Sling TV upgrades UI on Roku devices

By Jim O'Neill on Jun 28 2016 at 4:00 PM

Just two weeks after making its debut on Apple TV – with a highly touted redesign of its user interface – Sling TV has brought the UI to Roku.

The UI highlights include:

My TV – Users can select favorite networks to populate “My Channels” in the top ribbon for one-click access to the channels they watch most, pick up a show right where they left off with the “Continue Watching” ribbon, and add most-watched content in the “Favorites” ribbon.

On Now – Delivers a curated lineup based on what’s currently airing and organized by categories like sports, lifestyle and action.

Sports (coming soon) – Allows users to view programs by sport, schedule or what’s on now. 

Expect the same UI update for other boxes and game consoles.

Stay tuned.

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