What do I need to get started with Sling TV?

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Last Published Date3/9/2018 7:51 PM
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To enjoy the benefits of live TV at your fingertips you don't need much! 

  • Sign up for an account at
    • You'll need a valid credit/debit card or a Sling TV Gift Card
    • A valid email address - this will be your username for Sling TV
    • Click here for step-by-step instructions
  • High-speed Internet access 
  • A supported device such as a smart phone, tablet, laptop computer, or streaming devices
    • Click here to see all of our supported devices
  • Visit in your Google Chrome browser on PC and MAC or install the Sling TV app on your supported device
    • Click here for step-by-step instructions to install Sling TV
  • Sign in using your shiny new Sling TV username and password
What internet speed is necessary to stream Sling TV?
The quality of streaming video is directly impacted by Internet speeds. When streaming content over the Internet, your connection speed is constantly changing based on the number of connected devices, as well as, the rate of communication from your Internet service provider. 

Check out our list below to see what we recommend for a constant speed by device:

  • Constant speed of 3.0 Megabits per second or more - Streaming video content on portable devices such as, tablets and phones. 
  • Constant speed of 5.0 Megabits per second or more - Single stream of video content on a TV, PC, or Mac. 
  • Constant speed of 25 Megabits per second or more - Recommended for households who maintain Internet use on multiple devices. 

Where can I watch Sling TV?
With Sling TV you can enjoy watching your subscription where you would like! Enjoy your favorite channels on your big screen at home, or take Sling TV with you. Simply sign in and stream on the go! 

To subscribe and watch Sling TV, you must be in one of the 50 United States or Puerto Rico.

Can I use Sling TV if I live in an apartment complex, high-rise building or condominium?
You bet! Sling TV is perfect for individuals who live in an apartment. Sling TV works anywhere with a high-speed internet connection, including apartment complexes, high-rise buildings, condominiums, or homes. That’s what makes Sling TV so great.

Want to learn more about Sling TV? Check out the links below:

What is Sling TV?

What channels are available on Sling TV?

How do local channels work on Sling TV?

How does DVR on Sling TV work?

How do I change my subscription?

What is My TV?

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