Sling TV Hikes Subscription Costs and Introduces New Free Tier

By Nitish Singh / June 28, 2018

World’s first over-the-top TV service Sling TV is raising the subscription costs on its core package of over 30 channels. Users will now have to pay $25 per month for the base package, up from $20 per month. The service is also rolling out new free content for all users similar to Hulu’s free package with limited ad-supported content.

The price hike is applicable for Sling Orange subscribers only. The premium package that includes Sling Blue and Sling Orange will continue to be priced at $40. Users also have access to add-on packs from Sling TV priced at $10. The A La Carte package will offer packs starting at $5 to choose from to create your own custom package.

Users who are subscribed to the service will automatically see an increased monthly bill amount instead of having to purchase the new package manually. If you do not want to pay the added subscription cost, it is recommended to unsubscribe to avoid the added costs. Despite the price hike, Sling TV is still considerably cheaper than competitors like Hulu, YouTube TV and Direct TV Now. The service is particularly good if you are a sports fan as you get access to ESPN channels and DVR services.

To access the free content from Sling TV, users simply need to sign up for a free account and login to the app. The service has promised over 100 hours of movies and TV shows without requiring a subscription fee. The free package might not be good enough to contend with paid subscriptions like Netflix or Hulu, but it is a great way to spend some free time watching curated content.

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