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How to Watch Sling TV on Android TV / Android TV Box

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Sling TV on Android TV

Google has come up with Android OS-based TVs with lots of features and functionalities. Android TV offers more or less the same features as that Android smartphones. In Android TV, you can install apps and games from the Play Store, use Google Assistant on Android TV, and more. We all love to stream live TV channels on your TV. Nowadays, a lot of live TV apps are hitting the Android TV market. One such app is the Sling TV app. Sling TV is one of the IPTV-based streaming services that offers 100s of live TV channels and 20000 hours of on-demand content. Recently, Sling TV launched the dedicated app for Android TV, Google TV, and Android TV Box.

Pricing and Plans

Sling TV offers three different pricing plans:

  • Sling Free – Limited live TV channels and on-demand content.
  • Sling Orange – $35/month for 30+ live TV channels with one stream.
  • Sling Blue – $35/month for 40+ live TV channels with three simultaneous streams.
  • Sling Orange + Blue – $50/month for 45+ live TV channels with three simultaneous streams.

Sling Orange is suited for sports and family-related content. The Blue pack is suited for entertainment and news. You can also get various addons by paying additional money with your subscription package. Recently, Sling TV announced a new offer to its new users. If you are signing up for Sling TV, you will get 50% off for the first month.

Sling TV on Android TV

Sling TV is supported on various Android Smart TVs and Android-based streaming devices. Here are the devices that you can use:

Sling TV Supported Android TV

  1. Sony Smart TV
  2. TCL
  3. Sharp Smart TV
  4. Skyworth
  5. Philips
  6. Mi
  7. Hisense

Sling TV Supported Android TV Box

  1. Nvidia Shield TV
  3. AT&T TV
  4. AIR TV
  5. Mi Box

How to Install and Watch Sling TV on Android TV

#1 Start your Android TV. To download any app, you must connect your Android TV to the internet network.

#2 With the TV connected to the internet, go to the home screen by pressing the Home button.

#3 Scroll to the Apps section and choose to Get More Apps.

#4 Select the Play Store and click the Search option. You can also browse for the Sling TV app under Entertainment or TV and Videos categories.

Launch Google Play Store

#5 Type Sling TV and select the app.

Search for Sling TV app

#6 You will be on the app installation screen. Click Install.

Install the app

#7 With an uninterrupted connection, the app will start downloading immediately.

#8 The app will be installed on your Android TV.

#9 Click Open to launch the Sling TV.

#10 Sign in with your Sling TV username and password.

Enter your login credentials

#11 Choose the live TV or on-demand content and stream them on your Android TV.

Stream Live Channels on your TV

How to Cast Sling TV to Android TV

All the Android TVs are compatible with casting. You can install the Sling TV app on your smartphone and cast it on your TV. To do so,

#1 Install Sling TV on your Android smartphone or iPhone from the Play Store or App Store.

#2 Open the app and log in to the account that you are subscribed to.

#3 The smartphone from which you are casting must be connected to the same WiFi network as your Android TV.

#4 Play the live TV channel or the on-demand content you want to stream.

#5 Tap the Cast icon on the top-right corner of the screen.

Sling TV Cast icon

#6 Select your Android TV by tapping on its name.

#7 Now, the video will appear on your Android TV screen.

#8 If you want to stop the casting, click the Cast icon again and choose the Disconnect button.

How to Install and Watch Sling TV on Android TV Outside the US

Sling TV is only available in the US and surrounding regions. In order to stream the Sling TV on Android TV outside the US, you will need a VPN on your Android TV. Even with the help of a VPN, you cannot install apps from the Google Play Store. In such cases, you need to sideload the app on your Android TV using Downloader.

#1 Open the Play Store app and search for the Downloader app.

#2 Select the app from the search results.

Install Downloader App

#3 Install the Downloader app on your Android TV.

Install Downloader on Android TV

#4 Then, install the Sideload Launcher on your Android TV to list the sideloaded apps on the Apps screen.

#5 Open the Settings on your TV.

#6 Now, choose Security and Restrictions.

#7 Go to Unknown Sources, choose the Downloader app

Enable Unknown Sources on Android TV

#8 Turn on the Install Unown Apps toggle for the Downloader app.

Enable Install Unknown Apps for Downloader

#9 Open the Downloader app and click on the URL field.

#10 Enter the AFTVnews Plugin URL (browser.aftvnews.com). This plugin will allow the Downloader app to install apk files.

Enter the Sling TV URL

#11 Type Sling TV Android TV APK URL and click on the Go button.

#12 Once the app is downloaded, click on Install.

#13 Open the Sling TV app and log in to your account.

#14 Stream the Sling TV video content outside the US.

Sling TV on Android TV - Outside the USA

Other Supported Devices

  • Apple TV
  • iOS
  • Roku TV
  • Fire TV
  • Chromecast
  • Xbox
  • AirTV Player
  • Android TV
  • Android
  • Windows
  • LG
  • Samsung
  • TiVo

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What TVs are compatible with Sling TV?

Smart TVs like LG, Samsung, and Sony are compatible with the Sling TV app. Other devices like Android TVs, Firestick, and Roku are also compatible with the Sling TV app.

2. What is the best device for Sling TV?

If you want to get the best streaming experience, you can install the Sling TV on NVIDIA SHIELD TV.

3. Does Amazon Prime have Sling TV?

No, Sling TV is not included in the Amazon Prime Video addons.

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