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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

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