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Xbox One picks up Sling TV, the $20 live subscription TV service

Sling TV made its debut on mobile devices and Fire TV a few months back and with its announcement brought a solid line-up of live TV programming for just $20 a month. It is a pretty big move that certainly pushes towards the cord cutters more so than others have done so in the past. It was announced that Xbox One would also be supported, but the official launch date was a bit of a mystery. That changes today as the Sling TV service is now officially available for Xbox One owners.

If you want to give it a spin prior to making the $20 commitment you have the opportunity to do so for 30-days. That is a substantial boost to the regular 7-day trial that Sling TV offers on their website for other devices. The $20 package brings you 17 live TV channels, including ESPN, ESPN 2, [Adult Swim], ABC Family, Cartoon Network and others. You can opt for more programming at $5 per month per package. For instance, add another $5 a month and get epix, epix2, epix3, epix Drive-In and Sundance TV. Maybe you want more news? Then grab the World News Extra package with HLN, Bloomberg, RT and others. The $20 will charge to your card when the trial ends, however, the extra packages don’t come for free.

Another fairly unique aspect of Sling TV is that they don’t try to rope you in to a contract. Everything is month to month. With Apple reportedly on the cusp of launching its own subscription based TV service, Sling TV is posed well to compete with everyone else who doesn’t own Apple products and will likely turn out to be its only competitor until we start seeing what ShowTime, HBO and others have up their sleeves. Although, I have only heard that each premium channel is planning to offer its own separate streaming only subscription app service.

To grab the app for your Xbox One follow the simple instructions laid out by Sling TV.

Sling TV Xbox One

Happy viewing.

Source: Xbox News


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