Sling TV 'Happy Hour' gives you free live TV every night: How to get it

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Who doesn't turn on the TV after a hard day's work? Sling TV is more than aware of our habits, and now the company is giving those hours away for free. 

We just got word that Sling's "Happy Hour Across America" finally has an end date. If you weren't aware, from 5 p.m. to midnight (Eastern) starting tonight (April 14), Sling's giving free access to its normally Sling Blue package, which normally costs $30 per month. 

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Starting today, you can get free Sling Blue between the hours of 5 p.m. Eastern and midnight. There's no credit card required; you just visit the above link to get the Happy Hour Across America offer and sign up. Sling Blue packs a ton of big channels, including E!, AMC and Bravo.

In an email sent to the media, Sling TV noted that the Happy Hour Across America program ends on Friday, May 15.

In our Sling TV review, we note that we like the service for its affordable pricing, and how it offers top networks as well as a lot of mix-and-match options. At the same time, its intro-level DVR offering is a bit sparse, and its broadcast channel assortment is limited (although that's how the company keeps the price down).

Sling Blue's focused on entertainment-driven networks, such as USA, Bravo, Fox News, FX, E!, National Geographic and Syfy. Sling Orange (its other package, which also costs $30 per month) has some of the same channels, but is more based around sports (ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN3) and kids content (Disney Channel and Freeform). While sports channels are a bit dry right now, we wouldn't blame parents who are looking for more family-friendly programming.

Henry T. Casey
Managing Editor (Entertainment, Streaming)

Henry is a managing editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past seven years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.