Posted Thu Feb 12, 2015 at 09:30 AM PST by Steven Cohen
The new internet TV service is now available on Amazon's streaming player.
Amazon has announced the addition of several new apps to its selection of media options for the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, including the arrival of Sling TV. The online television service offers popular live and on-demand programming for $20 per month.
"The growth of apps and games available on Amazon Fire TV has been tremendous since launch—selection is up 5x since April, and many popular titles such as FOX Sports GO and Flappy Birds Family have launched exclusively on the Fire TV platform," said Steve Rabuchin, Vice President Amazon Appstore. "We're especially excited to be one of the first platforms to launch the Sling TV app—we think Fire TV and Fire TV Stick customers are going to love it."
Sling TV's core package includes ESPN, ESPN2, TNT, TBS, Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, ABC Family, CNN, El Rey, and Galavision. In addition, the company will soon offer AMC as part of the same package as well. As a special promotion, Amazon and Sling are offering a free Fire TV stick or a $50 discount on a Fire TV player for customers who purchase three months of Sling TV service. In addition to Sling TV, other recently launched Fire TV apps and games include FOX Sports GO, TED, WSJ Live, 'Crossy Road,' and 'Game of Thrones – A Telltale Games Series.'
Suggested retail price for the Fire TV is $99 and suggested retail price for the Fire TV Stick is $39. Sling TV is also currently available on Roku players, Roku TVs, PCs, Macs, and Android and iOS tablets and smartphones
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