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raqball

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Jun 21, 2010
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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

Also, no clue why I'm geographically not allowed to download the apk, from Chicago.

Awesome! I am loading it on my Minix Android TV box now and will report back..

Edit: Works fine!

Thanks for sharing the apk!
 
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barakus02

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So I sideloaded the older version of SlingTV last night after signing up for the free 14-day trial on my rooted AFTV.... But the playback stays in buffer-mode...
Prior to installing the sideloaded version here, I downloaded the legit version from the amazons store... When the app launched I got an error stating

"Internal Service Failure. An internal error occurred. This can be caused by lack of network connectivity. Please make sure you have a good network connection"

The app would still load, but also stay in the buffer mode. Under the settings menu, it would show no data connection... even tho it clearly connected to download cover art, etc.

So again, after this I sideloaded the older version from this forum, I don't get the error above at all, but still no network connection. The Slingtv app works perfect on my tablet and cellphone, so it def is not my network. Do you think Amazon is blocking my box because I have automatic firmware updates disabled, etc? Is there a work around? Thanks a lot.
 

NxtGenCowboy

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Dec 29, 2007
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So I sideloaded the older version of SlingTV last night after signing up for the free 14-day trial on my rooted AFTV.... But the playback stays in buffer-mode...
Prior to installing the sideloaded version here, I downloaded the legit version from the amazons store... When the app launched I got an error stating

"Internal Service Failure. An internal error occurred. This can be caused by lack of network connectivity. Please make sure you have a good network connection"

The app would still load, but also stay in the buffer mode. Under the settings menu, it would show no data connection... even tho it clearly connected to download cover art, etc.

So again, after this I sideloaded the older version from this forum, I don't get the error above at all, but still no network connection. The Slingtv app works perfect on my tablet and cellphone, so it def is not my network. Do you think Amazon is blocking my box because I have automatic firmware updates disabled, etc? Is there a work around? Thanks a lot.

Same thing is happening to me. Just sits at buffering.
 

dojon

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Mar 18, 2010
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So I sideloaded the older version of SlingTV last night after signing up for the free 14-day trial on my rooted AFTV.... But the playback stays in buffer-mode...
Prior to installing the sideloaded version here, I downloaded the legit version from the amazons store... When the app launched I got an error stating

"Internal Service Failure. An internal error occurred. This can be caused by lack of network connectivity. Please make sure you have a good network connection"

The app would still load, but also stay in the buffer mode. Under the settings menu, it would show no data connection... even tho it clearly connected to download cover art, etc.

So again, after this I sideloaded the older version from this forum, I don't get the error above at all, but still no network connection. The Slingtv app works perfect on my tablet and cellphone, so it def is not my network. Do you think Amazon is blocking my box because I have automatic firmware updates disabled, etc? Is there a work around? Thanks a lot.

Why not download the new official SlingTV for Fire TV app?
 

navigates

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Jun 28, 2014
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Anyone else rooted and seeing their connection only max at 1.5Mbps and not get full HD? I have 2 fire tv sticks that will stream full HD at 3.4+Mbps.

I don't have multiple firetv's but mine is rooted with bootmenu and I get 2.0 mbps. I wish I could see 3.4 mbps as well. didn't know they went up so much. And my connection is 300 mbps so 3.4 mbps should be ok. I doubt dish will do anything to block the app from its speeds.

I have another firetv in my bunker for the rainy day but that too is rooted. Had that not been I would have given that a try. I have a friend who's is not rooted and I can try it out on his to see this theory, however his internet is at&t uverse and he gets max at 15 mbps.
 

Cable123

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Thanks works on nexus player

Thank you so much I first retried to sideload the Android version of sling to my Nexus player and it did not work I tried this version you posted and I am currently watching and enjoying my trial might have to order this service after all thanks again for the download
 

antfrog00

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Jan 15, 2011
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Sling TV working on Gbox Mx2

I side loaded the app provided by openrage and i can confirm the Sling Tv app is working on my Gbox MX2 ;)
Will report if it stops working...
 

antfrog00

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Jan 15, 2011
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Sorry for the late reply, but the app stopped working. Fails the license check. I've uninstalled and reinstalled but still doesn't work.

Sent from my SGH-T889 using XDA Free mobile app
 

atxtra

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Feb 8, 2015
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Sling TV working on MX2

Downgraded firmware to 1.1.6 on my MX2 and the latest version of Sling TV in the playstore is functioning properly. I was formerly on the latest firmare 1.2.2 and it would not load. I would be interested to know if anyone could confirm that it functions on any later firmware.

Bonus: choose AppTV skin for Kodi and add Android apps as custom favorite and have a shortcut to Sling directly from your home screen
 

wantxapas

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Feb 21, 2008
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New sling TV app for Fire TV

Hi guys,

I'll leave the APK of the new Sling TV app for Fire TV.
I was using successfully the dish world tablet one until they updated it yesterday.
It took me a while to manage to get the new sling tv app as I'm outside the US, so in case someone needs it hope it works.
 

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rax369

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Jan 28, 2015
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Latest Sling TV apk for fireTV

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.-
 
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Y314K

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Dec 29, 2008
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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
 
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rax369

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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

Thanks for sharing, already have the latest app version (5.2.595) for android smartphones, however according to their site, the one supposedly to be installed on fireTV (and so on android boxes) is different, I suppose that since on their site, they direct users to different places, one link for Google Play, the other one leads to amazon.com:



Could anyone confirm if the app to be installed on android boxes, is the same app?
 

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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
    1
    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