How to Watch Sling TV from Outside the United States

How to Watch Sling TV from Outside the United States

In my previous post I outlined how to sign up for Sling TV from the United States. That’s a little easier than it is to actually watch the service when you’re not located in America.

Unfortunately for those of us who aren’t located in the USA, you will need some sort of a DNS service that makes it appear as if you’re located in America when you’re really not. You do not need a VPN to access Sling TV when you’re not in America. A simple DNS service like you would use to watch American Netflix is all you will need. Some of you may already be paying for such a service, in which case you won’t need to sign up for anything else. You’re good to go.

I’m a subscriber to Unlocator, which I have mentioned on this blog before. I use it to watch region-restricted UFC fights. Content that is normally blocked out for me as a Canadian is then wide open and available to watch. Fortunately the Unlocator service works seamlessly with Sling as well, so I didn’t have to pay for an additional service to use Sling TV in Canada.

If you haven’t used such a service before (I’ve used more than a few) I suggest you check out Unlocator. Yes, I do get a kickback for those of you who do sign up, but I wouldn’t recommend it if I didn’t think it was a great service and if I didn’t use it myself. You can use Unlocator for many different services in addition to Sling, Netflix, and UFC.tv, so check out the full list on the Unlocator website. There’s a free seven-day trial to all new subscribers. Combined with the seven-day trial of Sling TV, you can get a week of free live TV streaming!

Once you’ve registered, you’ll have to follow along with the guides to get everything setup correctly. There’s no one way to do this since it depends on your hardware. The guides available at Unlocator are straight forward and explained in detail well enough that you should get up and running within a few minutes whether you’re streaming Sling from your web browser, your Roku, your iPhone or iPad, or your Android phone or tablet.

2 thoughts on “How to Watch Sling TV from Outside the United States”

  1. Great article. The DNS option is better than using a VPN regarding content streaming because you can achieve direct connection with the media station ex. Netflix and avoid the “middle-man”. Personally, I am using UnoTelly which is similar to Unblock-us (or other DNS service). Perhaps you should check UnoTelly as well if you haven’t done so.

    1. I have tried UnoTelly in the past but like Unlocator better for whatever reason. I signed up for a year with them, so I’ll be with them for a while!

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