25 Replies Latest reply: Nov 17, 2010 11:01 AM by scottcfrench RSS

    Mac Install Keeps on Looping


      I've tried installing the web plug-in a number of times on Safari and Firefox.  Each time I get an install successful message but when I restart my browser, the install process kicks off again.  This happens for both Safari and Firefox. 

        • Re: Mac Install Keeps on Looping
          eferz Expert

          I think its a bug not being able to close out the browsers completely.  Manually close out the browsers completely, and then go back to http://watch.slingbox.com

          • Re: Mac Install Keeps on Looping

            Hello sanjif, follow the instructions below and then try to access the web site again.

            How do I install the Watch on Slingbox.com plug-in? How do I remove it?

            Best regards,

            The Slingbox Answers Forum Moderator Team

            • Re: Mac Install Keeps on Looping

              Had the same problem this morning where the install program says it is complete.  Re-started Firefox like instructed and it goes back into the install mode where it asked if I have already set up a Slingbox.


              As with other posters, this kept on looping no matter what I did.  Restarted Firefox, Restarted the computer, uninstalled the plug-in and reinstalled the software, had multiple cups of coffee but nothing helped.


              Finally, I upgraded the Firefox software to the latest version (3.6.10 on a MAC) and it now works like a charm.  No more looping and as soon as I opened the new version of Firefox, went to the Slingbox.com and clicked on watch and after logging in, went right into the viewing screen.


              Hope this helps.

                • Re: Mac Install Keeps on Looping

                  How long did it take for the plugin to update?  I'm trying it on Firefox (has been working for 30 minutes now) and on Safari.  No completion message, just clicked the "allow" on the popup and the rotating ajax progress icon keeps spinning....but nothing happens.


                  Brand new MBP and OX 10.

                    • Re: Mac Install Keeps on Looping

                      As soon as I upgraded to the current version of Firefox, I ran the installer and it went right through. Never had any lag in it. It went from question to question without a hitch.

                      Sounds like yours is hung up on something.  Wish I had a remedy for you but I don't.  I must have just got lucky.



                      Good luck.

                      • Re: Mac Install Keeps on Looping

                        Curious to know if you ever solved your issue with the new MBP with OS X. I was having the same issue and have not been able to resolve, even after spending time with Slingbox tech support on the phone. Tried installing the latest version of Firefox, but it didn't solve the problem. I'm guessing that it has something to do with the way a new MBP is set up? Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.

                    • Re: Mac Install Keeps on Looping

                      Add me to the list.  Same problem...


                      OS X 10.6.4 and Firefox 3.6.12


                      When installing the web plug-in, I click the licenses agreement hen see the step 1, 2, 3 window and a working wheel.  It never installs...

                        • Re: Mac Install Keeps on Looping

                          I know this doesn’t help you to install it but I am running the same versions of the software and it works fine on my older MBP.  There must be something that is making it hang.  Like I said in an earlier post, I had the same problem until I updated to the current version of Flash Player.  I believe the installer is all Flash controlled so that must be the problem.  That opinion is coming from someone who is NOT an expert mind you.  Just makes sense to me.


                          At least you will be able to use the Slingbox by viewing it through their website until the bug is found which is causing the installation problem.

                          • Re: Mac Install Keeps on Looping

                            This may help.

                            If you want to check to see what version of Flash Player your running, go here:




                            At the very bottom of the page, in the question:  How can I manually check for updates?

                            you’ll see a blue link to Flash Player Home.  If you click on that, it will let you know what version your running and also what the most current version is.  Currently it is


                            There is also a link to the installation page for updating.


                            Sure hope this helps.

                          • Re: Mac Install Keeps on Looping

                            I had the same problem.  For me, I had to reinstall Safari, then let Watch.slingbox.com reinstall itself.  Now it works on both Safari and Firefox

                              • Re: Mac Install Keeps on Looping

                                Can you do me a favor, can you tell us what versions of FireFox and Adobe Flash you now have after the re-install?  I'm thinking maybe the re-install somehow brings along an older version of Adobe Flash.

                                  • Re: Mac Install Keeps on Looping

                                    Firefox:  Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; en-US; rv: Gecko/20101026 Firefox/3.6.12

                                    Safari:  Version 5.0.2 (6533.18.5)

                                    Flash:   MAC 10,1,85,3

                                      • Re: Mac Install Keeps on Looping

                                        Sweet, scs4159, works and not sure why, but here's what I did:


                                        • download & reinstall Safari ... Mac will force a restart
                                        • using Safari, go to the Sling site to watch online and install the plug-in ... note, it will look like it *isn't* working, as the Java circle keeps spinning, contrary to the text on the site, there's no pop-up window, etc - I was about to close the browser, but let it sit for ~20 seconds and you'll get the installation complete confirmation screen
                                        • [your choice] either configure Safari to open in 32bit mode to use Sling or just use FireFox and the live viewing should work just fine


                                        Last note, there's a new Flash version out, too - 10,1,102,64 - I confirm that scs4159's fix worked while I was on the older 85 version and still works when upgraded to 102.

                                  • Re: Mac Install Keeps on Looping

                                    In case this helps anyone, I was having the install looping problem too. I have a somewhat special configuration in that my home directory is on an NFS-mounted drive, which, unlike HFS, is case-sensitive. I noticed that, instead of installing to ~/Library/Internet Plug-Ins, the installer was installing to ~/Library/Internet Plug-ins (lowercase i on the "ins" part). On HFS that would probably be equivalent and work fine, but on my system I ended up with two different directories. I opened up a Terminal with Terminal.app and ran


                                    cd ~/Library/Internet\ Plug-ins

                                    mv SlingPlayer.plugin ../Internet\ Plug-Ins


                                    Restarted Safari, and everything worked ok.