SLING app privacy screen with limit ad tracking option active




Some of the advertisements you see on SLING TV are based on your viewing behavior on SLING and tailored to your interests. These types of advertisements are commonly referred to as interest-based or targeted advertising.


If you no longer wish to see these types of ads, you can opt out of the targeted advertising shown to you by SLING either through your device, on the web or through the SLING app in many cases. On select devices, you can also reset tailored advertising by resetting the advertising identifier.


It’s important to note that opting out of targeted advertising does not mean that you will no longer see commercials and advertisements on SLING. Opting out means that SLING will no longer show you these tailored advertisements. We also provide your preferences to our programming partners so that they no longer target you with tailored advertising.


How To Opt Out


Choose an option below to learn more:


Opt Out In The SLING TV App


The ability to opt out of targeted advertising within the SLING TV app is available on the following devices:


  • Samsung Smart TV

  • LG TV

  • XBOX One

  • Chromecast*


*For Chromecast, use the SLING app on the device you’re casting from to opt out. You’ll still need to opt out individually on the device you’re casting from.


To opt out of targeted advertising in the SLING app:


  • Scroll over to Settings

  • Scroll down to Privacy

  • Set Limit Ad Tracking to Active



Note: You’ll need to repeat these steps on each device where you watch SLING TV.


Opt Out On The Web


If you watch SLING TV from your Chrome, Edge or Safari browser, learn more about targeted advertising and opt out by visiting The Nielsen Company website.


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Opt Out On Your Device


If your device was not listed in the section above, you can opt out of targeted advertising through the settings on your device. Bear in mind, if you want to opt out, you’ll need to do so on every device you use to watch SLING TV.


Steps may vary depending on your device, but if available, the ability to opt out will be available in your device’s privacy settings.




We’ve listed the steps to opt out of targeted advertising on a few SLING-compatible devices below. If not listed, your device’s instructions or support materials may have similar steps available. 



Amazon Fire TV:

  • Open Settings

  • Find and select Preferences

  • Scroll down and select Privacy Settings

  • Select Internet-based Ads, and make sure the option is turned to OFF


Android Mobile:

  • Open Google Settings

  • Scroll down and select Ads

  • Tap to check the box next to Opt out of interest-based ads


Android TV:

  • Open Settings > Google Settings

  • Select Ads

  • Select Opt out of interest-based ads


Apple iPhone:

  • From the iPhone home screen, find and select Settings

  • Scroll down and choose Privacy > Advertising

  • Slide the toggle for Limit Ad Tracking to ON


Apple TV:

  • From the Apple TV home screen, find and select Settings

  • Choose General, then scroll down and select Privacy

  • Find Limit Ad Tracking, and change the selection to ON


Roku:

  • From the Roku home screen, scroll down to Settings

  • Scroll down and select Privacy

  • Next, select Advertising

  • Highlight Limit ad tracking and press OK



Reset Your Advertising 


On select devices, you can reset the collected viewership data, essentially wiping the slate clean regarding your viewing preferences. Find steps for resetting your advertising ID on select devices below. If not listed, your device instructions may have additional steps you can take.


Amazon Fire TV

  • Open Settings

  • Find and select Preferences

  • Scroll down and select Privacy Settings

  • Select Your Advertising ID > Reset your advertising ID


Android Mobile:

  • Open Google Settings

  • Scroll down and select Ads

  • Select Reset advertising ID


Android TV

  • Open Settings > Google Settings

  • Select Ads

  • Select Reset advertising ID


Apple iPhone:

  • From the iPhone home screen, find and select Settings

  • Scroll down and choose Privacy > Advertising

  • Select Reset Advertising Identifier


Apple TV

  • From the Apple TV home screen, find and select Settings

  • Choose General, then scroll down and select Privacy

  • Find and select Reset Advertising Identifier


Roku:

  • From the Roku home screen, scroll down to Settings

  • Scroll down and select Privacy

  • Next, select Advertising

  • Choose the Reset advertising tracker option



Questions?


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