv and our iPads. It does freeze occasionally, has a few blurry channels during high demand hours, and it often crashes a time or two at start up. However, despite that, it works for us since we don't want to spend a ridiculous amount of money on channels we don't care about. We love the selection of shows available to "watch now" and many of the channels are ones we would choose to buy if we could pick individuals. I do wish they had more 'add on' channels available, but that is probably a dish contract stipulation. Hopefully more will be added in the future. I only gave it four stars because they could do even more to make the channel set individualized.
POOR CUSTOMER SURVICE, pray you don’t have a problem if you sign up.
by Pismw on 2018/11/28 04:16
so, let me start with Sling is a great “idea”, allows me to watch sports when I’m not tie to one tv. HOWEVER, it has happened to me multiple times that Sling wouldn’t start, or just wouldn’t let me click on ANY channels, saying it wasn’t available in my region (which is obviously not the reason, I was in the states, using regular WiFi) And when you contact the support (either on phone, or with chat), all they tell you to do is, restart your app, restart your website, delete your app and reinstall, restart you phone. Which, I tried all of it, and none of it helped. And then they’ll just say sorry, while your problem is unresolved, unexplained. It makes me feel like they don’t value their service nor their costumer. So yeah, I’m an upset paying customer. All I’m saying is you better hope your service never have problem, because when they do, you might not have a solution and just wasting money.
It keeps crashing.
by Don31476 on 2019/11/08 03:31
This app used to be great, but ever since iOS 13 it is glitchy and crash-prone garbage. Across the board, on all my devices, this app will not work for longer than 10 minutes before something happens. Do you like watching television with audio? If so, don’t use this app because the sound drops out every third word. Do you enjoy not having the news freeze? Well, you’re not in luck here. The news will freeze right when the information that you were waiting for begins. The upside though is that after the freeze, you get to restart the app 4-5 times and it will still not work. This is followed by restarting the device of your choosing to 2-3 times - still no luck. The cool thing is that you get to miss out on the information that you waited to here over and over. However, the silver lining is that it never seems to crash during commercials. If you like watching commercials on-the-go, then the Sling TV app is for you.
Atrocious for Nhl hockey. HATE IT
by Scampbell18 on 2019/04/21 21:13
SLING! PLEASE READ I CANT TAKE IT ANYMORE I upgraded to blue plan plus news and sports add ons so I could get all of the NHL playoffs. Two days into playoffs and I’m completely regretting not going with directTV or something else. The games have been going blacked out before they end, the streaming keeps tearing, and the app on my appleTV has been locking up and freezing my whole AppleTV. I can’t get any customer service on the phone because they only allow for online chat, I spent a half hour waiting for them and then another half hour chatting through the issues. I hope someone at the company reads these so they can fix these bugs so I can watch the games and see the last two minutes and overtimes. Hugely disappointed and I never write reviews, I’m just hoping they are reading this and can get their programmers on the issues. UPDATE: I HATE this app!!! It’s infuriating!! The games keep going black minutes before the game is over!!!!! FIX IT!!!
Very poor service
by Durjay on 2018/02/10 13:44
I am a subscriber of sports channels in Sling and very sorry to inform that, the pathetic service that Sling is providing will soon make me to run away from it. Their Bot support is a smoke scree, one of the worst bots may be prepared during medieval time . Tried to reach out to them and they have a timing for that as well. I waited too call them for the next day(my match was gone) They don’t pick the call. There was no other way for me to reach out other than writing this review. I wanted to switch streaming on my phone to my tv, after that it is complaining it can’t play as it exhausted the max connection. If that is the case Why on earth I cannot have control to shut connection that’s part of my home WiFi router or that belongs to my account ? Is it such a big deal ? To resolve this why on earth I have to face your sub standard Bots Or in fact your service that I am experiencing ? I am shocked to see the rating of this app 4.4 out of 5 average. Is it the Bot effect ?
Regarding My Satisfaction with SLING TV,,,
by COOL G-ma on 2018/02/05 22:45
I really like Sling TV, but I am unable to acquire the basic TV Channels of ABC NBC CBS CNN FOXNEWS, etc. But, I was wrong. This Sling TV app, was suggested to me from an employee at Best Buy’s Electronics Dept., & that I would be satisfied with this app. Well, I can get channels that I always enjoyed on cable TV, prior to my moving, but those channels were ALL of the Hallmark Channels, HGTV, DIY, Food Network, and others that I enjoy. But I am unable to acquire the major networks, and FOXNEWS Channel. Once I get to my sister’s, until I actually find where I will eventually relocate.....she has no televisions in her home. Therefore, the service of this SLING TV, will not really meet my needs. I may very possibly be searching for another TV APP, hat will provide me with more of what my needs really are. Otherwise, the channels that are on SLING TV, are OK....but not sufficient for all that I’m needing.
Buggy
by CJG RN on 2020/10/24 01:12
Overall I like Sling. I like the selection mostly. I have noticed, however, that they’re buggy no matter what you watch it on. I have it on my iPad, iPhone, and Xbox one, and they all have issues (e.g, crashes). The MOST annoying issue (on ALL platforms I’ve tried) is when you stop a prerecorded show and it NEVER wants to play for you again! Instead you get the message “We’re sorry! Temporarily unable to load video. Try reloading or changing the channel.” Now, they use the word “temporarily” very loosely, because that show will NEVER load again. I mean ... I saved one prerecorded show for two months hoping it would eventually play, but it was broken across all platforms. Sorry Dateline .... guess I’ll never know who the murderer was in that episode! Ok, no other streaming service has this issue ... so figure it out ... please!
Just Okay
by T. One on 2018/07/01 22:41
The only reason I gave this service more than 1 star is the price point. $10/mo to watch World Cup matches live and on demand in Portuguese and French works well for me. The problem is they don’t tell you that they only record up to 2 hrs and 30 mins of each match. So if a match ends up in a penalty shootout and you don’t see it live, you won’t be able to watch it on demand. I missed both important matches today and they both ended in penalty shootouts. So, I won’t be able to see the end of those games on Slingtv, despite being a paying customer. The other aggravating thing is that they don’t organize the on demand matches in any particular order. So, you have to painstakingly scroll through each match till you figure out which is the one you’re looking for. I don’t know why they don’t sort them chronologically by default. But, I guess you get what you pay for.
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