SlingPlayer Mobile for iPad now available in Apple’s App Store

Apple Online StoreSling Media today announced the availability of the SlingPlayer Mobile for iPad.

Available for purchase on the iTunes App Store, SlingPlayer Mobile for iPad lets Slingbox owners extend their living room TV experience to their iPad and takes advantage of the iPad’s high-resolution, 9.7-inch LED-backlit display for great video quality. The revamped program guide uses the iPad’s intuitive native interface, and a recent channels feature puts a viewer’s recent channels at his fingertips.

“A Slingbox is the perfect accessory to an iPad,” said John M. Paul, executive vice president of products at Sling Media, in the press release. “When combined with the new SlingPlayer Mobile for iPad app, now anyone with an iPad can enjoy a beautiful, personalized TV experience anywhere in the world.”

When connected to a Slingbox SOLO or PRO-HD, the SlingPlayer Mobile for iPad makes it easy to watch your home TV on your iPad. Now Slingbox owners with iPads can change channels, control their DVRs and watch their favorite shows anywhere they have an internet connection. They never have to miss another show or game, no matter where they are.

SlingPlayer Mobile for iPad is available now for US$29.99 from Apple’s iTunes App Store here.

Source: Sling Media, Inc.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Lynn W.” for the heads up.]


  1. I considered buying SlingPlayer units for my HDTV sets in my house and to stream to our iPads. Because they did not offer a unit with HDTV cable and were using the lower quality 5 wires, I passed for now. To bad. They were looking good in general. However, I and my 60″ Sony WEGA 60 HDTV wanted more. I spent more and went TIVO units, a Mac mini and will be streaming to the iPads as soon as I get a copy of the Toast 10 software.

  2. I have a perfectly working Slingbox AV…but I cannot use it with my iPad because they say so.

    Why would I replace something that is working perfectly fine? And if I did replace it, what would I do with it?


    Idiot marketers?
    Or smart businessmen?

    I am with towertone on this; it works perfectly fine on our MBPros, our netbooks and all our desktops around the world…FOR FREE.

    MW= ‘issue’, as in I have an issue with their alleged strategy

  3. Sling charged $30 for the mobile app on Blackberry, WinMo, etc, long before the iPhone came into being. Thus when the iPhone app came along, it’s NO SURPRISE that they charged $30, though I was hoping they would be smart and charge something less, like $9.95.

    I have the SlingPlayer app for the iPad, and it works better than the one for the iPhone.

    As for why it doesn’t work with the Slingbox AV, I don’t know, but it might have something to do with the chip. Sling used to use WMV, I think, until the Slingbox Pro-HD came out, and they transitioned to H.264. Since the iPhone or iPad can’t use WMV, I’m guessing they had to figure out which of their boxes could then use H.264, and perhaps it turned out to only be the Solo and Pro-HD. I’m fortunate that I got the Solo, and I can see why others would be annoyed.

  4. How can this really be legal?
    I mean, isn’t this basically re-transmission?

    I remember the company that wanted to create a DVR in the could. It works just the same as a normal DVR but in the cloud. But that got blocked in curt because it was a “re-transmission”.

    Not saying it should or shouldn’t vr legal. Just wondering. Because you could argue that it is a re-transmission of you can watch Live TV.

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