Tear Down That Paywall

Sling TV, the cable-like streaming service, is seeking to make itself more appealing to cord-cutters.

The service is removing paywalls by offering consumers free on-demand content and à la carte paid channels without the need for a Sling subscription.

Currently, the “new Sling experience” is offered only to returning Sling customers on Roku devices, though other Sling-supported devices will be included “in the near future.”

What’s Free without a Subscription

Former Sling customers using Roku can now access more than 100 hours of free TV shows and movies on demand without restarting their subscription. The “My TV” interface will highlight the top free shows and movies, which will include Wrecked, The Detour, Good Behavior, Flip or Flop and more.

À la carte channels

Sling TV subscribers and non-subscribers can now purchase select channels in à la carte fashion and watch them via the Sling TV app. Channels include (additional pricing per month):

Showtime, $10

CuriosityStream, $6

Stingray Karaoke, $7

Dove Channel, $5

Outside TV Features,$5

Up Faith & Family, $5

Pantaya, $6

NBA League Pass, $28.99

Access pay-per-view events and movies

Non-Sling subscribers can now access pay-per-view events, including UFC and boxing matches, as well as movies. Sling claims a library of more than 5,000 films.

For more information, visit sling.com.

About Larry Greenberg

A former local beat reporter and film critic, co-founder Lawrence Greenberg has more than 25 years’ experience as a writer and public relations executive.

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