While Apple’s rumored streaming TV service probably won’t make its debut until later this year, or even sometime in 2016, one of the best options on the market right now – Sling TV – has recently announced two new channel additions.
First up, Maker Studios’ Polaris+ channel has been added to the main core package, which costs $20 per month. Exclusive to Sling TV, Polaris+ will focus on providing gaming, pop culture, comic, and live-event programming. Shows on the channel can be replayed on demand and also through the service’s three-day replay feature.
And the Turner Classic Movies channel has also been added to Sling’s Hollywood Extra pack, which costs an additional $5 per month on top of a normal subscription. TCM offers a number of classic films, documentaries and original series. Other channels in the pack include a slate of Epix content and Sundance TV.
Along with being available on your iPad or iPhone with the companion Sling Television app, the service can also be accessed on other devices like the Xbox One, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, and more.
Originally launching back in January, the service has done a great job quickly adding to its already extensive content lineup – even including HBO. I reviewed Sling TV back in January, and I’ve become more impressed as it continues to grow into a very tempting option for cord cutters. Our own Bryan M. Wolfe also talked with Sling TV CEO Roger Lynch in March.
The main $20 per month package, along with Polaris+, includes the live streams of ESPN, TNT, TBS, AMC, Adult Swim, Disney Channel, Food Network, HGTV, Cartoon Network, ABC Family, Lifetime, CNN, and others. You can sign-up for a free, seven-day trial on the company’s site now.
For other news today, see: Ding dong, the original iPad mini is gone, WatchAware: 10 useful Apple Watch tips, and Yeplive: do we really need another Periscope or Meerkat?