With Sling TV being one of the most affordable live TV streaming options on the market, it may naturally be your first choice. So you’ll want to find out everything you can about the service such as its plans and pricing as well as its channel lineup to see if it’s the right fit for you.
In addition, don’t forget to check if Sling TV works on the devices you already have so you can enjoy a seamless streaming experience. The last thing you want is to subscribe to the service only to find out that you can’t get the app on your favorite streaming device.
This post gives you a complete breakdown of Sling TV compatible devices to help you figure out if the service is right for you.
What Devices Support the Sling TV App?
Sling TV works with a wide variety of devices, including computers, gaming consoles, smartphones, streaming devices and tablets. In addition to an internet connection, you also need the latest version of the app on these devices to unlock the service’s full streaming potential. For computer browsers, you’ll need the most updated version for a smooth streaming experience
Although you can use Sling TV on older devices as well, be prepared to experience some streaming issues because the app can no longer receive updates. And keep in mind that unlike many leading streaming services, you won’t get Sling TV on PS4. Check out the full list of minimum device requirements for Sling TV:
|Device||Device Type||Minimum Requirements|
|Amazon Fire devices||Streaming devices + tablets||– All Amazon Fire TV devices|
– Fire Tablets on Android OS 5.0 or higher
– Amazon Fire TV Edition by Element
|Android tablets and smartphones||Mobile devices + tablets||OS Lollipop 5.0 or newer|
|Android TV||Smart TVs||– OS Lollipop 5.0 or newer|
– Select Smart TVs:
– AirTV Player
– AirTV Mini
|Apple TV||Streaming devices||– 4th generation Apple TV or newer|
-tvOS 10.0 and higher
|Google Chrome browser||Computer browsers||– Most recent version of Chrome|
– MAC OS
– WIndows 7 or 8.1
|Chromebook||Computers||– All Chromebooks launched in or after 2019|
– Select devices launched before 2019
|Chromecast||Streaming devices||– All Chromecast devices|
– Vizio SmartCast TVs
|Google Nest||Home assistants||– Nest Hub|
– Nest Hub Max
|iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch)||Mobile devices + tablets|| – iOS 11 or newer|
– iPhone XS, XS Max devices
|LG TV||Smart TVs||-WebOS 3.0 and higher|
|Micosoft Edge browser||Computer browsers||-Latest version|
|Oculus Go||Virtual reality devices||– Oculus Go 3.54 or higher|
|Portal TV||Smart camera devices||– Portal TV 6.11.967|
|Roku devices||Streaming devices||– Roku LT and higher|
– Roku TVs from Hisense and TCL
|Safari browser||Computer browsers||-Latest version|
|Samsung TVs||Smart TVs||– 2016-2019 Smart TVs|
|TiVo Stream 4K||Streaming devices||-Latest version|
|Windows 10 devices||Computers + others||-All Windows 10 computers and enabled devices|
|XBOX||Gaming consoles||– XBOX One|
– XBOX One S
– XBOX One X
|Xfinity X1||Streaming devices||– Arris Xg1v1|
– Pace Xg1v3
How Many Devices Can You Use With Sling TV?
You have the freedom to connect your Sling account with as many devices as you want. So even if you have seven compatible devices in the household, for example, you can access your Sling account through all of them. But there will be limitations on the number of devices you can use at the same time, with screen limits varying based on your Sling plan.
For instance, you can only watch Sling TV on one device at a time if you have a Sling Orange subscription. That means if you want to watch breaking news on CNN while someone else is streaming a live baseball game on MLB Network, you won’t have the option to do so unless the other viewer stops their stream.
But with a Sling Blue subscription, you have the freedom to stream from up to three devices at a time. So you can enjoy uninterrupted streaming even if your family members want to watch something else. Since the two plans cost the same at $30/mo., you might find Sling Blue a better option if simultaneous streaming is important to you.
But you also have the option to expand this limit by combining the two plans for $45/mo. When you bundle Sling Blue with Sling Orange, you get to add one additional stream to your initial limit of three or vice versa. So you get a total of four simultaneous streams with this option, which might be something to consider for larger families.
What’s the Best Device To Use With Sling TV?
Personal preferences play a major role in what device is best to use with Sling TV. While tablets and mobile phones offer convenience for those who prefer on-the-go streaming, their small screens might not appeal to those who want an optimal viewing experience. So it’s mainly a matter of what’s important to you and what features you want to prioritize.
The app works fairly well across all devices as long as you use the most updated version and have a stable internet connection. You can also use the latest version of your Chrome, Edge or Safari browser to stream from your computer. As this option also provides a fluid streaming experience, you can’t really go wrong regardless of which device you choose to use with Sling TV.
With that said, Amazon Fire Stick 4K might be an excellent choice if you want to invest in a streaming device. This lets you organize all your streaming services in one place while offering exceptional audio and picture quality. And at just $49.99, it’s one of the most affordable high-end streaming devices.
For those who need an even more affordable alternative than this, you can go for Roku Express. This offers seamless high-definition (HD) streaming and a straightforward user interface for just $29.99 — which makes it one of the least expensive ways to stream Sling TV if you don’t already have a compatible device.
Sling TV regularly runs limited period offers in which you get a free streaming device such as an Amazon Fire Stick or a Roku Express with a new subscription when you prepay for two months of the service. You might want to look out for one of these offers so you can get more when you sign up for a Sling TV plan.
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