Streaming services like Sling TV have to work on widely used streaming devices like Roku effortlessly. Because a compatibility issue between the two will cause many users to suffer. You wouldn’t want to be in a position where you are missing out on your favorite content just because the Sling TV app is not loading on your Roku device. The app has been working great on all the devices, until May 2022. That is when many users started facing issues with it on many different devices. The official Sling Twitter handle confirmed the issue and promised a fix as soon as possible.
Since then, there have been multiple occasions where the Sling TV app failed to provide the best performance to its users. Even major events are at risk if we consider the Tweet made on the 3rd of September 2022. An error mixed up the names of events on ESPN. The take from this situation is that there is little to nothing one can do about the problems with the Sling TV app on Roku or any other device, as of now. You will have to wait for an official fix that comes in the form of an update. But if you want, you can try these troubleshooting steps as an attempt to fix it.
Fixes that can help when Sling TV not loading on Roku:
Re-add the channel:
Removing the problematic channel from your Roku device and adding it again fixes a few minor problems. On the Roku home page, hover over the Sling TV channel tile. Then press the * button on your remote and select “Remove Channel” from the options presented to you. After the Sling TV channel is removed, add it back to your Roku device. This is a quick and effective way to fix many problems. But again, with the current situation, there’s no guarantee that it will work.
Turn off your Roku device and unplug its power cable from the wall socket. Press and hold the power button on the device for 30 seconds. This will help in hard resetting the device. Now plug the power cable back and turn on the device. Check if the problems with Sling TV persist on your Roku device.
Check your internet connection:
Load other channels on your Roku device. Stream a video to check if everything works fine. If other channels do not show signs of any problems, your internet connection is working just fine. However, if other channels on the Roku are finding it difficult to load up, you should consider troubleshooting your internet connection. Power cycle your router by turning it off and unplugging its power cable for 30 seconds. Then plug it back and check if the internet is working. An even better way to fix your internet is by calling your internet service provider.