Sling TV unlocks 100+ channels to celebrate
Are you ready for a fling with Sling TV before Valentine’s Day?
Starting today at 5 p.m. ET, Sling TV is celebrating its sixth anniversary by unlocking six nights of free primetime TV.
The “Sling Fling” event will let people watch over 100 live TV channels along with free access to Showtime.
On-demand channels will also be available from Sling Orange, Sling Blue and four other popular Extra add-on bundles.
“Sling Fling will give cable customers an opportunity to experience Sling TV’s extensive line-up of live and on-demand content, so they can happily leave cable behind with confidence,” said Michael Schwimmer, group president, Sling TV. “Cable customers have suffered for too many years and they just want a better option — the channels they love at a much lower price. Our goal is to give everyone the chance to explore the benefits of live streaming with SLING TV, and join the millions of Sling TV subscribers who save money and enjoy their favorite sports, news and entertainment.”
How does Sling Fling work?
The free streaming thanks to Sling Fling happens from 5 p.m. ET to midnight between Feb. 9 to Feb. 14.
To start streaming for free Sling TV requires you to create an account, but does not require a credit card, debit card, or payment.
New customers can also sign up for a big discount. Starting today, customers can get a $25 discount for their first month of Sling Orange or SLING Blue (paying just $10 for the first month).
You can also get a free AirTV Mini when you prepay for one month of Sling TV at the regular price of $35.
Sling had a similar promotion last winter called the Sling TV Happy Hour, and it was a welcome distraction as COVID-19 cases began spiking across the U.S.
Here is a schedule of upcoming shows and live sports to watch after you sign up for Sling Fling.
Entertainment during Sling Fling
|“Basketball Wives” (VH1) season 9 premiere – Tues., Feb. 9, 8 p.m. ET|
|“The Food that Built America” (History) season 2 premiere – Tues., Feb. 9, 9 p.m. ET|
|“Tuskegee Airmen: Legacy of Courage” (History) one-hour special – Wed., Feb. 10, 8 p.m. ET|
|“The Wrong Valentine” (LMN) movie premiere – Thurs., Feb. 11, 8 p.m. ET|
|“How to Build a Girl” (SHOWTIME) movie premiere – Thurs., Feb. 11, 9 p.m. ET|
|“Desus & Mero” (SHOWTIME) new episode – Thurs., Feb. 11, 11 p.m. ET|
|“Galentine’s Day Nightmare” (LMN) movie premiere – Fri., Feb. 12, 8 p.m. ET|
|“The Rental” (SHOWTIME) movie premiere – Fri., Feb. 12, 9 p.m. ET|
|“Death Saved My Life” (Lifetime) movie premiere – Sat., Feb. 13, 9 p.m. ET|
|“Playing Cupid” (Hallmark Channel) movie premiere – Sat., Feb. 13, 9 p.m. ET|
|“Beyond the Headlines: Faking Death” (Lifetime) series premiere – Sat., Feb. 13, 10 p.m. ET|
|“Cherries Wild” (FOX in select markets) series premiere – Sun., Feb. 14, 7 p.m. ET|
|“The Circus” (SHOWTIME) new episode – Sun., Feb. 14, 8 p.m. ET|
|“The Great North” (FOX in select markets) series premiere – Sun., Feb. 14, 8:30 p.m. ET|
|“Shameless” (SHOWTIME) new episode – Sun., Feb. 14, 9 p.m. ET|
|“Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy” (CNN) series premiere – Sun., Feb. 14, 9 p.m. ET|
|“Valentine’s Again” (Hallmark Channel) movie premiere – Sun., Feb. 14, 9 p.m. ET|
|“Your Honor” (SHOWTIME) new episode – Sun., Feb. 14, 10 p.m. ET|
|“Lincoln: Divided We Stand” (CNN) series premiere – Sun., Feb. 14, 10 p.m. ET|
|“Desus & Mero (SHOWTIME) new episode – Sun., Feb. 14, 11 p.m. ET|
|“Momma Named Me Sheriff” (Adult Swim) series premiere – Sun., Feb. 14, 12 a.m. ET|
NBA during Sling Fling
|Boston Celtics v. Utah Jazz (TNT) – Tues., Feb. 9, 10 p.m. ET|
|Miami Heat v. Houston Rockets (TNT) – Thurs., Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m. ET|
|Philadelphia 76ers v. Portland Trailblazers (TNT) – Thurs., Feb. 11, 10 p.m. ET|
Jim Kimble is a seasoned industry expert with over two decades of journalism experience. He has been at the forefront of the cord-cutting movement since 2016, testing and writing about TV-related products and services. He founded The Cord Cutting Report in 2016.
Major publications, including MarketWatch, Forbes, and South Florida Sun Sentinel, have interviewed Kimble for his years of expertise. He gives advice on the complexities consumers are navigating with streaming options, and over-the-air TV. Kimble has been a staff writer or correspondent for several award-winning, daily newspapers, including The Boston Globe. You can follow Jim on LinkedIn, YouTube and at X at @james_kimble