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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 3.4.5

- Bug fixes

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Customer Reviews

Time to leave Slingbox

I used my Slingbox Pro for years - on Macs, PCs, iPhone, and iPad - from another room in my home and remotely over the Internet. Since a recent update of the iPad and iPhone Slingplayer, it does not work. It now tells me that the Slingplayer version installed on my iPhone is not compatible with my iPhone, and that I must upgrade. A similar message appears on my iPad. Mind you, these are updated apps that installed automatically! I looked in the App Store, and saw that there is a free new version. Of course, that version only works with newer Slingboxes. I am reasonably sure that if I buy the latest non-free version (by the way, I already bought Slingplayer once), it will not work, either. So I have a perfectly good Slingbox Pro, and no way to use it. I am now in the position that, in order to get back to the old functions I had, I must not only buy a new version of Slingplayer, but a new Slingbox, as well. The Slingbox ads all say that all mobile apps are free, when what they mean is, "free as long as you put up with ads". That is an insult and seems to smell like, "bait and switch", to me. It is especially insulting to those of us who PAID for the mobile app once already! With all the other low cost devices available, I need to say goodbye to Slingbox. Is there a way to rate 0 stars?

Great product (after a few tweaks)

Purchased a Slingbox 350HD at a very good price on a sale ($50). I was worried a bit about quality as there is no HDMI...I never should have. This box works great and quality is excellent. We access via iPads and a WDTV box for a big screen at the cabin. The only thing holding back the quality at the cabin is our DL speed there is only 4mbs. We get occasional buffering and a drop in quality. Generally it always works smooth and the ipads are perfect HD.

My reason for dropping from 5 stars is that this product did require some tweaking at the router end. When initially installed we would loose visibility to the Slingbox and continually had to repower it after we got home. Very frustrated at first with the product thinking i made a mistake getting it...It turned out to be some kind of setting (locking the http://) in the router. The solution was easily fixed with the great support folks at Sling however this type of issue should be part of the setup software.

Good...when it works

I bought a Slingbox to save money on my cable since I am a student and never really have time to watch. Most times this app works, but I've had problems with AirPlay connecting pretty often.

In the older version of the app (which I paid for) when trying to connect via AirPlay I'd get errors saying my iPad wasn't connected to the Internet, when it was seemingly being disconnected by the Slingplayer app. With the update to iOS 9 the app seems to constantly stutter when trying to watch over AirPlay. Sure it's nice to watch on my iPad, but I prefer watching content on my tv. Hopefully they fix the issue. It'd also be nice for Slingbox to make good on their promise of letting me get ad free viewing on the new app since I paid for the old one.

SlingPlayer for iPad
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  • $14.99
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.4.5
  • Size: 23.5 MB
  • Languages: English, Bokmål, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
  • Seller:
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

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

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