Announced back during CES 2015, Sling TV was one of the more interesting developments to come out of the show. Initially launching as an invite-only beta, today Sling TV is now officially open to all US residents. For those that haven’t been keeping up, Sling TV is a subscription based service offering up live TV packages streamed online directly to your Android devices.
The initial $20 Sling TV package includes live TV from the following channels:
- ESPN 2
- Food Network
- Travel Channel
- Cartoon Network & Adult Swim
- ABC Family
- Disney Channel
For an additional $5 a month, you gain access to Sling TV’s Sports Extra, News & Info Extra, or Kids Extra packages. There’s not much, but as our own Joe Fedewa points out in his hands-on, it’s one of the cheapest ways to watch ESPN without paying through the nose with a cable company. Plus, Sling TV supports a wide range of devices including Android, iOS, Roku, and soon, Chromecast.
You can sign up right now at Sling.com and if you’re feeling leery, don’t forget that there’s no cancellation fees, set up fees, or any commitments what-so-ever. The Android app is also now available in the Google Play Store (no more sideloading) via the link below.