Sling TV is a product of the revolution that began a few years ago. A movement in favor of cord cutting and transforming the world entertainment into digital. Now, with the movement has further consolidated its position in all parts of the world, we get to see a wide array of streaming services with a promise to completely eradicate boredom and inject a new breath of entertainment, especially to those who crave for it.
With things going digital, it was expected to experience hiccups and bugs, which users have faced and continue to face as you read this post. If you have subscribed to Sling TV and facing one or the other issue, then we are here to help you fix those.
Check if Sling TV is running from the server end or not
If Sling TV is down, then you are certainly going to face issues and nothing can be done about that until Sling TV gets back up from the server side. You can check this by going to downdetector.com. If Sling TV is indeed down, you will see a lot of messages by people regarding the same.
Check your internet connection
As the operation of Sling TV is premised upon the internet, so you need to check whether the internet connection is working fine or not. If you are using a Wi-Fi connection, then make sure that it is working properly. If you are using Roku player, then go to ‘Settings’, then ‘Network connection’ in order to ensure that the internet is getting data.
If you can refresh and reconnect your Wi-Fi connection, then just do that. For smartphones and tablets, you will have to go to your Wi-Fi settings, disconnect and reconnect to your existing Wi-Fi in order to ensure that the fresh signal is being received. If there is some issue with the internet connection, then you will have to reset your router and/or modem.
If you found out that your internet connection is working fine, yet Sling TV is loading or buffering constantly, then you better check the internet speed on the streaming device you are using. If the internet speed is below 1 Mbps, then there is some issue with the Wi-Fi connection or maybe the router is not fast enough. You will have to buy a new router.
The first line of troubleshooting is restarting the app that is creating the issue, so restart Sling TV app. The problem related to freezing and buffering occurs when there are server issues with the app or internet related issues. If Sling is working fine and streaming can also be done over 1 Mbps, then the problem needs to be resolved by restarting Sling TV.
If you are using Sling TV on Amazon Fire TV, then you can experience cache issue. To fix it, you will have to go to ‘Settings’, then find ‘Applications’ icon and after that, open it. Now, click on ‘Manage Applications’ to find the Sling TV app, then select ‘Clear Cache’ followed by selecting ‘Clear Data’. With this, your Sling TV will begin to load properly.
One of the most problematic streams is ESPN. If you are not able to watch ESPN content properly on your Sling TV, then chances are that the combination of Sling and ESPN are not delivering adequate bandwidth, so you need to use ‘Watch ESPN app’ on your streaming device and authenticating it using your Sling account. You need to do is because ESPN offers more bandwidth to its own channels.