Sling TV (0 at Amazon) was the first live TV streaming service -- appearing in February 2015 -- and while it spawned a number of competitors it's one of the cheapest, and the best, ways to cut the cable TV cord. In fact we awarded it our Editors' Choice among budget live TV streaming services, surpassing cheaper competitors and undercutting everyone else. If your main priority is saving money over cable, it should be the first such service to check out.
Wait a minute, you say. What the heck is Sling TV? It's a service that allows subscribers to watch a collection of live and on-demand TV channels on their TVs, computers, tablets or phones. This is live TV, just like a cable or satellite TV service, except it's streamed over the internet. Instead of a cable box, you connect a media streamer (like Roku or Apple TV) or game console, or just use the Sling TV app on your smart TV (or phone, tablet or computer) to watch.
Sling offers two tiers, Blue and Orange, and if you're a sports fan then Sling Orange remains the cheapest way to watch live ESPN shows like SportsCenter. You can pay more to get additional channels or add a cloud DVR, and if you care more about Fox Sports and NBC than ESPN, you can subscribe to Blue. Here's everything you need to know.
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Sling TV is a live TV streaming service that's operated by Dish Network, but it is an entirely separate entity. You do not need a Dish subscription (or a satellite dish) to get Sling TV. It's available on a number of different platforms including iOS, Android, Apple TV and Roku. In addition:
When it comes to live TV services, there are two types -- budget and premium. As a budget service Sling has two main competitors: Philo ( per month) and AT&T's Watch TV ( per month). Like Sling, these competitors lack local channels but also don't offer sports networks such as ESPN and Fox Sports.
Premium services include YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, PlayStation Vue, DirecTV Now and Fubo TV, all of which start at to per month. They cost more than Sling, mainly because they also carry many of your local broadcast channels -- ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC.
One of the biggest "gotchas" with Sling TV, and one of the reasons it's cheaper than cable, is the single-stream restriction on the Sling Orange package (the one that includes ESPN). Meanwhile, the Fox and NBC-inclusive Sling Blue does offers up to three simultaneous streams.
If you're an Orange subscriber, you cannot watch Sling TV on more than one device -- TV or mobile -- at the same time. This restriction can be a real hassle for families who want to watch different shows in different rooms, for example.
How does it work? If you're watching Sling TV on one device and then someone else begins watching Sling TV on another device, the service makes you choose which single device to continue streaming. The other device is blocked from streaming Sling TV until the first device stops.
Despite Sling TV's advertising itself as "a la carte TV," you can't pick and choose individual channels. As with cable, there's a set fee for a certain package.
Sling calls its packages Orange and Blue, and differentiates them by channel selection and simultaneous stream limit.
Here's all of the channels offered by Sling TV's base packages as of July 18, 2019.
*On Sling Blue, Fox and NBC's local broadcast channels and sports networks are available in select markets only.
Beyond the channels listed above as part of the Orange or Blue base packages, Sling TV also sells add-on mini-packages it calls Sling Extras.
To get one, you'll have to subscribe to either the base Orange or Blue package, then pay an additional monthly fee. Many Extra channels are restricted to either Orange or Blue subscribers. Here's a few current Extra packages and the major channels they include, all priced at extra per month.
Sling also offers Heartland, Hollywood and Broadcast extra packages, as well as a wide array of foreign-language channel packages. Premium channels available on Sling include HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, Stars, EPIX and CuriosityStream. Pricing varies from to extra per month.
Lastly, customers can add the Total TV Deal which includes eight extras for .
The biggest reason Sling costs less than many competing services is because it has very few local channels.
Orange customers don't get the major broadcast networks' local channels, namely CBS, ABC, Fox and NBC. (And let us note, for the record, that CNET is published by CBS Interactive, a division of CBS.)
As mentioned on the chart above, Blue customers can watch local live Fox and NBC broadcast networks (and regional sports channels) in select markets only -- and again, the number of markets is relatively small (about a dozen on each). Blue customers outside those markets have access to Fox and NBC shows on-demand.
Sling encourages users who want local channels to use an over-the-air antenna. It runs promotions that include free antennas and sells the AirTV Player and AirTV to integrate antenna broadcasts with Sling's interface.
The AirTV connects to an antenna to distribute live TV to your TVs and devices via the Sling TV app.
Beyond local channels, a handful of popular channels aren't available at all on Sling TV. They include:
Sling TV also lacks many regional sports networks (RSNs) that are probably found on your local cable service. These vary by locality, but typically they include channels that show professional baseball, basketball and hockey games in the regular season; for example, NESN in New England and MSG in New York.
You'll need to subscribe at Sling.com and set up an account, then install the app on a supported device.
Once you have the device and app installed, you'll be able to sign in and start watching anywhere in the US that has stable internet connection, whether wired, Wi-Fi or cellular data.
Sling TV is currently available (or not) on the following devices.
Yes. It has the same commercial breaks and national ads as the standard TV channels delivered via cable or satellite TV service. There are also un-skippable and un-pausable ads on some on-demand content.
Not unless you pay extra for the cloud DVR service (below). Even then, live TV pause only works on certain channels.
Without the cloud DVR, the pause, rewind and fast-forward commands don't work at all when watching many of the ESPN channels (including the SEC Network), as well as AMC, TNT, TBS, CNN, Cartoon Network/Adult Swim, any of the Disney channels, ABC Family, Boomerang, HLN, IFC or Sundance TV.
On some other channels the pause, rewind and fast-forward buttons work as expected. You can pause a current show and rewind all the way to the beginning. You can also fast-forward, even through commercials, to catch back up to live time. But the only way to schedule and keep recordings of shows is to use the cloud DVR.
On most devices you can pay an extra per month to subscribe to Sling's cloud DVR. It's designed to mimic the functionality of the physical digital video recorder box available from many cable and satellite services, allowing you to record and play back recorded shows and skip commercials on certain channels. The DVR has 50 hours of storage.
Unlike traditional DVRs, however, Sling TV's cloud DVR won't work on these channels: Freeform, Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney JR, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Goal Line, ESPN Bases Loaded, ACC Network, and SEC Network.
Nearly every channel has shows you can watch on-demand, instantly. Most of channels feature "Three Day Replay," allowing you to watch any show aired within the past three days. You can't easily skip commercials on those past shows, however. Some channels even allow you to watch any show or movie that aired in the previous seven days.
Yes, but not with every app and platform.
Apps like FX Now and Bravo allow you full access if you authenticate with Sling TV credentials, as long as the app is part of your Sling package. Here's the full list of channels, apps and devices you can use your Sling TV login with.
Note that Watch ESPN is still subject to the single-stream restriction, so you can't watch live TV via the Watch ESPN app on one device at the same time as you watch any live TV via the Sling TV app on a second device. And of course Sling Blue customers can't authenticate Watch ESPN at all.
Not quite, but it's still very good. In our testing, Sling TV has came close to Verizon Fios' HD channel quality at its best, but did look slightly softer. It did briefly drop in quality when moving to a new channel, and there were other occasional picture-quality drops, but on our high-speed connection it was mostly delivered at the highest quality with excellent stability. Picture quality on smaller screen devices was also quite good.
Although Sling originally said the TV channels would be available in 5.1 surround sound where available, it now says 5.1 is restricted to video-on-demand (VOD) content. Live TV is in stereo only.
Much easier than cable, in our book. Sling TV's app has a user interface that's more like Netflix than the traditional cable TV grid guide (though it has one of those too). The interface features thumbnail images of shows and access to on-demand content -- it focuses on individual channels and genres in an easy-to use way.
The main My TV page lets you choose your favorite channels and shows, as well as continue watching on-demand content where you left off. The On Now section lists currently airing shows in categories like Sports, Kids and Lifestyle. There's a full guide, which offers two different views: one is the traditional grid, and the other includes channels you subscribe to, subdivided again into categories. You also get an easy-to-use search function to find specific shows.
With other live TV services, canceling means you lose access to all of their programming. To watch anything, you'll have to pay (once the free trial period ends).
in 2018 Sling started offering a small selection of shows and movies to former subscribers and newcomers, too, even if they're not currently paying for the service. That includes people who cancel without paying after the free trial period ended.
The new Watch Now row has a selection of free shows, with ads.
A new "Watch Now" row on the Sling TV app gives these users access to a few free TV shows and movies. It currently includes around 100 hours of programming, with shows like Wrecked, The Detour, Good Behavior, Flip or Flop and more. The shows have ads, which vary in length per show; some ad breaks will be two minutes and some will be shorter.
In addition, former subscribers can watch pay-per-view fights on Sling as well as certain premium channels for a separate monthly fee without paying for a full Sling subscription. They include Showtime (), CuriosityStream (), Stingray Karaoke (), Dove Channel (), Outside TV Features (), Up Faith & Family (), Pantaya () and NBA League Pass ().
As of January 2019, only the Roku app for Sling supports these extras, but the company has promised more devices will come.
In addition, users who cancel still have accessed to their DVR recordings for 30 days after the expiration of their service.
That's plenty for now. If you want more info I recommend trying it for yourself. Sling TV offers a free trial, for a week and sometimes longer. If you've read this far, it's probably worth a shot.
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【李】【晟】【廷】【记】【得】，【那】【是】2014【年】【的】【夏】【末】。 【八】【月】【初】，【学】【校】【还】【没】【有】【开】【学】，【他】【可】【以】【在】【家】【里】【继】【续】【休】【息】。【但】【是】【赚】【钱】【心】【切】，【加】【上】【他】【兼】【职】【的】【工】【作】【是】【小】【孩】【子】【的】【舞】【蹈】【老】【师】，【暑】【假】【又】【是】【最】【忙】【的】【时】【候】，【于】【是】【他】【给】【父】【母】【留】【了】【一】【些】【钱】【之】【后】，【坐】【上】【了】【火】【车】，【重】【新】【回】【到】【了】【北】【京】。 【那】【天】【兼】【职】【结】【束】【得】【比】【较】【早】，【他】【不】【是】【很】【想】【回】【学】【校】，【因】【为】【宿】【舍】【里】【空】【荡】【荡】【的】，旧版彩库宝典下载安装【百】【艘】【战】【舰】，【直】【冲】【东】【乙】。 【而】【大】【离】【旗】【舰】【上】，【则】【是】【血】【雾】【纵】【横】。【邵】【将】【军】【的】【亲】【兵】，【刚】【一】【动】【手】，【便】【已】【经】【被】【离】【北】【寒】【手】【下】【的】【其】【它】【将】【领】【斩】【杀】。 【邵】【将】【军】【则】【被】【两】【大】【翼】【族】【侍】【卫】【禁】【锢】【在】【旗】【舰】【之】【上】。 “【世】【子】，【我】【有】【何】【罪】？”【邵】【将】【军】【看】【着】【离】【北】【寒】【沉】【声】【道】。 “【你】【有】【何】【罪】？【你】【自】【己】【不】【清】【楚】【吗】？”【离】【北】【寒】【淡】【淡】【地】【冷】【笑】，【然】【后】【一】【指】【那】【已】【经】【冲】【向】【东】【乙】
【那】【些】【被】【太】【阴】【盯】【上】【的】【准】【巨】【头】，【还】【有】【那】【些】【造】【世】【境】，【一】【个】【个】【顿】【时】【全】【都】【腿】【软】【了】，【整】【个】【身】【子】，【瑟】【瑟】【发】【抖】，【不】【敢】【发】【出】【半】【点】【声】。 【虽】【然】【楚】【凌】【霄】【从】【他】【们】【面】【前】【离】【开】【了】。 【但】【他】【们】【在】【太】【阴】【的】【目】【光】【注】【视】【之】【下】，【却】【是】【谁】【都】【不】【敢】【走】。 【一】【时】【之】【间】。 【场】【上】【气】【氛】，【全】【都】【变】【的】【无】【比】【冰】【冷】【了】【起】【来】。 【不】【过】。 【这】【也】【是】【仅】【仅】【对】【这】【些】【准】【巨】【头】，【造】【世】【境】
【邵】【晓】【瑜】【并】【不】【认】【为】，【自】【己】【是】【个】【路】【痴】。 【然】【而】，【当】【她】【被】【这】【个】【似】【乎】【不】【怎】【么】【大】【的】【迷】【宫】【困】【了】【两】【小】【时】【后】，【她】【不】【禁】【开】【始】【有】【些】【怀】【疑】【这】【个】【认】【知】【了】。 “【又】【回】【来】【了】？”【经】【过】【转】【角】，【又】【见】【着】【自】【己】【五】【分】【钟】【前】【仍】【在】【地】【上】【的】【那】【罐】【药】【水】，【邵】【晓】【瑜】【喃】【喃】【自】【语】：“【不】【对】【吧】？【如】【果】【说】【这】【是】【个】【循】【环】【迷】【宫】，【那】【我】【应】【该】【会】【察】【觉】【到】【啊】？” 【自】【从】【精】【神】【力】【觉】【醒】【之】【后】，【她】
【两】【女】【对】【战】，【而】【且】【这】【两】【人】【都】【是】【美】【女】，【一】【个】【李】【清】【瑶】，【惊】【鸿】【堡】【少】【堡】【主】，【练】【武】【奇】【才】，【长】【相】【惊】【艳】。【而】【洛】【葵】，【身】【份】【成】【迷】，【据】【说】【曾】【打】【败】【过】【吴】【陈】，【长】【的】【也】【不】【比】【李】【清】【瑶】【差】。 【台】【上】【两】【人】，【火】【红】【似】【火】，【白】【衣】【胜】【雪】，【两】【人】【对】【峙】，【谁】【也】【没】【想】【到】【洛】【葵】【一】【上】【台】【李】【清】【瑶】【便】【动】【手】，【而】【且】【手】【段】【极】【狠】，【居】【然】【直】【接】【朝】【着】【人】【脸】【上】【打】！ 【狠】【毒】！ 【这】【一】【鞭】【子】【下】【去】，