Adding another OTT device option to its lineup, Sling TV said it has extended support to the Google Chromecast streaming adapter on Android and iOS-powered mobile devices, with compatibility for Windows and Mac laptops “coming soon.”
To help prime the pump, Sling TV said eligible new customers are in line for a free Chromecast if they prepay for three months of Sling TV’s core $20/month “Best of Live TV” service. Alternatively, Sling TV is offering a free two-month trial of its core OTT-TV package to Chromecast owners (that offer will be available later today from the Chromecast Web site, Sling TV said).
Sling TV’s support for the device comes about a month after Google introduced its next-gen Chromecast, which features improved WiFi connectivity and faster video streaming playback. Like the original Chromecast, the next-gen version also sells for $35.
“Sling TV fans have made it clear since the beginning that Chromecast is a must-have device, and we agree,” Roger Lynch, CEO of Sling TV, said in a statement. “With Chromecast, Sling TV customers now have the ability to move their entertainment experience from their mobile device to the big screen seamlessly.”
Sling TV also supports the Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Amazon Fire tablets, Android TV-based devices, including the Google Nexus Player, current-generation Roku players and integrated Roku TVs, the Xbox One, Android and iOS smartphones and tablets, and Web browsers.
Sling TV continues to offer free or discounted device bundles to subscribers who agree to prepay for three months of service, including a free Roku Streaming Stick, 50% off a Roku 3 or Nexus Player.
Sling TV has also expressed interest in supporting the new, more apps-friendly Apple TV box.