How to Watch Sling TV on Chromecast

Watch your favorite shows and movies, including live TV

Watching Sling TV on your computer, phone, or tablet is nice, but watching Sling TV with Chromecast on a big TV is even better. Your TV is your biggest screen and is probably attached to your best speakers, so you'll get the best Sling TV experience there. With Chromecast, watching the Sling TV streaming service on your TV is a matter of just a few taps.

A man mirroring his smartphone screen onto his TV
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How to Setup Sling TV on Chromecast

To watch Sling TV on Chromecast, follow these initial steps to get set up:

  1. Plug your Chromecast into one of your TV's HDMI ports and connect the Chromecast to a power source.

  2. If it's not already set up, set up your Chromecast now.

    Chromecast supports iOS devices running iOS 11 and up, and Android devices running Android 5.0 and up. On Macs and PCs, use Google Chrome and you don't need to install any other software. It has built-in Chromecast support.

  3. Make sure the device that you want to cast Sling TV from to your Chomecast is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the Chromecast.

  4. If you don't already have an active Sling TV subscription, sign up for one.

  5. Install the Sling TV app on your smartphone or tablet and sign into your account. On a Mac or PC, you don't need to install anything.

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How to Watch Sling TV on Chromecast on iOS and Android

To start watching Sling TV via Chromecast from your mobile, follow these steps:

  1. Make sure your Chromecast and TV are both turned on and the TV's input is set to the same HDMI the Chromecast is plugged into.

  2. On a smartphone or tablet, open the Sling TV app.

  3. On a smartphone, tap the Cast icon, and then tap the name of your Chromecast to send Sling TV to it.

    Casting Sling TV to a television from Android
  4. With that done, whatever you're watching in Sling TV should now appear on your TV.

    If that doesn't work, you may want to try troubleshooting your Chromecast and connection to get everything is working properly, and then you can try again.

How to Watch Sling TV on Chromecast Using a Browser

  1. Make sure your Chromecast and TV are both turned on and the TV's input is set to the same HDMI the Chromecast is plugged into.

  2. On your computer, go to the Sling TV website and begin playing your movie or TV show.

  3. Click the three vertical dots icon in the top right corner of Chrome.

    More icon in Google Chrome
  4. Click Cast.

    Casting option in Google Chrome
  5. Click the name of your Chromecast. With that done, whatever you're watching in Sling TV should now appear on your TV.

    List of Cast supported devices in Google Chrome

How to Use Sling TV on Chromecast

With Sling TV on your Chromecast, you can watch Sling TV as you normally would. Here are some common actions you might want to use:

  • Browse Live TV: Swipe through the selection of shows airing live at that moment, which are sorted into categories. To watch one, tap it to go to the show information page. Tap Watch.
  • Channel Guide: To browse all shows on all channels available in your subscription, tap the menu in the top corner, then tap Guide. Swipe up and down through channels, and side to side through time slots. When you find a show you want to watch it, tap it.
  • Sports: Want to watch the game? Tap the menu in the top corner, then tap Sports. Browse the games currently airing and tap the one you want to watch.
  • Search: To search for shows, channels, or movies, tap the menu, tap Search, then enter the thing you're looking for.