Sling TV to Offer Free HBO Preview

As part of birthday celebration, Sling Orange and Blue customers get free peek at premium channel

Sling TV, in a continuation of its second birthday celebration, will offer a free preview of premium channel Home Box Office to its Sling Orange and Sling Blue subscribers beginning on Feb. 16 and lasting through Feb. 20.

During the free preview, Sling TV customers can watch popular programming like Girls and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, which had their new season premieres last week. The preview comes in time for the Feb. 19 series premieres of Big Little Lies, starring Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman at 9 p.m. ET and the new comedy Crashing at 10:30 p.m. ET. Viewers also will have full access to HBO On Demand during the preview, meaning they can binge watch popular series like Game of Thrones.
After the free preview ends, Sling TV customers have the option of adding the HBO premium to their service for an additional $15 per month.

This is the second free preview the over-the-top service has offered in celebration of its second year of existence. Last week the service offered a free weekend preview of its Sling Orange package, enabling viewers to catch the mid-season premiere of AMC Network’s The Walking Dead. 

Sling said on its blog that more free previews are in the pipeline, including one for premium channel Starz, which the service said is coming “very soon.”