Sling TV is the new over-the-top streaming service that brings you live cable broadcasts over the internet. It works on several devices, and was rolled out to Xbox One just last week, but doesn’t have an Apple TV app.
If you’re in the Apple ecosystem, you can send it to the big screen with the magic of AirPlay. Here’s a look at how it’s done.
While Sling TV is available on several set-top boxes and mobile devices, including iOS (7.0 and above) with iPhone or iPad, there currently isn’t a Sling TV app for the Apple TV. But, thanks to Apple’s proprietary AirPlay technology, you can shoot it over to the big screen.
Of course it requires an Apple TV, and the company just lowered the price of Apple TV from $99 to $69 — which will include the new HBO Now app exclusively for the first three months – just in time for Game of Thrones.
AirPlay Sling TV to Apple TV
I would imagine we’ll see an official Sling TV app for Apple TV at some point, but, that could change if the recent rumors of Apple starting its own cable streaming service come to fruition. In the meantime, you can use the following work around.
First install the Sling TV app on your iPhone, iPad, or compatible iPod touch. Once you find something you want to watch, swipe up from the bottom of the screen and tap the AirPlay button. Then choose your Apple TV, scroll down a bit further and turn on Mirroring.
That’s all there is to it. Whatever you’re watching will start to play on the big screen.
Sling TV is currently $20/month for just shy of 20 channels including ESPN, TNT, Disney Channel, Adult Swim, CNN, AMC, and others.
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