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How to Watch Sling TV on an LG Smart TV

Watch Sling on LG TV

How to Watch Sling TV on an LG Smart TV

Key Points

  • Sling TV is a subscription-based streaming service that offers sports, news, movies, and more as a monthly package.
  • Sling TV offers two main packages: Orange and Blue, with over 30 channels each starting at $40 a month.
  • Most LG Smart TVs come with Sling TV pre-installed, but older models may require an external streaming device like Roku or Amazon Fire to access the app.
  • Sling TV features popular networks such as ESPN, NFL Network, Disney Channel, TBS, CNN, HGTV, and more.

Super Bowl season is upon us, and despite freezing temperatures (looking at you, Buffalo), it’s gearing up to be a good championship. However, if you aren’t paying for traditional cable, where are you going to watch the game? Here’s your answer: Sling TV on your LG smart TV. 

With dozens of traditional channels, it’s the streaming service that acts like cable. So whether you’re looking for sports, news, or cartoons, you’ll want to load up this app. Here’s how to do it.

What Is Sling TV?

With subscription-based streaming platforms quickly outdating traditional television, what could happen to your favorite channels? Sling TV tries to bridge the gap, offering sports, news, movies, and more as a monthly package. It allows you to pay only for the channels you watch, with no contracts.

Sling TV offers two main packages: Orange and Blue. They come with over 30 channels each and start at $40 a month. When compared to other services, such as traditional cable, Sling TV offers incredible value.

For those who prefer to watch Live TV, such as ESPN, Fox News, and other networks, this streaming service is hard to beat. Plus if you own an LG Smart TV, you can access your favorite shows right from the home screen.

Does My LG Smart TV Have Sling TV?

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Press the home icon on your remote and then select the LG Content Store tile to search for Sling TV.

As one of the most prevalent streaming apps available, most smart televisions come with Sling TV pre-installed. However, it’s worth checking if your particular model has it. This is particularly relevant if you own an older model.

To determine if you can watch Sling TV on your LG Smart TV, go to your LG Content Store (you’ll find this at the end of your list of apps). Using the search function, type in “Sling TV.” If it shows up, you should be able to install it by clicking its icon.

You can also check compatibility by:

How to Watch Sling TV on an LG Smart TV

Now, if your LG Smart TV has Sling TV, there are very few steps to use it. To get started:

  1. With your television on, press the Home button on your remote
  2. Select the search tab
  3. Type “Sling TV” using the keyboard (or text-to-speech if it’s available)
  4. Select the Sling TV app when it comes up
  5. Log in (or sign up) to your Sling account
  6. Scroll through your channels to find your desired show.

Alternatively, you can scroll through your list of apps on the home screen. Simply press the Home button on your remote and press the Down button until you locate the Sling TV icon.

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You can find Sling TV on your LG Smart TV Home screen

However, if you own an older LG smart TV model, you may not have access to the app. If this is the case, don’t fret; you can still use Sling TV via an external streaming device such as Roku or Amazon Fire:

  1. Connect the streaming device via HDMI
  2. With your TV on, change the frequency to the HDMI channel associated with the streaming devices.
  3. Follow the instructions on the screen to set up the streaming device
  4. With the device set up, use its interface (e.g. the Roku library) to download Sling TV
  5. Select the app
  6. Log in (or sign up) to your Sling account
  7. Scroll through your channels to find your desired show.

I Can’t Find the Sling TV App

If you followed the steps and couldn’t find Sling TV on your LG Smart TV, you first need to check if it’s available on your device. Follow the instructions above to determine if it’s compatible with your television. If it shows up, promptly download the app.

I Don’t Have Access to Sling TV

If you’ve searched for the app and nothing came up, which is likely if you have an older television, Sling TV may not be available. Continue with the second set of instructions from above.

What Channels Are on Sling TV?

If you’re trying to watch the NFL playoffs and the Super Bowl this year, there’s no better streaming platform than Sling TV. The Orange Package comes with ESPN, and the Blue Package comes with the NFL Network.

However, these aren’t the only channels worth subscribing for. Sling TV features many popular networks, including:

  • Disney Channel
  • TBS
  • CNN
  • HGTV
  • History Channel 
  • Food Network
  • MSNBC
  • Fox News
  • Discovery Channel
  • National Geographic
  • Plus over 100 other channels

Frequently Asked Questions

What does Sling TV cost per month?

Sling TV offers two subscription plans starting at $40 per month. From your basic plan, you can add additional channels for and extra payment.

What is the downside of Sling TV?

While Sling TV is great for watching national sports and news, it offers a low number of local networks.

What channels does Sling TV get?

Sling TV provides access to several major networks, including Disney Channel, TBS, CNN, Fox News, History, Channel, National Geographic, and more.

What is the easiest way to watch Sling TV on my LG smart TV?

Go to your LG Content Store, search for Sling TV, and then install it by clicking its icon.

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