Even with the growing number of over-the-top (OTT) streaming services, the granddaddy of them all still manages to reign supreme. Sling TV has been able to keep its vaunted position as one of the best cable-free streaming options for cord-cutters. What’s more, not only is the service far cheaper than your standard cable package, but there are a number of Sling TV deals for devices and channel packages available.
If you’re still on the fence about Sling TV or thinking of switching from your current OTT service to this one, this guide may help you make that decision. Below, you’ll find more information on:
- What Sling TV is and how it works
- The best current deals for Sling TV, including offers, coupon codes, and discounts
- Where to find more deals in the future
Sling TV is what’s known as an over-the-top streaming service. Sling offers a variety of channels normally only found through traditional cable TV subscriptions, but for a much lower price. Unlike a traditional cable TV subscription, you can get Sling TV without a long-term commitment. Instead, you can pay month-to-month and avoid incurring any kind of penalty for ending your service. And because Sling TV works through an app or a web browser, you’re also not tied to any specific equipment that you need to purchase or rent from the company.
The benefit of Sling TV is in what’s known as its “a la carte” channel options. Sling offers 3 channel packages that mix and match some of the most popular cable networks. Prices for these packages range in monthly price from $20 to $40 per month and offer from 30 to 50 channels. You can also pick and choose from additional channel options, such as more sports channels, movie channels, kids TV, an additional lineup of comedy networks, and more.
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As stated, there are many ways to access Sling TV. Once you’ve created an account, you can load up streams straight from your web browser. If you’re using Windows 10, there’s also an app available for the operating system. What’s more, Sling TV works on a host of devices through different applications available through app stores. For all devices, downloading the app is always free.
That brings us to the deals. Before purchasing Sling TV, you may want to avail yourself of the many deals and offers the company provides to new users.
Sling TV Free Trial
Most streaming services will now provide a free trial. And most are following in Sling TV’s footsteps with that as well. Anyone who signs up to Sling TV will immediately qualify for the company’s 7-Day free trial.
There’s nothing special you’ll need to do to get the free trial. This is applied automatically upon signing up for the service in most cases. Sling TV, and all other streaming services for that matter offer the trial period as a complimentary service to give customers the option to try before they buy. Although you will need to provide your payment information upon initial sign-up, Sling TV doesn’t bill for the first month until after the 7-day trial period has ended. Canceling your account any time during that period means you won’t have your credit card billed.
Do note, however, that some of the discount deals may void the 7-day free trial.
We recommend that you do not sign up until you’ve explored the discounts and coupon codes below. You can decide whether a device deal is better for you, especially if it voids the 7-day free trial.
Discounts and Coupon Codes
Unfortunately, for Sling TV you’re not likely to find any discounts on the base service packages. You can, however, find discounts on streaming devices and add-on channel packages. We’ll split this section into those two areas to make things a bit easier for you to sift through.
Device discounts and deals
Sling TV regularly offers discounts on various streaming devices. In the past, the company has offered deals on Rokus, Apple TVs, digital antennas, and Amazon Fire TV devices.
Here are some of the best current device offers available from the company:
Sling is currently promoting a deal to get a free Roku Express when you prepay for 2 months of service. If you purchase Sling Orange, that means you’ll only need to pay $40. As the Roku retails for $29.99, you’ll be saving a large chunk of change if you need a dedicated streaming device.
If you need a streaming device with a bit more power, the Roku Ultra is going to get it for you. Normally $99, Sling TV offers this device with a rather hefty $50 discount. You’ll need to prepay for 3 months of Sling TV service to get access to this discount. You will also void your 7-day free trial. However, you will save a good amount of money on a normally pricey streaming device.
If you decide to prepay for 3 months of Sling TV service, you get the AirTV Player and Adapter Bundle for a rather large discount. This bundle normally costs $129. As with the other options, you can enjoy this option but will need to forgo the 7-day free trial to get it.
What is the AirTV Player and Adapter?
AirTV is an over-the-air (OTA) streaming device, designed to work in conjunction with a digital antenna and an adapter, like the one included with the Sling TV bundle. AirTV allows you to watch local OTA channels in HD quality, and broadcast those channels to other locations in your home as well. However, AirTV also allows you to watch streaming services through dedicated apps for the device. That includes Netflix, and of course, Sling TV. By combining Sling TV with an OTA device like AirTV, you’ll be able to get far more channels for less than if you were using just Sling TV or AirTV alone.
If you do choose to go this route, note that you’ll need an OTA antenna to make the whole system work. The required antenna does not come with the bundle. However…
If you’re planning to prepay for 3 months of Sling for the AirTV Player and Adapter Bundle, consider the Ultimate Cord-Cutter Bundle. Particularly if you do not already have an OTA antenna, this bundle includes everything you need to get Sling TV working with the AirTV Player. Through this option, you’ll get the AirTV Player, the Adapter, and an easy-to-setup RCA HDTV Indoor Antenna.
Given these items normally cost $175, it represents the best deal available for those looking to sign up to Sling TV and want to fully cut the cord. You won’t get to enjoy the free trial with this one, but the notable device savings more than make up for it.
If all you need is the RCA HDTV Indoor Antenna, Sling also offers the antenna for free if you prepay for two months. The antenna normally costs $44.99, which is certainly not chump change for those looking for a new digital antenna. You’ll lose the 7-day free trial, but you’ll save a money in return.
Add-on Service Coupon Codes
Sling TV’s add-on packages are one of its hidden gems. The company offers over 60 additional streaming bundle add-ons, which is where the service really earns its “a la carte” moniker. Prices for these bundles range from just $5 each to $18. You can even pay an additional $5 per month to get access to Sling TV’s Cloud DVR service, allowing you to record shows and games you might have missed otherwise.
As Sling TV is eager to get new sign-ups to the add-on services, you can find coupon codes for a handful of these add-on channel packages.
*Note: To use these coupon codes, you will first need to sign up to a Sling TV account. Then, go to your account settings and select “Redeem Promo Code.” Then, enter the code you want to apply the respective discounts to your service.
Here are some noteworthy and working coupon codes as of April 8th, 2018:
$20 Off Various Indian International Channel Packages
Use code: SLINGTAMIL
This code will work for all of the following add-on packages: Telugu Mini, Hindi Mini, and Tamil Mini. Each of these packages normally costs $5/month. The coupon code is equivalent to 4 free months of any one of these add-on channel packages.
$50 Off Annual Plan for Telugu
Use code: TeluguAnnual
This code will work specifically for those who have signed up to a year’s worth of the Telugu Mini add-on package. This coupon code is worth 10 months of Telugu Mini, which comes with 9 channels.
$50 Off Annual Plan for Tamil
Use code: TamilAnnual
This code will work with the Tamil Mini add-on package for those who have signed up for a year’s worth of the service. It will give you 10 months free based on the normal $5 per month price for Tamil Mini. The Tamil Mini add-on package comes with 11 channels.
Channel-based coupon codes change regularly. We recommend using this link to RetailMeNot to check for more deals.
Channel deals can also be obtained by signing up for Sling TV using special links. These links aren’t always openly advertised on the company’s website, so they sometimes require a bit of digging around to locate. We’ve done some of that work for you!
Here are some notable special offers that will give you discounted channel options upon sign-up.
Sling TV offers 3 different Brazilian channel packages as a core service. The packages range from 15+ channels to over 30 channels and range in price from $40 per month to $70 per month. Using the above link will get you any of those packages at a 40% discount when you sign up for a new Sling TV subscription.
Sling’s special Hindi service option is available through the above link. You can get their Hindi lineup of channels at 40% off if you prepay for 3 months on a new Sling TV subscription. Sling’s Hindi option has 3 packages that range in price from $50 per month to $100 per month, and offer from 25 to 65+ channels.
Sling TV offers an array of Arabic channels through a special streaming package. You can get 50% off your service deal if you sign up for a yearlong subscription. Sling TV will also throw in a free Roku Express when you sign up. The annual subscription for Arabic Mosaic comes with 115+ channels
If that’s too much of a commitment, however, you can still sign prepay for 3 months and get 40% off of Arabic Mosaic using the same above link.
Where to Find Sling TV Deals and Promo Codes
If you want to stay up on the latest Sling TV deals and promo codes for future savings, there are several sources you might want to check out.
1. Your Sling TV account page
Sling TV often lists various deals from your user account page. This is one good place to check to see if there are any deals Sling TV might be offering for both new and current users.
The website RetailMeNot is an excellent option for anyone looking to keep up on coupon codes, especially for channel packages, and other discounts. RetailMeNot sorts these by popularity, new codes, and expiring codes. You can also see which codes are unpopular, which is usually an indication that they probably don’t work.
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