For years, offerings like Netflix and Hulu have paved the way for millions of people to cut the cord and ditch cable and satellite TV. However, there are some things that you just can’t get without a traditional TV service. Yesterday, Dish Network made a bold move by announcing Sling TV, a streaming service that will offer many of the channels people want, with a reasonable price tag. And what’s more, it’s coming to Xbox Live.
For just $20 a month, you’ll be able to turn on your Xbox, and watch channels like ESPN, TNT, TBS, and the Disney Channel. You’ll then be able to add channels, which are organized into different genres, and sold at $10 per package. And unlike the traditional TV services, you won’t be forced to sign up for any lengthy contract. You’ll just need to throw down your $20 a month, and you’re good to go. This is definitely one of the boldest moves in the TV industry since Netflix and Hulu launched.
The service is marked to launch “in the coming weeks.” And the Xbox One will be the first console to receive it. And all Xbox Live members will be treated to a free month of the Sling TV. You’ll just need to sign up for the trial once the service launches. There’s no word on when Sling TV will be hitting other consoles.