1 Reply Latest reply: Jan 26, 2015 3:40 PM by JohnKeller RSS

    Slingbox app for Andriod

    RAB3342
    Visibility: Open to anyone

      I again ask the question, when you buy a Slingbox, there is still a cost to purchase to be able to use it on your android device, even when I bought a new Ruko device the Best Buy rep told me the Slingbox rep said that there was no extra cost. Even worse, you have to pay for it on each of the devices. What gives?

        • Re: Slingbox app for Andriod
          JohnKeller Newbie

          Hello RAB3342,

           

          Firstly, I'm sorry to hear that you might have gotten some misinformation during your in-store experience.  Viewing your streaming content via the Roku definitely requires the SlingPlayer application for whatever mobile device you are casting from.  The upside is that once you purchase application for your Android device, you can install that application on an unlimited amount of other Android devices (as long as you can access the same Google Play account).  The only limitation to that is that if you purchase the Android tablet version of the application, it won't install on the Android phone.  However, you can install the Android phone application on an Android tablet. 

           

          If you are seeking an alternative option to casting from the Android device to the Roku, I would suggest the Amazon FireTV.  It's about the same cost as the Roku, but doesn't require the secondary mobile device to view your Slingbox content.  You can view your Slingbox directly through the application on the FireTV.

           

          -John

          Sling Media Technical Support