16 Replies Latest reply: Aug 31, 2010 9:25 AM by jimfitzgerald Branched to a new discussion. RSS

    Droid OS Phone Support!


      When do you think Slingbox mobile is going to support the Droid OS? It would be sweet!  Just think...a large screen, with a  pretty fast processor and 3G!  I have it on my Blackberry Bold 9700, but the screen is WAY too small.  It works though, and that's the only thing that's making me keep that phone around!  Please develop ASAP!


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          SoCalSlinger Newbie

          Apparently it's being beta tested and will be released within a few months: http://tinyurl.com/389pdjb

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            Is there a link to sign up for the beta trials?  I have access to multiple Android phones and would like to participate.

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              We can only hope it will be real soon!  I have noticed today that the area on the Sling website that previously said the Sling Mobile App is coming soon to Android has gone away and replaced with a "We love Apple" box.

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                Android support can't happen too soon.  Love my Slingbox and love my Droid.  They were made for each other.  A wider beta test would be the right thing to do awaiting the final release.

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                  Well, looks like we Droid users will miss out on the NBA Playoffs hopefully we get some love come World Series time in October!

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                    Why isnt this an open beta? Lets us try it while your waiting for the full version. Its no sweat off your b----s. open it up were tired of waiting! youll sell more anyway if you get people addicted to it. Thanks

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                        eferz Expert

                        Companies typically hold an "open beta" after the "close beta" to stress test hosted services.  However, your Slingbox is the server and Slingplayer Mobile is the client because there can only be one user connected to the service at any given  time, there's no need to stress test it.


                        Besides, there's no need for any beta testing this late in the game.  Sling has already given the annoucement on June 8th, 2010 that "Andriod is Almost Here!"  Which means they already have a release canidate.  You just have to be patient a little bit longer, at least you didn't have to wait the two years the iPhone users had to wait for their software.



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                            Since Sling has gone on the record as saying its really close to release, what exactly are we waiting for at this point?  Just curious...

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                                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.