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Description

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.

COMPATIBLE DEVICES:
- iPhone (iOS 7.0+)
- iPod touch (iOS 7.0+)

COMPATIBLE SLING DEVICES:*
- Slingbox M1
- SLINGBOX 500
- SLINGBOX 350
- SLINGBOX PRO-HD
- SLINGBOX SOLO

* 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 http://support.sling.com/KB/KB-2000121. 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 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 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 Sling Warranty.

 $14.99 in iOS App Store

Screenshots

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Version History

Launched May 13, 2009 (over 9 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 4 months, on average.

Sep 10
2018
(Current)
Version 4.0.0

In a major revamp, this version brings SlingPlayer experience in line with the latest usability developments (but without the pesky ads that pay for SlingPlayer Basic).

Improvements:
- radical rework of the User Interface - get your TV faster, simpler, smarter
- portrait mode video: watch a program and learn more about it at the same time
- recommended content in the Gallery: discover more programs to love!
- enhanced Program Guide now supports filers for sports, movies, shows, etc.

Quality and compatibility:
- the new app fully supports iOS 12 and iPhone X
- deprecated Facebook integration has been completely removed
- multiple bug fixes

Known limitations:
- users outside of US and Canada can no longer favorite a channel. Sorry, we just could not get it to work with your local guide. We hope all the improvements make up for it :-)

Sep 13
2016
Version 3.8.51

iOS 10 support, Bug fixes.

Dec 08
2015
Version 3.8.44

Bug Fixes.

Jun 11
2015
Version 3.8.41

- Bug fixes

Mar 19
2015
Version 3.8.38

- Access favorite channels from the Slingplayer widget in the iOS 8 Notification Center
- Seamless switch between SQ and Auto
- Improved quality for SQ and audio only
- Bug fixes

Sep 24
2014
Version 3.8.14

Bug fixes for compatibility with iOS 8

Jul 16
2014
Version 3.8.1

-Improvements to Roku handoff: After you send your video to Slingplayer on Roku, the phone is not required to keep video streaming on Roku. Put the app in the background, turn off the screen, or turn off the phone entirely and continue enjoying your TV on the big screen.
-visual design updates
-various performance improvements and bug fixes

Apr 15
2014
Version 3.7.34

•AirPlay stream to Apple TV will now stay active and uninterrupted when SlingPlayer is put into the background
•Improved Roku connection performance
•Ability to manually add Roku box via IP in settings
•Bug fixes

Nov 18
2013
Version 3.7.13

- Watch your TV programs on a big screen anywhere with SlingPlayer and your Roku streaming device
- Bug fixes

Oct 28
2013
Version 3.6.16

- Improved streaming quality and better adaptiveness to bandwidth fluctuations for Slingbox 500 users (Slingbox 350 support coming soon)
- On your iPhone over 3G/4G/wifi, view your photos and videos from the hard drive attached to your Slingbox 500 from wherever you are
- Bug fixes

Sep 20
2013
Version 3.6.4

Bug fix related to app crashes for iOS 5.x users

Sep 17
2013
Version 3.6.2

-Bug fixes for iOS 7
-iOS 5.x users, please do not update. There is a known issue that's currently being investigated; a fix is coming shortly.

Aug 07
2013
Version 3.5.10

- New localization support
- Bug fixes

Jul 10
2013
Version 3.5.1

- Improved Auto / HQ streaming experience with SB500
- Ability to share screenshot of streaming video to Facebook
- Ability to set a data cap over 3G/4G/LTE to minimize mobile plan data usage
- Bug fixes

Mar 28
2013
Version 3.4.1

- Wirelessly archive your personal media from your smartphone with SlingSync™. (Slingbox 500 only, attached USB storage required)
- Audio only mode for listening to your favorite shows on the go with your Slingbox 500, PRO-HD, or SOLO (Slingbox 350 support coming soon)
- Fix for frequent buffering / black screens seen by some users during Auto / HQ streaming
- Improved audio quality during Auto / HQ streaming
- Localization support
- Bug fixes

Dec 31
2012
Version 3.3

Bug fix for an issue causing the app to crash for some users.

Dec 12
2012
Version 3.2.3

- Project videos from your SlingPlayer onto a TV connected to your Slingbox 500!

Other recent features:
- Optimization for iPhone 5's larger screen
- Project photos from your SlingPlayer onto a TV connected to your Slingbox 500
- Improved SQ picture quality with the Slingbox 350 or Slingbox 500
- Set reminders in the program guide by double-tapping future program listings
- Aspect zoom for both 16:9 and 4:3
- Redesigned user interface

Nov 01
2012
Version 3.1

Optimization for iPhone 5's larger screen

Other recent features:
- Project photos from your SlingPlayer onto a TV connected to your Slingbox 500
- Improved SQ picture quality with the Slingbox 350 or Slingbox 500
- Set reminders in the program guide by double-tapping future program listings
- Aspect zoom for both 16:9 and 4:3
- Redesigned user interface

Oct 10
2012
Version 3.0

- Project photos from your SlingPlayer onto a TV connected to your Slingbox 500
- Improved SQ picture quality with the Slingbox 350 or Slingbox 500
- Set reminders in the program guide by double-tapping future program listings
- Aspect zoom for both 16:9 and 4:3
- Redesigned user interface
- Due to an issue with iOS 6, HQ and Auto place-shifting are currently disabled with the Slingbox SOLO; this issue will be fixed by the end of October. In the meantime, please use SQ for place-shifting.

Dec 06
2011
Version 2.4.6

- Project photos from your SlingPlayer onto a TV connected to your Slingbox 500
- Improved SQ picture quality with the Slingbox 350 or Slingbox 500
- Set reminders in the program guide by double-tapping future program listings
- Aspect zoom for both 16:9 and 4:3
- Redesigned user interface
- Due to an issue with iOS 6, HQ and Auto place-shifting are currently disabled with the Slingbox SOLO; this issue will be fixed by the end of October. In the meantime, please use SQ for place-shifting.

Jun 23
2011
Version 2.3.3

-Fixes an issue which caused some users to have problems connecting over 3G networks.

-Fixes an issue which caused some users to see the connection stall at the 'Locating...' step.

Feb 22
2011
Version 2.1

-Adds component cable video out support when streaming in HQ mode

Dec 20
2010
Version 2.0.1

-If you are having trouble with audio or controlling your Slingbox after this update, please make sure the mute switch is not on, and try uninstalling and reinstalling the app. We are working on a fix for this issue.

-IMPORTANT: If you have a Slingbox SOLO or a Slingbox PRO-HD, after installing this update, you can’t connect to your Slingbox until you upgrade your Slingbox Software to the latest version (2.1.80 for PRO-HD and 2.1.110 for SOLO). You can do that by going to Setup on Slingbox.com (http://setup.slingbox.com) on a desktop or laptop computer.

-Adds High Quality (HQ) streaming. To stream in High Quality (HQ) mode outside your home, you need at least 800 kbps of bandwidth from your Slingbox to your iPhone when using a Wi-Fi connection, and at least 500 kbps with a 3G connection. To see available bandwidth within SlingPlayer Mobile for iPhone, tap the SQ button, then the Options button. The current bandwidth displays in the lower left corner. You can test your home upload speed by using a web site such as www.speedtest.net on your home computer; test download speed at your current location by using the free Speedtest iPhone app. The total bandwidth available to SlingPlayer Mobile for iPhone is limited to whichever is smaller: the upload speed, or the current download speed. If you don't have enough bandwidth for HQ mode, you can improve your viewing experience by pressing the SQ button to stream in Standard Quality.

-Users with the Slingbox Classic, Tuner, AV, and PRO can stream with this update, but they can’t use the High Quality (HQ) video mode. Users with these Slingbox models can also continue to use SlingPlayer Mobile for iPhone in Compatibility mode on the iPad.

-Adds the new Program Guide

Dec 13
2010
Version 2.0

-IMPORTANT: If you have a Slingbox SOLO or a Slingbox PRO-HD, after installing this update, you can’t connect to your Slingbox until you upgrade your Slingbox Software to the latest version (2.1.80 for PRO-HD and 2.1.110 for SOLO). You can do that by going to Setup on Slingbox.com (http://setup.slingbox.com) on a desktop or laptop computer.

-Adds High Quality (HQ) streaming. To stream in High Quality (HQ) mode outside your home, you need at least 800 kbps of bandwidth from your Slingbox to your iPhone when using a Wi-Fi connection, and at least 500 kbps with a 3G connection. To see available bandwidth within SlingPlayer Mobile for iPhone, tap the SQ button, then the Options button. The current bandwidth displays in the lower left corner. You can test your home upload speed by using a web site such as www.speedtest.net on your home computer; test download speed at your current location by using the free Speedtest iPhone app. The total bandwidth available to SlingPlayer Mobile for iPhone is limited to whichever is smaller: the upload speed, or the current download speed. If you don't have enough bandwidth for HQ mode, you can improve your viewing experience by pressing the SQ button to stream in Standard Quality.

-Users with the Slingbox Classic, Tuner, AV, and PRO can stream with this update, but they can’t use the High Quality (HQ) video mode. Users with these Slingbox models can also continue to use SlingPlayer Mobile for iPhone in Compatibility mode on the iPad.

-Adds the new Program Guide

Feb 15
2010
Version 1.2

3G streaming enabled

Aug 20
2009
Version 1.1

-Full 16x9 widescreen support (Slingbox SOLO, PRO, and PRO-HD only)
-DISH Remote Access integration (DISH Network users only)
-Faster start and channel change
-Improved remote control interface

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