Kudos to the Sling Media programmers for adding the audio-only feature to Android players. Myself and I'm sure a lot of folks really missed this capability that was offered in earlier versions. For me, it makes the Sling Player so much more usable, and with the lower broadband demand, it provides a nice constant stream. Now please work on adding a feature to stop the auto-hide for the remote image!
It was feedback from customers like you that helped bring the audio only feature back.
If you have a moment, post your request for auto-hide in our Enhancement Requests Forum.
That is one of the best ways to promote ideas and requests.