Sling Apple TV App Launches But It’s US-Only, Canada


At Apple’s WWDC keynote today, they announced Sling would launch for Apple TV 4 users, and it’s finally here. However, Sling TV remains only for users in the United States.

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Sling TV is a multichannel pay-TV streaming service and is accessible from the web or an iOS device, for example. But despite rumours of the service launching in Canada for $20/month, it doesn’t look to be coming anytime soon. Visiting the Sling website shows Canadians the follow message:

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In order to access Sling TV in Canada, users will be required to use a VPN or DNS service, and have a U.S. address to setup their account. It takes some work to setup but if you are able to do it, you’ll be watching channels such as TNT, TBS, CNN, the Cartoon Network, the Food Network, Disney, ESPN, ESPN2 and HGTV.


  • Tim

    Sling also added all the Viacom-owned channels today, Comedy Central, MTV, BET, CMT, VH1 and a handful of others

  • bspence88

    I’m testing it out. It’s lagging quite a bit. I don’t have issues with HBO Now or the NBC and ABC apps though.

  • kola

    how did you get passed the credit card part. kept getting a message saying card did not match address!

  • erth

    another reason to dislike our government.

  • Franz

    How can you install it from the canadian store?

  • It’s not available in the Canadian App Store, you’ll need to create a US iTunes Account. Instructions here:

  • sonje

    And why do you assume this is the ‘fault’ of government? It’s another reason to dislike the mega-corporations that rule the world.