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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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.
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.
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 Internet TV service goes live nationwide in the US today. A new $5 sports pack with extra ESPN channels and others is available now, and the company will soon add AMC to the base $20 package.
Can hopeful cord-cutters finally rejoice as Sling TV hits the market? Jeff Bakalar interviews David Katzmaier to talk about his Sling TV review and answer questions from the CNET viewing audience.
The electronics giant is talking with TV programmers about offering an Internet-based pay TV service, according to a report from Recode.
For the price of a cheap dinner, Sling TV "unbundles" traditional cable TV channel lineups with a handful of Internet-delivered channels, including ESPN, TNT, CNN and Disney. It mostly works great, but read the fine print before you cancel cable.