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How to Install and Activate Sling TV on Firestick
Sling TV is a popular live TV streaming service that offers over 40 TV channels and on-demand content. It is available for all models of Firestick, and you can easily install and activate the Sling TV app directly from the Amazon App Store. In this guide, we will walk you through the step-by-step process of installing and activating Sling TV on your Firestick.
Installing Sling TV on Firestick
To install Sling TV on your Firestick, follow these steps:
- Connect your Firestick to a WiFi network and grab the remote.
- From the Firestick home screen, click on the Find icon.
- Select the Search option and type in “Sling TV” in the search bar.
- Choose the Sling TV app from the suggestions.
- Click on Get to install the app on your Firestick.
- Once the installation is complete, click Open to launch the Sling TV app.
Activating Sling TV on Firestick
After installing the Sling TV app on your Firestick, you need to activate it by following these steps:
- Open the Sling TV app on your Firestick and click on Sign in.
- A unique Activation code will appear on your TV screen.
- Take note of the activation code and open a web browser on your computer or smartphone.
- Visit the Sling TV activation site at sling.com/sign-in/activate.
- Enter the activation code in the provided box and click Continue.
- Sign in using your Sling TV login details.
- Once activated, you can start streaming your favorite Sling TV channels on your Firestick.
Screen Mirroring Sling TV on Firestick using Android
If you prefer not to install the Sling TV app on your Firestick, you can still enjoy it by screen mirroring from your Android smartphone. Here’s how you can do it:
- Enable the Screen Mirroring option on your Firestick. To do this, go to Firestick Settings, click on Display & Sounds, and then tap Enable Display Mirroring.
- Install the Sling TV app on your Android smartphone from the Play Store.
- Open the Sling TV app on your Android smartphone and sign in with your Sling TV account details.
- Play any channel on the Sling TV app.
- Swipe down from the top of your Android smartphone to access the Notification Panel.
- Tap on the Screen Cast or Cast icon (the name may vary depending on the brand).
- Select your Fire TV Stick from the list of available devices.
- Your smartphone screen will now be mirrored to your Firestick, allowing you to watch Sling TV content on your TV.
Sideload Sling TV on Firestick
Sling TV is only available in the US. If you want to use the Sling TV app in other countries, you can sideload the app and use a VPN on your Firestick to bypass any geo-restrictions. Follow these steps to sideload Sling TV:
- From the Firestick home screen, click on the Find icon and select Search.
- Search for the Downloader app and install it on your Firestick.
- Go back to the Firestick home screen and click on the Settings icon.
- Select My Fire TV, then go to Developer options, and enable the Install unknown apps option.
- Choose the Downloader app and turn on the toggle.
- Open the Downloader app and enter the Sling TV APK URL (bit.ly/3E8dBiq) in the URL field.
- Click Go to download the APK file. Once the download is complete, click Install to install the app.
- Launch the Sling TV app and sign in to your account to start streaming live TV channels on your Firestick.
Troubleshooting Sling TV Not Working on Firestick
If you encounter any issues while streaming Sling TV content on your Firestick, here are some troubleshooting steps you can follow:
- Check your internet connection: Make sure you have a stable internet connection and try restarting your Firestick and modem/router.
- Clear app cache and data: Go to Settings on your Firestick, select Applications, click on Manage Installed Applications, and choose the Sling TV app. From there, you can clear the cache and data.
- Update the Sling TV app: If there is a new version available, update the app to the latest version.
- Restart your Firestick: Sometimes, a simple restart can resolve any temporary issues with the device.
- Contact Sling TV support: If the issue persists, reach out to Sling TV support for further assistance.
Sling TV Subscription Plans
Sling TV offers three different subscription plans with varying channel lineups. Here are the pricing details and the number of channels included in each plan:
|Plan||Pricing||No. of Channels|
|Sling Orange||$40/Month||32 Channels|
|Sling Blue||$40/Month||41 Channels|
|Sling Orange & Blue||$55/Month||46 Channels|
If you are a new user, you can avail a 50% discount on all the plans. Visit the Sling TV website to choose and subscribe to a plan that suits your preferences.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Sling TV offer add-ons?
Yes, Sling TV provides various extras and channel add-ons that you can subscribe to for an additional cost ranging from $5 to $21 per month.
Does Sling TV offer a free trial?
No, Sling TV does not currently offer a free trial. However, they often have promotional offers and discounts for new subscribers.
Please note that some of the links mentioned in this article are for reference purposes and may change over time. For the most up-to-date information, please visit the official Sling TV website.