SLING TV Becomes First Pay-TV Service to Launch Watch Party Feature With Video and Text Chat
New beta feature allows customers to invite up to three guests to watch synced live or on-demand content together
SLING TV, the most flexible live TV streaming service, launched a new feature in beta, “SLING Watch Party,” which enables customers to connect with friends and family in remote locations via video and chat while streaming their favorite programming together — a first for the live television industry.
“We know that for so many, it’s not just about what you are watching, it’s who you are watching with. SLING Watch Party is all about bringing people together to share in the moments that matter,” said Jon Lin, vice president of Product, SLING TV. “We could all use more time together to enjoy our favorite sports and entertainment, which is why we created this amazing new feature.”
SLING Watch Party features
Key SLING Watch Party features include:
- Video and text chat: Connect in real-time with other SLING Watch Party guests while viewing a program, via video or text chat.
- Audio and visual controls: All participants have full control over their own video camera, the volume of their individual content stream and volume of video chat streams received from other participants.
- Player controls: Slingers hosting a Watch Party can manage player controls, including play, pause and rewind for on-demand programming.
- SLING TV programming: Choose from live or on-demand content available in SLING Orange, SLING Blue, SLING Latino and SLING International services, or any SLING TV Extra, depending on a customer’s current subscription.
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Available today on Google Chrome web browsers, SLING Watch Party allows customers to invite up to three guests to enjoy shared TV viewing experiences, comparable to watching SLING TV and being on a video call with their favorite people on one screen.
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