While Netflix is still the most popular source of movies and television shows among cord-cutters, Dish’s own Sling TV service is still pretty damn impressive, more so thanks to some recent additions. The service already included many of the essential channels that previously held people back from cutting the cord but has boosted its offerings by adding both AMC and IFC to its lineup.
If you’re still hearing arguments against cord cutting, your frenemies are probably saying that you can’t watch Better Call Saul, Mad Men and Portlandia without resorting to piracy. Now that IFC and AMC are joining Sling TV’s basic $20 a month “Best of Live TV” package, you can shove their words right back into their stupid jerk faces. For the moment, you’ll only be able to watch the shows as they’re broadcast, but Sling is promising that on-demand services are coming soon. In addition, the long-promised “Hollywood Extra” bolt-on will launch, offering movie content from EPIX and Sundance TV. We’d make a labored pun about you slinging your cable subscription into the trash, but someone else probably already did it.