Sling TV expands to Google Nexus, but not Chromecast

DetailsMichelle Clancy | 25 May 2015

Sling TV has launched its Android TV application for Google's Nexus Player, expanding its availability further for mobile devices.

The app is available for download in the Google Play Store.

Sling TV's device portfolio also includes Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Xbox One, Android and iOS devices, Macs and PCs — notably absent is Google's other main OTT player, the Chromecast dongle.

"We're committed to making Sling TV available on the most popular devices consumers use to stream live and on-demand entertainment," said Roger Lynch, CEO of Sling TV. "Today, we again bolstered our device footprint by expanding to Nexus Player's Android TV platform, and we expect this partnership to deliver additional convenience for both new and existing Sling TV customers."

Sling TV offers live TV channels in a skinny TV format: the Best of Live TV core offering includes more than 20 channels for $20 per month; HBO is available for $15 per month; and additional add-ons include Sports Extra, Hollywood Extra, Kids Extra, Lifestyle Extra and World News Extra, each of which are available for $5 per month. The recently-launched Latino add-ons, Deportes Extras and Películas & Novelas Extra, are also available for $5 per month