Note: App activation is currently available on Samsung Smart TVs and will be available in the coming weeks on LG TV and XBOX One devices. We’re looking to add this feature to more devices in the future.
If you’re just looking for the link to authenticate Sling TV on your device, visit sling.com/activate in your browser on mobile or desktop.
To activate the Sling TV app on your device, start by launching the app. From the landing page, if you already have a Sling TV subscription, select Sign In. If you’d like to start a Sling TV subscription, select Watch 7 Days FREE!
You’ll see a screen with a five-digit code. From your smartphone, tablet or computer, visit sling.com/activate, or click here (page will open in a new window).
Important Note: Do NOT use the code in the picture below. Use the code from your screen.
Enter your code in the text box, then select Continue.
For the next step, choose whether you’re signing up for Sling TV, or signing in on your device:
I’m signing up for Sling TV
The next screen you’ll see will ask you to choose what type of entertainment you’re looking for. Select the drop-down menu to choose from US programming, Latino programming, or International programming in a number of languages. Once you’ve made your pick, select Continue.
From here, you’ll enter your email address and a unique password to create your account. Next, you’ll select your programming, add any available extras you want and enter your payment information to complete signup.
For more details on the signup process, select the button below:
Once you’ve finished creating your account, you’ll be taken to the My TV screen on your device. For more information on personalizing your My TV experience, select the button below:
Welcome to Sling TV!
If you’d like to change your subscription, you can do so by logging in at sling.com/account with the email address and password used when creating your Sling account.
I’m signing in to Sling TV
The next screen you’ll see will ask you to sign in to your Sling TV account.
Once you’ve signed in, you’ll be taken to the My TV screen on your device. Welcome back!
Don’t worry, you won’t need to authenticate each time you want to watch Sling TV on your device. You’ll only need to authenticate after you’ve been signed out of the Sling TV app.
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Is my activation code case-sensitive?
No, your activation code is NOT case-sensitive.
How long is my code active for?
Your activation code should remain active for 10-15 minutes. If your code has expired, you’ll receive an error message. Back out to the landing page and select the option to sign up or sign in again to receive a new code.
How long until my device activates?
Once you’ve finished signing up or signing in on your computer or mobile device, the Sling app should activate on your device within 5-10 seconds, however it may take longer.
If the Sling app hasn’t activated after an extended period of time, please use the link at the very bottom of this page to contact us.