SlingPlayer for iPad
By Sling Media
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Get the most out of your Sling devices and turn your iPad into a TV with Slingplayer for iPad. With a Sling device at home and Slingplayer on your iPad, enjoy live or recorded TV over 3G, 4G, or WiFi. Take control of your TV and DVR from your tablet. Replace your traditional program guide with a fun and easier way to find your shows on your big screen TV with Gallery View*. Set up your own favorites and find all the news, shows, movies, or games that are on. Get live sports scores and statistics while watching the game. Pause, fast-forward, rewind, and even schedule DVR recordings.
• Watch and control your live and recorded TV shows anywhere, anytime – in up to Full HD.
• No blocked shows or games in any location. Watch your favorite shows and sports on all the channels you subscribe to, even when you’re overseas.
• Get live sports stats*.
• Never miss a final episode or live event. View them when you want, where you want, and become the spoiler in your social group with Facebook and Twitter integration*.
• Play and schedule DVR recordings.
• Watch on a second TV anywhere via Apple TV® and Roku®.
• Enjoy full hand-off to Roku – multi-task while watching with your Roku.
• With a Slingbox 500, watch recommended and popular YouTube videos related to your live TV
• No monthly fees.
*available in the US and Canada only. Not available on Slingbox M1.
COMPATIBLE APPLE DEVICES:
- iPad only (iOS 7.0+)
COMPATIBLE SLING DEVICES*:
- Slingbox M1
- Slingbox 500
- Slingbox 350
- Slingbox PRO-HD
- Slingbox SOLO
*Some features not available for Slingbox M1. Slingplayer for iPad will not work with Sling devices prior to SOLO and PRO-HD, as legacy boxes do not have the hardware capability to stream at the iPad’s higher resolution. If you own a prior-generation Sling, you may be eligible to receive an upgrade discount on a supported model. Please visit http://www.sling.com/upgrade for details.
If you are a DISH Network customer, the following devices are NOT compatible with the Slingplayer app. Please download the free DISH Anywhere app.
- Hopper with Sling receiver
- Hopper receiver
- VIP 922 receiver
- Sling Adapter
Watch and control video sources such as:
- Cable/satellite set-top box and DVR
- Telco / IPTV set-top box and DVR
- Basic cable
- Digital Over-the-Air broadcasts (Slingbox PRO-HD only)
- Home security cameras
- Blu-ray/DVD players
To learn more about Sling, please visit http://www.sling.com.
Note: While the Slingplayer app is available for download in all countries, Sling hardware is required, and is only available for purchase from authorized resellers in the following countries: United States, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Columbia, Denmark, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, San Marino, Singapore, Spain, 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.
What's New in Version 3.4.13
Crashes Often on iOS and Web
I've had my Slingbox for about a year now. The app worked okay here and there early on but it has consistently worked terribly for the past 6-9 months. The app crashes regularly and, when it does work, the video regularly skips in and out every two seconds. I can never keep it connected to my tv via AirPlay. And while this is a review on the iOS app, it's worth noting that the web connection is just as spotty. I get the sense that the platform hasn't taken off for the company and they don't have the resources to keep optimized...or they don't care. If you're thinking about getting a Slingbox I'd recommend you look into other options. If you're like me, you might be looking for a way to get access to your home sports channels while on the road. Trust me, it's just not worth it.
This app has large problems maintaining connectivity. Requires numerous restarts to get it to work. When it does, if the connection is not extremely good, the touch screen features have big delays to the point you're not sure they were transmitted creating large 'do loop' problems. Even when the screen shows a blue color showing the virtual button was pressed, that does not assure the command was sent. Big problems with this app. C'mon Sling, this isn't rocket science!!!
So far not so good...
I bought the iPad app for my iPad2 just to have some flexibility when I don't want to use my laptop to watch my slingbox. I am a huge slingbox fan and it works well on my laptop and I have a high def sling box. So far it isn't working well on the iPad, buffers every few seconds even on standard quality. Now the remote not showing up at all either on iPad or on iPhone appp. Ready to give up on using it.
- Category: Entertainment
- Updated: Dec 01, 2016
- Version: 3.4.13
- Size: 48.9 MB
- Languages: English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
- Seller: Sling Media
- © 2015 Sling Media
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.