Sling TV has released its app for Xbox One, the first gaming console to support the live, OTT TV service.
Xbox One joins other devices that support Sling TV, including Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick; current-generation Roku players and Roku TV models; Android and iOS devices; and Macs and PCs.
“Sling TV and Xbox are a natural pairing; two out of three millennials think of themselves as gamers, while nearly nine out of 10 watch live sports on TV,” said Roger Lynch, CEO of Sling TV.
“Today’s Xbox One customers have been some of the most passionate about Sling TV since the beginning, and now we’re pleased to bring them live TV on their favorite gaming console.”
“Our partnership with Sling TV marks an important milestone in our commitment to bringing our community the best experiences on Xbox One,” said Mike Nichols, Corporate Vice President, Marketing for Xbox.
“As the first gaming console where the service is available, Xbox One users will have more of their favorite entertainment and new, cutting edge options for watching TV at their fingertips starting today.”
Sling TV’s Best of Live TV $20 core package delivers ESPN, ESPN2, AMC, TNT, TBS, Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel, IFC, El Rey, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, ABC Family, Disney Channel, CNN and Galavision, with A&E, History, H2 and Lifetime coming soon. This package additionally features access to WatchESPN, including ESPN3 and VOD content.
Customers can choose Sports Extra, Hollywood Extra, Kids Extra, Lifestyle Extra and World News Extra add-on packs, each priced at $5 per month. In addition to live channels and VOD entertainment, Sling TV customers have access to content from Maker Studios.
Sony has launched a similar service for its games console, PlayStationVue, a cloud-based OTT TV service, so far only available in three US cities, New York, Chicago and Philadelphia,