Running out of stuff to watch? Well, Sling TV is now letting new users tune into the streaming service for free during primetime TV hours.
On Tuesday, the company announced the “Happy Hour Across America” promotion to entice people in the US to stay at home during the pandemic. The deal will unlock access to the Sling TV Blue package every night from 5 pm EST to midnight.
“Since we can’t serve you a beverage or basket of hot wings, we’re introducing a new kind of happy hour — TV ‘on the house’ every night,” Sling TV president Warren Schlichting said in the announcement.
A spokesperson for Sling TV told PCMag there’s currently no end date set for the promotion. The company is also hoping the happy hour special will keep viewers informed about COVID-19. In the past month, news consumption on Sling TV has shot up by 164 percent.
All the channels on Sling TV Blue.
The Sling TV Blue package will give you access to more than 50 live TV channels, including CNN, FOX News, MSNBC, TNT, TBS, and the Cartoon Network. For full 24/7 access, you’ll need to pay $30 a month.
The company, which is owned by Dish Network, has created a dedicated webpage to the promotion. No credit card is required. You simply need to sign up with an email address and password. Unfortunately, the promotion is only available to new users. So no luck for old subscribers to the service. However, Sling TV has made some of its content offerings, including access to ABC News Live, free for all users in response to the pandemic.
Looking for something else to watch? The good news is other streaming services have also been offering extended trials and free deals. Check out our guide to learn more.