Sling TV promises week of free streaming service, no strings attached

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The “Stay in and Sling” offer promises 7 days of Sling TV, with no credit card required to sign up.
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It’s not necessary to enter credit card info to sign up for a week of free Sling TV live channels and on-demand movies. The streaming service includes CNN, HGTV Cartoon Network and much more. And it’s all available for seven days with no strings attached to people sheltering at home during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Every streaming video service offers a free trial, but signing up almost always requires submitting a credit card. That allows the company to begin charging the customer as soon as the trial period ends if they forget to deactivate the service.

The “Stay in and Sling” offer is different. No credit card is required so there’s no risk of unwanted charges. When the 7-day trial is over, it’s just over… unless the user decides to sign up later for the for-pay version. Submiting an email address and ZIP code are required for the free trial, though.

Get more details from the Sling TV homepage.

Here’s what a week of free Sling TV Blue brings

Sling TV Blue includes over 50 live channels, including Fox News, A&E, Food Network, and Discovery. Plus, the service promises more than 50,000 on-demand movies and shows.

This streaming service works on Apple TV, as well as iPhone and iPad. Macs can use the website. It’s also compatible with Roku, Amazon Fire, and other devices.

And there are other options for people self isolating from the coronavirus. For example, the cable channel Epix is available free through the Apple TV app. And HBO is offering hundreds of hours of free content, too.