Sling TV, one of the best alternatives to a traditional cable subscription, has announced an updated user interface. The redesign focus on customization with a new “My TV” view that puts the content you like most front and center. A “Favorites” ribbon will highlight the content you mark as your favorite, as well as content that Sling TV automatically knows is a favorite based on your viewing habits. The “Continue Watching” ribbon will hold all of your paused content so you can quickly pickup where you last left off. A recommendation engine will highlight new movies, shows, and sporting events in a “Recommended” ribbon based on your past habits. Another new section called “on Now” will highlight the best content that is currently airing live at any given moment.
In addition to the new interface, Sling TV will soon be adding ESPN3 to their base $20 package at no additional charge, rounding out their ESPN sports lineup, which already includes ESPN and ESPN2. The new interface will roll out in phases across various devices with no word on exactly when it will arrive on the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. Both the new UI and ESPN3 should arrive some time in the first quarter of 2016.