Published On: September 23, 2020

SLING TV Releases Watch Party Feature

Published On: September 23, 2020

SLING TV Releases Watch Party Feature

The new beta feature allows up to four users to watch the same programming while video- and text-chatting

Since socially distanced movie nights and television show marathons have become the norm, SLING TV’s Watch Party beta couldn’t have come at a better time. The feature enables users in remote locations to connect with each other via video and chat while streaming the same content. Up to four users can participate using Google’s Chrome browser. Users who host a Watch Party can choose live or on-demand content from SLING service to which they subscribe. SLING is hosting a beta preview right now through September 30 that allows new guests to attend a Watch Party by creating a SLING TV account.

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Keep reading to learn more about Sling Watch Party:

SLING TV, the most flexible live TV streaming service, today launched a new feature in beta, “SLING Watch Party,” which enables customers to connect with friends and family in remote locations via video and chat while streaming their favorite programming together — a first for the live television industry.

“We know that for so many, it’s not just about what you are watching, it’s who you are watching with. SLING Watch Party is all about bringing people together to share in the moments that matter,” said Jon Lin, vice president of Product, SLING TV. “We could all use more time together to enjoy our favorite sports and entertainment, which is why we created this amazing new feature.” 

SLING Watch Party features

Key SLING Watch Party features include:

    • Video and text chat: Connect in real-time with other SLING Watch Party guests while viewing a program, via video or text chat.
    • Audio and visual controls: All participants have full control over their own video camera, the volume of their individual content stream and volume of video chat streams received from other participants.
    • Player controls: Slingers hosting a Watch Party can manage player controls, including play, pause and rewind for on-demand programming.
    • SLING TV programming: Choose from live or on-demand content available in SLING Orange, SLING Blue, SLING Latino and SLING International services, or any SLING TV Extra, depending on a customer’s current subscription.
    • Available today on Google Chrome web browsers, SLING Watch Party allows customers to invite up to three guests to enjoy shared TV viewing experiences, comparable to watching SLING TV and being on a video call with their favorite people on one screen.

How to host a SLING Watch Party

    • Sign in on sling.com via Google Chrome web browser.
    • Select any eligible live or on-demand title from a SLING TV ribbon; a Watch Party may be created up to 60 minutes prior to air time, for live programs.
    • Click “Create Watch Party” from the title’s information screen.
    • Invite up to three additional guests to join the SLING Watch Party via a unique, shareable link or email.
    • Click “Start Watching” when the selected title is scheduled to begin.

Through a special beta preview of SLING Watch Party ending September 30, 2020, invited guests may attend a Watch Party simply by creating a SLING TV account.

To learn more about the new SLING Watch Party beta feature, visit sling.com/watchparty.

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