Sling dropped a whole bunch of news today surrounding its Sling TV streaming service. For one, the price of the Orange tier is increasing, but we should also see a revamped experience in the near future, as well as more à la carte channels to choose from.
On the topic of the price hike, the Orange bundle is increasing from $20 to $25/mo. Sling states the obvious in their announcement for this change, that programming fees have increased and this is what they have to do. Of course, this Orange was once only 15 channels and is now 30, so there is still quite a bit of value there.
The new price is already live for new customers. If you are a current Sling TV customer with an Orange plan, your price will increase to the $25 mark on your August bill. The Blue plan is still $25.
In other Sling news, they are pushing out a new experience on Roku that includes a bunch of free content that you can watch without re-upping your subscription. The new experience also includes more à la carte channels that you can buy without the need for an Orange or Blue subscription. Some of the options are NBA League Pass ($28.99/mo), Stingray Karaoke ($7/mo),l and Showtime ($10/mo). Sling will offer more pay-per-view options too, which won’t need a subscription either.
The new experience is here for select Roku users right away, but should arrive on other devices in the “future.”