Today, we've released new Slingbox Software (firmware) for all owners of the Slingbox SOLO. This is a cloud-based update, so your Slingbox SOLO should get it automagically, but you can also use Setup on Slingbox.com to check for updates.

 

 

How do I know if I have the new firmware on my Slingbox?

Just go to Watch on Slingbox.com and click on Options. Your firmware version should be listed there as 2.1.210.

 

 

What's new in this update?

  • The Slingbox SOLO is now always set to allow incoming connections from outside of your home network. (Don't worry, this doesn't mean that anyone can access your Slingbox - it just means that this setting no longer has to be explicitly turned on. You still have to setup your Slingbox via Setup on Slingbox.com and give it a password so that it is accessible outside of your home, as you normally would.)
  • Improvements made to Internet Viewing configuration: If you move your Slingbox or replace your router, the Slingbox SOLO is now better at noticing when it's connected to a new router and does a better job of automatically reconfiguring Internet Viewing.
  • Both of these improvements help ensure that you'll always be ready to watch your TV anywhere.

 

Fixed Issues

  • Improved Internet connectivity for Slingboxes connected to some ADSL Routers.
  • Improves performance and stability when using the time shift buffer when connecting from a Windows 7 computer.
  • Fixed an issue where a green horizontal line could appear at the top of some video streams coming from 480p video sources.
  • Connection management (when two authorized users are trying to access the same Slingbox) should now behave more consistently.

 

 

Thanks everyone!

The Sling Support Team