Cordcutters are able to watch most content that you would get from cable, albeit a few days later. One of the main areas where cable is still superior is sports. That may change with Sling’s new announcements.
Sling launched a multi-stream service and includes a new $20 package with Fox channels including a lot of local Fox channels for your region. For example, Fox Sports Southwest will have the live streams of Texas sports teams such as the Texas Rangers. You’ll get both Fox Sports and local Fox Sports affiliates. This partnership with Fox channels extends to other channels in the network including FX and National Geographic.
The Multi-Stream service will give users the ability to watch 3 streams simultaneously, which will definitely be useful for families that have multiple TVs and watching preferences. Additional packages such as HBO and Cinemax can be added on for an additional price. Some channels don’t seem to be available with this new service such as ESPN and Disney, although they’ll likely join the Multi-Stream service down the line.
Sling TV is available as an app for both your phone and Android TV on Google Play. Although the client is free to download, you will need to register for an account and subscribe to a channel package for a monthly fee. You can watch live TV on your set-top box through the app, and there hasn’t been any news of an updated app with Live Channels support.