Update is NOT WORKING 2/5
The sling app was working great, then suddenly it wasn’t after it updated. It opens, I click on a show, it plays the commercials then it just loops then gives me error codes UNDEFINED [28-60] I’ve contacted Sling and have not heard back. Also, when you go on the website to confirm that iPad is supported, it says it does not support IOS 11 or higher and it does not support Chrome 102 on an IOS device 🤦♀️🤦♀️. Like I said it was working fine for several months then suddenly it just stopped working. I need this rectified ASAP since I watch sling on my IPAD that is updated with IOS 15 and I’ve deleted the app as suggested by Sling tech support and reinstalled to no avail. So why does it play ESPN and commercials but nothing else? And I receive errors when I attempt to watch online instead of thought the app. I have screenshots if needed, it DOES NOT WORK ON IPAD since the update last week!
Canceled Immediately 2/5
I was looking for a cheaper alternative to YouTube TV and decided to give Sling a try. I see why this is cheap. No local channels in my area, not a lot of the major cable channels in general and the guide moves really slow. Absolutely not.
Worst app. Has adds even after subscription 1/5
Worst app. Waste of money and time. Has adds even after subscription
It used to be good. 1/5
1. The navigation of the platform used to be great. It was streamlined and easy to get around. Then some idiot changed everything and it’s confusing, time consuming, and a waist of time. It’s downright painful compared to other streaming services. 2. Commercials used to be tolerable. Now I see the exact same commercials over and over. If you open the app, you are forced to watch a commercial before it cuts to the program. Every time… 3. The pricing is too high. They raised the pricing and doubled the commercials. If they have commercials, they are making money off add revenue. If you pay, there should not be commercials. Pick one, this is garbage. I’d pay more not to watch these offensive commercials.
another horrible american company that doesnt provide the service they sell 1/5
horrible service. i want my money back, theives.
Buggy at best 1/5
By Rock Mon
The app crashes a lot. Unable to pause and play without an issue. Switched to philo it’s cheaper, has a better Line up, and the ui is ten times better .
Thanks for the update! 4/5
My only complaint is that when viewing local television I can’t use PnP. I haven't found an explanation for this but would love to be able to txt or whatnot and watch at same time. I mean, I’m seeing/hearing the show/ads whether I’m forced to stay in app or if I’m multitasking so makes no sense.
I primarily use the Sling app in conjunction with an AirTV device to watch local tv anywhere. Previously, every single time the app was opened you had to go through multiple steps to get to the locals even if they were favorites. Now, the app opens and when you hit guide boom, straight to my locals! I noticed the app is a lot faster too. I do appreciate the app improvement.
Data Collection 2/5
Ever since the most recent update I find the data collection by Sling is choking all my devices. About to end my subscription and delete the app.
June update 1/5
New update has been terrible. Looks fine, but doesn’t function like it used to. Can’t record the shows I want to watch - there is just no button for it. Ridiculous.
All the Spanish channels 1/5
I very much appreciate the facts that you offer Spanish language programming however It would be great if there was an option to hide those channels. Thank you!
Local channels 2/5
The only thing that sling tv doesn’t have is local channels. I want the local channels so I guess when my trial is up I won’t renew because of the local stations.
The User Experience on the New App is Awful 1/5
The layout is enlarged, so you see less channels as you are scrolling. Additionally, before you could select a channel and read the description of the show before watching. Now the moment you select a channel, it starts playing. It’s weird. You can’t see all channels in one view unless it’s A-Z, now you have to select a genre of channels to view and it pre-selects the categories and channels that appear. It’s also extremely buggy. I watch a show for 15-20 minutes and the app starts freezing. It never did that before I was forced to upgrade to this new version. Fix it! It’s clear there was no consumer focus group prior to this new version launch. We could have you so much time and money providing feedback that the features you took away were beloved and needed, and the version you have now is horrendous and needs to be scrapped for the old one.
HATE CHANGES 1/5
By Calculating excellence
Hi. I do NOT like the changes. I want REAL FULL SCREEN OPTION AGAIN AND MYTV BAR BACK AT TOP. Thank you. Also, I like it when you could swipe up from the bottom to see what was coming up next on this channel
I'd give zero stars for this update if it was available. Sling was my home for so many years. Hate 😡😩
How about removing the white bar from the bottom of full screen hello does anybody know any way to fix code
Straight trash 1/5
This service is garbage. Even if you cancel they rip you off and charge you anyway. Thieves. A company that will steal from you.
Rewind the Update!!!!! 1/5
This app USED TO work just fine — about my only complaint was that I would have liked a sleep timer. Then Sling pushed an update, and now the whole thing is buggy and infuriating. Can’t find anything, can’t perform functions I used to do easily, and the whole thing crashes constantly. Whatever it was you were hoping to improve with this update is a mystery — unless it was to force us to watch more ads, because I feel like I have to sit through 3x as many while I try to get to whatever it is I’m hoping to watch. PLEASE, just undo the update and don’t roll it out again until it’s ready.
Full of Commercials 2/5
This app is cheap because it floods its channels with commercials
Buggy, can’t record certain channels 2/5
Can’t record ESPN 3
Doesn’t show what I want… 1/5
By Dopeboy jt
I got this only to watch formula 1 and at first it worked just fine but now mid season half the practices sessions are missing and some races are only in Spanish like if I wanna watch F1 in freaking Spanish smfh waist of money….
User-friendly and accessible 5/5
I contemplated getting Sling a couple years ago when they came out with the Heartland Extra, but the interface was clunky and inaccessible with Voiceover on IOS. After launching my business made cord-cutting a smart decision, I decided to give it another try. Now I’m blown away with how flawlessly it works with IOS and Apple TV and the fact that everything is accessible with Voiceover. I also live in a market where Sling doesn’t carry my locals, and I’m very pleased with the Air TV 2 integration with the Sling guide. Now all i need is one antenna to scan for channels using my Wi-Fi powering every device in the home. Thank you for making this service flawless and screen-reader friendly.
this dang old update 1/5
By emily post-punk
Add me to the list of people who are super unhappy with this update. I am especially peeved that the DVR no longer gives you an entire show even if you set it to record after the show has started, and why is the guide not available in landscape mode??? You had a pretty decent app and you took it down to clunky town. Please undo.
No sirve nueva actualización 1/5
Desde la ultima actualización no puedo ver nada.
La pantalla de queda con el logo.
Ya intente desde dos teléfonos y nada más no puedo ver mi programación
Por favor arreglen ese error
Update is trash 1/5
This updated version of sling is clunky and freezes all the time! I have to literally delete the app and re install it several times a day on my phone. This is pure trash and not what I expect to pay $56 a month for 🤬
Update Doesn't Work At All 1/5
Previous app versions were fine. Now, when the app is supposed to open, there's nothing but a blank, dark screen. There are no titles, no letters...absolutely nothing.
Sling TV app 3/5
By Gabe XT
This app works well if watching directly on my device 😁… but when trying to cast to TV 😬 that’s an entirely different ball game. For this reason, I chose to give this app 3 stars in my rating.
Newly worthless 1/5
The recent redesign has made Sling virtually useless to me. Buggy, harder to navigate, no longer able play while using other apps. Used to do that flawlessly. Now it buffers constantly, goes to black screen, glitches out at random. It was nice while it lasted. Hoping they’re getting massive feedback about these problems. If it’s just me for whatever reason, I’ll switch to YouTube tv. Used to like Sling a lot. This version is useless. Find myself never opening it now. It’s my most expensive subscription so if it doesn’t get fixed, I’ll dump it.
Extremely Dissatisfied 1/5
Sling plays shows somewhat okay when watching it off my phone. But the second I try to stream it to my TV, it is the worst experience ever. It is impossible to finish any show or watch a show without it skipping major parts. I was first really impressed with this app, but now with dealing with this service for almost 2 years, I would not recommend it to anyone.
The worst update ever. 1/5
We have a Chromecast and have zero issues casting from Netflix, Hulu, HBO, etc. Since this app update we can’t watch any DVR or OnDemand content on our TV. The DVR just won’t load at all. The OnDemand freezes consistently during commercials. Sling, FIX THIS—it was never like this until the May 2022 update.
Loving sling 5/5
By Di swobo
We got this because we’ were tired big bill tv. Don’t regret it for a min. Never a dull moment
Expected better 1/5
I’ve had sling for a few months now and it’s not worth the price tag. Just like cable it has lots of useless channels you’re forced to get to justify the price. Just like cable 4/5 of those channels aren’t watchable because they are garbage tv. I’m trying to figure out if sling is run by 10 year olds, because it’s about as professionally run as a 10 year olds school project. They go to commercial at the worst times. Like in the middle of a key scene in a show or in the middle of a sentence. Then when they return if you’re lucky it’s back to the part it left on or not and you miss the rest of the sentence. Sometimes they run out of commercials and it just goes quiet and puts the sling logo on screen saying commercial break? When you record a show and start it while recording it starts right at the point it’s recording not at the beginning. Meaning if it’s a sports game you now know the score and watching the recorded part is pointless and ruins the game. Finally if you pause a live show, then start watching it when the shows running time is over it glitches and starts back at the beginning of where you paused it but you can’t watch the end of the show because once you get to the start time of the next show your show is gone. It’s ridiculous. I’m disappointed in sling because it’s all hype and no content for almost cable prices.
No so much a la carte 3/5
I have and use Sling, but the "a la carte" slogan is just a marketing gimmick. Still cheaper than cable, though. One cannot just pick individual channels to watch, but packages of channels with potentially a bunch of them one doesn't want to pay for. It is design to get one to pay more, the more one wants to "customize/personalize" the viewing.
App doesn’t work when not full screen 3/5
Pause, Stop, Skip and Reverse don’t work when the app is not full screen. You have to convert to full screen to pause or skip forward or backward. No other similar apps (Netflix, Amazon) have this issue.
App keeps crashing 1/5
App is glitching constantly
I’ve done everything suggested to restart, reset etc.
It’s impossible to watch anything for more than a minute.
Waste of money
NHL games 1/5
In the NHL games they do not transmit overtime !
Service Stinks 1/5
By Green balls Rock
There live streaming service stinks! Then the customer service is the worse! We just wanted to watch the softball World Series and we can’t due to constant buffering or the app shuts down!
Since they added local ads… this App is just terrible 2/5
You get this annoying TV ads when you are watching. It cuts the content and then you are unable to resume where you left off. Looking for alternatives that are more reliable and lets you watch without intrusive commercials.
Wrong direction 1/5
Prior to recent update I was very happy for years. This version is horrible, if not improved quickly I will be changing provider of tv.
Trash. NEVER WORKS RIGHT! 1/5
Conceptually this is a cool app, in reality every second or third time we try to use it we have to delete and reinstall the app through our Amazon fire stick. Even then 50% of the time it won’t work. The DVR is horrible if you ever pause a show and try to go back into it it will always restart from the beginning. Save your money!!
New UI is a problem 2/5
This is the 2nd UI change recently and it gets worse with each. Functionality is lost, navigation becomes more difficult and the DVR is so bad. I can’t start a recorded show while the recording is still in progress without it buffering for 20 seconds after every 5 seconds it plays. Prior version of the app used to do it just fine and even had a ‘Play from beginning’ button! These constant downgrades in performance have me considering a switch to another streaming service.
Expensive and redundant 1/5
Same thing over and over again… tried the blue and orange… still the same crap.
Update is no good 3/5
By Berliner 1234
Since the update the mobile app no longer has the full screen option
I’m not happy with this update
This is the ONLY video app on my phone that CONSTANTLY buffers and loads, every 2 seconds. Even on low quality with nothing else running. I do every update, my device is fully updated, every single other streaming service works flawlessly, yet i cant watch anything without a buffer every 2-3 seconds. Absolutely ridiculous. I pay for a subscription, ive been a customer for years. Is it too much to expect the thing i pay for to, idk actually work? Its not my internet connection, i have the best speeds i could possibly get, yet still cant watch anything through without 1,000 interruptions. App needs some serious work.
DVR never works 1/5
If you plan on recording a series, use another web tv service. Sling fails to do even basic series recording like recording nbc nightly news. I’ve set up a series recording dozens of times for this one program over the years and somehow it always stops recording new episodes after a while for no apparent reason even when DVR storage is less than half full. Bugs galore! Not worth the $10/mo savings vs other streaming services.
Repetitive Ads! 1/5
Please stop playing that horrid Ashley Furniture Ad over and over or I am canceling my service!!!!
Quality is poor 1/5
By Ver unhappy
I have been using Sling since 2018 and it has never been this bad. It does not load properly anymore. Even with uninstalling and re installing on the fire tv. All the channels in my package does not show everytime through guide. Some channels don’t even have sound to it. It will stall and reload at any given time. Yet the application wants to increase service prices? It doesn’t make sense. It is very frustrating for us paying customers.
Wall to wall commercials 1/5
If you love paying for commercials then you’ll love Sling.
Beware of Sling 1/5
Beware they have poor customer service and you may be double charged. They will not reverse charges and you can not cancel account on your TV. They use this to their advantage.
New App is a Problem 3/5
There are several issues with the new app. First, if you go into your DVR recordings, there are no dates listed. Therefore, if you have 5 recordings of the same show, you cant find the one you want without going through all of them. Very time consuming.
Second, the option you are given is DELETE ALL when you open a particular TV show. There is no option to DELETE only one show. A problem.
Third, the TV shows that were protected from being deleted on the old app, are no longer protected. I guess you gave to manually go in and protect or LOCK them all again.
I love Sling streaming
and was a happy customer until this new app. Please correct these issues so I can enjoy Sling again.
What Happened with NBC New York??? 1/5
With the newest update, NBC New York (channel 4) is now no longer available. How can you just remove the only NYC local channel from Sling??? I watch NBC News New York religiously at home every morning, and now I can’t continue to watch it on the go. If and when NBC New York is added back to the lineup, I’ll change my rating.