Sling TV rolls out free content to non-subscribers, initially on Roku

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  1. ronjor

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    Caution is advised !

    Sling TV is notorious for charging customers a monthly fee after their "free trial" expires despite those customers attempting to cancel their subscriptions.

    If a credit card is required to sign-up for this free tier/trial, as is often the case for free trials -- stay away.

    https://www.consumeraffairs.com/online/sling-tv.html
     
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    I would agree with that statement.
     
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    Sling launches its free experience on Android and Amazon Fire TV
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    Sling: Sling TV Launches Free Experience on Android and Amazon Devices
     
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    Sling TV lets you watch TV on your Android device's browser
    Watch on Android without downloading an app
    October 25, 2019

    https://www.engadget.com/2019/10/25/sling-tv-android-chrome/
     
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    I can't figure out how to get the free channels on my Roku. SlingTV wants to sign me up for a free trial. Nowhere to choose free channels.
     
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    Hmmm. Under MYTV, scroll down a bit and look for "free" in the row titles.

    Every thing I selected was sourced from Filmrise. They have their own app, so I don't see any need for this one. As usual in these free content apps, everything there is what I've already seen, never wanted to see or they'd have to pay me to see. Good for the under-30's crowd needing to catch up on a few decades of TV/film...
     
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    Sling TV isn't Filmrise, is it?

    Because I asked about accessing Sling TV Free Channels on my Roku.
     
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    I wasn't all that clear in my reply. Sorry.

    When I tried it, I could play free films and TV in the SlingTV app on my Roku without intervention by choosing as I described in #7. The FilmRise logo displays briefly before the movie or show begins.

    FilmRise has two Roku apps, FilmRise and FilmRiseTV. FilmRise is its own concern.

    I've seen that FilmRise logo display for movies and shows in Tubi and Pluto, if I remember correctly, and others I can't remember. IMDbTV, I think,

    Otherwise, the Roku Channel, Pluto and Crackle are the only ones I have installed for the free channels class of apps. fuboTV, Prime and HBO streams 92.4¼% of the stuff I view.
     
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    So is the free Sling TV content accessed through the Roku channel on Rokus? If so that's stupid & unclear.
     
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    Sling TV content is accessed on streaming devices by using the SlingTV app, currently on its Roku version.

    On my Roku Ultra, I watched some of the free content by opening the app and clicking on the free stuff, again, as I described in #7. I can't say if ALL the SlingTV free stuff is FilmRise property.

    The fuboTV apps for my Roku and Galaxy Tab and in www.fubo.tv on my PCs' browsers stream many FilmRise films and shows.

    How various apps like SlingTV, Pluto,Tubi, Stirr and a boatload of other apps stream FilmRise property is pure magic! I'll leave it at that with confidence you'll figure it out eventually. :)

    Cheers.
     
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    I open the Sling Channel on my Roku Ultra & I'm presented with a screen that offers Browse as a Guest. Selected Guest option & there's no Free. There's Free Trial but no Free.

    I have the separate Filmrise Channel.

    Are you talking about the Filmrise Channel not the Sling Channel?

    This is as clear mud to me.
     
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    Sling TV comes to Google’s Nest Hub and Hub Max
    Tune to any channel on Sling with your voice
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    Sling TV Raises Their Price by $5/Month and Adds New Channels Including Fox News & BTN
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    Sling: An Update on Sling Orange and Sling Blue
     
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    Dish’s Sling TV to offer $5 promotion for first month to new and returning customers
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    Sling TV Loses Subscribers for First Time Amid Streaming Wars
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    Sling is offering a bunch of TV and movies for free right now, no signup required
    March 18, 2020
    https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/...movies-for-free-right-now-no-signup-required/
    SLING TV launches "Stay in & SLING!" - an initiative to provide free news and entertainment as nation grapples with outbreak
     
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    @mood Thanks. The free Sling TV working for me (with a VPN).
     
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    (Update: Fox content added)
    ...and even more:
    [Update: 19 more channels] Sling TV pushes free news channels during coronavirus outbreak
    March 23, 2020
    https://9to5google.com/2020/03/23/sling-tv-free-channels-coronavirus/
     
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    Sling TV is now free during primetime, no credit card required
    Test drive streaming TV with no commitments
    April 14, 2020

    https://www.techspot.com/news/84824-sling-tv-now-free-during-primetime-no-credit.html
    SLING TV reinvents happy hour with free primetime TV through daily 'Happy Hour Across America
     
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    Doesn't work. Just keeps taking me back to a payment screen. No thanks!
     
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    "Amazon adds some free HBO content, no Prime Video required

    Amazon adds dozens of HBO series, docs and movies, along with older MLB, NBA games

    Starting this week, full seasons of five critically acclaimed HBO series — “Ballers,” “Barry,” “Big Little Lies,” “Silicon Valley” and “Succession” — will be available for free for a limited time to U.S. customers who log into their Amazon accounts — no Prime Video membership required..."

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/n...e-video-required-2020-04-14?mod=mw_latestnews
     
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    Sling TV Replaces Schlichting as President After Subscriber Losses
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