0 Replies Latest reply: Oct 19, 2014 9:06 AM by 5xtman2 RSS

    Can't remotely connect to Slingbox with Macbook Air

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      I too have not been able to remotely connect to my sling box on my MacBook Air. However, I've had no problems connecting via an iPad with the sling player...nor have I had any problems when connecting from a PC via slingbox.com using a Firefox browser.


      My problem first occurred with MAC OS X Mavericks 10.9 in August 2014.  Today I upgraded to MAC OS X Yosemite 10.10...I have the same problem.


      The "initializing" process is very slow and often hangs. However, I usually can get to the point that a connection is trying to be made to my sling box. But all attempts to connect or reconnect fail. 


      Plug-ins.  I’m not prompted to install any plug-ins when I try to "watch". Out of curiosity, I checked to see if a plug-in was installed. When I looked in the /Library/Internet Plug-Ins folder, I found nothing. According to what I've read, the sling box.com site automatically checks for the plug-in. But not being trusting, I re-installed the Slingplayer_plugin_3.3.20.505 and checked to ensure that Safari allowed it to be used with new watch.sling.com ….it does.


      Java. I updated JAVA RE to Java 8 update 25 today. Still no joy.


      So now I’m at wits end.


      Any help would be greatly appreciated.