sling

  • DISH’s Hopper With Sling Whole-Home DVR Now Available Nationwide, Following CES 2013 Awards Controversy

    DISH’s Hopper With Sling Whole-Home DVR Now Available Nationwide, Following CES 2013 Awards Controversy

    DISH today formally announced the nationwide launch of its Hopper with Sling DVR device, which allows users to record their favorite shows for later viewing, skip ads and also download DVR'd content to their iPad for offline viewing. The Hopper, which incorporates technology from partner Sling Media, Inc., was recently at the center of a controversy around the 2013 CES "Best of Show" Awards. Read More

  • Sling Launches Second Screen And Media Syncing Capabilities With New Slingbox Companion And My Media Features

    Sling Launches Second Screen And Media Syncing Capabilities With New Slingbox Companion And My Media Features

    Sling Media continues to innovate. The latest innovation includes capabilities that take advantage of secondary devices that TV viewers are using while watching TV, as well as media-sharing features that go beyond the typical TV watching experience. Read More

  • AT&T may have fibbed regarding Sling player for iPhone

    AT&T may have fibbed regarding Sling player for iPhone

    Just the other day, AT&T announced that it was able to work with Sling Media in order to optimize Sling player for AT&T’s 3G network. That’s good news for consumers and all, but it appears as though AT&T might have been doing a little posturing to make itself look like the good guy. After all, Sling users were disappointed about the lack of a Sling player on the iPhone when… Read More

  • Coming Soon From Sling Media: Watch Cable TV From Your iPhone

    Coming Soon From Sling Media: Watch Cable TV From Your iPhone

    Sling Media, the company behind the popular (and very cool) settop boxes that allow you to stream cable from your house to your computer, looks like it has outdone itself. At this week's Macworld the company will be showing off its upcoming iPhone application, which effectively gives iPhone owners instant access to their Cable TVs and Tivos from anywhere they have a network connection. … Read More

  • Review: Slingcatcher

    Review: Slingcatcher

    This review comes from DemystifyingDigital.com and was written by Ted Kritsonis Sling Media's Slingcatcher has been touted as the device that would give users the opposite benefit of the company’s popular Slingbox products. Rather than “placeshift” a TV signal to be viewed remotely on a computer, the Slingcatcher would allow a TV to display content from a computer. Read More

  • Sling opens Hulu competitor

    Sling opens Hulu competitor

    Sling Media, the company behind the popular Slingbox TV-streaming hardware devices, has opened the gates to its video portal Sling.com. The site pits Sling directly against Joost and Hulu (though Hulu is a Sling partner), allowing users to stream a variety of television shows and movies for free through an intuitive Flash player. Sling’s selection of media is pretty comprehensive, offering… Read More

  • Sling Opens Up Its Hulu Competitor To The Public

    Sling Opens Up Its Hulu Competitor To The Public

    Sling Media, the company behind the popular Slingbox TV-streaming hardware devices, has opened the gates to its video portal Sling.com. The site pits Sling directly against Joost and Hulu (though Hulu is a Sling partner), allowing users to stream a variety of television shows and movies for free through an intuitive Flash player. Sling's selection of media is pretty comprehensive, offering… Read More

  • SlingCatcher now available

    SlingCatcher now available

    Boy, the SlingCatcher has been in the works for sometime, but it’s finally shipping to eager nerds. The $299 streamer gives owners access to all their SlingBox’s without the need a computer. Plus, almost anything can be streamed off a Windows PC and eventually via Sling.com media portal. It’s a great looking device from a celebrated company, but is launching into a crowded… Read More

  • SlingMedia prepares video sharing portal

    SlingMedia prepares video sharing portal

    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. Read more… Read More

  • Sling releases concept iPhone app

    Sling releases concept iPhone app

    A man named MegaZone (his real name, which, thinking about it, is really cool, like Cher in a Gundam suit) emailed us explaining that he now represents Sling and wanted to share with us the news that Sling has created a version of its software for the iPhone. You, too, can even take a look. He writes: We have a proof of concept version of SlingPlayer Mobile already running on ‘jail… Read More

 
  • SlingModem officially announced

    SlingModem officially announced

    Your friendly cable company may soon be carrying the SlingModem, a combination SlingBox and DOCSIS 2.0-certified cable modem. Basically, you’d only have to connect one coax cable to the box and you’d get your internet access, plus you’d be able to sling the cable signal right out of the gate. Sounds cool, I guess. SlingModem is one of Sling Media’s newest place-shifting… Read More

  • Sling updates SlingPlayer Mobile clients

    Sling updates SlingPlayer Mobile clients

    Sling has just announced that they’ve upgraded SlingPlayer Mobile for Windows PocketPC, Smartphone and Symbian S60 devices. The upgrade, free to current users, now include support for the Nokia N95 8GB, Samsung i760, Treo 500v and a few others. It also improves video streaming quality on certain handsets like the HTC Mogul as well as adding support for additional set-top boxes, logos for… Read More

  • Sling Media confirms it has iPhone SDK, weighing options for iPhone version

    [photopress:slingboxiphonesdk.jpg,full,center] The rumor that Sling Media is working on an iPhone-compatible version of its Sling software refuses to die. In speaking with iLounge, Dave Zatz (of Zatz Not Funny fame, now at Sling Media) confirmed that Sling Media has an iPhone SDK and that’s it’s currently planning what move to make next. “We know it’s [iPhone] a hot… Read More

  • Slingbox ads on the way?

    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, and… Read More

  • SlingPlayer Coming To Symbian Phones, Now In Beta

    SlingPlayer Coming To Symbian Phones, Now In Beta

    Sling Media is running a 4-week beta test for Symbian-based phones. If you’ve got a Nokia N75, N95, or E65, you’re eligible. You’ll be required to keep quiet about any sensitive information you receive, you’ll have to fill out at least two surveys, and you’ll be expected to notify Sling of any glitches or bugs along the way. The beta application apparently takes about… Read More

  • Heart-Stopping Video of Sling Player and Apple TV Having Fun Together

    Commodore Zatz, now a full-time employee of Sling Media, posted an insider’s video on how Apple TV and Sling player work together. I say the video could’ve used some Digital Underground, but at least it’s thorough. Slingin’ Apple TV [Zatz Not Funny] Read More

  • SlingPlayer v1.0 For Your Mac Released Today

    Sling Media has announced that v1.0 for Mac users will be available for download today at 3PM EST. Version 1.0 includes remote controls on the side that look so life-like, pretty cool, huh? SlingPlayer for “Mac v. 1.0 is an Aqua® application and adheres to Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines.” Sling gave thanks to the Mac community for helping them mold the overall appeal so that… Read More

  • Sling And Apple Teaming Up?

    It’s been a while since I posted anything about the iPhone, but it was only a matter of time before that trend would end. It seems as though Apple could be contemplating Sling’s bid to stream iTunes content to the iPhone. Sling CEO, Blake Krikorian, announced at NAB the company’s intentions to support the upcoming iPhone. I think the question for them is going to be, how are they… Read More

  • Sign Up for Sling on PalmOS

    Sign Up for Sling on PalmOS

    Sling Media now is accepting beta applications for the PalmOS. The requirements are that you have a Treo 700p (or in some cases, a Treo 680, Palm TX, or Treo 650), a Sling Box and an unlimited data plan. The application is long (it takes about 10 minutes to complete) and the first wave of tests will begin Feb. 5. Watch out for the disclaimer: Sling Media can’t be held responsible for your… Read More

  • Sling Media Announces SlingCatcher, Adds Palm OS Support

    Sling Media Announces SlingCatcher, Adds Palm OS Support

    Sling Media announced this morning that not only would it be producing a version of its SlingPlayer software for the Palm OS, but that they’re releasing an entirely new product: The SlingCatcher. What is SlingCatcher? Sounds like a jacked up SlingBox. From the release: “The SlingCatcher includes both standard definition and high definition AV outputs to connect to a TV including HDMI… Read More