Sling TV is still swelling its channel listing. The Live internet video streaming service platform from Dish Network has quickly grown to become one of cord-cutters’ favored services, as well as Dish’s viable foothold in the non pay-TV sphere.
When it came out, Sling brought a core package, which was named The Best of Live TV. Selling for $19.99 a month, this brought subscribers 17 channels, a lot fewer than what traditional Dish packages offer. After this the service expanded to include several optional news, sports and general entertainment packs, such as Sports Extra, Kids Extra, Best of Spanish TV, Deportes Extra, Peliculas & Novelas Extra, Hollywood Extra, World News Extra, and Broadcast Extra. Each of these would cost an extra $5 over the base price. And in the past few weeks, Sling has added ABC and Cinemax.
Cinemax is a premium movie service that also offers original series, both on demand. The serial programming covers hit shows like Banshee, The Knick, Strike Back, and Quarry. The movies Cinemax is currently showing include 12 Years a Slave, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Let’s Be Cops, 300: Rise of an Empire, Neighbors, Transcendence, and Jersey Boys.
ABC is Walt Disney Company’s division that already offers some of the other channels or networks that Sling TV covers, such as Disney Channel, Disney Junior, and ESPN. ABC is a broadcast network carried by Sling TV now, and that is a big deal. Other broadcast networks will likely follow in the former’s footsteps.
Sling TV works on a wide range of devices, including video players like Chromecast, Roku, Channel Master, Android TV, and Amazon Fire TV. The platforms it supports currently are Android, RCA, and Amazon Fire, as well as Mac, PC, and Xbox One.
Watching a video away from home is no longer dead as an option. Sling TV is one of the best skinny-bundled services that are out right now. But for people who want a more expansive programming lineup, satellite pay-TV services like Dish are still the best option. Also, the same mobile experience is available with Dish, thanks to the new Hopper 3 DVR.
There is also a comprehensive Dish Network channel guide list for people choosing the more traditional TV option. You cannot go wrong with one of the America’s Top packages. Compare available packages based on the Dish Network channel list on offer.