You can now enjoy Sling TV for free for the next two weeks. On Thursday, the streaming service launched the special promotion to encourage users to stay at home amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“With more states and municipalities issuing shelter-in-place orders, everyone needs the latest information to do their part,” Sling TV president Warren Schlichting said in the announcement. “We’re hoping to motivate Americans to stay home, and stay informed during this critical time.”
The 14-day offer starts today and ends on April 5. During the period, you can get access to the Sling Blue package, which offers you more than 45 live TV channels. They include news networks such as CNN, Fox News, Bloomberg TV, and MSNBC, in addition to entertainment channels from AMC, TNT, USA and the Cartoon Network (No ESPN though. That’s on the Sling Orange package)
Users can enjoy the special offer by going to sling.com, and clicking on the “Get free TV now” option. You’ll then need to submit an email address, password and zip code, but no credit card is required.
Unfortunately, the offer is only available to users new to Sling TV. But if you’re a past subscriber, you can consider accessing the special offer by using a different email address, and starting a new account.
Sling TV, which is owned by Dish Network, is offering the special promotion a week after making some of its channels, including ABC News Live, free to all Americans in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Since Feb. 24, the service has noticed viewership of its top news channels has increased by 124 percent.
If you want to subscribe to Sling TV over the long haul, you’ll have to pay $30 a month. However, the company is offering $10 off the first month for new subscribers.
Want something else to watch? Due to the coronavirus pandemic, lots of streaming services are offering extended trials and free deals, which you can take advantage of.