Sling TV drops invite requirement, offers cord-cutters live feeds

Between all the phones, tablets, computers, game consoles, and smart TVs in our lives, we’re always interested in learning about new ways to get our hands on quality content. Over the years we’ve seen numerous ways to bring content we’d normally get from cable TV or satellite to all these new devices: from sales of individual episodes through things like iTunes or the Play Store, to products like the Slingbox which acted as a bridge between your mobile hardware and old cable TV system. Now the Sling Media guys are up to something new, and earlier this year we saw an invite-only program kick off for its Sling TV service. This week Sling TV is going wide, as public signups open for users across the US.

So what’s Sling TV? For $20 a month, subscribers get live access to ESPN, ESPN2, TNT, TBS, Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, ABC Family, CNN, El Rey, and Galavision, ready to be watched on Android phones, iOS models, and more. This isn’t just some à la carte setup where you have a pick of select episodes: we’re talking live streams, just like you’d see on a regular television. On top of that there’s a three-day DVR, letting you rewind and watch any content that aired in the past 72 hours.

With the limited selection of channels, we’re sure it’s not going to be for everyone, and this may not be enough to convince you to drop your existing cable TV package. But if you already cut the cord and are itching to bring some of that live TV experience back into your life, we can definitely understand the appeal. Sling’s got a one-week trial for you to check it out for free, so if this sounds like something you might be interested in, get yourself signed-up through the source link below.

Source: Sling TV
Via: The Wall Street Journal

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!