Why Sling TV Latino is quickly gaining ground amongst Spanish Speaking Cord Cutters
Although Hulu Latino is currently in the lead for streamable Latino content online, they are no longer the only kids on the block. Sling TV, the new streaming service that burst out onto the scene earlier this year, now offers its own selection of Latino-geared content; and it just might give Hulu a run for its money.
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How much does Sling Latino Cost?
Watching Spanish language television has never been easier with Sling TV. In the beginning, Sling TV had only a handful of Spanish language stations, but now there are dozens available.
With the Best of Spanish Television package, you get access to over 20 Spanish language television networks; including Univision, Unimas, Bein Sports, and Bandamax. The best part is that while the numbers of channels available are comparable Sling TV’s Orange package, you paying far less. Instead of paying $20 a month, the Best of Spanish Television package will just run you $10 a month.
If you want to keep building on your Spanish language channels, or only want a couple channels, you can also subscribe to the Sudamérica, Caribe, España packages for $10 a month. The Sudamérica package will deliver to you content from South America, Caribe gives you television from the Caribbean, and España has you covered with content directly from Spain. What more could you ask for?
Update: 02/03/16 – Super Bowl 50 in Spanish on Sling TV. For the first time, ESPN will be bringing the Super Bowl LIVE to Spanish-speaking fans on ESPN Deportes. Available nationwide with Sling TV and Sling Latino, customers will have access to ESPN Deportes’ week-long Super Bowl coverage.
Sling Television Channels
Now as far as the channel coverage goes, you get a pretty well-rounded selection of channels. Here are the channels included in the Sling Latino subscription: Univision, Unimas, Azteca, Azteca Heart, Click AZ, Passions, Univision Tlnovelas, Teleromántica, Telehit, Bandamax, NTN24, TeleFórmula, Galavision, Cbeebies, BabyTV, Bein Sports in Spanish, Univision Sports, Cine Latino, Clasico, FOROtv, and de pelicula.
With Univision, its affiliate networks, and channels like Galavision; you’ll finally be able to fill the hole left by network television’s neglect of Spanish television channels. Instead of having to go online or purchase expensive television packages, you’ll be able to stay up to date with Latin American news through networks like FOROtv and NTN24.
For young children, there’s Cbeebies and BabyTV. Generally the station is geared towards children 0-6. Cbeebies carries educational and entertaining content designed to stimulate curiosity in your children and BabyTV offers commercial free content.
Sadly, there’s not too much content for children between ages 6-12.
Here are a few takeaways that you need to know about (read the full blog post here):
- Sling Latino the only over-the-top provider to offer Cine Sony Television.
- Cine Sony now available in “Paquete Total” ($12 per month), or as part of the “Best of Spanish TV” and “Películas & Novelas” packs (each $5 per month), available as add-ons to Sling TV’s “Best of Live TV.”
- Cine Sony Television provides live modern Hollywood hits in Spanish genres including action-adventure, comedy, and horror/suspense, with on-demand content coming soon.
Sling TV Sports
In addition to the traditional sports coverage you would receive from stations like Univision, you also have two dedicated Spanish-language sports channels. Bein Sports in Spanish covers a wide range of international soccer leagues; including Spain’s La Liga, Serie A and Ligue 1.
Univision Sports offers a wide array of sports; ranging from Motocross, Boxing, Major League Soccer, etc… The 24-hour sports network also offers news, analysis, interviews, and discussion with top experts.
Sling Latino Add-ons
With regard to the add-ons, as I mentioned before, there are two of them; which are the Spain Extra and Extra Colombia. With Spain Extra you get two channels, Antenna 3 and Spanish TV. Two more channels, Movies in my Movies and SupereÑe, are expected to be added in the future.
Extra Colombia comes with Our Tele and NTN24 with a Colombian focus. RCN Novels is expected to be added in the future.
Sling TV Technical Support
According to their staff, support is best handled by using their phone number: 888-893-9069, but they also provide assistance via their support Twitter handle: @SlingAnswers
Sling TV Review
All in all Sling Latino is an amazing deal if you are looking live and on-demand Spanish language content. You get roughly the same amount of channels as English Sling, it’s $8 cheaper, and you can take it with you anywhere that has an internet connection. With such a great service, and more channels on the way, I wouldn’t be surprised if the executives at Hulu Latino were getting just a little bit nervous. Start your 7-day free trial today.
“Whether viewers are solely interested in Spanish-language programming or are looking to supplement an English line-up with a few Spanish channels, Sling Latino is a flexible, affordable and mobile way to connect viewers with the best of Latino programming,” said Roger Lynch, Sling TV CEO. “Providing this connection remains fundamental to who we are, and we have been eager to give Hispanic viewers a new and contemporary way to watch Spanish-language TV.” Buisness Wire Press Release
What do you think? Can Sling TV knock off Hulu as one of the leading content providers for Latino entertainment? Sound off in the comments below!