Sling TV brings its $20 per month base package up to 16 live channels with the addition of AMC and IFC today. For an extra $5/month, a new "Hollywood Extra" add-on includes four VOD-capable Epix movie channels and Sundance TV.
Sling TV is a new $20 per month live TV package with 16 channels, including ESPN, AMC, TNT, CNN, HGTV and the Disney Channel. How does it work, how can you get it -- and will it let you quit cable?
The company is expected to share more details about its smartwatch, as well as possibly introduce new Macs, an Apple TV and other products.
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.
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As usual before a big Apple event, there are plenty of rumors and speculation about whether or how the venerable Apple TV set-top box will get an update. But Apple may not even mention it at all.
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.
Paying $60 in advance for three months of Sling TV service earns you the right to choose from four excellent streaming devices from Roku and Amazon: free sticks or $50 boxes.
The just-launched, low-cost cable TV cord-cutting service announces it will soon offer an additional package of Epix movie and TV channels.
Granted, you have to try it for a full three months, but the math is still way in your favor.
The latest platform to support the $20 per month Sling TV service is Amazon's Fire TV, and Sling and Amazon are running a free hardware promotion to sweeten the deal.