Sling TV Adds Nets, Does Windows 10

Sling TV, Dish Network’s online video service for cord-cutters, has added a platform and some programming to its OTT-TV slate.

On the content side, Pac-12 Networks is joining the Sling TV multi-stream Orange Sports Extra pack for an additional $5 per month, and being added to Sling Blue’s Sports Extra pack for $10 per month, both “without regional restrictions.” Those additions follow last week’s launch of Campus Insiders on Sling TV.

On the premium front, Sling TV is now offering Starz and Starz Encore for $9 per month to both Sling Orange and Sling Blue subs. Sling TV is offering a free preview of those services through September 14, giving them a chance to catch Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which premieres on Starz this Saturday (September 10) at 9 p.m. ET.

Sling TV has also extended support for Windows 10-powered PCs and tablets. That new app also includes the new UI that Sling TV launched in June, plus some twists that are unique to the service’s Windows 10 experience, Ben Weinberger, chief product officer of Sling TV, explained in this blog post.

Among the Windows 10 bells and whistles are “Live Tiles” that provide updates to the viewer’s “Favorites” and  “Continue Watching” ribbons when pinned to the start menu, Cortana voice integration, a vertical main menu, and compatibility with both touch and non-touch Windows 10 devices. 

Sling TV also runs on Apple TV (fourth-gen), Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV stick, Roku players and Roku TVs, Channel Master’s DVR+, Google’s Chromecast streaming adapter, the Xbox One, Android TV-powered devices, and iOS, Android and Fire mobile devices.