Sling TV brings first vMVPD to Oculus Go VR headset

Tuesday December 18, 2018 0 comments Tags: Englewood, Sling TV, Jimshade Chaudhari, Oculus Go

ENGLEWOOD -- Sling TV today announced it is the first virtual multichannel video programming distributor (vMVPD) to launch on Oculus Go, the all-in-one wireless virtual reality (VR) headset.Sling_TV_logoUSE

The Sling TV experience on Oculus Go is equivalent to watching on a 180-inch television, the company said.

For a limited time, customers who purchase and activate a new Oculus Go will receive an $80 credit toward Sling TV subscription services.

"No big screen, no room, no problem,” said Jimshade Chaudhari, Sling TV VP of product development.

“Sling TV on Oculus Go gives customers an incredibly large screen, high-resolution experience anywhere they get a WiFi connection, without the need to connect to a phone or PC.

"Oculus Go is a real game-changer in giving people a personal home theater experience wherever they are, with its crystal-clear optics and portable design."

Starting today, Oculus Go users will see Sling TV available in the Oculus app store. An Internet connection and Sling TV app download is required for access to service.

Customized entertainment experiences, including the most popular sports, breaking news, TV series, movies and more, are available on Sling TV starting at $25 per month.

For a limited time, new owners of the Oculus Go will receive an $80 credit toward Sling TV subscription services. More information on this offer is available at sling.com/oculus.

The launch expands Sling TV's device footprint, as Oculus Go joins more than 17 platforms supported by Sling, including smart televisions, tablets, game consoles, computers, smartphones, streaming devices and now VR headsets.

Oculus Go features premium optics with a fast-switch LCD display that renders at a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 and the headphone-free, built-in speakers deliver a 3D spatial audio experience.