Whether you’re a Chromecast owner who’s been waiting to try out Sling TV, or you’re a potential cord cutter considering using Chromecast as your streaming media player solution, you’ll be excited for Sling TV’s recent announcement. Sling TV is officially offering Chromecast support as of November 3, 2015.
Here’s How Sling TV Wants to Help You Celebrate
“Since February, we’ve heard Sling TV users asking for Chromecast support,” the official announcement stated. And to celebrate the addition to Sling TV’s supported device lineup, they’ve decided to roll out a couple of special offers.
The first one is big for brand new cord cutters. If you sign up for 3 months of Sling TV, you can get a Chromecast for free. It’s a $35 value.
But Sling TV isn’t leaving out current Chromecast users either. If you have Chromecast, you can download the app and sign up for a free trial. No, typically Sling TV offers a free 7-day trial. However, if you sign up through Chromecast, you can get a special limited time offer of 2 months free. That’s a $40 value.
Chromecast and Sling TV: What Are They, and What’s the Big Deal?
Chromecast is a device that plugs directly into your TV. You then connect your smartphone, tablet, or computer to it through your WiFi connection in order to stream video from your device. So in the case of Sling TV, you’ll be able to cast live streaming channels from your device to your TV screen.
Why do people want Sling TV on their television? Traditionally to watch channels like ESPN, AMC, TNT, HGTV, etc., you had to have a cable subscription. Well, as of late, more and more people have become fed up with the rising costs of cable. Sling TV has risen up as a legal option to live stream cable channels without actually having to have a cable contract, for a small fraction ($20 per month) of what a cable bill runs.
Are you going to take advantage of one of the new Chromecast / Sling TV deals? Leave a comment and let us know.