How to Get a Sling TV Free Trial [without a credit card]

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It has never been easier to get Sling TV’s free trial.

Like most streaming services they offer free trials for new subscribers. The downside is that it lasts for only 7 days!

Boo I hear you cry. So you best get comfy and let the free TV commence!

After binge-watching endless shows on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, HBO Max and even Disney Plus, you probably feel like you’ve run out of options. Sling offers you over 40,000 movies and TV shows to watch!

Where can you go wrong with free trials? Hardly never right?

If you’re just about ready to give up on Disney plus, Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon, we can help you out.

In this article, we’ll teach you how to subscribe to the 7 day FREE Sling trial and who knows, you might love it so much you’ll decide to upgrade permanently!

How to Get Sling TV Free Trial [Key Points]

1: Go to www.sling.com Click the “Watch 7 days FREE” button on Sling homepage

2: Register your Sling live TV account by filling your email address and password.

3: Select the package you want to start with: Sling Orange, Sling Blue, or Sling Blue + Combo. We’ll get into the package plans details later.

4: Select any extra channels you want to add like News extra, Sports Extra, Lifestyle Extra, etc. There’s a whole ton of channels you can choose from along with premium Cinemax, HBO, Starz, Epix, and Showtime. Finally, select your language preference.

5: Enter your credit card information. The way the free trial works is it will automatically charge your credit card once the trial has ended. In this case, set a reminder seven days from now to cancel your subscription once your trial ends. Don’t worry, we’ll teach you how to cancel your Sling TV account too.

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What Channels are Included with Sling TV free trials?

Sling hosts a wide variety of live TV channels, but this depends on the package plan you choose on your free trial. Each package plan will give you access to a certain number of channels starting with Sling Orange.

Sling Package Plan: Orange – 30 channels

Sling Package Plan: Blue – 45 channels

Sling Package Plan: Blue + Combo – 50 channels

Both the Sling TV Orange and Blue package plans will cost you $30 per month while the Sling TV Blue + Combo will cost you $45 per month.

Apart from these channels, here are a few premiums, extras, and add-ons you also have access to with Sling free trial:

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Sling offers lots of great content to watch

Premiums

  1. Science, tech, mystery, and nature documentaries by Discovery Channel
  2. STARZ including STARZ West, Edge, Encore, Kids & Family, Comedy, along with some of the best series such as Outlander and Spartacus
  3. SHOWTIME including famous award-winning shows such as Shameless and Homeland
  4. EPIX including favorite all-timers like War of the Worlds and Rocket man

Extras

  1. Sports Extra – ESPNU, ESPNEWS, NBA TV, SEC NETWORK, Motorsport TV, Stadium, Outside Television, and so much more!
  2. Lifestyle Extra – DIY, Hallmark Channel, Vibrant, Cooking Channel, Afro, FYI, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, etc.
  3. Comedy Extra – Spike, CMT, MTV2, MTV, Logo, GSN, TV Land
  4. Kids Extra – Nick Jr., Boomerang, Sling Kids, TeenNick, Disney Junior. NickToons, Disney XD
  5. News Extra – RT Network, Weather Nation, Euronews, BBC World News, TheBlaze, CGTN, HLN.

You’ll have access to much more, including Hollywood Extra and even Cloud DVR, allowing you to save TV shows on a variety of supported devices. You watch Sling TV on the following media streamers:

  • Roku
  • Android TV
  • Amazon Fire TV Stick
  • Apple TV
  • Chromecast
  • Xbox One
  • Air TV
  • Oculus
  • Tivo Stream
  • LG TV (pre-loaded with Sling TV)

What Makes Sling TV Different?

Sling TV is comparable to large streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, etc., but really it’s direct competitors are YouTube TV, AT&T, and Philo.

Sling is essentially a cable streaming service that allows you to watch live and on-demand channels, except 1.) you don’t need a satellite dish, and 2.) you can stream Sling through a media streamer like Apple television or Roku.

Sling’s free trial is also essentially shorter than what others offer. Hulu and Netflix, for example, provide a 1-month free trial.

YouTube television also provides a 1-month free trial, while Philo only offers a two-day free trial.

Most of all, Sling’s free trial allows you to even try their highest package plan, which is unlike what most cable & streaming services offer in their free trial service.

It’s also worth noting that Sling’s price is relatively lower than most cable services. While AT&T and Philo price their services at $20 and $15 per month respectively, both these cable services don’t offer sports channels such as ESPN and Fox Sports.

One reason for Sling is so cheap is because it carries only a few local channels, although this may appear as a downside to some.

Is It Hard to Find Shows to Watch?

Sling’s interface is very much similar to Netflix, so you won’t have as much difficulty scrolling through the channels compared to traditional cable service.

One way to test this out for yourself is to try their seven-day free trial. After all, a 7-day free trial should give you plenty of time to see whether you want to proceed for their Orange or Blue package plan.

Sling’s interface also shows thumbnail images of shows and on-demand content. In addition, you can choose your favorite shows and will make up one of the categories in your grid for easier access.

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Kick back relax and enjoy Sling TV

How Do I Cancel My Free Sling Trial Subscription?

After using Sling’s 7-day free trial and decide you want to stop using their service, here are the steps to take to cancel your subscription:

1: Log in to your Sling account @ www.sling.com

2: Head over to the Account Settings Page

3: You’ll find “Cancel Subscription” under Communication Preferences. Once you do, click on “Cancel Subscription.”

4: You’ll be prompted with a message box asking you your reason for cancelling.

5: Select “Cancel My Subscription.”

6: Sling will send you a confirmation email and let you know how to restart your service if you want to

Can I Subscribe to Sling’s Free Trial More than Once?

Sling’s 7-day free trial is a one-time service offer. After you’ve used your free trial, you won’t be able to have access to any more free trials.

Is Sling TV Worth It?

For a budget-friendly price and access to a vast amount of live channel extras and add-ons to choose from, we can say Sling is worth the price.

Sling strikes a fair deal and allows you to customize your subscription that most cable services don’t offer. Not to mention it’s inclusive of DVR and hosts compatibility for a lot of streaming devices.

We feel Sling would be a great fit for a lot of people, but we suggest taking advantage of the Sling TV free trial offer, so you get a better feel of the channels from your own perspective.

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