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openrage

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I just received my invite for sling tv and noticed the fire tv is not yet supported but android tablets are. The apk file can be downloaded via the sling website FAQ page.

I have sideloaded the apk and it appears to be working fine so far figured I would share.

I have added the older version of the apk file. As of last night it was still working unable to test right now since im not at home. On a side note I plan to cancel my sling subscription due to its like going back to the 90's i dont enjoy scheduling my life around the tv id rather dvr everything I want to watch.
 

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tekweezle

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I side loaded the app for phones onto my AFS and it ran successfully for about a day. Then it failed the playstore license check and stopped running.

Sent from a Freedompop HTC Evo 4G
 

tekweezle

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There is a slingbox app available on the limited Amazon app store for Fire TV devices. This is probably fully supported(anything we sideload meant for other platforms obviously might not work). That worked fine but I couldn't use it because I gave an old Slingbox A unit.

Sent from a Freedompop HTC Evo 4G
 

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There is a slingbox app available on the limited Amazon app store for Fire TV devices. This is probably fully supported(anything we sideload meant for other platforms obviously might not work). That worked fine but I couldn't use it because I gave an old Slingbox A unit.

Sent from a Freedompop HTC Evo 4G
This thread is about the new subscription TV-over-Internet service, Sling TV - not Slingbox.

The sideloaded Sling TV app is working on my Fire TV Stick, as well. No problems and it's been a few days now. :)
 

enfox

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I sideloaded the apk to my firetv over the weekend and when I started it up it says that the version I have is outdated and needed to be upgraded.
 

Mitch2025

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This thread is about the new subscription TV-over-Internet service, Sling TV - not Slingbox.

The sideloaded Sling TV app is working on my Fire TV Stick, as well. No problems and it's been a few days now. :)

Would you be able to post the APK you used? The version I downloaded seems to have protection built in that doesn't allow it to work on the FireTV stick. It says it isn't a supported device.
 

CappyQ

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Would you be able to post the APK you used? The version I downloaded seems to have protection built in that doesn't allow it to work on the FireTV stick. It says it isn't a supported device.
Weird - I only downloaded it a couple of days ago. Here's the APK attached. (Note to admins - this is a free APK downloaded from their public site FAQ - not piracy.)
 

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Mine worked a couple times, but now I just get constant buffering and nothing ever loads although on my laptop it loads right up. This is with the older still confirmed working version..
 

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    I just received my invite for sling tv and noticed the fire tv is not yet supported but android tablets are. The apk file can be downloaded via the sling website FAQ page.

    I have sideloaded the apk and it appears to be working fine so far figured I would share.

    I have added the older version of the apk file. As of last night it was still working unable to test right now since im not at home. On a side note I plan to cancel my sling subscription due to its like going back to the 90's i dont enjoy scheduling my life around the tv id rather dvr everything I want to watch.
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    Would you be able to post the APK you used? The version I downloaded seems to have protection built in that doesn't allow it to work on the FireTV stick. It says it isn't a supported device.
    Weird - I only downloaded it a couple of days ago. Here's the APK attached. (Note to admins - this is a free APK downloaded from their public site FAQ - not piracy.)
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    Weird - I only downloaded it a couple of days ago. Here's the APK attached. (Note to admins - this is a free APK downloaded from their public site FAQ - not piracy.)

    Dude, thanks for the quick reply! It worked! ...I love you
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    Anyone have the apk from the Fire TV store?

    I don't have a Fire TV but have been using the older apk on an Android TV box and it works fine.

    I had some issues getting the Amazon app store to download the SlingTV app to my Fire TV, but found the direct link to the apk where they stored the files for windows and mac os:

    http://webapp.movetv.com/player/firetv/sling.apk
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    Googling around, looking for the latest Sling TV apk for fireTV I found this old thread.

    So wonder if would be possible for someone to post the latest apk for fireTV? :confused: (Hopefully yes!)
    Code:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ODC5N80

    BTW the one available for other android devices, as you can see it's not the same:
    Code:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sling

    TIA.-

    Posted these a while back. I just checked & they are both still the latest versions for FireTV's.

    https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=71529079&postcount=6