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.

Sling TV Review

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:

  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • AMC
  • TNT
  • TBS
  • Food Network
  • HGTV
  • Travel Channel
  • Cartoon Network/Adult Swim
  • Disney Channel
  • ABC Family
  • CNN
  • IFC
  • El Rey Network
  • Maker
  • Galavision

There are additional add on packages for $5 a package:

Sports Extra:

SEC Network, ESPNEWS, ESPNU, Universal Sports, Univision Deportes, beIN Sports, ESPN Buzzer Beater, ESPN Bases Loaded, ESPN Goal Line

Kids Extra:

Disney Junior, Disney XD, Boomerang, Baby TV, Duck TV

News & Info Extra:

HLN, Cooking Channel, DIY, Bloomberg TV

Hollywood Eztra:

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.

Here are the specific streaming devices and apps to view Sling TV with.

Final Thoughts

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.

Learn more about Sling TV


Make sure to read 5 Things to Know About Getting Rid of Cable TV.

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