Sling TV launches native Windows 10 app
Today Sling TV released a native Windows 10 app for PCs and tablets. The over-the-top provider’s suite of services, including its Sling Orange, Sling Blue, Spanish-language and international services are now available to more customers, and is available to download on the Windows Store.
The company stated that Sling TV will continue to support its app for PCs running legacy Windows software, and the service will be available on additional Windows 10 devices in the coming months.
“Enabling billions of hours of content consumption among tens of millions of users in the U.S., Windows 10 is a natural platform for Sling TV as we continue to make it easier and more convenient for consumers to access our service,” said Roger Lynch, CEO of Sling TV. “We have invested significant resources and hours in creating a superior Sling TV experience on Windows 10 that highlights the platform’s unique features.”
“We’re excited for customers to experience the Windows 10 Sling TV app, taking advantage of capabilities unique to our platform, such as Cortana voice commands and Live Tiles,” said Tuula Rytila, corporate vice president, post sales monetization (PSM), Microsoft. “Microsoft continuously works with industry leading partners to bring high quality apps to the Windows Store and we’re pleased to offer Sling TV as another way for consumers to experience live TV on Windows 10 devices.”
Sling TV on Windows 10 includes the new user interface Sling TV announced in June. Additionally, Sling TV customers will notice several features unique to the Windows 10 platform. Those features include Live Tiles, made popular in the Windows 8 and 10 design, so customers can easily see content from “favorites” and “continue watching” ribbons. SlingTV offers apps for devices like Amazon’s Fire series, and other platforms as well.
The app also offers Cortana voice integration, allowing users to search for specific shows or channels by voice. There will be a vertical menu as well, and Windows 10 users on smaller screens should enjoy the new responsive user interface, allowing the video to automatically adapts to different sizes and snaps.
Current Sling TV customers can download the Sling TV app directly from the Windows Store, and new customers can sign up for a Sling TV account from the app when they download the Sling TV app for free on a Windows 10 PC or tablet.