launched earlier this week with the promise of no commitments and freedom from cable TV bundling, but its latest promotion requires a commitment and bundles devices with the service.
"For a limited time," according to Sling TV's site, you can pick up a stick for free. Or you can opt for a $50 streaming box -- that's half off.
The catch? You must commit to three months of Sling TV, which starts at $60.
If you don't already own one of these devices, that's a pretty sweet deal. The Amazon offer involves the choice of a free , or a $50 , to people who prepay for for three months of Sling TV, which costs $60.
Not to be outdone, Roku has basically the same promotion: a free or a $50 box with three prepaid months of Sling TV.
Me, I'd take the Roku 3 deal, but. That said, I did experience sluggish response times when I tested the Sling TV app on a Roku Streaming Stick.
While the Roku app was available at launch, the Sling TV appdevices. We're in the process of hands-on testing, and I'll update our comprehensive Sling TV review with my impressions soon.