Not the best news to end a week, but Microsoft, it seems, is adding another name to the list of apps that come preinstalled with Windows 10. At least, for users in the United States.
The en-US version, so to say.
Which is actually something a lot more users install, not just the ones based in the US.
But anyway, the software titan had already signed a similar deal with the developer of Candy Crush Saga that saw that popular game being added as a preinstalled option for Windows 10 users. Now, the company has partnered with another firm.
Which will see the Sling TV app being made available to US users.
As Sling explained:
“The entire Sling TV programming lineup is available on your Windows 10 device, including Sling Orange, Sling Blue, the Best of Spanish TV, and the top international TV service in the US. Customize your TV experience; no long-term contracts, no useless channels.”
What this means is that if you purchase a new computer in the United States, you will be able to watch live TV almost instantly, as the app will be sitting there, ready for your command.
But while this is a good thing for some, not everyone will find this as a welcome addition. In fact, many would consider this as bloatware.
Luckily, removing this app from a Windows 10 device should be an easy and straightforward enough process. All it would take is right-clicking the app in the Start Menu, and hitting the uninstall option to remove it.
Nevertheless, if you want to take a look at what Sling TV is actually about, you can take the app for a spin yourself from the Window Store.
Download: Sling TV