A live streaming television service might finally be making its way to the Apple TV. First reported by MacRumors, the Sling TV app briefly appeared on the tvOS App Store earlier this morning.
Cutting the cord
An intrepid Apple TV user spotted the app and immediately downloaded it. It completely vanished from the store shortly after. The user says the app “works great” after he downloaded it and is fully featured.
Originally launching back in early 2015, the service has continued to get better, adding a nice number of channels.
You can subscribe now for $19.99 per month. New subscribers will receive a free, seven-day trial.
The basic package includes access to to ESPN, ESPN2, AMC, A&E, TNT, HISTORY, H2, TBS, Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel, IFC, El Rey, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, Freeform, Disney Channel, CNN, Bloomberg TV, Local Now, Lifetime, and Galavisión. You can also access WatchESPN, including ESPN3 and on-demand content.
There are also a number of additional add-on packs that cost extra like Cinemax and HBO.
Currently, you can access the service on your iOS device via the official companion app. The channels are also available via a Mac, PC, Roku, and other options.
While Sling has not announced anything official, it’s a good bet that the Apple TV app is progressing nicely and could be arriving soon. Cord cutters rejoice.
The iOS app for the service.
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March 3, 2016: AppleInsider has reported that the screenshots are fakes.