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I mentioned back at CES (and in our post on things to know before you cut cable) a new product from Dish Network called Sling TV. It is here people and it is GLORIOUS! Let’s chat because there are a few things to know about this product.
Sling TV released the week of Valentine’s Day. I noticed it on our Amazon Fire TV and subscribed. We have been without cable now for over 2 months. I have totally been able to survive with HULU, Amazon Prime and Netflix – but there has been something missing in my life and by golly it’s worth $20 a month. HGTV. I LOVE MY HGTV. I knew I would miss it when cable was cut, but you know it’s not worth $50+ a month. $20 a month, YES.
Here’s a clip from my first hands on experience with this product at CES 2015:
Sling TV Channel List
In addition to HGTV, Sling TV offers the following channels:
- Food Network
- Travel Channel
- Cartoon Network/Adult Swim
- Disney Channel
- ABC Family
- El Rey Network
There are additional add on packages for $5 a package:
SEC Network, ESPNEWS, ESPNU, Universal Sports, Univision Deportes, beIN Sports, ESPN Buzzer Beater, ESPN Bases Loaded, ESPN Goal Line
Disney Junior, Disney XD, Boomerang, Baby TV, Duck TV
News & Info Extra:
HLN, Cooking Channel, DIY, Bloomberg TV
EPIX, EPIX2, EPIX3, EPIX Drive-In, Sundance TV
How to Access Sling TV
You can access Sling TV with Amazon Fire TV, ROKU or via the web.
You will need to download an app. This is a bummer, I wish it would stream through a browser, but no.
Stream TV will soon be available for xBox and Nexus player.
It really is only $20 a month. There is NO contract, so you can cancel whenever.
There are hiccups. This is a new service so yes, expect the Sling App closing on you. Expect a delay hear and there (this is streamed media.) But overall, for just rolling out of the gates a month ago, Sling TV is a solid solution to what is next in regards to TV.
Make sure to read 5 Things to Know About Getting Rid of Cable TV.