If you’ve ever spent more time looking for a TV show or movie to watch than actually watching one (we’ve all been there), we want to help. At Sling TV, we’re constantly updating our apps using customer feedback and research to improve your entertainment experience and help you easily find your favorite shows and discover new and interesting content.
Since our launch, Sling TV has grown immensely. We started with a dozen channels in our base package and a few Extras to choose from. Today, our customers can choose from more than 180 domestic channels, more than 100 Spanish-language channels and nearly 350 International channels.
To help you navigate all the great content we offer, today we’re announcing some new updates to the user interface for Android users, which will begin to roll out to users today. We will continue to roll updates to all Android users in the next several days, and will expand these UI updates to additional devices in the coming weeks. Check out what’s new below!
To make it easier than ever to see what’s on and what’s coming up, we added a new grid guide option. While this addition isn’t “revolutionary,” you’ll be right at home with the traditional TV guide view. Believe it or not, following DVR, the grid guide has consistently been our most requested feature from Sling TV customers; we heard all of you who want a way to quickly browse what’s on now, filter channels by genre and see the upcoming schedule of every channel, and now you have it! If you love our current guide, don’t worry, that option will remain available to you on the “Guide” screen. Grid guide is now available on all Android platforms, with support for additional devices coming soon.
Featured Movies and Shows
We know our customers love the personalization offered by MyTV; setting your personal channel list, favoriting shows and movies and recording the content you love most with our Cloud DVR. In the coming weeks, we’re expanding the concept by adding new “Featured” content ribbons to MyTV, starting with “Featured Movies” and “Featured Shows.” These ribbons make it easier to discover our deep library of on-demand content so you can find a new binge-worthy show or sit back and discover a classic flick, right from the MyTV screen.
What’s Hot Now
We’re also improving how we organize current content, making the “On Now” screen even smarter and bringing the most popular events and shows to the forefront of your guide by adding intelligence to how we sort live content. The new algorithmic method will surface the most important and trending live content for easy, one-click access.
In addition to grid guide and the new MyTV ribbons, we’re also unveiling a new screen in the next few weeks, dedicated to your favorite TV shows. “Shows” will make finding a TV series to watch much easier. With more than 31,000 episodes of on-demand shows from Sling, helping you find what you want to watch is becoming more important than ever. View shows by genre to find a new drama, lifestyle, comedy, crime, sci-fi, action or kids show and binge-watch to your heart’s content!
Chief Product Officer, Sling TV