Release List Reviews Shop Join News DVD Giveaways Video Games Advertise
DVD Reviews | Theatrical Reviews | Price Search Buy Stuff Here
DVD Talk
DVD Reviews DVD Talk Headlines HD Reviews


Add to My Yahoo! - RSS 2.0 - RSS 2.0 - DVD Talk Podcast RSS -


Go Back   DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > Streaming Talk

Streaming Talk The Place to talk about streaming video and audio

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-23-15, 09:12 AM   #101
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
joeblow69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Palm Springs
Posts: 6,121
Re: Dish's Sling TV - Streaming TV

One thing I noticed during my 7 day trial ... it appears everyone gets the East Coast feed. So me, being on the west coast, end up with live TV where all the shows are on wonky times. Basically means that when I normally watch adult swim at night, they are playing the crappier adult swim programming that they put on LATE at night
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-15, 07:20 PM   #102
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 35,754
Re: Dish's Sling TV - Streaming TV

Bloomberg is now in the base package and two new Latin packages (one for telenovelas, the other for sports) have been added.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-15, 10:32 AM   #103
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,523
Re: Dish's Sling TV - Streaming TV

Does anyone know how to add HBO now that the trial period has expired? There is seemingly no way to do in-app. I e-mailed Sling support & they didn't seem to know. They told me to ask Amazon since I subscribed via them for the Fire stick, but I can't get any info from them. The e-mail on the 1 month trial said they would send another e-mail with instructions on how to add before the trial period ended, but I never recieved.

I can't believe they make it this difficult to buy add ons!
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-15, 10:42 AM   #104
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 35,754
Re: Dish's Sling TV - Streaming TV

I'm not sure, maybe they're ironing out the kinks still, I know I had a similar issue initially too but now mine works correctly:

  Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-15, 05:28 PM   #105
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,523
Re: Dish's Sling TV - Streaming TV

Well, I finally got someone at Amazon & apparently there is no way to upgrade your service. You have to cancel & re-subscribe. But the catch is, you have to wait for your current subscription to run out before you can re-sign. So it's Sunday & I still have my old sub, now way to me to watch Game of Thrones tonight.

What a ridiculous mess for such a wonky service. I decided to ditch Sling & get my HBO through Apple TV. So now not only do I save the $20 for the basic commerical infested package, but I get HBO in beautiful HD with DD 5.1. Not the smeary, 2.0, stuttering crap I had on Sling.

I guess this service is ok for someone who just wants cheap TV for background, but this certainly didn't work out for my needs.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-15, 06:08 PM   #106
DVD Talk Reviewer
 
Alan Smithee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: USA
Posts: 7,318
Re: Dish's Sling TV - Streaming TV

They STILL haven't gotten 5.1 on it yet? Have they at least gotten the frame rate fixed for any of the non-ESPN channels, not that those channels' audience seems to notice?

I don't see this as "cheap TV"- maybe it's cheap compared to cable, but with all the commercials they show on these channels I don't see why I should have to pay ANYTHING for it. Besides, if you just want background, you've got NowherePorn for free
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-15, 09:07 PM   #107
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 35,754
Re: Dish's Sling TV - Streaming TV

And the series finale of Mad Men seems to have locked them up for me. WTF.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-15, 05:46 PM   #108
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 6,400
Re: Dish's Sling TV - Streaming TV

I've got HBO on my Sling, and with the on demand library, I get every single episode of Game of Thrones. Wonder if I should binge and cancel, or keep it. Decisions, decisions.
__________________
2016 Comedy Challenge
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-15, 10:36 AM   #109
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: NJ
Posts: 1,058
Re: Dish's Sling TV - Streaming TV

Looks like Sling TV added Polaris+ to the basic lineup of shows.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-15, 10:45 AM   #110
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 35,754
Re: Dish's Sling TV - Streaming TV

I don't see it anywhere... and what is it?

Edit: Oh it's listed on their website. Looks like a mix of Maker and G4.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-15, 01:57 PM   #111
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: NJ
Posts: 1,058
Re: Dish's Sling TV - Streaming TV

I can't find it now. It was there this morning but I couldn't select it so maybe it's not ready to be used yet.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-15, 05:42 PM   #112
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 35,754
Re: Dish's Sling TV - Streaming TV

It's up on the Roku app at least, it's showing PAX East stuff right now. Woo, nerds.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-15, 09:01 PM   #113
Senior Member
 
Meathead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Snowtown, USA
Posts: 498
Re: Dish's Sling TV - Streaming TV

It was there earlier on FireTV but then started getting error 2-4 scrolling past it. Now it's totally gone after I restarted the app.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-15, 06:36 AM   #114
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 6,400
Re: Dish's Sling TV - Streaming TV

I'm not sure if it's in the basic package, or the movie package, but I noticed last night, TCM has been added to Sling TV.
__________________
2016 Comedy Challenge
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-15, 09:20 AM   #115
Senior Member
 
Meathead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Snowtown, USA
Posts: 498
Re: Dish's Sling TV - Streaming TV

Quote:
Originally Posted by shadokitty View Post
I'm not sure if it's in the basic package, or the movie package, but I noticed last night, TCM has been added to Sling TV.
It's on the Hollywood Extra tier with Epix.

Polaris+ is back on now (on the Standard tier).
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-15, 05:44 PM   #116
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 35,754
Re: Dish's Sling TV - Streaming TV

Neat

The Hollywood Extra tier has been worth the $5 for me, I like having random movies like Catching Fire and Skeleton Twins pop up in the background.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-15, 05:20 PM   #117
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 552
Re: Dish's Sling TV - Streaming TV

How well does Sling tv work on the Xbox One? Any buffering issues? If I can't get a new deal from ATT I am considering going with Sling TV.

My connection speed is 18 MBPS. However I might switch Internet to Brighthouse for 35 MBPS
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-15, 09:57 PM   #118
Senior Member
 
Meathead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Snowtown, USA
Posts: 498
Re: Dish's Sling TV - Streaming TV

... and we killed it again tonight @ 9 with the Fear the Walking Dead premiere. Buffering/Catching Up/Blank Screen. Their FB page is littered with complaints. Seriously... if they can't get their service to work properly during peak times then what's the point?!
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-15, 08:04 AM   #119
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 35,754
Re: Dish's Sling TV - Streaming TV

Quote:
Originally Posted by Meathead View Post
... and we killed it again tonight @ 9 with the Fear the Walking Dead premiere. Buffering/Catching Up/Blank Screen. Their FB page is littered with complaints. Seriously... if they can't get their service to work properly during peak times then what's the point?!
Seems to be a nightly occurrence on Adult Swim as well.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-16, 12:56 PM   #120
DVD Talk Hero
 
DJariya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: La Palma, CA
Posts: 46,831
Re: Dish's Sling TV - Streaming TV

http://deadline.com/2016/02/sling-tv...ax-1201700556/

Cinemax now available for those with Sling.

However, it's a little expensive for the budget conscious at $10/month.

Cinemax original shows include:
Banshee (ending this upcoming season)
Outcast (new series)
Quarry (new series)
The Knick
Strike Back ended this past Fall
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-16, 09:04 PM   #121
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
The Questyen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Arizona
Posts: 1,775
Re: Dish's Sling TV - Streaming TV

I signed up for the free trial and have been using it for a couple days on the Xbox One and it runs terribly. I have great internet and have zero problems using HBO Now, Netflix or Hulu. Watching basketball right now and it's buffering every 2-3 minutes. It's pretty much unwatchable.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-16, 10:45 PM   #122
DVD Talk Reviewer
 
Alan Smithee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: USA
Posts: 7,318
Re: Dish's Sling TV - Streaming TV

Have my calendar marked to cancel my trial in a couple more days- had it for 2 months and found nothing at all worth watching on it. Will have to check through the channels at least one more time before it runs out just to see if the quality's gotten any better (or possibly worse.)
__________________
Tell LG Electronics not to kill home 3D!
https://www.change.org/p/lg-electron...ion-reason_msg

Tell Samsung to bring it back too! https://www.change.org/p/contactus-s...agship-4k-tv-s
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-16, 08:40 AM   #123
DVD Talk Legend
 
Ky-Fi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Cape Ann, Massachusetts
Posts: 10,708
Re: Dish's Sling TV - Streaming TV

Huh, I'm just finishing up my 7-day trial, and I'm going to stick with it. I'm on a Roku 2XS, and I haven't had any major buffering issues---although I don't think that I've watched a prime-time NBA game yet.

I do like the channel selection quite a bit, too---it covers most of what I was missing with my local channels-only cable.
__________________
"Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously."
---G.K. Chesterton "When all that says 'it is good' has been debunked, what says 'I want' remains."--C.S. Lewis.
Atlantica Vox on FB
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-16, 02:14 PM   #124
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: NJ
Posts: 1,058
Re: Dish's Sling TV - Streaming TV

The only time I have any problems is during the first showing of the night of Fear the Walking Dead or the Walking Dead episodes. Other than that I have never really had a problem with Sling.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-16, 05:53 AM   #125
Senior Member
 
Meathead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Snowtown, USA
Posts: 498
Re: Dish's Sling TV - Streaming TV

Quote:
Originally Posted by JCWBobC View Post
The only time I have any problems is during the first showing of the night of Fear the Walking Dead or the Walking Dead episodes. Other than that I have never really had a problem with Sling.
This was a big reason I got Sling (for AMC) and the main reason I dropped it. If they can't handle streaming during prime viewing hours then it's not worth it to me.

Their technical support was a joke. The "fix" seemed to be uninstall the app and reinstall it... Like I'm supposed to have to do that in the middle of TWD?
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:36 AM.


Copyright 2011 DVDTalk.com All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0