It’s been a relatively quiet few months for Sling TV after the new streaming television service took the industry by storm at CES 2015. Today, it’s making news with a nice offer on the recently released Chromecast while also announcing support for Google’s streaming device. Head below for more details.
After previously offering support for Xbox One, Fire TV and Roku, Sling is now bringing its service to Google’s Chromecast. Alongside this announcement is a noteworthy offer to new customers. Sling TV will give any new subscribers a second-generation Chromecast when three months of service is paid for in advance. See our unboxing of the new Chromecast here.
Simply visit this page and click on Get This Deal to start the process. From there, you’ll sign up and a free Chromecast ($35 value) will arrive at your house in a few days. After the three month subscription period has concluded, your credit card will be automatically charged the regular $20/month fee.
It’s worth noting that Sling is also still offering a 50% discount on the new Roku 3 with voice search, which offers more value for the money. Either way, it’s a nice opportunity to grab a discounted streaming device while trying out Sling’s service.
Sling TV live on Google’s Chromecast
ENGLEWOOD, Colo., November 3, 2015 – Starting today, Sling TV’s live and on-demand Internet TV app for Android and iOS devices supports Google’s Chromecast. As part of the launch, new customers who prepay for three months of Sling TV’s “Best of Live TV” are eligible to receive a free Chromecast device.* Alternatively, Chromecast owners new to Sling TV can take advantage of a limited-time two-month free trial of Sling TV’s “Best of Live TV” package, available later today from the Chromecast website.
“Sling TV fans have made it clear since the beginning that Chromecast is a must-have device, and we agree,” said Roger Lynch, CEO of Sling TV. “With Chromecast, Sling TV customers now have the ability to move their entertainment experience from their mobile device to the big screen seamlessly.”
Sling TV currently supports Chromecast on Android smartphones and tablets, iPhones and iPads. Compatibility for Windows and Mac laptops is coming soon. Sling TV customers can download the Chromecast-compatible app in the Google Play store, iTunes or through the Chromecast app.
In addition to Chromecast support, Sling TV’s device portfolio also includes Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Fire tablets, Android TV platforms including Google’s Nexus Player, current-generation Roku players and Roku TV models, Xbox One, Android and iOS devices, Macs and PCs.
*Terms and conditions apply for Free Trial Offer and Free Chromecast offer. Visit Sling.com for full offer details. After any promotional period, credit card will be charged monthly for applicable subscription until the customer cancels service.
Sling TV Lineup
Sling TV’s “Best of Live TV” includes more than 20 channels for $20 per month. The core package delivers ESPN, ESPN2, AMC, A&E, TNT, HISTORY, H2, TBS, Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel, IFC, El Rey, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, ABC Family, Disney Channel, CNN, Bloomberg TV, Lifetime and Galavisión. This package additionally features access to WatchESPN, including ESPN3 and an extensive library of VOD entertainment. Customers can choose to customize their entertainment experience with the addition of HBO® for $15 per month. Additional a la carte-like add-ons include “Sports Extra,” “Hollywood Extra,” “Kids Extra,” “Lifestyle Extra,” “World News Extra” and Spanish language add-ons, “Deportes Extras” and “Películas & Novelas Extra,” each for $5 per month. In addition to live channels and VOD entertainment, Sling TV customers have access to popular content from Maker Studios.
About Sling TV
Sling TV L.L.C., a subsidiary of DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), provides over-the-top television services including domestic and international live and Video-On-Demand programming. It is available on televisions, tablets, computers and smartphones. The Sling TV programming portfolio includes content from Disney/ESPN, HBO, AMC, A&E, Turner, Scripps, EPIX, Univision and Maker Studios. Sling Latino offers a suite of standalone and add-on Spanish-language programming packages tailored to English-dominant, bilingual and Spanish-dominant U.S. Hispanics. Sling International currently provides more than 200 channels in 18 languages across multiple devices to U.S. households. Sling TV is a next-generation service that meets the entertainment needs of today’s contemporary viewers. Visit www.Sling.com.
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