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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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.
At its press conference, Dish unveiled the next generation of its Hopper DVR and a portable drive for wireless streaming, while Sling showed its forthcoming simplified interface and new features.
At CES 2016, Sling TV gets a new interface, putting users' favorite content front and center.
Sling TV, the live TV streaming service that provides 20 channels for $20, is getting a much-needed overhaul for its user interface, and adds ESPN3 to its base package for no extra charge.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.