YouTube TV, Hulu, and Sling TV are integrating into the Fire TV’s Live tab and Channel Guide

YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, and Sling TV are the newest streaming services that are integrating their channels into the Amazon Fire TV’s various live TV interfaces. Sling TV started to roll out this intebgration a few months ago, but now it and YouTube TV’s integration is available to everyone, joining streaming services Philo and Pluto TV, which were already integrated. Hulu’s integration will be available in the coming weeks. Read more ›

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Sling TV guarantees they won’t raise prices for a year

In response to YouTube TV raising prices and Fubo TV raising prices this week, Sling TV has announced a 1-Year Price Gurantee. Existing customers and anyone who signs up by August 1st, 2020 will automatically guarantee their current service price through August 1st. 2021. Read more ›

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NBA League Pass arrives on Sling TV as its 2.2M subscribers make it the largest internet-based live TV service

Sling TV has, for the first time, revealed how many subscribers pay for the streaming live TV service. With 2.21 million subscribers, it is, as most probably suspected, the largest internet-based TV provider by a large margin. DirecTV Now is second with 1.2 million subscribers, followed by PlayStation Vue with around half a million. Hulu Live TV and YouTube TV round out the ranking with about 450K and 300K subscribers, respectively. Read more ›

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AirTV announces network OTA tuner with Sling TV compatibility and Fire TV app

AirTV has just released their AirTV network OTA tuner box and accompanying Fire TV app that I wrote about yesterday. The tuner connects to an HD antenna and your network to stream free OTA to all of your devices. You can watch the channels through their new Fire TV app or, if you are a Sling TV subscriber, through the Sling TV app alongside your paid content. Read more ›

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AirTV to release a new network OTA tuner that streams local channels to a stand-alone app or the Sling TV app

AirTV, like its sister company Sling TV, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dish Network. A few weeks shy of one year ago, at CES 2017, they revealed the AirTV Player which is a set-top box running Android TV. Combined with an optional AirTV Adapter, which is a USB over-the-air tuner that plugs into the back of the AirTV Player, the two devices promised to merge free local OTA channels with the Sling TV subscription service and 3rd-party streaming apps, like Netflix, into a single product. The devices received lackluster reviews, so now it looks like AirTV will be reverting back to what it seemed like they originally planned to release prior to the set-top box. AirTV looks to be ready to release a new network tuner box that will stream OTA channels to a stand-alone AirTV app, as well as to the Sling TV app so that customers can have local broadcast channels mixed in with subscription channels. Read more ›

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Sling TV unveils their AirTV Player with Android TV and an OTA tuner onboard

Sling TV has officially announced their new AirTV streaming box that leaked last week. It’s based on Android TV and is capable of streaming 4K content from services like Netflix, but its biggest trick is the optional built-in OTA tuner for live local broadcast TV watching. Read more ›

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Sling TV to release android-powered set-top box with Netflix and OTA channels

Dave Zatz of Zatz Not Funny has uncovered Sling TV’s unannounced set-top box, the AirTV Player. The device appears to be running a modified version of Android TV. Where it differs from most streaming boxes is it also integrates an OTA tuner to watch local broadcast television by connecting an HD antenna. The box also supports Netflix, as indicated by the Netflix button on the remote, but it’s unclear if it supports other apps or the Google Play Store. Having “a single platform for watching Sling TV, Netflix, local channels,” as Sling TV puts it, should be quite compelling for those who just want a bit of cable TV, a bit of local channels, Netflix, and not much more.

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You can now subscribe to Sling TV through Amazon — 2 for 1 offer today only [Expired]


Sling TV is now part of Amazon’s Memberships & Subscriptions selection. That means you can now subscribe to Sling TV through Amazon and manage your subscriptions along with Amazon Channel subscriptions.

Amazon is currently running a promotion that gives you 2 months of Sling TV for the price of 1 month. The promotion is good today only and is only available to new Sling TV subscribers.

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Comedy Central, BET, MTV, and more are coming to Sling TV


Sling TV and Viacom hashed out terms of a multi-year contract that will see Comedy Central, BET, MTV, Spike, Nick Jr, and “many others” added to Sling TVs growing lineup. There’s no word on specific bundles or price, but it appears the new split between single and multi-stream base packages, introduced last week, is here to stay. Viacom channels, unlike Disney, ESPN, and FOX channels, will be available on both packages.

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Sling TV launches new $20 package that swaps Disney & ESPN for FOX


When Sling TV, the streaming TV service available through the Fire TV, announces new channels, they’re usually added to the $20/mo. base package or one of their various add-on packages. In a strange move, Sling TV has revealed a new alternative $20/mo. base package that drops the ESPN and Disney channels included in the regular base package, but includes FOX (in select markets only), FX, Fox Sports, and the YES Network. If you don’t have kids and don’t watch sports, this may be a better base package for you to consider, as long as you’re in one of the regions that FOX is available in, which you can check by entering your address on Sling’s site.

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