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SlingPlayer for iPhone

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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+)

- Slingbox M1

* 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 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 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)
- 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 Sling Warranty.

What's New in Version 3.8.14

Bug fixes for compatibility with iOS 8

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Customer Reviews

Awesome App

I never write reviews and when I do there usually negative… Usually when I want to complain about something but this time I am complaining about the people that wrote negative reviews about this app. I got the sling box for Christmas and did not buy the app right away because of all the negative reviews. Come on people this app rocks. I wish it were cheaper but it is worth the purchase. It works and easy to navigate using guide provided you set everything up properly. If it has to recalibrate or is choppy that is because of your poor Internet connection nothing to do with Slingbox… You will find that the case with most everything that uses the Internet especially something that uses such high bandwidth streaming video. Please, when writing reviews be honest and give it the star it deserves… If you don't like something giving it two or three star would be adequate… One star makes me question the validity of your review. No problems just get the app if you have sling box and don't worry. Only issue is that I bought the iPhone app and wish I could then get iPad app for free but you have to pay separately which I do find unfair. So, I am just downloading the iPhone app to the iPad instead and works fine. You will need to click on iPhone apps in the App Store on your iPad to get it that way.

Please update!

First, I am an American living in Canada 95% of the year and use my sling box to watch the local shows and news that I can't get while I'm away. When it works, it's great, but unfortunately this app has been half-baked since the day I purchased it over a year ago. Streaming to the phone or using the box on my computer works fine, but the AirPlay streaming feature that lets me watch it on my TV has gotten worse and worse with each software update. On my brand new iPhone 6 plus as well as my old iPhone 5c the app will connect to Apple TV, work for 10 minutes, then suddenly drop the connection and start playing from the phone even though the phone may be locked or have another application running in the foreground. I've tried no less than 10 Apple TV's both at home and at work and the issue persists on both my old and new phones. Since this is the most expensive application I've purchased this far I felt a need to post this feedback in the hopes that one day this issue will be resolved.

Slingbox is great, but not the app

The slingbox itself is an amazing device and I love it, however, the app is not on par with the device and I have a number of issues with it. The first thing is that the app does a horrible job of utilizing the screen size, I don't understand why it doesn't go full screen but is displayed as a pillar box, this is a shame especially now that I have the iPhone 6+ and would love to have my streams playing in full screen. I also have problems with AirPlay and chrome cast, it gets disconnected as soon as I try to play it on my Apple TV and roku l, it says that I need to check my internet connection. If it weren't for these issues I would have given the app a five star rating. Hope they fix these issues soon.

SlingPlayer for iPhone
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  • $14.99
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Updated: Sep 24, 2014
  • Version: 3.8.14
  • Size: 31.2 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 Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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