Sling TV now on available via Chromecast (1 Viewer)

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This morning Sling TV announced that it is now available via Chromecast!


Sling TV Live on Google’s Chromecast
  • Sling TV now supports Chromecast on Android, iOS devices
  • Two month free trial for new Sling TV customers using Chromecast
  • Free Chromecast device with three month prepay of Sling TV’s ‘Best of Live TV’
November 03, 2015 09:15 AM Eastern Standard Time


ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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 is now available on @googlecast #Chromecast!

“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.
 

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If they would just offer a two stream option without a separate subscription it would go a LONG way to making me reconsider this service as a primary viewing method.
 

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If they would just offer a two stream option without a separate subscription it would go a LONG way to making me reconsider this service as a primary viewing method.
At this point, that would likely cost Sling more money (paid to the content owners/providers). At some point it may be worth it to them to pay it, but not anytime too soon. Otherwise, we can kiss the reasonable $20 price point goodbye. Sure, there are more features with coming competing services from Sony and Apple for like SlingTV live channel streaming, but they have indicated a $50 per month range when launched, although with features SlingTV lacks.

Is it really worth it to the cheap "cord cutters" and "cord nevers" to pay $50 per month at the start, to only see that cost increasing with time, just to have DVR features and more VOD availability when they are already paying for Netflix? $50 per month is awfully close to what current cable and sat subscribers pay now. $50 price point makes no sense at this time. SlingTV's strength and great appeal is its PRICE, and people should expect that it comes with compromise.
 

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I bought a Chromecast and have had video stability problems. When I called I was told roku has the best picture stability. Why and is this even true? The modem is only 10-15 feet away and I have plenty of speed.
 

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At this point, that would likely cost Sling more money (paid to the content owners/providers). At some point it may be worth it to them to pay it, but not anytime too soon. Otherwise, we can kiss the reasonable $20 price point goodbye. Sure, there are more features with coming competing services from Sony and Apple for like SlingTV live channel streaming, but they have indicated a $50 per month range when launched, although with features SlingTV lacks.

Is it really worth it to the cheap "cord cutters" and "cord nevers" to pay $50 per month at the start, to only see that cost increasing with time, just to have DVR features and more VOD availability when they are already paying for Netflix? $50 per month is awfully close to what current cable and sat subscribers pay now. $50 price point makes no sense at this time. SlingTV's strength and great appeal is its PRICE, and people should expect that it comes with compromise.
Yeah, but when you add all of the extras that Sling TV has, like HBO & Cinemax among other add ons, Sling TV also creeps up to above $50.00. I personally know this for a fact, as i have a lot of those non-Spanish add-ons(except for Cinemax at this time).
Edit: I am currently upset at this time that Sling Tv doesn't allow for replay of TWD episodes as there is the possibility that I might end up with only Sling TV as an option for those non-OTA stations.
 

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