How to fix Sling TV app not working on FireStick [Solved]

Sling TV needs no introduction as it is one of the most popular streaming services that offer live TV Streaming using the Internet. But unfortunately so many users have claimed that Sling TV is not working on their FireSrick, Roku, Samsung Smart TV and other streaming devices. Some of the users have also claimed that Sling TV shuts down when the user tries to open the app and sometimes Sling TV stops responding in the middle of the streaming.

Well if you are too facing the same issue then you have landed at the right platform as here we are going to guide you for the same. But before discussing the fixes it is imperative to discuss the reasons that are responsible for throwing this issue. So without any further delay let’s get started with the discussion.

What causes Sling TV app not working on FireStick

Reason 1: You are likely to face the above mention issue because of slow internet connection

Reason 2: Sometimes users may also get stuck with this issue if the Sling Server is down or under maintenance

Reason 3: You may also get stuck with this issue if the app is broken

Reason 4: Users have also claimed this issue because of temporary failure.

Reason 5: Outdated Sling TV app

Reason 6: Corrupted Sling TV Cache

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Try these methods for Sling TV app not working issue

Method 1: Check your Internet Connection

In order to properly run the Sling TV the user needs a proper internet connection. If you have a slow internet connection then you are likely to face the above mention issue. So you really need to check the internet speed that the Sling TV app is using.

Here’s how:

Step 1: First of all check your Internet Speed>open a browser on your streaming device

Step 2: Then navigate to the (it’s an online speed test tool that is free to use

Step 3: Now tap on OK and it will start the speed test.

The recommended speed to view shows on the Sling app are as follows:

#. 3 Mbps or higher if using portable streaming devices such as tablets or smartphones

#. 5 Mbps or higher for Single Stream Users

#. 25 Mbps or higher for households with multiple streaming devices or multiple users

Method 2: Check the Sling Server

As we have earlier mentioned that you are likely to face Sling Server Outage. It is quite possible that Sling Servers might be undergoing maintenance or an upgrade which is why you can’t access the service. You can use a third party website to check the server status.

Method 3: Restart the Sling TV App

In this method we suggest you to restart Sling TV after closing the app entirely. You can completely close the Sling TV App and restart it following the below mention guidelines:

Step 1: Navigate to the Settings >Apps >Manage Installed Apps.

Step 2: After that select Sling and force stopping Sling TV Now>after that fire up Sling TV on your FireStick.

Method 4: Remove the cache of the Sling TV App

Several users have claimed that deleting the cache of the Sling TV App resolved their issue, so you can also give a try to this method.

Here’s how:

Step 1: First of all Exit Sling TV App & launch Menu of your Fire TV Stick

Step 2: After that open Settings >Apps and then select Manage Installed Application and open Sling TV

Step 3: Now click on Clear Cache> finally launch the Sling TV app and if it’s still not working click on Clear Data

Method 5: Update Sling TV

If you are running an outdated version of the app installed in your device s try to update your Sling TV by following the below mention steps:

Step 1: First of all select the Apps tab from the home screen>all the applications installed on your FireStick will be listed

Step 2: Now select the Sling TV app and press the Menu button on your FireStick

Step 3: Select the More Info Option>If there is an update available, the update will be displayed

Step 4: When you get the update button, select it

Method 6: Update the Firmware

Several users have claimed that updating the Firmware resolved their issue and to do the same follow the below mention guidelines:

Step 1: Open Settings from the far right of the home screen and select Device & Software

Step 2: Choose About

Step 3: Select Check for System Update

Step 4: If there are any update available, you can choose Install Update

Method 7: Reinstall ling TV to FireStick

If you are still struggling with Sling TV app not working on FireStick then we suggest you to uninstall and then reinstall Sling TV to FireStick.

Open Settings> Applications> Manage All Installed Applications >Scroll down to and select (the app in question) >Select Force Stop and Storage/Clear Storage and then select Clear Cache. Finally uninstall the app.

In order to reinstall the app, use the main menu of your Fire TV to search for the apps. You can also use your voice to search for the specific apps. Then press the Voice button on your Alexa Voice Remote. Now select the app you want to download.

Method 8: Reset your Device to Factory

Resetting your device ma also resolve your current issue and in order to proceed follow the below mention guidelines:

Step 1: Navigate to Settings> then select My Fire TV

Step 2: Then select the last option to Reset to Factory Defaults > finally select the Reset option to confirm.

Method 9: Contact Sling Support

If none of the above mentioned methods work for you then we suggest you to contact Sling Support they will surely help you in resolving your issue.


Which devices can stream Sling TV?

Well almost all the internet capable devices can stream Sling TV.

What are the pros and cons of Sling TV?

Pros: It is quite affordable in comparison to other devices.

One of its major benefits is its quite compatible with all major streaming devices.

Cons: It has confusing channel packages.

It has only partial access to local channels.

Why does Sling keep crashing?

You are likely to face the Sling crashing issue if you have connected many devices to your home network because it limits the bandwidth available for what you are streaming and cause delays.

That’s all about Sling TV app not working on FireStick. We have tried our best to provide all the possible fixes to get past the situation and now it’s your turn to follow our guidelines.

Sakshi Anant Author

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