With some of the most low-cost packages in the market, Sling TV offers an affordable solution for those who wish to ditch cable. And to make things even better, the service regularly comes up with bundles and deals that will help you further save money on live TV. These Sling TV offers typically involve better access to local programming, free streaming devices and more. Sling offers three plans, Sling TV Blue ($30/mo.), Sling TV Orange ($30/mo.) and Sling TV Orange + Blue ($45/mo.).
Sling TV free trial
Unlike other streaming services, Sling TV constantly updates its free trial policy. The service typically doesn’t provide a free trial anymore if you sign up through the website. And at the time of writing this post, it offers a $10 discount on your first month instead of a free trial. But it has offered one-week and three-day free trials for limited periods in the past, such as when we last reviewed the Sling TV service.
You could still be eligible for a Sling TV free trial for seven days if you sign up through the app. However, the inability to get a free trial through all devices and signup methods might be a little inconvenient for some. And most of its competitors will let you try their service for free across all platforms. Some might offer extended trial periods if you sign up through the app, but you still get to try their service for free through the site, albeit for a shorter period.
You can use the discount period to get a feel of what Sling TV offers and then decide if you should continue with the service. This means going through the channels list to see if it offers the ones you want to watch and testing the overall user experience to see if it works for you. Make sure you test out the cloud DVR capabilities as well to see if it works to your liking.
Sling TV bundles
You currently have four Sling TV bundles to make use of, although the exact number keeps changing every now and then. Currently, it offers the following bundles:
- Basic locals bundle
- Bonus locals bundle
- Better locals bundle
- Best locals bundle
Basic locals bundle
This bundle is available with two months of Sling TV prepayment, so it could cost you anywhere between $60 and $90, not accounting for add-on packages. It comes with a free High-Definition (HD) antenna to let you access local programming not available by default with your Sling TV subscription. This includes channels like FOX and NBC if Sling TV doesn’t offer them by default in your area, as well as CBS, PBS, Telemundo and the CW in select markets.
Besides the cost of your regular Sling subscription, you won’t have to pay any additional fees to access local news and sports programming through these channels. So if this bundle makes sense to you, make sure you sign up for Sling TV today while the offer lasts.
Better locals bundle
With the better locals bundle, you can get an AirTV 2, an AirTV Mini and an HD antenna for just $99 if you prepay for three months of Sling TV. The AirTV Mini allows you to enjoy seamless streaming on Sling TV, while the HD antenna gives you access to local channels not available by default with your subscription. And the AirTV 2 lets you mount your antenna where it gets the best signal without the need for cables jumbled all over the place.
If you had to buy the AirTV 2 and the AirTV Mini separately, the two devices together would cost around $180. So you get to save around $80 if you only pay in advance for three months of Sling TV. Take advantage of this bundle offer by signing up for Sling TV today.
Best locals bundle
For an even better deal, the best locals bundle comes with two AirTV Minis along with an Air TV 2 and an HD antenna for just $149. Like the previous bundle, you can unlock this deal if you prepay for three months of Sling TV. This gives you access to local news and sports programming while allowing you to mount your antenna where it gets the strongest signal, minus the messy cables.
Plus, you get to enjoy seamless Sling TV streaming in different rooms since you have two AirTV Minis at your disposal. These three devices (one AirTV 2 and two AirTV Minis) would cost you around $260, meaning that this bundle will help you save around $110. So make sure you sign up for Sling TV today and take advantage of this Sling deal.
Bonus locals bundle
Sling also offers a limited-time bundle offer that includes a free AirTV 2 along with an HD antenna when you prepay for Sling TV for three months. So you can expect to spend anywhere between $90 and $135 minus add-ons, and nothing more. The AirTV 2 lets you stream local programming on every connected device within range by connecting with your home WiFi.
So, in addition to providing you with access to local programming, this bundle makes it easier to mount your antenna where it gets the best signal but without having cables all over the house. And with this bundle, you don’t have to pay the $99.99 price tag for the AirTV 2 and instead get it for free if you pay in advance for your Sling TV subscription. Sign up for Sling TV today to get this deal.
Other Sling TV deals and discounts
$10 off on your first month
The most popular Sling deal is a $10 discount on your first month. So that means you’ll pay just $20 for your first month of Sling Blue or Sling Orange, or $45 for Sling Blue + Orange. This makes up for the lack of free trial as it helps you save a bit of money. So even if you don’t want to continue your subscription, you won’t have too much at stake.
This deal doesn’t offer any additional savings except for the initial $10. But if it sounds like something that works for you, make sure you sign up for Sling TV.
Free AirTV Mini offer
Sling also has a limited time offer in which you get a free AirTV Mini if you prepay for two months of Sling TV. This media player lets you enjoy seamless streaming and gives you access to thousands of apps on any connected device.
As you still get the full two months of access to Sling TV, you won’t be spending any extra money to enjoy this offer. And you’ll end up saving around $79.99, which is what the AirTV Mini costs on its own. So make the most of this offer by signing up for Sling TV today.
Sling Total TV Deal
One of the best Sling TV deals is the Total TV Deal, which lets you add all the Extras to your Sling Orange or Sling Blue subscription for just $20/mo. This includes Cloud DVR Plus, Comedy Extra, Heartland Extra, Hollywood Extra, Kids Extra, Lifestyle Extra, News Extra and Sports Extra.
All of this together would cost $45/mo. if you were to get them separately, so you end up saving around $25/mo. with this deal. And you get to build a robust channel lineup. Sling Orange + Sling Blue subscribers can get this deal for $25/mo.
Our hot take
On its own, Sling TV is already a cost-effective streaming solution to replace cable, especially since it has a decent selection of local and sports programming. And its bundle offers further give you an option to expand your local channel access while saving some money. So these Sling TV deals are great if you want more comprehensive local programming coupled with cost savings.
But Sling TV currently doesn’t offer any bundle deals with other streaming services. So those who want to bundle multiple streaming services might want to look elsewhere.
If these Sling TV deals and offers align with your needs, make sure you subscribe today.