Here is a demo video of the new 'cable-killer' Sling TV service

Here is a demo video of the new 'cable-killer' Sling TV service
Earlier this week, satellite provider Dish decide to start on the road to kill conventional TV as we know it introducing "Sling TV."

The new "Sling TV" service will cost $20 per month, be available online and on mobile, and include 10 popular channels: TNT, TBS, CNN, Food Network, HGTV, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, the Disney Channel, ESPN, and ESPN2.

While in theory, the practically ala carte service is great for cord cutters, especially given the access to ESPN and big-time sports programming, but under the hood there are quite a few caveats, as well. Only one person can watch Sling TV at any given time. You will need a streaming device and the Sling TV app to get the TV on your big screen. Roku will support it out of the box, Apple TV will not. Local broadcasting is missing such as NBC, CBS, FOX, and ABC.

At $20, the service is still expensive especially since most cord cutters will be paying $7.99 for Hulu, $7.99 for Netflix and whatever price the standalone HBO Go will cost, but the Sling TV is a right first step to unbundling expensive TV packages with hundreds of channels you don't care about.

Here is an early demo of the service in action:

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 8 Jan 2015 20:04
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  • bhetrick

    Yep, still too expensive given the few channels but it's a start.

    It's only taken them 30+ damn years.

    9.1.2015 09:58 #1

  • Justoneguy

    Maybe if I could pick from a list of channels I actually wanted to watch it would be worth it. To much money for that channel lineup.
    Would you still have to watch 20 minutes of commercials per hour of programming paying 2 bucks a channel?
    That's exactly why I "cut the cord" a few years ago. Too many mind numbing commercials about the new pill that will cure what ails ya, and then right into a commercial about car insurance, etc.

    10.1.2015 19:55 #2

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