.......basically, your brother creates an account with slingmedia when he does the initial setup of the U.K slingbox. Usually, it will be an e-mail address and password. Once he's installed the slingbox, gone through the setup process, correctly setup his router for remote viewing, he'll be able to give you the sign in information for you to run the slingbox from the U.S using either your laptop or from the Google TV hardware. With the laptop, you'll just need to install a plugin for your browser to watch the stream. With the Sony Google TV, there is an app optimized for the logitech revue Google TV, but some have got it successfully working with Sony's Google TV setup. There's still some teething problems with the logitech revue app at this time though.