To enjoy the benefits of streaming live TV, you don't need much!
Before you start, you'll need two things:
|What You'll Need
|1. High-speed internet access
Note: Sling TV does not offer internet service
|2. One of our supported devices >|
Click on a topic below to learn more:
- Sign up >
- Start Watching >
- Channels >
- Internet Speeds >
- Where you can Watch >
- Additional Questions >
Sign up for an account at sling.com, or through the Sling app on select devices.
What you'll need:
- A valid credit/debit card or Sling gift card
- A valid email address - this will be your Sling username
For step-by-step instructions on how to sign up - either through our website or on select devices - click here.
Not ready to sign up just yet? Check out our Sling Free Experience!
Once you've created your account, you can start watching right away on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or streaming device.
What you'll need:
- One of our supported devices
- Don't have a device yet? Start watching right away in select browsers on PC or MAC (Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Safari) by visiting watch.sling.com
Next, install the Sling app on your device. Click here for step-by-step instructions.
What channels does Sling have?
- For Latino programming, check here >
- Looking for international channels? Find out what's available here >
What internet speed do I need to stream Sling?
When streaming content over the Internet, your connection speed is constantly changing based on the number of connected devices, as well as how fast you can receive data from your Internet Service Provider (ISP). The quality and strength of streaming video is directly impacted by Internet speeds.
Visit speedtest.net from a computer connected to your home network to check your download speed, or how fast you can pull in data with your internet connection.
Check our list below to see what we recommend for a constant speed based on how you'd like to watch:
|Continuous Speed Required
3 Mb/s or higher
|Portable devices such as tablets or smartphones|
5 Mb/s or higher
|Single stream connected devices, PC or MAC|
25 Mb/s or higher
|Recommended for households maintaining internet usage on multiple devices.|
Mb/s = Megabits per second
Where can I watch Sling?
With Sling, you can enjoy watching your subscription where you would like! Enjoy your favorite channels on your big screen at home, or take Sling TV with you. Simply sign in and stream on the go!
To subscribe, modify your account or watch Sling TV, you must be in one of the 50 United States or Puerto Rico.
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- Add or remove channels >
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- Using the guide >
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