Hey, Slingers — for those of you who subscribe to Sling Orange and Sling Blue, I want to let you know that we’ll be raising the monthly price of our base services to $30 each, and the monthly subscription to both Sling Orange and Sling Blue to $45.
New Sling TV customers will see the new price starting today, December 23, while existing customers will see the change on their next bill after January 22 (If you make a change to your current subscription, new pricing immediately goes into effect).
Since we launched Sling TV in 2015, we’ve been committed to providing the shows, movies and sports you love at a fair value, and we still offer skinny bundles at a price you can’t get with cable.
Sling doesn’t own the networks you watch—we have to pay programmers for their channels so that we can provide them to you, and the price of programming has been going up. Unfortunately, we have to share those rising prices with you, so we can continue to provide you with the same great experience you’ve come to expect from Sling.
Our team constantly works to make your Sling TV experience the best value. For instance, we have never raised the price of Sling Blue since its launch in 2015, although we have added 17 channels to the service—the most recent today, including Fox News, MSNBC and HLN—plus NFL Network, E!, TLC and Discovery Channel. We have also added Cloud DVR Free, countless features and improved the stability of the service.
For Sling Orange, we haven’t raised the price since June 2018, and we have since added four networks, including Investigation Discovery, Comet, MotorTrend and Stadium, and the ability to record ESPN and Disney channels.
Some of the latest features we’ve launched on Sling include player controls across all recordable channels, new ribbons to help with content discovery, like Trending Live and Recommended for You, as well as improved search and a binge-watching feature.
We’ve also grown one of the largest on-demand libraries to over 126,000 titles across all Sling services, up from the 12,000 titles Sling offered at the end of 2015.
Sling has always thought differently about the pay-TV business. From being the first TV service to ban long-term contracts, cancellation fees and equipment fees, to providing an excellent customer service experience and more, we’re proud to continue delivering the most choice and flexibility at the best value in the industry.
Here are just a few examples of how Sling gives you the power to customize your TV experience:
We are continuing to innovate and add the features and channels you want, so stay tuned for more exciting news from Sling. Lastly, to all our loyal customers who inspire our team daily, thank you for choosing Sling. On behalf of all of my colleagues, we truly appreciate each and every Slinger.
President, Sling TV