Sling TV is About to Add All of Your Local Stations With This New Device…




airtv-580x343Love Sling TV? Love your Antenna? Wish you could get both through one interface? According to this FCC filing Sling TV is about to add all the local stations you pick up with an antenna to their streaming service.

The addition of local TV stations will be done by a new box called AirTV. The AirTV box will allow you to plug in your antenna and it will then stream your local stations inside your Sling TV app (Note you will still need an antenna for this to work). It looks like you will do this by attaching an antenna to this box and connecting it to your home internet. From there it will likely stream the channels you get with your antenna to your Sling TV app.

This all comes from a FCC filing that can be found HERE.

airtv-guide2-580x316In that filing the FCC says:

“As EchoStar and Hauppauge point out, a digital-only device has several advantages over equipment using both analog and digital tuners: the digital-only models involve less design complexity, avoid substantial operating costs that are generally associated with additional hardware and software, and consume less energy,” the FCC noted in the order. “These advantages should result in lower costs, which can be passed on to consumers and also promote a strong, competitive marketplace.”

There has been no official announcement but found a draft listing on Amazon that says this device will cost $149.99. It is possible that the device could be announced at any time or maybe as late as CES in January. (Sling TV has a history of big announcements at CES.)

Source: MultiChannel News

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