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Sling TV is the first streaming service to offer NHL Center Ice

Sling TV is the first streaming service to offer NHL Center Ice

NHL Center Ice, the sports package for out-of-market satellite and cable subscribers, is now available to those who prefer to stream their entertainment. Sling TV has announced that has integrated NHL Center Ice with its platform, making it the first streaming service to offer the hockey portal. The addition comes shortly after the start of the 2021 NHL season, giving hockey fans who don't have traditional pay-TV a new option for watching the games.

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The way we watch sports is still broken and isn’t getting any better

The way we watch sports is still broken and isn’t getting any better

Back in the late 2000s, when streaming services like Netflix and Hulu were just getting going, I was convinced that those services would change the way we watch TV. Even back then, it wasn't difficult to envision a future where cable wasn't the only way we watched shows. Fast forward to today and things have largely panned out as expected. The streaming market is fragmented as everyone attempts to build out their own streaming services, yes, but these days you can get along just fine with a few streaming subscriptions, which still comes in at less than the cost of a cable package.

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Google Fiber adds Sling TV as its latest streaming OTT partner

Google Fiber adds Sling TV as its latest streaming OTT partner

You may have missed the news back in February that Google Fiber dropped its conventional cable offering, choosing instead to partner with some OTT services for customers interested in live TV offerings. The company only had two streaming partners at the time -- fuboTV and YouTube TV -- but it finally expanded that back in August with the addition of Philo. Now it is back with yet another partner.

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Slingbox discontinued, services sunsetting

Slingbox discontinued, services sunsetting

Slingbox will no longer function as of November 9, 2022. Sling Media, a subsidiary of DISH, announced that they were closing shop on November 9, 2020. At that time, they said that all Slingbox servers will be permanently taken offline 24 months after the discontinued announcement date (which is, again, November 9, 2020). When November arrives in 2022, ALL Slingbox devices and services "will become inoperable."

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Sling TV launches watch together feature for live television

Sling TV launches watch together feature for live television

Sling TV has joined on-demand streaming services to become the first OTT live television streaming service to offer a watch together feature. Simply called Watch Party, this feature enables friends and family members to watch the same live content at the same time from the comfort and safety of their own homes, a feature that has become very popular during the pandemic.

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Sling TV offers price guarantee for subscribers worried about price hikes

Sling TV offers price guarantee for subscribers worried about price hikes

Over-the-top (OTT) live streaming television service Sling TV is now guaranteeing its customers that it won't raise their rates for at least a year, addressing price hikes introduced by competing companies like YouTube TV. This fixed-price guarantee isn't available to everyone, however -- you'll need to sign up for the service sometime this month to take advantage of it.

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Sling makes its live streaming TV service free during primetime hours

Sling makes its live streaming TV service free during primetime hours

Following the recent launch of its free tier, Sling TV has announced another initiative that will provide the public with some free content. Starting today, the service is offering free streaming television access under its Sling Blue plan, but only during primetime TV hours, according to the company. Sling calls this initiative its 'Happy Hour Across America.'

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Amazon’s Fire TV Live feature gets Sling TV free news integration

Amazon’s Fire TV Live feature gets Sling TV free news integration

Earlier this month, Sling TV launched a new free tier called 'Stay in & SLING' targeted at people who don't subscribe to the service, but who are currently stuck at home and seeking new streaming services to watch. The service offers a variety of free channels and on-demand content, including news content and a bunch of older and lesser-known series. Some of that content is now integrated with Fire TV's 'Live' tab.

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SLING TV launches free tier to get people to “Stay in & SLING”

SLING TV launches free tier to get people to “Stay in & SLING”

Quarantines and shelter-in-place orders are no longer just a way to stay away from virus threats. It is also becoming a new venue for content makers and distributors to push their services forward. Some of those services, however, do require some form of paid subscription so what better way to both show solidarity and also advertise their product than by offering a new free tier, which is exactly what SLING TV is doing to give its streaming service a bit of good publicity.

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Sling TV launches major bundle deals to celebrate its anniversary

Sling TV launches major bundle deals to celebrate its anniversary

Over-the-top streaming service Sling TV is offering major new bundled hardware deals for both new and former customers as a way to celebrate its anniversary. The deals are targeted at cord-cutters and people who are considering a jump from traditional pay-TV to streaming only. Among other things, the company is offering the hardware necessary for streaming local broadcast channels.

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Sling adds new channels but also raises prices

Sling adds new channels but also raises prices

Sling customers are getting some good news and some bad news today. The internet TV provider has announced that it's adding a handful of channels to its lineup, but at the same, it's also raising prices. The new channels are spread out across a variety of extras too, so if there's one in particular you want, you may need to subscribe to one of those add-ons to get it.

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DISH’s AirTV 2 now comes in a more discreet black box

DISH’s AirTV 2 now comes in a more discreet black box

Set-top boxes that blend over-the-air TV and the Internet are no longer novelties these days. Even service providers are somewhat ironically selling their own "cord-cutting" boxes, with attached subscriptions, of course. In 2017, DISH launched its first Android-powered AirTV Wi-Fi tuner with a rather odd aesthetic for a TV box. With the AirTV 2, it is correcting that error and puts all the upgraded hardware in a sleek and slim black box.

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