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Sling TV is available on a number of devices, including smart TVs, streaming players, mobile devices and more. However, there are some notable devices missing from the list. Therefore, it is worth making sure Sling TV supports the devices already in the home before signing up, to avoid any major issues.
Due to the price, Sling TV is a good option for live TV streaming. With plans starting as low as $35 per month, it is a considerably cheaper solution than many other services, including fuboTV, Hulu Live TV and YouTube TV. However, there are some compromises with Sling TV, such as the selection of channels included with the base plans.
Another area where subscribers may run into problems is device support. This can often prove to be even more of an issue in busier households where multiple people are likely to be streaming live TV on many different devices. By knowing which platforms are officially supported, consumers can make sure all family and household members will be able to stream on their preferred devices.
Sling TV supported platforms
Generally speaking, Sling TV comes with a pretty good level of platform and device support overall. Apps are available to download on nearly all of the major platforms, making it easy to stream live TV and on demand content.
Sling TV platform support list:
- Amazon Fire (tablets)
- Amazon Fire TV
- Android mobile (phones and tablets)
- Android TV
- Apple TV
- Chrome browser
- ChromeOS (Chromebooks)
- Google Nest
- iOS mobile (iPhone and iPad)
- LG webOS
- Microsoft Xbox
- Oculus (Go and Quest)
- Portal TV
- Samsung Tizen
- Windows 10
While Sling TV’s supported device list is substantial, Sling TV subscribers will find they are unable to stream on some devices without using additional hardware.
Popular devices missing Sling TV support:
- Vizio smart TVs
- Sony PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5
Watching Sling on a smart TV
When it comes to watching Sling TV on a smart TV, there are plenty of supported models. However, not all smart TV brands are officially supported. Furthermore, just because a brand is supported doesn’t mean every TV model is.
Sling TV supported smart TVs:
- Amazon Fire TV Edition
- Android TV
- LG (select 2016-2019 models, webOS 3.0 and higher)
- Samsung (2016-2019 models)
With support for Android TV, Fire TV and Roku, many smart TV owners will find the Sling TV app is available to download through the respective app stores.
Supported Android, Fire & Roku TV brands:
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The smart TVs listed above are only a small selection of those powered by either Android TV, Fire TV and Roku. However, they are the only ones officially listed as supported devices. Owners of a TV from the brands listed below may or may not be able to download the Sling TV app from the Amazon App Store, Google Play or Roku Store. Even if they can download the app, it might not receive updates which could impact on the user experience.
Android, Fire & Roku TV brands: Support unknown
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Outside of Android TV, Fire TV, and Roku, only LG and Samsung are officially supported. Not to mention, the LG and Samsung support only extends to select newer models. While Vizio smart TVs currently can’t download a Sling TV app, Vizio SmartCast TVs are supported through Chromecast.
Watching Sling on a streaming player
As to be expected, Sling TV is commonly available on a number of streaming players and sticks, making it one of the best and more accessible options for consumers.
Sling TV supported streaming players
- AirTV Mini
- Amazon Fire TV (all models)
- Android TV players (Android 5 and higher)
- Apple TV (4th gen, tvOS 11 and higher)
- Chromecast (all models)
- Roku (most models – see below)
- TiVo Stream 4K
- Xfinity Flex
While Sling TV is available on most old and new Roku players, there are some that are not officially supported.
Unsupported Roku players:
- Roku LT (2400, 2450X, 2700X)
- Roku 1 (2710X)
- Roku 2 (2720X)
- Roku 2 HD (3000x)
- Roku 2 XD (3050x)
- Roku 2 XS (3100X)
- Roku HD (2500X)
- Roku Streaming Stick (3400X, 3420X)
Watching Sling on a game console
Game consoles are increasingly becoming more useful as streaming devices, but there are often not as widely supported as other devices. This is also the case with Sling TV as there’s currently no PlayStation 4 or 5 support. However, Xbox users shouldn’t find it too difficult to stream Sling TV.
Sling TV supported game consoles:
- Microsoft Xbox One
- Microsoft Xbox Series X
- Microsoft Xbox Series S
Other ways to watch Sling TV
The devices listed above should mean many consumers are able to watch Sling TV without too much trouble, but there are other ways to watch as well. This mostly applies to mobile devices and those with access to a web browser.
Additional supported devices:
- Amazon Fire tablets (2013 and newer)
- Android phones & tablets (Android 5 and higher)
- Chrome browser (Mac or Windows)
- iPhone & iPad (iOS 11 and higher)
- Mac devices (version 11.1. and newer)
- Microsoft Edge Browser
- Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max
- Oculus Go and Quest (3.54 and higher)
- Portal TV (6.11.967 or higher)
- Windows 10 devices
Sling TV devices summary
Overall, Sling TV is widely accessible on a number of platforms and devices, including smart TVs, streaming players, mobile devices, web browsers and more. Due to this, most consumers should not find it too difficult to stream live TV and on demand content on many of the devices already in the home.
However, not all of their at home devices can stream Sling TV, with some of the most notable ones missing app support being Vizio smart TVs and Sony PlayStation consoles.