Sling TV launches, will add 'Walking Dead' provider AMC to default package

Dish Network's online television service, Sling TV, is now available for all U.S. residents, and soon it will add a major channel to its base package: AMC, provider of shows such as "The Walking Dead" and "Mad Men."

Starting today, any U.S. resident can subscribe to the service, which currently offers the following channels in its base $20-per-month package: ESPN, ESPN2, TNT, TBS, Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, ABC Family and CNN. Additional $5-per-month packages for children's channels and additional sports channels are also available. Previously, the service was only available to those who pre-registered.

AMC isn't yet available on the service, though Dish Network says the channel will come "soon" to the $20-a-month package. The lack of AMC's inclusion in the service was frequently brought up in previews, alongside the lack of network channels such as ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC.

Sling TV can be streamed online through a web browser, or it can be played via an app on various platforms, such as Android and iOS devices. An Xbox One app, which will come with a free one-month trial, is scheduled to be released soon.

Early previews of Sling TV were favorable, though the lack of network channels and the inability to stream TV on more than one screen at a time were often cited as limiting factors.

Source: Sling TV

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