2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 10, 2012 6:50 AM by mxquattro RSS

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    profiler092001

      When do you plan to support the tv video out for the slingplayer apps for iphone.  Just like in your advertisement that we can bring our tv anywhere.  ATT supports the slingplayer mobile to give the the customers best experience watching our home tv now we need you.  I dont like the sound of jailbreaking phone.   Is this issue for sling or apple?

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          eferz Expert

          When do you plan to support the tv video out for the slingplayer apps  for iphone.  Just like in your advertisement that we can bring our tv  anywhere.  ATT supports the slingplayer mobile to give the the customers  best experience watching our home tv now we need you.  I dont like the  sound of jailbreaking phone.   Is this issue for sling or apple?

           

          At the moment, its an "issue" with both Apple and Slingmedia.

           

          There  are other apps in the iTunes Store, like Streamtome http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/streamtome/id325327899,  that allows you to use the Apple Component or Composite Cable for the  iPhone to display on an external monitor or TV.  Even the built in  iPhone apps like Quicktime, Safari, iPod, and YouTube can do it too.   However that's made possible by using the default  MediaPlayer.framework.  Unfortunately, the current Slingplayer Mobile for iPhone only uses  portions of the framework, since they want to provide a custom user  interface and quite possibly having an encrypted stream.

           

          In the MediaPlayer.framework API there  is a class called MPTVOutWindow  that can be used to force TV out.   Unfortunately, its an undocumented  class, so its not offically  supported by Apple.  All of the apps that  have tried to used it was  denied on the iTunes App Store.  However, if  you have a jailbroken  iPhone you can get apps like TVout2, Landscape TV  Out, or ScreenSplitr  in conjunction with the Slingplayer app to support  TV out via the Apple  Composite or Component Cables for iPhone.