SlingMedia archive

  • EchoStar Freesat HDS-600RS review
    Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    EchoStar Freesat HDS-600RS review

    By 19 April 2011

    The Freesat audience may comprise Sky wobblers and value seekers, but that doesn’t mean they should be denied a little innovation to call their own. Enter the HDS-600RS, world’s first personal video recorder with integrated Slingbox. The brand responsible...

  • VIDEO: SlingPlayer on the Apple iPad
    Apps

    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...

  • SlingPlayer coming to Android UK
    Phones

    SlingPlayer coming to Android UK

    By 14 June 2010

    Back in March we brought you news that SlingMedia, the guys behind the Sling box and the Sling player, were collecting email addresses of US Android customers who were interested in having the service on their mobile handsets. Well, call us lazy, but...

  • Slingplayer coming to Android?
    Phones

    Slingplayer coming to Android?

    By 18 March 2010

    Is SlingMedia, the company behind the Sling box and Sling player, about to launch an Android version? That's the impression of many following a new page on the company's website in the US, which allows fans of the Android platform to sign up to be kept...

  • SlingPlayer Mobile for iPhone goes 3G
    Phones

    SlingPlayer Mobile for iPhone goes 3G

    By 16 February 2010

    The SlingPlayer Mobile App for the iPhone has been updated to include streaming over 3G bringing with it a massive headache for mobile phone operators around the world. The new update means that owners of a slingbox in their home can now stream their...

  • Sling Touch Control 100 remote takes on Philips Pronto
    Home Cinema

    Sling Touch Control 100 remote takes on Philips Pronto

    By 6 January 2010

    SlingMedia, makers of the Slingbox, are pushing hard on becoming a controlling point for your television with the launch of a new touchscreen remote control. The Announcement comes alongside a range of other products at the Consumer Electronics Show in...

  • Wireless HD streaming coming to TVs soon
    Home Cinema

    Wireless HD streaming coming to TVs soon

    By 3 January 2010

    TV fans looking to de-clutter their home cinema setup could soon be able to get rid of virtually all the set-top boxes under their televisions by the end of the year, thanks to a new device being unveiled at CES 2010. The new technology called AXAR, which...

  • SlingPlayer Mobile 1.1 for iPhone released
    Phones

    SlingPlayer Mobile 1.1 for iPhone released

    By 21 August 2009

    SlingMedia has updated its SlingPlayer Mobile app for the iPhone bringing with it a number of new features however falling short of 3G connectivity as rumoured. "We submitted another version of the app that works on 3G that is intended for the rest of...

  • SlingPlayer 1.1 for iPhone includes 3G streaming
    Phones

    SlingPlayer 1.1 for iPhone includes 3G streaming

    By 11 August 2009

    SlingMedia, the company behind the SlingBox multimedia streaming solution, has updated its iPhone App to 1.1, and has submitted it to Apple for approval. The previous version of the software, which showed up in May, only allowed streaming over Wi-Fi,...

  • SlingMedia SlingCatcher digital multimedia receiver review
    Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    SlingMedia SlingCatcher digital multimedia receiver review

    By 15 July 2009

    Chances are if you are reading this, you've got a Slingbox that allows you to stream your TV from your home anywhere around the home or the world as long as you've got an internet connection. SlingCatcher allows you to stream your Slingbox to another...

  • SlingPlayer Mobile for iPhone review
    Phones 4 out of 5

    SlingPlayer Mobile for iPhone review

    By 29 June 2009

    So you've have a Slingbox and you want to watch the content either from the other side of the world or merely up in your bedroom. While you can opt for the company's Sling Catcher offering for your TV or merely watch the streamed content on your laptop,...

  • Wi-Fi-only SlingPlayer Mobile launches for iPhone
    Phones

    Wi-Fi-only SlingPlayer Mobile launches for iPhone

    By 13 May 2009

    Sling Media has finally announced the availability of a Wi-Fi-only version of its SlingPlayer Mobile application for iPhone and iPod touch. Rather than offering over-the-air streaming, when in a Wi-Fi enabled area connected to a Slingbox SOLO or PRO,...

  • SlingMedia announces "upgrade programme"
    Home Cinema

    SlingMedia announces "upgrade programme"

    By 8 April 2009

    Following the news that SlingPlayer iPhone app won't work with older hardware, SlingMedia has announced an upgrade programme for UK customers who own the original Slingbox. To qualify, Slingbox customers have to input a valid serial number at http://uk.slingmedia.com/upgrade...

  • SlingPlayer app to launch for iPhone
    Phones

    SlingPlayer app to launch for iPhone

    By 27 March 2009

    Those of you who can't bear to be parted from your beloved TV programming will be pleased to hear there will soon be another way for you to stay plugged in to the telly. SlingMedia, the company behind the SlingPlayer TV streaming services, has submitted...

  • SlingMedia's Slingcatcher now available
    Home Cinema

    SlingMedia's Slingcatcher now available

    By 9 October 2008

    We got a hands-on with SlingMedia's Slingcatcher device way back at the end of September, but today, it hit the shelves in the UK. The Slingcatcher sends content from your computer or a hard drive to your TV, as well as from TV to TV when used in conjunction...

  • SlingMedia introduces the Sling Catcher
    Phones

    SlingMedia introduces the Sling Catcher

    By 26 September 2008

    Coming soon (though we can't tell you when) is the Sling Catcher from SlingMedia. SlingMedia has made a name for itself with devices that let you send content from your TV to your PC or Mac, and a whole host of mobile phones from Symbian devices through...

  • SlingPlayer Mobile launches for more smartphones
    Phones

    SlingPlayer Mobile launches for more smartphones

    By 10 September 2008

    Sling Media has announced that its SlingPlayer Mobile software is now available for smartphones running the UIQ user interface on Symbian OS, as announced earlier this year. SlingPlayer Mobile gives Slingbox owners the ability to watch and control their...

  • SlingPlayer gets update
    Home Cinema

    SlingPlayer gets update

    By 8 August 2008

    SlingMedia, the company behind the SlingPlayer has released a new version of its SlingPlayer software with a stack of new features. The new software, which remains in beta, aims to build on the Sling box's capabilities of being able to stream content...

  • Slingbox coming to iPhone and iPod
    Phones

    Slingbox coming to iPhone and iPod

    By 9 June 2008

    Sling Media has shown a proof of concept software application that will allow iPhone and iPod touch users to access their Slingbox via the phone and MP3 Player. Although currently at pre-Alpha stage (very early in development) it means that when the software...

  • SlingPlayer Mobile for UIQ on Symbian OS and S60 announced
    Phones

    SlingPlayer Mobile for UIQ on Symbian OS and S60 announced

    By 27 March 2008

    Sling Media say that using their set up, any program that you can watch on your sofa back home, you can now watch via a PC or Mac, as well as UIQ on Symbian OS, Symbian S60, Palm OS, and Windows Mobile-based smartphones anywhere you can get an internet...

  • CES 2008: SlingMedia tout new services and software
    Home Cinema

    CES 2008: SlingMedia tout new services and software

    By 7 January 2008

    Sling Media has announced an update to its SlingPlayer, the launch of a Sling Cable modem and SlingCatcher, a product first announced this time last year at CES in Las Vegas. SlingCatcher seen as a “reverse Slingbox” to deliver video to TVs located...

  • Sling Media updates range with HD and BlackBerry products
    Home Cinema

    Sling Media updates range with HD and BlackBerry products

    By 4 January 2008

    Sling Media's range of devices allow users to watch what's on their TV anywhere - whether on their mobile phone or on a laptop. The company has now launched the Slingbox Pro HD box and SlingPlayer client for BlackBerry phones. The Pro HD is an update...

  • This years must have gadget–Best Home Cinema Accessory Silver: Slingbox
    Gadgets

    This years must have gadget–Best Home Cinema Accessory Silver: Slingbox

    By 6 December 2007

    You no longer have to be stuck to the sofa to watch TV. That’s because the Slingbox allows you to watch and control your own home TV, live, via the Internet on your computer or mobile phone. So now you can enjoy your favourite programmes or sporting...

  • Slingbox SOLO media streamer review
    Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Slingbox SOLO media streamer review

    By 17 October 2007

    The Slingbox SOLO from Sling Media is the company's entry-level offering for people that like the idea of being able to watch their own television anywhere around the world but without going for the full blown Slingbox PRO. So have corners been cut or...

  • VIDEO: DivX Connected
    Home Cinema

    VIDEO: DivX Connected

    By 16 October 2007

    This week's episode of Megawhat.tv is all for the square-eyed TV lovers out there. The "streaming" episode takes a look at two very different solutions that offer ways to stream content from various devices to various devices. First up is a look at DivX's...