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Looking to cut the cable cord? Slingucation will get you up to speed

April 15th, 2020

The amount of shows and channels on television these days is dizzying. You can break down the genres of television shows into subgenres and even more minute subgenres after that. If you have a cable package, you’re paying for a ton of channels that you don’t watch. That’s not something that anybody really wants to …

DirecTV Now vs Sling, Hulu

Why did cord-cutting just get more expensive?

July 4th, 2018

People are ditching cable and signing up for live-streaming services at an unprecedented rate right now. It’s a mixed bag for the industry: Although the two most popular streaming services are actually owned by traditional pay TV companies, the profit that those companies make from live-streaming services pales in comparison to the cable cash cow. …

AT&T Watch vs Sling

AT&T’s $15 streaming service is now live, but is it worth it?

June 29th, 2018

Earlier this month, AT&T finally took the wraps off its long-teased skinny streaming bundle, called AT&T Watch. The service isn’t pretending to be a replacelment for cable: instead, it’s a collection of channels (mostly now owned by AT&T) for nearly the same price as your monthly Netflix subscription. Starting today, it’s available to some AT&T …

Sling TV outage: how to fix

Sling TV was down for a whole day, and no one knows why

April 4th, 2018

Sling TV has been suffering serious problems since around 8PM Tuesday evening, judging by user complaints and official statements from the Sling tech support accounts. The problem appears to be affecting Sling users across the country and across all devices, with only the browser viewing appearing to work for now. Users have complained of not …

Cable prices are soaring as millions of customers jump ship

December 18th, 2017

Traditional pay TV — cable and satellite — is in a bad place. Every three months we get a new record for the number of people cutting the cord in favor of new streaming services. Even when pay TV companies start a streaming service like Sling or DirecTV Now, the price is so much lower …

Hands-on with Sling Media’s iPad and Windows Phone 7 apps [Video]

January 8th, 2011

Fresh off this morning’s Verizon/Sling partnership announcement, Sling took some time to show us its best and brightest. We got a chance to see the Windows Phone 7 version of its Sling Player app in action, and were definitely impressed with the quality of the streaming video. Sling mentioned that the WP7 version of its …

SlingPlayer Mobile for iPad now available

November 24th, 2010

Sling Media’s popular placeshifting app is now available on the Apple iPad. The company first announced the eventual arrival of its iPad offering back in March of this year, and the task was apparently a steep one. Almost eight months later, however, SlingPlayer Mobile for iPad is finally here. Owners of Apple’s iPad can now …

SlingPlayer Mobile hits Windows Phone 7

November 9th, 2010

Sling Media announced Tuesday that its popular SlingPlayer Mobile software is now available for Windows Phone 7 devices. The mobile app will allow Windows Phone 7-powered handsets like the HTC Surround to stream live TV content from a home television via Wi-Fi or 3G. Sling Media uses a hardware component — a Slingbox — to …