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Published on September 14th, 2018 | by Brad Gibson


Come back! Sling TV offers former customers free Saturday preview

In an effort to lure former customers back to its live streaming service, Sling TV is offering a free preview of Sling Orange for past-paying clients only this Saturday, September 15 from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. EDT.

The preview gives access to previous customers of 28 channels, including ESPN, ESPN 2, and ESPN 3, which will be broadcasting a number of premier college football matchups.

Previous Sling TV customers can reopen their Sling TV app and sign in using previous account credentials. Once signed in, customers can continue to the free preview of college football, plus all other channels included with Sling Orange service.

New subscribers also get free access through the Sling TV seven-day free trial.

The free offer is one of many ways streaming providers are trying to retain customers as competition from the more than eight different services heats up. With streaming services not requiring long-term customer contracts or equipment rentals, the industry is seeing higher levels of service cancellations, or user “churn,” than in traditional cable or satellite TV. Sling TV does not publicly report customer retention or cancellation numbers, but industry watchers say retention is not as high as streaming services would like and cancellation figures are higher than normal.

The Sling TV app is available for download from the Apple TV App Store. The service has been available on Apple TV since June of 2016 starting at $25.00 a month. For more information and to set up a 7-day trial, visit

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Brad is co-founder and editor-in-chief of He has been a technology reporter since the late 1980s having previously worked for MacUser, MacFormat, and iCreate magazines, as well as,,,, and He hosted and produced the MacFormat This Week podcast for three years. He was also a reporter, editor, and producer for the AOL, the BBC, Associated Press, and United Press International.

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