Sling TV Deals

Sling TV is already cheap, but CableTV.com has found a few more ways to save money on the service.

Besides being one of the least expensive and most customizable livestreaming TV services around, Sling TV is also all about dem deals. Where other streaming services offer various discounts and bundle options, Sling TV will hook you up with physical gear—and who doesn’t like gear?

The following deals are available on all three of Sling TV’s plans: Orange, Blue (both $35 a month), and Orange + Blue ($50 a month). Pick your color swatch and get streaming.

50% of your 1st month

Right now, Sling TV is offering 50% off your first month on any plan. This offer is in place of the three-day trial Sling TV previously offered—and honestly, it’s a much better deal, as long as you’re willing to put down some cash.

Plan 1st month price Ongoing Price Channel count Details
Sling Orange $17.50/mo. $35.00/mo. 30+ View Plan
Sling Blue $17.50/mo. $35.00/mo. 40+ View Plan
Sling Orange + Blue $25.00/mo. $50.00/mo. 50 View Plan

Get $20 for you and a friend

Want to share your love of Sling TV? When you refer a friend, they’ll get a $5 off their first four bills, and you’ll get $5 off your next four billing cycles. Depending on how many friends you invite, you can get up to $200 off your Sling TV account per year.

To refer a friend, log in to your Sling TV account and click the Refer a Friend button.

Free Chromecast with Google TV

New customers signing for Sling TV can get a free Chromecast with Google TV device (a favorite here at CableTV.com) when they prepay for one month of service (Sling Orange, Sling Blue, or Sling Orange + Blue). 

Get your Free Chromecast with Google TV

Free AirTV Mini

Prepaying for two months of Sling TV service allows you to grab a free AirTV Mini streaming dongle, a small HDMI plug-in similar to a Chromecast. Sling TV says the AirTV regularly goes for $79.99, which we think is a bit steep for such a simple device—but free is free.

Get your Free AirTV Mini

Free and discounted local channel bundles

Sling TV doesn’t carry many local channels in most markets, which is why it’s practically evangelical about supplementing its streaming channel lineups with an antenna. Local over-the-air broadcast channels are free, and so are the digital HD antennas Sling TV includes with its these bundles:

  • HD antenna: Get a free digital HD antenna (regularly $44.99) when you prepay for two months of Sling TV service.
  • AirTV 2 + HD antenna: Get a digital HD antenna and an AirTV 2 antenna device for $49.00 (regularly $149.99 total) when you prepay for three months of Sling TV service. The AirTV 2 is a DVR/tuner that interfaces with a digital antenna and integrates local channels into Sling TV.
  • AirTV Anywhere + HD antenna: Get a digital HD antenna and an AirTV Anywhere for $99.00 (regularly $244.98) when you prepay for three months of Sling TV service. This setup allows you to watch local channels on four TVs—or stream them on one on-the-go device.
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Sling Free

Sling TV offers a super-skinny version of its live TV streaming service at zero cost: Sling Free, a mix of live news channels (like ABC News Live and CBS News) and dozens of linear “loop” channels featuring 24/7 shows and movies (similar to Pluto TV and Xumo). You don’t even have to register—just use the Sling TV app or a web browser and look for “Explore Free Content.”

There are also some live sports and on-demand movies and shows on Sling Free, though you’ll find many of them labeled with a “Subscribe” tag (meaning not free). Still, you can watch a whole season of HGTV’s Home Town for free, as well as hundreds of semi-obscure movies (2003’s Death Train, anyone?).

Sling Free also allows you to subscribe to the same premium add-ons as regular Sling TV, but you’ll have to pay for those. The same goes for movie rentals through Sling Free, but at least they’re current and you’ve heard of them.

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Sling TV deals FAQ

What is the cheapest Sling TV package?

Both Sling Orange and Sling Blue, Sling’s cheapest plans, cost $35 a month. Sling Orange is designed for families and sports fans; Sling Blue offers more channels and is geared toward entertainment and news. For more details, check out our Sling Orange vs. Sling Blue guide.

Do you have to pay for Sling TV on Roku?

Sling TV’s Orange, Blue, and Orange + Blue plans aren’t free through Roku or any other streaming device. You can, however, stream Sling Free with the Sling TV app on Roku and other devices.

Which Sling TV plan is best?

We like the Sling Orange + Blue plan because it features the most channels, over 50, for $50 a month. But, if you just want a single $35 Sling TV plan, there are differences to consider:

  • Sling Orange carries more sports and family channels (like ESPN and Disney), but has fewer channels overall (30+).
  • Sling Blue has more channels (40+) and leans more toward entertainment and news channels (like Syfy and MSNBC).
  • Sling Orange or Sling Blue can be customized with channel add-on packages (like sports, kids, movies. etc.), so it’s really just a matter of what you’re into.

What is Sling Total TV?

Sling’s Total TV is a deal for new customers that adds a 500-hour cloud DVR and seven Sling TV Extras packages (Sports Extra, Comedy Extra, Kids Extra, News Extra, Lifestyle Extra, Hollywood Extra, and Heartland Extra) to Sling Orange, Sling Blue, or Sling Orange + Blue at a discount. Sling Total TV for Orange or Blue is an extra $21 a month, or $27 a month extra added to the Orange + Blue plan.

Disclaimers

First month 50% discount offer: Available to new customers upon account activation. One per customer. Must provide email address and credit card. After one month, you will be billed for Sling monthly at the everyday price unless you go online to cancel. Your account will be authorized to receive programming upon your first login.

Chromecast device offer: Available to new and eligible former customers upon account activation. One per customer and cannot be combined. Must provide email address and credit card. Must pre-pay for service. Limit one device per Sling TV account. Not available with free trial. Not available in Puerto Rico. Offer not available for customers using Amazon Pay.

AirTV Mini and HD Antenna device offers: One per customer and cannot be combined. Must provide email address and credit card. Must pre-pay for two months of service. New customers only. Limit one device per Sling TV account. Not available with free trial. Not available in Puerto Rico. After two months, your credit card will be charged monthly for applicable subscription until you cancel your service.

AirTV 2 and AirTV Anywhere device offers: One per customer and cannot be combined. Must provide email address and credit card. Must pre-pay for three months of service. New customers only. Limit one device per Sling TV account. Not available with free trial. Not available in Puerto Rico. After three months, your credit card will be charged monthly for applicable subscription until you cancel your service.

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