Today Sling TV announced that it is launching a free ad-supported streaming service called Sling Freestream. This service will build on the free options Sling TV already has and take on Pluto TV, Crackle, Local Now, Xumo TV, and more.
Sling Freestream will offer access to over 210 channels and 41,000 on-demand movies and TV shows.
“Sling Freestream is a great new service that helps meet consumers’ evolving needs,” said Gary Schanman, group president of SLING TV. “We know some people want free content, some may want a year-round paid subscription, while others may want to subscribe for certain events or shows. We have coupled world-class content with the option to easily flex in and out of premium pay TV, creating a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience.”
Sling Freestream will be available on Roku, LG, Samsung, and Vizio devices through the Sling TV app at launch. Support for the Fire TV, Apple TV, Xbox, and more will be coming in the months to come.
Here is some of what you should expect on Sling Freestrea news, sports, game shows and crime dramas to sitcoms, animal antics, nature, home improvement, cooking and more. Popular channels and programming include ABC News Live; Architectural Digest: “Open Door;” Buzzr: “Family Feud;” CBS News; Cheddar News: “Wake Up with Cheddar;” ESPN On Demand; ESR; Electric Now; FailArmy; FilmRise: “Hell’s Kitchen,” “Heartland,” “Forensic Files;” Maverick Black Cinema: “Boxed In,” “Dilemma,” “GoTraveler,” “Rick Steves Europe,” “Anthony Bourdain A Cook’s Tour;” The Pet Collective, The Walking Dead Universe and VH1 I Love Reality, to name a few. Plus, Freestream uniquely offers industry-leading international programming in seven languages, such as AajTak International, Zona TUDN, ARY News, France24, beIN SPORTS XTRA, SonyKal, Noticias Univision 24/7, TVP World, Al Jazeera English and Al Arabiya.
This all comes as ad-supported streaming services have become one of the fastest-growing areas in cord cutting.