Sling TV has expanded live news offerings with the addition of FOX News, MSNBC and CNN’s HLN to Sling Blue base service and launched a new “Cloud DVR Free” for Sling TV subscribers. The company has also introduced updates to pricing and channel lineups across both services.
“Sling customers have been clear: they want more live news and sports, and they want a cloud DVR included at purchase – and we listened,” said Warren Schlichting, executive vice president and group president, Sling TV. “Over the past five years, we have proven our dedication to making Sling an exceptional value with unmatched flexibility. These announcements today are further proof points that Sling is the premier live streaming service.”
Sling has introduced FOX Business Network (FOX Business) into the Sling Blue News Extra, and is updating sports offerings with Big Ten Network (BTN) to launch on Sling TV ahead of the 2020-21 college football season. It will also launch FXM and FXX to Sling Blue Hollywood Extra. The updates follow several recent additions to Sling TV’s Orange service, including Longhorn Network and ACC Network to the service’s Sports Extra, and the ability to record Disney and ESPN channels with Sling TV’s Cloud DVR.
There are several Cloud DVR free features including the ability to watch anywhere and anytime, fast-forwarding through ads, saving recordings, recording of favorite channels (including Disney and ESPN stations), and auto managing storage. The existing Cloud DVR is now called Cloud DVR Plus and allows 50 hours of storage for $5 per month on top of any subscription, and a protection against auto-deletion when storage is full.