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Sling TV on Apple TV

Sling TV is a streaming service that has 40+ popular channels like AMC, HGTV, Cartoon Network, etc. In addition, it features more than 85000 on-demand shows and movies. You can download or record videos on Sling TV. Sling TV is compatible with different devices, including Apple TV (tvOS 13.2 or later). You can directly install this app from the App Store on Apple TV. After installing the app, you must activate it to access the videos on Apple TV. Apart from this method, you can also AirPlay the Sling TV videos on Apple TV.

Sling TV on Apple TV

How to Install Sling TV on Apple TV

#1. Navigate to the home screen on Apple TV.

#2. Look for the App Store on the Apple TV home screen and select it.

Open App Store on Apple TV

#3. On the App Store home screen, select the Search icon at the top.

#4. Use the virtual keyboard to type Sling TV on the search box.

Search for Sling TV on Apple TV

#5. Locate and select the Sling TV app from the search suggestions.

#6. Hit the Get button to download the app on Apple TV.

How to Activate & Watch Sling TV on Apple TV

#1. After installation, launch the Sling TV app.

#2. Hit the Sign In button and note down the code exhibited on the TV screen.

#3. From a browser on your PC, visit the website www.sling.com/sign-in/activate.

#4. Type the activation code on the box and hit the Continue button.

Activate Sling TV

#5. Sign In to your Sling TV account using the necessary login credentials.

#6. Relaunch the Sling TV app on your tvOS and stream your favorite TV channels or movies on a big screen.

Stream Sling TV on Apple TV

How to AirPlay Sling TV on Apple TV

Sling TV is an AirPlay-compatible app. With this support, you can directly cast Sling TV videos on tvOS from your iPhone/iPad.

1. Initially, connect your iPhone/iPad and Apple TV to the same WiFi network.

2. Install the Sling TV app from the App Store on your iPhone/iPad.

Sling TV

3. Once installed, open the Sling TV app and log in to your account.

4. Play your desired video on the Sling TV app.

5. Select the AirPlay icon on the player screen.

Tap the AirPlay icon

6. Choose your Apple TV from the pop-up menu.

7. Within seconds, the video playing on the app will be shown on your Apple TV.

How to Watch Sling TV on Apple TV Outside the US

Sling TV is accessible only in the US. Users from outside the US cannot access the Sling TV service. If you reside outside the US, refer to the steps below before installing the Sling TV app on tvOS.

1. First, get a DNS server IP from a VPN provider. We recommend you use ExpressVPN, as it provides a DNS setting for each device.

2. On your Apple TV, go to Settings.

Click Network on Apple TV

#3. Select the option Network and hit Ethernet.

Tap Ethernet

#4. Tap the option Configure DNS and change it from Automatic to Manual.

Select Manual

#5. Enter the DNS server IP given by your VPN provider and tap Done.

#6. Finally, restart your Apple TV and launch the Sling TV app to stream the videos without any issues.

Sling TV: Subscription Plans

Sling TV offers three subscription plans. You need to subscribe to any one of the plans listed below to access the service. Further, you can add more channels in the form of add-ons.

PlansSling OrangeSling BlueSling Blue + Orange
Price$40/month$40/month$55/month
Channels31 Channels41 Channels47 Channels

Also, you can get premium channels on Sling TV. It includes popular channels such as,

  • Showtime at $10/ month.
  • Starz at $9/month.
  • Epix at $5/month and more.

Furthermore, there are add-on packs or extras on Sling TV. It includes Sports Extra at $15/mo, Kids Extra at $ 6/mo, News Extra at $6/mo, and more. Additionally, you can get fifty hours of Cloud DVR storage at $5 per month.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I install Sling TV on my Apple TV 3rd generation?

If you have an AppleTV third-generation, you can’t install the Sling TV app. However, you can airplay the Sling TV videos on Apple TV from your iPad or iPhone.

2. Why is Sling TV not working on my Apple TV?

The Sling TV app may not work due to poor internet connection, server outage issues, excessive cache files, outdated Sling TV app version, and minor bugs on the app. To fix these issues, connect the Apple TV to stable WiFi, clear the app cache, and update the app on Apple TV.

3. Does Sling TV offer a free trial?

Currently, Sling TV doesn’t include any free trial.

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