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Sling TV looks like the most popular choice for cord cutters

by Justin Herrick | February 21, 2018February 21, 2018 12:00 pm PST

Dish Network announced an update for its live TV streaming service, and the number of subscribers makes it seem that Sling TV is the most popular choice for those who’ve cut the cord.

There are now 2.212 million subscribers on Sling TV as of the end of 2017. Compared year-over-year, the live TV streaming service has experienced a 47% increase in its user base.

Between introducing more channels and overhauling the user interface with new features, Sling TV proved itself to be a very attractive option for cord cutters in the United States. It doesn’t hurt that it also offers the cheapest plans around.

Sling TV is by far in the lead today. Late last year, AT&T announced that DirecTV Now finally eclipsed 1 million subscribers. YouTube TV and Hulu with Live TV, meanwhile, are believed to each have hundreds of thousands of subscribers. The momentum for those live TV streaming services might turn out to be problematic for Sling TV down the road, however.

Dish Network has yet to announce any promotion celebrating the milestone, but this week’s conference call regarding Q4 2017 earnings will have Sling TV’s Warren Schlichting on-hand to talk about the service’s growth.

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