Before Michael Bloomberg cemented his place in American political annals with his 2020 run for president, and even before he became mayor of New York City, he gained prominence for creating a media company focused on the stock markets.
Today, Bloomberg TV’s one of the crown jewels of the Bloomberg empire. The network focuses on news from a financial perspective, with its 24-hour programming covering what’s happening in Wall Street as well as Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East.
Stream Bloomberg TV live: 4 ways to watch Bloomberg TV online
1) Sling TV
- Sling TV pricing: $30-$45 per month ($10 off first month)
- Sling TV devices: Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, Google Chromecast, Oculus Go, Microsoft Edge, and iOS and Android devices
- Sling TV local channels: NBC, Fox (check your local availability here)
Sling TV provides two base channel package options, each priced at $30 per month, and both will give you Bloomberg TV as part of the base package. Sling Orange includes three ESPN channels, while Sling Blue includes sports channels like NFL Network as well as local channels. (Sling Blue customers in select markets get NBC, see if yours has it here.)
Sling Blue also brings Fox News Channel, MSNBC, and Headline News as part of its regular slate of channels, with Fox Business Channel available for those who get the Sling Blue News Extra add-on.
If you’re Team “Why Not Both,” Sling Orange + Blue combines the two for just $45 per month.
Other features include a Free Cloud DVR tier for all subscribers (allowing 10 hours of recording a month), the ability to record all live linear channels, and no VOD preemption on any channels. New subscribers get $10 off the first month.
To add additional channels and maximize your sports-watching potential, you’ll want to add either Sports Extra: Sling Orange ($5 per month) or Sports Extra: Sling Blue ($10 per month), with some overlap between them but the latter including NFL RedZone.
Spanish-speaking viewers have quite a few options. For bilingual families, you might consider the Español: Best of Spanish TV package for either Sling Orange or Sling Blue for 24/7 specialty channel LaLiga TV and beIN SPORTS Connect: Channels 4-9, which features matches from La Liga, Ligue 1 and Copa del Rey, among others. Both packages cost $5 per month after your free trial. Sling TV Latino is another Spanish-language package for $10 per month, including NBC Universo, History en Español, and—of import to soccer fans—four BeIN Sports channels. (And choosing Best of Spanish + Sling Orange for $35 per month gives you access to ESPN Deportes.) For more information, check out our guide to Sling TV channels and our Sling TV review.
How to use AirTV with Sling
AirTV solves one of the Sling’s biggest problems: The inability to receive all of your local channels. By purchasing a basic AirTV for $79.99 or the AirTV Player for $119.99, you can merge those local channels into your Sling TV, (or on your mobile device if you have the basic AirTV). As the Daily Dot wrote in its AirTV review, “It’s practically magic.”
The basic AirTV is a dual-tuner streaming device, while the AirTV Player is basically an upgraded Chromecast that has Netflix preinstalled. You’ll still need to own an HD antenna because even though AirTV gets you access to your local channels, it doesn’t actually physically show them to you.
But AirTV—which has no monthly fee—gives Sling users the ability to access all local channels to add to whichever Sling package is the best fit for them.
2) Pluto TV
- Pluto TV pricing: Free
- Pluto TV devices: iOS, Android and Android TV (various), Google Chromecast, Chrome Web App, Amazon Kindle/Fire Tablets, Amazon Fire Tv + Fire Tv Stick, Roku Devices + Roku TV, Apple TV (4th Generation)
Pluto TV is a free internet TV service that provides users with the same sort of experience provided to subscribers of paid streaming services like Sling, Fubo, and Hulu. Pluto doesn’t offer you all the channels you might expect from a streaming service, but you will see a lot of familiar options alongside some upstart channels you’ve never heard of before.
Bloomberg TV is part of a news lineup that also includes CBSN (and the Los Angeles and New York CBSN channels), NBC News, CNN, and Cheddar News.
The Bloomberg TV website has two options for viewers. One is the standard Bloomberg TV feed, mirroring what’s streamable on Sling. The other is Bloomberg TV+, which overlays real-team financial info onto the broadcast.
- Cost: Free (with Roku plan and Roku device)
If you have Roku, you already know there are a number of channels you can access through the Channel Store, including some intriguing news options. Bloomberg Television is part of a list that also includes ABC News, CBSN, Euronews, Fox News, NBC News, Newsweek, Newsy, and a number of local news channels.
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