Sling TV review: $20 has changed the way I watch ESPN

Sling TV hasn’t changed much since we saw it unveiled at CES, but starting Tuesday, Dish will begin sending out the first invites for its over-the-top internet TV service. For $ 20 (and without any commitments or other gimmicks), you get a smattering of channels led by ESPN that can be streamed live anywhere; when you’re mobile, you can watch Sling TV on your smartphone, tablet, or PC. At home, it’ll work with set-top boxes like Amazon’s Fire TV, Roku 3, and the Nexus Player, along with Microsoft’s Xbox One console and Samsung TVs. Within a couple weeks, Sling TV will be ready for its full-fledged consumer debut, and I’ve just spent a few days testing the service to see if it’s indeed worth making a switch from cable.

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