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Introducing “Optimized for Sling TV” – a new way to shop for your streaming devices

Jan 04, 2017 by Ben Weinberger

We’re here in Las Vegas getting ready for CES 2017, and just announced the latest Sling TV news – a new certification program that will improve your entertainment experience, called “Optimized for Sling TV.”

“Optimized for Sling TV” is a certification program that ensures you have an optimal Sling TV experience, so we’re giving our stamp of approval on devices and platforms like the new AirTV Player and Xiaomi’s Mi Box, to make it easier than ever to choose a streaming device.

What makes these devices different than others? We look at a variety of criteria that impact your experience, like auto-launching Sling TV when the device is turned on, adding a Sling TV button to the remote, integrating over-the-air content into the Sling TV guide and supporting the... Read More

Important Update: Sling TV Cloud DVR Beta Program

Dec 23, 2016 by Ben Weinberger

First of all, we owe a huge thanks to all of you who signed up to be part of our Cloud DVR Beta program. The number of you who signed up to become beta testers far exceeded our expectations.

Due to the high volume of sign-ups, we have reached our capacity for the initial wave of invitations for our Cloud DVR beta program.

So, what does this mean if you submitted your email address but didn’t get an invitation to participate in the program?

No need to worry. We still have your information logged and appreciate your interest in becoming a beta tester. We will be inviting many more users over the coming weeks, so continue to look out for an email.

Calling all testers - we want... Read More

Sling TV Cloud DVR Beta Program Starts Today

Dec 15, 2016 by Ben Weinberger

Today, we’re excited to begin rolling out our new Cloud DVR beta program to select Sling TV customers with Roku® streaming players and Roku TV™s.

Since we announced our Cloud DVR beta program earlier this month, so many of you have reached out and asked to be a part of the beta test—thank you! If you were selected to participate in the beta program, you will receive an email as early as today with additional opt-in instructions. We’re not able to grant everyone who requested a beta account immediate access, but don’t worry, we’ll continue to add users throughout the duration of the program. To be notified when Cloud DVR functionality is available, enter your email address at sling.com/dvr.

For those of you who were selected to... Read More

Grab The Popcorn and Explore Thousands of Indie Films From Fandor Festival, Plus more STARZ

Dec 14, 2016 by Ankit Bishnoi

Over the past year, Sling TV has continuously added more and more movie content to our service – with no signs of stopping. Today, we launched Fandor Festival and additional STARZ channels, making Sling TV one of the best destinations for indie movies and hit blockbusters. Whether you’re a dedicated follower of the latest indie films like Fitzcarraldo or a fan of heart-stopping dramas like Déjà Vu, Sling TV now has thousands of new choices for movie night.

Fandor Festival
We’re broadening our content variety and welcoming the indie film community to Sling TV with the addition of Fandor Festival, featuring hand-picked independent films, documentaries and more. Now available in the Hollywood Extra for Sling Orange and Sling Blue customers, Fandor Festival brings more than 300 on-demand films to Sling... Read More

Updated Sling TV Interface Now Available on Amazon Fire

Dec 02, 2016 by Ben Weinberger

Attention Amazon Fire users: your Sling TV experience is getting a major facelift! Sling TV’s new UI is going live on your devices starting today. To celebrate the launch of our new interface on Amazon Fire, for a limited time, new Sling TV customers who sign up on an Amazon device can access an extended free trial, of 14 days! Plus, we are adding new Latino and International packages you can now buy through Amazon, to give users even more flexibility to customize their service in-app.

New UI

Our new UI makes the Sling TV experience more personalized and adds great new ways to find the content you love. At the center of the new changes is “My TV,” your new home screen. From here, you can add... Read More

Barcelona vs. Real Madrid: El Clasico will Predict the Future of La Liga

Nov 30, 2016 by Sling Latino Staff

To read this post in Spanish, click here.

Sporting events don’t get any bigger than Saturday’s meeting between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, as the longtime rivals battle it out for the 2016/17 La Liga title. FC Barcelona sits in second place with 27 points behind Real Madrid’s 33 and you will be able to watch the match at 10:15 EST on beIN Sports.

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Some of the world’s best players will be a part of this game, any one of whom can win it with a moment of inspiration. With Neymar, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez representing FC Barcelona while Cristiano Ronaldo, Isco and Benzema represent Los Merengues it is likely to be a spectacular show in Camp Nou Stadium.

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Record Your Favorite Shows on Sling TV with New Cloud DVR, Now in Beta

Nov 29, 2016 by Ben Weinberger

Here at Sling TV, we’re all about giving our customers what they want. And we know that sometimes you just don’t have time to watch your favorite sports, shows and movies when they air live. So, starting in a few weeks, we’re rolling out a beta program for our brand new cloud DVR feature.

Available starting in December, the cloud DVR beta program will roll out first on Roku™ streaming players and Roku TV™s. Customers who subscribe to Sling Orange and/or Sling Blue using Roku devices may request an invitation for the beta program by visiting www.sling.com/dvr. At launch, customers selected for the beta program will receive 100 hours of cloud DVR storage at no charge.

What will the cloud DVR beta program include?
Here are some of the... Read More

NFL on Sling: Resurgent Rodgers Leads Pack Into Philly, Both Teams Desperately in Need of a Win

Nov 28, 2016 by Sling Staff

Green Bay Packers (4-6) vs Philadelphia Eagles (5-5)
8:30pm ET on ESPN

Man, times are tough in Green Bay, where the Packers have gone from 4-2 to 4-6 in the blink of a month. Last week the Pack got worked by the Redskins 42-24. Washington QB Kirk Cousins had his way with the Green Bay secondary, connecting on 21 of 30 for 375 yards and 3 touchdowns, and teammate Robert Kelley ran for 137 yards and 3 TDs on 24 carries.

While everyone has been blasting Aaron Rodgers, saying he’s tough to get along with, even for his family, all of which may be true, nobody seemed to mind much when he was leading the Pack to a Super Bowl title. Has he lost a step?... Read More

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