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SlingPlayer for iPhone

By Sling Media

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


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 3.8.51

iOS 10 support, Bug fixes.

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Customer Reviews

Does not work with iOS 10

This had been a great app for years, but it does not work properly on iOS 10. With iOS 10 you are able to view and hear what's on your TV, but as soon as you try using any routing and basic controls on the app like rewind, fast forward, change channel, etc. the app freezes and stays that way until you close and reopen it. However, if you can see the actual set top box, you can see the command was actually sent (the program rewound for instance). The mobile app does not work properly, and is basically unusable in iOS 10. It is now broken on my iPad and iPhone since the iOS 10 update. Sling support has not been any help, and they appear to keep trying to deny the problem although basic google searches show many people are experiencing the issue. FYI, I have power cycled and reset my phone, and uninstalled/reinstalled the app in attempts at troubleshooting, and it still does not work. I have also confirmed I am using the latest app version. I continue to watch for the app update here, because I want the reliable functioning app back.

No longer works on iPhone

I used the Slingplayer app successfully for several years with my Pro-HD Slingbox, but suddenly, I can no longer access it through my iPhone. The Pro-HD works just fine because I can access it from a computer. But the app continually returns a message that my email or password for my account are incorrect. I have tried deleting and reinstalling the app several times, and nothing works. First I paid big money for the Slingbox, then I had to buy the app. OK, that was fine when everything worked as advertised. When I bought this app it was almost $30!! And now it is useless. I called tech support and they could do nothing for me. It is NOT the fault of the Slingbox itself. But the app started freezing every time I sent an IR signal to change channels. It DID change the channels, but the picture disappeared on the phone. That's why I re-installed the app. Now I can't even get it to recognize my account. SOMEONE NEEDS TO FIX THIS! I am going to go on Facebook right now and warn everyone. SAVE YOUR MONEY!

Slingbox app

I paid $15 before the app became free with ad Support. I have always been very happy with it. I don't usually buy apps, but I think it is worth it to be ad free. I love being able to watch TV where ever I may be without restrictions on Pay channels or regional restrictions for sports games. Only one channel can be watched at the same time which includes the TV in the house and the mobile app. Works best if you have a vacation home where nobody's watching the TV so you can watch that channel whereever you might be.

SlingPlayer for iPhone
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  • $14.99
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.8.51
  • Size: 62.1 MB
  • Languages: English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, 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 Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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