Sling TV free trial: Here's how to try it before signing up

Sling TV app with Conan
Sling TV app with Conan (Image credit: Sling)

Though there used to be a free trial for Sling TV, right now Sling doesn't have one available. However, there are a few excellent deals that new subscribers can snag to lower the cost of becoming a member. Plus, the Sling Free section is still available to let you watch select on-demand content for free without even needing an account!

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Sling TV is easily one of the best live TV streaming services out there right now. Not only is it affordable with plans starting at just $35 per month, but it includes many of the most popular cable channels and local broadcast channels as well. Whether you're a sports fan who can't live without ESPN or someone who's obsessed with HGTV and discovering new ways to reinvent spaces and furniture in your home, Sling TV has you covered.

Though Sling has offered free trials of its service in the past, currently there is no free trial available at Sling. However, there are some great deals for new members to consider — one of which scores you a free AirTV Mini when you pre-pay for two months of Sling.

Another option is to check out the 'Watch Free' section at Sling. There's a selection of content that's completely free to watch even without being a Sling subscriber, including on-demand shows and films as well as a few live TV channels. This is the perfect way to get a feel for how Sling works if you're not willing to subscribe just yet.

Are there any Sling TV deals?

There are always a few Sling TV deals for new subscribers, and they typically give you a free device that makes it easier to stream the service with! Most of these offers ask that you pre-pay for two or three months of Sling in advance. As thanks, you'll receive a free device such as a TiVo Stream 4K or an AirTV Mini. Considering those devices typically cost above $50 themselves, it's a smart way to sign up if you have a TV at home that needs a way to watch.

One of the best Sling TV deals is now available for new subscribers! Today you can score a free AirTV Mini streaming device when you pre-pay for two months of Sling at its regular cost. The AirTV Mini lets you access local channels in your area like CBS, ABC, Fox, and NBC all for free. Alternatively, you can score your first month for only $10 when signing up today.

What plan options are currently offered for Sling TV?

Sling has two base plans which vary slightly in the channels they provide: Sling Blue and Sling Orange. A third plan, Sling Orange + Blue, combines all the channels from the base plans so you don't have to choose between them. Sling Orange is missing channels like SYFY, FX, and TLC while Sling Blue doesn't offer channels like ESPN or Disney Channel. With Sling Orange + Blue you don't have to worry about missing out on anything. Plus, you'll save an additional 25% by signing up for the combined plan.

Sling's plans are affordably priced by keeping the channel list relatively low from the onset, though each plan allows you to add on additional channels which aren't available in the base plans. You can find a pack of additional channels for kids at just $6 more per month or channels like VH1, MTV, Comedy Central, WE TV, GSN, and many more. There are a bunch of channel packs to consider as well as premium movie channels like Showtime and Starz.

Alex Smith
Alex is a graduate from the University of North Florida with a background in sales and merchandising. When he’s not hunting down the next great deals to post on Thrifter, he can be found making music and working on his eBay business.