Some Sling Subscribers Are Getting A Free FXM Preview This Week

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Sling subscribers are getting a free preview of FXM this week. However, the free preview is only available to those signed up to a Sling Blue-related package. In other words, those signed up to Sling Blue or the combined Sling Orange & Blue plan.


Sling offers two main base plans for consumers to choose from, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, along with the ability to combine them through the Orange & Blue package.

While the price is similar, and both base plans offer a similar selection of channels, there are some differences. One of which is FX, which is only available with Sling Blue, and by association, Sling Orange & Blue.


As FXM is an FX-related channel, the free preview is also only available to those signed up to Blue or Orange & Blue. The preview officially started today (May 22) and remains active until Monday, May 29. Basically, existing Blue and Orange & Blue subscribers can tune in and watch FXM as often as they like over the next week.

For those new to Sling TV, the free preview isn’t just for existing subscribers, but also new users as well. So long as the new user is signing up to either the Sling Blue or Orange & Blue plan then they will get access to FXM for free during the next week.


The Blue package costs $40 per month, excluding an ABC fee in some areas, and unlocks access to around 40 live TV channels, including FX.

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As is typically the case with free previews, subscribers won’t need to do anything to either enable the preview or disable it at the end of the free period. For those that would like to retain access to FXM after the free preview, it can be added to Blue or Orange & Blue through the Hollywood Extra package.

The Hollywood Extra add-on costs an additional $6 per month and unlocks access to a number of additional movie and entertainment channels, including FXM, FXX, and Reelz.

John Finn

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