How to Watch Sling TV Outside USA
What is Sling TV?
Sling TV is a genuine digital offering for cable cutters (or cord cutters). It offers tiered packages of channels that can be streamed online. It offers access to regular television channels in the USA, as well as sports, movies and films. But i will show you here how to Watch Sling TV Outside USA.
On What devices can I watch Sling TV Outside USA
The great thing about Sling above all else it its sheer ubiquity when it comes to streaming options. The PC and Mac have their own application (rather than use a browser), it works on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, all iOS and Android devices, Chromecast and even Apple TV and Xbox One. (No Sling tV on Playstation though sorry!)
What Channels are available on Sling TV Outside USA
Here are just a few channels from within the App. I used the Orange and Blue plans (Blue adds NFL and NBC Sports Network as well as Fox Sports 1 and 2)
- Fox Sports 1
- Fox Sports 2
- NBC Sports Network (it does NOT give you NBC Live Extra)
- NFL Network
- FOX on Demand
- NBC on Demand
This list is absolutely not exhaustive there is way more! Take a look at Sling’s website
What does it cost to Watch Sling TV Outside USA
It starts at $19.99 for a base package and is $39.99 for the Orange and Blue packages combined. There are a plethora of other options, and to be entirely honest, there are too many options for bundles (a la existing cable tv packages) and not enough options to create your own, or simply subscribe just to the channels you want. This is the same with all these services (All being Playstation Vue and Sling!).
Does sling TV offer a free trial
Yes, Sling TV offers a 7 day free trial. This trial can be cancelled from the website if you aren’t satisfied.
Can I watch the Premier League on Sling TV
Yes, NBC Sports shows Premier League games, however do not confuse this with the NBC Live Sports Extra which is the service that shows every game in the USA. This is not that. But there will be games shown from the Premier league.
If you want to see what sports leagues you can watch on Sling TV outside USA, check out my new sports finder app and simply type in Sling TV in the search menu. All the competitions will be listed instantly. Try the sports finder BETA here if you just want to check out a channel, then just type the channel name, for example Fox Sports, you can even type a competition or league name in and get a list for example Premier League or La Liga and you will be given a selection of online channels showing that competition.
Is Sling TV Available in the UK
No (not normally anyway :-))
Is Sling TV Region Locked or Geo Restricted
Absolutely, it is restricted to within the USA, i you want to Watch Sling TV Outside USA then you will need a VPN or SmartDNS service
What is the quality like when you Watch Sling TV Outside USA
It is extremely high quality. I have to say that it was too high quality for my wifi at times. I found I had to set it to Medium quality. I could NOT see any difference, but this completely removed any drop outs.
When using via a wired connection in conjunction with a smart DNS service, I did not experience drop outs. Bear in mind this service is designed as a proper live TV replacement service. You really need a wired connection for the maximum enjoyment.
I tested Sling TV on iphone, iPad, mac and an apple TV. On the former three devices I used Express VPN. This worked well, but i dropped the quality down to medium. I did not see a difference but there was not so much as pixellation on this setting. Result.
On Apple TV, I used Smart DNS proxy, and this box has a wired connection. The broadcast was perfect every time even on auto. I have 70MBs connection but the internet is always in use by two or more devices. There was no buffering, pixellation, drop outs, freezes or even a glitch in the sound. It really was like watching regular TV.
Who is Sling TV For, Who would want to Watch Sling Tv Outside USA
This is a tricky one. Definitely anyone in Canada who is looking to cut the cord as the times of broadcast will suit you. Anyone wanting a large collection of American sports or regular sports programming, because live sport is the same time all around the world.
For UK people, or people outside a close time zone to the USA, it isn’t ideal for regular live programming unless you are an ex pat and want to watch at the same time as your friends irrespective of the times. It goes without saying that Thursday Night Prime Time in the USA (9pm) is UK time 2am on a Friday (GMT -5 for ET -7MT and -8 for PT).
Here are some recommended services to Watch Sling TV Outside USA
Each of these was used in the making of this guide
Best VPN to Watch Sling TV Outside USA
I used Express VPN during the making of this guide and it performed really well despite a huge bandwidth requirement due to the high quality of the stream
Best Smart DNS to Watch Sling TV Outside USA
How Can I pay to Watch Sling TV Outside USA
Thats a good question, I tried and tested just about everything I could to try and get Sign TV Outside USA. I failed at every point. I even set up a US residential address and got a VISA card. Still no dice. I was just about to go to my local HSBC and open an american bank account for Sling TV when I thought id try again. All along I had been using safari web browser. You cannot pay via iTunes, you cannot pay via UK debit card or visa or master card and you cannot pay with PayPal. I could not even use a pre paid US Visa card tied to an actual legitimate US residential address (not a PO Box.
How Can I Get a US Residential Address for Free
So then how do you pay to Watch Sling TV Outside USA
I closed all my browsers. Cleared my cache. Loaded up chrome in incognito mode. After this, the payment screen changed from being Card Details and Zip code. TO being Card Details AND full address. Once the full address was in, I tried multiple cards. All of which declined. Do NOT use your Nationwide UK card here as it will be blocked and you need to call them to unblock it! I did, twice!
So, just before my walk to HSBC after the deflation of having added$50 to a US prepaid visa card only to fail, I thought i’d try retry my trusty ( but previously declined ) American Express card WITH my new US address IN private browsing mode BEHIND an Express VPN connection. Boom. I got this message.
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