Sling TV launched in 2015 and is one of the oldest internet TV services out there. If you have questions about the price of Sling TV in 2019, you’re in the right place. In this article, we’ll discuss Sling TV’s costs, its history of price hikes, paid add-ons and extra fees, and everything else you need to know. Let’s get into it now. 

How Much Does Sling TV Cost?

Currently, Sling TV is available in two packages, called “Sling Orange” and “Sling Blue.” Both packages have different channels, but cost $25/month each. You can also combine both of these packages with the Sling Orange + Blue package for $40/month. If you’re not sure which package is right for you or want to learn more about the features of each one, you can take a look at our full Sling TV review for more information.

Sling Orange
Free Roku Deal
$25.00/ month

34 channels

ESPN

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1 simultaneous stream.

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Sling Blue
Free Roku Deal$25.00/ month

49 channels

ESPN

Free Roku Express

3 simultaneous streams

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Sling Orange + Blue
Free Roku Deal
$40.00/ month

56 channels

ESPN

Free Roku Express

4* simultaneous streams

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* You get 1 stream for Sling Orange channels and up to 3 simultaneous streams for Sling Blue channels.

When Was the Last Time Sling TV Raised Its Prices? 

Surprisingly, Sling TV raised its prices only once since it was first established in 2015. The Sling Orange package, which includes ESPN and some other top channels, increased in price from $20/month to $25/month in August 2018. 

So far, this is the only price hike that Sling TV has had. It’s still a great, low-cost alternative to cable TV. However, given that most other internet TV services have hiked their prices in the last year or so, it would not surprise us to see Sling TV do the same in the near future.

Does Sling TV Have Any Paid Add-Ons?

Yes. For one thing, you don’t get a free DVR with Sling TV. You’ll have to pay $5 to unlock a 50-hour cloud DVR. It’s not exactly a hidden fee, but it would be nice if the DVR was included in the cost of your subscription.

In addition to that, Sling TV has an “a la carte” business model, which allows you to add dozens of individual channels and packages to your subscription for an additional fee. For a full lineup of these channels, you can check out this article.

Does Sling TV Have Extra Hidden Fees?

No. Unlike with a traditional cable or satellite subscription, Sling TV does not have any extra fees for things like equipment rental, installation, or when you want to cancel your contract. All of the costs for your subscription are clearly shown when you sign up, and there are no extra fees.

Does Sling TV Offer a Free Trial for New Users?

Yes. You can try Sling TV for free for a week, and see if you like the service. To get signed up, you can just head to its website, choose the package you want, and enter your credit card details. Your card will not be charged until your trial is over, so make sure to cancel it before 7 days are up, or you will be charged for a full month’s subscription.

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Eric Liston is a freelance writer and tech enthusiast based in Ohio, specializing in internet security, cord-cutting, and more.