Sling TV Offers Subscribers Free Week of Newly Rebranded MGM+
MGM+ is ready for its coming-out party this weekend, and the live TV streaming service Sling TV wants to make sure its users don’t miss out on the festivities.
Sling is offering its subscribers free access to MGM+ starting Sunday, Jan. 15 and running through Sunday, Jan. 22. The Freeview is open to new and current subscribers, with MGM+ automatically added to their home screen and channel guide.
MGM+ is an all-in-one package of linear channels and subscription video-on-demand service. The platform is a combination of EPIX and its companion EPIX NOW, which were acquired by Amazon when it purchased MGM and its subsidiaries in March 2022.
The MGM+ service will provide an expansive library of film titles from MGM and other major Hollywood studios. The library of titles includes blockbusters like “Top Gun: Maverick;” MGM hits “No Time to Die” and “House of Gucci;” and beloved franchises like James Bond and Rocky. The service also offers fan favorites like “The Silence of the Lambs,” “Platoon,” “Robocop,” “The Magnificent Seven,” “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Star Trek: Into Darkness,” “The Lost City,” “Barbershop,” “The Pink Panther,” “In the Heat of the Night,” “The Thomas Crown Affair,” “A Quiet Place,” and “Father of the Bride.”
MGM+ will also offer a selection of original movies and shows, such as “The Godfather of Harlem” and “Murf the Smurf.” A subscription to MGM+ after the free week from Sling will cost $5.99 per month.
Sling must be earning quite a bit of customer goodwill from its “Freeview” promotions like the new free week of MGM+. The service seems to always be offering something new and exciting for free to its users. Most recently, Sling offered users a free week of NBA League Pass, the popular out-of-market games package from the league.
Sling also offered “Freeview” weekends all throughout the summer of 2022. Sling customers got access to premium channels and streaming services including AMC+ Faith and Family, Curiosity Stream, Destination America, EPIX Now, Sundance Now, ViX+, Acorn TV, EPIX, ALLBLK, IFC Films, and more. Sling also gave subscribers a “Freeview” week of WE tv at the end of December.
MGM+ is a video streaming service that features original TV shows like the Emmy-winner “Godfather of Harlem,” the romantic adventure “Billy the Kid,” the contemporary sci-fi horror thriller “FROM,” and dramas “Rogue Heroes” and “Belgravia.” The service also has a library of Hollywood movies. This same service was previously called EPIX NOW.
Sling TV is a live TV streaming service with 2 distinct plans. The $40/month “Sling Orange” plan offers about 30 channels, including Disney Channel y ESPN. The $40/month “Sling Blue” plan offers about 40 channels, including Fox y NBC local channels.
Sling Blue users in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, and San Francisco pay a $5 surcharge because they have access to their local ABC affiliate.
If you subscribe to both plans, you’ll receive a $25 discount. Sling also offers various “Extra” packs that you can add to your subscription.
Sling is great for the budget-conscious cord cutter who just wants to watch live TV, but doesn’t need the most comprehensive channel selection.