Sling goes a la carte

June 28, 2018
Sling TV is now offering access to free video content, a la carte channels and services, plus transactional live events and movies on-demand ...

Sling TV is now offering access to free video content, a la carte channels and services, plus transactional live events and movies on-demand, without requiring a base subscription.

"When we first launched Sling in 2015, we set out to create an entertainment experience that put our customers first, offering unprecedented flexibility and control - no annual contracts, no hidden fees and the ability to customize programming," said Warren Schlichting, president of Sling TV. "The new Sling evolves the experience even further by providing access to great content without anchoring customers to a base subscription."

At launch, the new Sling experience is available to returning Sling customers on Roku devices. The new experience is expected to be available on additional Sling-supported devices in the near future.

Upon re-opening the Sling TV app, returning customers can now access more than 100 hours of free TV shows and movies without restarting their subscription. Ribbons within the "My TV" interface are dedicated solely to free shows and movies.

Consumers can now purchase select channels in an a la carte fashion and watch them through the Sling TV app, no Sling TV base subscription required.

Eight a la carte on-demand channels are currently available. Each channel may be purchased separately month-to-month and accessed through the Sling TV app alongside free shows and other purchased content.

Additional a la carte channels are expected to become available in the coming months, as well as new features and more content.

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