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SlingPlayer for iPad

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With a Slingbox at home (hardware required), enjoy your live or recorded TV on your iPad over a 3G, 4G, or Wi-Fi connection. If you own a Slingbox (or if you’re a DISH Network subscriber), please click "More" for details about SlingPlayer app compatibility.

SlingPlayer for iPad is the best way to watch Live TV, anywhere. With a Slingbox at home and the SlingPlayer app on your tablet, you can now easily discover what’s on TV. In fact, it might be the best remote control you will ever use at home. You will also know everything about what you’re watching, whether it’s the name of the leading actress of the movie you’re enjoying or how many yards your fantasy quarterback has thrown in the game so far. Real-time scores and stats are available at your fingertips. And with Facebook and Twitter integration you can be the first one to spoil the ending. Of course, since it is a SlingPlayer, you know you can take your smart TV experience everywhere with you – in the backyard grilling, at the hotel or even at your friend’s house with AirPlay on an Apple TV.

Remember, only SlingPlayer for iPad gives you:
- all your TV programming from home
- from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection
- with easy program discovery*
- live sports stats*
- the latest movie and show ratings*
- integration with Facebook and Twitter*
- and the best remote control experience ever*

*available in the US and Canada only.

- iPad only (iOS 7.0+)

- Slingbox 500
- Slingbox 350
- Slingbox PRO-HD
- Slingbox SOLO

*SlingPlayer for iPad will not work with Slingboxes 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 Slingbox, you may be eligible to receive an upgrade discount on a supported model. Please visit 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
- Basic cable
- Digital Over-the-Air broadcasts (Slingbox PRO-HD only)
- Tivo
- Apple TV
- Home security cameras
- Blu-ray/DVD players

To learn more about Slingbox, please visit

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, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, 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 3.2

-SB350 and SB500 users will see better and more reliable video quality with improved automatic resolution switching (Auto Quality)
**NOTE - if resolution is low on first time connection after update, stream for 1-2 minutes to allow for bitrate optimization and resolution will switch up.
-Automatic content recognition added for SB500 users
-Auto power on set top boxes for most DirecTV and Dish users
-Favorites filter moved to top level of Gallery View
-Comcast X1 users - sending "OK" command after channel selection

Bug fixes
-Fix bug for some users who were starting in SQ mode rather than Auto mode when streaming
-Fix bug causing some users to have to re-login periodically
-Fixed bugs related to skinned remote

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Customer Reviews

Great device

I have used my Solo for about 5 years now. With the improvement in internet speeds, IPads, iPhones and Apple TV it has become even more useful. I used to use it when traveling but now I use it around the house all the time. I get a reasonably good picture and sound. For the $129 I paid for it back in about 2009 I have received a good value. There are however, three areas that prevent me from giving it five stars:
1 - the price of the App is steep, especially when you consider that you have to buy it twice. Once for the iPad and then again if you want it on the iPhone.
2 - when mirroring from my iPhone to Apple TV, the aspect ratio has to be set before mirroring. Once it is mirroring on the Apple TV the aspect adjustment does not work.
3 - it would be nice if there was a way more than one user could watch at the same time.

Sling Player

I love my Sling Box and the Sling Player App it let's me take my TV anywhere that I go. It's fun and great. I've had on lookers so excited they bought and downloaded the App. A friend told me this evening that she went out and bought a sling player for her hubby for Father's Day. Ive reminded everyone who showed interest to get a Sling Box to enjoy the App. Would you believe they headed or made plans to purchase the box. So Sling Player and Sling Box you've really made watching TV on the go great fun and the App sells itself to any viewer. I watch it mostly on iPad. But it's cool too on iPhone. The App is available for your smart device too. Love it <3. ~Cheryl~

Really Like the Slingbox System

I've got the old Slingbox Solo and the iPad and iPhone apps. All work very good and fairly simple to setup.
Would have given 5 stars except for three small reasons.
First both apps are a bit pricey but they both work great! Especially when we are on the road, watching a game, at a hotel or even when using it around the house as a portable TV. With the iPad air it's even better. I even watch it in bed late at night with the headphones on so I don't disturb my wife.
Second small problem is the slight lag in the remote control. I get the reasons why just it's a little hard until you get used to it.
Third is the guest user account that is a bit hard to setup especially if you have multiple friends.
Other than these thing I really like the freedom the whole system brings!
Still would like that old box that connects a remote TV direct but now with the Apple TV and and iPhone or iPad I can easily show the remote screen on any HDTV.

SlingPlayer for iPad
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  • $14.99
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Updated: Feb 04, 2014
  • Version: 3.2
  • Size: 16.4 MB
  • Languages: English, Bokmål, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
  • Seller: Sling Media
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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