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    when will sling player mobile be available on Android OS ?


      as the title suggests, when can we expect a SlingPlayer for the Android OS ?

        • Re: when will sling player mobile be available on Android OS ?

          Dear jowlhome,


          Thanks for participating in the Slingbox Answers Forum! We appreciate customer feedback and, as you know, we're constantly updating our products. We do not comment on unannounced or unreleased products here, simply because this is a technical support forum, but you can find a great resource for updates on SlingPlayer Mobile for Android on this page:




          You can submit your email address on that page and we'll keep you posted.


          Hope that helps!


          Kind Regards,

          The Slingbox Answers Forum Moderator Team

          • Re: when will sling player mobile be available on Android OS ?

            I hope this might help a little more than the standard reply you received..I've been actively pursuing answers to your question since Nov 2008.


            On Apr 27, 2010 2:49 PM, "John S" <[filtered]@slingmedia.com

            > wrote:


            Hi Brian,


            Thanks for contacting Sling.


            As we said at the Gdgt event at SXSW in Austin recently, we’re actively working on SlingPlayer Mobile for Android.  Videos of SPM for Android in action were posted on many of the gadget blogs.  SPM for Android is looking great and we hope to release it soon.


            If you go to www.slingbox.com you can sign up for an email notification when SPM for Android is released.


            We are also working with Adobe Flash and we’ll implement Flash when and where we think it makes sense from a technology and time-to-market perspective.








                 John S -  - Sling Media


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            • Re: when will sling player mobile be available on Android OS ?
              SoCalSlinger Newbie

              Apparently it's been released to beta testing, and will be available in a few months: http://tinyurl.com/389pdjb

              • Re: when will sling player mobile be available on Android OS ?

                Has anyone heard on the latest slingbox release for Android? 

                  • Re: when will sling player mobile be available on Android OS ?
                    eferz Expert

                    This is the last I've heard




                    From a newsletter sent on June 8, 2010


                    You can receive updates too.  You just have to sign up at (http://www.slingbox.com/get/android-signup)

                      • Re: when will sling player mobile be available on Android OS ?

                        Thanks for the update Eferz

                          • Re: when will sling player mobile be available on Android OS ?
                            eferz Expert


                            SlingPlayer Mobile for Android ready to entertain  you for $30 starting tomorrow

                            By Chris Ziegler posted Jun 21st 2010 8:07PM

                            After a public beta spanning a couple months, Sling is rolling out the  latest piece of its expanding SlingPlayer Mobile portfolio this week -- this time for Android, plugging the biggest  coverage gap it currently has. This is the same app we recently  had an opportunity to check out, but since that preview, we're  happy to report that it's been massaged into a more stable, more usable  setup -- gone are the disconnect crashes we'd had before. Furthermore,  Sling claims they've specifically worked to improve load and response  times with this version, and we have to say that the effort is  noticeable -- this definitely feels like the fastest SlingPlayer Mobile  we've used to date. It's officially available starting tomorrow from the  Market in Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Italy,  Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, the UK, and the US for $29.99. Follow  the break for the full press release.

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                            Sling  Media Launches SlingPlayer Mobile for Android Smartphones

                            Application now delivers your home TV experience to Android phones  anywhere you have mobile phone access

                            Foster City, Calif., – June 22, 2010 – Sling Media, Inc., a wholly owned  subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), announced today the  availability of its SlingPlayer Mobile™ application for Android™  Smartphones.  The all new application gives Android phone users easy  access to their home TV experience anywhere they have mobile phone or  Wi-Fi internet access.  Now anyone with an Android phone never has to  miss a favorite TV show when they're away from home.

                            "We're committed to the Android platform, and users of our new and  improved SlingPlayer Mobile application will experience one of the most  complete mobile television experiences available today," said Sling  Media Senior Vice President and General Manager John Gilmore.  "Now the  full spectrum of viewing, including local channels and sports teams,  video on demand, pay per view and even control of their home DVR, is  available to the growing number of people moving to Android."

                            How it Works
                            When in your mobile phone provider's area of 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi coverage  and connected to a Slingbox® SOLO, PRO or PRO-HD, SlingPlayer Mobile  makes it simple to watch and control your living room television at any  time from any location.  Watch live and recorded TV and schedule  recordings of new programs from any Android Smartphone.

                            SlingPlayer Mobile for Android features faster startup and control  response times, and it works among a variety of Android-based mobile  phones in the market today.  It also has a new user interface that gives  quick-touch access to the most critical remote controls and recently  viewed channels.

                            Current Pricing and Availability
                            SlingPlayer Mobile Android is available now for download for $29.99* in  the Android Market in the following countries: Australia, Austria,  Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, United  Kingdom and the United States.
                            *Price is in U.S. dollars. U.S. dollar to local currency exchange will  be carried out at purchase via the customer's bank or credit card  provider. Pricing and availability subject to local laws.
                            Visit http://www.slingbox.com/go/android for more information.

                            About Sling Media, Inc.
                            Sling Media, Inc., an affiliate of EchoStar Technologies L.L.C., which  is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), is  the leading provider of video placeshifting products and services for  consumers and television service providers. Sling Media's product family  includes the internationally acclaimed, Emmy award-winning Slingbox™  that allows consumers to watch and control their living room television  shows at any time, from any location, using internet-connected PCs,  Macs, PDAs and smartphones. For more information, visit  www.slingmedia.com.