After notifying subscribers of upcoming updates last week, Sling TV announced today the all new Sling TV experience, starting with Amazon Fire TV. The update includes a new app, launching in beta, with a new interface and user experience.
“When we began the process of reimagining the app, we started with the customer. After immense testing and direct feedback across our customer base, we’ve developed a design that gives the user an effortless experience,” said Jon Lin, vice president of Product, Sling TV. “If a streaming app is done right, it should be practically invisible, allowing the user to get to the most relevant content quickly and easily — the new Sling TV experience does just that.”
Sling TV subscribers will find changes everywhere from the appearance of the home screen to controlling content while streaming. The brand new home screen will give users quick access to favorite shows and recordings, along with recommendations in a section with personalized suggestions. After leaving the home screen, users can go to the reimagined guide with the option to mark favorite channels, filter channels, and sort the order. The new guide makes it easier to see show details and record content.
If you still haven’t found content to watch on the home screen or in the guide, Sling is bringing you an improved search feature. Sling’s new Smart Search feature narrows down the options to help discover the perfect fit and lets you check past searches. With new streamlined navigation on the left side of the screen, you can quickly explore the Guide, see on-demand content or browse recordings.
After finding something to watch, you’ll now be able to easily pause, rewind, fast-forward and record live TV, and can seamlessly jump between recently watched channels without missing a moment. Want to record? The addition of a new, dedicated DVR tab allows users to easily watch and manage all recorded content in one place.
“Our goal with the new app is clear: to make our customer experience as compelling as the extraordinary live content we deliver. After a year of talking to customers and working with our design and advanced engineering teams, we’re happy to roll out the new Sling TV app to deliver the best in live sports, news and entertainment, at the same unbeatable low price point,” said Michael Schwimmer, group president, Sling TV. “Sling TV has always been a leader in the industry known for innovation and value. With our new app, customers will know Sling TV as a first class streaming experience.”
The new Sling app is available on select Amazon Fire TV devices beginning today and will be rolling out across all devices throughout this year.
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