Sling Media preps SlingPlayer Mobile for Apple iPhone and iPod Touch, Slingbox HD Streaming on Mac

SlingMedia, Inc. is demonstrating a version of SlingPlayer Mobile for iPhone being developed for the iTunes App Store at this year’s Macworld. Sling Media will deliver a version of SlingPlayer Mobile for iPhone to Apple for certification in Q1.

SlingMedia is also unveiling a prototype of the new SlingPlayer for Mac HD which allows Slingbox PRO-HD users to stream HD content to their Macdesktop or laptop computer. The new SlingPlayer for Mac HD is a web-based version of the SlingPlayer software that will be accessible from, Sling Media’s recently launched video entertainment web site. SlingMedia can be found in two locations at this year’s Macworld: TheMac Developer Pavilion- South Hall, #1438 (next to Apple) and the Digital Media and Multimedia Pavilion: North Hall #3526-Q.

“SlingPlayer Mobile is ideally suited for the iPhone’s large touch screen display and I know iPhone users are eagerly anticipating the application’s availability,” said Blake Krikorian, co-founder and CEO of Sling Media, in the press release. “Add to that HD streaming support for Slingbox PRO-HD customers and live TV support on our video entertainment site,, and you can see Sling Media is committed to delivering great solutions for Mac users.”

SlingPlayer Mobile gives consumers their entire home TV experience, including local channels, local sports teams, video on demand, pay per view, etc. Any program that you can watch on your sofa back home, you can now watch via your iPhone using a standard broadband network connection. In addition, SlingPlayer Mobile for iPhone users can also control their home digital video recorder (DVR) to watch recorded shows, pause, rewind, and fast forward live TV, or even queue new recordings while away from home.

SlingPlayer Mobile for iPhone will be submitted to Apple for testing and approval in Q1. It will be compatible with the iPhone and iPod touch. The price has not been determined at this time. SlingPlayer for Mac HD will be available for free via the web-based SlingPlayer within later in Q1. Mac customers will be able to use either Safari or Firefox web browsers to get both HD streaming and Live TV within

Source: SlingMedia, Inc.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]


  1. So funny seeing as another news place just got done making it out like Sling was not even close to releasing this and made it sound all doom and gloom. So glad I read MDN as well. Can’t wait!

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  2. I got a slingbox hooked up to my Dish Network receiver and use it to stream tv to the rest of the house. Can’t wait to see this for the iphone. And with the coming of HD, I guess I will have to upgrade my slingbox…

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