Sling 101: What makes Sling TV different from other streaming services?

Sling 101: What makes Sling TV different from other streaming services?


A big question we often get asked is what
makes us different from TV providers like Netflix and Hulu or cable and satellite? Simply put, live versus stored content, and internet communication versus cables and satellites. Most frequently we hear ourselves compared
to Netflix and Hulu. Like us, both are video streaming providers
that deliver content over the internet. However, we differ in the type of content
we provide. Both Netflix and Hulu offer the ability to
watch recorded content, commonly referred to as video on demand. Because their content is not live, all video
files have been previously collected, formatted, and stored to be ready for just about any user. Although Sling TV offers a vast video on demand
library, our goal is to provide customers with the content they want to watch live, as it happens. To achieve that goal, we are continually retrieving,
formatting, and sending live video all in real time! Like cable and satellite, we also provide you with live content, however, the similarities end right there. Cable and satellite television have physical
delivery methods. Which means that their signal is sent through cables lines, or beamed from space via satellite. Instead of stringing up miles of wire or shooting
expensive technology into space, we send all your video content over the internet so you
have the freedom to watch live TV anywhere you can connect to the web. In a way you could say we took the best parts
of all of these platforms to build one great place to watch TV. Technology has brought us to where we are
today, so why not embrace it. Stream on, live, anywhere, and any time.

Danny Hutson

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