Sling TV lets Windows 10 PC owners cut the cable cord with new app

Sling TV, the internet-based television provider, has launched its official Windows 10 app for PCs and tablets. Sling TV provides a number of cable TV networks for both live and on-demand viewing for as low as $20 a month.

Sling TV allows people to watch programming from networks like ESPN, CNN, Cartoon Network, and AMC, among many others. There's a seven-day free trial for folks who want to put the service through its paces. Here's what Windows 10 PC owners can expect when they download the new Sling TV app:

  • Live Tiles – Love "Game of Thrones" or "The Walking Dead"? You can easily see content updates from your selected "Favorites" and the "Continue Watching" ribbon when you pin Sling TV to your start menu.
  • Cortana Voice Integration – Quickly search for specific shows or channels by voice, using Cortana, Microsoft's personal digital assistant. Try saying, "Watch ESPN on Sling," and Cortana will pull up your content in the Sling TV app.
  • Vertical Menu – Windows 10 users will feel right at home with the Sling TV vertical main menu.
  • Responsive User Interface – Sling TV on Windows 10 was built using Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform (UWP), so that your screen easily adapts to different sizes as you're viewing content.
  • Touch Compatibility – Sling TV works on both touch and non-touch Windows 10 devices.

A Sling TV app has been available for Xbox One owners since March 2015. There's no word on if or when the app will be made available for Windows 10 Mobile owners.

Download Sling TV from the Windows Store

John Callaham