What’s better than getting 100+ games for free for a month for just a dollar? Getting 150+ TV channels to go along with it. Microsoft is running a limited promotion, giving users both Xbox Game Pass’s digital library of games and discounts and Sling TV’s live television channels and on demand content for their first month+ for just a dollar.
Sling TV differentiates itself from its competitors by offering two basic plans and allows the user to add extra channel packs for small amounts added to their bill. It’s as close as it gets to “a la carte,” allowing users to basically build their own TV plan instead of only having a choice in sizes. A cloud DVR with 50 hours of storage is also available for those who are also willing to shell out an extra $5 a month, although some might find the on-demand library to be sufficient.
This is certainly a killer deal for those who watch live television, and give users what is essentially a full month free trial to the DISH-owned streaming service. Sling TV only offers free trials in 7-day periods, so being able to get a full month will help you actually enjoy the service and help you decide if you want to keep it. And it seem there’s no limit on the size of the plan you pick for your first month, so you can make it as big or small as you want.
If you do decide to keep both subscriptions, you’re looking at $9.99 for Game Pass, plus $25-$40 depending on which base plan(s) you pick plus any add-on you add to your plan. You also have until January 30 to act on the promotion, so the only thing you’re losing out on is your money next month if you decide to cancel but forget before the bill hits.