Earlier today, Sling TV launched a new promotion offering a free month of its Entertainment Extra add-on to new users. We thought this was a little strange at the time as we didn’t immediately recognize the name of this add-on.
It turns out that there’s a very good reason for that. Sling has now rebranded its Comedy Extra add-on as an Entertainment Extra add-on.
Regardless of whether signing up to the Orange or the Blue base plan, or even the combined Orange & Blue package, Sling also offers the option to add various add-ons to improve the channel lineup.
While the general selection of add-ons are the same whether signing up to Orange or Blue, the plan you choose can sometimes result in slight adjustments to one of the add-ons, depending on the channels included with the base plan the add-on is being bundled with.
Comedy Extra was one of those add-ons that could be bundled with either base plan and was priced at $6 per month. While Sling hasn’t officially announced the change, the Comedy Extra is no longer listed as an available add-on. Instead, Sling subscribers now have the option of adding the Entertainment Extra add-on to their base plan.
From what we can tell, the change took place within the last twenty-four hours (most likely earlier today), and other than the name, there doesn’t appear to be any other notable differences.
The Entertainment Extra add-on still costs $6 per month and still unlocks access to CMT, FETV, Game Show Network, Laff, Logo, MTV, MTV 2, Paramount Network, Revolt, and TV Land.
If adding Entertainment Extra to Sling’s Orange plan, subscribers also get access to truTV, just like they did when it was Comedy Extra. The channel is omitted from the Sling Blue version of the add-on as truTV one of the channels included in the Blue base plan.
With no notable changes to the channels, it remains to be seen why the add-on was renamed. Presumably, Sling now just considers the add-on to be more of an entertainment upgrade than a comedy upgrade.