Would you love to watch live sports on ESPN but hate the idea of having to sign up for an expensive cable subscription? We have a solution for you, and all you need is a strong Internet connection and your iPhone.
Unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in 2015, Sling TV is a cable streaming service from Dish that wants to convince cable subscribers that it’s the right time to cut the cord. Just like Amazon Prime or Netflix, Sling TV relies on your existing Internet connection to deliver content to your living room.
Sling TV currently has over 2 million subscribers, who enjoy the industry-leading low prices that start at just $20 a month for the Sling Orange service. Included in the service are ESPN, AMC, CNN, HGTV, Comedy Central, Cartoon Network/Adult Swim, History, Disney Channel, ESPN2, ESPN3, TNT, Food Network, TBS, BBC America, Freeform, IFC, A&E, El Rey Network, Viceland, Lifetime, Travel Channel, AXS.TV, Newsy, Cheddar, Bloomberg Television, Local Now, Polaris, Maker, Flama, and Galavision. This package offers a variety of channels for an affordable price.
The second package offered by Sling TV is called Sling Blue. It costs $25 a month, and it focuses on local channels. Included in Sling Blue are AMC, CNN, HGTV, Comedy Central, Cartoon Network/Adult Swim, History, TNT, Food Network, TBS, BBC America, IFC, A&E, El Rey Network, Viceland, Lifetime, Travel Channel, AXS.TV, Newsy, Cheddar, Bloomberg Television, Local Now, Polaris, Maker, Flama, Galavision, FOX, NBC, FOX Sports Regional networks, CSN regional networks, NFL Network, FX, USA, Bravo, FS1, FS2, NBCSN, FXX, SyFy, NickJr, TruTV, BET, National Geographic, Nat Geo Wild, Univision, and UniMas.
You can also subscribe to both packages at once for $40 or expand your Sling TV channel list by purchasing channel add-ons for $5 for 5 to 15 or more channels. For $5 a month, you can also purchase a cloud DVR service called First Look, which lets you save up to 50 hours of content to your account for later. Best of all, there are no contracts to worry about, and you can easily cancel your subscription at any time. The only caveat is that Sling TV is available only to those living in the United States.