Sling TV Reviews
About Sling TV
Sling.com is the online home of Sling TV, a company that promises to give people a way to get access to some of the most popular cable television channels without having to actually pay for traditional cable service.
How Does It Work?
According to their website, the goal of Sling TV is to help their customers “take back TV.” It’s not a secret that many people are choosing to forgo traditional cable packages in favor of different streaming services, but that many of these same people miss having access to their favorite cable channels and the entire range of programming that they offer.
Sling TV wants to be that middle ground service in between traditional cable and online streaming. Their service is essentially a limited cable service that can be paid for month-to-month, and provides live access to channels including ESPN, HGTV, Food Network, CNN, TNT, TBS, the Travel Channel, A&E, and many others.
Customers who want additional channels also have the opportunity to add Extra package add-ons, including Sports, Kids, Lifestyle, HBO, Spanish TV, Hollywood, Deportes, World News, Cinemax, and more.
Sling TV offers their basic package for just $20.00 per month, with no hidden fees and no long term contracts. If customers are interested in adding any of the additional channel packages to their basic package, it will cost them an extra $5 to $15 per month, depending on the package you are adding, and each package must be added individually.
This company does not appear to have a Refund Policy at this time, which makes sense because they offer their customers a month-to-month service with no long term contracts. Customers who decide that this service no longer works for them simply need to cancel their service, and they will no longer be required to pay fees.
Customer Service Contact Info
Customers who would like to contact their Customer Service team with questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by phone at 888-348-1248 or by submitting them directly to their website through their Feedback link.
Sling TV appears to have very mixed reviews at this time, with the biggest and most frequent complaint being about connection issues. It’s hard to say whether or not these issues are tied to certain devices because users are not mentioning what device they are using, and independent reviewers have talked about how this service appears to do really well on Roku and the Amazon Fire Stick, to begin with.
Other customers are complaining that this service doesn’t provide enough channels for the cost of their service when compared to the volume of content provided on other services like Netflix and Amazon, but it deserves to be said that these customers don’t seem to be understanding the point.
Netflix and Amazon don’t provide access to actual cable channels, just a selection of shows. For example, they may offer one or two shows from HGTV, but not all available episodes, no new episodes, and not all channels. Customers who subscribe to Sling TV will get access to HGTV the same way they would with a cable package that was costing them $100 a month, instead of $20.
The bottom line simply seems to be that customers should understand what they are signing up for is not another Netflix service, but a simple streamlined and, yes, limited cable service that provides the benefits of affordability and no long term contracts.
This service also offers a free seven day trial in which you can try and see whether or not this service works well on the devices you are hoping to use for it, and if it does not, you can get out without having to pay for it.
Competitors and Alternatives?
There are many, many different TV and movie streaming services at this time, but each service approaches their offerings in a different way. The most popular services, however, include Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu Plus, BringMeSports, MovieLush.com, TelevisionFanatic.com, and many others.
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