Earlier this month, Sling TV started to roll out a new feature to the Apple TV. This new feature now autoplay content if you hover over it on the first row of content.
With this new feature, it is now even quicker to see what is happening on a channel without needing to wait for it to load. Instead, you can quickly get a glimpse of what is happening on that channel in real time from the home screen.
This comes as Sling TV has slowly been adding new features to its apps over the last few years.
Sling TV also announced a change to its promotional offers. Sling TV now offers its live TV service for just $30 for the 1st month. This is less than half of what many other live TV services charge. (After the first month Sling TV will be $40 a month.)
This news comes as Sling TV recently announced that they are now available on the Amazon Echo Shows for the 8″ and 10″ Echo shows. This means you can watch your favorite shows and live sporting events with Sling TV on your Echo Show.
To get started, simply say, “Alexa, open Sling TV” and log in to your account. Once in the app, you can request specific channels by saying, “Alexa, tune into ESPN on Sling,” or “Alexa, watch CNN on Sling.” Alexa can also help you control your content hands free just say “Alexa, pause,” “Alexa, resume” or “Alexa, fast forward 10 seconds.”
You can also now use Sling TV for free. Sling TV Freestream now lets you stream free live and on-demand content with the Sling TV app on select devices.
Sling TV’s new free advertising-supported streaming television service now offers more than 335 channels after these new channels have been added and 41,000 on-demand titles.
Sling Freestream is available through the Sling app on Amazon, Roku, Comcast, LG, Samsung, Xbox and Vizio devices, and continues to roll out across other major devices, providing customers a no-barrier entry point to high-quality programming without any payment or credit card required. Sadly for now no Apple TV support but hopefully soon.