Sling-Media

  • Sling Media Introduces $150 Slingbox M1 Box, Upgraded SlingTV UI, And A Desktop App

    Sling Media Introduces $150 Slingbox M1 Box, Upgraded SlingTV UI, And A Desktop App

    Sling Media is one of those companies that every now and then you forget about, but they just keep chugging along and occasionally putting out new products. Today Sling is introducing a couple of products — the Slingbox M1 and the SlingTV. Read More

  • Sling Media Launches A Roku Channel And A New iPad App, With Windows 8.1 App On Its Way

    Sling Media Launches A Roku Channel And A New iPad App, With Windows 8.1 App On Its Way

    Sling Media is trying to make place-shifted content available in more places and on more devices, now launching a Roku channel that will allow customers to stream live content to another TV and control that experience with their mobile phones. The company is also releasing a new iPad app that will allow them to take TV with them wherever they go. Read More

  • Sling Media Launches $29.99 SlingPlayer App For Android ‘Honeycomb’ Tablets

    Sling Media Launches $29.99 SlingPlayer App For Android ‘Honeycomb’ Tablets

    Sling Media, an EchoStar subsidiary, this morning announced the availability of SlingPlayer for tablets running Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) or later. The app is available on Android Market now and costs $29.99, the same price Sling Media charges for any of its mobile applications. The application basically lets Slingbox owners watch home TV from their Android tablets. (The Slingbox retails for… Read More

  • A Consumer iPhone App That Boldly Goes Beyond The $9.99 Threshold

    Though you may not ever see them, there are apps in the App Store that sell for over $9.99. Mostly they’re for doctors or stupid gimmicks, but they exist. Now the first one relevant on a larger scale to consumers is about to become available with the SlingPlayer Mobile app launching tonight for $29.99 in the App Store. How this app sells will be really interesting. While other… Read More

  • SlingMedia Prepares To Launch Their Video Portal At Sling.com

    Sling Media, the creators of a hardware device that lets users stream their home television signal to an Internet connected device anywhere (with a software download), is preparing to launch their new video portal, Sling.com. The company first mentioned the new portal earlier this year but has been quiet since then. Today though, several readers received emails from Sling Media with… Read More

  • Slingbox Pro-HD, SlingCatcher up for pre-order

    Attention Sling fans- The Pro-HD is finally shipping and it’s cheaper than what we reported from CES at $300. The SlingCatcher is a bit more than Sling was hoping for, but it, too, is $300. via Zatznotfunny Read More

  • Here Come The New iPhone Apps

    As Apple gears up for the launch of its 3G iPhone, outside developers and startups are finally going to get to sell or give away their own applications that run natively on the phone (as opposed to being optimized for the Safari browser, as are most legal, third-party apps today). These apps, which are built on the iPhone SDK announced last March, will be distributed through the upcoming… Read More

  • Slingbox ads on the way?

    If you’re a Slingbox owner who happens to be of the opinion that there just aren’t enough ads on television already, you are weird. You also might be seeing even more ads if Sling Media puts into play the technology described in a recent patent. The patent basically entails using various methods of delivering ads including video overlays, pre- and post-roll ads, pop-up windows… Read More

  • Sling Media Sells Out to EchoStar

    EchoStar’s $380 million purchase of Sling Media once again raises the question of whether a consumer TV-device company can exist as a standalone entity. History has not been kind to such companies trying to break out from the startup field. Akimbo anyone? TiVo has also certainly seen its share of ups and downs (mostly downs). Even the attempts of larger tech companies at combining… Read More

  • EchoStar To Buy Sling Media


    I love me a SlingBox. And so will millions of Dish Network subscribers if this works out like I hope it will. The satellite TV provider is buying the privately-held place-shifting wonders to the tune of a cool $380 million. Of course, EchoStar is no stranger to partnering with smaller companies that make great products. About a year and a half ago they teamed up with Archos for some mobile… Read More