Dish’s over-the-top internet TV streaming service Sling TV is performing quite nicely. It is believed to have gained more than 100,000 paying subscribers in the first month alone. The company has been working hard to bring new channels to the service and expand it to more platforms. Today it confirmed that the delayed Sling TV Xbox One app has finally been released. It also announced the arrival of some new channels and add-on packs.
Starting today Xbox One owners can access Sling TV on their consoles. The app can be controlled through voice and gestures with Kinect. Pinning and Snapping is supported.
Existing Xbox Live members with an Xbox One get one month of Sling TV free after they download the app. The first five thousand customers who purchase an Xbox One from a Microsoft retail store or its web store between today and March 22nd, 2015 will get three months of Sling TV for free, that’s a $60 value.
Four A+E Networks’ channels are coming to Sling TV’s basic $20 per month internet TV package. A&E, HISTORY, H2 and Lifetime will be available to subscribers for no extra charge by the end of this month.
Two new add-on packs have been announced as well, priced at an additional $5 per month. The Lifestyle Extra pack brings truTV, Cooking Channel, DIY and WE tv, with A+E Networks’ FYI and LMN. The World News Extra package provides access to Bloomberg TV, HLN, Euro News, France 24, NDTV 24/7, News 18 and Russia Today.
These new packages replace Sling TV’s previous News & Info Extra which is now no longer available for purchase.