Sling TV Game Changer In Cutting The Cable Cord
Sling TV launched Monday and we were delighted to find Sling already programmed into our Roku streamer. This is the service we have been waiting for to disconnect the cable and free ourselves from the ever increasing monthly cable bill.
The $10.00 monthly increase in my cable bill last December was the proverbial final straw in my often considered, but as yet unexecuted wish to disconnect the cable. The $10.00 increase was attributed to an increased broadcast fee and sports fee. This was the second time in a year the cable company increased fees and coupled with the decrease in customer service and signal reliability solidified the desire to permanently disconnect the cable.
One of the roadblocks to disconnecting the cable was lack of access to news and sports. The selections on our Roku for real time sports and news was not adequate for viewing preferences. However the launch of Sling TV is exactly the missing piece of the puzzle we needed to kill off the cable.
What Is Sling TV?
Sling TV is subscription service with 14 channels to watch live or on demand. The fourteen channels offered are:
- ESPN and ESPN2
- TNT, TBS, Food Network
- HGTV, Travel Channel, Adult Swim
- Cartoon Network, ABC Family, Disney Channel, CNN, El Rey and Galavision
What Devices Are Compatible With Sling TV?
Sling is currently available on iOS and Android, Roku and Roku television, PC and MAC computers.
The following devices will be added in the near future: Goggle Nexus, Amazon Fire, LG smart televisions and Xbox.
Is There A Contract?
No, Sling is offered on a month to month basis with no contract and the ability to cancel the service at anytime. Sling promises no hidden fees or setup fees.
Sling is offering a free seven day trial and I am excited to try the service. The variety of stations offered by Sling nicely fits the needs of our household and Sling and other niche services such as HBO soon to launch stand alone service will be game changers for many in their plan to cut the cable cord.