8-12 authorization errors can occur for a number of reasons. Choose an option from the list below to learn more about 8-12 errors and the steps you can take to resolve them.


Content Specific


If you receive an 8-12 error while watching a specific channel or show, it's likely because that programming was available for a free preview. Receiving an 8-12 error means you no longer have access to that content. This error may show as 8-701 on Apple devices. Follow the link below to get instructions for resolving an 8-701 error:


Error 8-701 >


Check our available free previews below to see if the preview for this content has ended:


Free Previews > 


Device Specific


If you're receiving an 8-12 error on one of the devices below, try the steps listed to resolve the issue:


AirTV Mini and AirTV Player:


  • Update the SLING app
  • Sign out and back in to the SLING app
  • Restart your device


Amazon Fire:

  • Update the SLING app
  • Sign out and back in to the SLING app
  • Restart your device


Apple Devices:


This error may show up as 8-701 on Apple tvOS (Apple TV) or iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) devices. Follow the link to get instructions for resolving an 8-701 error:


Error 8-701 >


Browsers (Chrome, Edge, Safari):


LG TV:


MacOS:


Additional Info


8-12 errors typically resolve themselves after 24 hours. If you're unable to resolve the error using the steps provided, please try watching on a different device until then. 


We hope to have this issue resolved in a coming release. In the meantime, if your device is not listed above or the recommended steps did not help, please try relaunching the SLING app.