Sling TV releases app for Xbox One, first gaming console to support live TV

By: InnovatioNews Wednesday March 18, 2015 0 comments Tags: Englewood, Mike Nichols, Roger Lynch, Sling TV, Xbox One


Sling logoENGLEWOOD - Sling TV announced it has released its app for Xbox One, the first gaming console to support the live TV service.

Xbox One joins a constellation of other devices that support Sling TV, including Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, current Roku players and Roku TV models, Android and IOS devices and Macs and PCs, the company said.

"Sling TV and Xbox are a natural pairing," said Roger Lynch, Sling TV CEO. "Two out of three Millennials think of themselves as gamers, while nearly nine out of 10 watch live sports on TV.

"Today's Xbox One customers have been some of the most passionate about Sling TV since the beginning, and now we're pleased to bring them live TV on their favorite gaming console."

"Our partnership with Sling TV marks an important milestone in our commitment to bringing our community the best experiences on Xbox One," said Mike Nichols, Xbox Corporate VP for marketing.

"As the first gaming console where the service is available, Xbox One users will have more of their favorite entertainment and new cutting-edge options for watching TV at their fingertips starting today."

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Sling TV also announced four A+E Networks channels - A&E, History, H2 and Lifetime - will be available in its "Best of Live TV" core package by the end of March.

The addition of the A+E Networks channels increases Sling TV's growing portfolio of TV offerings.

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