Sling TV, one of the best streaming services at present. It targets the users who prefer cord cutters as well as young folks who never had experienced with pay-TV. It is one of the most popular channels on the Roku. In this article, we will show you how to activate Sling TV on Roku and all details about Sling TV.
What is Sling TV?
Sling TV is an OTT (over the top) service, that is it comes over the internet like other online services including Netflix, Amazon and Hulu. But the special thing about Sling TV is, it focuses on Live Tv and it offers programs as they are broadcast. It is also possible to rewind some shows and older programs that are on-demand. But remember that these options are limited.
Sling TV offers the best and simple way to watch your favorite shows, movies and other on-demand programs. All you need to do is get the Sling TV subscription, download this app on your device and activate it.
Sling TV cost and Subscription Plans:
Sling TV comes in two different packages:
- Sling Orange
- Sling Blue
|Package||Cost||Number of channels|
|Sling Orange||$25 per month||30+|
|Sling Blue||$25 per month||40+|
|Sling Orange + Sling Blue||$40 per month||50+|
The channels packages are differentiated by the channel availability and the number of simultaneous streams it can offer.
Sling Orange: This package offers 33 channels, which include ESPN, Disney(but does not include Fox or NBC channels), AMC, CNN, TNT, A&E, IFC, and much more. It is limited to one simultaneous stream at a time.
Sling Blue: The Blue package offers 48 channels which include NBC channels (but not ESPN or Disney Channels). It allows you to use upto three simultaneous streams.
Sling Orange + Blue: It includes all the channels from both Sling Orange and Blue package and allows up to four simultaneous streams.(Note: when you go with Orange channels, only one simultaneous stream can be used).
Sling TV Channels
|Channel||Sling Orange||Sling Blue||Sling Orange + Blue|
|Fox Regional Sports||No||Yes*||Yes*|
|Fox Sports 1||No||Yes||Yes|
|Fox Sports 2||No||Yes||Yes|
|Nat Geo Wild||No||Yes||Yes|
|NBC Sports Network||No||Yes||Yes|
|NBC Regional Sports||No||Yes||Yes|
Other than the above-mentioned channels, Sling TV also offers you add-on-mini packages and they call it Sling Extras.
To get one of those addons, you need to subscribe to either one of the basic packages. The addons are not free, they are available with an additional monthly fee. Here is the list of some Extra packages and the major channels they include. These packages are priced at $5 per month in addition to the basic Orange or Blue package.
- Sports Extra
- NBA TV, NHl, ESPN Channels (only for Orange package users) NFL RedZone and Golf (only for Blue package users) and much more.
- Comedy Extra
- MTV, Logo, TV Land, CMT and more.
- Kids Extra
- Boomerang, Disney Junior, Disney XD (only for Orange package users), Nick and much more.
- Lifestyle Extra
- VH1, Cooking channels, Hallmark, DIY, DYI, Lifetime Movies and more.
- News Extra
- BBC, HLN, CNBC(only for Blue package users), MSNBC, and more.
Note: We have just mentioned the notable channels only if you want to know more about the channel list you can visit the official website of Sling TV.
Sling also offers Heartland, Hollywood, and Broadcast extra packages and other foreign-language channel packages. It also includes premium channels like HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, EPIX, Stars, and CuriosityStream, whose cost may vary from $5 to $15 extra per month.
There is an exclusive offer for the customers called “Total TV Deal”. This deal includes eight extras for $20.
How to get Sling TV on Roku
- Turn on your Roku and go to the Roku channel store.
- Search for Sling TV and click on Add channel.
- Launch the Sling TV app on Roku.
- An activation code will appear on the screen.
- Now go to the weblink: sling.com/activate using smartphone or PC and enter the activation code.
- That’s all you have added and activated Sling Tv on Roku now.
Now, your Sling TV login is completed on your Roku. So, what are you waiting for, you can stream and enjoy all the best and favorite content with Sling TV on Roku. Before starting the installation procedure make sure you get a Sling TV subscription. We have listed you with all the in and around of Sling TV. Select wisely and enjoy the service.