December 17, 2018
Sling TV Dec. 17 became the first virtual multichannel video programming distributor (vMVPD) to launch on the wireless virtual reality headset Oculus Go.
The Sling TV experience on Oculus Go is equivalent to watching on a 180-inch television, according to a SlingTV press release.
For a limited time, customers who purchase and activate a new Oculus Go will receive an $80 credit toward Sling TV subscription services (for more info, visit sling.com/oculus).
“No big screen, no room, no problem,” said Jimshade Chaudhari, VP, product management, Sling TV. “Sling TV on Oculus Go gives customers an incredibly large screen, high-resolution experience anywhere they get a WiFi connection, without the need to connect to a phone or PC. Oculus Go is a real game-changer in giving people a personal home theater experience wherever they are, with its crystal-clear optics and portable design.”
Oculus Go users can access Sling TV in the Oculus app store.
Sling TV subscriptions start at $25 per month.
Oculus Go joins more than 17 platforms supported by Sling, including smart televisions, tablets, game consoles, computers, smartphones and streaming devices.
Oculus Go features a fast-switch LCD display that renders at a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 and the headphone-free, built-in speakers deliver a 3-D, spatial audio experience, according to the release.