Google’s Chromecast can now play live TV thanks to support from the Dish Network-owned Sling TV streaming platform. Sling TV announced today that its service is available for casting from Android and iOS devices to all Chromecasts.
“Sling TV fans have made it clear since the beginning that Chromecast is a must-have device, and we agree,” said Sling TV CEO Roger Lynch. “With Chromecast, Sling TV customers now have the ability to move their entertainment experience from their mobile device to the big screen seamlessly.”
Chromecast owners can now stream more than 20 live channels, including ESPN, AMC, TNT and HGTV.
Sling TV is also offering a few deals to celebrate the new integration. New Sling TV subscribers can get a free Chromecast if they pre-pay for three months of streaming TV, while existing Chromecast owners can get a two-month free trial of Sling TV’s “Best of Live TV” package.
Sling TV is now available on almost every major streaming media player, including the Roku, Amazon Fire TV and TV Stick, Google’s Nexus Player and Android and iOS devices. It’s not available on the Apple TV yet, but an app for the newest iteration could be in the works.