Sling TV upgrades UI on Roku devices

Just two weeks after making its debut on Apple TV – with a highly touted redesign of its user interface – Sling TV has brought the UI to Roku.

The UI highlights include:

My TV – Users can select favorite networks to populate “My Channels” in the top ribbon for one-click access to the channels they watch most, pick up a show right where they left off with the “Continue Watching” ribbon, and add most-watched content in the “Favorites” ribbon.

On Now – Delivers a curated lineup based on what’s currently airing and organized by categories like sports, lifestyle and action.

Sports (coming soon) – Allows users to view programs by sport, schedule or what’s on now. 

Expect the same UI update for other boxes and game consoles.

Stay tuned.

Jim O’Neill is Editor of Videomind and Principal Analyst at Brightcove. You can follow him on Twitter @JimONeillMedia and on LinkedIn