SlingPlayer for iPhone
By Sling Media
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Get the most out of your Sling devices and turn your iPhone into a TV with Slingplayer for iPhone. With a Sling device at home and Slingplayer on your iPhone, enjoy live or recorded TV over 3G, 4G, or WiFi. Take control of your TV and DVR from your mobile device. Flip through channels with the virtual remote control. 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.
•Never miss a final episode or live event. View them when you want, where you want, and become the spoiler in your social group.
•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, even take phone calls.
•No monthly fees.
- iPhone (iOS 7.0+)
- iPod touch (iOS 7.0+)
COMPATIBLE SLING DEVICES:*
- Slingbox M1
- SLINGBOX 500
- SLINGBOX 350
- SLINGBOX PRO-HD
- SLINGBOX SOLO
* Slingplayer for iPhone may work on certain Sling devices prior to SOLO and PRO-HD, in certain configurations. Technical support is not available for such usage. For more details, please refer to the Sling compatibility guide at http://support.sling.com/KB/KB-2000121. 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 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)
- 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 Sling Warranty.
What's New in Version 3.8.38
- Access favorite channels from the Slingplayer widget in the iOS 8 Notification Center
- Seamless switch between SQ and Auto
- Improved quality for SQ and audio only
- Bug fixes
I have never written a review for an app or another product, but I feel one needs to be written in this case. While the concept of Slingbox is great and when the app works I have no complaints, it is unacceptable how unreliable the connection is. It is challenging to get through a half hour program without it disconnecting. Sometime it reconnects after one try, sometimes it takes a few tries and sometimes the app needs to be restarted. The problem gets worse when it's connected to Apple TV. It is amazing how many apps I use that are constantly being updated for bug fixes when there are no apparent issues. Clearly the developers care about the quality of their product. In this case there is clearly a bug or an underlying issue with the technology that needs to be addressed. Updates have been infrequent and the most recent update did not address the problem. It is very frustrating to spend money on the slingbox and then the iphone app and have these problems. Hopefully Sling is working on improving what could be a great product.
Let's make perfection!!!
This app works wonderful! I just wish we can edit the widget content separate from the favorites content. My widget would be different from my favorites. This feature would be awesome! Plus please add multitasking for video. Sometimes I want to listen but not use audio mode. Being able to quickly bring back video in this situation would be nice. See the app Downcast for example. A screen lock, which would be activated/deactivated by three fingers tap, would also make it possible for accidental presses to be a thing of the past.
Close, but still not there...
For one, the app STILL hasn’t been updated to properly support the iPhone 6 Plus’s display… You can only be labeled as lazy developers if, by now, you still haven’t properly updated your app.
Also, while seamlessly switching from video mode to audio-only mode works, going the other way around just results in a black screen with audio playing in the background.
Otherwise, the app still works fairly reliably like it always has. I just wish it’ll get 60FPS playback like the Windows desktop app does.
- Category: Entertainment
- Updated: Mar 19, 2015
- Version: 3.8.38
- Size: 30.5 MB
- Languages: English, Bokmål, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
- Seller: Sling Media
- © 2015 Sling Media
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.