Back at CES, we first learned of Sling TV, a new online television service powered by Dish Network that required no extra hardware beyond an Internet connection and compatible media playing devices like computers, mobile phones, tablets and select streamers such as Roku. More recently, the service began to be offered privately to those who had signed up for the privilege of getting early access. Interested in the $20 monthly service? You’ll be happy to know that anyone can now sign up starting today.
While the $20 service is an epic idea for cord cutters still looking for a little live TV that goes beyond what they could get over the air for free, its lineup is still pretty small compared to a traditional cable service. That said, the channels that are offered are pretty big hitters including ESPN, ESPN2, TNT, Cartoon Network, Disney Channel and many more being added in the near future, including AMC. There’s also three optional add-on packages like a “Kids Extra” that adds Disney Junior and others, News & Info Extra that has HLN, Coooking Channels and others, and finally a Sports Extra package that brings ESPNU, ESPNEWS, SEC Network and others. Each add-on costs an additional $5 a month.
Still not enough to convince you to get Sling TV? Those with the base $20 package will have access to the WatchESPN app at no further charge. To signup for SlingTV, or to begin your free 7-day trial, you’ll want to head on over to their official website. Keep in mind that while the platform does certainly support Android, the app isn’t on Google Play and will need to be sideloaded. What do you think, do you feel the service is worth the asking price?