Sling TV arrives on Amazon Fire TV hardware with deals in tow

It was just a couple of days ago that I was talking about Sling TV and as part of that discussion I mentioned that I thought it was important for Sling to get on more devices.

And now it has. Yesterday Sling TV arrived on the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. With it come some solid new deals.

If you already own a Fire TV you can download the Sling TV app and if you sign up through the app you'll get a 14 day free trial (the normal trial period is seven days). Signing up is really easy since your subscription will be billed through your Amazon account; no need to go dig out your credit card.

An extra week of free service is a nice perk, but the best deals are for folks who don't yet own a Fire TV device. If you're willing to prepay for three months of Sling TV (for $60 plus tax) you can get a Fire TV Stick for free, or $50 off a Fire TV. Since a Fire TV is normally $100 you're basically getting three months of Sling TV for $10. You can take advantage of these deals on the Sling site.

If you want to learn more about the service itself, please see my post from earlier this week. Sling TV works the same on Fire TV devices as it does on Roku, and we're still waiting for AMC to show up. If you're pressed for time, the TL;DR version is that Sling TV probably isn't robust enough to convince you to cut the cord yet, but it's a good start. If you just want some live TV and aren't a cable subscriber it might work OK for you, particularly if you're a big ESPN fan. Personally I'm hoping the service finds success and can continue to build its stable of channels.

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