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Sling TV: A La Carte TV. Watch Live Shows & Sports for iOS

By Sling TV Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

shelbybrown Apr 5, 2018

Sling TV is a live TV streaming service that, unlike traditional cable, enables you to save money by selecting an a-la-carte-style package, concentrating on the channels that you're most interested in. Start by setting up your service online at Sling.com. Cough up your email and password, choose your service plan and fill in your credit card information. Before charging you, Sling TV gives you seven days to try out the service.

Pros

Cheaper than cable: With plans starting as low as $20 per month, Sling is a far cheaper service than traditional cable, which typically costs in the hundreds.

Three plans to choose from: Get Sling Orange Service (30 Channels for $20), Sling Blue Service (45 Channels for $25), or Orange + Blue (50+ Channels for $40). All subscriptions run month to month, so you can cancel at any time.

Cloud DVR: You can also add 50 Hours of Cloud DVR for only $5 per month.

Extras: Tack on a handful of comedy channels, news channels, kids channels, and more for between $5 to $10 per month. Add premium movie channels like HBO or Showtime for between $5 to $15 per month.

Sports and foreign language add-ons: You can also add the NBA League Pass, which enables you to watch out-of-market regular season games ($29 per month) or the NBA Team Pass, which lets you follow only your favorite team's games ($18 per month). Finally, you can also view foreign programming for between $5 to $15 per month.

Intuitive interface: The app defaults to the MY TV list, which shows you your top channels, what you were last watching, so you can seamlessly resume, and your favorite TV shows. Tap the + button to add your favorite channels or the heart button to start adding your favorite programming. Tap the hamburger menu on the top left to find programming by On Now, Guide, Channels, Sports, or Search. Under Search, you can conveniently search by title, channel, actor, and more.

Casting: You can tap the casting button on the top right to broadcast your programming onto your TV screen, using your preferred device, such as Google Chromecast, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Xbox One, and Apple TV.

Cons

Set up and cancellation are online only: It would be more convenient if you could set up and-or cancel your Sling TV service in the app, instead of having to go online to do it.

Bottom Line

If cable's become too expensive for you and you're considering cutting the cord, then the more affordable Sling TV, which keeps you connected to all of your favorite programming for cheaper, is a viable alternative.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.1.2

We strive to keep our app fresh with frequent updates, always improving performance, speed, and stability. Happy Streaming!

General

Release October 10, 2017
Date Added October 10, 2017
Version 5.1.2

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with: iPad2Wifi, iPad23G, iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini, iPadMini4G, iPhone5c, iPhone5s, iPadAir, iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6, iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro, iPadProCellular, iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE, iPhone7, iPhone7Plus, iPad611, iPad612, iPad71, iPad72, iPad73, iPad74

Popularity

Total Downloads 1,470
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

Sling TV is a La Carte TV, the #1 Live TV Streaming Service that lets you personalize your channel lineup and save. Start with the service best for you, then pick Extras in your favorite genres: sports, comedy, kids, news, movies, lifestyle, Spanish TV & more. Change your service online anytime. Over 100 live channels available to stream instantly on all of your favorite devices. Watch your favorite live sports including college football and NFL, hit TV shows like Fargo, the Americans, Better Call Saul, SportsCenter, plus 10, 000+ hours of on-demand shows and movies. A La Carte TV means you can get both TV and Cloud DVR on your terms -- add it when you. want and choose when you watch, for just $5. Stream anytime, anyplace on TVs, tablets, phones, computers, gaming consoles, and other.devices. this is TV on your terms. No paying for useless channels, no long-term contracts, no hidden fees, easy online cancellation. the Sling Orange service offers 30 channels for just $20/mo - including ESPN, Disney. Channel, AMC, TNT, TBS, CNN, A&E, History, and many more. the Sling Blue service offers 40+ channels for just $25/mo - including FOX and NBC (select markets only) HGTV, FX, History, Comedy Central, Cartoon Network, National Geographic, and many more. Interested in Latino or International content? Sling TV also offers the #1 live international TV service in the US, offering 18 languages including Spanish, Hindi, Arabic, Brazilian, and more. Please note: this app features Nielsen's proprietary measurement software which will allow. you to contribute to market research, like Nielsen's TV Ratings. Please see www.nielsen.com/digitalprivacy for more information. #1 Live Streaming Service is based on number of OTT households as reported by comScore as of April 2017.