9 Replies Latest reply: May 15, 2015 12:28 PM by ACC5695720 RSS

    Purchase an ad-free plugin for Desktop?

    Kamakzie Newbie

      I would really not like to have to pay for a desktop player but if I had to pay a little bit to get an ad free experience again I would. Is there any plans to offer an ad free desktop plug-in? These ads are drive me nuts. I paid good money for this thing I don't deserve to be inundated with advertisements.

        • Re: Purchase an ad-free plugin for Desktop?
          Me262 Newbie

          How about you just return the thing. They deserve no cent for this travesty that are ads. When we bought this there was nothing mentioning we would be inundated with ads. I'm checking out the competition. Slingbox can go bankrupt for all I care. They had a great product, then they did this

            • Re: Purchase an ad-free plugin for Desktop?
              Kamakzie Newbie

              Bought it over a year and a half ago..

              • Re: Purchase an ad-free plugin for Desktop?
                ACC5695720

                Run No Script; absolutely NO ADS!

                  • Re: Purchase an ad-free plugin for Desktop?
                    AndyStubbs

                    I don't see how they can justify the ads - we have all expressed our hatred for them, none of us will be clicking on the ads so what exactly are they going to earn from it? It makes no sense!

                      • Re: Purchase an ad-free plugin for Desktop?
                        ACC5695720

                        IMHO, they probably thought we would accept it as we do on YouTube,

                        which is not cluttered with ads and pre-roll ads, as well.  But, for the

                        moment, YouTube is mostly FREE.  We all PAID a big chunk for the box and

                        the APP, which must be separately purchased for each non-connected

                        device (the apps come at no charge with WD and Amazon Fire).  The

                        problem is the Sling has no way to monetize their product after initial

                        purchases, and that is a legitimate concern for them.  I would accept a

                        pre-roll ad if I could SKIP it like on YouTube.  An alternative is to

                        charge for the use of a Sling account.  They could follow LastPass's

                        model: they charge $1 per month paid annually for the LastPass Mobile

                        app.  I would be comfortable with such a reasonable charge /per

                        account/.  Sling is still the best at what it does and I still use it to

                        great enjoyment.  I don't want to see it die because Sling could not

                        monetize it with revenue to keep up the servers etc.

                      • Re: Purchase an ad-free plugin for Desktop?
                        Me262 Newbie

                        Hi, how do you run the client with no scripts?

                          • Re: Purchase an ad-free plugin for Desktop?
                            ACC5695720

                            I should make clear that if you are using the M1, then the browser based

                            NoScript won't help you because the M1 uses the new SlingPlayer for

                            desktop.  However, if you are using the 500, 350 or other Slingbox that

                            use the Watch at Slingbox.com browser extension, then NoScript can work.

                             

                            Please research NoScript at NoScript.net. and at TwitTV Security Now

                            with Steve Gibson who gives an explanation of NoScript and recommends it

                            for use at ALL time when using a browser.  NoScript is a White Listing

                            program that allows you to pick and choose which script to run.  In the

                            case of Slingbox, it is usually sufficient to allow Sling.com ONLY.  The

                            other scripts won't runNoScript works the same on any webpageand

                            prevents scripts that run ads, track you, or other wise access personal

                            information when visiting any webpage.  You also have the options to run

                            a script TEMPORARILY and then REVOKE that permission if you wish. Or you

                            can even  do one click to allow ALL the scripts to run, if you wish.  It

                            takes getting used to, but after awhile, it is pretty easy.  Bset of luck.

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