15 Plus Questions answered about Sling TV Streaming

Sling TV:

Before Slinging into Sling TV! Let’s get a few stuff about this internet TV. So that brings us to the very first question,

#1. What is Sling TV????

Sling TV: is an American TV service that uses internet transmission to broadcast it’s services to users. Comes with lots of Channels you can think of; from ESPN, AMC, CNN, TNT, HBO, CBS, to Fubo to DirectTV Now to Willow and countless more. Whether it’s sports or entertainment you get it from this guy!. The TV started in 2015 and owned by American Dish Network.

Next stuff to note is How this platform works. So that brings us to the next question

#2. How Sling TV Does what it does????

Sling puts all of the cool channels you can think of via internet service into a supported device i.e like your smartphone, smart TV, media player e.t.c. With this, it cuts away all the stress you have to think of using the Cable TV and all of the terms and conditions which comes with using Cable.

Next question you would want to ask, is where can you make use of this Sling TV service. Some one asked can Sling TV be used in Mars. Which brings us to the next question.

#3. Can Sling TV be used Anywhere????

Yes! provided there is Internet service around. Plus you got subscription fee after free trial. Since Sling TV can work anywhere how about regions with not so very fast internet speed. This brings us to the next question in mind. Can sling TV work in regions with 30kbps internet service????

#4. Can  Sling TV Work with Slow Internet????

Well! At least your internet speed from your provider should measure around 2mbps and above for mobile phones, smart watches etc while, Television sets and computers should get at least 4mps to 5mps and above internet speed for a smooth service.

Next question to ask is can the services be saved for later???. Which brings us to the next Question.

#5. Does Sling TV Work with DVR????

Yes! you can save Sling TV programs for later. You can go for the additional Sling TV Cloud DVR service, cost around 5 USD. So with this, you can save for later on your Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Smart phones etc.

Next question is what cool features you get from Sling that makes it different. Which leads us to the next question.

#6. Pros of using Sling TV????

What is the difference between using Sling TV service instead of cable or dish tv service. First you get ability to save for later using Cloud DVR service, comes at 5USD per monthly token. Second, you get ability to watch live tv as it happens. Thirdly, comes with Add-on channels you can add up to your already existing package. Fourthly, it is cheaper. Fifth point, no need of cable everywhere, just get a smart device ( Smart TV, Stick, Box, Game Console, etc) which can run Sling TV app.

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Everything that has some advantages should as well offer some bit of disadvantages. Here you go.

#7. Cons of Sling TV????

You get adverts. Local channels might come with limited accessibility and no room for other web based apps. Since, accessing Local Channels might be a problem. Then how do you get access to these local channels. Well, this comes in the next question.

#8. How to watch Local Channels on Sling TV????

Watching Local Channels in Sling TV in fact in the real sense isn’t inaccessible, you can do this, depending on your region you reside in the U.S. Accessing Local Channels then, depends on the region you reside in the U.S. Some of the local channels include the likes of, NBC, Fox, Univision, ABC etc. And the likes of CW, PBS and CBS isn’t accessible with Sling, need an antenna or cable to get these ones.

Now that you have decided to try Sling TV out or intend to at least in the future. How about knowing some of the package prices. Which brings us to the next question.

#9. Types of Sling TV Subscription Prices????

Below you get the various subscription packages that come with Sling TV.

1. Sling TV Orange Package:

This one Comes with 20 plus channels including ESPN and Disney. No Fox and NBC and no ability to multi-streams on various devices same time. The channel list that comes with this orange package is shown below; at least as of the time of writing this post.

Sling Orange channels
  • A&E
  • AMC
  • AXS TV
  • BBC America
  • Bloomberg Television
  • CNN
  • Flama
  • Food Network
  • Freeform
  • Galavision
  • HGTV
  • HISTORY
  • IFC
  • Lifetime
  • Local Now
  • Newsy
  • TBS
  • TNT
  • Travel Channel
  • VICELAND
  • Cartoon Network
  • Cheddar
  • Comedy Central
  • Disney Channel
  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • ESPN3

2. Sling TV Blue Package:

With this Blue package subscription which cost 25USD, you get 40 plus channels without ESPN and Disney, but you get FOX and NBC inclusive. You can stream up to 3 devices simultaneously using this package.

Sing TV Blue package comes with these channels below. At least as for the time of writing this article. Blue package comes with the below channels.

Sling Blue channels
  • A&E
  • AMC
  • AXS TV
  • BBC America
  • BET
  • Bloomberg Television
  • Bravo
  • CNN
  • Cartoon Network
  • Cheddar
  • HISTORY
  • IFC
  • Lifetime
  • Local Now
  • NBC
  • NBC RSNs
  • NBC Sports Network
  • NFL Network
  • Nat Geo Wild
  • National Geographic
  • Newsy
  • Nick Jr.
  • SyFy
  • TBS
  • TNT
  • Travel Channel
  • Tribeca Shortlist
  • USA
  • UniMas
  • Univision
  • Viceland
  • truTV
  • Comedy Central
  • El Rey
  • EPIX Drive-In
  • FOX
  • FOX RSNs
  • FX
  • FXX
  • Flama
  • Food Network
  • Fox Sports 1
  • Fox Sports 2
  • Galavision
  • HGTV
3. Sling TV Orange + Blue Package:
 Next package is the Sling TV, Orange combined with Blue Package. This one cost around 40USD. You get 50 plus channels. You get all of Disney and ESPN including FOX and NBC service which toggles around in the previous two package. You also have the ability to stream more than 4 devices at a go.

#10. Does Sling TV offer Bollywood Stuff????

If you are an Indian film fanatics or like channels on the Hindi entertainment side. Then, Sling TV comes in handy. You have the ability to get live Indian TV channels to your device straight as well as Hindi channels like, Zee TV, Star Plus, Colors TV, Apaka Colors etc. Options include the basic Hindi service, where you get up to 50 plus Hindi Channels services or the premium type which comes with 60 plus channels and the gold type which comes with 90 plus channels.

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#11. What is required to Create a Sling TV Account????

Creating Sling TV account is pretty straight to the point. All you need is create an account to get started via. ….Sling TV.

Since you have gotten yourself a Sling TV account. The next question is how do you get everything started on your machine.  Which brings us to the next question.

#12. What Devices can Sling TV work on????

Sling TV can work with  many Smart TVs. Stream box like, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV. Can work with smartphones. Can work also on consoles, e.g. XBOX ONE. Can also work on your computer. You will need to download an application for your Mac or Windows to get Sling TV to work on your desktop or laptop.

#13. Is Sling TV and SlingBox the same thing????

Nop! They are both different services from different companies. The first one offer Live TV Streaming services while the second is a streaming media device.

#14.  Is Sling TV Channels HD????

Most of the Channels from Sling TV claims to be in HD. This would be determined from the speed of your internet service. As sling TV may try to adjust video quality to match your internet speed. But, most channels are in HD.

#15. Is Sling TV better than Netflix????

Well both are different services from different companies. Question should depend on preference. Sling TV offer a large selection of channel programs. In another sense it can be compared like some features from a cable or dish network and other features from Netflix as well. So we can say, Sling TV is both half cable and half Netflix.

#16. Can you Download Directly from Sling TV????

Nope!. You can not download from Sling TV directly to your device.

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