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SlingPlayer for iPad

By Sling Media

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Description

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.

COMPATIBLE DEVICES:
- iPad only (iOS 7.0+)

COMPATIBLE SLINGBOXES:*
- 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 http://www.slingbox.com/go/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
- 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 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, 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

Improvements
-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

Good idea... If only wifi networks were fast enough

Bought app to watch while on the road but rarely, if ever, we're able to get it to stop buffering and play. Don't waste your money.

High Quality Option gone!

Bring back the HQ video option .

Video quality on Auto is not near as good

DO not update !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

**UPGRADE REMOVES ABILITY TO WATCH IN HD**

Despite having a big pipe at both ends, the removal of the "HQ" button for video quality has made it impossible to watch in anything but SQ. Selecting "AUTO" doesn't do anything. In fact, there is no discernible difference now between "SQ" and "AUTO," meaning they removed meaningful video quality selection in favor of connectivity (presumably). I can't even read the text on the channel guide when connecting remotely. APP EFFECTIVELY BROKEN.

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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