Sling TV announced today that it has added support for 60FPS streaming for 28 of the channels on its platform. What this means is that users will see better picture quality, especially when it comes to sports. With sports, everything is moving so quickly, that having the extra frames per second is definitely useful, as everything looks much smoother. Currently, most channels stream in 30 frames-per-second which is pretty much the standard, but upgrading that to 60 frames-per-second is also going to be a big deal. And this news comes just a month after Hulu added 60FPS support to its streaming TV service.
Many of the channels that now have 60FPS support on Sling TV are actually sports stations, these include Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN News, ESPN U, ESPN Goal, ESPN Bases Loaded, NHL Network, SEC Network, Fox Sports Midwest, along with the HBO, SHOWTIME and CINEMAX channels that are already available on the service. This means that the channels that have content that would benefit the most from the extra frames per second are included here, and that is definitely a good thing. Those that have local sports channels from Fox will likely be supported, though they are not listed in this list from Sling TV – likely because the list would become very lengthy, if it had listed all of the local sports channels.
Sling TV itself is a pretty good platform to check out if you are looking for a streaming TV service. Sling TV is the cheapest out there, with plans starting at just $20/month. Sling TV also makes it easy for you to get just the channels you want, and not the ones you don't want with its bundles. These bundles start at $5/month and range up to $20/month. You can also bundle a few different bundles together and get a small discount. So if you're looking to just get sports from Sling TV, you can get the $20/month Orange package (which is mandatory) and then pick up the Sports package for $5/month. Sling TV works on most platforms like Android, Android TV, Chromecast, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, iOS, Apple TV and many more.