During the tvOS section of Apple's WWDC keynote today, the company confirmed that Sling TV will be getting an app for the fourth-generation Apple TV. Now, Sling TV has confirmed that the live-streaming app is available to download from the tvOS store, "delivering a live, linear and on-demand multichannel pay-TV service all within a single app."

sling apple tv app
The Apple TV rollout will introduce a brand-new user interface that the company plans to install on other devices in the coming months. Anyone who downloads Sling TV today to join its beta multi-stream service will additionally gain access to new channels owned by Fox; across all services, new channels from Viacom will also be available.

There's a bundle discount available for users who have yet to purchase an Apple TV, and intend to join Sling TV as well. New customers will have the chance to purchase a new 32GB Apple TV for $89 (previously $150), when they also pre-pay for a three-month subscription to Sling TV ($20 per month), which would eventually equal the Apple TV's original price.

More in-depth coverage of every big piece of tvOS and Apple TV news can be found in our WWDC keynote roundup.

Related Roundups: Apple TV, tvOS 14
Buyer's Guide: Apple TV (Don't Buy)

Top Rated Comments

Nramos33 Avatar
63 months ago
Like many other apps (but not all), can I run this on Multiple AppleTVs at once?
Yes, but it depends on the package. They have a single stream package where you can only use everything on one TV.

Then there is a multi stream package where you can use it on up to 3 devices simultaneously. This impacts the channels you get. You can always get the channels you're missing, but it costs extra.

Both packages are good, but it honestly depends on what you like.
[doublepost=1465876150][/doublepost]
Anyone rely on SlingTV for live sports? What has the experience been like?
I'm using it now to watch the NBA Finals on a projector.

Sling works great. It's better than the ESPN standalone app. For example, I love Around the Horn on ESPN. On the ESPN app it disconnects when the new ATH comes on. Then it keeps kicking me out for about 2 minutes while things stabilize. This doesn't happen on my laptop, just their app on ATV.

Sling will pause, rewind a few seconds and show what you missed. ESPN's app sucks and their streaming service needs better support. But sling kicks ass and it's 10x better using sling than TNT's website.

Honestly, try it for 7 days. But honestly, I love it. Plus, during the summer I can cancel until football comes back and then re-enable it.
[doublepost=1465876635][/doublepost]
I'm curious, with Sling what exactly are you paying $20 a month for if you already have to have a subscription to the content?

Isn't that like paying Apple an extra $20 a month to watch Netflix on an ATV?

I'm confused.
Sling is for cable cutters. If you're paying Comcast or whoever for these channels then it isn't worth it.

But let's say you live in an apartment complex with Internet included but cable is extra. You can get sling and you have access to ESPN, TNT and other live sports.

Or in my case, I was paying $75 a month with Comcast for Internet and HBO. I asked how much for ESPN and they said the cheapest package was $95 a month. I ditched Comcast, got a new ISP for $35 and 40mbps Internet. I can activate HBO for a month whenever I want for $15. I can get ESPN for a month for $20 along with a bunch of other channels. And if I have it all today, it'll be $70 for ESPN, HBO and 40mbps Internet, which is way better than anything Comcast offers.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
69Mustang Avatar
63 months ago
Not to derail the Sling thread, but here's an FYI. The gaming on the ATV is about to get better. Apple will no longer require games to be compatible with the Siri Remote. I imagine devs are going to try to bring some decent titles now that the ATV is no longer hamstrung by the Siri Remote requirement for gaming.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mlrproducts Avatar
63 months ago
Anyone rely on SlingTV for live sports? What has the experience been like?
Been very happy - I used Foxsports Midwest for Cardinals and Blues and quality is great. FSM takes a little more bandwidth I've noticed (will get a little fuzzy occasionally when my network is slower), overall very happy, and way better deal than cable.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DogHouseDub Avatar
63 months ago
Anyone rely on SlingTV for live sports? What has the experience been like?
If they have the channels you want, definitely go for it. I've been impressed. They've got some Pied Piper-level compression stuff going on behind the scenes. Great image with no bandwidth issues. I'm using it on a Roku4, but have also accessed with the iOS app and the OS X app. All worked well.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kfcspider Avatar
63 months ago
This is what AppleTV and SlingTV should look like.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fivebyfive/xfaire-revolutionizing-your-tv-service
Sweet plug for your failing kickstarter project.

https://angel.co/george-tang

http://www.xfaire.com/company
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nutmac Avatar
63 months ago
FYI, if you are a T-Mobile customer, you can get $6/month discount on Sling subscription for 12 months ('https://www.sling.com/tmobile?var=zipOnly').
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Top Stories

Top Stories 57 Feature

Top Stories: Apple Event Next Tuesday, Mini-LED iPad Pro, iPhone Rumors

Saturday April 17, 2021 6:00 am PDT by
It feels like we've been waiting forever for new Apple products, but the wait is almost over as Apple has announced a media event for next Tuesday, so make sure to tune into MacRumors for full coverage of everything Apple announces. While that was the big news this week, we also got some new details on Apple's iPhone plans for 2022 and 2023 courtesy of analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, and we also saw...
flat imac 3d 3 teal

Reliable Leaker Hints Redesigned Colorful iMac to Debut at 'Spring Loaded' Event

Saturday April 17, 2021 4:43 am PDT by
Reliable leaker known as l0vetodream has hinted that Apple may debut its rumored redesigned and colorful iMac at its "Spring Loaded" event on Tuesday, April 20. In a tweet, the leaker posted an image of Apple's logo used for marketing the upcoming event and an image of the retro rainbow Apple logo alongside the colorful lineup of G3 iMacs. Apple leaker Jon Prosser previously reported that...
duan rui iphone 12 13 notch

New Images Show Smaller iPhone 13 Notch Compared to iPhone 12

Saturday April 17, 2021 11:38 pm PDT by
Leaker known as "DuanRui" has shared more images that could give us our best look yet at Apple's redesigned notch for the iPhone 13. The new pictures follow similar images shared by the leaker last week, but the latest shots include a comparison with the existing iPhone 12 notch. DuanRui posted three images on Twitter that apparently originate from Weibo, although source details remain...
iPad Pro Feature Orange

Wedbush Analysts Say 'Spring Loaded' Event Will Debut New iPads With 'Modest Price Increase,' Along With 'a Few Surprises'

Monday April 19, 2021 6:37 am PDT by
Apple is planning to launch a new entry-level iPad, iPad mini, and iPad Pro at its "Spring Loaded" event tomorrow, along with "a few surprises," according to Wedbush analysts. In a new note to investors, seen by MacRumors, Wedbush analysts Daniel Ives and Strecker Backe explained that the iPad will be the main focus of Apple's "Spring Loaded" event, with new entry-level iPad, iPad mini, and ...
important battery message iphone 11

Some iPhone 11 Users Seeing Increased Battery Health Percentages After iOS 14.5 Recalibration Process

Friday April 16, 2021 6:32 am PDT by
In the sixth beta of iOS 14.5, Apple introduced a recalibration process for the battery health reporting system on the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max to address inaccurate battery health estimates for some users. Apple said this process might take a few weeks to be completed, and now that two weeks have passed since the sixth beta of iOS 14.5 was released, some users are...
third gen Apple pencil leaked video

Video of Alleged Third-Generation Apple Pencil Leaks Ahead of Apple Event

Friday April 16, 2021 6:13 am PDT by
A video purporting to be of the third-generation Apple Pencil has today been shared online, showing a glossy finish that mirrors previous leaks. New ✏️ ready to 🚢 #AppleEvent @TommyBo50387266 pic.twitter.com/s4RCDwDi5M— 漢尼斯·拉斯納 🇨🇳 (@ileakeer) April 16, 2021 The brief video from Twitter account @ileakeer, spotted by 9to5Mac, shows an Apple Pencil with a glossy finish much like the...
iPad Pro

New 12.9-Inch iPad Pro Will Be 0.5mm Thicker to Accommodate Mini-LED Display

Monday April 19, 2021 11:30 am PDT by
The upcoming 12.9-inch iPad Pro will be thicker than the previous-generation version, likely due to the inclusion of the mini-LED display. We've heard several rumors about the change in thickness, and now leaked design images have confirmed it. A source that designs accessories for Apple devices sent MacRumors a series of photos that feature exact dimensions for the new iPad Pro models, and...
parler app

Apple Approves Parler to Return to App Store

Monday April 19, 2021 7:51 am PDT by
Following the removal of the app in January, Apple will now allow the social media app Parler to return to the App Store following changes to how the social media network moderates content, CNN reports. On April 14, in a letter to Sen. Mike Lee and Rep. Ken Buck obtained by CNN, Apple said that the app has improved the way it moderates content, and says those changes are "sufficient" for it...
iphone 12 120hz thumbnail feature

LTPO Displays Supporting 120Hz Refresh Rates Again Rumored for iPhone 13 Pro Models

Friday April 16, 2021 10:01 am PDT by
The two higher-end "iPhone 13 Pro" models that are coming in 2021 are expected to use LTPO display technology to enable 120Hz refresh rates, according to display analyst Ross Young. Young reaffirmed the detail in a tweet that said he'd heard rumors about only one model featuring LTPO, which he says is inaccurate. Heard some rumors in the industry and media that there would only be one ...
maxresdefault

Hands-On With Anker's MagSafe-Compatible Battery Pack

Thursday April 15, 2021 9:39 am PDT by
Anker, a company known for its range of accessories designed for Apple products, recently came out with one of the first MagSafe-compatible battery packs, so we thought we'd check it out to see how it compares to a standard battery pack. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Design wise, Anker's power bank looks like a typical battery pack, but it has magnets built in...