Sling TV extends access to Android TV, Google Nexus; still waiting on Chromecast

Dish Network's (NASDAQ: DISH) new over-the-top pay-TV service, Sling TV, has continued its aggressive buildout with the announcement of two more compatible devices: Android TV devices and Google Nexus Players.

The $20-a-month Sling TV programming service was already viewable on living-room platforms including Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Xbox One. Sling reps say an app as close at hand for Google Chromecast.

Sling is offering a 50 percent discount on the $100 Google Nexus streaming device for customers who commit to three months of Sling TV.

"We're committed to making Sling TV available on the most popular devices consumers use to stream live and on-demand entertainment," said Roger Lynch, CEO of Sling TV.

Dish has not announced any subscriber numbers for the OTT service, which launched in early February. However, during the company's first-quarter earnings call earlier this month, Dish Chairman and CEO Charlie Ergen said he was pleased with consumer acceptance of the service but that it needed to improve its technology.

Sling also announced Thursday that it will begin offering Spanish-language channel ESPN Deportes in its $5-a-month "Deportes Extra" add-on package. 

That programming extension already includes Univision, UniMás, Univision Deportes, and beIN Sports en Español.

For more:
- read this Sling TV press release

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