Can I get a Sling TV free trial right now?

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No longer want to pay the heady prices of cable, but still want to be able to watch live TV? Sling TV is the answer, an IPTV service that offers an affordable alternative to traditional cable packages. Better still, it has been known to offer a Sling TV free trial to new subscribers, spanning anywhere from 3 to 7-days. However, right now you can make the most of its Black Friday streaming deal.

As we detail below, the Sling TV free trial is available at intervals throughout the year, so you could start enjoying thousands of hours of live programming and hit movies for absolutely nothing in the future. While the Sling TV free trial is on hiatus right now, there’s always an enticing money-saving offer available.

Get 50% off your first month of Sling TV (opens in new tab)

Get 50% off your first month of Sling TV (opens in new tab)
Opt for either its Orange or Blue plan (or both) and new and returning customers can currently save 50% off their first month of one of the best streaming services (opens in new tab). That brings the price down from $40 to $20. Or, if you opt for both, it'll cost $27.50 for your first month of both the Blue and Orange packages.

Is there a Sling TV free trial available?

Currently there's no Sling TV free trial on either its Sling Blue or Sling Orange plans. However, while we haven't seen a free trial since March, you can currently save 50% on your first month (opens in new tab).

Detailing some of Sling's other deals below, it's fair to say Sling TV still outdoes some of the other best streaming service where savings are concerned. The Disney Plus free trial has all but been rescinded in all countries, while the HBO Max free trial disappeared six months after its launch. 

While the Sling TV free trial is more touch and go, there is usually some kind of deal available for new and eligible returning customers. Definitely keep your eye out!

What is the cheapest way to get Sling TV without a free trial?

There are a couple of other deals available right now to get the Sling experience on the cheap.

Get a free AirTV and/or HD Atenna when you prepay for your first three months (opens in new tab). This device will allow you to watch free local channels.

Unsure if Sling is your thing? Check out our Sling TV price and packages guide to see how it compares to the other major IPTV providers.

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What can I watch on Sling TV? 

You get a bit of everything with the roster of Sling TV channels available – live sports, kids programming, news, general entertainment, lifestyle and an on-demand library of iconic TV series and films.

A Sling Orange plan leans towards the sports fan and families. Unlike Sling Blue, it has all three ESPN channels, Motortrend, and the child-friendly Disney Channel and Freeform. But the plan offers just 32 channels, which you can only stream from one device at a time.

Alternatively, Sling Blue has around 44 channels, the following of which are exclusive to this plan: Fox News, MSNBC, HLN, and Fox and NBC in select markets (you can check if that includes you here (opens in new tab)); Discovery, E!, Bravo, National Geographic, TLC, SyFy, USA, TruTV, and FX (the later home of the critically-acclaimed Sons of Anarchy); and the NFL Network and NBCSN, so Sling Blue doesn’t mean an absence of sport.

No matter which you pick, your line-up will include A&E, AMC, BET, Cartoon Network, Comedy Central, TNT, Vice, History channel, Food Network, and Nick Jr. And, if you sign up for the $50 Sling Orange + Sling Blue plan, you’ll get ALL of the above. Better yet, you might be able to enjoy it all with a Sling TV free trial.

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You can find more information about how to sign up to Sling here (opens in new tab). If you’re still unsure whether it’s the ideal choice for you, we’ve also compared the best TV streaming services currently available in more detail.

Get 50% off your first month of Sling TV (opens in new tab)

Get 50% off your first month of Sling TV (opens in new tab)
Opt for either its Orange or Blue plan (or both) and new and returning customers can currently save 50% off their first month of Sling TV. That brings the price down from $35 to $17.50. Or, if you opt for both, it'll cost $25 for your first month of both the Blue and Orange packages.

Daniel Pateman is a freelance writer, producing articles across the cultural spectrum for magazines like Aesthetica, Photomonitor, The Brooklyn Rail and This is Tomorrow. He also provides text-writing services to individual curators and artists worldwide, and has had work published internationally. His favourite film genre is horror (bring on Scream 5!) and he never tires of listening to Absolute 80s on the radio.