Adding another OTT device option to its lineup, Sling TV said it has extended support to the Google Chromecast streaming adapter on Android and iOS-powered mobile devices, with compatibility for Windows and Mac laptops “coming soon.”
To help prime the pump, Sling TV said eligible new customers are in line for a free Chromecast if they prepay for three months of Sling TV’s core $20/month “Best of Live TV” service. Alternatively, Sling TV is offering a free two-month trial of its core OTT-TV package to Chromecast owners (that offer will be available later Tuesday from the Chromecast Web site, Sling TV said).
Sling TV’s support for the device comes about a month after Google introduced its next-gen Chromecast, which features improved Wi-Fi connectivity and faster video streaming playback. Like the original Chromecast, the next-gen version also sells for $35.