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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 http://www.sling.com/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/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 http://www.sling.com.

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

Version 3.4.23

We have brought SlingPlayer up-to-date, ensuring the same quality experience on the latest version of iOS.

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5

7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Upgrade ok....


I have been using sling since 2007 and on my windows 5 phone at that time. The biggest reason I stay with sling, they always remember windows mobile users, and we are the true techies that appreciate things when others are playing with toys. I actually liked the old layout, but I understand the need to make things "easier" what ever that means for those humans with problems reading....lol. Only reason I could think of to rip out the awesome context menu to go with the I guess idiot proof remote that most people don't even know how to use....but what ever keeps the sales up I am all for. And the dumbing down of everything seems to make the money roll in, I guess I should just accept that and move on....

Great work sling, even before this update, this system, network, and software is still the one to beat.

You guys need to give me the ability to throttle the bandwidth no matter what I am using. iPad, droid, or windows mobile. So when network conditions change quickly I don't get drop connections. Like happens all the time. That is what deep users really want.

Quality depends on your Internet/wireless speed


I have a cable modem for home wireless and 3G for Internet. This setup has worked well at home on iPad/iPhone, fair away from home. Internet providers don't like video streamers, it takes up their bandwidth. As for the app, I think less is better. Just let me watch video and change channels. The newer version does seem to crash more frequently, my opinion is that it depends on the available memory and quality of your hardware and streaming speed of your provider. I have noticed if I watch HD quality video, it causes problems. This is a work in progress and I am sure it will get better in time. Until then, just upgrade your hardware and provider to what you can afford and watch standard video. As for the app maker, please remember not everyone can afford the fastest hardware and upgrade every six months, so satisfy the masses and keep it simple for the sake of stability. I would rather be able to watch a standard quality video away from home, than have my app crash and skip just because you are trying to squeeze quality video into hardware that is not ready for it.

Don't listen to the negative reviews! Read this!

Rob In NY

I have a high speed internet service through Comcast and an iPad2. I read all the reviews about people who are calling Sling Media "crooks," etc because they believe that their problems stem from the app itself. Forget all that. If you have good internet and an iPad2, this app works EXACTLY like I expected it to. I've been using Slingbox on my computer for a couple years now, and I've had the app on my iPhone for about the same amount of fime. I ran the app immediately after downloading and it was flawless, and even better than the version for my iPhone. The guide feature alone is worth $30. Instead of running through the on screen guide, there is a guide within the app that has channel icons, and can be scrolled though by swiping your finger up and down as if scrolling a web page. Anyway, I just wanted to let people know that there is nothing to fear with this app. The negative reviews are 99% from people who are either running with the first iPad, or with a subpar internet connection. I say download now!


Sling Media
51.2 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
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