Streaming service Sling TV just announced its new 4 Extras Deal that provides customers with a 50-percent discount on four Extras packages. The company is now offering a bundle consisting of the Comedy Plus Extra, Kids Extra, Lifestyle Plus Extra, and News Extra for $10 per month, whereas subscribing to all of those Extras before would have set you back $20 per month. Unfortunately, this is a fixed offer, meaning you can't switch one of those Extras with another one. Regardless, the new deal allows consumers to get 70 channels for $30 per month with the Sling Orange service, or 80 channels for a monthly fee of $35 with the Sling Blue service. Finally, those who decide to subscribe to both will get access to 90 networks for $50 per month.
Sling TV customers who are already subscribed to all of the aforementioned Extras are automatically eligible for the 50-percent discount which will be applied to their next bill, the streaming service revealed. Regarding the contents of the new bundle, the 4 Extras Deal is quite obviously aimed at families with children. The Kids Extra entails a library of on-demand content from Boomerang, while the Comedy Plus Extra consists of the likes of MTV, GSN, and Spike. Furthermore, the Lifestyle Plus Extra provides subscribers with access to the Cooking Channel, VH1, the Hallmark Channel, and similar offerings, while the News Extra is a package with a relatively self-explanatory name.
The new deal offered by Sling TV was designed as an extension of the company's business model that provides users with a lot of freedom to customize their subscriptions and only pay for content they care about. Furthermore, even consumers who want everything the streaming service has to offer can now do that for less money, and Sling TV is quick to point out that it's still the most affordable option when it comes to TV streaming, as shown by the chart comparing it to AT&T's service that you can see below. Overall, while the company now has more competition on the market in the form of PlayStation Vue and DIRECTV NOW, it's still sticking to its original strategy and is even diversifying its portfolio, as evidenced by its recently uncovered plans to launch a media streaming box.