Sling TV now comes pre-loaded on Windows 10, overhauls Xbox One app

Microsoft already pre-loads a few apps from the Windows Store on new Windows 10 PCs, and now you can add another to that list: Sling TV. The streaming TV service announced{.nofollow} a new partnership with Microsoft to pre-load its app on new Windows 10 devices, joining the ranks of apps like Candy Crush and Solitaire.

Aside from the pre-load news, Sling TV also announced that its Xbox One app has received a visual overhaul, seen above. As part of the update, you'll now have a new "My TV" section that acts as your "personal home screen." Your favorite channels appear just below, along with a "Continue Watching" ribbon to pick back up where you last left off. If you're a Sling user, the overhaul looks like a nice change of pace.

While the Xbox One overhaul is nice, there's sure to be some backlash on the Windows 10 pre-load news. Thankfully, just like Candy Crush, Sling TV should be easy enough to remove by simply deleting the app. Since Sling TV is only offered in the U.S., this shouldn't affect international users.

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