Sling releases SlingPlayer for Mac OS X Public Beta

Sling Media has released SlingPlayer for Mac OS X Public Beta:

Minimum System Requirements:
• 700Mhz PowerPC G4 or 1.6Ghz Intel Core Duo
• 512MB RAM (1GB Recommended)
• Mac OS X 10.3.9 or Mac OS X 10.4.7 or later
• 100MB Free Hard Disk Space
• 1024×768, thousands of colors display (millions of colors recommended)
• Ethernet Network Connectivity (wired, 802.11 a/b/g, or Powerline)


SlingStream is a proprietary streaming technology specifically designed to address varying network conditions while optimizing your video playback experience. SlingStream provides the best possible video experience by continuously monitoring the connection speed and dynamically adjusting the video compression ratios to match your available network bandwidth.

SlingRemote acts exactly like your real remote control, giving you full control over your viewing experience. From changing channels to setting a DVR to record, you can do it using buttons right on your computer screen. Plus, you can create your own skins for the the SlingRemote so that it looks just like the one at home – or maybe you can finally make your million-button universal remote easy to use!

The Slingbox Directory shows you all the Slingboxes that are on your network or that you have set up remotely. This networking magic makes it easy to connect to your box without complications.

Three viewing modes give you flexibility in your viewing style:
SlingBar – docks SlingPlayer on either the right or left of the desktop, allowing you to watch your television and work with other applications simultaneously
Resizable Window – move it around the desktop just like any other application, making it small or large
Full Screen – for a real break watch your shows as big as your screen can get

Extensive customizable settings allow you to fine-tune your viewing experience and view streaming statistics.

Manual Audio & Video Controls — You make subtle changes to your input signal with v1.0.5. You can adjust audio volume, as well as brightness, contrast, saturation, and hue for each input.

Favorites Bar — Now your favorite channels are only one click away! Place shortcuts to your most frequently watched channels in the Favorites Bar along with a custom icon. You can use any picture on you computer! This is the first of many planned features which allows Slingbox owners to create a personalized SlingPlayer experience.

More info and download link here.

Related article:
Sling Media to release updated Sling Player for Mac OS X Public beta ‘this week’ – December 15, 2006


  1. “On their site the CEO’s kids are watching their home TV (USA) in Greece on vacation”

    God forbid that you go without your American TV while visiting one of the cradels of human civilization.

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