As the nation continues to confront the COVID-19 crisis, we know how important it is to stay up to date on the news; in fact, Slingers viewed 121 percent more news from SLING TV’s top news channels than last month.
To help keep Americans informed, SLING TV is providing cost-free access to news through our “Stay in & SLING” initiative. Today, we’re making it faster for Amazon Fire TV users to jump into live news and entertainment available on the SLING TV free experience, with a new integration into Fire TV’s live TV discovery features.
From the Amazon Fire TV home screen, simply scroll right to the “Live” tab, which now includes rows of channels and free live content from SLING TV.
Live Tab Integration
Starting today and rolling out to all Amazon Fire TV devices this week, Slingers can skip the scrolling and see favorite channels and most recently watched SLING TV programming in one central location on the Fire TV Live tab, including:
- Breaking News — Watch the latest news coverage from popular channels such as FOX News, ABC News Live, Cheddar News and more for free, or subscribe to SLING Blue for news from CNN, MSNBC and more.
- Recent Channels — Select a recently watched channel to launch directly into live content in the SLING TV app.
- SLING TV — Customers can discover a dedicated row of the most popular live content from the SLING TV free experience or their current SLING TV subscription.
No SLING TV subscription is required to stay informed with free, 24/7 coverage from ABC News Live, and for a limited time, FOX News, select local FOX affiliates and Cheddar News. A SLING Blue subscription, which you can get free for 14 days (no credit card required) and then starting at $20 for the first month, also offers popular news networks including CNN, FOX News, MSNBC and HLN.
Current and former SLING TV subscribers can immediately access the complimentary content available in the SLING TV free experience directly from the Fire TV Live tab. Customers who have not previously used SLING TV will need to download the SLING TV app and click the “Explore Free Content” option upon opening the app to see free SLING TV content in the Live tab. After a few minutes, the Fire TV “Live” tab will refresh to show free content.
Integrated Channel Guide
For customers who prefer to browse channels in a more traditional format, Sling TV’s live content is also integrated into the Fire TV channel guide. Amazon Fire TV users can access this feature by selecting the “Channel Guide” button on the “Options” ribbon at the bottom of the page.
No matter your news and entertainment preference, one thing is certain — it has never been easier for Slingers to find it all in one place on Fire TV. Plus, SLING TV is offering a free Amazon Fire TV Stick to new customers who subscribe and prepay for two months of SLING TV service.