Sling TV Review: A La Carte TV

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The Sling TV video above takes you inside the TV/On-demand app displayed on an HDTV but any number of devices can be used (see ‘Compatible Devices’ below).  See Sling TV channels and guide, features, subscription packages/fees, and channels play.

Sling TV offers an A La Carte TV platform used to cut the cable cord or ditch the dish to save money. And it does a good job without losing favorite TV channels, shows, movies, and news broadcasts. Only USA residences can use the app to watch Sling TV channels online. But for those living or traveling outside the United States, just use a VPN service to watch your favorite channels.

Note: Only major U.S. credit/debit cards are accepted when signing up to Sling TV, which will be verified via U.S. zip code. If you don’t have a credit/debit card from U.S. and U.S. residence, use a friend or relative living in the United States. Get that person to open a SlingTv account for you. Otherwise, you won’t be able to use them to watch UK TV. Once that person creates your Sling account, use the VPN service to log in. Also see US Unlocked to get a U.S. credit/debit card. Another workaround is using another web TV service to watch live UK TV channels — No VPN or USA credit card is required.

Many genres are included such as sports, entertainment, comedy, kids, news, lifestyles, movies, and many more. The service  offers more than 150 Sling TV channels and continue to add more channels and features. However, there is no full DVR feature which is one of the downsides. But all things aside, the price for number of channels you get is worth giving this a try. (See company information Here)

Update: The Cloud DVR has launched. It lets users protect shows from deletion while adding the ability to record content on Fox channels. Plus, users can watch and manage recordings from Xbox One. I’m sure more recording additions will come in the near future. Without using the Cloud DVR, you can use a computer and download a video recorder software. Then connect computer to HDTV via HDMI cable (or compatible cable) to watch everything on the big screen, from SlingTV, while you record from your computer.

Sling TV: Two Basic Packages:

  1. Sling Orange Service and Extras (Single stream – One device at a time)
  2. Sling Blue Service and Extra (Multi-stream – 2 or more devices at same time)

When visiting the Sling website, you will see the channel guide that shows which Sling TV channels are listed under the ‘Orange’ package and ‘Blue’ package. SlingTV provides online live TV services that give you freedom, choice and control over a customized platform. Although there are Sling TV local channels, you only get them from select markets based on your zip code.

Does Sling TV Get Local Channels?

Don’t count on this service to give you access to OTV (Over-the-Air) TV channels from local TV stations in your area. There is no online service right now that gives access to local OTA TV channels. The best way to get your local live TV channels is from connecting an indoor HDTV antenna (amplified 50-radius or greater). When signing up to this service, you will get channels from a select market, based on your zip code.


For as little as $20 per month, you can get started watching many of your favorites online. Of course, you can pay more when adding additional streaming content to watch, such as more live sports.

Here are some of the Extras:

  • Sports Extra (more live football, baseball, basketball, hockey, and more)
  • Comedy Extra (down-home favorites and more)
  • Kids Extra (kids of all ages)
  • News Extra (worldwide news)
  • Lifestyle Extra (from food to home)
  • Hollywood Extra (movie buffs)
  • Best of Spanish TV Extra (best soccer, novelas, kids shows & movies for entire family)

Members can customize their own channel lineup when choosing any one of the Extras. There is no contract, hidden fees, or high cost. You can cancel the service or any ‘Extra’, at anytime, without a hassle.

Sling TV Compatible Devices

SlingTV offers an array of compatible devices that can be used:

  • Computer
  • Tablet
  • Smartphone
  • Apple TV
  • Roku
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • LG
  • Chromecast
  • xBox One
  • AirTv Player
  • Android TV

To get the most out of SelectTV and full use of all features, use a computer (laptop or desktop) or tablet (flash-enabled. Mobile users can use a smartphone (Android or iOS) or Windows Mobile devices to watch all live channels including on-demand streaming content. This also includes listening to radio stations through the SelectTV mobile apps.

There are a number of ways to use SelectTV on the big screen… Connect any compatible Internet-connected device to HDTV via Google Chromecast. Another way is connecting your computer (preferably laptop) directly to any HDTV via HDMI cable (or compatible cable). You will find this information in the FAQs section when visit the website.

Although Sling TV is located in the U.S. for people living in the U.S., you may try using a VPN service if living outside the U.S. However, you will also need a U.S. credit/debit card. Here’s how you can get one – See US Unlocked – Virtual Credit Card


International TV

Sling TV also offers International Entertainment in various languages. Besides English TV, there are over 20 different language packages with great features such as watching live and on-demand TV instantly. Also availability on multiple number of devices with no credit check or long-term contract. See Languages below:

Arabic, Bangla, Bengali, Brazilian, Cantonese, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Kannada, Malayalam, Mandarin, Marathi, Polish, Punjabi, Taiwanese, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

Visit Sling TV (see link below) and scroll down to the bottom of the website. Click the ‘International’ link, and then click any language of interest to learn more.

Note: The Sling TV Channel list also provides access to World Cricket, World Sports

Latino Entertainment Included:

  • Best of Spanish TV
  • Mexico
  • Caribe
  • Sudamerica
  • Espana

Just visit the SlingTV website – Click Here. Then scroll down to the bottom to find all the additional information. Be sure to click the ‘Help Center’ link also — there’s a FAQs section included and video tutorials that will cover most of your questions, including how to setup your device. You will also find their phone number in the right bottom corner.

Cost and Cancellation

For as little as $20 per month, you can be on your way to watching many of your favorites online. Add more streaming content as you go (additional costs) if you want. Choose from any one of the two basic packages — Orange or Blue subscription packages. Or choose both packages plus one or more Extras to get a full Sling TV channel lineup. You get to choose what you want to watch at different set prices — a la carte TV.

Sling TV’s Cancellation Policies?

Sling TV subscribers are not tied down to any contract when watching Sling TV channels. This mean you can cancel at any time. If the decision is to cancel, then your current paid subscription will run for the duration of your billing cycle. If you cancel during a free trial, your subscription will be terminated immediately. You can learn more about the cancellation policy when reading the ‘Terms of Use’. You can also contact SlingTV for additional information.

Sling TV World Sports Packages

You can get stream live and on-demand games either at home or on the go, including 8 days video replay: available anytime, anywhere

$80/year that’s $40 in Savings

Check out all the live sports channels and upcoming matches: HERE

7-Day Free Trial

Lastly, you can take advantage of the Sling TV 7-day trial while its still available. You’ll get full access to the entire Sling TV channel lineup and features.

Click Here – To Learn More and Watch Your Favorite TV Channels, Movies, Sports, TV Shows, and News Online



PSnamaa says:

Thanks for the information. I am getting the Sling Orange Service and Extra 😀

Bobbi says:

WOW, very cool! Our bill has been going thru the roof as well and I’d love to find a way to cut the costs. This looks like it might just be something that would work for us.

I was really impressed with the diversity of stations that are available on there. I hadn’t heard about these guys before this, thanks!

Jason Levine says:

The package looks good and won’t make the big hole in your pocket I will try the 7-day trial and might upgrade if it suits my needs.

Anirudh Pulikonda says:

Hi, Thanks for the review, I recently posted an article on Voot Video Downloader –> on my blog which is similar to Sling Tv. Can you guide how can we download videos from Sling Tv so that I can write a blog post for others? Thanks in Advance.

Brady says:

Having a Home Theater is the way to go.

vikash kumar says:

Thanks for your valuable thoughts I’m on my way to get it.

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