Sling TV is increasing its monthly subscription prices yet again.
Sling TV Group President Gary Schanman announced the $5 price increase for its base services in a blog post. That makes Sling Orange or Sling Blue $40 per month and Sling Orange & Blue $55 per month.
While existing customers will see the change on their next bill after Dec. 3, new subscribers will be required to pay the additional pricing upon signing up.
Schanman said Sling doesn’t take the price hikes lightly.
“We recognize that historically high inflation is impacting our customers every day and our goal is not to be another burden to your wallet,” he said. “During these challenging times, Sling will continue to deliver the lowest price combined with an industry-leading user experience, flexibility and ease to watch top channels such as CNN, ESPN, Fox News, NFL RedZone, TNT, Fox Sports 1, and many more. However, Sling doesn’t own the networks you watch — we pay programmers for their channels, and the price of programming continues to rise.”
Sling TV is the latest TV streaming service to hike its rates.
Netflix and Prime Video announced price hikes at the start of this year, and Disney announced price increases for Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu in August.
Schanman, though, said the streaming service is “committed to keeping costs low and continually work with programmers to provide service you can rely on, which is why we haven’t raised prices in nearly two years.”