Sling TV throwing 'error 5-100' & other codes while streaming, issue acknowledged

Founded in February of 2015, Sling TV is an American video streaming service owned by Dish Network. It offers several cable network channels that can be streamed on smart TVs and apps.

Currently, Sling operates in Puerto Rico and the United States. As of January this year, Sling TV had a total of 2.4 million subscribers.

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But as is the case with the majority of platforms, some bugs and issues do surface every once in a while.

That said, Sling TV subscribers say they are getting error 5-100 along with various other error codes whenever they try to watch a channel (1,2,3,4,5).

The problem is making the service unusable for those affected. Users said they already tried reinstalling the app but that does not help either. You can see in the image below what the error 5-100 looks like on Sling TV.

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@slinganswers My videostreaming on Sling is not working. It’s possible the app is not working. All of my other apps work just fine thru my Roku. What’s going on? My zip is 28540.
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Why when I am watching Fox News does Sling or Fire TV always kick me out with some bullshit error code. THEN they make it difficult to get back. I select FN as last watched they say I was watching something else and selecting it I select FN. No other channels does this happen.
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Thankfully, Sling Support commented on the issue and said the developers are aware of the error codes users are getting right now. While a fix already seems underway, it is still unclear if and when the problem will be resolved.

Hi, there! Thank you for contacting us regarding your issue. We are aware of this issue, and we are working on a resolution. Are you getting any error messages? ~ RD — Sling Care Team
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We hope the developers find out the root cause of the error codes and fix it as soon as possible. If and when they do, we will be updating this space to reflect the same so make sure you stay tuned for more information.

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Featured image source: Sling

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My fascination with technology and computers goes back to the days of Windows XP. Since then, I have been tinkering with OS, mobile phones, and other things. When I am not working on anything, you will find me enjoying video games on some Discord server.