Sling TV is one of the many services that let you access live TV channels without the annoying cable contract. While it may be the oldest and most established streaming service of its type, its offering is limited compared to what you can get with other services. If you’re ready to move on to a more robust service here’s what you need to know about how to cancel Sling TV.
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Step by Step: How to Cancel Sling TV
When you’re ready for a change, Sling TV offers two options: to pause your subscription or to cancel it completely. If you’re ready to cancel Sling TV, here are the steps you need to follow:
- Using a web browser go to sling.com on a desktop, laptop, or mobile device.
- Log in to your Sling TV account.
- Click on the gear icon near ‘My Account.’
- Select ‘Manage Account.’
- Go to ‘Your Subscription.’
- Choose ‘Cancel Subscription.’
- Select ‘Cancel Subscription’ in the pop-up window.
- Pick a reason you want to cancel and click ‘Continue to Cancel’ at the bottom of the window.
- Click ‘Confirm My Cancellation’ to finalize the cancellation of your subscription.
Pausing your service can be helpful if you aren’t entirely sure whether you want to get rid of it but you’re tired of paying for the monthly subscription. You can pause your subscription for 1, 2, or 3 months. However, if you have a promotion, are paying via gift cards, signed up through Roku or an affiliate partner, or are paying using Amazon Pay, you cannot pause your subscription.
To pause your subscription you’ll need to follow steps 1 through 5. Then, instead of ‘Cancel Subscription,’ click ‘Pause Subscription.’ From there you will be prompted to select how long you want to pause your account (1-3 months). Once you select how long you want to pause your account, click ‘Next.’ Follow the on-screen instructions to finalize pausing your subscription.
Can I Still Watch Live TV?
Whether you choose to pause or cancel your subscription you will still have access to all Sling TV features included in your package until the end of your billing cycle. If you have chosen to pause your subscription, your account will become active again after the selected period. If you have canceled your subscription completely, you’ll always have your Sling TV account. You can use this same account to get Sling TV again in the future by simply renewing your account. (Note: If you cancel during a free-trial, access to Sling TV will be immediately terminated.)
Just because you’ve given up your Sling TV subscription doesn’t mean you can’t watch Live TV without cable. There are plenty of alternatives for Live TV available for cord cutters.
Sling TV Alternatives
If you’re looking for an alternative to Sling TV, check out our reviews for other streaming services with Live TV access including VIDGO, fuboTV, Hulu Live TV, and Philo. Each of these services offers access to Live TV and streaming across a wide variety of devices. Check out what each of these services has to offer. Some even offer access to extensive content libraries in case you can’t find anything you want to watch on Live TV.
If you still have questions about how to cancel Sling TV, feel free to ask us in the comments below.