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. 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!

Mark Guim

Mark Guim is Video Editor at Windows Central. He switched to Windows because the MacBook Pro isn't Pro enough. You can follow him on Twitter at @markguim.