Sling TV Coming to Xbox One, Cable TV is Up For Some Competition

By   /   Jan 6, 2015

It has been announced that Microsoft’s Xbox One will soon feature an app which will offer players an over-the-top alternative to regular Cable TV. The internet-powered app is known as sling TV and “is backed by DISH.”

The news was revealed by Microsoft in a post on Xbox Wire:

“Today, we’re pleased to share the news of a relationship with the newly announced Sling TV, which is backed by DISH. Sling TV is an over-the-top, television service that will deliver live sports, lifestyle, family, news and information channels, Video-On-Demand (VOD) entertainment..”

Xbox One will be the first and probably the only console to benefit from Sling TV. No announcements have been made regarding Sling’s availability on Wii U or Sony’s PlayStation 4.

Sling Tv will provide its services to users on a monthly basis and will cost $20. You can subscribe or unsubscribe at any point.

The best part is that it requires no extra hardware to be installed and will offer channels such as TNT, TBA, ESPN, ESPN2, Food Network, Cartoon Network, HGTV and Disney Channel.

Although Sony platforms might not get Sling Tv but Sony announced a similar service called PlayStation Vue. The cloud-based TV service is also offered with a monthly subscription model and will debut on PS4/PS3, before releasing on other platforms such as iPad. More information is to be revealed soon.

As for Sling Tv, Microsoft has also shared the news about a one month free trial, which will be for all Xbox Live members. The service will roll out exclusively on Xbox One in a few weeks.

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