SlingPlayer for Windows 8 now available
If you have a Slingbox at home, we have good news. The SlingPlayer app is now available for Windows 8 tablets or PC. It lets you watch and control your cable or satellite TV from anywhere in the world. You can try it for free for 24 hours.
The SlingPlayer features a Program Guide that makes it easy to browse content choices while watching TV. The Gallery view also helps you find your favorite shows, sports events or movies.
In order to use the SlingPlayer app on your Windows 8 tablet or PC, you need one of these Slingboxes at home:
- Slingbox 500
- Slingbox 350
- Slingbox PRO-HD
- Slingbox SOLO
The Slingbox must be configured for Internet-viewing and requires a high-speed Internet connection with an upload speed of at least 500 Kbps. For best viewing results from your tablet or pc, you need a network download speed of at least 500 Kbps.
You can download the SlingPlayer app from the Windows Store (opens in new tab). It costs $14.99, but there’s a free trial available. Give it a go if you have a Slingbox at home and let us know what you think in the comments!
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And, the app is still discounted to$14.99 from the ridiculous $29.99...
The Comcast Xfinity App on Windows Phone says it is a Remote Control? I'm downloading to see if it stream live TV.
Did you ever stream recorded TV? If so, may we hear your experience?
-[Edit] The Xfinity App does not stream any TV.