One drawback that Netflix and Hulu have is that you can’t watch live TV. For some, in order to watch live TV a cable service is needed. For others, they’ve gotten tired of paying ridiculous prices for a crazy amount of channels that they don’t even watch. These people are considered “cord cutters.” In 2015, two services in particular service the cord cutters, and give you the power to stream live TV anywhere. Sling TV and Playstation Vue.
What is Sling TV?
Sling TV is a very affordable live TV streaming service. Starting at just $20 per month you have access to over 20 channels, anywhere, anytime. Sling TV offers add-ons ranging from $5 for the kids package to $15 for HBO. All you need in order to stream live using Sling TV is an internet connection and a device to stream to. Fortunately for many, Sling TV can be viewed on TVs and video players, phones and tablets, laptops and computers, and gaming consoles. In addition Sling TV provide deals on video players. The deals include $50 off the new Amazon Fire TV, 50% off Roku 3 and a free Roku 2. These deals are available to you when you purchase three months of Sling TV service.
TVs & Video Players: All Amazon Fire TV Players, Roku LT & higher, Chromecast, Nexus Player
Phones & Tablets: iOS 7 & higher, Android 4.0.3 & higher
Gaming Console: Xbox One
Laptops & Computers: Snow Leopard 10.6 & higher, Windows 7 & higher
What is Playstation Vue?
Sony priced their Playstation Vue at a higher value than Sling TV. Offering three types of packages, Access package starting at $49.99 per month for 50+ channels going up to $64.99 per month for their Elite package of 85+ channels. Playstation Vue is most similar to traditional cable providers due to the ability to pause, rewind and fast forward all channels, and keep unlimited recorded shows for up to 28 days. Unlike Sling TV, you and your significant other can stream live at the same time. Although the service is named “Playstation Vue,” a Playstation is not the only device needed to stream. You can also use Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick, iPhone and iPad, and Chromecast.
TV & Video Players: Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Chromecast
Phones & Tablets: iOS 7 & higher
Gaming Consoles: Playstation 4, Playstation 3
How can you stream live TV from outside the US?
It is important to understand that when purchasing these services you will need a US credit or debit card with US billing address. The US Unlocked Card is specifically for non-US citizens who want to make online purchases in the US and is accepted by Sling and Playstation as well.
If you still need to sign up for your US Unlocked Card, it is easy. Just follow this LINK and get started.
To learn more about Sling TV, visit Sling TV.
To learn more about Playstation Vue, visit Playstation Vue.
Cut the cord and start watching TV on your terms!