Sling TV is hiking its monthly membership costs for the fourth time in five years, according to a blog post. Sling Orange and Sling Blue packages both increase by $5, from $35 to $40, while the all-inclusive bundle including both orange and blue increases by $5 to $55.
Sling TV President Gary Schanman claimed the price increase was necessary because the “price of content continues to climb,” despite the fact that the firm hadn’t hiked pricing in “almost two years.” The action comes less than a month after Disney shut down Sling TV for two days, claiming that Disney needed $1 billion more to prolong its carriage deal.
Sling TV debuted in 2015 with a monthly fee of $20, but that has progressively increased to more than twice the initial pricing. However, it is still one of the more affordable live TV streaming choices, since YouTube TV costs $65 per month (almost twice its initial $35 pricing), and DirecTV costs at least $70.
Sling TV will have more features in the future, according to Schanman, “including plans to add 150-plus new channels through 2023, new user accounts for your home, and auto binge viewing capabilities.”