Sling TV, the $20-per-month live-streaming television package with 16 channels, is now available on Microsoft’s Xbox One -- just in time for the NCAA’s March Madness college basketball tournament.
Sling TV lets users cut the cord with cable companies and still have access to sports networks such as ESPN and Universal Sports. It also offers the Disney Channel, TNT, TBS, Cartoon Network and several other channels. Sling TV, which was already available on Roku and Amazon devices, announced its partnership with Microsoft in January.
"Xbox is onboard as the first gaming console where Sling TV will be available,” said Bassil El-Khatib, vice president of Sling TV, in a statement. “We created the live Internet TV service for millennial consumers underserved by the pay-TV industry. One of the keys to reaching this audience is being on the devices they use, and we know millions of consumers are turning on their Xbox every day to access content they love."
Xbox One owners can pin Sling TV to their home dashboards, giving them the ability to control the service using voice commands and gestures with the Kinect controller. The service will cost Xbox One users $20 per month, but those who purchase a new console will receive three free months of Sling TV.