By Phillip Swann
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Former editor of 4 TV magazines.

Sling TV, the live streaming service owned by satcaster Dish, is now offering the first month of service for 50 percent off, which comes to $20, a $20 discount. The deal is available to new subscribers. Plus, as a Black Friday promotion, the streamer has just sweetened the deal with a free Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite, valued at $29.99. (You can now get the Fire TV Stick Lite for $15.99 at Amazon as part of its Black Friday sale.)

The stick, when connected to your TV, allows you to access thousands of streaming apps including Netflix, HBO Max, Hulu, Amazon’s Prime Video and, of course, Sling TV.

Sling’s regular price of $40 a month will be charged after the first month unless you cancel prior to the end of the term.

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.

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