Want to fix the Sling TV dish network error? Try this guide

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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  • A Dish Network Error message can sometimes be displayed to Sling TV users.
  • The error is not Sling TV-related, but most probably on the side of the providers, as Sling is owned by Dish Network.
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fixing dish network error

Video streaming service Sling TV is owned and distributed by Dish Network. From a functional point of view, the two entities are interdependent, meaning that Sling TV subscribers don’t need a Dish Network account to use the streaming service.

However, whenever the network operator experiences transmission issues, these also replicate with the streaming service.

This is why if there’s a network error, Sling TV users will specifically see a message that says that there’s a Dish Network Error.


What can I do to solve the Sling TV dish network error?

1. Perform a power cyclenetwork error sling tv

Switch off all your devices (including modem and router) and fully unplug them. Wait a few minutes, then plug them back in and switch them back on and see if the error still appears. This should re-establish the connection with servers and fix any power supply issues (if any).

Usually, a power cycle helps and there’s no need for further troubleshooting.

However,  if the problem persists try the next solution.


2. Check Internet connectioncheck internet to fix network error on sling

  1. Turn off all devices connected to your home network.
  2. Close all background apps or other programs.
  3. Then, place the modem or router near your device.
  4. Or connect your device using an Ethernet cable.

3. Contact support

First, you might want to check on social media if Sling TV reported some streaming issues.

Then, you can contact Sling TV support, but since this is a Dish Network error, they might redirect you to the provider’s support page.


If you have received the same error when trying to stream on Sling TV and found a more specific fix, please share it with us in the comments section below.


FAQ: Learn more about Sling TV

  • What is Sling on DISH Network?

Sling TV is an on-demand streaming service operated by Dish Network. The two are separate entities and using Sling TV implies a subscription plan only on the side of the streaming service.

  • Is Sling TV free with Dish Network?

You only have to pick a paid plan with Sling TV. If for some reason you can’t use Sling TV normally, have a look at our comprehensive authorization issue guide.

  • How much is Sling TV a month?

Prices start at $30 per month, depending on the subscription plan you choose. With the two packages (Orange and Blue), monthly rates don’t differ, but what’s included in the packages does.