LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sling TV announced “Optimized for Sling TV,” a new certification program designed to ensure Sling TV viewers have an optimal experience across platforms. Launching today, the program includes the AirTV Player and Xiaomi’s Mi Box, which may use the “Optimized for Sling TV” logo on future packaging and will be recognized on the Sling TV website.
“We have set a high standard with our device partners to continually improve Sling TV’s performance,” said Ben Weinberger, chief product officer of Sling TV. “The ‘Optimized for Sling TV’ program is designed to elevate that standard and highlight our dedication to our device partners, including Xiaomi and AirTV, to develop new paths for improving Sling TV.”
“Sling TV continues to lead the live TV streaming industry, and the new ‘Optimized for Sling TV’ program assures customers that Mi Box currently provides a fantastic Sling TV viewing experience,” said Hugo Barra, Vice President of International of Xiaomi. “A quality experience is a priority for us, and as a launch partner for the program, we have been working closely with Sling TV’s engineers to develop a great experience that highlights Sling TV’s capabilities.”
Mi Box is Xiaomi’s 4K Ultra HD streaming media player powered by Google’s Android TV —available on Mi.com, in Walmart stores and Walmart.com for $69. Mi Box offers 4K support at 60 frames per second, support for the latest HDR10 standard, Google voice search and Google Cast.
The “Optimized for Sling TV” program can accommodate a variety of platform configurations. At launch, Sling TV will work with potential partners to create a unique and innovative experience. Partners will be evaluated on a variety of factors that impact the Sling TV experience, including key criteria, such as:
Sling TV expects additional partners to join the program in the coming months. Interested partners may find more information about the “Optimized for Sling TV” program by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org; all interested partners are encouraged to apply.
About Sling TV
Sling TV L.L.C. provides over-the-top television services, including general market, Latino and International live and on-demand programming. It is available on televisions, tablets, game consoles, computers, smartphones and other streaming devices. Sling TV offers two primary domestic streaming services that collectively include more than 100 channels and programming content from Disney/ESPN (Sling Orange / single-stream only), Fox (Sling Blue / multi-stream), NBC (Sling Blue /multi-stream), NBA TV, NHL Network, Pac-12 Networks, HBO®, STARZ, AMC, A&E, Turner, Scripps, GSN, Hallmark, Viacom, EPIX, AXS and Univision. Additionally, Sling TV offers a suite of standalone and add-on Spanish-language programming packages tailored to English-dominant, bilingual and Spanish-dominant U.S. households. Sling TV also provides more than 280 channels in 20 languages across multiple devices to U.S. households. Sling TV, the first of its kind to offer a live and on-demand over-the-top TV offering, is a next-generation service that meets the entertainment needs of today’s contemporary viewers. Visit www.Sling.com.
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