officially to Roku, Android, iOS and computers, and four days later the service has come to a whole new TV-based platform: Amazon Fire TV.
The app is available now on both the, and the , providing a big-screen alternative to Roku for people interested in trying the Internet TV service.
Thewas previously the least expensive TV-based device you could buy that allowed access to Sling TV, but that honor is now bestowed upon the Fire TV stick. At least until the promised support for the appears.
Speaking of cheap, both Amazon and Roku havegoing on right now. Prepay for three months of Sling TV ($60) and you can choose between a free stick (Fire TV Stick or Roku Streaming Stick) or a $50 box (Fire TV or Roku 3).
Me, I'd take the Roku 3 deal, but.
Sling TV's blog post also mentions a "special Amazon offer for Sling TV" for people who download the app to their Fire TV devices. I did so, and it appears that the offer is a free 14-day trial of the service. Other devices offer a seven-day free trial.
I expect the Fire TV apps, both stick and box, to perform just as smoothly as the Roku 3 -- and better than the sluggish performance of Sling on the Roku Stick -- but I won't know until I complete hands-on testing of the app on both Amazon devices later today.
In the meantime if you have any questions, let me know in comments.