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Sling TV subscribers can now watch TV through Google Chrome

Watching your favorite TV is a little easier

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If you’re a cable-cutter odds are good that you checked out what Sling TV has to offer. The company added a new feature this week, launching an in-browser player on Google Chrome. The current player is available in beta for all new and existing Sling TV customers, and the new compatibility with Chrome will enable customers to watch live and on-demand television directly in their web browser. You won’t even have to download an app, but you will need the latest version of Chrome. The service has become quite popular with cord-cutters over the years, and works with Apple TV (starting at $149 at Apple) or the Amazon Fire TV series (Starting at $39 at Amazon)

If you are currently a Sling TV subscriber, you can start watching Sling TV content on Google Chrome by logging into your account at sling.com and click “Watch Now”. The experience is very similar to other online players, like HBO or Adult Swim’s setup. You will be able to watch content right on your browser, on supported versions of Windows and Mac OS.

“The Sling TV experience on Google Chrome is not only fast, intuitive and incredibly simple to use, it also gives customers the added benefit of seamlessly starting live and on-demand television with a click of their mouse,” said Jimshade Chaudhari, vice president of product management for Sling TV. “Sling customers can stream their favorite can’t-miss content, like live NFL games or the next episode of ‘Game of Thrones’ on Sling.com without the hassles of downloading plug-ins or logging in to another device.”

The beta version of Sling TV’s in-browser player is available immediately on the latest version of Google Chrome-supported devices and operating systems. It includes popular features like “My TV” and the “Continue Watching” ribbon, plus easy access to account settings, parental controls and more. Sling TV’s first in-browser player will continue to roll out additional features on Google Chrome, including DVR and grid guide.

To download the latest version of Google Chrome and learn more about Chrome-supported devices and operating systems, visit google.com/chrome. For more information on Sling TV-supported devices, visit sling.com/devices.