Sling Can Now Stream OTA Locals From AirTV 2 to Apple TV
In December, Sling launched AirTV 2, a new Wi-Fi-enabled network tuner. The new device wirelessly delivers free local channels to connected devices, smartphones and tablets, both in and out of the home, and improves its predecessor’s original design in both size and connectivity.
With AirTV 2 when connected to an antenna, users have access to free local channels like ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and PBS, via the Sling app. Previously, this functionality was only available on Roku, Amazon Fire TV and iOS and Android devices. Now, the company has rolled the feature out on Apple TV.
Existing Sling customers are able integrate local channels directly into their Sling channel guide. Customers can also set up a free Sling account to access their local channels via AirTV. Streamers can connect the AirTV 2 to an external hard drive (sold separately), allowing users to record up to two local channels simultaneously and manage them alongside Sling TV Cloud DVR recordings.
While AirTV 2 is available for $99.99, Sling TV has a limited time offer to get the device for free. New Sling TV customers can get an AirTV 2 and OTA antenna for free ($144 value) when they pre-pay for three months of service ($90).