Sling Media releases SlingPlayer for Mac

Apple StoreSling Media today announced the availability of SlingPlayer for Mac, a software client for Slingbox customers who want to view their home TV or Apple TV on their Apple Macintosh desktop or notebook computer.

SlingPlayer for Mac, Version 1.0, includes photo-realistic remote controls as well as the ability to program favorite channels with a full range of viewing modes all leveraging the Mac OS look and feel. Available in the U.S. and Canada, the SlingPlayer for Mac supports all Slingbox hardware and can be downloaded free of charge directly from Sling Media:

With this software release, Slingbox owners can now view their television directly on their Macintosh computer screen. With full remote control, they can watch content from their home entertainment system whether from cable, DVR, DVD and even a full range of Apple entertainment products including: Apple TV, Front Row, iPod in Apple’s Universal Dock or iPod in an iPod Hi-Fi.

“We have long admired the elegance, simplicity and visual appeal of the Mac OS and Apple’s innovation in general,” said Blake Krikorian, Sling Media CEO, Chairman & Co-founder, in the press release. “It was important for us to capture that overall appeal and familiarity with SlingPlayer for Mac. In fact, we turned to the Mac community, through our private and public betas, where we received overwhelming feedback from these passionate users. It was this feedback that was instrumental in being able to present the Mac community with a quality television experience on their platform of choice. Being able to bring the SlingPlayer to the Mac is a real milestone towards delivering television on all available platforms and displays.”

SlingPlayer for Mac v. 1.0 is an Aqua application and adheres to Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines. SlingPlayer for Mac supports both PowerPC and Intel platforms running OS X 10.3.9 and later. The Slingbox already placeshifts over 5,000 audio-visual devices and SlingPlayer for Mac adds support for the latest living room technology including Apple TV, AT&T U-verse, and TiVo Series3.


  1. Now maybe I’ll be able to get it connected to the WAN using my wireless D-Link router. Anybody tried this. I have not been able to get any of the Beta versions of Sling to provide an accessible feed to the internet – works great in the house to all computers (a little sluggish on the dual G4), both wired and wirelessly.

  2. @Mr. Peabody:

    The betas have all worked fine for me while on the road, and strangely enough I have had the opposite problem from you in that I can’t connect to it on my home network.

    Pretty strange, hopefully this new version will fix that.

  3. @mr.Peabody,

    Sorry none of the betas worked for you; For me also, there have been zero probs…I have accessed my Slingbox in NYC from Bahamas over NewYears (to watch Chelsea play), from Germany, Oxford UK, Milan Italy, Washington DC jsut to name a few places.
    Sling rokz. Everyone should have one.

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