Sling TV first live OTT service on 2016-17 LG Smart TVsWednesday, April 19th, 2017
Sling TV Introduces First Live OTT Service on 2016-17 LG Smart TVs
- Sling TV first live over-the-top (OTT) service coming to LG webOS 3.0 and 3.5 Smart TVs
- Sling TV populates in LG Smart TV launcher bar on select models for easy sign up
- LG Smart TVs expand Sling TV-supported platforms, which include smart televisions, tablets, game consoles, computers, smartphones and streaming devices
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Sling TV today became the first live and on-demand over-the-top (OTT) service available on LG Electronics’ line-up of smart TVs. Sling TV now supports most 2016 webOS 3.0 Smart TV models, and will be available on LG’s 2017 webOS 3.5 enabled-models in the coming months. Sling TV continues to lead the way in device compatibility as LG joins more than 15 platforms currently supported by Sling TV, including existing smart TVs, tablets, game consoles, computers, smartphones and streaming devices.
“Even with today’s ‘always on-the-go’ lifestyle, we know watching TV from the living room is still as important to our customers as ever,” said Ben Weinberger, chief product officer of Sling TV. “Offering Sling TV on LG’s award-winning, top-of-the-line smart TVs gives viewers more control over how they watch Sling TV so they can view their favorite programs without the need for additional devices or unnecessary input-switching.”
“Joining forces with Sling TV to include their robust slate of live TV and on-demand content further expands the offerings in our webOS 3.5 and 3.0 Smart TVs,” said Matt Durgin, Director of Content Innovation, LG Electronics USA. “The addition of Sling TV to our strong line-up of premium content apps on our webOS platform gives consumers an incredibly wide range of content options to enjoy on our critically-acclaimed LG Smart TVs led by LG OLED and LG Super UHD.”
Starting today, current Sling TV subscribers can log in to their accounts on most 2016 LG Smart TV webOS 3.0 models. Internet connection and Sling TV app download required for access to service. Customers new to Sling TV may create their own entertainment experience, starting at $20 per month for Sling Orange or $25 per month for Sling Blue, directly from compatible LG Smart TVs, including some of the most popular sporting events, breaking news, TV series, movies and more, at an industry-leading price.
To add Sling TV to an Internet-connected compatible LG Smart TV, users can look for Sling TV in their LG launcher bar or press “Home,” select “Go to LG Content Store” and search for “Sling.” New customers may sign up for Sling TV directly from the app on LG smart TVs.