Sling's 14-day free trial gives you a chance to reconnect with live TV

Sling TV on a TV
Sling TV on a TV (Image credit: Android Central)

Do you remember those days when you came home from school and turned on a TV to live programming? Good times. Relive those moments with Sling's 14-day free trial. Experience live TV again. I mean, free is free. While you will have to sign up with a credit card, there is no long-term commitment here. As long as you cancel before the trial ends, you won't be charged for the regular service. Of course, if you love it, then keep it. Sling's service normally costs $30 a month.

You could also choose an option that saves you $10 on the first month and gets you a month of premium channels for free called the Sling Premium Pass.

Fill your free time with some binge-worthy content. With this trial you can sign up for Sling Orange or Sling Blue. These are both packages that include more than 30 channels. For the most part you get a lot of the same stuff, but the differences are pronounced enough that you'll want to pay attention to your choice. For example, if you want ESPN and Disney you should go with Sling Orange. If you prefer the NFL Network and SyFy, go with Sling Blue. Sling Blue technically has more options with 47 channels, but Sling Orange's 32 options might be more tailored to you.

Both options come with 10 hours of DVR. The other thing you'll want to pay attention to when picking a package is how you plan to use the service. Do you have a couple people who are probably going to be watching different shows on different devices? You should get Sling Blue. It allows you to stream on up to three devices at once. Sling Orange is restricted to just one. If you get both you'll be able to stream to four devices total. It's additive, which is nice.

Understand that choosing both services will increase the total price of your subscription when the free trial ends. Also, Sling has a wide range of add-on services that only cost a few extra bucks a month. This is important if you really really need more sports or more premium channels like Showtime or whatever. Be sure to look through those options.

John Levite
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