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Sling TV is an inexpensive replacement for cable or pay-TV subscriptions with comparable service. It’s a cordcutting favorite because it includes access to live TV at a reasonable price. The popular service announced a price increase this month but remains under $50/month with no long-term contract or hidden fees.
Sling’s basic packages already include live TV, more than 126,000 on-demand titles, and an optional cloud-based DVR. The company announced the increase comes with more channels, movies, and free cloud-based DVR service. Additions include MSNBC, HLN, FXX, FXM, Nat Geo Wild, the Longhorn Network, Big Ten Network, and ACC Network.
Sling offers two base-level packages; Orange and Blue. Each package has a unique channel lineup. The price increase raised each from $25 to $30 per month. Viewers can select both Orange + Blue for a discounted rate of $45/month.
The single-stream Sling Orange service lets you watch one show at a time on 32 channels. The Orange package includes Disney, CNN, ESPN, ESPN2, TBS, Lifetime, TNT, and local channels in some locations. The multi-stream Sling Blue service lets you watch three shows at once on about 47 channels. The Blue lineup includes Comedy Central, History, Food Network, Lifetime, Travel Channel, Fox, FS1, various Fox and NBC regional sports networks, and more.
Viewers can also add Extras for in-language programming, sports, comedy, kids, or other genres individually or bundling a few for a discount. Both Orange and Blue base packages include 10 hours of cloud-based DVR storage for free, or you can upgrade to 50 hours for $5 per month.
Premium channels like HBO and Starz are available and conveniently billed to your main account so you can manage the subscriptions. Sling TV allows viewers to watch from streaming devices, smartphones, tablets, or your big screen.
Megan Southard is a writer, mom, technology enthusiast, and movie junkie. She dreads the day her kids have to explain gadgets to her and is old enough to say, "I was the remote for our TV growing up."
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