The outage started around 8 p.m. Eastern Time (5 p.m. Pacific Time) when an unknown technical error caused Sling TV’s live channels and on-demand programming to become unavailable to many customers.
In a social media post, a Sling TV spokesperson said the company was aware of the technical problem and was implementing a fix.
In the meantime, Sling TV subscribers can download the following TV Everywhere apps and log in with their Sling TV username and password to watch live and on-demand programming:
- Fox Business
- Fox Now
- Fox News
- Fox Sports
- Golf Channel
- Longhorn Network
- National Geographic
- NBC Sports
- NFL Network
- USA Network
Exact channel availability will depend on the package that a Sling TV customer subscribes to. For instance, some channels owned by the Walt Disney Company (Disney, Freeform) are available in Sling Orange, while other Disney-owned channels as well as those of Fox and NBC (FX, National Geographic, NBC, Oxygen, Fox News) are available in Sling Blue.
The outage occurred just a few days after Sling TV said it would raise the price of its base Sling Orange and Sling Blue packages by $5 to $40 a month. The company said higher programming costs were to blame for the fee increases; they came about a month after Dish Network briefly dropped Disney-owned channels from its satellite and streaming services due to a carriage dispute.