Sling TV hikes up its prices, adds extra channels

MSNBC, CNN's HLN, FOX News, got included in the Sling Blue lineup.

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Sling TV is one of the most preferred options by viewers who crave live TV. It offers a bouquet of great channels, keeps flexible contracts and has been a really cost effective way to watch live TV as a whole -or so we thought. Never mind, that used to be the case not until the company increased the monthly pricing of its two base packages (Sling Orange and Sling Blue) from $25 to a whooping $30 a month. The company hints that subscribers will be saving some bucks by opting for the bundled plan at the new upward-reviewed cost of $45, which is $5 higher than the previous price of $40.

In clarifying its reasons for the sudden increase in pricing, Sling TV added MSNBC, CNN's Headline News and FOX News channels to its Sling Blue lineup. There's also a catchy package of a "Cloud DVR Free" service from the company, which will enable viewers to record up to 10 hours of content without an extra charge.

Little wonder why Sling TV is hiking its prices, given that content providers are always weighing out options in carving out the best possible combination of excellent content and reasonable prices.  YouTube TV raised its price earlier on in the year, along with Hulu which did that twice, just this year alone. 

Not to forget, Sony announced that its PlayStation Vue service would be shutting down on January 31st, 2020.

It appears customers want a lot more than exclusive on-demand content, and not just that they're also picking a knack for live TV (one which lacks restrictions and technical hitches of cable or satellite contracts), but sure enough these price increases will keep making these expectations a bit of reach too far, at least for now.

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