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First Look: Sling TV’s New Traditional Guide


Today Sling TV announced that they have added the much demanded traditional channel guide. Now Sling TV users can pick if they want the Sling TV guide or a more traditional guide.

Here is a quick look at how the new guide works:

Here is a quick breakdown of what is new:

  • Grid Guide – We’ve listened to customer feedback and incorporated a traditional grid guide option to allow viewers to quickly browse what’s on now, filter channels by genre and see the upcoming schedule of every channel in one glance.
  • Featured Movies and Shows – In the coming weeks, we’re adding new “Featured” content ribbons to MyTV, starting with “Featured Movies” and “Featured Shows,” to make it easier to discover our deep library of on-demand content.
  • What’s Hot Now – “On Now” is getting smarter by showing the most popular events and shows first, through added intelligence in our live content sorting system for easy, one-click access.
  • Shows Screen – In the next few weeks, we’re launching a new screen dedicated to TV shows. “Shows” will make finding a TV series to watch simple, sorting shows by genres like drama, lifestyle, comedy, crime, sci-fi, action or kids. With more than 31,000 episodes of on-demand shows from Sling, finding a show to watch is more important than ever.

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  • Pebo Bryson

    very cable tv like, robust and revolutionary. lol

    • Gerry Allen

      And yet, SlingTV forums are full of folks decrying the lack of traditional grid guides.

  • Richard smith

    So is it on Android or Android tv? big difference.

  • craig

    i haven’t tried sling in over a year, seems like their video quality is still lacking

  • Sunny Rain

    For the first time, Sling is developing a feature that doesn’t become available first on Roku. They’ve been like the biggest Roku fans out of all live-tv streaming services. I think this goes on to show how difficult it is to develop a channel guide on Roku. DirecTV Now must have gone through hell to make it work.

    • mau47

      Given how much Roku publicly commented on DirecTV Now compared to other apps I wonder if they threw some serious engineering at it for AT&T to get it up and running.

  • Jason Neubauer

    So 1990s. I hate traditional guides. So plain, so boring so lifeless. Their original guide is so Much better. Bright and vibrant. Can see icons of the shows and not movies your seeing. This is 2017. Phones are icon based. Netflix is icon based. Streaming devices are icon/picture based. Tv show and movie apps are icon/picture based. At least sling was smart enough to keep the original better guide.

  • Chris Chapman

    Seemingly is on Android TV based on the above, but I also have an nVidia Shield TV 2nd Generation and I don’t have the update yet, even after restarting, signing out, everything to try and get it to update so I could give it a whirl.

  • Gerry Allen

    Still not rolled-out to Roku or Fire TV.

  • sheshechic

    I love it. I want it… now! I’m using the free trial at the moment and was expecting the new experience, but it’s not on Fire Tv or Roku. 🙁 If they roll it out before the free trial ends, I might be convinced to drop Vue. 😀