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Sling TV Ends App Support for Mac, Windows 7, & Windows 8 – Now Offers Chrome Browser Option

This week Sling TV quietly ended support for their apps on Mac, Windows 7, and Windows 8. Now if you want to watch Sling TV on these devices you will need to use the Google Chrome browser as your player.

If you open the old Sling TV app on these devices you will find this message:

“We’re focusing our efforts on adding new features to our newly launched Google Chrome browser player.  If you haven’t tried it, our browser player is great because there’s no need to download an app—just sign in to sling.com to watch. ”

To stream Sling TV with Chrome all you need to do is go to the Sling TV website and click on the sign in button at the top right of their site. That will bring you to a user interface very similar to what you see with the old Sling TV app on Mac and older Windows PCs.

Sling TV did add that they “are working on bringing this to Safari browser.” Sling TV still offers a Windows 10 app in the Windows Store but Windows 10 users can also stream it with their new Chrome Browser option.

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10 Responses to Sling TV Ends App Support for Mac, Windows 7, & Windows 8 – Now Offers Chrome Browser Option

  1. Jason Jones October 26, 2017 at 7:37 am #

    They just need to add DVR to the Chrome plugin if they’re going to dc the app

    • A Guy October 26, 2017 at 2:22 pm #

      Agreed!

  2. SS October 26, 2017 at 8:03 am #

    It’s about time. They should have always gone straight to the web first instead of forcing people to download a different app.

  3. Spencer Karter October 26, 2017 at 8:38 am #

    Bad Move!

    • SS October 26, 2017 at 8:53 am #

      bad move? why on earth would you want to download another software when you can watch directly on chrome and get immediate updates?

      • Phuq_Me October 26, 2017 at 8:54 am #

        He probably is still using Windows 7 and uses IE.

        • SS October 26, 2017 at 8:55 am #

          That’s just sad.

      • Ottis DA Da aD October 26, 2017 at 11:58 am #

        Same pointless reason why people download YouTube, Facebook & Instagram aps.

    • Phuq_Me October 26, 2017 at 8:53 am #

      Why? Most Mac people probably have an AppleTV. Who is still using Windows 8? Using Windows 7? Oh well it’s a 9 year old OS.You can’t expect companies to keep supporting it forever. Those people probably have a streaming device anyway.

    • Sunflower October 29, 2017 at 11:23 am #

      I know. Who wants Chrome?