Sling TV Error Codes – The Detailed Guide

Sling TV Error Codes

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Sling TV is an American streaming service or over-the-top internet television service where user can customize their channel lineup and watch TV online with no prior setup required and no hidden fees, or long-term contracts. Sling TV was founded on February 9, 2015, and it’s a subsidiary of Dish Network. Though Sling TV is an internet-based service user may encounter different types of errors from yours or Sling’s server-side. In this article, I will be discussing different Sling TV errors and how you can solve these errors.

Features of Sling TV

  • You can watch premium TV networks like the ABC News Live, CNN, FOX News, and MSNBC on Sling TV
  • Watch entertainment networks like Bravo!, Lifetime and HGTV on Sling TV for free
  • Sling TV offers programs in 22 languages including Spanish, Hindi & Arabic
  • Stay up-to-date and informed with plenty of news channels
  • Stay in & SLING in with entertainment for the whole family
  • With SLING TV, you can get your DIY fix with HGTV and satisfy your cravings for new recipes on Food Network
  • Keep the kids happy and the Saturday morning cartoon tradition rolling with Disney and Cartoon Network
  • Catch the latest news, analysis and feature films of your favorite sports on Sling TV

Sling TV Error Codes and Solutions     

Whether you are watching Sling Tv on your mobile with the app or on the computer, you can face different types of errors. Though there is nothing to worry as these errors can easily be resolved. Here are a few common Sling TV error codes and their solutions!

Error Code 4-XXX and Solutions

If there is a breakdown in the data getting from the Sling TV server to the device then you can receive a 4-XXX error. You can follow the below steps to solve this error:

  • If you are facing this issue while watching the original channels then try changing the channels and see if the problem is solved.
  • If you are watching Sling TV on smartphones then check and see if the app is up to date or not. If there is any update available then update the app and try watching the channel again.
  • Force close the Sling TV app and then re-launch the app and check if the problem is resolved or not.
  • Uninstall the Sling TV app and then reinstall it again on your device to see if the problem is solved.

Error Code 7-XXX and Solutions

There are many reasons the 7-XXX error can happen. The most common issue is the bugs in the player startup process. Below are a few steps to solve this issue:

  • If you are facing this issue only while watching the original channels then try changing the channels and see if the problem is solved.
  • Force close the Sling TV app and then re-launch the app and check if the problem is resolved or not.

Error Code 6-XXX and Solutions

6-XXX errors are usually caused by server problems or a problem with the actual video content on the server. Try the steps below to resolve this issue:

  • If you are facing this issue only while watching the original channels then try changing the channels and see if the problem is solved.
  • If you are using a Chromecast device to continue watching your TV show or movie then turn off the cast and then try to watch the content on your mobile device or tablet for a few moments before trying to cast again.
  • Try watching the Video on Demand content if you are facing a problem with the original channels.
  • Sometimes bugs cause this error, so a simple reset can solve this problem.

Error Code 3-XXX and Solutions

You will see an error code that begins with 3 when there is a problem with the information exchange between your device and the Sling TV systems. This is a very common error and there are few steps that you can follow to solve this problem.

  • Try changing the channels if you are facing problems while watching the original channels. You can try to watch the video-on-demand content and if you can watch these contents then the problem is with the Sling TV system.
  • Check your network connection and make sure your Wi-Fi connection is strong and also check if the Ethernet cable is properly plugged in. If you have set a bandwidth limit then checks if it has crossed the maximum limit.
  • Uninstall the Sling TV app and then reinstall it again on your device to see if the problem is solved.

Error Code 9-XXX and Solutions

There are many reasons this error code can appear, the most common cause is the issue with account personalization services that prevents the video from the Sling TV to reach your device. Follow these steps to solve this error:

  • If you are facing this issue while watching the original channels then try changing the channels and see if the problem is solved.
  • Try watching the Video on Demand content if you are facing a problem with the original channels.
  • Sometimes bugs cause this error, so a simple reset can solve this problem.

How to Force Close and Relaunch the Sling TV App on Android Device

Sometimes force closing and relaunching the Sling TV app can resolve many Sling TV errors. If you are watching Sling Tv on your Android device, then follow the below instructions and force close and relaunch the app.

  • First, go to the Settings menu of your mobile phone
  • Now locate the Apps menu and click on it
  • You will see all the installed app of your mobile
  • Now locate the Sling TV app and tap on it
  • In the next screen, click on the “Force Close” button and then click on the Yes to confirm the action
  • Now return to the Hope Page of your mobile phone and relaunch the Sling TV app
  • Finally, check and see if the problem is solved or not

How to Force Close and Relaunch the Sling TV App on Windows Computer

  • First right-click on the taskbar of your computer
  • A menu will open; select the Task Manager from the available options
  • The process tab will open; locate the Sling TV app from the list
  • Select the Sling TV and then click on the End Task button
  • The Sling TV app process will stop
  • Now return to the Desktop and relaunch the Sling TV app
  • Check if the error is resolved

How to Force Close and Relaunch the Sling TV App on Android TV

  • From the Home Screen of your Android TV open the Settings menu
  • Now select the app menu and from the available apps locate the Sling TV app and click on it
  • Here you will see the Force Close button; press on it to terminate the application
  • Now relaunch the Sling TV app from the Home Screen

How to Force Close and Relaunch the Sling TV App on Apple TV

  • First press the Home button on your Apple TV remote
  • Now scroll through the available apps and when you see the Sling Tv app swipe up
  • Finally, return to the home screen and relaunch the app

How to Uninstall and Reinstall the Sling TV App on Android Device

Sometimes uninstalling and reinstalling the Sling TV app can resolve many Sling TV errors. If you are watching Sling Tv on your Android device, then follow the below instructions and uninstall and reinstall the app.

  • First, go to the Settings menu of your mobile phone
  • Now locate the Apps menu and click on it
  • You will see all the installed app of your mobile
  • Now locate the Sling TV app and tap on it
  • You will see the Uninstall button, tap on it and then click on the “Yes” to confirm the process
  • Now open the Play Store on your mobile and search for the Sling TV app
  • Install the app on your mobile again and see if there is any improvement

How to Uninstall and Reinstall the Sling TV App on Android TV 

  • First, launch the Google Play Store app from the Home Screen of the Android TV
  • Now click on the menu icon from the top-left corner of the screen
  • From the available options select “My Apps and Games”
  • Now locate the Sling TV app and click on it
  • Here you will see the uninstall button and tap on it to uninstall the Sling TV app
  • Select Ok to confirm the process
  • Now return to the Play store and type Sling TV on the search bar
  • Click on the Sling TV from the available option
  • Finally, click on the “Install” button to install the app again on your Android TV

How to Uninstall and Reinstall the Sling TV App on Roku TV 

  • First, go to the home screen of your Roku TV and then highlight the Sling TV app
  • Now press the Star * button on your remote
  • A menu will open; select “Remove Channel” and then select OK button to confirm the process
  • Now reinstall the Sling TV app from the Roku Channel Store and check if the problems have solved or not

Final Thought

I hope you have found the above information helpful and learned about the Sling TV error codes. Let us know if you have any queries about this topic in the comment section. If you still facing a problem with your Sling TV then you can create a support ticket and let the Sling Tv management handle your problem.

Thomas C. Bell

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