Would you like to download the Sling TV application to your Android phone/tablet or to your iPhone or iPad? But, when you open your Apple Store or your Google Play Store and search for Sling TV, you do not find the application you are looking for? What is causing this error? Is there anything you can do to download the Sling TV application? Here I will try to answer you questions, so keep on reading to find your answers!
Maybe you feel as angry as the guy in the picture above? Don’t worry, you are about to understand the problem and to find the solution!
Why isn’t the Sling TV application in Google Play Store/Apple Store?
Sling TV is a streaming service available in the USA. Because it is a US service, it is registered as a program only available to people in the United States, both within the Google Play Store and in the Apple Store. What does this mean? If your Apple account or your Google account is registered to a different country, then you will not find the Sling TV application as you search for it in the application store on your Android device or on your iPhone and/or iPad!
What can you do to fix this? The solution depends on whether you are using an Android or an iOS device, but here I will help you along the way!
Download the Sling TV application on your Android device
If you are using an Android phone, TV, or a tablet, here you have some different solutions.
Option 1: Download the Sling TV application manually to your device
One option is to manually download the program to your phone or tablet without involving Google Play Store. I have good experience doing this, but you will need to allow programs from unknown sources on your device for this to work.
Click the link above to download the Sling TV application manually to your device. Do not forget that if you are outside the United States you will still need a VPN to get an American IP address, which again will make you able to stream Sling TV abroad.
Once you have installed the Sling TV application on your device, your problem is solved and you are ready to watch whatever program you might be interested in!
Option 2: Create a US Google Account
This is a way more complicated solution, but it might feel safer, and it is very convenient if you plan on downloading more programs from the US Google Play Store in the future. The first thing you need is a VPN to get an American IP address. I recommend using one of the following VPN services for this purpose.
ExpressVPN is a leading VPN, one of the fastest, and one of the very best for unblocking TV networks and streaming services (like Sling TV). They have a 30-day money-back guarantee, and it can be used to watch Netflix content in 8 countries, and so much more!
NordVPN is another leading VPN. It is great for Sling TV, and it is a bit cheaper than ExpressVPN. This VPN also comes with a 30-day full refund policy, and they have VPN applications for all the big and important platforms, including Windows, Macintosh, iOS, Android, Fire TV, and more.
After you have purchased your VPN subscription, download the VPN application to your computer or your Android device. Install the application and connect to a server in the United States.
You will now have to create a brand new Google account. Make sure to remain connected to a VPN server in the USA all the way. You will now see the American Google Play store as you go to Google Play Store. But, if you want to make sure that this account remains 100% American, you need to add funds to the account. This can be done by adding a Google Gift Card for the American Play Store. You can purchase such a gift card at https://www.mygiftcardsupply.com/
When you have redeemed the gift card to your account, you will have a Google account permanently connected to the United States. You can now download applications from the US Google Play Store all year around, even without using a VPN.
Download Sling TV to your iOS device (iPad, iPhone)
Are you one of those who just love all Apple products? If you have an iPad or iPhone and want to download the Sling TV application to your device, this is what you will need to do!
Step 1: Purchase a VPN subscription
The first step if you want to make a US Apple account is to use a VPN. This is needed to give you an American IP address. Once again, I can warmly recommend the services of either ExpressVPN or NordVPN. After you have purchased your subscription, download their VPN application to your phone or tablet and connect to a server in the United States.
Step 2: Register a US Apple account
When this is done, you need to create a brand new Apple account. During the registration process, make sure to add address details and data showing that you are located in the United States. If you want to add a real payment card for the United States, get yourself an USUnlocked card. But, that isn’t needed, unless you want to purchase programs and subscribe to services through Apple Store.
You can also add funds to your American Apple account by purchasing a US iTunes store gift card and redeem it to your account.
When you have created your American Apple account, change the user on your iOS device, and use the brand new American Apple account. You will now find the Sling TV application as you visit Apple Store.
That is it. You are now ready to download the Sling TV application, even though you were unable to find it a few minutes ago. I hope these instructions will help you. If you have further questions or need help, please use the comment field below!