Help & troubleshooting for channels on your Roku device, including adding/removing channels, logging in to, authenticating, or activating a channel, channel-specific playback issues, assistance contacting channel publishers to report issues, and adjusting channel-specific settings.
"Clintonrebel" wrote: I had the exact same issue. Trouble with Sling on Roku, all other apps work fine. I tried two things I saw on this forum and after that it works perfectly. The two things are 1) turn off the Roku and 2) uninstall and reinstall the Sling app. I don't know which one did the trick. I didn't even know you could do either, but I'm happy to have sling back in operation.
If it was anything but coincidence, it was the first option that worked. The second option is useless without the first.
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I am not currently using the Sling app on my Roku but I was until about two weeks ago. I used it for about three months before dropping it at least for now. During that entire time I had absolutely zero problems and my neighbor, who continues to use it, also has no problems.
I do not use Roku's remote app as I find both RoByte and the Harmony app VASTLY superior.
The problem people sometimes have with Sling appears to be mostly to issues related to problems with the internet connection or they are using wireless connections. Wireless is inherently unreliable for streaming if there is any other problems at all.
If I had to guess I would say most problems with Sling relate to the general difficulty of streaming live TV and connection issues. Neither of those are controlled by the apps mentioned. I think the Sling app is mostly fine but, like just about any app, there is always room for improvement.
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