Get More Extras for Less with Sling TV

Feb 24, 2017 by Glenn Eisen

At Sling TV, we’re all about choice, listening to our customers and giving them control over their entertainment experience. That’s why we were the first to deliver a new pay-TV model with no long-term contracts, no hidden fees, no cable guy, no credit checks and no useless channels. As we’ve grown, we’ve also seen our customers become more diverse in what they want from their TV. Some consumers want a skinny “bundle;” others want to pick and choose the specific channel genres like sports; while others want a true cable replacement service. The good news is all these consumer needs can be achieved with Sling TV and all at an industry-leading low price!

Most people tell us they don’t want the “big, bigger, biggest” bundles that come with old-TV packaging... Read More

The gifts don’t stop! Sling TV Gives Customers a Free Preview of STARZ This Weekend

Feb 22, 2017 by Ankit Bishnoi

Did you enjoy your HBO fix last weekend? Our free previews aren’t over quite yet! We’re continuing to celebrate our birthday month by giving Sling TV customers a free preview of our STARZ premium. Starting tomorrow, Feb. 23 through Sunday, Feb. 26, all Sling Orange and Sling Blue customers will have access to live and on-demand TV shows and movies from STARZ.

This weekend’s free preview means you can catch up on shows like The Missing and Black Sails, or binge watch the best shows you’ve never heard of, like Ash vs. Evil Dead and Party Down. When STARZ says it’s “obsessable,” they mean it! On the recommendation of a friend, I watched all 20 Party Down episodes in just two days.

The free preview will bring you a... Read More

The Birthday Celebration Continues with a FREE Preview of HBO on Sling TV

Feb 15, 2017 by Ankit Bishnoi

Last weekend, we kicked off our second birthday celebration with a free preview of Sling Orange for new customers (you’re welcome, The Walking Dead fans!). Now, we’re celebrating existing customers with a totally free preview of HBO on Sling TV. From tomorrow, Feb. 16 through Monday, Feb. 20, all Sling Orange and Sling Blue customers will receive access to live and on-demand premium content from HBO.

During the free preview, Sling TV customers can watch popular programming like Girls and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver – if you missed out on these season premieres last Sunday, now is the perfect time to catch up. Plus, the free preview comes just in time for some highly-anticipated Feb. 19 series premieres, like Big Little Lies, starring Reese Witherspoon and... Read More

Recap: Sling TV Celebrates its Second Birthday

Feb 09, 2017 by Roger Lynch

In case you missed me earlier on Periscope, it’s a big day for the team here at Sling TV. Today we officially turned two, and I’m extremely proud of the whole Sling TV team for accomplishing so much since our launch in February 2015. Just a few years ago, nothing like Sling TV existed – we were the first to bring you live TV from your favorite channels over the Internet at an affordable price (still $20 per month!), and we’ve continued to lead the OTT industry with our unique model, new programming and innovative features. Like our team shared earlier today on Periscope, we started with only one base service, three extras and just over 25 channels. Today, we have two base services, seven extras, three premiums and well... Read More

Sling TV Says “Bienvenue” to Fans of French TV with Launch of New Packages

Jan 27, 2017 by Sling Staff

Starting today, we’re bringing the best of French TV directly to fans here in the U.S. Rather than just offer a one-size-fits-all French package, we created two options so that consumers can select the one that best fits their viewing needs and preferences.

The “French Bouquet” pack is designed for viewers who want a wide variety of channels spanning everything from news, lifestyle, movies, kids, sports and general entertainment. At $15 per month it contains 34 French and English language channels including TV5MONDE Info, TV5MONDE Cinema on Demand, TV5MONDE Style, France 24, TiVi5MONDE, beIN SPORTS (which carries Ligue 1), Euronews, Eurochannel, Trace Urban, Trace Sport Stars, and more.

The “Français Extra” pack is designed for viewers who want to supplement our English “Best of Live TV” packages (Sling Orange, Sling... Read More

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

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

Our Best Device Deal Ever — FREE ROKU STREAMING STICK!

Nov 23, 2016 by Glenn Eisen

We’re excited to announce an exclusive, limited-time offer on Roku, just in time for Cyber Monday. You can now get a FREE Roku Streaming Stick when you sign up for just a month of our Best of Live TV service!

In a continuing effort between Roku and Sling TV to exceed customer expectation and satisfaction, we’re now able to put brand-new Roku devices in our users' hands more easily than ever before.

Roku devices are one of the most popular ways to watch Sling TV, and the new Streaming Stick is no exception. This powerful, ultra portable device comes loaded with a quad-core processor, smooth-response navigation, a point-anywhere remote with shortcut buttons, mobile app accessibility and more, and it now comes complimentary with a single month’s subscription to Sling... Read More

Give the Gift of Live Entertainment, Sports, News and More with Sling TV Gift Cards and Special Device Deals

Nov 18, 2016 by Glenn Eisen

With the holidays just around the corner, we know how tough it can be to find gifts for the hard-to-buy person in your life. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Sling TV is now offering gift cards and device offers, making it easy to give the gift of entertainment (because who doesn’t love TV?). Whether you need to buy for that relative who can’t live without NBA TV or your friend who absolutely needs to watch HBO on Sunday nights, you can’t go wrong with one of Sling TV’s great offers.

Sling TV Gift Cards
Stock up on Sling TV gift cards and you’ll always have the perfect gift on hand. Visit a Walmart, Best Buy or GameStop store near you to find gift cards starting at $25, with... Read More

NBA TV Now Available on Sling TV

Nov 16, 2016 by Ankit Bishnoi

Looking for a way to get a court-side view of this season’s NBA games wherever you are? NBA TV is now in Sling TV’s Sports Extra pack, bringing you more than 95 regular-season NBA games, analysis and more so you can catch every buzzer beater, starting at $5 per month with a Sling Orange subscription. Whether you watch your favorite NBA team from the comfort of your couch or on-the-go, Sling TV gives you the pro sports you love.

NBA TV is available in the “Sports Extra” pack for both Sling Orange and Sling Blue customers, meaning all customers who subscribe to Sports Extra will automatically see NBA TV appear in their channel guide today. In addition to live games, NBA TV gives basketball fans original programming like “Game Time”... Read More

Watch Election Coverage Free with Sling TV

Nov 07, 2016 by Glenn Eisen

Ever since we shattered our all-time viewership records in the first Presidential debate, consumers have been asking – when’s the next free preview? We now know that Sling TV customers are highly engaged with the Presidential election, so we’ve decided to make election night completely free. After all, this only happens once every four years. Because we love giving our customers what they want, consumers can watch the Presidential election coverage free, on us – all day and night of the election. And this time, we’re throwing in something “Extra.”

Tuesday’s free preview includes Sling Orange and News Extra, meaning you get news from CNN, TheBlaze, Bloomberg, Newsy, Cheddar, and HLN all in one app, plus different perspectives from world news sources like BBC World News, Fusion, France 24,... Read More

Keep the Kids Entertained for Hours with Sling Kids On-demand Channel

Nov 02, 2016 by Glenn Eisen

As a father of four children, trust me when I say I know the importance of quality content for kids on TV. There’s just something about cartoons on a Saturday morning that gets our weekends started right. And while Sling TV already offers a variety of kid-friendly channels including NickToons, TeenNick, Boomerang, Baby TV, Kaboom, Disney Junior and Nick Jr., our new “Sling Kids” content adds more than 200 on-demand TV shows and movies for kids of all ages. This is a great value for busy families who want to entertain children both at home and on the go. Starting today, Sling Kids is available as part of the “Kids Extra” add-on pack at $5 per month for Sling Orange and Sling Blue subscribers, Sling Kids will now appear as... Read More

TheBlaze Arrives on Sling TV

Nov 02, 2016 by Glenn Eisen

Just in time for the Presidential election, we’ve added TheBlaze, the 24/7 digital television network for a new generation of conservative voices. In addition to delivering Glenn Beck’s daily television broadcast, TheBlaze is dedicated to delivering thought-provoking news and opinion shows, topical comedies, family-friendly programming, enlightening specials and original documentaries.

Viewers of TheBlaze can enjoy new original shows, including ‘The Vault,’ in which Glenn unlocks his private vault to explore treasured artifacts that enhance and challenge our understanding of history, give us a reference for today and provide hope for the future. Watch new episodes of ‘The Vault’ Wednesdays at 5pm ET.

TheBlaze joins our “News Extra” add-on packs, (formerly “World News Extra”) still priced at $5 per month each when added to Sling Orange and Sling Blue subscriptions.

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Live from the New York Stock Exchange: Cheddar Brings Daily Technology, Media and Culture News to Sling TV

Nov 02, 2016 by Ankit Bishnoi

Here at Sling TV, we’re all about keeping up with industry trends and the latest innovations in technology. Now, you can too with Cheddar, a live video news network focused on covering the most innovative products, technologies and services transforming our lives. Exclusively on Sling TV and available in the core services for Sling Orange and Sling Blue at no extra cost, Cheddar brings you all the latest business, media and technology happenings, in addition to exclusive interviews with high-profile guests, all in a 24/7 live linear network.

Cheddar is now live in all Sling TV customers’ channel guides, which means you can tune in right away. From the opening bell at 9 a.m. ET on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange, to the closing bell and... Read More

Sling TV Brings on the Holiday Cheer with New Hallmark Networks

Oct 19, 2016 by Ankit Bishnoi

Round up your family and gather around your TV (or mobile device), because Hallmark Channel is now bringing Sling TV customers family-friendly TV shows and movies that will get you in the holiday spirit. On top of that, we’ve also added Hallmark Movies & Mysteries to our channel lineup, which means more dramatic, suspenseful movies are coming your way just in time for Halloween. Movie night just got that much better.

Hallmark Channel
A go-to destination for quality family entertainment, Hallmark Channel features original movies, primetime scripted series, annual specials, and lifestyle programming, as well as classics series. Tune in for such new movies as this weekend’s 2-hour presentation, “Good Witch: The Enchantress.” Or, you can cozy up with beloved series like “I Love Lucy,” “The Middle,” “Golden Girls,” or... Read More

Surprise! Sling Orange + Blue Customers Now Have Broadcast Extra

Oct 19, 2016 by Glenn Eisen

Do you live in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Houston, Raleigh-Durham, Fresno-Visalia or San Francisco? Do I have good news for you! If you subscribe to Sling Orange and Sling Blue, you’ll be able to watch ABC shows like “Modern Family,” “La Rosa de Guadalupe,” “Velvet,” at no extra cost with our Broadcast Extra add-on pack.

Now, for a limited time, customers in select markets who subscribe to both Sling Orange and Sling Blue services will receive Broadcast Extra. If you live in one of the eligible markets and subscribe to both Sling Orange and Sling Blue, you will automatically see the local feeds of ABC, Univision and UniMás in your Sling TV Guide, without having to lift a finger.

With Broadcast Extra, you’ll be able to watch... Read More

NHL Network Brings Hockey to Sling TV

Oct 19, 2016 by Ankit Bishnoi

Hockey fans can catch more of the action on the ice and save this season with NHL Network on Sling TV. NHL Network brings you full coverage of can’t-miss games, analysis and more, whether you’re at home or on-the-go.

With the NHL regular season already upon us, we knew dedicated hockey fans couldn’t wait any longer to keep up with their favorite teams. That’s why Sling TV added NHL Network to our “Sports Extra” pack for Sling Orange and Sling Blue customers, bringing even more pro sports to our service. As a dedicated Avalanche fan, I’m thrilled to finally be able to watch my team while I’m away from Colorado.

In addition to more than 75 matchups and expert analysis, NHL Network offers behind-the-scenes features, player profiles, and international... Read More

Give the Best of Live TV with Sling Gift Cards

Oct 12, 2016 by Glenn Eisen

Just in time for the holidays, you now have the perfect gift for entertainment lovers in your life: a Sling TV gift card! Visit a Walmart store near you to find $25 Sling TV gift cards, applicable toward any subscription to Sling TV’s Orange, Sling Blue, or Sling Orange + Blue services and Extras, with no long term contracts, no credit checks, and no expiration dates.

Plus, new customers can receive seven days free if they link their credit card to their account at sign up.

Later this month, you’ll also be able to find Sling TV gift cards on Walmart.com and at Best Buy and GameStop stores, with the option to give up to $100 with each gift card. Whether your friends and family love sports, zombies,... Read More

Game Shows, Movies, MMA and More Land on Sling TV

Oct 06, 2016 by Ankit Bishnoi

Survey says… Sling TV has added game shows, concerts, stand-up comedy and hit movies with the addition of GSN, AXS TV and HDNet Movies! With today’s launch of these three new channels on our service, Sling TV is sure to fulfill your binge-watching needs. From game shows and concert performances to major motion pictures, there’s new content for everyone to enjoy.

GSN
Get ready to show off your competitive side. GSN (Game Show Network), has been added to Comedy Plus Extra for Sling Orange and Sling Blue, still available at only $5 per month. GSN, the ultimate destination for game shows and competitive entertainment, features popular new programming like “Hellevator” (premiering 10/7), “Skin Wars,” “Idiotest” and “Winsanity.” And don’t forget you can also find your favorite classic game shows... Read More

Politics Sacks Pigskins Viewing on Sling TV

Sep 27, 2016 by Roger Lynch

Politics and pigskins – what an incredible evening of television. The hot question at Sling HQ last night was, which program would attract more viewers? We know our customers love football, but last night it wasn’t even close. At its peak, the debate had 68 percent more viewers than football – Clinton versus Trump sacked football on Monday night. And just in case you were wondering just how popular these events were, we shattered all previous viewership records.

First, it was clear that when the debate started, it grew in viewership very quickly compared to the football game.

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Second, once you started watching the debate, you couldn’t stop. More than 10x as many people watched the debate in its entirety vs... Read More

ESPN3 and SEC Network+ Make Sling TV the College Football Destination

Sep 14, 2016 by Glenn Eisen

Say goodbye to the times when you thought you may miss your favorite team because it wasn’t on TV, and say hello to ESPN3! An industry first, ESPN3 and SEC Network + will be integrated into the Sling TV programming guide making it fast, easy and convenient to watch your favorite college teams.

ESPN3 and SEC Network+ bring you thousands of live events annually. With two weeks down, college football is in full swing, and this year, Sling TV is bringing you more college football than ever before and best of all – at no additional cost! We know you don’t want to miss a minute of the action, which is why we launched ESPN3 in our Sling Orange core service at no additional cost, plus SEC Network+ into Sling... Read More

New Sling TV Subscribers: Get 2 Months of Sling TV Service When You Purchase Select Devices on Walmart.com

Sep 14, 2016 by Bassil El-Khatib

At Sling TV, we’re always on the hunt for ways to provide opportunities for our customers to get more of what they want, and save money at the same time.

That’s why we’re excited to announce an exclusive new offer, thanks to our joint efforts with Walmart and VUDU. For a limited time, new Sling TV customers who purchase select electronics on Walmart.com can receive 2 months of our Sling Orange and Sling Blue core service courtesy of Walmart, as well as 3 select movies from VUDU. That comes out to a total value of over $80!

Starting today, after you purchase one or more applicable devices (including certain streaming devices, TVs, tablets, gaming consoles, laptops, desktop computers, and cord cutting bundles) on Walmart.com, you’ll receive an email with... Read More

New Sling TV App for Windows 10

Sep 08, 2016 by Ben Weinberger

Sling TV just debuted a new Windows 10 app for PCs and tablets, tailored specifically to Windows 10 users. The app includes the new UI that we launched in June, in addition to a few new features unique to the Windows 10 experience:

Live Tiles – Love Game of Thrones or The Walking Dead? You can easily see content updates from your selected “Favorites” and the “Continue Watching” ribbon when you pin Sling TV to your start menu.
Cortana Voice Integration – Quickly search for specific shows or channels by voice, using Cortana, Microsoft’s personal digital assistant. Try saying, “Watch ESPN on Sling,” and Cortana will pull up your content in the Sling TV app.
Vertical Menu – Windows 10 users will feel right at home... Read More

STARZ add-on pack brings ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ and more to Sling TV

Sep 08, 2016 by Glenn Eisen

Movies hot off the big screen are coming your way! Today we launched STARZ and STARZ ENCORE in the new STARZ add-on pack, and to celebrate, we’re giving all Sling Blue and Sling Orange customers free access to the add-on pack until Sept. 14. And, should you love STARZ the way I do, continue to subscribe for just $9 more per month.

And the fun doesn’t stop there as The Force is strong with Sling TV! Bring your Lightsaber and unleash your inner Jedi (or, if you’re evil, unleash your inner Kylo Ren), as STARZ will air the premiere of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” on Sept. 10 at 9 p.m. ET. Tune in, invite your friends over for a movie night, and watch the premiere that broke box... Read More

More College Football Now on Sling TV with Campus Insiders

Aug 30, 2016 by Ankit Bishnoi

As schools across the country welcome back students this week, we can’t help but get excited for what’s just around the corner – college football. And because we know you love college football as much as we do, we launched Campus Insiders Network just in time for you to catch hundreds of live college sporting events from Conference USA, Mountain West Conference, Patriot League and West Coast Conference.

Starting today, all Sling Orange and Sling Blue customers will have access to Campus Insiders for free until Sept. 13. After the free preview ends, you can choose to keep up with all of the action from Campus Insiders by purchasing our “Sports Extra” pack with Sling Orange or Sling Blue.

What to watch on Campus Insiders
While other sports,... Read More

WATCH: Danny Trejo Rips Apart Cable TV Model in New Sling TV Ads

Aug 30, 2016 by Glenn Eisen

If you’ve ever been a traditional pay-TV customer, you’re likely familiar with the frustration of unexplainable charges and increases to your cable bill, sitting for hours on hold with customer service and a general distrust of the cable company. And some days, you wish you could send someone to tell the cable company exactly how you feel.

We understand your feelings, which is why we created Sling TV with no long-term contracts, customizable channels and the same low price every month. That’s also why we recruited “The Authority on Bad” himself – Danny Trejo –to tell the cable companies that customers have had it with their strong-arm tactics.

While you might not know Danny’s name (we’ll wait while you Google him), you’ll certainly recognize him from the tough characters... Read More

Sling TV “Destruye” el Modelo de TV de Paga con la Nueva Campaña de Mercadeo con Danny Trejo

Aug 30, 2016 by Glenn Eisen

Si en algún momento fuiste cliente de un servicio tradicional de TV de paga, debes estar familiarizado con la frustración de los cargos inesperados en factura de cable, la espera por horas para ser atendido y la falta de confianza generalizada en las compañías de cable.

Nosotros entendemos cómo te sientes y por eso creamos Sling TV, sin contratos a largo plazo, canales que puedes agregar a tu gusto y el mismo precio todos los meses. Por eso también hemos incorporado a “The Authority on Bad” – Danny Trejo – para decirle a las compañías de cable que los consumidores están casados de sus tácticas indeseables.

Es posible que no conozcas a Danny por nombre (esperaremos que hagas una búsqueda en google), pero seguro lo reconocerás por sus participaciones en... Read More

NBC On-Demand Content Now Available on Sling TV

Aug 24, 2016 by Ankit Bishnoi

This fall, you’ll be able to watch your favorite NBC primetime shows whenever you want. Starting today, NBC’s on-demand channel is available nationwide for Sling Blue customers, at no additional cost. This means customers living outside of the ten local NBC markets (see full list of cities) or traveling away from home will have on-demand access to full-series NBC shows like “Superstore,” “The Voice,” “America’s Got Talent,” and “Running Wild with Bear Grylls.”New episodes will be available to Sling Blue customers on demand the day following the show’s live airing.

Do you live in one of the ten local NBC markets? You’ll continue to enjoy on-demand content from NBC, so check your guide often to access the most recent episodes of your favorite shows.

Sling Orange +... Read More

NFL Network and NFL RedZone Arrive on Sling TV

Aug 10, 2016 by Glenn Eisen

Heads up football fans: Sling TV now offers NFL Network and NFL RedZone!

With the NFL’s Regular Season just around the corner, we know many of you can’t wait to root for your favorite team, kick-off your fantasy league and follow every pass, punt, touchdown, and tackle. Now, with the addition of NFL Network and NFL RedZone, you can watch NFL action across five different networks on Sling TV, including ESPN, Fox and NBC (in eligible markets).

All Sling Blue subscribers will automatically see NFL Network appear in their channel guide today. Interested in catching every touchdown all season long? You can watch NFL RedZone as part of Sling Blue’s “Sports Extra” add-on pack for only $5 more per month when you subscribe to the core Sling Blue service.

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Sling TV Expands Latino Regional Programming with Sudamérica Pack

Aug 10, 2016 by Jose Romero

Sling TV customers now have even more options to personalize their Spanish or bi-lingual entertainment experience with a new regional pack. Last month, we introduced CARIBE, the first regional package to Sling TV, and now we are expanding to South America with Sudamérica pack.

Sudamérica and CARIBE are available for $10 per month each, when purchased as standalone packages, or they are each available for $5 more per month when combined with Best of Spanish TV, Sling Orange or Sling Blue.

Sling TV customers who subscribe to Sudamérica can now watch cultural and entertainment programming on the below six channels from Colombia, Ecuador and Argentina, with more content from additional South American countries coming soon.

Caracol TV
This Colombian channel will feature news, reality competitions, novelas and variety shows, including... Read More

Sling TV To Launch NFL Network and NFL RedZone

Aug 03, 2016 by Sling Staff

Sling TV and NFL Media today announced that it will launch NFL Network and NFL RedZone in time for the kickoff of the NFL regular season. In the coming weeks, Sling TV customers will have access to extensive 24/7 coverage from NFL Network and the opportunity to watch every touchdown by subscribing to NFL RedZone.

“NFL Network and NFL RedZone elevate our offering in time for the highly anticipated NFL season,” said Roger Lynch, CEO of Sling TV. “This NFL season, Sling TV customers will have access to game coverage spanning across multiple networks. Our customizable packaging continues to be industry leading, benefiting Sling TV customers by empowering them to choose what they want.”

During the upcoming regular season, NFL Network will deliver exclusive Thursday Night Football games, popular... Read More

How To Stream NBCUniversal’s Coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games on Sling TV

Jul 28, 2016 by Glenn Eisen

Every four years, the world’s most elite summer athletes compete for the biggest honor of them all – an Olympic gold medal. This year is no different, as athletes from more than 200 countries meet in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to compete in more than 300 events from August 5-21. That’s a lot of action and because we know you might not be home when your favorite sport is airing, we are making it easy to watch NBCUniversal’s coverage of the Rio Olympics at home or on the go with Sling TV.

Watch NBCUniversal’s Coverage of the Rio Olympic Games with Sling Blue
Coming this August, Sling TV will carry NBCUniversal’s coverage of the Rio Olympic Games on its Sling Blue service:
• Customers who subscribe to Sling Blue’s... Read More

HBO Available FREE This Weekend For Best Of Live TV Subscribers

Jul 15, 2016 by Sling Staff

Beat the heat with Sling TV and HBO this weekend with a free preview, starting Friday, July 15 through Sunday, July 17!

You’ll have access to the weekend’s hottest shows, including the newest episodes of The Night Of and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, plus the premiere of season two of Ballers and the new comedy Vice Principals, starring Danny McBride and Walton Goggins.

You’ll also have full access to HBO On Demand, so you can spend the weekend binging watch your favorite (or soon-to-be favorite) shows, like Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley, and Veep, or older classics like The Sopranos, The Wire, Sex and the City, Deadwood… the list goes on and on.

Want more awesome TV, movies, and specials?... Read More

NBC networks now available on new multi-stream service, “Sling Blue”

Jun 30, 2016 by Glenn Eisen

Consumer feedback is how we’ve built Sling TV. And, over the last two months, you’ve spoken and we’ve continued to listen and respond by updating our multi-stream service throughout its beta phase. We added a new device platform, Apple TV, we introduced more features in our new user interface and we launched more than a dozen Viacom channels.

As we exit our beta phase, we’re excited to introduce even more channels, including NBC local broadcast channels (in select markets), USA, Bravo, Syfy, NBC Sports Network and more! With more channels, more devices and more features we decided the time was right to launch and name our new “Sling Blue” service. Sling Blue subscribers can stream more than 40 channels on up to three devices simultaneously, at... Read More

BBC America and BBC World News now on Sling TV

Jun 30, 2016 by Ankit Bishnoi

At Sling TV, our love for good television spans continents. And if you’re anything like us, you have a healthy obsession with entertainment from across the pond.

Thankfully, our Sling Orange and Sling Blue services now include BBC America, so you can watch your favorite British dramas, documentaries and series like “Dr. Who,” “Orphan Black,” “Broadchurch” and “Top Gear.” Or, start a new obsession with the recently debuted grown-up thriller, “Thirteen” and “The Hunt” an upcoming nature series about the ruthlessness of predators by the team who made “Planet Earth” (premieres July 3).

Do you like to keep up with global issues? We also added BBC World News to the Sling Blue and Sling Orange World News Extras. Now you can see BBC’s coverage of international news and current affairs,... Read More

Sling Latino launches new CARIBE pack and simplifies prices

Jun 30, 2016 by Sling Latino Staff

Click here to read this post in Spanish.

We just announced two major changes to our Sling Latino service: now customers can personalize their service with more Spanish and bi-lingual options, plus we’ve introduced a simpler pricing structure across all Sling Latino packages.

New Prices
Starting today, Sling Latino customers will see some pricing changes to their existing subscriptions:
“Best of Spanish TV,” (formerly “Paquete Total”) “Colombia” and “España” are now each $10 per month as standalone packages or $5 per month when combined with a “Sling Orange” (single-stream service) or “Sling Blue” (multi-stream service) subscription.
• Did you subscribe to “Deportes Extra” or “Películas and Novelas Extra?” You will now receive more channels at no additional cost with the Best of Spanish TV package.
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Updated Sling TV UI rolls to Roku

Jun 28, 2016 by Sling Staff

Attention Roku users: your Sling TV user interface (UI) is about to get a major facelift! Our new UI makes the Sling TV experience more personalized, which means getting to the programs you love is easier than ever before. The new UI will be live on Roku players and TVs starting today.

Below are some of the biggest updates you will soon find in the new Sling TV UI on Roku:

My TV – My TV is your new home screen. From this view, you can select your favorite networks to populate “My Channels” in the top ribbon for one-click access to the channels you watch most, You’ll also be able to pick up a show right where you left off with the “Continue Watching” ribbon, and within the... Read More

Sling TV now available on Apple TV

Jun 13, 2016 by Ben Weinberger

The wait is over. The most requested device since we launched Sling TV has arrived. We’re live today from California at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) and excited to announce (drumroll, please) that Sling TV is now available on Apple TV (4th generation) delivering a live, linear and on-demand multichannel pay-TV service all within a single app.

Today is especially significant because it also marks the first time Sling TV customers can experience our new user interface (UI) debuting on Apple TV and rolling out to other devices in the coming months. Plus, we’ve added new content from FOX to our beta multi-stream service, and new channels from Viacom across our services.

What’s more, just in time for Father’s Day (and game 5 of the NBA Finals... Read More

Sling TV adds Comedy Central, BET, Spike, MTV, Nick Jr., VH1 and more

Jun 13, 2016 by Sling Staff

Today, we’re welcoming 12 new Viacom networks to Sling TV. These additions provide a wide variety of popular live and on-demand entertainment, with something for everyone in the family. New channels include Comedy Central, BET, Nick Jr., NickToons, TeenNick, MTV, Spike, MTV2, LOGO, CMT, TV Land and VH1.

More channels and more choice means we’ve added more ways for customers to personalize their Sling TV subscription with new Extras, “Comedy Plus Extra,” “Lifestyle Plus Extra” and “Kids Extra – Beta.” Like the other Extras, these new options are each available for $5 more per month when added to our core packages.

What can you expect from these new Extras? Find out more below:

LIFESTYLE PLUS EXTRA

A broad spectrum of life experience programming. Stir your culinary curiosities, dig into DIY... Read More

Beta Multi-stream update 2: Content from FXX, Nat Geo Wild and FS2 now available in BEST OF LIVE TV™

Jun 13, 2016 by Sling Staff

Missing your weekly fix of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER or UFC fights? No more! Customers who subscribe to the core package of our beta multi-stream service now have access to all these programs and more, with the addition of FS2 and on-demand content from FXX and Nat Geo WILD.

This latest beta update will bring some of the most popular FOX shows to the $20 per month “Best of Live TV” beta multi-stream service. Here are more details about the content on these three new channels:

FXX

Known for edgy, authentic, irreverent, smart and subversive programming, you’ll be able to watch You’re the Worst, Man Seeking Woman and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, along with a growing roster of blockbuster movies and acquired... Read More

New user interface is live on Apple TV

Jun 13, 2016 by Ben Weinberger

With today’s launch of new channels from Viacom and content from FOX, Sling TV now offers more than 365 channels and more than 50,000 hours of on-demand and replay content across all our services. Customers now have even more options to customize their programming by mixing and matching our Extra packs. Given the vast amount of great programming we offer, we know how important it is to make finding the shows you love effortless. To streamline the discovery experience, we decided to give our user interface (UI) a much-needed makeover. We focused on personalization, ease of use and simplicity to quickly display the content you want to see.

We hope you enjoy the new UI, as we have incorporated many of your ideas to develop a better... Read More

Multi-stream beta update 1: New Extra, ‘Best of Spanish TV-Beta’ brings more soccer and Spanish programming

Apr 28, 2016 by Sling Staff

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It’s only been two weeks since we launched our beta multi-stream service, and as promised, we are updating the service to make it better. We told you we would expand our channel lineup in the beta phase, and today we introduced a new Extra to multi-stream subscribers, the “Best of Spanish TV-Beta.” For $5 more per month, this new Extra brings Spanish-language content to the multi-stream service, including upcoming soccer matches from Copa America Centenario, La Liga de España, La Liga MX Clausura and MLS, movies from Cine Sony and news from Univision and UniMás.

Best of Spanish TV-Beta allows for streaming on up to three Sling TV-supported devices simultaneously in or out of the home. The new Extra includes... Read More

Sling TV’s beta multi-stream service brings FOX broadcast, hit shows and local sports with three streams

Apr 13, 2016 by Sling Staff

It’s here! Today we launched a new beta multi-stream service, bringing you even more live and on-demand television with new channels from the Fox Networks Group like FOX local broadcast channels (in select markets), FOX Sports, FX and National Geographic on up to three devices simultaneously for $20 per month. In addition to Fox, the beta service’s base and “Extra” packages include content from AMC, A&E, HBO, Turner, Scripps, EPIX and Univision. Similar to our single-stream service, Sling TV’s beta multi-stream service allows you to stream must-watch entertainment on your favorite devices, wherever you are—at home, in the office or on the go.

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WHAT’S INCLUDED

Local FOX: Want to stay up to date on your local news? You’re in luck! In-market customers who subscribe... Read More

NCAA Basketball Championship Shatters Sling TV All-Time Viewership Record

Apr 05, 2016 by Sling Staff

That’s a wrap. Another NCAA basketball season is in the books, and we couldn’t have asked for a better ending. While brackets were busting all month long across America, we continued to see record-numbers of basketball fans flock to Sling TV. So many of you joined us on this journey that last night’s game became the most watched event in Sling TV history (previously held by this year’s College Football Playoffs), incredible.

This year’s tourney had it all. From the opening round, who could forget that first bracket buster when University of Arkansas – Little Rock pulled off that double overtime upset, where we saw viewership spike by more than 300% from tip off to final buzzer.

And last night was no different. Villanova and the University of... Read More

NCAA Tournament Double Overtime Thriller Drives Nearly 350% Increase In Sling TV Viewership During Game

Mar 18, 2016 by Sling Staff

Can’t stop, won’t stop. Not even an overbearing boss who watches you like a hawk can keep basketball fans from missing a minute of the games. From tipoff to double overtime, Sling TV saw viewership increase during the game by nearly 350 percent in the University of Arkansas – Little Rock upset over Purdue.

Yesterday, Sling TV customers were able to watch all of the games on TNT, TBS and truTV anywhere, whether it was on their laptop at work, mobile devices while on-the-go, or just lounging on the couch. We saw record numbers of you flock to our service to watch the tournament’s first buzzer beater, a number of upsets and, of course, the double overtime thriller.

March Madness on Sling: First Round Action - Day... Read More

Watch Your Local News, Traffic, Weather and Sports with ‘Local Now’

Mar 03, 2016 by Sling Staff

With channels like CNN, Bloomberg Television, Newsy and HLN, Sling TV offers a healthy roundup of leading national news programming. But what about the local stuff happening in your neighborhood?

Previously only available on select devices, Local Now will start rolling out to Roku devices later today. Local Now delivers local content for all “Best of Live TV” customers at no additional cost. It’s an ad-free channel from The Weather Channel that provides current localized news, weather, sports and traffic updates.

How it works
Local Now provides timely localized updates relevant to 207 markets (think LA, Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas, Tallahassee, etc.), in partnership with some of the most trusted news sources across the U.S., including The Weather Channel, the Associated Press, SportRadar, TrafficLand, and INRIX. Its localized content cycles... Read More

Newsy and Flama join ‘Best of Live TV’

Mar 02, 2016 by Sling Staff

Great news! We’ve added even more channels to Sling TV’s “Best of Live TV” for the same price of $20 per month! Best of Live TV subscribers now have access to two new channels tailored to Millennials: Newsy and Flama. Both channels bring quality programming to younger audiences. Newsy brings national “news with the why” to Sling TV subscribers, while Flama will provide a daily fix of comedy and culture entertainment created by, for and starring Hispanic Millennials. If you haven’t experienced Newsy and Flama before, find out more about each new channel below.

Newsy
Now available, Newsy provides concise, unbiased coverage of the most important news stories and puts current events in perspective, so you can make up your own mind. Highlighting unique perspectives from many media sources, Newsy’s... Read More

How to Watch NCAA Tournament Games on the Go

Mar 01, 2016 by Sling Staff

It’s finally March, which means before long, NCAA teams all over the country will vie for their very own fairytale ending in the most exciting basketball tournament of the year. Here’s how Sling TV customers can catch the action, including the championship game on April 4.

NCAA Conference Tournaments
NCAA Conference Tournament events start this week, and Sling TV customers will be able to see games from conferences like the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, SEC and more. While some games will be available to all “Best of Live TV” subscribers on ESPN and ESPN2, others will require a subscription to “Sports Extra” ($5 more per month with a Best of Live TV subscription), for basketball coverage on ESPNU, SEC Network and ESPNEWS.

NCAA Tournament Games
Starting with the... Read More

NEW: $10 per-month Cinemax joins Sling TV lineup

Feb 11, 2016 by Sling Staff

We have HBO, Epix, Sundance TV and TCM, to name a few. Enter Cinemax, because what’s better than movies? More movies.

Cinemax offers an impressive lineup of the hottest box-office titles, riveting dramas, and behind-the-scenes exclusives. Today, it’s arrived on Sling TV.

What’s particularly cool about this announcement is it marks the first time Cinemax is available to cord cutters on a standalone Internet TV service. Previously, it was only available to those who paid for a traditional cable package.

So, what do you get with Cinemax on Sling TV?

When you subscribe to “Best of Live TV” or one of our Sling International base packages, Cinemax is available a la carte for an additional $10 per month. This includes a live, linear Cinemax channel found in our programming... Read More

Recap: Sling TV News Conference at CES 2016

Jan 06, 2016 by Sling Staff

Today marks the one-year anniversary since we introduced Sling TV to the world. To celebrate, our CEO, Roger Lynch, took it back to where it all started. This afternoon he stood on the very same stage where he announced Sling TV and shared with hundreds of members of the media what we have accomplished in our first year, what we have learned from our customers and the industry, as well as what consumers can expect from us in 2016.

Did you miss Roger’s remarks? We made it easy for you to get up to speed. Here are the highlights from today’s news conference:

In 2015, Sling TV introduced more content and doubled the number of devices
When we launched the “Best of Live TV” package last February, we only... Read More

The UI Gets Personal With New “MY TV” View

Jan 05, 2016 by Ben Weinberger

One thing is for sure, our viewers love Sling TV’s content. But because we nearly doubled the number of channels in the “Best of Live TV” package since launch and have more than 10,000 hours of on-demand and look-back content, the original Sling TV user experience became a little cumbersome. We knew something had to change.

So we launched phase one of the new user interface (UI) a few months ago, giving all Sling TV subscribers access to the new full guide on every device. As I mentioned when we started rolling out the first update, we knew this was only the beginning.

And I’m here today with an update. We just unveiled what the new UI will look like. Our phased roll-out begins later this... Read More

ESPN3 Is Coming to the Sling TV Channel Guide

Jan 05, 2016 by Ben Weinberger

ESPN3 will soon join Sling TV’s “Best of Live TV” lineup, adding thousands of exclusive live and replayed events to our action-packed roster of sports entertainment content. This latest addition will allow you to catch up on previous big games or watch any current matchups directly from Sling TV’s new user interface -– no need to switch apps or TV inputs.

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Previously, customers could access ESPN3’s live and replayed sports content not aired on other ESPN networks through the WatchESPN app. Now, you no longer need to switch to another app or TV input -– you can find all of ESPN3’s content directly within the Sling TV experience. As a huge University of North Carolina Tar Heels fan, no matter what the sport... Read More

New Spanish-language Movies Now on Sling Latino with Cine Sony Television

Dec 16, 2015 by Sling Latino Staff

Starting today, Spanish-speaking movie lovers will have access to more hit Hollywood movies because we’ve added Cine Sony Television to our lineup.

We continue to expand our Spanish-language content on Sling Latino, offering our customers more choice and personalized options in their entertainment experience, and movies are no exception.

The addition of Cine Sony brings more Spanish-language comedy, action-adventure and horror movies to our customers. Popular movies from Cine Sony include “The Grudge,” “Here Comes the Boom” and “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle.”

Spanish-language TV That Goes With You
Want to watch your favorite shows and movies on-the-go? Sling Latino is entertainment that goes with you – you can watch live and on-demand television on your phone, tablet, computer, game console and TV, wherever you have an Internet connection.

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Nuevas Películas en Español Ahora en Sling Latino con Cine Sony Television

Dec 16, 2015 by Sling Latino Staff

A partir de hoy, los televidentes de habla hispana y amantes del cine tendrán acceso a más películas exitosas de Hollywood porque hemos agregado Cine Sony Television a nuestro listado de canales.

Seguimos ampliando nuestro contenido en español en Sling Latino, ofreciéndoles a nuestros clientes más variedad y opciones personalizadas en su experiencia de entretenimiento, y las películas no son la excepción.

La adición de Cine Sony trae más películas de comedia, acción-aventura y películas de terror en español a nuestros clientes. Algunas películas populares de Cine Sony incluyen “La Maldición,” “El Maestro Luchador” y “Los ángeles de Charlie: Al límite.”

Televisión en español que va contigo
¿Quieres ver tus programas y películas favoritas cuando y donde quieras? Sling Latino es entretenimiento que va contigo – puedes ver televisión... Read More

What’s New with Sling TV on Your Roku

Dec 01, 2015 by Ben Weinberger

Over the past couple of months, we pushed new user interface (UI) updates to most of our Sling TV-supported devices. So far, subscribers who use an Amazon Fire device, Xbox One, Android TV, Mac, PC, Android or iOS mobile device experienced the new view and several app improvements on the front- and back-end.

Phase one: New UI/UX
Starting today, phase one of the new user interface will also roll out to Roku customers. To make sure your Roku device is updated properly, please follow these step-by-step directions. Similar to our previous UI updates, this means Roku customers will experience our new channels guide, giving you faster access to our thousands of hours of on-demand content, plus easier navigation through our live channels.

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3 Ways to Watch El Clasico with Sling TV

Nov 16, 2015 by Sling Staff

If you are hoping to watch Real Madrid host Barcelona in the 2015 El Clasico on Sling TV, you should know that we offer beIN Sports (which is carrying the game) 3 different ways.

First, Sling TV offers beIN Sports as part of 3 different add-on packs: the Sports Extra Pack; the Best of Spanish TV Pack; and the Deportes Extra Pack. Each is only $5 a month to add to your $20 Best of Live TV base subscription, and like all of our add-on packs, they can be added or dropped from month to month with no commitment.

Spanish-speaking fans are also in luck: beIN Sports is part of the Sling Latino Total base pack, which is only $12 a month and also includes Univision, Azteca,... Read More

New to Sports Extra: Outside Television!

Nov 13, 2015 by Ben Weinberger

Our customers love sports. And between Sling TV’s “Best of Live TV” and “Sports Extra” packages, we deliver excellent access to mainstream athletics like football, basketball, baseball, soccer and golf. Lots of incredible content, but we couldn’t help but notice that one big category was noticeably absent: extreme sports and outdoor living.

Well, not anymore.

Today, we added Outside Television to our $5-per-month Sports Extra pack! Now all of you adventure seekers who can’t get enough of the outdoors can watch the best ski, snowboard, surf, kayak, climbing, mountain biking, BASE jumping and adventure travel videos.

Outside Television joins the Sports Extra pack alongside The SEC Network, ESPNU, ESPNEWS, Univision Deportes, beIN Sports, and ESPN Goal Line/BuzzerBeater/ESPN Bases Loaded.

As we’re welcoming Outside Television to the Sling TV lineup... Read More

Unleash Unlimited Sling TV on T-Mobile with Binge On - Starts Sunday Nov 15

Nov 10, 2015 by Glenn Eisen

We know many of you like to tune in to Sling TV on your mobile devices to catch live sports and other must-watch moments in real-time. Until today, this habit required you to nervously monitor your data usage as it climbed toward your monthly data cap. Understandably, overusing data is a significant pain point for our customers. At Sling TV, our mission is to simplify your TV experience by eliminating traditional pay-TV pain points like long-term contracts, big package bundles and high prices, while giving you the ability to watch your favorite shows now.

Today, with the help of T-Mobile, we’re closer than ever to accomplishing our mission. Together, Sling TV and T-Mobile are changing the game again. We’re uniting mobile and video to save your data and your... Read More

Congratulations, Sruta!

Nov 09, 2015 by Roger Lynch

Since Sling TV’s launch, our team has worked relentlessly to deliver on the promise of a new entertainment experience. This journey has been challenging but equally gratifying. With every passing day, Sling TV continues to deliver a revolutionary service, and that is in large part because of the leadership exhibited by our Vice President of Business Development and Operations, Sruta Vootukuru. I have asked her to step into a number of different roles and she has skillfully handled each new opportunity.

Since day one, Sruta has played an integral part of our Sling TV team and, as such, owns as much of the creation of Sling TV as anyone, helping build our service from the ground up. She has helped build, mentor and shape the Sling TV team that... Read More

The Bundle is Back

Nov 06, 2015 by Sling Staff

Life’s about the little things, and we’ve got a little something that will make you oh so happy. Back by popular demand, Sling is now offering the Amazon Fire TV Bundle for a limited time only. Beginning today, prepay for three months of Sling TV and get $50 off of Amazon’s newest Fire TV.*

Need just the right gift for your brother home from college this holiday season? We’ve got you covered. Couldn’t find the perfect birthday gift for your best friend? You can thank us later. Don’t need a gift for anyone, but looking for a convenient, inexpensive way to stream your favorite live content? You’re welcome. Think of all the things you can do with the $50 you just saved…

Next steps: how do you get the... Read More

Where’s Your Favorite Channel?

Nov 04, 2015 by Ben Weinberger

“Why isn’t my favorite channel included in the Sling TV lineup?” We get this question every so often from customers, so we wanted to share more about why you may not see a particular channel included in one of our many packages.

One of the biggest reasons our customers love Sling TV is because they get the most popular live and on-demand entertainment starting at just $20 per month. In order to keep the price reasonable, we’re not able to carry every requested channel without passing along the cost to you, the customer.

Additionally, it is nearly impossible for us to add just one channel independently, based on the way the industry is constructed. Many of your favorite channels are owned by media conglomerates that demand we sell... Read More

Sling TV Arrives On Google's Chromecast

Nov 03, 2015 by Ben Weinberger

It’s finally here! Starting today, Sling TV supports Google’s Chromecast, making it even more convenient for customers to stream the best live and on-demand programming to their TVs using their Android smart phones and tablets, iPhones and iPads. And don’t worry, Windows and Mac casters, we’re working on future compatibility for your laptops as well.

Since February, we’ve heard Sling TV users asking for Chromecast support. And, as we continue to build our device lineup, we are excited to offer yet another great solution for our customers to watch Sling TV.

Chromecast users can now navigate Sling TV channels on their devices to beam content to the big screen, without ever leaving the couch. This capability makes multitasking seamless, so you can watch your favorite TV shows and movies on... Read More

Help With Sling TV On Chromecast

Nov 03, 2015 by Ben Weinberger

A few weeks ago, we let everyone know that Sling TV was coming soon to Chromecast. The response has been overwhelmingly enthusiastic, and our team has worked hard to launch a Chromecast-compatible app as soon as possible. Today, we are live!

Since the app is brand new, there are a few temporary limitations and known issues we want our customers to know about. I want to emphasize that we are aware of the below issues and our team is actively working on fixes. In the meantime, here’s a quick rundown of what you may encounter while using Sling TV on Chromecast:

• If you do not see the cast icon within your Sling TV app, please make sure you have updated to the current version of the app (Android... Read More

Free HBO!

Oct 15, 2015 by Sarah Moffatt

This weekend all Sling TV Best of Live TV subscribers can watch HBO absolutely free!

We repeat: Free HBO preview for this weekend only!

This is not a trick! Sling TV is treating you to a weekend of free HBO starting this Friday, October 16 through Monday, October 19!

So, what does this mean? It means you’ve got access to the weekends hottest shows, like the premiere of Amy Schumer: Live at The Apollo and new episodes of The Leftovers, Project Greenlight, and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

Not caught up on The Leftovers? No worries! Catch up with HBO On Demand. Or, binge watch your favorite (or soon-to-be favorite) shows, like Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley, Boardwalk Empire and Veep.

Want more awesome... Read More

How To Watch Monday Night Football on Sling TV

Sep 14, 2015 by Sling Staff

We know you love football, and so do we. You may not be aware, but tonight’s Monday Night Football game isn’t available to watch on mobile phones because of certain programming rights restrictions. But don’t worry, you can still catch the game using Sling TV on approved devices, including: Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Fire TV stick, Amazon Fire tablets, Roku players, Roku streaming sticks and Roku TVs, Google Nexus player, Xbox One, laptops, iPads and Android tablets. The game is also available through the Watch ESPN app on the following devices: Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Xbox Live Gold and Windows 8.

If you are experiencing issues with Sling TV while using any of the above approved devices, please reach out to @slinganswers on Twitter or send us an email... Read More

Sling TV Continues to Bring the Heat on Amazon Fire Tablet

Aug 31, 2015 by Glenn Eisen

Things are really heating up! Today, we launched Sling TV on Amazon Fire HD and HDX tablets, which means Amazon Fire customers can watch Sling TV on three different Amazon Fire devices: Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and now Fire HD and HDX tablets.

Available now, the Sling TV app can be downloaded from the Amazon Appstore onto your Amazon Fire HD or HDX tablet. Get ready to bring your favorite live and on-demand programming with you, wherever you and your tablet may go.

What’s better than watching ESPN, AMC, HGTV, TNT, A&E and exclusive content from Maker Studios on your favorite Amazon device? For a limited time, new Sling TV customers with an Amazon Fire HDX 8.9, Fire HDX 7, Fire HD 7 or Fire HD 6... Read More

Instant Classic: Turner Classic Movies joins Sling TV’s ‘Hollywood Extra’

Jun 18, 2015 by Glenn Eisen

Calling all classic film buffs: if you’re a fan of Charlie Chaplin or Judy Garland, you’ll be thrilled to know we just added Turner Classic Movies (TCM) to the “Hollywood Extra” pack!

As the newest addition to the “Hollywood Extra” pack, TCM joins EPIX, EPIX2, EPIX3, EPIX Drive-In and SundanceTV in giving film enthusiasts access to hundreds of movies live and on demand for just $5 per month with your “Best of Live TV” subscription.

Fans of the classics will love 24/7 access to the greatest movies of all time, including favorites like “The Birds,” “Casablanca” and “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” as well as the best silent and foreign films, contemporary classics and film-related documentaries.

TCM also airs weekly franchises like the popular series “The Essentials,” co-hosted by... Read More

Polaris+ launches exclusively on Sling TV

Jun 18, 2015 by Glenn Eisen

We did it again! And this time we’re expanding our “Best of Live TV” core package with exclusive Polaris+ programming. Polaris+ from Maker Studios delivers the best online gaming, comic and pop culture videos you love to watch. With the latest addition, you now have access to more than 20 channels filled with the best live TV and online content – still for just $20 per month.

An extension of Maker’s Polaris brand – the leading online gaming network that attracts more than three billion monthly views – Polaris+ will feature long-form original programming available in an exclusive first-run only on Sling TV. The channel will include gaming, pop culture, comic and live-event programming starring some of the biggest names in digital.

Sling TV customers can look forward... Read More

Libera Tu TV Con Sling Latino

Jun 04, 2015 by Roger Lynch

Sling Latino is officially here, and it’s arrived with an apt tagline in tow: “Libera Tu TV” – or, Free Your TV. From long-term contracts, credit checks and hardware installations. From hidden fees and expensive channel packages. From being limited to a stationary box in your living room.

Today, we’re launching Spanish-language package options that give our bilingual and Spanish-dominant customers a new choice in how you watch your favorite live and on-demand television.

Latino communities across the United States are vibrant and diverse, and the demographic’s TV-viewing preferences offer no exception to this rule. Perhaps you only watch TV in Spanish, while your cousins prefer English shows with a few Spanish-broadcast fútbol games thrown in. Or, maybe you watch all of your TV on a tablet, while... Read More

Content Is King, But Only If You Can Find It

Jun 01, 2015 by Roger Lynch

We launched Sling TV nearly four months ago with only 12 channels, three “add-on” packs and a limited selection of on-demand content. Since then we’ve expanded our offering massively. With the additions of AMC, A&E and others in our $20 a month core pack, we have added more sports, more news and way more on-demand content (thousands and thousands of hours!). We even offer HBO for an additional $15.

From day one, we have been dedicated here at Sling HQ to making our service better tomorrow than it was today. I think we can fairly say we’ve delivered on that. But we’re not finished. With all this content (and, I promise, more is on the way), we need to be sure you can easily find it.

Today we... Read More

Sling TV Arrives on Android TV

May 21, 2015 by Glenn Eisen

You can watch Sling TV on more devices than any other live stand-alone Internet TV offering, and today this lineup continues to grow. We’re happy to announce that Sling TV is now available on all devices on the Android TV platform, including Google’s Nexus Player consoles. You can download our app immediately from the Google Play Store.

Don’t have a Nexus Player? You’re in luck! If you’re new to Sling TV, you can now purchase a Nexus Player at half price when you pre-pay for three months of Sling TV. To learn more about this limited-time offer, visit Sling.com/devices/nexus.

If you’re a step ahead and already have a Nexus Player, you can try Sling TV with a seven day free trial.

For more information about Sling TV... Read More

ESPN Deportes Joins the “Deportes Extra” Roster

May 21, 2015 by Glenn Eisen

While some people enjoy games in Spanish and others in English, one thing remains true for everyone: sports are best enjoyed LIVE. That’s why we’ve continued to grow our sports offering, including the recently-launched “Deportes Extra” add-on pack, available for $5 per month to subscribers of the “Best of Live TV” core package.

Today, sports fans have something new to cheer about: ESPN Deportes officially joins the solid line-up of channels in this pack, including beIN Sports en Español, Univision Deportes and more.

With this channel addition, our soccer fans now have access to popular content including UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, UEFA Europa League, La Liga’s Copa del Rey Final and Supercopa, select European FIFA World Cup qualifying matches, and the highly anticipated 2016 UEFA European Championship.... Read More

Bloomberg News Now Part of Sling TV Base Pack

May 01, 2015 by Glenn Eisen

The best business and financial news source on television is now available to all Sling TV subscribers: Bloomberg News is now a part of our Best of Live TV package, still only $20 a month!

The World News Extra add-on package still includes the international perspectives of France 24, News 18 India, Euronews, Russia Today, NDTV 24x7, plus domestic news and analysis from HLN. But Bloomberg’s award-winning up-to-the-minute financial and business bulletins are now included with the Best of Live TV at no extra cost!

To stay current on the latest product announcements, bookmark this blog, Like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter (@Sling)!

Glenn
CMO of Sling TV
#TakeBackTV

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New Latino Add-On Packs Deliver Deportes, Novelas y Películas

May 01, 2015 by Glenn Eisen

There’s no substitute for watching fútbol (complete with famous Spanish-language commentary) or enjoying your favorite telenovelas and películas en Español.

That’s why we’re rolling out two new add-on packs – Deportes Extra and Novelas & Películas Extra – giving our bilingual customers a flexible way to watch top Latino sports and entertainment in addition to popular channels like ESPN, AMC, Food Network and TNT. Each new add-on pack is available for $5 per month when you subscribe to the $20 “Best of Live TV” package.

These additions make Sling TV the first Internet TV provider to offer domestic and Latino programming in one customizable package. And as always, there are no long-term contracts or hidden fees, and signing up is easy via the Sling TV app or www.sling.com.

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An update from Roger

Apr 12, 2015 by Roger Lynch

There was a lot of attention tonight on how we handled the premiere of HBO’s Game of Thrones.

Overall, we successfully delivered a great experience to the vast majority of our customers. Where we truly improved was among those who may have experienced streaming errors in the past – we saw tremendous gains.

What drove this progress? We made updates to a variety of core systems to improve user experience from account creation to service delivery. We also distributed updates to the app across all of our platforms starting late last week. These updates helped in load management and delivered new features, like parental controls.

Any stumbles tonight? A few. Most notably, we heard of (and experienced for ourselves) some Roku devices taking too long to load our app. Our... Read More

This weekend’s performance and our plan to improve

Apr 07, 2015 by Roger Lynch

We entered this week with a lot of deserved discussion about service issues during the Duke/Michigan State NCAA semi final game Saturday night. I thought I’d share a bit more about what happened, the degree to which it happened and most importantly, what we are doing to continue to improve our service.

Here’s what happened

We experienced the convergence of two events:

1) there was a high number of new customer signups just as the first game was beginning

2) we received an extremely high volume of concurrent streams.

While we planned – and staffed – for both scenarios, these factors revealed a bottleneck that triggered errors for some customers Saturday night. These issues impacted a small fraction of the total number watching the games on Sling... Read More

DishWorld is now Sling International, bringing you more content and an enhanced experience

Apr 03, 2015 by Chris Kuelling

The big day is finally here – today we welcome all DishWorld customers to Sling International! This transition gives you access to all of your favorite channels from DishWorld, and the added ability to watch U.S. entertainment from Sling TV and an enhanced user experience.

What’s new?
As a current DishWorld customer, you’ll notice a few changes as you begin to use Sling International. Today you will have access to channels in 18 languages, including the newly added Bengali, Kannada and Marathi language groups. In addition to your favorite international programming, you can subscribe to top U.S. entertainment like ESPN, AMC, TNT and Food Network through Sling TV.

Plus, you can watch your content on even more devices, including Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick... Read More

مرحبا! 歡迎! Welcome to Sling International!

Apr 03, 2015 by Chris Kuelling

Finally—content that speaks your language. We know how important it is to watch the programming you enjoy in the language you want. That’s why today we’re introducing Sling International, the leader in live over-the-top international TV. Sling International provides you with news, sports and entertainment in 18 different language groups. Starting today, new customers who sign up for Sling International will be eligible to receive one month of free programming.

With no hassle, confusion or extra hardware installation, you can start watching Sling International instantly on supported Sling TV devices. And Sling International gives you nearly 200 channels, in languages including Arabic, Bangla, Bengali, Brazilian, Cantonese, Filipino, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Mandarin, Marathi, Punjabi, Taiwanese, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and Vietnamese. With so many options, you’re sure to... Read More

HBO Is Coming To Sling TV

Apr 01, 2015 by Roger Lynch

The rumors are true, and it’s not an April Fool’s joke: HBO is coming to Sling TV.

Starting next week, Sling TV will be the first and only Internet TV service to offer live HBO and ESPN. Sling TV will offer HBO’s linear channel, as well as the mountain of on-demand content that HBO provides on its other platforms.

You don’t need me to tell you what a big deal this is, both for us and for our customers: HBO delivers hit shows and movies that TV viewers crave, and with this addition Sling TV becomes the only streaming service that offers both HBO and ESPN without a cable subscription.

In addition to all the movies that HBO keeps in its on-demand rotation, from top box office hits... Read More

20 networks for $20 with arrival of A+E Networks on Sling TV

Mar 26, 2015 by Glenn Eisen

Last week, we promised that A+E Networks’ channels would be live on Sling TV before the end of March. And today, A&E, HISTORY, H2 and Lifetime are now available in our “Best of Live TV” core package that stays priced at $20 per month. With the arrival of these four new channels, the “Best of Live TV” offers 20 networks for just $20 per month.

For those of you looking to customize your Sling TV experience with even more A+E Networks’ shows, make sure you check out our “Lifestyle Extra” add-on pack for $5 per month. It’s been updated to include FYI and LMN, in addition to the previously available truTV, Cooking Channel, DIY and WE tv.

A&E, HISTORY, H2, Lifetime, FYI and LMN all include our 3-Day Replay... Read More

Seeing Errors on Sling TV App on Xbox One?

Mar 19, 2015 by Roger Lynch

We’re still young, having only launched last month, and we are experiencing a few growing pains. We know this can be frustrating; we hear you and we’re on it. Before providing you with a status update, I want to thank you for your support of Sling TV.

We know some users on Xbox One are receiving error messages when accessing Sling TV on their console. Some may also see errors that begin with “8-.” We’re aware of these issues and are working hard to resolve them as soon as possible. Here are a couple things we’ve already fixed:

AMEX credit card number invalid on Xbox One – If you had trouble yesterday using an American Express card as a form of payment while creating your account on Xbox One, we... Read More

More Madness, Less Money! College Basketball On Sling TV

Mar 17, 2015 by Glenn Eisen

Today we launched truTV as a part of the new “Lifestyle Extra” add-on pack, which means even more madness for college basketball fans. Now you can watch some of March’s best basketball games anywhere you are with Sling TV.

TruTV, TBS and TNT have many of the games, including the first four games that begin today. Both TBS and TNT are available in our “Best of Live TV” core package at $20 a month, and truTV is available in the new “Lifestyle Extra” add-on pack, priced at $5 a month.

Check out the early round games available on Sling TV:

Tuesday, March 17
6:40 p.m. ET No. 16 Hampton vs. No. 16 Manhattan truTV
9:10 p.m. ET No. 11 BYU vs. No. 11 Ole Miss truTV

Wednesday, March 18
... Read More

Top Shows From A+E Networks Coming to Sling TV by the end of March

Mar 17, 2015 by Glenn Eisen

Say goodbye to “there’s nothing to watch on TV,” because we will add four top-rated channels to the Sling TV core pack by the end of March! The new networks include A&E, HISTORY, H2 and Lifetime, giving Sling TV customers access to more than 20 channels for just $20 a month, plus content from Maker Studios, also included with the “Best of Live TV!”

These upcoming channels will have a little something for everyone. Drama fans can watch movies and compelling original scripted shows like The Returned, Bates Motel and Criminal Minds. History buffs can get their geek on with dramatic historical series like Vikings. And reality TV addicts can binge on original real-life series favorites like Duck Dynasty, Swamp People and Dance Moms.

If you’re looking for more... Read More

Game On: Sling TV Live Today On Xbox One

Mar 17, 2015 by Glenn Eisen

Grab your controllers and get ready, because Sling TV launches today on Xbox One! Xbox One is the first gaming system to support Sling TV, and we can’t wait to share the best of live TV, including shows from ESPN, ESPN2, AMC, TNT, Adult Swim, and more, with millions of gaming and entertainment fans!

Xbox One users who subscribe to Sling TV will get all the great Xbox One benefits and features they love. We’ve integrated the ability to Pin Sling TV to your Home, use your voice or gestures to control the app with Kinect for Xbox One, and Snap with other activities, so you can play a game and watch Sling TV at the same time.

And if flipping from the best of live TV, to music,... Read More

Lights, Camera, Action! Hollywood Extra Add-On Pack Available Now

Mar 04, 2015 by Glenn Eisen

Sling TV gives movie lovers another reason to rejoice! Now customers can access more movies with the Hollywood Extra add-on pack: EPIX, EPIX2, EPIX3, EPIX Drive-In and Sundance TV.

For just an additional $5 per month, you can watch the latest movies like THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE or classics like SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER.

The Hollywood Extra pack also delivers original documentaries, original comedies and music events. With EPIX, you’ll see a behind-the-scenes look at Katy Perry’s Prismatic World Tour, the Dwight Howard in the Moment documentary, and much more.

To learn more about the Hollywood Extra add-on pack, visit www.sling.com/programming and check out our news release here.

Sling TV will continue to add more movie options, so stay tuned. For the latest about Sling TV,... Read More

Sling TV Welcomes The Walking Dead and More From AMC, Plus IFC

Mar 04, 2015 by Glenn Eisen

The zombie apocalypse is taking over Sling TV. The living can now watch The Walking Dead and follow Rick, Sasha, Daryl and the rest of the group in the smash hit post-apocalyptic drama.

The addition of AMC also brings fan favorite Better Call Saul to the “Best of Live TV” package. More great news: IFC has also been added to Sling TV’s $20 Best of Live TV package, giving you access to hit series like Portlandia and Maron.

To learn more about Sling TV’s latest programming additions, check out www.sling.com/programming or read today’s news release here.

Stay up to date by following us on Twitter (@Sling) and liking us on Facebook.

Glenn
CMO of Sling TV
#TakeBackTV

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More Movies Coming To Sling TV On EPIX

Feb 16, 2015 by Glenn Eisen

Want more movie options to choose from? You got it. Today we announced that EPIX will soon be available on Sling TV, meaning you’ll have access to more than 2,000 movie and entertainment titles live and on Video On Demand.

Are you a fan of the latest movies like The Hunger Games: Catching Fire? Or are you more into classics like Pretty in Pink? With thousands of titles to choose from, EPIX delivers options for everyone.

We’ll be announcing more details about EPIX’s launch date, package and pricing, so stay tuned!

Check out today’s news release here.

We will also continue to add Video On Demand titles to Sling TV’s expanding entertainment portfolio. To stay up to date, visit this blog, follow us on Twitter (@Sling) and... Read More

Sling TV Meets Amazon Fire TV

Feb 12, 2015 by Glenn Eisen

Sling TV continues to get better and more convenient: Today we announced that Sling TV customers can now watch all of their favorite live content on Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick.

Don’t have an Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick? No worries. You can choose between $50 off on an Amazon Fire TV or a free Fire TV Stick when you prepay for three months of Sling TV. To get started on Amazon Fire TV products, visit Sling.com/devices/amazon.

If you’re already enjoying Amazon Fire TV products, we have something for you as well: When you download Sling TV in the Amazon Appstore, we’ll give you a special Amazon offer for Sling TV.

Stay up to date with all things Sling TV by following... Read More

Welcome to Sling. Let’s Take Back TV.

Feb 09, 2015 by Roger Lynch

As the CEO of Sling TV, I‘m as excited as I’ve ever been. With the launch of Sling we will Take Back TV together.

It’s been a wild ride since we announced Sling TV at CES – the massive annual consumer technologies convention in Las Vegas in January. Sling TV won big there: Best of the Best, Best Software, Best Home Theater… all in all we won 13 top awards. The excitement keeps building and your response has been overwhelming. If the number of people that signed up for a “first-look” invitation on Sling.com is any indication of what’s to come for Sling TV, it’s going to be huge. Thank you so much. Very soon, you’ll be hearing from us.

For the past few... Read More

And We're Live!

Feb 09, 2015 by Roger Lynch

The TV you love. The live events you can’t miss. All at a price you can afford. Today, Sling TV is available nationwide!

When we set out on this endeavor we had one goal in mind: to create the next generation TV service. A service with the best of live and Video-on-Demand TV, on the devices you already use to watch video, without the cable company. You get networks like ESPN, ESPN 2, HGTV, Food Network, TNT, TBS and select others for just $20. No commitment, no credit check or waiting for the cable guy to show up.

We look at Sling TV as a work in progress. More is on the horizon, including additional channel options like AMC in our $20 core package and new features you’ve told... Read More

The Source For All Things Sling TV

Feb 09, 2015 by Glenn Eisen

Last month we introduced Sling TV in a big way. We are bringing the TV you love and the live events you can’t miss to all your favorite devices at a price you can afford.

And we’re not finished – we have some big plans that we can’t wait to reveal.

This blog is your source for all things Sling TV. We’ll share everything related to the Sling TV experience right here — breaking news, app updates, additional channels, new viewing platforms, suggestions on what to watch and much more.

You’ll get to hear directly from our team, and we want to hear from you. We want to make it personal. Our goal is to establish a platform that serves as your Sling TV community. Consider it a... Read More

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