Cord cutters rejoice! AMC is now available on Dish Network’s $20 per month Sling TV service. That means that you’ll be able to catch new episodes of hit shows like Better Call Saul and The Walking Dead; not to mention the second half of the final season of Mad Men starting in April and numerous Breaking Bad marathons.
In addition to AMC, IFC also comes to Sling TV’s $20 “Core” package starting today. This adds some robustness to a channel lineup that already includes ESPN, ESPN2, TNT, TBS, ABC Family, CNN, and Food Network. Hollywood Extra, a new $5 add-on package, has also been announced that includes Sundance TV, EPIX, EPIX 2, EPIX3, and EPIX Drive In. This joins other add-on packages that include News and Information Extra, Kids Extra, and Sports Extra.
“Since day one, we promised to develop a pay-TV service that a new generation wants,” said Roger Lynch, CEO of Sling TV. “We are committed to meeting the needs of our consumers and will continue enhancing the Sling TV experience with even more programming options at an affordable price.”
While the idea of Sling TV definitely sounds appealing, there are a few downsides like limited DVR functionality and a one-device limit for streaming (that means that if you have two media players in your household that are capable of accessing Sling TV, only one device can stream content at a time).
If you’d like to give Sling TV a try, you can take part in a one-week trial to get a feel for the service. If you get hooked with the one-week trial, Dish Network is still running a promotion that gives you a Roku Streaming Stick for free or 50 percent off a Roku 3 if you sign up for three months of Sling TV service. Or if you prefer, you can get an Amazon Fire TV Stick for free or 50 percent off a Fire TV.