Yesterday we reported that Sling TV had launched a new Stay in & Sling initiative, offering ABC News Live, a 24/7 streaming video news channel for breaking news and live events, for free. Today, Sling TV announced that FOX News and FOX affiliates have been added to the free lineup.
The goal of Stay in & Sling is to provide Americans with news, plus thousands of shows and movies for the whole family, with no paid SLING TV account required, as the nation confronts the COVID-19 crisis.
“‘Stay in & SLING!’ has been live for less than 24 hours, and we’ve already received a tremendous response as we put our platform to work providing American families with much needed free access to breaking news and entertainment,” said Warren Schlichting, group president, SLING TV.
The SLING TV free experience currently includes news from ABC News Live, FOX News and local FOX affiliates in 18 markets including: New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Houston, Phoenix, Seattle, Los Angeles and San Francisco. To view the full list of local markets, visit sling.com.
FOX News and certain FOX broadcast stations will remain on the SLING TV free experience temporarily, as the nation continues to monitor the rapidly evolving national emergency. The free experience will also stream the CNN Coronavirus Town Hall hosted by Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta this evening at 8 p.m. ET.
How to Access the Sling TV Free Experience
Start by downloading the Sling TV app on a Roku, Amazon or Android device, or by visiting sling.com on a Chrome, Safari or Edge browser and following the instructions on the welcome screen.
Current Sling TV subscribers can access free content within the app without making any changes to their subscription.
Upgrade for More Content
For those who want the very best in news coverage and more from Sling TV, Sling Blue and Sling Orange are each currently available for $20 for the first month ($10 off the regular monthly price.) Sling TV includes CNN, FOX News and MSNBC, along with sports, entertainment, movies, and more through its base services, Sling Orange and Sling Blue.
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