Sling TV is a live TV streaming app that is available only in the United States. It is the first live streaming service for cord-cutters. The Live TV channels available are CNN, ESPN, Comedy Central, Food Network, Lifetime, AMC, History, TNT, FOX, CBS, and much more. Let’s discuss the procedure to stream Sling TV on Samsung Smart TV.
Sling TV has cloud DVR storage to record the live programming, and it allows simultaneous recording of the content. The cloud DVR storage of Sling TV is 50 hours, and it has special TV channels for Kids to watch cartoons, animation movies, and shows. It streams the TV channel in 4K HD streaming quality.
Sling TV Subscription
Sling TV has only paid subscriptions for streaming the TV channels, and it is of two packages. There are few common TV channels in both packages. You can find the no. of the streaming device varies for each package. It has add-ons for the premium TV channels to be purchased separately.
|Subscription Plan||Cost per month|
|Sling TV Blue||$35|
|Sling TV Orange||$35|
|Sling TV Blue + Orange||$50|
Sling TV on Samsung TV – Compatible Models
You can install the Sling TV app only on the selected Samsung TV models. Sling TV is supported only on the Samsung TV models that are manufactured from 2016 and above. You can check the full list of supported models here. For the earlier models, you can use the screen mirroring method to cast the Sling TV from a smartphone to Samsung TV.
How to Install Sling TV on Samsung Smart TV
Quick Guide: Open Smart Hub –> Go to Apps –> Type Sling TV –> Select the Sling TV app –> Click Install.
(1). Launch the Samsung Smart TV and press the Smart Hub button on the remote.
(2). Choose Apps on the home screen and click the Search icon in the Apps.
(3). Type Sling TV in the search and select Install to install Sling TV on the Samsung Smart TV.
(4). Click Open to launch the Sling TV app, and it shows an Activation Code to activate the app.
(5). Go to the Sling TV website using the smartphone or PC.
(6). Enter the Activation Code and select Continue.
(7). Login with your Sling TV subscription and choose the TV channel to stream on the TV.
Alternative Way to Stream Sling TV
The alternative way to stream Sling TV on Samsung TV is the screen mirroring with the SmartThings app, and the app is available on the Smartphone store. Before proceeding, you have to download the Sling TV app on the smartphone through the Google Play Store or App Store.
(1). Make sure that the smartphone and the Samsung Smart TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
(3). Open the SmartThings app and tap Add devices in the app.
(4). Select the Samsung Smart TV and connect to the TV.
(5). Launch the Sling TV app and sign in to your subscription.
(6). Select the TV channel on the Sling TV and watch the live streaming on the smart TV.
Sling TV Not Working on the Samsung Smart TV
At times, the Sling TV app may stop working on the Samsung TV or get stuck on a single screen, unable to move to the next screen. You can do certain actions to recover from this condition.
- Uninstall the app and install it again from the Smart Hub Store. Make sure that the Smart Hub Store is working fine without any issues.
- Update the Smart TV’s firmware – Go to the Settings and click System. Select Software Update to update the Samsung TV.
- Power off the TV – Turn off the TV and leave it for a few minutes to reboot the TV for quick functioning.
- Sign out of the Sling TV app on your Samsung TV. Sign in again after 15 minutes.
- If you can’t stream the Sling TV app on your Samsung TV directly, you can use the AirPlay on Samsung TV to cast the Sling TV content.
- Reset Samsung Smart TV – The reset option is available in the Self Diagnosis, and it deletes everything on the TV. Bring back to the factory settings.
- If your Samsung TV remote is not working while streaming Sling TV, use the Samsung TV Remote app.
Hence, Sling TV is the best and cheapest streaming service to get maximum TV entertainment. It also offers some international TV channels for streaming other regions’ content. If you have any troubles with the Sling TV, do let us know in the comments section.
You can download the Sling TV on your Samsung TV from the Smart Hub store.
Sling TV is available on Samsung Smart TVs that were manufactured in 2016 and later.