Sling TV really wants to be your favorite cord-cutting service. It’s spent the last couple of years getting itself on not just Roku, but FireTV and Apple TV (4th generation) for $20 a month with no contract, which is a pretty incredible feat in this Comcast, Time warner, Optimum world. The Meridian, Colorado-based company has been pushing interesting promotions all month long in celebration of SlingTV’s birthday month. What better way to “pull a hobbit” and give gifts for your b-day than to hook geeks up with content.
Last weekend, Sling TV gave their Blue and Orange users free access to HBO’s online content library just long enough for them to take in new series like Big Little Lies and Crashing. This weekend, Sling TV is opening up the Internet tubes to allow their subscribers unlimited access to STARZ, the premium cable network that brought us the smash hit time-traveling period drama, Outlander, based on the novels by author Diana Gabaldon. STARZ is also responsible for Black Sails, a period pirate drama for those looking for a bit more substance than the swashbucklers in Disney’s high-seas franchise.
Unlike HBO, STARZ offers a bunch of channels to choose from, which Sling TV is making available from Thursday, February 23rd through Sunday, February 26th. The preview will bring Sling TV users access to STARZ; STARZ Encore, their feature film offering; STARZ Kids and Family, classic and new family programming; STARZ Edge, newer action and drama films; STARZ Comedy, which showcases comedic series and funny films, and STARZ West, which is the STARZ content, adjusted to run at appropriate West Coast Times.
But what if you’ve got a big Oscar date to prep for and the last-minute notice means that you can’t take advantage? Well, then, Sling TV has something additional for you, loyal customer. Sling TV is expanding the options in their offerings so that while the basic, no contract package of $20 a month covers essential channels, $30 per month will give Sling Orange users access to much more – 70 channels. Sling Blue customers will get access to 80 channels for $35 per month and those who partake in both don’t have to shell out $65 ($30+$35) but rather, receive bundled pricing: $50 per month for 90 channels. Unlike Hulu and Netflix, Sling TV’s focus has been on live TV like news and sporting events and other TV programming that adheres to schedules. All the awesome of live and Video on Demand TV with no contracts and no equipment.
Check out their blog posts about STARZ here and the new bundle offerings here.
And if you’re going to binge — don’t forget the eye drops.