Sling TV is an online live TV streaming application along with 85,000+ movies and on-demand content. With Sling TV, you can watch live TV channels both for free and paid subscriptions. It is one of the best ways to watch all your favorite sports, entertainment, news, and other channels on your TV or smartphone. You can install Sling TV on your smartphone and on streaming devices like smart TV, Amazon Firestick, Roku, and Google TV as well. If you are a Chromecast with Google TV user, then you can watch live TV with Sling as well.

How to Stream Sling TV on Google TV?

Google TV is the latest version of Chromecast that allows you to install apps as well. It runs on Android OS and you can install all your favorite apps on Chromecast with Google TV. Like all Android TVs, Google TV uses Play Store to download the app. Sling TV is available on the Google Play Store and you can directly install it to your device.

There are two ways to stream Sling TV contents:

  1. By Installing the app
  2. By Casting from a Smartphone

Method 1: Install Sling TV on Google TV

As mentioned earlier, Sling TV is available in the Play Store and hence, you can install it on your device. Follow the steps below to install Sling TV:

1. Plugin Chromecast with Google TV to the HDMI port of your TV and turn it on.

2. Go to the Apps tab on the Home page.

Sling TV on Google TV

3. You will find an option to search for the apps. Go to this option and search for the Sling TV app.

4. The Sling TV app info page will open. You will find an option to install. Click on it to download and install the app on your Google TV.

5. Once the app gets installed, you can either open it directly or go to the home page to find the app in the installed app category.

How to Activate Sling TV on Google TV?

After installing, you have to activate your Sling TV to access the contents.

1. Launch the app on your device.

2. You will find an activation code on the screen. Make a note of it.

3. Now on your Smartphone or PC, open a browser and go to the activation link. (

Actiavte your device

4. Enter the code displayed on the TV and click on the Activate button.

5. Log in to your account to automatically login to your TV.

You can stream the content depending on the subscription. If you are not a subscriber, then you can stream free Live TV channels like ABC News Live.

Method 2: Cast using Smartphone

Sling is one of the compatible Chromecast apps. If you are not planning to install, then you can directly cast Sling TV to your TV using Chromecast.

Note: Make sure your phone and Google TV are connected to the same WiFi network. You can cast only when both the devices are connected to the same WiFi network.

1. Launch Sling TV on your Smartphone.

2. You will find the cast icon on the top right corner. Click on it.

Sling TV on Google TV

3. The app will start searching for the available casting devices and displays them. Choose the Google TV to which you want to stream.

4. Now select the content to watch and that will appear on your TV.

While the video is getting cast, you can use your smartphone as a remote. Any messages or calls will not interfere with the casting process.

The above are the two different ways to watch Sling content on your TV. Sling TV provides Live TV channels at a lesser cost. You can choose the channels of your choice while purchasing the plan.

Note: Sling TV’s Live TV channels will not appear on the Live TV tab. The Live TV tab on Google TV contains only the YouTube TV channels. You have to launch the Sling TV app separately to watch the Live TV channels.


1. Does Google TV have Sling?

Yes. Google TV runs on Android OS. All Android TVs use Google Play Store to install apps. You can install Sling TV from the Play Store with the above method.

2. Can you watch Sling TV on your television?

Sling TV is developed to run on all streaming platforms. You can stream on your Television with the help of streaming devices like Google TV, Amazon Firestick, Roku, and on all Smart TVs.

3. How to Update Sling TV on Google TV?

Updating an app on Google TV is easier.

  • Go to the apps section and search for the Sling TV app.
  • The Sling TV app info page will open.
  • You can find the update option here whenever you get an update.
  • Click on the update button to install the latest version.

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