Sling TV is considered to be the first internet-only service to allow you to watch live a bunch of TV channels, including CNN, ESPN or TNT. All these live pay TV channels, for only 20 dollars per month. This is a great thing especially since you don’t need to sign a contract. This means you are able to cancel anytime this service, without supporting any penalties.
This may sound great, but you may ask yourself if it’s worth subscribing to Sling TV. A big red flag about it is that it can only be viewed on one device at a time. This means that if you watch your favorite channel on a TV, you will not be able to see it at the same time on a phone or on a tablet. So if you have more than one room, it will be hard to share only one TV. The second discomfort is that most channels won’t let you pause for a break or for a restroom. Don’t forget that Sling TV needs a robust internet connection, this means a 50 dollars per month internet connection.
In the end, Sling TV is a great option, especially if you want to quit cable. Of course, it all depends on your viewing preferences. If your favorite channels are included in the Sling TV list, this might be the most powerful option for you. There are also other competitors on the market, like Apple TV or PlayStation Vue, but for the moment, Sling TV is the only one with ESPN. According to Sling TV’s representatives, the market launch is expected in a couple of days, this means that everyone in the US could access their services by February 9.
In the base 20 dollars per month package, you will have 11 of the most popular basic cable channels, such as Disney Channel, TBS, HGTV and TNT. Unfortunately, you will notice the missing of ABC, Fox, CBS and NBC, which are not included. Sling TV’s picture quality is very good and video runs smoothly even on a Wi-Fi connection.
Even if it has some flaws, Sling TV is a step forward in the evolution of a more customized entertainment universe. The best thing is that you can try it for only 20 dollars and if you don’t like it, you may drop it without any other penalties.