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Sling TV splits into 'Orange' and 'Blue' tiers, adds NBC, BBC America & other channels

Sling TV on Thursday announced a slew of changes to its streaming service, including several new channels and the creation of "Orange" and "Blue" tiers, the latter bringing multi-stream support out of beta.




Orange is mostly the same as the previous base service, costing $20 month for 28 channels, which can only be streamed on one device at a time. Blue costs an extra $5, but bundles 43 channels with an emphasis on Fox and NBC content, and the ability to stream on three different devices.

Sling launched a beta multi-stream plan in April, which at the time cost $20 like the normal single-stream option but with a different channel selection, which was also smaller than what Blue would end up having.

An "Orange + Blue" package is available for $40, but many channels —like HBO, Epix, and Cinemax —are still in separate add-on packages costing between $5 and $15 per month. Sling's Latino content has been expanded with a "Caribe" package featuring Cuban and Puerto Rican material, plus a $10 standalone service.

The above-mentioned NBC content is new to Sling. The company has also added several other American networks, among them Syfy, Bravo, USA, BBC America, and some of Comcast's regional Sportsnet channels.

Earlier this month, Sling finally released an app for the fourth-generation Apple TV. The service was already accessible on many other platforms, such as iOS, Android, Roku, Chromecast, and even the Xbox One. Subscribers can get an Apple TV for $89 if they're willing to prepay for three months of Sling.