Sling TV is known for its highly customizable packages. As a streaming service, Sling TV gives you an authentic cable TV experience without the headaches of a contract. Unlike services such as Netflix, with Sling TV you can watch many of your favorite networks, including A&E, CNN, Discovery Channel, History Channel, Comedy Central, FS1, MSNBC, Nick Jr., NFL Network, Vice, and more depending on your package. Not only can you choose from three separate plans — Orange ($30/mo.), Blue ($30/mo.), and Orange + Blue ($45/mo.) — but you can also upgrade your experience further with additional Cloud DVR storage and premium channels. Sling TV’s ease of use also extends to the number of devices compatible with the service.
As a prospective member of any streaming service, you probably want to know if a particular streaming service works with the devices you already have. And if you enjoy streaming from a game console or casting device, it’s important to know if you’ll be able to watch Sling TV using your favorite device. Don’t worry, in this article, we’ll cover the various products you can use to view Sling TV. And we’ll also detail plenty of ways you can pump up your overall experience with smartphones, web browsers, and more.
What devices are supported by Sling TV?
Sling TV is compatible with an extensive list of devices, including popular devices like Amazon Fire TV, Android, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, Samsung Smart TV, VIZIO Smart TV, iPhone, iPad, and Xbox. And you can even enjoy a virtual reality (VR) experience with the Oculus Go. Sling TV isn’t supported by PlayStation 3 or 4, Xbox 360, Nintendo, or Apple TV’s made before 2015.
The complete list of devices you can use to watch Sling TV.
TVs and players
- Amazon Fire TV
- Android TV
- Apple TV
- Google Chromecast
- Google Nest
- LG TV
- Portal TV
- Safari browser
- Samsung TV (2016+)
- Xfinity X1
Phones and computers
- Android tablets
- Android smartphones
- Google Chromebook
- Google Chrome browser
- iOS devices (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch)
- Microsoft Edge browser
- Windows 10
- Oculus Go
- Xbox One (One S, One X)
How do Sling TV’s supported devices compare to other services?
To help you make the right decision, we evaluated the device compatibility of Sling TV and a few other popular streaming services like Disney+, fuboTV, and Hulu. When it comes down to it, all of the services on this list support most major devices, like Android and iOS smartphones and tablets, Chromecast, and web browsers. Most also work with Roku devices and select smart TVs. Just keep in mind, some services may only work with newer devices.
|CBS All Access||Disney+||ESPN+||fuboTV||Hulu||Sling TV|
|Amazon Fire TV|
|LG Smart TV||x||x||x||x|
|Samsung Smart TV||x||x||x||x||x||x|
|VIZIO Smart TV||x||x||x|
Services tend to part ways when it comes to game consoles and other niche devices — like the Oculus Go. Another detail to keep in mind is the generation of the gaming console you’re using. Some services may not work with older Xbox 360s, but many are compatible with the newer Xbox One. Recent Xbox One S and Xbox One X models both support Sling TV. And while you can’t stream fuboTV, Hulu, or Sling TV on PS4, you can download apps to stream CBS All Access, Disney+, and ESPN+. A few services detailed in the above chart don’t work with some popular smart TVs. For instance, neither CBS All Access nor ESPN+ provides access to VIZIO Smart TVs without a lengthy workaround.
The final cut
Sling TV is supported by most major devices, including Android and iOS smartphones and tablets, casting devices, smart TVs, and more. Just remember that the service isn’t compatible with PlayStation 4 and Nintendo gaming consoles.
Sling TV doesn’t regularly offer a free trial like many of the other streaming services out there, though there is sometimes a 7-day trial via the app. But it frequently extends a $10 discount new subscribers can apply to any of the service’s three plans. You can also switch between the Orange and Blue plans as you please — just navigate to Settings and click on Account. From there, you can make adjustments to your plan. And because you never have to sign a contract with Sling TV, you can cancel your subscription at any time.