Xbox One Gets Sling TV, Extended Free Trial

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Subscription-based live TV service Sling TV has just hit its first gaming console – and it's the Xbox One.

You can now grab the Sling TV app in the app store.

All Xbox customers get a free one-month trial – which is three weeks longer than the basic free trial Sling TV currently offers. Not only that, but if you don't yet have an Xbox One and were thinking about getting one – now's a pretty good time. The purchase of a new Xbox One at Microsoft stores and microsoftstore.com in the US now comes with three free months of Sling TV.

Dish's Sling TV offers a basic package of 17 channels for $20 per month which includes ESPN, ESPN2, AMC, TNT, TBS, CNN, and Adult Swim. It also offers $5 per month add-on packages, focusing on extra sports channels (like ESPNU), kids channels, news channels, and more.

"We built Sling TV with millennials in mind, and that includes gamers. Xbox has been at the forefront of gaming and technology for years, so it made sense to bring Sling TV to the passionate Xbox user. For many millennials, Xbox One is already the center of their living room experience, and we want to reach these fans to show there’s a better way to get live TV that doesn’t require a long-term commitment, high programming costs, additional wires or hidden fees," says Sling TV CEO Roger Lynch.

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