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Sling TV now works with Google's Chromecast

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Sling TV has finally delivered something its subscribers have long been waiting for: Google Chromecast support. Today the company announced that its internet TV service can now be beamed to the television using Google's $35 streaming stick. And if you prepay for three months of Sling, you'll receive a free second-generation Chromecast at no extra cost. There's also a perk for existing Chromecast owners; Sling TV says they'll get access to a "limited-time" two-month free trial of the base "Best of Live TV" package that runs $20 per month.

You'll be able to activate the trial through Chromecast's offers page later today, though it sounds like this one's limited to new customers only. The addition of Chromecast ticks off a big box for Sling TV in its mission to be a viable cable substitute for consumers. The Dish-owned company hasn't yet revealed plans for an app on Apple's fourth-generation Apple TV set-top box. But similar to Netflix and other services, Sling TV has every interest in being everywhere, so it may only be a matter of time before Sling has a full presence on Apple's new black box.