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  • Best iPad apps to turn your tablet into a TV
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    Best iPad apps to turn your tablet into a TV

    By 14 February 2012

    Whether you are laid up in bed, or merely trying to avoid having a second TV in your bedroom - in the bath, your spare house, the car, or anywhere else for that matter - and if you've got an iPad, then there are plenty of apps that will help it become...

  • SlingPlayer for Android Tablets brings TV to your Honeycomb tablet
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    SlingPlayer for Android Tablets brings TV to your Honeycomb tablet

    By 11 October 2011

    Sling Media has announced a new Honeycomb-flavoured version of its SlingPlayer app allowing user to "sling" content from their TV to their Android tablet. "A Slingbox is the perfect accessory to an Android tablet," said Raghu Tarra, senior vice president...

  • EchoStar SlingLoaded HDS-600RS hands-on
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    EchoStar SlingLoaded HDS-600RS hands-on

    By 22 March 2011

    EchoStar, the company that owns Sling Media is launching a Freesat powered PVR in the UK to take on the likes of Humax, Sony, and Samsung. The new box, called the EchoStar SlingLoaded HDS-600RS will come with a 500GB hard drive letting you record around...

  • SlingPlayer for iPad hands-on
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    SlingPlayer for iPad hands-on

    By 3 December 2010

    SlingPlayer for iPad hit the App Store earlier in the week giving Slingbox owners a chance to sling their television content from their Slingbox to their iPad, but is the new app any good? We’ve gone hands-on to try it out. In the UK the iPad app is...

  • SlingPlayer for iPad hits the App Store
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    SlingPlayer for iPad hits the App Store

    By 24 November 2010

    Well that didn't take long. No pre-registrations, no waiting around, boom - straight into the App Store just days after the video teaser was released. That's right readers, we're talking SlingPlayer for the iPad, in all its high quality HTTP live streaming....

  • VIDEO: SlingPlayer on the Apple iPad
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    VIDEO: SlingPlayer on the Apple iPad

    By 17 November 2010

    Sling Media has teased its latest app, bringing SlingPlayer Mobile to the iPad. As you'd expect with Sling, you get full control of your set-top box from your iPad, including live streaming, access to your PVR, all the play controls and control settings...

  • VIDEO: SlingBox SlingPlayer coming for Windows Phone 7
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    VIDEO: SlingBox SlingPlayer coming for Windows Phone 7

    By 21 October 2010

    It's not all bad news for Windows Phone 7. The launch may have been less well received than Microsoft would have liked, but Pocket-lint expects the new phone OS to be something of a slow burner. Certainly, with apps such as Sling Media's SlingPlayer coming...

  • Keeping up with the Ryder Cup
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    Keeping up with the Ryder Cup

    By 4 October 2010

    Golf's 2010 Ryder Cup has made history in two ways - not only is it the first sporting tournament to be shown in 3D, it's also the first time in the cup's 83-year run that play has carried on until the Monday - a result of the glorious UK weather. Thanks...

  • Freesat with Slingbox PVR rumoured
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    Freesat with Slingbox PVR rumoured

    By 5 July 2010

    Slingmedia has reportedly confirmed that it plans to launch a Freesat+ PVR receiver in the UK before the end of the year, with its Slingbox location shifting feature built in. According to joinfreesat.co.uk, an unofficial Freesat news site based in the...

  • Sling Monitor 150 to catch media with no box at all
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    Sling Monitor 150 to catch media with no box at all

    By 6 January 2010

    Sling Media Inc is at it again at CES. The company has slung from a box, it's caught with a box and now it's planning on doing it without a box at all. Meet the Sling Monitor 150 and allow us to break your hearts right from the off - you can't buy it....

  • SlingPlayer heading to iPhone and Mac
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    SlingPlayer heading to iPhone and Mac

    By 6 January 2009

    Sling Media has announced that it is releasing its SlingPlayer software for the iPhone and a HD version for Mac users at this year's Macworld conference in San Francisco. The new SlingPlayer for Mac HD is a web-based version of the SlingPlayer software...

  • Sling Media updates Windows Mobile SlingPlayer
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    Sling Media updates Windows Mobile SlingPlayer

    By 24 December 2008

    Sling Media has announced an update to its SlingPlayer Windows Mobile software on Wednesday that promises to open up the software to more mobile phones. Although it appears not to be the full blown update SlingPlayer fans were hoping for, the new software...

  • SlingPlayer Mobile for Blackberry to launch
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    SlingPlayer Mobile for Blackberry to launch

    By 18 December 2008

    We'd brought you the news that this was in the pipeline, but it's now officially dated, as Sling Media has announced its mobile product is going into beta for BlackBerry smartphones. SlingPlayer Mobile will let you watch and control your home TV and DVR...

  • SlingCatcher review
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    SlingCatcher review

    By 16 December 2008

    The Slingbox lets you get your TV on your laptop, but what if you want to do it the other way - i.e., get your laptop on your TV? Sling Media the makers of the Slingbox believe it has the answer. But can the SlingCatcher do as it promises? We get streaming...