Today we are releasing an update to, making watching TV, setting up your Slingbox and managing your Sling Account even easier.


Slingbox Setup

This update includes the following features and fixes:

  • Fixes a problem with the Check for Updates button not showing up when attempting to update your Slingbox Software (or Firmware) while you are away from home.
  • Important updates to the video source selection portion of input set up:
    • Improved search when setting up your TV source.
    • You can now select alternate codes when manually navigating the TV source listings.
  • Improved the German localization.
  • Various Slingbox Setup flow and interface improvements and bug fixes.


Visit Slingbox Setup now.


Sling Accounts

This update features the following features and fixes:

  • Localization updates and bug fixes
  • Some special characters are now allowed in your Sling Account password.
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes.


Visit Sling Accounts now.



SlingPlayer Plug-in for Mac

We have updated the installation process for the SlingPlayer Plug-in for Mac. The installation is now done through an Installer package downloaded when you visit Watch or Setup on for the first time or to install a plug-in update.


This addresses the plugin installation issues a few customers were running into with the old process.


After you run the installer, you will need to re-launch your web browser and go back to to set up your Slingbox or start watching TV.


If you still have plug-in installation problems, please post your question to the community below:


Setup on for Mac