TV Answer Man, do you know of any deals on Sling TV? I have been planning to give it a try. — Helene, Jacksonville, Florida.
Sling TV, the live streaming service owned by satcaster Dish, is again offering the first month of service for 50 percent off, which comes to $20, a $20 discount. The deal is only available to new subscribers who also get 50 hours of DVR storage in the plan.
The regular price of $40 a month will be charged after the first month unless you cancel prior to the end of the term.
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The Sling TV half-price deal is good for either its Blue or Orange basic packages. If you order both Blue and Orange, the price is $27.50 for the first month, which is a $27.50 discount.
The Sling Blue plan provides more than 40 channels including the three major cable news networks, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, as well as leading ‘basic cable’ networks as FS1, Bravo, The Cartoon Network, AMC, TNT, TBS, and your local Fox and NBC affiliates in select markets.
The Sling Orange package offers more than 30 channels, but it includes ESPN, ESPN 2 and ESPN 3, which are must-haves for many sports fans. In addition, the Orange plan has CNN, Comedy Central, TBS, TNT and AMC.
Note that Sling TV is no longer offering a free trial at its web site.
Helene, hope that helps. Happy viewing and stay safe!
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— Phillip Swann
There may be something off-putting about Sling.
• Fox and NBC affiliates (some markets)
• No HBO Max (and Cinemax)
• Limited DVR capacity
I think it all this combined with other providers not having these shortcomings.