During the past several weeks, we’ve received a lot of questions about DishWorld (now renamed Sling International), so instead of continuing to reply to each comment or e-mail individually, we thought it’d be more helpful to everyone to answer your questions in this public post.
First, the basics. What is DishWorld (now renamed Sling International)?
Sling International is an online streaming service that broadcasts a variety of channels to your computer, tablet or smartphone. Whatever is being shown on the TV channel is the same thing you’ll see on Sling International. The Sling International service offers (depending on which package you sign up for) 100′s of channels.
For soccer fans, the Sports package is particularly beneficial, offering you live streaming of beIN SPORT, beIN SPORT Espanol and One World Sports, among other channels. With beIN SPORT and beIN SPORT Espanol on DishWorld, you’ll have access to La Liga, Serie A, Ligue Un, Capital One Cup and leagues including the Championship and Russian Premier League. One World Sports offers Arsenal TV, Chelsea TV, Bayern Munich TV and the J-League.
For TV schedules of La Liga, Serie A, Ligue Un, the Championship and Russian Premier League, visit our soccer TV schedule page.
Is it legal?
Absolutely. It’s part of the same company as Dish Network. But note that you don’t need a subscription to Dish, the satellite TV network. And if you do subscribe to Dish, Sling International is not given for free to its satellite TV subscribers.
Is it available worldwide?
It’s only for US residents.
How much does it cost?
Just $10/month. There’s no contract, and no commitment is required. It’s on a pay-as-you-go model. Sign up to DishWorld for $10/month.
Who is Sling International best for?
If you’re a soccer fan who doesn’t have access to beIN SPORT via your TV provider, or you’re a cord cutter, Sling International is ideal for you. Or if you’re an Arsenal or Chelsea fan and you want to watch programs from your official club, Sling International’s streaming of One World Sports (that shows Arsenal TV and Chelsea TV) is perfect.
Does Sling International show beIN SPORT Play?
Not at this time. beIN SPORT Play is the online site where beIN SPORT sometimes shows overflow programming that it doesn’t have room to put on beIN SPORT or beIN SPORT Espanol. But DishWorld does not provide you with access to the beIN SPORT Play service.
Do you have to subscribe to one of Sling International’s foreign-language services to get the Sports package?
No. DishWorld does offer foreign-language programming (Arabic, Hindu, Chinese, etc), but you don’t need to subscribe to those services to get beIN SPORT, beIN SPORT Espanol and One World Sports. You can subscribe directly to the Sports package for $10/month.
Do I have to watch the games live on Sling International, or can I record them if I’m away from my computer/tablet/smartphone?
You can go back through the programming available on Sling International for the previous 8 days to watch any of the shows or games again. No recording is needed.
If you join a game in progress, you’ll be prompted with a selection to choose whether to watch the program from the beginning or to watch it live.
What devices is Sling International available on?
DishWorld runs on PCs and Macs, as well as Roku, Android smartphones and tablets, and on iOS devices such as iPhones and iPads.
Does DishWorld support Google Chromecast?
Not at this time.
What are the quality of the Sling International streams like?
beIN SPORT is a HD stream. The quality has been fantastic with no buffering. Read our DishWorld product review for more information. A HD stream of One World Sports will be available in the future.
What if I have a question that isn’t answered above or in the DishWorld product review?
Feel free to post your question in the comments section below and we’ll do our best to answer your question(s).
How do I sign up for DishWorld (aka Sling International)?
Sign up to DishWorld for $10/month. Set-up takes just minutes. For more details about subscribing and to see our step-by-step instructions on how to get started with DishWorld, read our DishWorld product review.
Listen to our interview with DishWorld (aka Sling International) to learn more about the service.