Sling TV is a new $20-per-month live TV package with 16 channels, including ESPN, AMC, TNT, CNN, History, HDTV and the Disney Channel. How does it work, how can you get it -- and will it let you quit cable?
PlayStation Vue is the new TV service from Sony that starts at $50 per month. Its competitor Sling TV starts at $20 per month. Both use the Internet to stream numerous live TV channels as well as VOD, and both are free from long-term contracts. So how do they stack up?
The pioneering Internet TV service added the Xbox One to its list of compatible hardware and upgraded the base $20 channel lineup with A&E, History, H2 and Lifetime, bringing the total to 20 channels. It also added a truTV option to bolster March Madness availability with TBS and TNT.
The tech giant is in talks with TV programmers about a service that would include about 25 channels, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Les Moonves says CBS All Access, the broadcaster's standalone streaming service, tops the 100,000 people who have signed up for Dish Network's Sling TV so far.
The electronics giant is talking with TV programmers about offering an Internet-based pay TV service, according to a report from Recode.
Targeting millennials and people who don't want a full pay-TV package, Dish offers up a cheap live TV service that's viewable on a variety of streaming video devices and includes ESPN, Disney Channel, and CNN.
Dish's Sling TV stole the show with its $20 alternative TV package, but PlayStation Vue is coming soon, Netflix is certifying TVs and just about everybody is streaming. Here are the big home video trends of CES 2015.
The service will bundle around 75 channels and initially be available to PS3 and PS4 owners before expanding to other devices.
Google takes YouTube into the premium realm, and BlackBerry strikes up some partnerships. Plus, the first Lumia to lose the Nokia branding. All that and more in this look back at the week in tech.