Sling TV launches multi-stream beta package complete with Fox networks

Shawn Knight

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Sling TV is finally addressing one of the biggest complaints I’ve had with the service since the very beginning. I’m of course referring to its single-stream limitation in which only one device can use the service at any given time.

Currently in beta, the new multi-stream service lets users stream from up to three devices simultaneously. Rather than add multi-streaming capabilities to its $20 Best of Live TV base package, the company has taken the unusual approach of launching it as an entirely separate package with a mix of new and existing channels.

The multi-stream beta core package consists of Fox, Fox Sports, Fox Sports 1, FX and National Geographic Channel – all of which are new to Sling TV. What’s more, subscribers will have access to the Fox Regional Sports Network based on their ZIP code. The 30-channel bundle also includes favorites like Tru TV, AMC, HGTV, TBS and A&E, just to name a few.

Interestingly enough, the multi-stream beta package doesn’t include any ESPN / Disney channels which I suspect has a lot to do with the creation of a new beta program rather than rolling out multi-stream and new Fox channels to the standard core package. I’ve reached out to Sling TV on the matter and will post an update when I hear back.

It’s worth pointing out that subscribers to the new multi-stream package can also sign up for select add-on packages although again, sports from ESPN and other Disney content aren’t available.

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TS Addict
I have SlingTV and feel their whole service as a whole is in Beta. The headaches are worth the $20 a month.


TS Evangelist
As a former DishNetwork subscriber turned cord-cutter/OTA/Netflix user, this still is something I have no interest in. It is just not worth it to me. I would rarely, if ever, use it.