Sling TV Stories Yesterday

If you have not spent any time using virtual reality yet, it is likely due to how cumbersome it can be to use, combined with the limited number of people who own a headset for you to try. Oculus Go is a recently-released VR headset that aims to change all of that.

Thanks to its low price tag and standalone design that does not require a smartphone or computer to run, Oculus Go is made with general consumers in mind. With today’s announcement that Sling TV is now available on Oculus Go, this provides an immersive way to catch up on the latest entertainment. expand full story

Sling TV Stories June 14

expiredStay caught up on all 64 World Cup matches for just $10 a month w/ this Sling TV offer

The 2018 FIFA World Cup has just begun and Sling TV just kicked off a new promotion that makes it easy for cord-cutters to stay caught up on all the action. For $10 a month you’ll be able to lock in 10 different channels including Fox Sports and more. The package includes all 64 matches and Sling TV is available on just about any platform, from your smartphone to Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast and more.

Sling TV Stories December 19, 2015

Chromecast and Sling TV have partnered to offer an extended two month free trial of the online streaming service ($40 value). First time Sling customers with a Chromecast have until December 28th to grab a 60-day free peak at the Best of Live TV package. Simply visit this page to begin your trial. You’ll want to cancel the service before the two months is up, otherwise you’ll be charged $20 for the next month.

Typically, Sling only offers a 7-day trial, so if you’ve been holding out on trying this service, now is your best bet to give it a run. Offer does not include any extras or HBO service. Full terms and condition can be found below.

Sling TV launched last January to much fanfare as an alternative to pricey cable and satellite services. It offers popular channels like ESPN/2, AMC, TBS, TNT, HGTV and others. Additionally, it has a number of add-on packages for those interested in premium channels like HBO. Packages start at $20 with more channels available for as little as $5.

The latest Google Chromecast is available for $30 at Walmart (Reg. $35). New users can take advantage of a handful of freebies, including a $20 Google Play credit that is available through the end of the year.

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Sling TV Stories November 3, 2015

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.

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Sling TV Stories August 3, 2015

Sling TV is offering new subscribers a $50 Best Buy credit towards eligible streaming media players when signing up for three months of service. This deal will net you significant savings or completely cover many popular devices such as Roku, Amazon Fire TV or Stick, Google Nexus Player and Xbox One. Full Terms and Conditions below.

Sling TV has made quite a splash since it was announced at the beginning of the year and has since added different channel packages such as HBO over the last six months. This new service is a solid alternative for those looking to cut down on expensive cable bills. At $20 a month plus a heavily discounted or free streaming media player, now is the time to check it out.

Here are the instructions for redeeming this offer:

  • Visit this page
  • Select the Best Buy $50 device offer in the lower right hand corner
  • Sign-up for three months of pre-paid Sling TV service for $59.97
  • Your $50 promotional code will arrive via email, note: only available for redemption in-store

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Sling TV Stories June 5, 2015

The amount of options for consuming entertainment on your television these days seems endless. Aside from traditional cable and satellite services, you’ve got streaming options from Netflix, Hulu and Amazon. Even ala carte style is making a push with Sling TV and of course there is traditional over-the-air channels. Unfortunately, there isn’t really a viable option for bringing all of these things together.

Mohu has attempted to change that with its Channels device, which takes OTA network channels and combines them with a number of streaming services in one package. If it sounds like a lot to bring together, you’re right, it is. Mohu has set out to combine all of these viewing options. I’ve spent the last few months tinkering with this system and it’s certainly worth talking about… expand full story

Sling TV Stories May 20, 2015

We’ve already established that Xbox One is making the strongest push to manage and supply all your digital entertainment content at home. So far, it has done a pretty good job of bringing together all of the top services. This includes Sling TV, Netflix, Hulu Plus, as well as support for cable or satellite services directly integrated into the Xbox One via its HDMI inputs.

After being teased back in back early April, Microsoft has now made over-the-air antenna compatibility available to all Xbox One owners in the United States and Canada. Although it requires a hardware add-on, the Washington-based company has paired with one of the top antenna manufacturers to build a bundle specifically designed for the Xbox One.  expand full story

Sling TV Stories April 17, 2015

With mounting pressure from online television streaming services such as Netflix and Sling TV, today Verizon Wireless announced a new option for FiOS subscribers. The telecommunications company will now offer a “skinny” bundle with additional add-on packages that can be interchanged regularly depending on the needs of the customer.

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Sling TV Stories April 8, 2015

expiredPick up the new Roku 3 streaming media player w/ voice search for $85 shipped (Reg. $100)

Target offers the recently released Roku 3 (4230R) streaming media player with voice search for $84.99 shipped (price reflected in cart). This is the first discount that we’ve seen on the newly upgraded model, its regular list price is $99.99 at retailers such as Amazon.

Building on the strength of the popular previous generation Roku 3, this new model has voice search capability and the ‘Roku Feed’ which tracks content, availability and pricing. The new enhanced remote control allows users to find new content simply by speaking, which is activated by pressing a button on the remote. Roku offers over 2,000 streaming channels, from Sling TV, Netflix, Hulu Plus and more.

By adding voice search, Roku has placed itself out in front of the pack at this point.

Sling TV Stories April 2, 2015

There are a lot of reasons to be excited about Sling TV. Since it popped up in January just before CES, this streaming television service has been making waves throughout the entertainment world. Chances are if you watch television shows or movies, you’ve heard something about Sling.

Last month Dish brought its online streaming service to the Xbox One in an exclusive agreement that nets Live subscribers a one month free trial. The question is, does Sling bring enough to the table to make the Xbox One a complete solution to home entertainment? expand full story

Sling TV Stories April 1, 2015

Sling TV will offer HBO plus on-demand content in time for Game of Thrones premiere

Update (4/8 9:00am): Sling has pushed the HBO update to its accounts, subscribers can sign-up today for the add-on package at a price of $15/month. Apple TV users have the option of grabbing a free 30-day trial of the recently released HBO Now, as well.

Sling TV is continuing to push traditional television providers, announcing today that it will carry HBO’s linear channel plus on-demand content before the Game of Thrones premiere on April 12th. HBO’s standard channel and an “extensive VOD library” will be a $15 add-on to Sling’s “best of live TV” $20 core package. No word yet on HBO Go accessibility on iOS or Apple TV. This follows last month’s launch of AMC just in time for Mad Men’s last run starting this Sunday.

Interested in Sling TV? You can grab a free Amazon Fire Stick or Roku Stick by signing up for three months of service. Xbox One members can enjoy a free month trial with a Live membership.

Sling TV Stories March 17, 2015

 

Update (3/26 9:00am): A+E, History, H2 and Lifetime are now available on the “Best of Live TV” core package for $20/month.

We’ve covered Sling TV throughout the first few months of service, but the big news that everyone has been waiting for arrived today. The popular television streaming service is coming to Xbox One and Live users will be getting a free one month trial.

This news is noteworthy for two reasons, first opening up the service to the Xbox One brings the service to millions of additional homes across the United States. Secondly, Sling TV typically offers a seven day trial for new subscribers, today’s announcement brings an exclusive 30 day trial to Microsoft’s gaming console.

Sling TV has also announced new channel availability, head below for more details and the full PR.

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Sling TV Stories February 16, 2015

It’s been an exciting couple of months for cord cutters. Dish’s Sling TV streaming service has officially launched and just last week the company announced a partnership with Amazon and Roku to offer exclusive media player discounts.amazon-fire-tv-promo

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Now, here’s where it gets interesting. Amazon just kicked off a fresh discount that knocks its Fire TV player down to just $84. The aforementioned Sling TV promo extends a $50 Fire TV coupon code for new users of its service who sign up for three months of service ($20/month).

If you take advantage of both of these promos then you’ll haul in a new Amazon Fire TV box with three months of Sling TV access for a total cash outlay of $94 — Fire TV costs $34 after coupon and Sling TV service adds $60, which yields the $94 figure. That’s still $5 below the regular price of just the Fire TV.

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Sling TV Stories February 12, 2015

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Sling TV is barreling down on cable TV like a freight train. Not only is this innovative service currently the best way for cord cutters to get select TV stations, but now Sling TV has landed on Fire TV and will offer free streaming devices.

When you prepay three months of Sling TV service ($60), you’ll be able to grab an Amazon Fire TV Stick ($39 value) or Roku Streaming Stick ($50 value) for free. If you’d rather get a full streaming box, then you can also opt to save 50% on an Amazon Fire TV ($99 value) or Roku 3 ($100 value).

Here’s how Amazon is handling the promo:

  1. Sign up for your subscription on the Sling TV website and prepay three months of Sling TV service.
  2. After signing up, you will receive a promotion code that can be used for $50 off Amazon Fire TV or a free Fire TV Stick.
  3. Copy the promotional code, go to www.amazon.com/redeemslingtvoffer, and add one Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick to your shopping cart.
  4. Proceed to check out. Paste or enter the promotional code in the “Enter a gift card or promotion code” field, click the ‘Apply’ button and complete your order.
  5. When your device arrives, simply plug it in, connect to the internet, and start enjoying instantly.

We haven’t heard any specific instructions from Roku as to how you can redeem its offer, but you should be able to simply sign up via Sling.

Looking to learn more about Sling TV? Head over to our complete coverage of this cord cutters dream. Or maybe your hesitant to commit to three months of service? Sling TV is currently offering a free seven-day trial of its service for those interested in taking a look first.

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Sling TV Stories February 9, 2015

Update (3/4 9:00am): Sling TV has announced that it has added AMC and IFC to its “Best of Live TV” core package. Beginning today, subscribers will be able to enjoy popular shows such as Mad Men, Better Call Saul, The Walking Dead and Portlandia. Sling TV also has a new “Hollywood Extra” pack, this $5 add-on includes content from all EPIX movie channels as well as Sundance TV. Interested in Sling TV? Learn how to grab a free or discounted streaming device when you subscribe.

Sling TV, the hit of CES 2015, is available today to all customers nationwide, offering contract free, $20 a month television to a variety of devices. This service made a big splash in January with its promise of some of the most popular cable television services such as ESPN/2, TNT, TBS, however its only been available in beta since then. Today users can sign up at its website for a free 7-day trial before the $20 a month rate kicks in.

We’ve also got full details on additional channel packages and upcoming availability on other devices such as the Xbox One. Head below for more information and full PR.

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Sling TV Stories January 6, 2015

Update (1/11 10:00am): Sling TV is now accepting requests to try its service, it is currently invite-only so you’ll have to submit your information and hope for the opportunity to get in early!

DISH is looking to revolutionize home entertainment by offering a smaller package of popular channels, without contract, for just $20 per month. Focusing on a handful of popular channels has allowed for DISH to put together a competitive product, dubbed Sling TV, that falls between the Netflix/Hulu and full cable TV price points. With ESPN, TNT and TBS, Sling TV is making a strong case for your living room.

There are however a few key differences from other offerings that make this an interesting proposition, including a special offer for Xbox One users.

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