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5 Things You Should Know Before Signing Up for Sling TV

22 Dec 2022, 15:34 GMT+10

If you're tired of having to pay a big cable TV monthly bill, a smart method of reducing costs would be to cut the cable cord & subscribe to Sling TV.

Sling tv in the UK provides 2 channel plans, Sling Blue, and Sling Orange, both of which cost around Pound 28.55/ month. But the service's best offer will charge you a little bit more. Pound 40.79 incorporates both bundles.

In this blog, I'll outline 5 things about the Sling TV streaming platform that you ought to be mindful of before subscribing to the service.

5 Things You Need to Know Before Joining Sling TV

1) What separates Sling TV from the satellite or cable business?

Dish Network runs the live TV streaming platform Sling TV, yet it is a completely different corporation. Sling TV can be watched without a tv antenna or a Dish Network membership. It's available through a wide range of devices, like android, iOS, Roku, and Apple TV. And:

-There may be fewer channels while also being less expensive. Approximately 30 live Television stations are part of the Pound 24.47 plan lower limit.

-Sling Tv provides a few or no US local stations (CBS, ABC, NBC, and Fox).

-DVR cloud storage for 10 hours is included.

-It requires a fiber internet connection with a minimum speed of 5.0 megabits/ second (25 Mbps or higher is recommended).

-You can use a TV-connected tool, including a box or streaming stick, gaming console, or Smart TV which operates with a complimentary Sling TV app, in replacement of a cable connection to watch tv. There is a phone app too though.

-There are no restrictions, and you are under no obligation to continue using the program once you decide to quit.

2) What Channels Will the Sling TV Service Provide?

Even though Sling TV labels itself "a la carte TV," you cannot choose and pick specific stations. Like a cable, every specific bundle has a defined price.

Sling separates among its two packages, Blue and Orange, according to the number of simultaneous streaming or available channels.

-Sling Blue: Pound 24.47 monthly. There are 48 stations, namely NBC and Fox (Disney channels or ESPN are not offered). 3 streams may be active simultaneously.

-Sling Orange: Pound 24.47 monthly. There are 33 stations, namely ESPN and Disney (NBC or Fox channels are not available). Restricted to a single simultaneous stream.

- Sling Orange and Blue: Pound 36.71 monthly. Contains every one of the stations from the Orange and Blue Bundle (51 stations in total). A maximum of 4 concurrent streams can be active at once, however only one stream of Orange stations.

-Premium Stations

Sling TV provides add-on station subscriptions in conjunction with premium streaming services.

To subscribe individually to premium stations like STARZ or Showtime, for instance, you might need to pay an additional monthly charge.

The following are a few of the stations available on Sling TV:



-IFC Films Unlimited

-Hallmark Movies Now


3) Is DVR Offered on Sling TV?

After an increase in price in December, Sling's packages now come with ten hours of additional DVR backup. You can purchase an additional 50 hrs of backup for most systems at Pound 4.08 each month.

You can utilize the platform to playback and record shows online or skip advertisements on different channels, mimicking the function of the hardware digital recording device box provided by several satellite and cable providers.

4) Is it possible to pause live TV or avoid advertisements?

Not till you spend additional money for its cloud DVR function. However, still, a handful of channels allow you to stop live TV.

When streaming all ESPN stations (such as the SEC Networks), TNT, AMC, CNN, TBS, CNN, Cartoon Network, or any of the ABC Family, HLN, Sundance TV, Boomerang, IFC, or Disney channels, the fast-forward, replay, or rewind functions don't function at all without the cloud DVR.

The fast-forward, rewind or pause keys function properly on certain other stations. A live broadcast could be paused and restarted from the start. Even during advert breaks, you may fast-forward or rewind or resume live action. The cloud DVR, however, is the only method for setting up and retaining show footage.

5) Is it simple to locate content to watch?

In my viewpoint, it's much simpler than cables. The Sling TV application's user interface resembles Netflix more than the conventional cable TV grid display (though it has one of those too). The user-friendly design emphasizes specific genres and channels, including thumbnail representations of the series and the availability of on-demand content.

You may choose your preferred stations & series on the main My TV tab, in addition to continuing wherever you left off with on-demand entertainment. Current-airing programming is featured under the On Now area with categories like Lifestyle, Kids, and Sports. There is a detailed guide that offers two different views: the traditional grids and stations you subscribe to which are further divided into subcategories. Furthermore, you get a simple search function to find specific content.


Sling TV is an ideal way to enjoy live TV on many platforms at quite a cheap rate. It has distinct features such as the capability to download or save content for offline viewing.

By subscribing to one of its premier packages, you can view the service on multiple devices simultaneously, which keeps it very reasonable. Sling Tv provides tools for many viewing habits, both conventional and portable phones.

The best packages for your specific context would rely on the gadgets you like, and the number of people who typically use them.

My blog on the 5 Points You Must Understand When Subscribing to Sling TV is now complete. Hopefully, this was of assistance!

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