January 14, 2019
Sling TV Jan. 14 announced it is offering Roku users free access to the online TV platform. Select Roku users will be able to watch TV shows and subscribe to standalone channels, without subscribing to Sling’s platform or entering payment information.
New users will be able to access the Sling TV app, which includes free on-demand shows, movies and even karaoke. Dish Network-owned Sling, which created the online TV market in 2015, also rolled out a new binge-watching feature that enables seamless transitions to the next episode in an on-demand series.
“Our binge-watching feature will do all the work for you by playing the next episode automatically within 10 seconds, even if you don’t select ‘Watch Now,’” Jimshade Chaudhari, VP of product management,wrote in a blog post. “This feature will only appear if there is a subsequent episode existing in a series.”
Roku users can watch episodes of shows like “Shameless,” “The Big Interview with Dan Rather,” “Heartland,” and more at no cost and without signing up for an account.A new search interface is now available on Android TV, Amazon and Roku devices.
Users can also browse pay-per-view events for purchase, such as upcoming UFC events and over 5,000 movie titles with no base subscription to Sling necessary.
User can also binge-watch shows on Showtime or NBA League Pass, available for purchase without a base subscription. Users can also purchase channels like Stingray Karaoke, Curiosity Stream, and Cinedigm’s Docurama, among à la carte options.
“Sling makes it easy to stream all of your favorite content in the same interface,” Chaudhari said.