You can now stream Sling on multiple devices at once

Fox shows up on Sling TV as an on-demand channel

The new service includes Fox Networks Group channels - Fox Broadcasting, Fox Sports, FX, and National Geographic Channel.

Sling TV is beta testing a new version of its IP-based service that allows subscribers to stream to three different devices simultaneously. New Sling TV customers can try out the multi-stream service free for seven days. You can enter your address at Sling's website to see what's available, and I'd imagine the Fox side of things becomes way less appealing if you're left without the core broadcast network, but who knows. Because some its channels aren't available if you're on a multi-stream package, including ESPN, ESPN2, Disney Channel, and Freeform.

The Yankees Entertainment and Sports Network, owned by 21st Century Fox and Yankee Global Enterprises LLC, has been locked in a dispute with Comcast since last November over sports programming. For a complete comparison of channel lineups between the Best of Live TV single-stream and beta multi-stream services, visit http://news.sling.com/document-library/sling-tv-beta-multi-stream-service-channels.

But without ESPN and Disney joining the new plan, he said, "There will likely have to be another intense round of negotiations with Disney/ESPN if Sling is going to include those networks on its new offering". You'll be able to stream on up to three different devices inside or outside the home. Fox executives were also not thrilled about how Sling TV relegated broadcast networks like ABC and Univision to a premium add-on tier, as opposed to keeping them in the basic package.

Extra packages, as with the single-stream plan, cost extra and must be selected additionally, the idea being that you can tailor your channel options to your particular tastes, not having to pay for a bunch of channels you're not interested in. It had been loath to grant Dish "multi-stream" rights, however, for fear of risking cannibalizing the lucrative pay-TV business, according to people familiar with its thinking.

In the near future, customers will be able to use Sling TV credentials to log in to the Fox Now, FXNow, Fox Sports Go and Nat Geo TV apps, according to the companies.

For now, Disney's and Fox's channels will be separate packages through Sling TV.

But the Douglas County-based service said that adding the multi-streams feature comes at a higher price - an extra $20 a month. So it's a good time for Sling to be offering new content. You're getting more channels, technically, and the multi-streaming option is nice - if you can live without those Disney channels. Sling TV customers can still watch ESPN as part of its original $20 monthly package, but won't get the Fox networks.

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