Sling TV customers no longer have to fight with their family over who gets to stream their favorite show first. Dish Network Corp. announced on Wednesday a new tier for its Sling TV streaming service that allows users to stream from multiple devices at once.
The new multi-stream service in beta allows customers to stream on up to three devices at the same time, whether they are in the same house and want to watch on their television or computer or when traveling outside and wanting to use their smartphone or tablet.
The multi-stream service will cost customers $20 per month, which is the same amount for the single-stream service. However, new customers can take advantage of a contract-free seven-day free trial by signing up on the company's website.
However, along with being able to stream from multiple devices, Sling TV also added Fox channels to this tier of service. These channels include live and on-demand content from Fox Broadcasting, Fox Sports, FX, National Geographic and other popular Fox Networks Group channels, like AMC, A&E, Turner, Scripps and Univision.
"Since launch, our customers have asked for more channels and multiple streams. We believe our new multi-stream service, anchored by a strong lineup of Fox content, including top franchises like Empire and The Americans on FOX and FX, as well as access to Major League Baseball in 15 markets, including the New York Yankees, is the first step in answering their requests," Roger Lynch, CEO of Sling TV, said in a press release.
The multi-stream service is just in beta, so there is a possibility that more channels could be added in the future.
"We look forward to incorporating our customers' feedback throughout the beta phase as we evolve the multi-stream service to include additional channels, features and functionality."
Those who switch or sign up for the multi-stream service can also add on "Extras" to make the platform further suit their needs. These include things like "Hollywood Extra" channels like EPIX and Sundance TV, and other movie channels like HBO and Cinemax.
While other channels like CNN, Adult Swim, History, HGTV, TBS and Travel Channel are offered with both streaming tiers, those who opt for the multi-stream tier will lose out on the Disney Channel, Freeform, ESPN and ESPN 2.
So, those with kids or who love sports might want to weigh the pros and cons of adding multiple device support. However, the Fox bundle does come with the Yankees' YES Network and all the big NFL games aired on Fox.
Customers will also be able still watch Fox news during the election session while cutting the cord, and get plenty of entertainment channels to watch TV series like The Walking Dead and movies.
Source: Sling TV