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Sling TV Expands Into Puerto Rico

Today Sling TV announced that they are expanding their live TV streaming service into Puerto Rico. This gives residence in Puerto Rico access to a new streaming option to replace traditional pay TV.

“DISH has served customers in Puerto Rico for 20 years, and we have been proud to lead the way in delivering the best experience in both service and technology,” said Reynaldo Pagani, General Manager of DISH Puerto Rico. “The launch of Sling TV on the island is a continuation of our commitment to offer the best options in entertainment, and the streaming service is a great fit for on-the-go customers seeking a mobile, affordable, Internet-delivered solution.”

“Puerto Ricans are seeking a service that enables them to immediately enjoy the news, sports and shows they’ve been missing, and we’ve received hundreds of requests a day from Puerto Ricans interested in Sling TV,” said Jose Romero, General Manager, Spanish-language Marketing at Sling TV. “Our goal with this launch is to connect Puerto Rican customers with the programming they love, while delivering a new, immediate, easy option for Spanish and English television at the best value.”

Customers in Puerto Rico will get access to both Sling Orange and Sling Blue packages plus a list of add-ons like Sports, News, Lifestyle, Comedy, Hollywood, Kids and more.

Compatible devices include mobile phones and tablets running Apple iOS, Android or Amazon Fire; streaming players such as Roku, Amazon Fire tablets, Chromecast, AirTV Player, Xiaomi, LeEco, ZTE and other Android TV devices; connected televisions from Roku, LG, Samsung, Android TV and Amazon Fire TVs; laptops and computers with Windows 10 or Google Chrome (latest version); and gaming consoles, including Xbox One and Xbox One X.

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8 Responses to Sling TV Expands Into Puerto Rico

  1. Qubit January 26, 2018 at 12:54 pm #

    Now all Puerto Rico needs is electricity.

    • Surfer January 26, 2018 at 1:23 pm #

      Even if they had reliable electricity (which is coming along slowly, very slowly), they need reliable internet service that won’t cost an arm and a leg. What we think is expensive in the states is twice as much in PR for pretty much everything.

      • Dave Elliott January 26, 2018 at 1:38 pm #

        We have a home in PR and get Liberty Internet for $43 a month 30 down / 5 up (but averages probably 40/10). Claro DSL is ridiculously expensive there ($40 for 3mb down) and rural areas are limited to that…. but in San Juan you can even get Optinet fiber for $75/month, 1G up and down. So, depends on where you live, but where 70% of the population lives (SJ metro) its actually cheaper than most US providers. Electricity is another story. About 71% of the people have it now (ours came back on early December) but its 21 cents per kwh vs. mainland average of 12-13c.

        • Surfer January 26, 2018 at 1:43 pm #

          I don’t live in PR but do have family there. I think you are correct in where in PR you live making a difference in internet prices. Honestly, I had no idea they were offering fiber internet in SJ. But electricity prices are astronomical.

          • Dave Elliott January 26, 2018 at 1:54 pm #

            SJ has a ton of options, all very affordable. Depends on your building (many have exclusives with Liberty) but there are 4 companies offering over 500mb. 2 Fiber and 2 line of sight wireless. Plus Liberty cable. My buddy is in Condado and his Optinet never went down during Maria, although his power did and that knocked him offline. But when they got their generator running the next day it was still up. Our Liberty was knocked out until our power came back on. Liberty is spending over $100M this year to run all new fiber so that they can offer 1G fiber in many more areas. We were told it should be available in June. Right now we have 30mb, but we can get up to 300mb. At that speed it gets expensive though ($150/month). Things are getting back to normal here. PR Se levanta!

          • Surfer January 26, 2018 at 2:01 pm #

            You mentioned Optinet as one of the companies. I had never heard of them until you mentioned it. Liberty was the only company people I know in PR had access to so I was basing my comment on their situation. Has Optinet been around for a while or just recently (relatively speaking)? I wonder how much Liberty will charge for their fiber?

          • Dave Elliott January 26, 2018 at 2:40 pm #

            Its been there for at least 2 years that I know of. There is another fiber company too I just can’t remember the name.

          • Surfer January 26, 2018 at 2:44 pm #

            That makes sense. I haven’t been to PR in more than 2 years so it’s no wonder I had not heard of Optinet. Good to know there are more options now and in the future.