I got SlingTV in June expressly to watch HBO and ESPN, however I've been really frustrated with Sling product, and in particular its version of HBO. Because of the upcharge for HBO, it is truly shocking how Sling seems to pass on what seems like a sub-standard HBO version to its customers. Several problems observed: new HBO releases/shows do not consistently and timely appear on Sling's listing or searches. I've seen this with a few HBO programs, sometimes the night of release the show is available as it should be, but other times it does not (and its getting worse). Of the shows I watch at least half are not available the night of the release, and it may take a few days and at least in one case I had to call Sling to open a case a week after the show!! When I called support, they put you through a rigamarole of ridiculousness trying to pin the problem on your home network etc. When I asked for a manager and she checked their own HBO line up, she confirmed the show was not available, it still took TWO MORE DAYS after that for it to show up. Several on-demand HBO shows get chopped off or pixelated while the show is playing (repeatedly, IOW if you rewind the video the problem is visible again and again, that means it is inherent to the video file). Based on this, it would seem that Sling is recording the HBO stream (and using a bad connection to do so), Sling is not actually getting a fresh copy of the material from HBO, nor is this a direct connection to HBO. In John Oliver's Aug 29th show, there are a few places where the stream cuts off and skips ahead 30-60 seconds!! You can rewind and this is consitently repeatable. The Sling GUI interface on Roku is one of the most cluter-F@#$@#$@ I've ever seen. It is totally non-intuitive, the back arrow takes you to another channel not to the previous action. To see the HBO content on-demand, you go up arrow and THEN down arrow to see an incomplete list of HBO shows (most, ~90%) are missing. YOu ahve to do a "Search" to find the shows. The GUI interface is in serious need of a design person to come in and redo the whole thing. I am a cord cutter (for ~4 yrs now). I am an avid tester of all streaming media. Started with Tivo way back, have done Roku, Chromecast, various smart TVs and their little OS brains, apple TV, hooked up laptops to HDMI ports, TV everywhere solutions (testing my friends' accounts), etc. etc. . IOW: not a noob. I've had the opportunity to use HBO on other services, so I know how good it can work. Overall I am dismayed at how much Sling charges for a product that seems Alpha at best, to call it Beta would be too much credit. It also doesnt seem like they acknowledge this fact, when I asked for a refund for all the issues and time taken to call Sling and open cases about these problems the best i got was a $5 refund. I get the feeling they just dont care, and seeing how these fundamental problems do not get fixed I would guess the really dont.