Everything You Need to Know About Sling TV

Sling TV is a no-contract service that delivers live TV for as little as $20 a month. It's a great option for many cord cutters, but is it right for you? Here's everything you need to know about Sling TV.

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Ongoing transitions in gaming industry

Article | July 13, 2022

The gaming industry is continuously evolving with current transitions derived from VR/AR, blockchain, 5G and cloud computing. The aim of this transition is to fulfill requirements of gamers such as reducing the cost of gaming, developing more immersive experience, converting tools bought in games as transferable assets, enabling gamers to play graphic intensive games on low cost devices. Currently popular games are on the go to create augmented reality versions to be played on AR headsets with their mobile phones. The google stadia platform(a platform where graphic intensive games run in data centers and gamers can play them via web browsers) has also enabled the gaming industry to eliminate the computing limitations imposed by running games in mobile devices. The only barrier in coupling both technologies to have the best of both worlds is low bandwidth of 4G which will soon be expanded when 5G rolls out in the market. TRANSITIONS IN GAMING INDUSTRY The real time game play is currently not possible for games running in data centers and being rendered on web browsers of a gamer’s device as there is latency in reflecting the character’s action on the press of a button. Such a transition will eliminate the need for highly expensive gaming consoles which has been curbing the growth rate of the gaming industry. One more concern from gamers that’s being a barrier in revenue generation for the gaming industry is that the weapons, power packs, kits and tool kits bought in any game are simply virtual and become useless when they are done with the game. The idea to buy such time bound utility becomes insensible for players. So, now the gaming industry is evaluating the option to register these buyouts in games on blockchain which can later be used as a non tangible asset by players to trade easily. The gaming theory that’s getting popularised these days will eventually leverage the AR and VR technology to transform the education industry. The idea to provide customers with user manuals running in augmented reality that can enable a non trained worker to operate the machine is also booming. Solidworks by 3Dplm is one such tool that’s heading in this direction. The transitions mentioned above are quite exciting and the way gaming industry and mentioned technologies are evolving we can expect to get our hands on such exciting gaming technology soon too at a fraction of current costs.

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Boost Your B2B SaaS Business with Live Streaming

Article | June 21, 2021

Live streaming is an effective tool to attract the attention of your potential clients in the B2B SaaS domain. You can influence users and prospects without stretching your marketing budget. In a survey by Wyzowl, it was reported that 86% of businesses were relying on videos as a marketing tool. All you need to make the most of this tool is a good device, a strong internet connection, and the right live streaming application. Live Streaming: It’s All about the Connection Every business focuses on creating connections with their prospects through every form of communication, like discord, social media and websites. As a medium, live streaming offers an exciting opportunity to make this connection interactive. Let us look at what it can help you do: Build Your Brand Real-time comments, likes, and shares take brand interaction to another level. You can reiterate your brand’s ability to responsibly respond to your customers and create a new benchmark for how you deliver customer experience. Since live streams are unscripted, you can also showcase your brand’s ingenuity in handling customer issues without any hang-ups. Connect With Customers A live stream will help you connect with your customers in a novel way. Not only will your customers participate in your brand journey, but they will also feel excited to learn about your offerings. Tapping into their curious minds and influencing their buying decisions will be easier once they become visually engaged in your stream. Get Instant Feedback Product enhancements are a result of priceless customer feedback. When you present your products to customers over a live stream, they understand the product features and benefits in real-time and offer their feedback instantly, so you know what you need to work on. This feedback can also be the fodder for your content and marketing strategies. Keep Customers Informed Customers prefer watching interactive videos more than reading detailed emails on products. Keep your customers informed and updated about your latest product information through regular live streams. You can highlight important product updates that can help customers elevate their businesses and address any concerns that might hamper your sales through a stream. Boost Your B2B SaaS Business with Live Streaming Now that we have seen what exactly live streaming can do for businesses, let us narrow it down to the B2B SaaS domain. Here is how you can improve your SaaS sales with live streaming: Speed up problem resolution Allow customers to request live streams on what they need. Through live streams, you can troubleshoot for them without making them wait in queues or for your responses over email. If you address one customer’s problem over the stream, it can help you reduce and eliminate similar problems other customers are facing. Conduct detailed product tours If you live stream your product tour, you can show your customers how it works in detail. Product tours will help you create a personal connection with businesses because you can highlight how your product will help them address their pain points. You can also answer questions in detail and communicate with them better. Save the videos as tutorials Your live streams can become tutorials for your customers. Your ‘How-to’ live streams can help them understand your product and solve their problems without any brand intervention or waiting period. Reel in the customers Give your customers a glimpse of the trends in the SaaS industry. Update them on industry events, expos, and conferences they can attend. Let them see what goes behind making the product and get their opinion on new product ideas. It’s a Wrap B2B SaaS leaders must develop appealing live streaming strategies to solve customer problems, identify their needs, and connect with them on new platforms to increase sales and product uptake.

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How to Watch Netflix in Virtual Reality

Article | July 27, 2022

Playing virtual reality video games is a blast—but it also takes work. If you simply want to kick back, relax, and experience some mind-bending visuals without thinking too much, why not try watching Netflix in VR? It's ridiculously easy to do, even if you don't have state-of-the-art equipment. There are three primary methods, depending on what kind of device you're working with: fire up the Netflix VR app on Android, set up mirroring with your iPhone, or simply download the Netflix app from your preferred Oculus device. Here's What You'll Need VR headset: No matter your budget, there's a virtual reality option for you. On the pricey end, there are sophisticated VR headsets like the Oculus Quest 2, which starts at $299, and the HTC Vive Pro Eye, which retails for $799. We've included a few other options in the gallery below, too. If you're looking for something less expensive, there's the $99 Google Daydream View system (discontinued, but you can still find them here and there), the Samsung Gear VR headset (which the manufacturer has also discontinued in the U.S., but you can find it on Amazon for $128), and the $25 Google Cardboard viewer (although you may want to purchase an additional head strap for it).

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20 GAMING COMPANIES IN ATLANTA ADDING NEW ELEMENTS TO A DECADES-OLD INDUSTRY

Article | April 20, 2020

Considering Atlanta is known for its status as a burgeoning entertainment capital, it’s no surprise that the city boasts a large number of gaming professionals. According to reports, the video game market in America was estimated at $17.69 billion in 2016, with the global market valued at $75 billion that same year. Esports in particular have increased in popularity, leading to the rise of games like “Fortnite,” “League of Legends” and “Overwatch.”

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Sling TV adds free streaming option for Roku device owners

Slashgear | January 14, 2019

Livestreaming TV service Sling TV has launched a free viewing experience for Roku users, enabling them to browse the service as a guest and watch content without paying. The free access is offered to new Sling TV customers who can access the content without creating an account or signing in. In addition to watching content, guests will be able to buy pay-per-view events without subscribing.The new guest access differs from a typical free trial — users don’t need to create an account, sign in, or offer payment information. Instead, Roku users can click a new “Browse as Guest” option, skipping the free trial to get directly into the streaming content. Users can watch the on-demand shows and stream channels.According to Sling TV, it gives these guests access to free episodes of TV shows — it’s unclear how many episodes are free, however. Guests can also subscribe (read: pay for) specific channels they may be interested in, such as Showtime, without signing up for the base Sling TV subscription. This is in line with the service’s “a la carte” entertainment experience.The new Roku guest experience aside, Sling TV is also making it easier to determine which subscriptions are best for customers based on what they are interested in. Users can browse available content and choose what they want to watch. Based on those selections, Sling will suggest the best subscription options to meet those preferences. This new experience will be launching first on Roku, but will expand to other devices soon.

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Sling TV, ESPN And Fox Now Arrive On Oculus Go For US Customers

VRFocus | December 18, 2018

The Oculus Go standalone headset is a great bit of kit for mobile gaming, and even better to watch your favourite shows through apps like Netflix and Hulu. When the official launch of the headset was announced during the Facebook Developers Conference (F8) earlier this year, the company announced Oculus TV for apps like those just mentioned, activating the service a month later. Now, Oculus TV has been expanded (for US customers at least), with the addition of Sling TV, ESPN (including ESPN+) and Fox Now.In a similar vein to Netflix, Sling TV is a live streaming service. They differ in the fact that for Sling TV’s monthly fee customers get access to a range of channels. For $25 USD a month, customers can choose from one of two packages; Sling Orange which has 30 channels including A&E, AMC, CNN, and Disney Channel, or Sling Blue, which has 45 channels including USA, Cartoon Network and Discovery. If those aren’t enough then Sling TV has a range of add-on packages covering every interest, from comedy and sports to lifestyle and Hollywood movies.

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Sling TV launching on Oculus Go VR headset

FierceVideo | December 17, 2018

Sling TV says it will be the first virtual MVPD to offer up its streaming TV service on the Oculus Go, a standalone virtual reality headset.Sling TV on the Oculus Go will have the effect of watching TV in a “modern lounge with a mountain view” on the equivalent of a 180-inch display. For a limited time, customers who purchase and activate a new Oculus Go will receive an $80 credit toward Sling TV subscription services."No big screen, no room, no problem. Sling TV on Oculus Go gives customers an incredibly large screen, high-resolution experience anywhere they get a WiFi connection, without the need to connect to a phone or PC," said Jimshade Chaudhari, vice president of product management at Sling TV, in a statement. "Oculus Go is a real game-changer in giving people a personal home theater experience wherever they are, with its crystal-clear optics and portable design."The Oculus Go features an LCD display that renders at a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 and headphone-free, built-in speakers. Sling TV said its Oculus app uses an interface similar to its Android apps.

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Sling TV adds free streaming option for Roku device owners

Slashgear | January 14, 2019

Livestreaming TV service Sling TV has launched a free viewing experience for Roku users, enabling them to browse the service as a guest and watch content without paying. The free access is offered to new Sling TV customers who can access the content without creating an account or signing in. In addition to watching content, guests will be able to buy pay-per-view events without subscribing.The new guest access differs from a typical free trial — users don’t need to create an account, sign in, or offer payment information. Instead, Roku users can click a new “Browse as Guest” option, skipping the free trial to get directly into the streaming content. Users can watch the on-demand shows and stream channels.According to Sling TV, it gives these guests access to free episodes of TV shows — it’s unclear how many episodes are free, however. Guests can also subscribe (read: pay for) specific channels they may be interested in, such as Showtime, without signing up for the base Sling TV subscription. This is in line with the service’s “a la carte” entertainment experience.The new Roku guest experience aside, Sling TV is also making it easier to determine which subscriptions are best for customers based on what they are interested in. Users can browse available content and choose what they want to watch. Based on those selections, Sling will suggest the best subscription options to meet those preferences. This new experience will be launching first on Roku, but will expand to other devices soon.

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Sling TV, ESPN And Fox Now Arrive On Oculus Go For US Customers

VRFocus | December 18, 2018

The Oculus Go standalone headset is a great bit of kit for mobile gaming, and even better to watch your favourite shows through apps like Netflix and Hulu. When the official launch of the headset was announced during the Facebook Developers Conference (F8) earlier this year, the company announced Oculus TV for apps like those just mentioned, activating the service a month later. Now, Oculus TV has been expanded (for US customers at least), with the addition of Sling TV, ESPN (including ESPN+) and Fox Now.In a similar vein to Netflix, Sling TV is a live streaming service. They differ in the fact that for Sling TV’s monthly fee customers get access to a range of channels. For $25 USD a month, customers can choose from one of two packages; Sling Orange which has 30 channels including A&E, AMC, CNN, and Disney Channel, or Sling Blue, which has 45 channels including USA, Cartoon Network and Discovery. If those aren’t enough then Sling TV has a range of add-on packages covering every interest, from comedy and sports to lifestyle and Hollywood movies.

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Sling TV launching on Oculus Go VR headset

FierceVideo | December 17, 2018

Sling TV says it will be the first virtual MVPD to offer up its streaming TV service on the Oculus Go, a standalone virtual reality headset.Sling TV on the Oculus Go will have the effect of watching TV in a “modern lounge with a mountain view” on the equivalent of a 180-inch display. For a limited time, customers who purchase and activate a new Oculus Go will receive an $80 credit toward Sling TV subscription services."No big screen, no room, no problem. Sling TV on Oculus Go gives customers an incredibly large screen, high-resolution experience anywhere they get a WiFi connection, without the need to connect to a phone or PC," said Jimshade Chaudhari, vice president of product management at Sling TV, in a statement. "Oculus Go is a real game-changer in giving people a personal home theater experience wherever they are, with its crystal-clear optics and portable design."The Oculus Go features an LCD display that renders at a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 and headphone-free, built-in speakers. Sling TV said its Oculus app uses an interface similar to its Android apps.

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