Sling TV Revamps UI on Apple TV

Sling TV has upgraded user tools for subscribers accessing the online TV platform through Apple TV.

The updated features aim to provide a more content-centric experience, allowing users to manage their favorites programs and see more information about shows before you click to watch.

The updated grid guide displays more images and information about a show. Once content has been selected, a description of that content, including photo preview, will be available at the top of the screen.

“We’ve also made the channel listings larger to make the guide easier to read, so you’ll see five channels at a time in 1.5-hour increments,” Jimshade Chaudhari, VP of product management, wrote in a blog post.

Sling, which has about 2.3 million subs and was launched by Dish Network in 2015, allows users to filter channels by category, such as My Channels, Sports, Movies, Kids and more. Specific networks can be searched simply by clicking on the network logo.

Additional enhancements include “ribbon management,” which enables users to edit their favorite channels, view all recordings and edit content while it is streaming.

No more scrolling back through content to get to the beginning – now, when users browse through program rows, it will loop back to the beginning of the list upon reaching the end.

When streaming, users can tap the remote touch pad to view more information about what their watching, including show name, description, closed-caption options and player controls.

“You’ll also be able to see how much you’re rewinding or fast-forwarding,” Chaudhari wrote, adding that these features would be available on additional Sling TV-supported devices in the future.

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