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Sling TV’s new cloud DVR solves its biggest problem

Sling TV’s new cloud DVR solves its biggest problem

Sling TV has addressed its biggest problem with the unveiling of a new cloud DVR feature, the same type of DVR offered by competitor PlayStation Vue. The news comes shortly after Sony dropped Viacom channels from its own service -- the same channels still offered by Sling TV -- making it a prime opportunity for parent company Dish Network to poach some of Sony's now-disgruntled customers. The new feature's announcement also slips in just ahead DirecTV NOW's launch.

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Sling TV adds on-demand kids channel: here are four alternatives

Sling TV adds on-demand kids channel: here are four alternatives

Children's programming is an important part of the television industry, not just because kids comprise a large viewer base, but also because they're more likely to stick with something that becomes familiar to them at an early age. It's no surprise, then, that video streaming companies have been fleshing out their family-friendly and kids-centric programming, and Sling TV is no exception.

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Sling TV adds NHL Network marking a first for OTT providers

Sling TV adds NHL Network marking a first for OTT providers

Making good on its recent promise, Sling TV has announced the official arrival of NHL Network on its service, making it the first over-the-top provider to offer this particular sports network. This a big deal with hockey fans, as it allows them to enjoy live hockey games and coverage without having to sign up for a contract-based cable or satellite subscription plan. As with PlayStation Vue, Sling TV streams live television content over the Internet.

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Sling TV Windows 10 app launches with Cortana, touch support and more

Sling TV Windows 10 app launches with Cortana, touch support and more

Sling TV has announced a new Windows 10 app for PCs and tablets, saying it brings with it all the things a Windows 10 user may need to enjoy the service. This includes touch support for those who are using touch-based Windows 10 devices, as well as support for Live Tiles that show content updates from your Continue Watching and Favorites ribbons. The app also now includes Cortana voice integration for performing searches quickly using your voice and Microsoft’s personal digital assistant.

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Sling TV will offer NFL Network and NFL RedZone soon

Sling TV will offer NFL Network and NFL RedZone soon

Before this year’s football season kicks off, Sling TV will add both NFL Network and NFL RedZone to its livestreaming TV service. The company hasn’t announced whether these offerings will be available as standalone add-ons or in certain packages, though a statement from it suggests that NFL Network may be more readily available while RedZone will be a separate option for subscribers.

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Sling TV will soon offer Comedy Central, MTV, Spike, Nick Jr

Sling TV will soon offer Comedy Central, MTV, Spike, Nick Jr

Dish Network has struck a deal with Viacom that will result in several new channels being added to the company’s Sling TV offering. The deal is described as a multi-year contract that, in part, renews access to Viacom networks for those with Dish’s regular satellite service. As well, Sling TV will soon offer Nick Jr., Comedy Central, BET, MTV, Spike, and more.

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AirTV set-top box tipped to bring local OTA channels to Sling TV

AirTV set-top box tipped to bring local OTA channels to Sling TV

Sling TV will soon include local TV channels acquired through a new set-top box and antenna setup called “AirTV,” according to a new report. The set-top box would help solve a big problem for Sling TV and streaming live-TV services like it — regional affiliates of national networks like CBS and ABC, and the troubles that come with providing those local channels — and their advertisements — over the Internet.

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Sling TV’s new plan lets you stream to 3 devices at the same time

Sling TV’s new plan lets you stream to 3 devices at the same time

Sling TV, the Internet-based live television service, has introduced a new multi-stream plan that allows subscribers to stream to up to three devices simultaneously. The new plan is very similar to the single-streaming plan, but has a limited set of restrictions on certain channels, such as ESPN and ESPN 2, the kids’ extras like Disney XD and Boomerang, a bunch of Spanish-language channels, and more.

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Sling TV adds Cinemax package to channel lineup

Sling TV adds Cinemax package to channel lineup

Sling TV has announced the arrival of another add-on package, this one for Cinemax content. The new package has launched on the service today, and as with other packages can be added for a specific set monthly fee (in this case, $10/month). The channel brings with it both a lineup of movies and series on Cinemax, and joins other big networks like HBO, TCM, Sundance TV, and more.

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Sling TV Latino: stream Super Bowl 50 live in Spanish

Sling TV Latino: stream Super Bowl 50 live in Spanish

Spanish speakers will have a high-definition Spanish streaming option via Sling Latino, the Spanish language version of Dish Network’s Sling TV television service. The big game is coming up this Sunday, and it’ll be available for streaming on both Sling Latino and DISHLatino via ESPON Deportes, the first time the network has streamed the game live in Spanish.

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Sling TV expands Latino service with live local broadcasts

Sling TV expands Latino service with live local broadcasts

This past summer, Dish Network’s Internet streaming service Sling TV introduced its then-new Sling Latino variation, which brought with it 22 channels at the time and an optional package with another 16 channels. Sling Latino has received some new updates recently that take the service further, the most notable of which are the addition of live local broadcasts.

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Chromecast gets live television via new Sling TV support

Chromecast gets live television via new Sling TV support

Those with a Chromecast will soon have the option to watch live television through the device, something made possible with Dish Network’s Sling TV service. On Tuesday, Sling TV announced that its mobile app for iOS and Android has gained Chromecast support, making it possible to cast live TV to the Google device. Those without a Sling TV subscription needn’t be disappointed however, as the company is dangling some incentives to get more users on board.

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