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Sling TV

Sling TV's bargain price and freedom from contracts make it well worth a test-drive for prospective cord-cutters or "cord-nevers" who can live with its stripped-down selection of live TV channels.

By January 26, 2015

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Dish Hopper with Sling

Dish has upgraded its kangaroo-themed DVR with a faster 1,305MHz Broadcom processor, added Wi-Fi, integrated Slingbox, and served up a new feature called Hopper Transfers that allows you to transfer recorded programming to your iPad for offline viewing.

By January 7, 2013


Sling TV's chief dishes on Apple, Chromecast and the future of online TV

After launching an online live TV service this year, CEO Roger Lynch weighs in on streaming set-top boxes and why on-demand is his top priority now.

By October 29, 2015


Sling TV brings inexpensive live TV to Google's cheap Chromecast streamer (hands-on)

Now you can watch live TV for as little as $20 per month on a dongle that sells for $35. Sling TV, the Internet-based TV service with channels like ESPN, AMC and TNT, is now on the Chromecast.

By November 3, 2015


Sling TV: Everything you need to know

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?

By January 20, 2015


Sling TV app comes to Android TV, adds ESPN Deportes (hands-on)

The $20/month live TV service is now available on Android TV devices like the Google Nexus Player and some 2015 smart TVs from Sony and Sharp. Sling is also offering a discount on a Nexus Player, and announced ESPN Deportes as part of a $5/month add-on pack.

By May 21, 2015


Sling TV may add broadcast networks but won't force you to buy them

Dish's online service for live TV might add channels like ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox -- some of the biggest on television -- but it won't put them in the essential package you have to buy.

By May 7, 2015


Every web-sling is awesome: 'Lego Movie' guys making 'Spider-Man' animated film

​Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the directing duo behind "The Lego Movie" and the "Jump Street" films are developing the Spider-cartoon for 2018.

By April 23, 2015


Sling TV vs. PlayStation Vue

Streaming TV services are finally here and we're throwing them into the Prizefight ring. It's Sling TV versus Sony's PlayStation Vue. Which one will reign supreme?

By April 3, 2015


Sling TV to offer HBO add-on for $15 per month

For the same price as a subscription to HBO Now, Sling TV is allowing subscribers to its $20 per month service to add HBO as a live channel, along with the same selection of VOD shows HBO provides on its other platforms.

By April 1, 2015