Sling TV gets Roku-like interface on Xbox One with latest update

Sling TV is an internet cable provider and among its competitors—namely PlayStation Vue and DirectTV Now—it’s by far the cheapest. Sling TV lets you stream your favorite live shows and on-demand entertainment, without long-term contracts and hidden fees. You get the channels you want, top features like video replay, and the freedom to cancel easily online.

Sling TV subscriptions start at $20 per month compared to the rather expensive plans offered by other services. You also get channels like History and Comedy Central on Sling TV which aren’t available on PlayStation Vue. The subscription service is affordable and works well on PC and Roku because the interface is smooth and easy to use. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for Xbox One. On Xbox One, Sling TV is quite possible one of the worst performance apps the console has ever seen. It’s impossible to select channels with the controller and after you view a show, the console needs to be restarted to watch another one! The list of issues is endless.

On March 9, Sling TV released a new app for Xbox One which resembles the one available on Roku. This app was in its testing phase for a long time and Sling TV promised major upgrades on Xbox One. From what it seems like so far, it appears that they definitely delivered.

After uninstalling the old one and reinstalling the upgrade, it’s evident that a lot of the concerns have been alleviated regarding Sling TV. The menus are responsive and video doesn’t randomly stop after extended viewing. Apart from that, the app doesn’t need to be restarted to continue streaming content like its predecessor. For those Xbox One owners waiting for the day when Sling TV could be usable on their consoles, that day has arrived!

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