1 Reply Latest reply: Jun 16, 2010 8:55 PM by eferz RSS

    SlingPlayer PS3 Question

    alienw4367

      Hello everyone,

       

      I'm a new slingbox owner (got one for college).  I remember back at CES the VP of Sling announced that through the PS3 Browser you would be able to watch your slingbox.  I was wondering if anyone knew when it was coming out, or how to access it if it is out.

       

      Thanks

        • Re: SlingPlayer PS3 Question
          eferz Expert

          Better off to consider it vaporware until its actually comes out, you'll get no offical word from the Sling reps here.

           


          Our buddy Leo LaPorte interviewed Jay Tannenbaum of Sling Media the other week on his Tech  Guy Labs podcast live at CES, and reader Jason spotted a little bit  of news that will be of interest to PS3 owners. The interview starts at  about 33 minutes into episode 629, and in his chat with Leo at 33:35,  Tannenbaum mentions that the Slingbox software allows  you to stream DVR content to anywhere in the world, including "your  phone, your laptop, and soon to even the PlayS -- uh, PS3." Leo responds  the same way we would, with an incredulous, "Really?" And Tannenbaum  answers in the affirmative.

          So, wow, there you go. Presumably, you'll still need a Slingbox to  actually sling the media out to your console, and obviously  there's no word yet of how the software would be delivered to the PS3  (on a disk like the Netflix app, or via a purchased program like the  $30 iPhone app), but eventually you'll be able to watch your  Slingbox media, even in 1080i, as Tannenbaum says later in the  interview, on your PlayStation 3. Interested?

          Update: DustoMan in our comments says that Tannenbaum  meant streaming Slingbox through the PS3's browser, as shown in  these photos at CES. Still works, we guess, but not quite as  groovy.