Microsoft today announced that the over-the-top streaming cable service is now available in the Windows 10 Store. The app is free and the service costs $20 per month and also includes $5 add-on packages.
Sling TV for Windows 10
The basic service includes programming from networks like ESPN, Disney, AMC, Comedy Central, HGTV, TNT, TBS, Fox and NBC, A&E, VICELAND and CNN. Then you can pay $5 per month for á la carte extras based on genres like Kids, Comedy, Hollywood, Sports, and others.
Microsoft is including some cool features, too. According to Microsoft other features include the following:
- Live Tiles – Love “Game of Thrones” or “The Walking Dead”? You can easily see content updates from your selected “Favorites” and the “Continue Watching” ribbon when you pin Sling TV to your start menu.
- Cortana Voice Integration – Quickly search for specific shows or channels by voice, using Cortana, Microsoft’s personal digital assistant. Try saying, “Watch ESPN on Sling,” and Cortana will pull up your content in the Sling TV app.
- Vertical Menu – Windows 10 users will feel right at home with the Sling TV vertical main menu.
- Responsive User Interface – Sling TV on Windows 10 was built using Microsoft’s Universal Windows Platform (UWP), so that your screen easily adapts to different sizes as you’re viewing content.
- Touch Compatibility – Sling TV works on both touch and non-touch Windows 10 devices.
While this is new for Windows 10, Sling TV has been available on Xbox One for a long time already. It’s also available on most mobile devices and set-top boxes and a perfect option for cord cutters.