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Old 02-15-16, 10:55 AM   #126
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Re: Dish's Sling TV - Streaming TV

They have big issues during Adult Swim on a near nightly basis, it's annoying.
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Old 02-15-16, 06:13 PM   #127
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I dropped it a month or so ago. Wasn't using it too much, and would cut out or get choppy during the main times I would use it (Mad Men, Walking Dead).
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Old 04-23-16, 02:27 PM   #128
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I have now dropped this for the 2nd and last time. The only reason I re-subbed was so I could watch Banshee on Cinemax for the 2 months it's on. But it's so un-watchable that I'd rather skip it altogether.

I'm an all streaming guy so I've got them all. But this is in a class by itself. Clunky software that makes if difficult to even channel surf. Then if you land on a channel the picture quality fluctuates wildly between 'meh' and 'Real Player circa 2002'. That is, when it's not buffering & stops altogether.

Good idea I guess, but man this service needs some work.
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Old 04-25-16, 09:37 AM   #129
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Currently finishing up another "trial" run. Seems to work well, but I won't pay for it. When I had 18 MB Internet, it was a mess. My service now is 60 MB and it runs fine, but Jesus, no one should NEED that speed for streaming.
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Old 04-25-16, 10:13 AM   #130
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Currently finishing up another "trial" run. Seems to work well, but I won't pay for it. When I had 18 MB Internet, it was a mess. My service now is 60 MB and it runs fine, but Jesus, no one should NEED that speed for streaming.
It only uses 5mbps, you may of just had an inconsistent signal with your ISP, or Sling (One of the reasons I switched to Playstation Vue was my inability to watch Adult Swim of all things. It would freeze and drop constantly around the same time every night). I think that their buffering also just isn't up to par yet (of course, that would cause a Live TV time delay)
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Old 04-25-16, 11:19 AM   #131
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I'm an all streaming guy so I've got them all. But this is in a class by itself. Clunky software that makes if difficult to even channel surf.
Oh yeah the menus and navigation are awful.
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Old 04-25-16, 11:19 AM   #132
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I picked it up again to get the Final Four games... It was working for the most part, including the 1st two episodes of Fear the Walking Dead (but that could be it's not popular enough anymore to be an issue). It was terrible in the hour leading up to the GoT premiere last night. They still can't handle peak viewing times. I was getting dropouts and bandwidth down to .3MB/s. I ran a Speedtest from another device at the same time and got full speed to servers hundreds of miles away. It's Sling's crappy service not my internet. At least the free trial of HBONOW worked flawlessly for the GoT premiere.

They've now added an additional service that gives 3 streams plus FOX,FS1,Nat Geo, FX in place of ESPN/2, Disney, FreeForm and something else. They can't even get 1 stream working properly...

I'm dropping again when the month is up.
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Old 04-25-16, 02:55 PM   #133
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The new Sling TV beta package has multiple streams but no Disney or kids channels.

HBO Now wouldn't work at all last night when I tried to sign up as it kept looping back to the renew screen. According to a lot of people on Facebook they all had the same problem. On Sling it blacked out every few seconds and all they said was to close the app and go back into it, which didn't solve anything.
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Old 04-27-16, 07:21 AM   #134
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The new Sling TV beta package has multiple streams but no Disney or kids channels.

HBO Now wouldn't work at all last night when I tried to sign up as it kept looping back to the renew screen. According to a lot of people on Facebook they all had the same problem. On Sling it blacked out every few seconds and all they said was to close the app and go back into it, which didn't solve anything.
Yeah they swapped out the Disney channels (including ESPN) for the Fox Channels. If you want both it's $39.98/mo and an even more clunky interface. But at this price... might as well go back to cable.

I couldn't sign up for HBO Now directly via my Amazon Fire TV. I called HBO Now's support and they had me sign up thru Apple/iTunes and then sign in on the Fire TV. Apparently there are issues (even if you are able to sign up) with the account via Amazon. I had no issues streaming the GoT premiere.
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Old 05-01-16, 05:16 PM   #135
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I have now dropped this for the 2nd and last time. The only reason I re-subbed was so I could watch Banshee on Cinemax for the 2 months it's on. But it's so un-watchable that I'd rather skip it altogether.

I'm an all streaming guy so I've got them all. But this is in a class by itself. Clunky software that makes if difficult to even channel surf. Then if you land on a channel the picture quality fluctuates wildly between 'meh' and 'Real Player circa 2002'. That is, when it's not buffering & stops altogether.

Good idea I guess, but man this service needs some work.
I couldn't even log in to reactivate my account. I then launched the app on my Roku and found out why... my account email was changed to DM (plus some numbers) before my email address. And there isn't anywhere to update your email.
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Old 05-21-16, 10:18 AM   #136
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So I've had Sling for about 3 months now with my Roku, and I love it.

I don't have superfast internet, so I have to make sure I have no other devices accessing, but when I do that I rarely get any problems. Once in a while the video quality drops down a notch, but a few seconds later it usually goes back to HD. I have cable for the local channels, and Sling gives me just the additional stuff I was looking for: weeknight sports with the ESPN channels, AMC for their originals, and a couple movie channels---especially El Rey, that plays the kind of movies I like.

This was pretty much exactly what I was looking for, and it works great. And compared to dealing with cable companies, this part was astounding: they told me what channels I'd get, they said it would be $19.99 a month----and I actually get those channels, and my bill is actually $19.99 a month.
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Old 05-26-16, 08:51 PM   #137
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I am trying it again, and it is running faster and smoother than it ever did for me before.
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Old 07-02-16, 10:12 AM   #138
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Sling has added Comedy Central and BBC America to its basic lineup, and now it's also offering all the Fox and NBC (including sports) networks on other packages. It seems they're getting some regional sports networks, as well.

https://www.sling.com/
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Old 06-16-17, 09:29 PM   #139
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Just wanted to let wrestling fans know that Axis TV on Sling airs NJPW from this year and will be having 2 live shows in July. They are advertising a G1 special from California on July 1st & 7th.
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Old 06-17-17, 10:52 AM   #140
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Their customer service and support continues to be abysmal. I was on the legacy blue pricing ($19.99). In April I made an change to the extras then when my account cycled I lost the entire base package (only had the extras). They did get the rest of the channels back that day and said it was a system issue. After weeks of waiting for my account to be straightened out (and several emails that it would be fixed) I came to find out they discontinued legacy pricing in April. No notice to subscribers or their technical department (as that was the issue with losing the base channels).

Their support is so bad they were telling me the legacy pricing was still valid (and would be fixed) and it was discontinued in support emails... at the exact same time.
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Old 06-17-17, 10:56 AM   #141
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I subscribed for the past 6 months mainly to have access to Pac-12 Network (I work there and my provider, Directv, doesn't have it)

However, with it being summer now and my work there being on hiatus (no sports in summer), I decided to cancel. I may come back again in the Fall. But, I don't need to spend the extra $25/month right now when I'm paying for Directv. I did see they added cloud DVR capabilities. I was also finding that I have an over-abundance of content to watch.
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