Sling TV is the cheaper option, but DIRECTV STREAM has the most channels

If you’re trying to decide which streaming service to get and you’ve narrowed it down to Sling TV and DIRECTV STREAM, then you’re in the right spot. We’re here to help you make that difficult decision. So let’s dive in.

Sling TV doesn’t offer HBO, and this is Sling’s biggest downside. But it has lower package prices for those trying to save as much money as possible.

DIRECTV STREAM has some premium channels included (you heard me: included) in its plan and has more channels overall.

Although Sling TV doesn’t have the king of premium channels (HBO) Sling TV is still our winner.

How do Sling TV’s and DIRECTV STREAM’s prices compare?

Sling TV has a more affordable price tag than DIRECTV STREAM

Sling TV has two inexpensive options if you’re OK sacrificing a chunk of channels to keep prices down, but if you want the full suite of what Sling TV has to offer, you’ll need the more expensive package.

How much is Sling TV?
PlanPriceTV channel countDetails
Sling Orange$35*30+View Plan
Sling Blue$35*45+View Plan
Sling Orange + Sling Blue Services$50*50+View Plan
Data as of 10/28/20. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
* Compatible device and internet connection required. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

With DIRECTV STREAM, you can get up to 140 channels. Now, the price tag is a little high, but you’ll get a plethora of popular lifestyle, sports, kids, and news channels.

PlanPriceTV channel countDetails
CHOICE$84.9990+View Plan
ENTERTAINMENT$69.9965+View Plan
ULTIMATE$94.99130+View Plans
PREMIER$139.99140+View Plan
Data effective 09/30/21. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
DIRECTV STREAM Device avail. for $5/mo. on 24-month installment agmt for well-qualified customers. Others pay $120 upfront for device. Taxes due at sale. See details.

Do Sling TV and DIRECTV STREAM come with additional fees?

Neither streaming service has fees that you’re obligated to pay unless you want more DVR storage space.

Sling TV gives you a 50-hour cloud DVR storage space, and it charges an extra $5 per month for its 200-hour cloud DVR.  It’s absolutely worth the extra $5 if you’re sharing with 3 other roommates. Trust us.

DIRECTV STREAM gives you a tiny DVR storage space of 20 hours.

If you’d like to record more than just five Supernatural episodes, 10 Teen Titans Go! episodes, and three movies, you’ll want to pay an extra $10 for DIRECTV STREAM’s unlimited DVR storage space.

YouTube TV is the only service that includes an unlimited DVR storage space in its service, and DIRECTV STREAM is the only service to offer it as an add-on.

For some, it might be nice that the enhanced cloud DVR is optional if you’re not really into recording. DVRs are super convenient, but the more you can customize your service, the better chance you have of getting exactly what you want.

Which channels do Sling TV and DIRECTV STREAM have?

If you want top channels like the Hallmark Channel, Cartoon Network, and Univision, DIRECTV STREAM is your service

Depending on the plan you get, both services have an almost equal amount of popular channels. If you love your Hallmark Channel Christmas movies and your kids love Paw Patrol, DIRECTV STREAM is for you.

Of course, DIRECTV STREAM will have more popular channels because of its overall channel count, but check out the channel lineup for Sling TV and DIRECTV STREAM, just in case. Price aside, though, DIRECTV STREAM wins this section.

Which popular channels do Sling TV and DIRECTV STREAM have?
Disney ChannelYesYes
Food NetworkYesYes
Fox NewsYesYes
Hallmark ChannelNoYes

Data effective 9/1/2021.

Sling TV vs. DIRECTV STREAM channels

Back in the day, cable was the most reliable way to get good channels. But times have changed—and if you want to cut the cord and still watch ABC, FOX, CBS, CNN, or CNBC, check out both services to see if they offer them in your area.

Sling TV vs. DIRECTV STREAM premium channels

An upside to DIRECTV STREAM: HBO Max is included in the CHOICE and above packages for three months. STARZ channels are included in the ULTIMATE and PREMIER packages, and CINEMAX and HBO are included in the PREMIER package. It’s a solid win for everyone in the family with the variety.

And it can’t be overlooked that Sling TV doesn’t have HBO at all (or CINEMAX)!

So if you can live without Succession or The Wire, you’ll do great with Sling TV. But if you and your kids want to catch the cute new Scoob! series, you’ll have to pay a little extra for DIRECTV STREAM. (Who doesn’t want to watch Scooby-Doo and the gang?)

How much are Sling TV's and DIRECTV STREAM's premium channels?
ChannelSling TV priceDIRECTV STREAM price
HBO MaxNot availableIncluded with PREMIER, or $14.99/mo.
CINEMAX®Not available$11.00/mo.

Data effective 9/1/2021. Offers are subject to change.

Which sports channels does Sling TV and DIRECTV STREAM have?

The section you’ve all been waiting for (*drumroll*): the sports channel lineup. And we must say, DIRECTV STREAM is a clear championship winner in this department.

If you’re looking for the most sports channels, DIRECTV STREAM offers up to 20 sports channels, whereas Sling TV only offers eight.

So, it’s not hard to see that DIRECTV STREAM is the option for sports aficionados.

Sling TV has the following sports channels:

  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • ESPN3
  • NFL Network
  • NBC Sports Network (NBCSN)
  • NBC Sports
  • FS1
  • Stadium

And DIRECTV STREAM has the following sports channels:

  • ACCN
  • Big Ten Network
  • CBS Sports Network
  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • ESPNews
  • FS1, FS2
  • Golf Channel
  • Longhorn Network
  • MLB Network
  • MSG, MSG+
  • NBA TV
  • NBC Sports Network
  • NHL Network
  • Olympic Channel
  • SEC Network
  • Tennis Channel

How do Sling TV’s and DIRECTV STREAM’s DVR compare?

Sling TV beats DIRECTV STREAM in the DVR game.

Sling TV comes with 50 hours of DVR storage or you must pay $5 per month for 200 hours of DVR storage.

DIRECTV STREAM includes a 20-hour cloud DVR storage, but you can upgrade for $10 per month to an unlimited DVR storage space.

We like how Sling TV comes with a 50-hour DVR storage, which makes the case for Sling TV even stronger.

But if you and the fam like to record everything under the sun, we like how DIRECTV STREAM tends to those families.

How do Sling TV's and DIRECTV STREAM's DVR compare?
DVR storage hours50 hrs., saves indefinitely20 hrs., saves for 90 days

Sling TV or DIRECTV STREAM: Which gives you a better user experience?

Sling TV’s channel guide is easy to navigate, while DIRECTV STREAM’s can be a little frustrating

Sling TV’s user experience is smoother than DIRECTV STREAM’s.

The Sling TV channel guide is similar to that of traditional cable. It has channel scrolling, time scrolling, and channel categories. There’s also a view that lets you see next week’s schedule so you can scope out which action movies you want to watch while cuddling with a glass of wine.

DIRECTV STREAM’s channel guide is about the same as Sling’s, with some key differences. When you click on one of the genre tabs, you get a listing of only the current showings and what’s on for the next couple of hours. And if you want to exit the genre tab, you have to exit the channel guide altogether.

That’s not very convenient—or intuitive.

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On which devices can you watch Sling TV and DIRECTV STREAM?

These days, we want our streaming service to be compatible with our phones, tablets, and TVs. After all, your commute on public transit is the perfect time to catch up on The Expanse.

Download the app on these devices so you can watch your favorite shows anywhere, any time.

You can stream Sling TV on these devices:

  • iPhones, iPads (iOS 9 and up, iPhone 4.0 and up)
  • Android smartphones, tablets, and TVs
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Apple TV
  • Roku
  • Xbox One
  • Google Chromecast

DIRECTV STREAM is available all day long on these devices:

  • iPhone, iPad (iOS 9 and up, iPhone 4.0 and up)
  • Android smartphones and tablets
  • Roku TV, Streaming Stick, Premiere, Ultra, Express, etc.
  • Apple TV
  • Amazon Fire TV, Stick, and Cube
  • Google Chromecast
  • Samsung Smart TV
  • Chrome, Safari

Recap: Sling TV is the winner

Sling TV is more affordable, but DIRECTV STREAM has more live TV channels

After comparing price, channels, DVR, user experience, and the bonuses, Sling TV comes out ahead. DIRECTV STREAM is a great option for the family with its variety, and for premium-channel and sports fanatics, but Sling TV is a great option for anyone trying to save a buck.

  • Pricing: All of Sling TV’s plans ($35–$50) are cheaper than DIRECTV STREAM’s plans ($85–$140).
  • Channels: DIRECTV STREAM is perfect for those who want lots of live TV channels rather than just 50 or less. You’ll just have to make sure Sling TV’s channel lineup will satisfy the family’s watching needs. And don’t forget that Sling doesn’t have HBO or CINEMAX.
  • Sports channels: DIRECTV STREAM holds the championship belt between the two because it has a great variety of sports channels with major sports coverage. Sling TV only offers eight sports channels, including ESPN, ESPN2, and FS1.
  • DVR: Sling TV includes a 50-hour DVR storage while DIRECTV STREAM includes 20. Sling TV offers a 200-hour DVR storage space for $5/month and DIRECTV STREAM lets you upgrade to an unlimited DVR for $10/month.
  • User experience: Sling TV has a simple cable-like channel guide and DIRECTV STREAM gives a rough channel guide experience.

If you’re still on the fence, you can dive into the nitty-gritty details in our full reviews:

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  • Michael R. Grothe

    if your an AT&T customer you can stream direct tv on your phone no data usage

  • rjj

    do either include the NFL network ?

  • rjj

    do either include the NFL channel

    • Don Lewis

      yes, both services offer nfl

  • Michael Ice-Mike Nyanti

    Do Directv Now offer “bein Sports”?

  • Christina

    Can you use your sling tv account to sign into other applications like you can with direct tv now? Such as NFL ap or history channel ap?

    • Joseph Molion

      Some channels offer Sling as a provider for their on line stream… not sure which ones though.

  • Christina

    Can you use your sling sign in info to sign into other applications like you can with direct tv now?

    • John C Davis

      No. I have checked out almost every streaming service and DTV now is the only one listed. I love the HBO and Showtime stand alone apps for free with the cheap subscription price through DTV now. Stars does not allow you to use their free with subscription app. Hope this helps.

  • SkipCycle

    You missed a very important feature with your review. DirectTV Now lets you view both NBC and ABC, but Sling would not let me view either where I live. That’s huge, because ABC over the air is an almost impossibility to watch with an antenna. CBS isn’t on either service, but I can at least use an antenna to bring in pretty good reception.

  • anterfr

    i’ve had sling tv for 6 months and have found it nearly impossible to watch. the guide is terrible. the apple tv app is so buggy i’m constantly having to restart the app. using the cloud DVR is almost pointless as half the shows don’t allow you to DVR and they’re not available and i get an error screen. i use my sling tv account to sing in to all the individual channel apps and have more success. I’ve been using the DirectTV now app and will be switching to it, cutting off hulu, the CBS app, and all the others.

  • Bibs

    As another pointed out, you missed some networks…NBC and ABC were mentioned…I have NBC on Sling, but not CBS, which is a big deal for football fans. One thing you didn’t mention at all was the shows that are available On Demand. I’ve had Sling for two months now – one of the best features it has is all the available On Demand content (TBS for example has a wealth of old shows available On Demand). I set up a free trial of DirecTV last night just so I could watch New Year’s Rockin Eve…So far, in comparing Sling & DTV side by side, Sling blows DTV away with the available On Demand content. Also worth noting that every time I’ve used DTV so far, it’s stopped to buffer several times…this rarely happens on Sling. The channel lineup on DTV’s basic plan is pretty decent – if it had more On Demand and worked better, I’d keep it and dump Sling Blue. I’ll probably just get the CBS Now service for my NFL fix which is only for another month of playoff games…hopefully by next September there will be more availability…

  • Mike

    During the 1st quarter of 2018. It’s in beta right now.

    • Joseph Castellano

      1st Quarter is about to end and still no sign of Cloud DVR for DirecTV Now.

  • Mike

    It’s in beta right now. Their plans are to add it in the 1st quarter of 2018.

  • Mike

    Directv Now does offer Turner Classic Movies, by the way. Also, it wasn’t pointed out in the article, but Directv now is also the only service that offers MLB network. (Sling does not). They both have NFL network.
    The one main difference that I have noticed is that Directv Now’s guide is much more user friendly. It is in alphabetical order. Sling’s is not. (In fact, I actually haven’t figured out the order of the channels yet).
    Plus Directv now has ABC, NBC, FOX and CBS. Sling (in my area) only offered FOX and NBC.

    • Cecil Brian Hengeveld

      It is a total mystery to me how Sling orders their channels. The guide for an old guy like me is difficult to use. My daughters, on the other hand, took to it naturally. Like Netflix.

  • Cecil Brian Hengeveld

    Overall I prefer the functionality and channel selection of Directv Now to Sling. Sling has it beat in performance by quite a large margin. I’ve experienced some buffering with Sling. But full blown errors and inability to watch certain channels with Directv. That said, I think I’m still going to go with Directv because of the functionality and gamble that performance improves over time. I like the guide better. It’s a better “surfing” platform than Sling. Pet peeve on all of these services, CAN WE GET A “LAST CHANNEL” BUTTON?

    Another factor in my decision for Directv. Delay time. I hope this isn’t impacted by new DVR functionality. And I only care during football season. I timed both Sling and Directv against Verizon Fios cable. I found that Directv tended to be 30 seconds behind the cable feed where Sling was a full minute or more. Not a big deal perhaps. For me, I don’t need to be getting a text from a friend or an update from my phone before seeing the action on tv. Knowing about a TD before seeing it on the screen is a deal breaker for me. In fact, I may get myself an HD Antenna to address that challenge even if I do get Directv.

    • whitney

      There is a last channel button on sling with roku its the circle with the arrow button on the remote .

  • Little Guy

    I have Direct TV Now, I was wondering if they still have the NFL Network as one of there programming networks. I have enjoyed it so far, but that is one of the big questions I have as an huge football fan.

  • Jeff Stull

    I have Sling. It is often barely watchable. It loads slow – freezes and buffers. My internet is fairly slow but I am able to watch Netflix- tubi and other apps with no problems. Would Directv now work better for me?

    • LaBurladora

      I am having the same problem with Directv Now, and it’s infuriating. I’m thinking of switiching back to Sling.

    • ambassgray

      With a slow internet, you would receive slow streaming. I have been on DTVN for over a year. I almost quit after the first month, but stuck with it and it is 1000 X better than what it was. Does it still have its glitches? Yes, but whereas the glitches used to shut the whole system when I first became a user, now they last for a few seconds and then take you back into the show. It is maddening at times because I can have no issues for a month..and then as someone is getting ready to hit a last second shot…here comes the glitch. Overall I am happy with the service for what you get and since SlingTV does not have TLC…my wife won’t let me change unless I go back to cable 🙂

  • Carmen Jackson

    I have tried both Sling tv and Directv Now and I have experienced bugs with both services. I have Directv Now and I am deciding whether I should go back to Sling TV. With Sling Tv I had the sling orange/blue along with 4 add-ons not including the Cloud DVR. And with Directv Now I have the Gotta Have It package> I am glad that I came across this website which by the way is helping me to decide which company I will go with after I do a little bit more home work because honestly I do not find much difference except that I can record tv with sling

  • Dora April

    Another awesome thing about DirectTv Now is if you have an account with you can stream from other premium streaming devices like HBO, Starz and Showtime just by logging in with your DirectTV Now account which means you can stream from more devices despite DirectTv Now’s 2 device limit. Also if you have AT&T for your wireless service you get HBO free anyways.

  • Kevin Daniels

    What is the best streaming service for multiple tv,s

  • BonnieCoach

    DirecTV NOW DOES have CBS!

  • BonnieCoach

    Here’s the great thing…No Contracts! You can change anytime.

  • Billy Martin

    I just signed up with Direct tv now. I planned to put four homes on their service. My billing zip is my office where I receive all my mail. I will not be able to get ANY network channels at any house – ABC CBS NBC. I would have to get four Visa cards to match the locations and the bills would be mailed to houses without mail service. The billing zip has to match the device location. I am out of business with Direct. Does anyone know a streaming service that would solve my problem. Thanks.

  • Sharon

    How are you getting your local channels?

  • LaBurladora

    Currently, I’m HATING Directv Now, and will probably switch back to Sling. Directv Now’s streaming service is spotty, unreliable, and “buffers” every 30 seconds, rendering the tv unwatchable. I’ve tried to contact them several times, to no avail. So, in addition to their service being utter crap, their customer service is as well.

    • Joseph Castellano

      I can’t stand it and I prepaid for 3 months to get my free Apple TV. I will cancel and go back to Sling. I hate that you can’t pause live tv and come back 15 minutes later and just continue watching. It skips back to live tv!

    • ryndubs

      I’ve used Sling, Hulu Live, YouTube Live, and Direct TV Now. I haven’t notice a large difference in performance with any of them. Both on home internet and on mobile. One nice feature with DTN is if you have ATT for wireless, it doesn’t count towards your data plan so long as you are using a DTN app.

  • Maria Millett
  • Broddw

    I do not believe you can use DirecTV now with Android TV boxes. I have been unable to. Do any of you have more info on this?

    • Maria Millett

      Confirmed, it doesn’t work with Android TV boxes at this time.

  • lbatfish

    I recently signed up for Sling, prepaying for 2 months ($80) in order to get a free Roku Express. Unfortunately, Roku (who processes the shipments) refused to accept the validity of either my street address or my PO box. I went through many weeks of near-daily contacts with Sling and Roku (and multiple “escalations”) to try to get delivery until I finally gave up. Sling refused to refund my $80 (for service that I was unable to watch) and to truly cap things, they also charged me ANOTHER $40 . . . because by the time I finally cancelled my service, things had gone one day into a THIRD month.

    Needless to say, I will have no future dealings with Sling (or Dish) in this lifetime or any other. An outright refusal to correct matters caused by a company (or their marketing partner) is NOT is a good policy.

    • Kathy Ersland

      I appreciate your comments on Sling TV, I have Direct now. It some troublesome issues but nothing, don’t they all problems. Sorry you had to thru such a terrible experience.

  • Phyllis Kuzma

    Does direct TV now have MSNBC i had sling 4 two weeks and could not find Rachael Maddow live on it and that’s all my husband watches?

    • ambassgray

      check out the info regarding the channels above…yes, it does have MSNBC,

  • Phyllis Kuzma

    Does direct TV now have Rachel Maddow on live? I had sling for 2 weeks and could not find it live, and thats all my husband watches. My do Netflix?

    • Redrockdoc

      Who in their right mind would watch MADCOW? she is a birch personified !! All she does is lie, hate , and spew venom !!!!!

      • Tom Freeman

        She’s got more integrity in her little finger than all of fox news talking heads combined and that’s why right-wing morons hate her.

    • Renee Adelson

      I have SlingTv (blue plan) and watch Rachel Maddow live nightly 🙂

    • demo

      I pay the extra $5 for news package on Sling just to get MSNBC. Rachel is hands down the smartest news anchor, I always learn the facts and the background to important stories.

  • Tripp Fell

    Can anyone elaborate on the on-screen channel guide for either Sling or DTV-Now (for the live/real time programming, not the on-demand stuff)? I had PlaystationVue for about a month, it worked pretty well (relatively quick with no buffering or error messages) but I cancelled it because the on-screen guide was terrible (plus the DVR functionality was too limited). No need to reinvent the wheel when it comes to designing the on-screen guide – just list the channels, programming & times in a basic grid – but the PlaystationVue guide tried to be too cute and ended up being simply frustrating & confusing.

    • Kathy Ersland

      I have direct tv now and on screen guide is very clear and you can select favorite channels or all channels.

      • ambassgray

        I agree..the on screen guide is great with Direct TV Now. I stream DTVN through a Firestick on one TV and on Roku on a second tv. The channel guide can search for what is on now, or you can search through channel directories for on Demand content. You can also set up your channels as favorites so that you do not need to scroll through all of the channels. It is very easy. The only issue that I have with searching on DTVN is trying to find new shows on HBO/Cinemax. It would be nice to have a “search” feature that allows you to type in a movie…or some separation for “new movies” similar to Netflix.

      • ryndubs

        The experience does vary slightly based on what device you are using (browser, iPhone, Apple TV, etc). Channels are listed in Alpha order. I’d prefer grouping by channel type, but to each their own. I have not found a way to get the additional info on a show without actually laughing the channel / program. Also, sometimes opening the guide will stop the current channel from playing. ex. in the browser. But on the iPhone the channel will continue to play in the background when you view the guide.

  • Yahsone

    you missed live local TV with DTVN..also you cannot use stand alone apps with Sling like you can with DTVN

  • Rob

    Does anyone know if SlingTV is working on getting Discovery channel?

  • Kathy Ersland

    In the list of channels, channel TCM, is on direct tv now. I have he $30 a month. Direct tv now has a backing out with various reasons, but I’ve never had e error they say caused the problem.

  • FredinBoise

    Direct TV Now has the channel selection. Sling is simply deficient. I don’t care about a channel only five people have heard of. The BIG issue is Direct TV Now is simply unreliable. I’ve got all the good stuff, plenty of signal and It still freezes, buffers to the point I cancelled it. AND just try to get help from them– it’s exhausting and futile. Their 24/7 chat is an auto attendant joke. Need HULU reliability and cost with Direct TV Now channel selection— any of you idiot companies listening???

  • Marie C Sweeney Gillott

    We have had DirecTV since January and are becoming very frustrated with the constant buffering . We also use OTA when this occurs but it angers me that we are paying for this service and frequently cannot use it due to the buffering .Why would anybody put out a service that does not work 100% of the time . Equally frustrating is the fact they try and fall back on the trouble being with our WiFi 😡

  • flyingdutchman

    Well, I tried Sling for a week and loved it. So much so that I was ready to quit Direct TV satellite tv. I called to cancel services knowing that I had 9 months left on my 2-year contract, so I agreed to go with Directtvnow and received 3 months free with HBO. Great deal, no? Well, started watching and the buffering issues are driving me nuts. Just one day in, with fast internet and I’m ready to quit.

  • Camberley Kollhoff-Sheffield

    We just switched from Sling to DTV and I’m glad we did . Sling was a mess. Terrible guide , constantly freezing, and the commercials while watching On Demand were twice as loud as the actual show . I don’t sleep well and I’d rather not wake my family because the commercials blare after I struggled to hear the actual program . Sling doesn’t offer nearly the same amount of channels anyway . TLC and the Discovery channels lured me over to DTV ,as well as Investigation Discovery. Now I don’t need CBS Now or Amazon Prime to watch those .

  • thenameisselena

    what is the least internet speed need for either to enjoy

  • Nate Willie

    I’ve tried both services and am days away from leaving SlingTV. My biggest issue is on demand content through dedicated Apps. I have a 4K AppleTV given to me “free” by prepaying with DirecTV Now. I then switched to SlingTV after the 4 months with DirecTV Now. With DirecTV Now I had almost zero issues logging in (single sign on) to AppleTV Apps such as HGTV using my DirecTV/AT&T credentials and could watch what I wanted when I wanted. The single sign on with SlingTV is there and works but there are very few Apps (including HGTV) that work with SlingTV. Almost everything I watched was directly through the SlingTV app, which works well, except for on demand content which is lacking. The SlingTV app built into my Sony TV is also terrible. I’ll likely be returning to DirecTV Now because of the dedicated App support/on demand.

  • Cerissa Jones

    I have had both for a long period of time. If I had to choose it would be sling tv all the way. If they would add OWN, ID, CENTRIC, TVONE, THE WEATHER CHANNEL along with four other channels. They would be on top of the world. I love the cloud recording of 50 hours and being able to record all episodes, new episodesonly or just one episode. I don’t have issues with buffering either.The on demand options are awesome as well.Now DirecTV now buffers alot and has no DVR options but offer the nine channels I miss. I have an issue with the my favorite list. It always goes back to all channels instead of letting you pick from the favorite list. Last I do love that they offer HBO and cinamax for 5 dollars and starz for 8 dollars. They definitely can work on adding more on demand options and add a DVR and fixing the annoying buffering.

  • Maria Hansen

    Hey! When we update pages, policies, reviews, and prices, it changes the publish date. This review has been updated to help the readers.

  • Sky

    DirectTVNow, is a good package but it will be even better when they sort
    out their bugs. I was Pissed Off Angry when I was watching a movie
    only to be kick out TO THE DirectTVNow Login screen. I had to find my
    password in my long list of passwords to log back in. Once back in then I
    had to try to find the channel of movie; I missed most, if not all of
    it. This has happened to me 3 times; once a month in 3 months. I
    couldn’t take it anymore & I switched back to Sling I.’ll wait a
    couple of months when/if they sort out the bugs – Nothing worse then
    having a movie or sports game shut off while in progress- especially to
    log back into something you are already logged into. AND their so called
    “Chat” Support is ridicules because “if you cant login” you aint
    getting in to the “Chat” so you can forget about getting any help – You’ll just have to FIGURE IT OUT Yourself. With Sling – at least you can Call Support and actually speak to a live person.