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Rating: 4.3 (5,525) Cost: $14.99 Downloads: 100,000 - 500,000
Extend your living room TV experience to your Android phone with SlingPlayer software. With a Slingbox at home (sold separately) and SlingPlayer on your compatible smartphone, enjoy live or recorded TV over a 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi connection. If you like TV, it's hard not to smile when you take control of your TV and DVR from your Android phone. Flip through your local channels with the virtual remote control. Pause, fast-forward, rewind and even schedule DVR recordings. Watch video on demand and pay-per-view programs. Never miss another show or game -- whether you're in the back yard, out to lunch or on the other side of the world. It's your TV. Now it can go with you wherever you go on your Android Phone!
If you are a DISH Network customer using a Sling Adapter or VIP 922 receiver, please download the FREE DISH Remote Access app.
- Android phone (Android 2.2 )
* SlingPlayer for Phones may be used on an Android tablet but may have sub-optimal picture quality in full-screen mode.
- SLINGBOX 500
- SLINGBOX 350
- SLINGBOX PRO-HD
- SLINGBOX SOLO
** SlingPlayer for Phones may work on certain Slingboxes prior to SOLO and PRO-HD, in certain configurations. Technical support is not available for such usage. For more details, please refer to the Slingbox compatibility guide at http://support.slingbox.com/get/KB-2000121.html. If you own a prior-generation Slingbox, you may be eligible to receive an upgrade discount on a supported model. Please visit http://www.slingbox.com this weekend for details.
Watch and control video sources such as:
- Cable set-top box and DVR
- Satellite set-top box and DVR
- Telco / IPTV set-top box and DVR
- Basic cable
- Digital Over-the-Air broadcasts (Slingbox PRO-HD only)
- Apple TV
- Home security cameras
To learn more about Slingbox, please visit http://www.slingbox.com
Note: While the SlingPlayer app is available for download in all countries, Slingbox hardware is required, and is only available for purchase from authorized resellers in the following countries: United States, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, Canada, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, San Marino, Singapore, Switzerland, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, Vatican City. Hardware warranty and technical support is only provided in the country where the Slingbox purchase is made, and only if the purchase was from an authorized reseller. For more information, please refer to your locale's Slingbox Warranty.
Bob - 2011-09-28
I just bought a Slingbox Pro HD and this app. HD quality looks good on a laptop using Slings web app, but the mobile android app on a tablet looks like Standard Definition even when using a high speed WIFI connection. Hopefully they'll update the app to account for a WIFI connection and scale up the video quality. Not worth the $30 if they don't fix the quality.
zildjianpro - 2011-05-11
Everything is great but can you add a pause feature like on the pc then I can let it buffer. If fixed easily 5stars
Mark - 2011-08-04
This is a nice app but they need to add two things to make it great. 1st,it needs to gave Bluetooth support & 2nd,it need to have an audio only option
Muciano - 2011-10-06
Was hesitant to buy from all the bad reviews. Bought a slingbox on sale on Amazon. Purchased the app, works flawless on my Bionic....for now.
Marcus - 2011-06-15
This app is the best invention since sliced bread! Works great! Very easy to set up on my DROID x. Watch my directv from my phone!
scott - 2011-05-17
Works great on desire! If you have a slingbox its worth the money but $30 is crazy for any app!!! I use it all the time though picture is incredible
vito - 2011-09-29
than slingbox... Slingbox customer service is horrible... I had 2 slingboxes and they both broke in less than a year... Now I bought vulkanoboxcheape
Jay - 2011-09-19
U have to update box & apply advanced settings to your router, the slingbox website instructs. Perfect on wi fi, Little skippy on 3G but good enough
Tom - 2011-10-05
Works with my older Sling Box AV. A little on the expensive side but works well on my Viewsonic G Tablet with CyanogenMod 7 ROM
bqb - 2011-06-03
Never a problem with my Evo, including player 1.3. I called support to ask about Android 2.3 issues since Evo is getting 2.3, and they claim there is no problem and their engineers always respond to questions in the forum. Nothing like denial. For this, I lower my rating.
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