Sling TV’s Premium Pass blitz lasts a week
Sling TV is offering a free month of Showtime, STARZ and Epix Now to new customers.
The “Premium Pass” blitz from Sling TV began on Saturday morning. Any new customer that signs up for a Sling Orange, Sling Blue or a combined Orange and Blue channel bundle gets the three premium channels free for a month.
A subscription to the Sling Orange or Blue channel bundle costs $30 per month. So new customers should expect to pay for at least a month of service to enjoy the three premium channels for free.
Sling TV said in today’s announcement that existing customers who are within 30 days of their next bill date will be automatically upgraded to the Premium Pass.
That’s good news in terms of having an expanded library of movies and TV shows.
Sling TV says its on-demand library has over 85,000 TV shows and movies. The free access to Showtime comes days after the hit series Billions began its fifth season on May 3.
Premium Pass: What You Need to Know
A potential gotcha for cord cutters is that if you don’t cancel Showtime, STARZ and EPIX Now from your account before the 30-day free trial, then you’ll be billed for each service. Sling explicitly states in its offer: “If you do not cancel online, you will be charged monthly for SHOWTIME ($10), STARZ ($9) and EPIX ($5).”
It doesn’t take much effort to cancel. The trick is remembering. (PRO TIP: I set up a reminder on my smart phone calendar.)
The Premium Pass promotion only lasts one week, ending on May 23, according to the company.
New movies and TV Shows on Showtime, STARZ and EPIX Now
Note: Sling TV also released a brief schedule, highlighting some of the movies, original programs and shows available as part of Premium Pass.
Monday Rom-Coms: My Best Friend’s Wedding and Something’s Gotta Give (SHOWTIME)
Tuesday Action & Adventure: Predator and Predator 2 (STARZ)
Wednesday Westerns: The Kid and True Grit (EPIX)
Thursday Feel-Goods: Fighting with my Family and Instant Family (EPIX)
Friday Families: Night at the Museum and Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (STARZ)
Saturday Sports: Field of Dreams and Hoosiers (STARZ)
Sunday Fantasy: Paradise Hills and The Dark Tower (SHOWTIME)
Sign up for Sling TV to get the Premium Pass deal before it expires on May 23.
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