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Sling TV is Adding On Demand Streaming Services

Sling TV as announced that certain streaming services are available as a stand-alone option. Furthermore, these services will be included on your Sling TV bill! One of the gripes I see is the separate billing for each streaming service a cord cutter subscribes. Another complain often heard is the constant switching between apps.

This will alleviate at least some of those gripes. Not only will Sling TV subscribers have all in one billing for services purchased through Sling TV, but also subscribers of these on-demand services will see the channels appear in their channel guide.

Sling TV will be offering a free preview through December 13th for select customers based on their subscription package. Details of these new channels and free preview information are below. I have also updated our Sling TV Review with this information.

CuriosityStream – Offers over 1,500 science, history, technology and nature documentaries, including series like “Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places,” “DIGITS,” “Deep Time History” and “Ancient Earth.” I’ve also written a separate review of CuriosityStream for those interested.

  • Free preview for subscribers to Sling Orange and/or Sling Blue through Dec. 13.
  • $6 per month for subscribers to Sling Orange, Sling Blue, Spanish language and/or International services.

UP Faith & Family – Features family-friendly programming like exclusive seasons of the beloved drama “Heartland,” and select fan favorite series and movies from the cable network UP TV such as “Bringing Up Bates.”

  • Free preview for subscribers to Sling Orange, Sling Blue and/or “Best of Spanish TV” through Dec. 13.
  • $5 per month for subscribers to Sling Orange, Sling Blue and/or Spanish-language services.

PANTAYA – Offers the largest and most varied selection of movies in Spanish not available anywhere else, PANTAYA offers blockbusters and critically-acclaimed films like “No Manches Frida” and “Everybody Loves Somebody.”

  • Free preview for subscribers to Sling Orange, Sling Blue and/or Best of Spanish TV through Dec. 13.
  • $6 per month for subscribers to Sling Orange, Sling Blue, Spanish-language and/or Brazilian services.

This is an interesting move for Sling TV. I feel it will be seen as a positive for people who have recently switched from a cable or satellite TV provider. However, established cord cutters may see this as a move back to the bundle. Let me know what you think in the comments.

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  • Dennis thanks for another informative article. One of the other advantages of Sling is that is is available on Channel Master DVR+. It’s nice to have OTA channels, OTA DVR capabilities and streaming service all in one unit. Though the initial cost of set-up is a little higher that a Roku it isn’t that much more expensive than than a new AppleTV.

    • Thank you for reading! I use Tablo and they have an app in the Roku. Basically all the DVR functionality is accessed through the Roku. But the cost is similar to a Channel Master DVR+.

      • Dennis thought I'd pass this along given our previous exchange. I just got an email from Sling that their service will no longer be available on Channel Master. They will be giving a one time monthly discount of $10 for the inconvenience. Regards Steve.

  • We don't have a la carte in any of the streaming services and this new stuff from Sling TV is another way to bundle. Hopefully expecting T-Mobile venture with Layer3 TV.

    • Yes, I'm excited to see what T-Mobile is going to put together for cord cutters.