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SlingPlayer for iPad

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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.

- iPad only (iOS 7.0+)

- 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 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)
- Tivo
- Home security cameras
- Blu-ray/DVD players

To learn more about Sling, please visit

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 3.4.7

- Bug fixes

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Customer Reviews

Love It, I own 3

I,m writing this review because I saw so many bad reviews. I have 3 years experience with Sling Box. The Sling box 500 works great. For best results it needs 5 Megabits upload from the source WiFi. I watch HD wide screen video on a iPhone 5s, 6Plus, 6S, iPad 4thGen and a iPad Pro. Love the picture on the pro. Of course there are black bars at top and bottom on the screen when using the "wide" setting. HD is 15x9 ratio and all pads are closer to 4x3 standard TV. Last year I watched all Dodgers games with no problems when I cast to a ROKU box. I do have some problems when using AirPlay with a dropped connection from the Apple device to the AppleTV. So, I just use ROKU watch on my big screen TV. I have all of the software updates. Some of the bad reviews make sense to me?


The app has been very buggy lately. It doesn't allow your to access your remote, it crashes and it will freeze. The updated version to 3.3 is a problem. I wish someone would fix this. I have no issues with the PC version.

This is my 2nd review. I have become increasingly unhappy of late. It doesn't seem to matter whether I am tapping into my set top box on my PC, or this expensive app that I paid for, I keep losing the connection with my set top box. If I am on my PC, I have to put up with these awful commercials each time I reconnect. I don't know if SlingMedia has forgotten about updates but you really need to do something to fix this bug. I know it's not a bandwith problem so fix it please.

Get the other device

If you are on the fence between getting Slingbox and another device, get the other one.

Slingbox uses the most bandwidth than any other streaming application that I use, I.e. Netflix. And that is even with the other apps going through vpn service.

It constantly drops out, audio and video is very choppy and is very frustrating when trying to watch a program.

This is with it in Standard quality (SQ) I have given up using HD long ago. Further when using AirPlay it doesn't support it in SQ and tells you to switch to HD. it will work in SQ, but gives an error each time you execute a function.

Additional point. On a regular basis, once per month, the Slingbox itself gets hung up and needs to be reset. I'm not normally there where the Slingbox is located so I have to call/email someone at home to reset. I've read other forums that recommend placing a timer on the power so it can be cycled on a regular basis.

Slingbox concept is excellent but execution is poor, especially for the time it has been on the market. I would have expected they could have made big improvements by now.

SlingPlayer for iPad
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  • $14.99
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.4.7
  • Size: 41.2 MB
  • Languages: English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
  • Seller:
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor

Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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