There’s never been a better time to cut the cord and switch to an over-the-top (OTT) video streaming service. With all the possibilities out there, it pays to try before you buy. Like many other streaming services, Sling TV offers exclusive deals and free trials to give you a taste of what you’ll get.
What is Sling TV?
Sling TV is a cable alternative streaming service, meaning unlike Netflix, it works much like traditional TV. With Sling TV, you’ll be able to tune into live programming from national networks like A&E, Comedy Central, CNN, FOX News, HGTV, Nick Jr., and TBS.
Sling TV offers three plans: Sling Orange ($30/mo.), Sling Blue ($30/mo.), and Sling Orange + Blue ($45/mo.) Sling Blue and Sling orange provide access to different channels. Sling Orange features over 30 channels, including AMC, CNN, ESPN, TBS, and TNT. Sling Blue, on the other hand, has more than 45 channels, such as FOX, FX, NBC Sports Network, NFL Network, and USA. With Sling Orange + Blue, you can enjoy all the channels included in the Blue and Orange packages. And you can always switch between plans by navigating to your Account Settings.
Sling Blue lets viewers enjoy 3 simultaneous streams, while Sling Orange subscribers have access to just 1. Sling Orange + Blue users can take advantage of up to 4.
The service also has several add-ons you can enjoy, including premium channels such as EPIX ($5/mo.), Showtime ($10/mo.), and Starz ($9/mo.) There are also add-on channel packages like News Extra, Sports Extra, and Hollywood Extra. And if the standard 10 hours of DVR storage are not enough for you, you can upgrade to 50 hours of recording space for $5/mo.
How do I sign up for a Sling TV free trial?
You’ll receive a free seven-day free trial when you sign up through the Sling TV app. Just navigate to the App Store or Google Play and download the Sling TV app to your device of choice. When you open the app, click on the Watch Now 7 Days Free button. Enter your payment information to get started with your Sling TV trial.
If you want to take the plunge and subscribe, you’ll automatically receive $10 off your first month’s subscription. All three plans are eligible for the discount.
What types of free trials does Sling TV typically offer?
There are tons of Sling TV deals for subscribers to enjoy. If you’re new to the service, you can take advantage of its seven-day free trial. (You’ll have to sign up through the app to get it.) Sling TV also regularly offers subscribers a $10 discount on their first month of service. And from time to time, it has discounts and deals on premium channel packages.
You can also enjoy a 30-day trial of the service’s Premium Pass. With this deal, you’ll get free access to several premium channels, including EPIX, Showtime, and Starz. Both new and newish subscribers can take advantage of the offer — it’s available to anyone who’s signed up for a Sling TV plan in the last 30 days.
What should I do after my Sling TV trial expires?
After your trial period expires, you’ll be charged for your first month. So, if you’re happy with Sling TV and wish to continue, you won’t need to do a thing. However, if you’re still uncertain about the service or want to continue with Sling for a few more months, that’s fine too. Unlike cable contracts, you can cancel Sling TV at any time.
To cancel your subscription, navigate to the top left corner of your screen and click on MY TV. Once the dropdown menu populates, select Account Settings. From there, click Cancel My Subscription, and choose your reason for cancellation. You’ll be prompted to enter your password for confirmation, and your account will cancel after your current billing cycle.
If you enjoy live TV streaming but would like to explore other services, consider trying fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV, Philo, or Vidgo. CBS All Access, Hulu, Disney+, and ESPN+ deliver on-demand programming and are great ways to beef up your content options. Most offer a free trial or new subscriber discount, so you can give several a go without putting a dent in your wallet.
The final cut
As a cable alternative streaming service, Sling TV gives you access to tons of live TV channels. And you can tweak your experience by purchasing premium channel add-ons and extra features such as enhanced cloud DVR storage. If you’re interested in giving Sling TV a spin, download the app to get started with a free seven-day trial. From time to time, Sling TV has additional deals and promotions, so make sure to keep an eye out for ongoing offers.