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Sling TV now supports AirPlay for watching on the big screen

Sling TV on iPad Pro with magic keyboard
Sling TV on iPad Pro with magic keyboard (Image credit: Bryan M. Wolfe/iMore)

What you need to know

  • Sling TV has been updated with support for AirPlay.
  • Users can stream content to an AirPlay-enabled device, including TVs.

Streaming TV app Sling (or Sling TV, as it will always be to me ) has been updated to add support for AirPlay. The addition means users can cast their streaming TV, movies, and sports right from their iPhone and iPad and onto their big television for the first time.

The use case here is pretty obvious because it means users don't need to have the Slink app installed. As more TVs begging to support AirPlay this is a huge deal, giving people the chance to cast to a big screen with just a few taps.

You can now cast SlingTV from iOS using Apple AirPlay on TVs/devices that support Airplay. Also many player bug fixes that make viewing content more reliable.

All you need to do now is make sure that you have a TV with support for AirPlay. The list continues go grow and some are in our collection of the best TVs available today.

You can download the updated Sling app from the App Store (opens in new tab) right now and it's free. The update actually landed late last week and was spotted by the folk at Appleosophy.

Oliver Haslam
Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.