How to Get Sling TV For Free


Sling TV is holding a free preview of its Blue and Orange basic programming packages until January 12. The free trial started yesterday, but is only available for returning customers.

The live streamer’s Blue plan features more than 40 channels including live network feeds in select markets as well as several other Fox channels. Sling’s Orange plan includes ESPN and more than 30 cable networks.

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The two plans normally cost $30 a month each, or $45 a month if you combine them. You will not be charged during the free trial for each plan so long as you cancel prior to its completion on January 12.

All subscription changes can be made by accessing the Sling ‘My Account’ page at or ‘My TV’ in the Sling TV app. You can learn more about the free trial, and its requirements, at

In addition to the two basic packages, Sling is also including many of its ‘Extra’ plans in the free trial. The Extra plans, which normally run $5 or $10 a month, includes numerous sports, movie and news channels not found in the Blue or Orange packages.

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4 comments on “How to Get Sling TV For Free”

  1. You left out an important detail. This offer is for FORMER subscribers only. I just went to their home page, and that’s what the offer is. For most people like me, who’ve never subscribed or even tried it, useless.

  2. I had to reactivate my old account. Then it tells me I will be charged $84 immediately. I am coming back to a streaming service but not this one. PlayStation vue was the best but no more in business.

  3. Lame free preview. How is it free if its only for FORMER subscribers? How is it free if you have sign up and provide a credit card for it? Thats not free. If they wanted it to be truly free they should open it up to everyone without the need to sign up for it. Ridiculous.

  4. Sling can’t tell me why their app on my iPads and iPhones freezes and then shuts off my internet service. Would like to keep Sling for wife’s Hallmark channels but not if you can’t use it on an iPad. Service works fine on Android phone and TV.

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