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#4409038 - 05/19/17 08:02 PM Sling TV / Chromecast Review
LoneRanger Offline


Registered: 07/02/07
Posts: 3273
Loc: Midwest USA
The combo does not work reliably together. My Chromecast, running the latest firmware reboots for no reason randomly when watching any Sling TV content using the Sling TV android app casting to the Chromecast. Tried everything to resolve. Reboots don't happen with Netflix for android or Youtube app.

On the free seven day trial, but no way will I subscribe.... too buggy.
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#4409041 - 05/19/17 08:10 PM Re: Sling TV / Chromecast Review [Re: LoneRanger]
mcrn Offline


Registered: 11/30/05
Posts: 3097
Loc: FL
I did not like Sling. I thought there was a lot of lag and buffering. I do love my Chromecast. There is plenty out there to stream free to your chromecast.

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#4409047 - 05/19/17 08:29 PM Re: Sling TV / Chromecast Review [Re: LoneRanger]
Mantooth Offline


Registered: 07/26/15
Posts: 352
Loc: Southern Indiana
We have tried Sling twice and both times experienced freeze ups and laggy video play.

Signed up for Playstation Vue and haven't looked back.
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#4409057 - 05/19/17 08:59 PM Re: Sling TV / Chromecast Review [Re: LoneRanger]
HangFire Offline


Registered: 08/21/13
Posts: 2304
Loc: Central Maryland
Thanks for the review. Your experience sounds like i-Heart-Radio on the Amazon Fire TV Stick. It just keeps crashing.

Sling was reasonably reliable on our Amazon Fire TV Stick. However I subscribed to get local stations, but we were "outside the viewing area" so no local stations for us. Switched from Blue to Orange (maybe it was the other way around), no luck there either. However monthly charge was the same and no clue given whether you'd get those stations or not until you subscribe and find out.

Netflix remains the Killer App.

I canceled Sling, and got OTA UHF, VHF antennas, a combiner and a booster, all for less than $100. Now I have too many local stations to remember them all.
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#4409066 - 05/19/17 09:07 PM Re: Sling TV / Chromecast Review [Re: LoneRanger]
LoneRanger Offline


Registered: 07/02/07
Posts: 3273
Loc: Midwest USA
No idea what kind of bug resides in their android Sling app that can cause the Chromecast to randomly reboot, but doesn't appear to be s new problem if you google it. Posts going back to 2015.

Have not had much lag or freeze or downshifts out of HD. Just the random Chromecast reboots.
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#4409093 - 05/19/17 09:40 PM Re: Sling TV / Chromecast Review [Re: LoneRanger]
CKN Offline


Registered: 10/14/14
Posts: 2982
Loc: Utah
Sling has issues-DirectTV NOW have heard lots of issues about. Seems like this streaming thing isn't quite there yet.

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#4409117 - 05/19/17 09:59 PM Re: Sling TV / Chromecast Review [Re: Mantooth]
Greggy_D Offline


Registered: 03/03/05
Posts: 1619
Loc: Michigan
Originally Posted By: Mantooth


Signed up for Playstation Vue and haven't looked back.


This.
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#4409150 - 05/19/17 10:56 PM Re: Sling TV / Chromecast Review [Re: LoneRanger]
Jimkobb Offline


Registered: 09/14/13
Posts: 448
Loc: indiana
I watch Sling from my Roku and works pretty good here.
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#4409276 - 05/20/17 06:42 AM Re: Sling TV / Chromecast Review [Re: LoneRanger]
bmod305 Offline


Registered: 06/23/08
Posts: 253
Loc: Minnesota
I cut the cord a few months back. Installed an EZ HD antenna from Denny's antenna and I was blown away by how much clearer & vivid over the air HD is vs the compressed signal of cable. I also tried Sling with both a Chromecast 1 and 2. I have fast internet (75mb down) and Sling would work great for a few minutes then start to lag. Some channels worked great but others consistently were buggy. Tried Sling thru my son's xbox one and Sling works 100% perfect regardless of channel.

Dave

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#4409289 - 05/20/17 07:16 AM Re: Sling TV / Chromecast Review [Re: LoneRanger]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
Posts: 34148
Loc: Great Lakes
It's been a few years since I used Sling on my Roku3, but I don't recall any problems then.
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#4409706 - 05/20/17 04:08 PM Re: Sling TV / Chromecast Review [Re: LoneRanger]
sleddriver Offline


Registered: 02/06/10
Posts: 4089
Loc: Central Texas
Thanks for posting. Haven't tried any of these services myself. I'm using OTA for decades, recently set-up Win Media Center to DVR/remove commercials on two machines.

I also search for interesting series on-line that are not often shown here in the USA. So much content out there these days, just can't watch it all.
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#4409769 - 05/20/17 05:49 PM Re: Sling TV / Chromecast Review [Re: LoneRanger]
LoneRanger Offline


Registered: 07/02/07
Posts: 3273
Loc: Midwest USA
No sooner I post this, Google released a firmware update for Chromecast. Seems to have maybe resolved the random reboots. So far so good . . .
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#4409801 - 05/20/17 06:42 PM Re: Sling TV / Chromecast Review [Re: LoneRanger]
JustinH Offline


Registered: 04/17/04
Posts: 4830
Loc: Texas
Sling runs fantastic on a roku premiere.

It is slow on a roku 1.

Never found the chromecast to be a great product, I don't want to be chained to a tablet, or phone.
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#4410164 - 05/21/17 08:00 AM Re: Sling TV / Chromecast Review [Re: LoneRanger]
LoneRanger Offline


Registered: 07/02/07
Posts: 3273
Loc: Midwest USA
Well what I did Friday night was I performed a Factory Reset on the chromecast. A couple minutes after completing setup after the reset, it put on a screen I'd not seen before, never said anything about "updating firmware" or such but when done it showed version of 1.24.88007. Looked it up and that was just released this week.

Today is end of the free seven day trial, Probably pre-pay two months of Orange to get the free Roku Express they're offering. I like the selection of channels they have so might as well give it a chance.
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#4410203 - 05/21/17 08:35 AM Re: Sling TV / Chromecast Review [Re: LoneRanger]
rshaw125 Offline


Registered: 08/18/04
Posts: 3129
Loc: Raleigh ,NC CSA
Using Sling and Playstation Vue on Roku flawlessly.
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