How did anyone rate it more than 2 stars? 2/5
By Garet Van Zumiez
This is live tv & I get it, but it’s constantly buffering. You miss half the program. Not pleased.
Horrible app 1/5
I have had sling for almost a month. While the pricing is ok, I have issues with the app freezing or dropping and completely closing out during a show. We’ve had to drop HBO because on the sling app it doesn’t cast well. I don’t like that when you click guide that you have to go to the network you want to see what’s on. I wish it was more like a TV guide and give you a complete listing. I hope improvements will be made because Sling TV could be A GREAT APP.
Don’t even bother. 1/5
I gave Sling a try for several few months a while back. I was constantly having connection issues, and they always told me it was my Internet. Hulu and Netflix work just fine, and no other website that I visit has a problem whenever Sling acts up. I took a break, then restarted it to watch the Cubs playoffs. Crapped out. Tried to watch the season premier of The Walking Dead, crapped out in 30 seconds. I missed the first 15 minutes and no customer service was available. They delete all of your negative posts off of their Facebook page so they don’t get any bad press. Their customer service tries to tell you that it’s your Internet and not their service. Listen to your customers, idiots. Or else you won’t have any much longer.
I’ve missed shows before due to the app never even opening. Shows always buffer - and I have extremely strong WiFi. And the commercials are extremely loud and repetitive. I’d rather pay $100 for dependable cable than this much for crappy service. I will never recommend this to anyone.
Don’t waste your time and money 1/5
Horrible. App crashes a lot
More dead than the zombies I didn't get to see on TWD premiere 1/5
If there could have been a more inconvenient time for service to go out I'd be shocked. Perhaps at 11:59.59 on 12/31? Or during a NHL shootout during the playoffs? Ugh. Going to be so tired at work in the morning and not be able to talk about the premiere. I will not be subscribing this year
Loading wheel 1/5
Have sling for TV and it’s fine—app is horrendous. Just the spinning wheel for loading and never actually loads.
Love it!!! 5/5
By She Swags
Cheaper than cable subscriptions and shows pretty clear. There are sometimes when picture is buffering but not unbearable. I have no regrets switching to sling but one issue lol should consider listing current time to the tv guide.
So far this is a terrible app. 1/5
on iPad Pro: The first thing I ran into was having to force quit the app just to get it to take my account information. The UI messaging actually says to do this. One the plus side, re-starting after the quit did work, and it started right up.
The second thing I noticed is the anemic UI for an iPad - tons of empty space and very little to prompt any kind of initial setup aside from a hamburger menu - which on any kind of iPad is a waste of hiding the essential UI.
The third thing I'm noticing is that nothing actually plays. I've been mashing buttons for the last ten minutes and all I have is a spinning "loading" indicator. But that's at least better than the laggy UI that repeatedly asked me if I wanted to Watch Live or Start at the Beginning - that prompt popping up about ten times after I kept telling it to Play Live.
In all, this app seems like abandonware. I'm still on the 7 day trial and all I want to do is delete this app and report it to Apple as vapor. Sling needs to get it's collective sh** together and make this into a relaible app or they will never get my paid business.
By Walt Mclovinstein
Just downloaded this anbout an hour and a half ago and tried watching the walking dead season 8 and it wouldn’t work I tried watching other tv stations just to see if they would work and there was like 3 stations that worked... I’m in the army and have a big family who all love ted and we can’t afford cable here so got this to watch it and well we were let down when we created an account and tried watching it and it didn’t work!
CANNOT SIGN IN! 1/5
“Please force quit the app and sign in again.”
Not only did you sign me up for some free preview I didn’t ask for, but you waste my time with an app I can’t sign in to! I’m certainly not wasting more time going to help and chatting there!
Would be great if it worked. 1/5
It doesn't work. Don't waste your money.
By Oh lololol
I really like sling tv. Works great on my Xbox and on my phone . It's very convenient and way better than Comcast or at&t. Can't beat the price.
TRASH! DOES NOT WORK 1/5
By Mr meow OH YEAH
I watch other streaming services whenever I want. No problem. I get 8 minutes into the season premiere of my favorite show and it just drops. App won’t open, tells me I’m connected to my streaming device but won’t work, then tells me to force close and reopen sling, then says it encountered unexpected error. Everything just buffers. I tried on cellular instead of WiFi, same thing. Absolutely ridiculous. I pay $20/mo to watch ONE show and it can’t handle that. That’s unbelievable. Will not be using this horrible service again.
Lost a customer; app did not work; on phone nor Apple TV; I cancelled 20 minutes of my trial; get your act together, too many good services out there to deal with this bs.
Fix this 1/5
I understand this is a first world problem and nit picky, but when I'm trying to watch the on the app and one phone call comes in and causes the app to continually buffer the rest of the show... Deal Breaker
Buggy, terrible app 1/5
Rejoined SlingTV after months away. I regret it. The app crashed consistently and video drops quality often. Spend your money on other streaming services.
Every time I’m trying to see something that I really want to see example the walking dead new episodes. MLB playoff games the app crashes! What’s the point of me paying to see something I want to see and at the end I can’t see it!
Still needs work 2/5
This is my second time trying this and second time canceling. Tried it out a few years ago and canceled because of the blackouts and not working consistently. I thought second time would be better but was wrong. 2 years later and the same problems exist.
Most buggy app out there 2/5
Service is exactly what I want but the app is terriable literally the worst streaming/casting app I have on my phone and I have a updated iPhone 7 Plus so my software is all up to date
Cheaper than cable 2/5
But way less reliable. Freezes intermittently, but streaming to devices and on apps.
Horrible customer service 1/5
Customer service is not quality and is not their main priority. Retaining customers is not a priority. They'll gladly tell you to they will cancel your services and have a nice day, instead of working with you.
Picture In Picture NEEDED 4/5
By William H.
Only thing missing to be a five star app.
Absolute garbage 1/5
By Backcountry ninja
If I could give it zero stars and a flaming poo pile I would.
It should pay me for the amount of waste time waiting for it to load. Garbage interface and overall bad GUI make this my last month with this garbage service.
No refunds - beware! 2/5
Decided to try out Sling signing up with 3 mo. bundle (Air TV). Air TV / antenna didn’t work out...able to return device. Sling completely unreasonable. Unwilling to refund remaining 81 days of unused service. Beware.
Great App 5/5
Works very well!
LOVE/HATE SLING 2/5
I love the service but hate the APP it’s not compatible with iOS 11 and customer support keeps telling me “restart your phone install and uninstall” like y’all have to fix the issue not me or y’all will loose a customer to DTV NOW which updates their app almost every week!!!
The app is rarely NOT glitching. It’s also two minutes behind live tv.
Good idea needs updating regularly 1/5
Too bad this isn't compatible with a new apple tv. It freezes in multiple ways - too many ways I wish to list here. After multiple discussions with support, their advice to me was to download a previous OS rather than using the best OS from my new apple tv. Needless to say, I won't do that since no other apps freeze. Why have an inferior OS on a new product, apple tv? SLING TV needs to test their products and communicate with apple and other platforms to make sure the product functions properly.
Pretty cool 5/5
Everything works as advertised. I'm impressed. I just like it.
Customer support quality does not match content 3/5
I resubscribed for college football yesterday, specifically to watch the Penn State football game against Michigan. Their web search tool showed that the game would be available on ESPN3 in my area code but it’s not listed on the schedule. There is this vague message: “Certain programs may be unavailable due to programmer restrictions or blackouts. Dates and times subject to change.” The chat and phone call options for customer support took me back to the same FAQ where I started and I could not actually talk to anyone to confirm if the game is available or blacked out. This might be my last time trying this app and not sure if I will pay to keep it after the 7 day trial. Very disappointed. ☹️
Not bad as I watch little TV. 3/5
By Billy age 5.
I get some English Soccer. Some movies...fine.
We're sorry! Looks like an unexpected error occurred. Please try again later. (Error 5-417) 1/5
I honestly feel like I see this pop up more than I see actual tv shows. I was in love with the concept of this, but I'm really starting to think it's not worth it. It's so annoying trying to watch tv because it is sooooooo glitchy. You would think that for $40 a month from their customers, that they would fix this problem. Gonna start looking for other ways to get cable. Hell I might as well pay Comcast.
Improve channel guide 3/5
Signed up to view the baseball postseason. That experience has been flawless. Would prefer if the channel guide on the iPad and Apple TV were in grid view, as it is displayed on the Roku app.
Highly recommend Sling 5/5
By Joe in Virginia
Sling is an excellent product and a great way to help cut the cord and/or cable. I have used Sling for almost two years and am very pleased with the reception, on demand capabilities, variety, and overall quality. It is very easy to change your subscription. I recently upgraded to the orange and blue plan which gives me access to almost any type of program I like. This Christmas my wife wants to use the Hallmark Channel for their great Christmas movies and I will be able to add that service and then delete it with ease. For you sports fans, you will be very pleased. Every day you can choose from games involving not only the major colleges, but practically any institution that charges tuition and has a team. We are Virginia Tech fans for football and Duke for basketball and Sling carries almost all of their games on either ESPN, ESPN II, ESPN III, or ESPNU. Rugby or cricket fans, there are games for you as well as soccer, volleyball, and even cross country meets. As far as negatives, and there are not many, some games do get blacked out. Cubs games and NFL games recently for example. They have a cloud DVR which is nice, but you cannot tape anything Disney or ESPN related. However, many of the big games are re-aired several times. I would give Sling a 95% rating and my highest recommendation.
I generally like it. 4/5
By Marc 52805327632984
I wanted a less expensive alternative to cable TV and did not want satellite. Sling is a good option. A few channels freeze up from time to time and sometimes replay a few seconds back. There are some channels I like that it does not have that I used to watch on cable, otherwise, I like it.
Get Hulu live instead!!! Don’t waste your money! 1/5
For a week now my cloud dvr hasn’t been working. What has been done?? Nothing!! For a WEEK I have to ask THEM for an update on what’s going on. Of course they couldn’t keep me in the loop... nothing was being done!! Customer service is SERIOUSLY lacking. And when I ask if I can get a credit or refund for not being able to use my dvr, and only for the dvr, I get told “we don’t do that”. Well guess what Sling TV? I will tell everyone I know, this is not worth the headache! Such a waste of time and money.
Better off with Hulu live!! Same channels and has dvr that WORKS. Plus Hulu originals!
Ripped off. Horrible service in every aspect! 1/5
By Giants emc
Sling TV App 3/5
The app is decent, but the interface could be better. I like the service a lot, but I wish I had greater flexibility in choosing channels.
Very stable than it was before!! Faster too!! 4/5
Very stable than it was before!! Faster too!!
Not working! 1/5
By No Sling TV
We're sorry. Looks like an unexpected error occurred. Please try again later.
Uninstalling and reinstalling shows the same message!
This is happening on iPhone iOS 10.3.3
Too pricey for slow buffering and low quality vid 2/5
Sling provides a free trial! It’s good for me and bad for them. Good, because it was the deciding factor for me to not get the subscription. It seemed every time I was on the app, the shows were great for about 10 minutes, then the app would start buffering. It always followed with poor video quality. It’s too pricey when you have these major issues recurring.
Good price bad connectivity 1/5
I like the price and channel selection. I have orange blue and the sports package but it works maybe 50% of the time. Often times the stream will get stuck on the loading circle for every channel and the only way to get it to work again on my Apple TV is to delete the app and redownload again. Which is infuriating. If it wasn’t football season I would have already cancelled the service. If they don’t fix these issues by the end of the season I will definitely be leaving.
Horribly designed app that crashes 1/5
Crash when trying to playback a recording and also when I try to cast it to my chromecast
Miserable service miserable product 1/5
First of all they charged my cc a day before their 7 day free trial ended....and then their customer service reps were as bad as Comcast....but that’s not the worst part about their company, first of all they say they get a bunch of NFL games which is absolutely not true even Thursday night games are blacked out for them, second they say they are cheap- they are not- if you want any sports options you are looking at about $40 a month.......but that is not even close to the worst of it!!! 90% of the time the stream would either freeze or skip every 10 seconds, like others have said customer service blamed my internet provider even though I could watch Netflix HBO Go and play game with no problem. If you can’t even provide a stable stream you should not be in business...
Best TV App 5/5
By Takes life
Love my Sling, better than Cable or satellite 👍
Fantastic coverage of cricket and some of the premier Indian channels, we love sling😍
Shoulda Cut Cable Long Before Now 5/5
I watch a limited number of TV shows in general. What can I say, I am a creature of habit and Sling TV meets my needs. I'm only sorry I didn't cut the cable cord sooner!!!
Not worth it. 1/5
The app never works. It always crashes or takes entirely too long to load. This is the only streaming app I have that does this so I know it’s not my connection.
Chromecast broken 3/5
80% of the time it fails to detect my Chromecast. My other apps such as HBO work on first conect but with this app; I have no such luck. It needs to be consistently reliable.