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Sling TV: Get Live TV Streaming for $25/mo for Android

By Sling TV Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

shelbybrown May 3, 2017

The Sling TV Android app lets you tune in to the streaming television service from your phone, so you can watch live and on-demand shows on the go.

Pros

Affordable: The basic subscription starts at $20 a month for 30-something channels -- including ESPN, CNN, and AMC. You can get ABC, Fox, and NBC broadcast channels -- depending on your local market -- with other packages and choose from 24 add-on collections -- ranging from news and sports to HBO and foreign language channels -- to tailor your subscription. Subscriptions run month to month.

Works with multiple devices: Of course, you can watch Sling on your phone, but you can stream content over the Internet to a variety of devices -- including Apple TV, Chromecast, and Roku -- and watch via a Sling app on Macs and Windows computers. With the basic service, you can stream to one device at a time. The next step up lets you stream to three devices at once.

Good collection of sports channels: Sling offers ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN3, NFL Network, Golf Channel, and regional Fox and NBC sports channels, either as part of the basic service or as add-ons.

Fast forward, rewind, or pause: Depending on the show or channel you are viewing, you can pause and skip around in a show.

DVR: For $5 a month, you can sign up for Sling's DVR cloud service, which lets you store 50 hours of programming. You can have the service record an entire series or just new episodes. Not every channel is available, however, and when you hit your 50-hour limit, Sling starts bumping off your oldest recordings.

Cons

No CBS: While Sling offers ABC, Fox, and NBC channels, CBS is not part of any package. You need to look to CBS All Access, YouTube TV, or the live streaming service from Hulu to catch CBS live. (Just a reminder: Download is part of CBS Interactive, a division of CBS.)

Creating a channel collection: If you want a collection of related channels not part of a basic package, such as ESPN and regional sports channels or ABC and Fox and NBC, you need to do a bit of mixing and matching of subscription packages, which can feel a bit like solving a GRE reasoning question.

Bottom Line

Sling TV for Android is hard to beat, bringing the best of the live-over-Internet TV service to your phone. While putting together your dream collection of channels may be just out of reach, the service is affordable, easy to use, and lets you record up to 50 hours of shows.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.11.845

General

Release November 13, 2018
Date Added November 13, 2018
Version 5.11.845

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 21,940
Downloads Last Week 1
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Developer's Description

Want live TV and on-demand entertainment right at your fingertips? Try Sling - America's #1 Live TV Streaming Service. Download the Sling TV app to start your FREE trial and get the live TV you love, only better. Plus, there's no useless channels, no long-term contracts, no hidden fees and easy online cancellation. Just choose the base service that's right for you starting at only $25/mo. Then, personalize your channel lineup with Extras to stream even more of the shows you've got to see.

Just like with traditional cable, Sling lets you watch live TV programming on top channels that feature must-see sports, breaking news, popular movies, lifestyle content, kid-friendly cartoons and more. The Sling Orange and Sling Blue base services come with hit shows across all genres. Sling Orange offers 25+ channels for just $25/mo--including ESPN, Disney Channel, AMC, TNT, TBS, CNN, A&E and History. Sling Blue has 40+ channels like FOX and NBC (select markets only) HGTV, FX, History, Comedy Central, Cartoon Network and National Geographic, also for only $25/mo.

Get More Channels and Watch Live TV Anytime, Anywhere

Once you pick your base service, you get to customize with add-on Extras. These subscription add-ons start at $5 a month and let you get more of the shows you're really interested in. Our most popular add-ons include Kids Extra, Lifestyle Extra, Sports Extra with NBA TV, Pac-12 Network & more. You can even add premium channels like HBO, SHOWTIME and STARZ to watch award-winning shows and movies. With 30+ Extras to choose from, you can select the channel bundles that fit your interests and watch live TV for a low monthly price.

There's more to Sling than just live TV streaming, though. Download the Sling TV app to access an on-demand library of more than 70,000 titles that include specials, and even entire seasons of popular TV series. Depending on which service you choose, you can watch the latest episodes of hits on AMC, Disney and more. In the mood for a movie? Sling has you covered with the option to watch films on demand or rent new releases, blockbuster hits, cult classics and everything in between.

Interested in Latino or international content? Stream live TV and get Sling's large variety of international offerings. Choose from channels available in over 18 languages including Spanish, Hindi, Arabic, Brazilian, Chinese and more.

With all of the content available, it's easy to wonder if you'll have time to watch it all. Don't worry - you can easily add Cloud DVR for $5 a month and record up to 50 hours of content to keep for as long as you're a Sling customer. It's the perfect way to catch up on the latest episodes of your favorite shows, save and binge-watch an entire season or create your own movie library.

Don't wait to download the Sling TV app. Watch live TV anytime, anywhere without the hassles of cable and start streaming right away.

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 TV Streaming Service is based on the number of subscribers publicly reported as of March 1, 2018.