I will be purchasing a SlingBox as my daughter will be moving to an apartment in another city. Does the M2 still have mandatory ads included? Or can they be eliminated somehow by buying the $15 slingbox app?
The ads have nothing to do with the Slingbox (hardware), they are included in the various Slingplayers (software). And yes, the paid app on mobile platforms stops them. Nothing you can do about them on a PC.