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How To Watch Sling TV From Outside US?

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Tuesday, June 27th, 2017


Sling TV is an online streaming service offered by the Dish Network. The service is really popular among the streaming community since it allows its users to watch premium TV channels without subscribing to expensive cable TV packages. Sling TV made its debut in February’ 2015 and it has managed to gain 750,000+ subscribers during the last one and a half years of its operations.

What Does Sling TV Offer?

Sling TV offers Video On Demand, live TV, catch-up programming as well as original content to cord cutters. Unlike the expensive subscription packages offered by major cable TV service providers, its packages start from just $20 a month. The service makes it easy to watch premium channels like CNN, Disney, ESPN, TNT, Fox On Demand, AMC, A&E, HGTV, Fox Sports, Adult Swim, Bloomberg, National Geographic and Cartoon Network by paying a small monthly subscription fee without signing any long term contracts. The great thing about Sling TV is that it works equally well on TVs, Computers, Smartphones, tablets, Smart TVs, Apple TV, Roku, Xbox One as well as Amazon Fire TV.

Sling TV Availability

As of now, Sling TV offers an American and international version. However, these versions are GEO-blocked which means they are available only within certain geographical areas. For instance, the US-version of Sling TV is available only to people residing within United States. If you are an American expat or business traveler who would like to access the service from outside US then you are out of luck since you would come across the following message as soon as you open Sling TV’s website.

“We’re-sorry. Sling-TV is-only-available inside-the-US.”

How To Watch Sling TV From Overseas?

If you are interested in watching Sling TV from abroad then you need to hide your real location and IP address from the service provider. This can be achieved by subscribing to a trustworthy VPN or SmartDNS service (in addition to subscribing to Sling TV). While SmartDNS services alter your device’s DNS settings to enable online streaming, VPNs are much more advanced since they encrypt your internet traffic in addition to changing your IP address. Here are the steps required to watch Sling TV from anywhere:

1) Subscribe to a reliable VPN or SmartDNS service which offers US based IPs or supports Sling TV streaming. If you have never subscribed to such a service before, here are some recommendations from our side:

2) Once your order is confirmed, you need to set up the service on your computer, smartphone or tablet. This may either involve installing an app supplied by the service provider or setting up the service manually. SmartDNS services usually support a lot more devices than VPNs so keep this in mind while choosing your streaming solution. After setting up the VPN/SmartDNS service, remember to apply the new settings and save all the changes.

3) The next step is to test and connect to the service. Click on its icon or navigate to the Network Settings area to start the service. Once the connection has been established, you need to verify that your new IP is from United States. This step is crucial since it would allow you to bypass the geographical restrictions imposed by Sling TV. If the default server of your service provider is not located within United States, simply switch to the nearest available US VPN server.

4) Visit the Sling TV website once again (via browser or app) after connecting to your VPN service. Since you are now hiding your real location, you should be able to watch your favorite programs without coming across any error messages.


June 27, 2017
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