Sling TV, the much anticipated new internet TV service from Dish Network, told several news outlets that invites would be going out last night. Now the company has gone to twitter to backpedal a bit. Yesterday they said “some invites have definitely been sent” but a few hours ago they tweeted an apoligy retracting that statment, saying “emails haven’t started going out, but we’re sending [invites] over the next couple of days continuing into next week“.
The delay may be due to the fact that neither the Android nor Fire TV apps have been released yet. Only the iOS app seems to be available at the moment. All the major app stores are notorious for leaving apps in approval limbo with no indication of when they’ll be released. It would be a disaster for Sling TV to send out invites with no way for their customers to view the service.