I was going to use an old iPhone 5 that is no longer connected to 3G/4G as my primary device to stream Slingbox content via Airplay to an Apple TV over WiFi. This setup worked great when this iPhone still had a cellular connection. Even though I was always using WiFi exclusively to stream the content, once I ended the cellular service on this iPhone, the SlingPlayer app on the iPhone stopped working. Now when I try to connect the iPhone to my Slingbox via the SlingPlayer app I get the following message:
Slingplayer cannot connect to your Slingbox. Please make sure your [iPhone/iPad/phone] and Slingbox are connected to the Internet and try again. (7)
I know there aren't any issues with my Slingbox's internet connection since I can currently connect to the Slingbox on my Mac and Android Slingplayer app, just not on my iPhone Slingplayer app. So strange. Does the iPhone Slingplayer app require a cellular connection (i.e. activated phone)? Seems odd if this were the case since all it needs is a WiFi connection. Any thoughts?