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How to get Sling TV for free, no credit card needed

Check out our handy guide on how to set yourself up with a Sling TV free trial.

Published onJune 3, 2023

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If you want a new way to watch live TV and your favorite TV shows on demand, Sling TV can be the best way to do this. It might not be a service that you have heard of, but it has been around since 2015. There is plenty to watch on Sling TV, so check out our guide below, which will show you how to get a Sling TV free trial.

So, what is Sling TV?

Sling TV is a streaming service that allows you to watch all of your favorite TV channels on your favorite devices. It offers both live TV and on-demand content. There are several options to choose from, which are essentially different channel packages.

Sling Orange will cost you $40/month and will give you 31 channels to choose from, while Sling Blue will provide you with 39 channels for the same price. However, the channels you get will vary between packages, so your choice will depend on your watching preferences.

Sling TV is only available in the USA.

There is, of course, an option to combine both and get 43 channels, which will cost $55 per month. There is a good range of channels to choose from, and Sling allows you to add extras, too, allowing you to add specific channels to your chosen package for a small extra fee.

Sling TV has one major limitation. It’s only available in the USA. Sadly, people outside the United States won’t be able to get it, free or paid.

Channel Selection

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Sling TV has many channels to choose from, and there are classics such as ESPN and CNN, along with family favorites like Cartoon Network and Comedy Central. However, if you want any extras, you will find deals like the one for kids, which includes six channels, such as Disney and Nickelodeon, for just $6 extra per month.

Almost every channel you can think of is available on Sling TV. Here’s a full list of the channels available for each subscription plan, as well as the extras. Now that you know all the details, how do you get Sling TV for free?

Try Sling Freestream

Did you know Sling TV has a free version of its app? It just so happens to be hidden from plain view. It’s called Freestream, and it’s an ad-supported version with less content. It’s still a great way to enjoy some content without paying. Let’s show you how to access Sling TV Freestream without even creating an account.

This process is the same on both Android and iOS.

How to get Sling Tv Freestream:

  1. Download the Sling TV Android app or iOS app.
  2. Once you have it on your device, launch a browser and go to
  3. Tap on the button that reads Stream Free.
  4. This will open the app. You’re in!

How to get your Sling TV free trial

Currently, Sling TV offers a three-day free trial for its plans, and you’ll see it reflected when checking out. This means you won’t see any advertising on it, so it’s a bit of a hidden free trial. Additionally, some of you may be offered a free month upon accessing the website, and this offer is only applicable to new users. This doesn’t happen to everyone, though. If possible, you might want to try going into the main page from multiple locations and devices to see if the pop-up offer appears.

That said, there is currently a discounted price for the first month. The offer brings the first month’s price down to 50%. This would equate to $20 for the Blue plan, $20 for the Orange plan, or $27.50 for both.

How to get Sling TV for half off:

  1. Go to the Sling TV homepage.
  2. Pick your plan and add it to your cart.
  3. Follow the instructions to pay for the plan.

Get Sling TV free trial with a virtual credit card

Do you ever forget to cancel your subscriptions before services charge the full-price monthly fee? It happens to me all the time. This is why there are services that offer temporary virtual cards. You can create and add funds to these cards or connect to your account. After you grab your free trial, you can cancel the virtual card to ensure you won’t get charged when the time comes.

Plenty of financial apps and banks offer virtual cards. A very popular service that offers virtual debit cards for this purpose is DoNotPay. Others include Revolut and Wise. Additionally, some banks like Citi, Capital One, and US Bank offer these services to their customers.


There is currently a three-day free trial for Sling TV. The website may specifically target you. We don’t know how Sling TV decides who to offer this to, but we’ve seen 1-month free trials show up from time to time, randomly.

Yes. Sling TV free trials only last for a pre-determined time. If you happen to get a trial period, you will be billed automatically after the agreed trial period ends.

It depends. If you’re using Sling TV Freestream, your content selection will be very limited. This service is also ad-supported. If you get the trial period, you can use the service you signed up for, without limitations, until the trial period ends.

Verizon used to give Verizon Wireless and internet customers a couple of months of Sling TV for free, back in 2021. This offer has since expired, and there seem to be no services, credit cards, or companies that offer Sling TV as an incentive to stay as a customer.

People are trying to fool the system all the time, and trying to get multiple free trials is definitely a common thing. Sling TV only offers free trials to new subscribers, so chances are it will not give you a second one. Standard methods for finding out if you’ve been a subscriber in the past include IP address tracking, credit card info, email, and more.

If you’re looking for an alternative, YouTube TV is the biggest competitor. Check out our Sling TV vs YouTube TV comparison to see which one is better for your needs.

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