Sling TV, a DISH Network TV streaming service, now has a select section of its content available to stream completely free for everyone called Sling Free. It’s a truly legal and free option to stream TV where viewers don’t even need to make an account or enter their credit card information to watch.
Sling Free started off as the ‘Stay in & SLING’ initiative, to provide Americans with cost-free access to news and entertainment during the COVID-19 crisis while many find themselves staying at home much more than before. The ad-supported service was created in helping Americans stay informed from reputable sources during a time they need it the most.
This isn’t the first time Sling TV has had a free service. In fact, they’ve had free service before as “Happy Hour Across America” offering free TV every night from 5 pm to midnight your local time during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now the happy hour has evolved into every day with different programming as Sling Free; a free streaming service to compete with other free streaming services like Peacock, Crackle, Pluto TV, and Tubi. Unlike the rest, Sling Free doesn’t require a sign up of any kind to start watching and does have a paid version far superior from the rest.
Programming On Sling Free
As for the programming available on Sling Free; don’t expect anything spectacular or over the moon. Sling Free doesn’t have any recent or past blockbuster hits, tonight’s football game, or the 90’s cartoons we are nostalgic over like SpongeBob, X-Men, Hey Arnold or Scooby-Doo.
What you can expect is Sling Free does include news from ABC News Live which airs 24/7 for breaking news and live events. You’ll also find a fairly large selection of older but great shows like Hell’s Kitchen, Unsolved Mysteries, 21 Jump Street, and the Walking Dead. Kids can find shows like Teen Titans Go!, DC Super Hero Girls, Transformers Prime, and Lego Ninjago. Plus, there is a ton of older movies from nearly every genre to watch on-demand and live sports talk shows.
Is Sling TV Actually Free?
Sling Free really lives up to its name because it’s actually free! It is not locked behind a paywall or registration wall. You don’t have to sign up for an account or take advantage of any special promotion to start watching and is not just some free trial. Watch as much or as often as you want. There are no limits to how much you can watch on Sling Free, but there are ads just like there would be if you were watching regular paid TV.
If you’re interested in signing up for the paid version of Sling TV, that is available too and a great option if your family is ready to finally cut the cord. Choose from the Sling Orange or Sling Blue streaming packages that cost $30 a month or you can get both together for $45. There are some pretty nifty add-on features for cheap as well like the cloud DVR and hyper-specialized channel packs. Sling TV is DISH Networks streaming service that offers slimed down packages that can be easily installed with an internet connection and streaming device.
While using Sling Free, you are under no obligation to switch to the paid version if you do not choose to do so. You will however see the content that is a part of these packages; it will just be locked behind a paywall. If you want to try it, there is a 7 day free trial of the paid version available.
Where Do I Get Sling Free?
Sling Free is easily accessible through downloading the Sling TV app onto your wireless smartphone or tablet, Roku, Amazon device, or just by visiting their website. As of today, Sling free is not available on Apple devices, but is being worked on and will be coming soon.