The days of having to tune in live or buy expensive discs in order to watch favourite shows and movies are gone. Video Streaming services like Sling TV gives you access to the content that you used to watch on your cable TV at a cheaper price. It lets you stream the channels on the supported devices at any time and anywhere. It doesn’t require any special equipment or technique to stream the channels. A simple push of a button will help you to stream all your favourite channels. Users can access Sling TV on various platforms like Windows, iOS, Android, Android TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Xbox Consoles and much more. In this article, we will teach you how to install and setup Sling TV on Amazon FireStick/Fire TV.
Before jumping into the article, check out What is Sling TV? Is it Legal to use?
Why you need a VPN
While Streaming online, your IP will be exposed easily. Hence ISPs (Internet Service Providers), app developers, government agencies and hackers can track your online activities with ease. At the end of the day, you may face some legal problems if you have streamed any copyrighted contents. To avoid these problems, we recommend you to use VPN (Virtual Private Network). A good VPN lets you hide your real identity by switching your IP to different locations. On the other hand, VPN is also helpful in accessing the media that are geo-restricted. Some of the apps/services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, BBC iPlayer and more are geo-restricted in certain countries. To bypass those restrictions, you need to install a VPN on your device.
After trying out several free and paid VPN services, we recommend you to use NordVPN. It is regarded as the best VPN to safeguard your privacy. While purchasing the NordVPN, make sure to select the annual plans rather than selecting the monthly plans. Moreover, you will also get a 70% instant discount on a 3-year plan.
Sling TV Packages
Before installing the Sling TV on firestick, users have to purchase the Sling TV package to access the popular channels. Users can purchase Sling TV packages from the Sling TV webiste. Sling TV offers three kinds of packages namely Sling Orange, Sling Blue
Sling Orange: It costs $25 per month and offers more than 30 channels. It offers a huge amount of ESPN network channels and it doesn’t offer FOX network channels.
Sling Blue: It costs $25 per month and offers more than 40 channels. It offers a huge amount of FOX network channels and it doesn’t offer ESPN network channels.
Sling Orange + Blue: It costs $40 per month and it provides all the channels that Sling Orange plan and Sling Blue Plan provides separately.
How to avoid Geo-restriction in Sling TV?
Since Sling TV is available only in the US, you can’t access Sling TV in other countries. But you can access Sling TV on the outside US by using the VPN (Virtual Private Network) service. VPN service lets you access the access Sling TV on outside US along with hiding your real IP address. With the VPN service, you can geo-locate yourself to any place in the world. It also avoids Internet throttling and lets you enjoy the media to its maximum potential. Select any one of the US servers and enjoy Sling TV right from your place. We recommend you to use ExpressVPN as it is regarded as the fastest and most secured VPN in the world. There are many other VPNs out there, you can check them out too.
How to Install and Setup Sling TV on FireStick?
Downloading and installing the Sling TV on Amazon FireStick is very easy as it is available on Amazon Store. Just follow below mentioned simple procedures to download the Sling TV application on FireStick.
Step 1: On the home screen of FireStick, tap the Search icon which located on the top left corner.
Step 2: On the search bar, search for Sling TV.
Related: How to Watch Sling TV on Xbox Consoles?
Step 3: From the search results, open the official Sling TV application.
Step 4: Tap Download to start the installation process.
Step 5: The application will be installed automatically on your FireStick. Once the installation was finished, tap Open to launch the app. You can also find Sling TV on the Apps & Games section.
Step 6: After Launching the Sling TV application, you have to enter your Sling TV account login details. Tap Sign In which located on the bottom right corner.
Step 7: Enter your Sling TV account details and tap SIGN IN.
Step 8: By default, Sling TV on FireStick will open on MY TV section. Tap Add to add your favorite channels for quick access.
Step 9: Tap ON NOW if you want to see what is telecasting right now. The section will be categorized favorite Lifestyle, Sports, Action & Adventure and much more.
Step 10: Click Guide to view the program schedule.
Step 11: Tap SPORTS to access your favorite sports channels.
That’s it. You have successfully installed Sling TV on Amazon Fire TV Stick. Enjoy watching your favorite TV shows.
Installing Sling TV on Amazon Fire TV Stick/FireStick is an wonderful option for the users who want entertainment at a cheaper rate than the cable TV network. Sling TV will provide you all popular TV channels. By using the VPN service you can also you can avoid the geo-restriction. Overall, Sling TV is one of the popular way to watch the live TV on internet connected devices.
For further queries and comments on installing the Sling TV on Amazon FireStick/Fire TV, please comment below.
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