Sling TV subscribers can tune in and watch either ViX Plus or Acorn TV for free this weekend. Over the summer, Sling TV is offering paid subscribers the option to watch a different premium network each weekend without having to pay the usual additional cost. This weekend, two premium networks are on offer.
Sling started its Freeview Weekend campaign back in May. The first weekend opened up access to Showtime and this was then followed by free weekend previews of Curiosity Stream, Hallmark Movies Now, and last week unlocked Epix. This weekend, Sling TV subscribers can check out ViX Plus for free. This is a new subscription service and one that focuses on Spanish language content. ViX Plus officially launched in the United States and Mexico on July 21st. A standard subscription costs $6.99 per month in the U.S. and a seven-day free trial is available.
In addition to ViX Plus, Sling TV is also opening up access to Acorn TV over the weekend as well. Similar to Britbox, Acorn TV is a premium service with a focus on British shows, making it a good option for those that enjoy watching mysteries, dramas, and comedies from the UK. A standard Acorn TV subscription costs $6.99 per month, provides unlimited and ad-free access to all of the shows available to stream, and comes with a seven-day free trial.
Both free previews will be available to watch for free over the July 22-24 weekend. Paid Sling TV subscribers can watch content from either service by visiting the Sling TV website or accessing the Sling TV app on a supported device. As to be expected with free previews like these, a subscription can also be activated for either service directly through Sling TV during or after the free trial.
Sling’s Freeview Weekends are only available to those signed up to one of the service’s paid subscriptions such as Sling Blue, Sling Orange, or one of the international plans.