If you’re a Roku user, you may have noticed some changes to the Sling TV app. Last week, we began rolling out new features to make it easier than ever to find the content you love on Sling TV. We will continue to roll out the update over the next week, so keep an eye out for these new changes! Check out the latest updates below:
Want to watch a game or show that’s in an Extra you’re not subscribed to? You no longer have to go to your account on sling.com to add content to your subscription. We’ve launched in-app upgrades under “Add Channels & More” on My TV, making it simple to add Extras and premium channels to your account in just a few clicks, so you can get back to watching the shows you love.
Add VOD to MyChannels
Quickly get to your favorite on-demand channels, like Nat Geo Wild and Fandor by adding them to MyChannels. For those of you that subscribe to Sling Blue but do not live in a market where the linear NBC and FOX channels are available, you’ll now be able to add the on-demand versions of the networks to MyChannels easily, so the latest episode of “This is Us” is only a few clicks away.
Get to Your Favorites Faster
Find your favorite channels even faster – we put your “favorites” front-and-center, so they’re easier to get to. You’ll now see favorite channels (indicated by a heart in the guide) at top of the “Grid Guide” and on the left of the “Channel Guide,” and the new “Micro Guide.”
New “Micro Guide”
Now you can browse what’s on while you watch – with the new “micro guide,” we’ve reduced the size of the guide you see while watching a show, so it takes up less of your screen. If you still want to access the full guide, simply press “down” on your remote’s “plus sign” control pad when watching a title.
Updated Arrow Controls
We’ve changed the full-screen video navigation, so now pushing “up” on the “plus sign” control pad will bring up the micro guide, so you can browse what’s on without taking up your entire screen. Pushing “down” on the control pad will now bring up the guide you used to see.
Did you accidentally hit the “Exit” button on the remote while you’re watching a show? With this update, you’ll see a pop-up giving you the option to go back to your show or movie instead of leaving Sling TV, so you can go back to your House Hunters marathon, uninterrupted.
Want to catch up on a show available on-demand? The next episode is just a click away, now that we’ve updated the player view. When you’re done watching an on-demand title, the app will automatically go back to the main page of the show you watched.
Haven’t received the update to your Sling TV app on Roku yet? Don’t worry, the update will roll out to all devices next week. If you have feedback on the new Roku updates, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. To keep up with the latest announcements, bookmark this blog, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter (@Sling)!
Vice President, Product Marketing and Management, Sling TV