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Sling shows SlingPlayer Mobile for iPhone, coming Q1

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Tuesday, January 6, 2009
News Categories: Apps + Games

Sling Media is demonstrating a version of its SlingPlayer Mobile application for the iPhone at Macworld Expo, and has said the application will be submitted for App Store approval in the first quarter. The application allows users to stream video from any Slingbox directly to the device, and can also control their home digital video recorder to watch recorded shows, pause, rewind, and fast forward live TV, or queue new recordings while away from home. “SlingPlayer Mobile is ideally suited for the iPhone’s large touch screen display and I know iPhone users are eagerly anticipating the application’s availability,” said Blake Krikorian, co-founder and CEO of Sling Media. Pricing for SlingPlayer Mobile for iPhone has yet to be determined.

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Comments

1

If only the AppleTV offered “Sling” functionality for the iPhone and iPod Touch…

Nevertheless, this is a remarkable development. I eagerly await its full public release.

Posted by Herr Doktor on January 6, 2009 at 12:47 PM (PDT)

2

I wonder if Apple will deny the request claiming duplicate ability and then implement it with the appleTV.

Posted by Ryan on January 7, 2009 at 6:06 AM (PDT)

3

This is the best news I have heard since I’ve had my iPhone. I have the Slingbox for many other devices and it works great. I know the moble slingplayer will work great for the iPhone.

Posted by Demetrious Ward on January 8, 2009 at 10:40 AM (PDT)

4

I can already do this for free using the TV card in my PC and Orb.

Posted by Diana on January 8, 2009 at 9:06 PM (PDT)

5

I asked at MacWorld if slingmedia supported video-out on the iphone and the guy in the booth wasn’t sure. If so, this would be the only phone (palm, windows or blackberry) with this capability. Make it so number 1.

Posted by Hashim Anderson on January 11, 2009 at 9:52 PM (PDT)

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