Sling TV from Dish streams cable TV through the internet

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Screenshot of SlingTV

Frustration with Cable TV prices and satellite TV contracts is forcing people to cancel their cable and “cut the cord.”  Dish has launched Sling TV, designed specifically with these cordcutters in mind.  It’s a non-contract service that provides 15 channels of streaming cable TV through the internet.  You can use it with the Roku or Amazon Fire TV set-top boxes or on your smartphone or tablet.  Dish says apps for the Nexus TV and Xbox are coming soon.

Basic $20/month service includes ESPN, ESPN2, TNT, TBS, Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel, El Ray Network, Maker, Adult Swim/Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, ABC Family, CNN and Galavision.  Addition Sports, Kids and News & Info packages are $5 per month.

If you're considering the service but don't have a set-top device, you can get a free Amazon Fire TV Stick by buying 3 months of Sling TV service.  This is a great deal and essentially makes the Fire TV Stick free.