Sling TV has been around since 2015, and it has attracted over 2.5 million users throughout the United States. However, while the channel lineup is impressive and subscription packages are affordable, there's the question of simultaneous streams.
The fact how many devices you can use to access the service at the same time is among the deciding factors when choosing a streaming service. This guide focuses on what Sling TV offers in this area. Here's what to know about Sling TV simultaneous streams in 2023!
How many simultaneous streams are available on Sling TV?
The short answer is you can watch Sling TV on up to four devices simultaneously, but the platform has a complex approach to parallel streaming. The actual device number depends on the package you choose.
Users can pick from the following three options:
- Subscribe to the Sling Orange package and get only one simultaneous stream. This tier's channel selection and partnership agreements don't support streaming on multiple devices.
- Get the Sling Blue package that supports three parallel streams. It's a better option, but the channel selection differs from the Orange package.
- Subscribe to a Sling Orange + Blue combo and get four simultaneous streams. You get all channels included in both packages, and the platform considers this as if you applied for two separate subscriptions. The rules for separate packages are to be followed here. So, you can watch Blue channels on up to three streams, but only one device can watch Orange stations simultaneously.
Is it possible to pay extra for more streams?
Sling TV Blue offers a decent deal for an entire household. Three streams would cover you in most cases. But what about Orange channels that support only one stream? You might be wondering if it's possible to pay to unlock additional devices.
The answer is no. Sling TV doesn't allow additional streams to those already offered. You'll have to work with what's available and see if that fits your expectations.
Can you stream Sling TV on different devices?
Sling TV has impressive device support. A single account is enough to use simultaneous streams with subscriptions that support that option. The platform supports Android, Samsung, LG, and other smart TVs. You can watch Sling TV on Roku, Vizio, and other media streaming players.
Smartphones and tablets using Android and iOS are also supported. The only condition is your device should still have official support from the developers. Otherwise, you might not get the latest updates, preventing you from using the service. Many other devices, such as Apple TV, Air TV, and Xbox, are also suitable for watching Sling TV.
What can you watch on Sling TV?
Regardless of the subscription tier, you get access to 30+ basic Sling TV channels. The list includes TNT, CNN, Bloomberg TV, Travel Channel, etc.
If you pick the Sling Blue package, you receive roughly 10 other channels. Sports fans will appreciate the NFL Network and FS1. The lineup includes NBC, TLC, National Geographic, Fox, etc. With the combination Sling Orange + Blue package, you’ll get access to all 45+ channels across both packages.
You can also pay extra to unlock additional channels. Check out the entire Sling TV lineup in our dedicated guide.
Aneeca Younas • Author
Aneeca Younas is a graduated journalist with years of experience writing in different niches based in Oakland, CA. She is a huge movie fan that also enjoys watching sports. That's why she spends hours daily using various streaming services. Over the years, Aneeca profiled herself as an expert in cable-free and VOD platforms.
Lisa Holden • Editor
Lisa Holden is an editor and creative based in Houston, TX. Lisa holds a BA in African-American Studies from Temple University and has spent her career working in news publications and magazines, even founding a magazine herself. When she’s not editing or working on one of her many creative endeavors (whenever that is), she enjoys traveling to new places and biking on sunny days.