If you own a Windows 10 PC or a tablet, you can now enjoy the live and on-demand Internet streaming service Sling TV.
There are no long-term contracts, no equipment rental fees and no hidden fees. With this free app and service, at home and on the go, you can now watch popular entertainment starting at $20 per month—as well as on-demand sports, lifestyle, family, news and information programming.
In addition, you can also add á la carte-like genre-based channel packages, such as Sports, Kids, Lifestyle, Comedy, Hollywood and more, starting at $5 per month.
Overall, Sling TV brings a new responsive user interface, as it's built using Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform (UWP), "so that your screen easily adapts to different sizes as you're viewing content," writes Microsoft.
In additon Sling TV on Windows 10 offers include:
- Live Tiles brings you content updates from your selected "Favorites" and "Continue Watching" ribbon when you pin Sling TV to your start menu.
- Cortana voice integration – with Microsoft's personal digital assistant, you can quickly search for specific shows or channels by voice, and Cortana will pull up your content in the Sling TV app.
- Vertical menu – Sling TV's main menu makes Windows 10 users will feel right at home.
- Sling TV works on both touch and non-touch Windows 10 devices, windows team writes.
Existing Sling TV customers can download the app from Windows Store, or you can sign up for a Sling TV account within the app.
Those not aware of Sling TV!
"it's an app for everyone who loves live and on-demand television. It offers entertainment on televisions, tablets, phones, computers, gaming consoles and other streaming devices. Top networks streamed with Slivg TV, include ESPN, Disney, AMC, Comedy Central, HGTV, TNT, TBS, Fox and NBC (select markets only), A&E, VICELAND and CNN."
And, "there are no long-term contracts, no equipment rental fees, no hidden fees and no strong arm tactics."
While on Windows 10, if you're wondering what's the option to defer new feature updates in Windows 10 Pro means? Here's a Microsoft official explanation of the feature:
"When you defer upgrades, new Windows features won't be downloaded or installed for several months. Deferring upgrades doesn't affect security updates. Note that deferring upgrades will prevent you from getting the latest Windows features as soon as they're available," Microsoft stated.
Also, according to a new post on Windows 10 Feedback Hub, the next Redstone 2 build would be releasing to Windows Insiders as soon as next week. Because, currently they're busy updating the services used to monitor and deliver builds to Windows Insiders.
You can read the full post below (verbatim):
Hello Windows Insiders,
We are performing some upgrades this week to our services that are used to approve and monitor builds from the Development Branch to our Windows Insiders. Once the upgrade is complete, just as we flight the OS through the rings, we will be flighting the service upgrades through the internal rings first. We won't have any new builds from the Development Branch for you this week, but plan to return to schedule next week.
As part of this upgrade, any changes to the Windows Insider ring settings via Settings > Update & Security > Windows Insider Program will not take effect until the service upgrade has finished. If you are setting up a new device or changing rings, your device will not receive new builds available to that ring until the upgrade is complete.
In the meantime, keep sending us feedback on any issues you run into on the latest Insider Preview builds via Feedback Hub, Microsoft stated.
Finally, a new Windows 10 Mobile Preview build 14393.105 released as a cumulative update on Release Preview and Slow Ring brings:
- Improved reliability of the Windows Ink Workspace, Microsoft Edge, File Server, Windows kernel, Microsoft Component Object Model (COM), Cluster Health Service, Hyper-V, Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), NTFS file system, PowerShell, Internet Explorer, facial recognition, graphics, Microsoft Store and Windows Shell.
- Improved performance for the speed of purchasing Store apps.
- Improved battery life of wearable devices (such as the Microsoft Band) while Bluetooth is connected and idle.
- Improved compatibility of using Xbox One controllers with various games.
- Addressed issue with incorrect character mapping between Japanese and Unicode for the question mark (?) symbol.
- Addressed issue that prevents the download and initialization of .NET objects in Internet Explorer.
- Improved support for new near-field communication (NFC) chips for Windows 10 Mobile.
- Addressed additional issues with compatibility, Remote Desktop, BitLocker, PowerShell, Direct3D, networking policies, Dynamic Access Control (DAC) rules, Microsoft Edge, Connected Standby, mobile device management (MDM), printing, Fingerprint log on and Cortana.